End User

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End User - free software for the end user - distros for the non-guru (Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, etc.), desktops, browsers, games, multimedia software, desktop utilities, media players, basic-intermediate howtos, basic/standard hardware and devices, etc.
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Gaming on GNU/Linux: Ryzom MMORPG Goes Native!

http://dev.ryzom.com

Winch Gate Properties Ltd has announced the release of the official native GNU/Linux client for the massively-multiplayer online science-fantasy role playing game, Ryzom. To celebrate the release Ryzom is hosting an in-game contest with a grand prize of a ZaReason Terra-HD Netbook.

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Created by akf 3 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 41 weeks ago
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15 add-ons for Thunderbird you may need to try

http://www.unixmen.com

Add-ons are useful if you want to add new functionality to Thunderbird or change its appearance. Today i have chosed some nice add-ons that hope will be useful for you.

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Created by linuxadmiral 3 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 41 weeks ago
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redefining the fork bomb...

http://1024bitez.blogspot.com

A fork bomb is simply a line of some characters entered into the command line of a Unix system, and when the enter key is pressed, within seconds the computer will crash... The little program we entered in to the bash shell act as a process & make multiple copies of itself, setting off a chain reaction and thus quickly exhausting the system’s resources.

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Created by jintujacob 3 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 41 weeks ago
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16 Music Players for Linux

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

Linux came a long way concerning music players in the last couple of years and if in the past there were only few choices for users - XMMS has to be mentioned here - well, now there are so many players to choose from, and if most share the same features, each one provides an alternative by bringing a new feature or a different interface. This I can tell, can satisfy any user's taste.

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Symbian Foundation to shut down its web sites

http://www.h-online.com

The Symbian Foundation expects its web sites to be shut down on the 17th of December. The source code for the Symbian operating system will continue to be available on the open source organisation's site until then. Thereafter, it will only be available on request

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Created by lmfao 3 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 41 weeks ago
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Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 14 (LAMP)

http://www.howtoforge.com

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 14 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

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Created by falko 3 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 42 weeks ago
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Ubuntu PPA Problem - Reason for Concern?

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com

jeffhoogland.blogspot: There is namely one issue: Canonical does not review any of the packages that are uploaded to PPAs. Because of this adding software from various PPAs wily nilly in reality is more dangerous than installing software on Windows.

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Created by prakash 3 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 42 weeks ago
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7 KDE Apps to Get After Installing Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

BasKet - powerful notes taking application - full review

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Created by Chris7mas 3 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 42 weeks ago
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What's wrong with proprietary IM (ICQ, AIM, YIM, MSN/WLM)

http://matija.suklje.name

Matija Šukle writes: "Exactly three months ago I wrote that I'm migrating to XMPP/Jabber and slowly leaving all proprietary IM protocols. In that blog post is also an example message I'm leaving my contacts why I'm doing it."

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Created by JRepin 3 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 42 weeks ago
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Quick Look at 0 A.D. - Free Linux RTS Game

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

0 A.D. is an open-source, 3D real time strategy game based with an ancient warfare theme, developed by Wildfire Games, and using the Pyrogenesis engine. 0 A.D. started originally as a mod concept for Age of Empires II, but in 2009 Wildfire Games licensed the code under the GPL and announced it will be open-source, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

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EFF Tool Offers New Protection Against 'Firesheep'

https://www.eff.org

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a new version of HTTPS Everywhere, a security tool that offers enhanced protection for Firefox browser users against "Firesheep" and other exploits of webpage security flaws.

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Created by lozz 3 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 42 weeks ago
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R.I.P Microsoft Windows?

http://compaspascal.blogspot.com

Microsoft is usually very good at presenting new products years ahead of the actual launch - but there continues to be a very remarkable absence of a single strategy for support of Windows applications or Windows as a well integrated desktop.

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Created by mariuz 3 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 42 weeks ago
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Linux Server Troubleshooting With strace

http://www.linuxplanet.com

strace is a useful little utility – installed by default on most Linux systems – which allows you to find out what a program is doing under the hood by tracing the system calls it's making.

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Created by lozz 3 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 43 weeks ago
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Alternative To The "200 Lines Kernel Patch That Does Wonders" Which You Can Use Right Away

http://www.webupd8.org

Phoronix recently published an article regarding a ~200 lines Linux Kernel patch that improves responsiveness under system strain. Well, Lennart Poettering, a RedHat developer replied to Linus Torvalds on a maling list with an alternative to this patch that does the same thing yet all you have to do is run 2 commands and paste 4 lines in your ~/.bashrc file.

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Created by nilarimogard 3 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 43 weeks ago
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GNOME Terminal - Command Summary [Mockup]

http://www.tildehash.com

"So we all know that users who are new to the command-line find it intimidating, no matter what operating system, they just find it intimidating. These users are the kind of people who never used early Unix or MS-DOS, they were introduced to computers with graphics and point-and-click interfaces. And I've been wondering: What's so intimidating?"

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Created by JakeDTH 3 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 43 weeks ago
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