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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Turn Your Linux Desktop,Tablet or Touch Device into Digital Sketchpad

http://www.ubuntuvibes.com

Ardesia is a free open source application that turns your Linux device into a digital sketchpad. You can make hand drawn annotations, figures, a quick sketch, do some artwork or just use it for fun. Drawings can be made using many pointing devices like a mouse or a pen/finger on your touch screen device.

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Icinga (Monitoring Solution) Installation And Configuration On CentOS

http://www.howtoforge.com

Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. Scalable and extensible, Icinga can monitor complex, large environments across dispersed locations.

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Created by falko 3 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 43 weeks ago
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Installing MyDNS-NG & MyDNSConfig On Debian Squeeze

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial will describe how to install and configure MyDNS-NG and MyDNSConfig 3 on Debian Squeeze. MyDNS-NG is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files. The advantage is that MyDNS simply reads the records from the database, and it does not have to be restarted/reloaded when DNS records change or zones are created/edited/deleted.

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Host Based Intrusion Detection - Samhain

http://www.howtoforge.com

This article describes in some detail how to install Samhain, the host based intrusion detection system. I am not going to ramble on about what host based intrusion detection is or why to use it, as there are plenty of articles already covering those subjects.

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More LibreOffice Mockups: Citrus UI

http://www.webupd8.org

Speaking of LibreOffice, WebUpd8 reader Nathan Moos mentioned some refreshing mockups called Citrus UI. Citrus tries to remain somewhat familiar while brining more logic by reorganizing things differently - such as the File menu which currently holds commands that are in no way related to the current file.

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Created by nilarimogard 3 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 44 weeks ago
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Ubuntu To Give Qt Applications A Chance Starting With Natty+1

http://www.webupd8.org

Mark Shuttleworth announced on his blog today that starting with Natty+1 (the Ubuntu release after Natty), Qt applications will be evaluated for inclusion on the Ubuntu CD.

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Lutris: A New Universal Gaming Platform for Linux is in Development

http://www.ubuntuvibes.com

Lutris is a new gaming platform for Linux that aims at providing easy game installation, configuration and launching system for games. It is different from other services like PlayOnLinux as it integrates a large number of games from a number of different systems that includes console emulators also.

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Trisquel 4.5 development release, crowd funding and holiday presents

http://trisquel.info

quidam: "Trisquel 4.5 STS Slaine beta release

After the very successful release of our latest LTS edition -more than 17.000 direct downloads so far!- we are already working on the next one. Trisquel 4.5 STS Slaine will be based on Ubuntu 10.10, and the first beta images -installable live CD- are ready for download. You can follow the development in the wiki."

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Blag 139k alpha avialable

http://forums.blagblagblag.org

Koko_the_crazy_koala: "Hi everyone,

After 5 days of hard work, finally an iso is avialable for blag i686. I'll upload the x86_64 version later today.

Download it here : http://www.zenblagger.org/blaggers/Blag-139k-alpha-i686.iso and please report the bugs :)"

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Virtualization With KVM On An OpenSUSE 11.3 Server

http://www.howtoforge.com

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an OpenSUSE 11.3 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g.

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Backing up a Personal DVD in Linux with Command-line Tools

http://www.mutaku.com

Sometimes you find the need to backup a personal DVD. There are many GUI tools available that are up to the task, but sometimes some good, old command-line magic is just what you need to get the job done... especially with some more troublesome tasks.

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Created by xiao_haozi 3 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 46 weeks ago
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Office Suite KOffice 2.3.0 Released

http://www.koffice.org

Krita is now ready for professional artist use. A new slide sorter view and a new shape animations feature in KPresenter. Improvements of the core engine and plugins in the support of the OpenDocument Format. Especially text rendering has seen much work. A new report engine used in KPlato and Kexi.

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Why Indie Games Need GNU+Linux

http://www.tildehash.com

"Windows users started taking games for granted a long time ago. As evidence, the average price Windows users are paying for the recent "Humble Indie Bundle #2" is $6.63." ... "GNU+Linux users seem to have a very different attitude towards games. With this scarcity of games, GNU+Linux users have become desperate."

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Wine 1.3.10 Released

http://www.wine-reviews.net

The Wine development release 1.3.10 is now available. What's new in this release. Support for notification balloons in system tray. Obsolete AudioIO sound driver removed. More work on ActiveX support. Various MSI fixes. Preloader now used for 64-bit too. Translation updates. Various bug fixes.

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winetricks 20101222 released

http://wine-reviews.net

Dan Kegel released winetricks 20101008 today. new verbs icodecs, msnasn1, opensymbol, wmi, xmllite; removed obsolete verbs audioio, dcom98, eadm, urlmon

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