Introducing Upstart

Since the days of early Unix, systems have always had different methods of starting up, shutting down, and managing jobs. Throughout the development of Linux distributions, many saw the usage of System V init, the most common starting system, to be suitable. Distributions have a system that one way or another is compatible with this System V initialization.

Then came the time when distributions began to split apart more and ...

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Snownews - a command line feed reader

Feed technology such as RSS and Atom is something that a lot of websites and blogs use to deliver their content directly to users, rather than having the users have to come to the actual site.

With feeds being only a fairly recently adopted technology, we tend to think of feed reading applications as running on either the web, or as a graphical desktop application.

This isn't necessarily the ...

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KIO - the killer app for KDE

I am a KDE user, if you haven't already guessed and today I thought I would share what really sells KDE for me and makes me use KDE as my desktop environment. First of all, I have no problem with GNOME, I think it is also an excellent desktop environment and has many good features, but with what I use my Linux box for, I think I would go ...

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