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December 2007

A Very Good (Linux) Year, new KDE4 splashscreen, Tomboy

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  • 2007: That Was a Very Good (Linux) Year

  • Who Is The Openest Of Them All?
  • Say hello to the new KDE4 splashscreen!
  • Advanced bashrc (’Turning a simple chroot into a binpkg repository’)
  • Note taking with Tomboy
  • Mozilla Reflections on 2007

Novell M$ still Honeymoonin', Top OSS Apps, AMD 790FX Phenom, |337 k3y

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  • The Sound Of Linux 2007

  • Novell Execs: Microsoft Partnership Is Working Out Just Fine
  • What the X-Files Taught Us about Real Aliens
  • 11 Predictions For Free Software in 2008
  • Best Ten Open Source Desktop Applications of 2007
  • Understanding Basic Unix File System Permissions
  • AMD 790FX Phenom Chipset On Linux
  • Suggestions for that old computer
  • Write a DVD-Video from the Linux console
  • |337 k3y f0r f1r3f0x
  • Lanier’s attack on open source religion

Red Hat-Ubuntu war, Beyond The Red Line, localized Linux

  • Beyond The Red Line - Demo Release!

  • Asus Eeepc fastinit reimplementation
  • For 2008 media will create Red Hat-Ubuntu war
  • The importance of delivering localized Linux
  • The Netscape Story: From Mosaic to Mozilla

this morning's topics

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  • Configuring XGI Volari XP5 video card on a Dell Inspiron 5160

  • So, just what can you do with this ASUS Eee Linux PC thing anyway?
  • Sexy boot screens
  • PCLinuxOS
  • Eight Firefox extensions you don't need
  • Flipping the Linux switch: KDE, the K desktop environment
  • Core2Duo dream machine running Ubuntu Gutsy

New Years Resolutions

Slick Howto, Ubuntu takes over, Jepsen quits OLPC

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  • Intel 945 Video Hint

  • Fancy A Slick Screensaver As Your Wallpaper?
  • Ubuntu takes over Hungary too (sort of)
  • The top Linux/FOSS events of 2007
  • OLPC CTO Jepsen quits nonprofit effort

Gentoo Stages, PCLOS on Thinkpad, Intel XvMC Driver

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  • Daniel Robbins: More Gentoo Stages, new OpenVZ templates

  • PCLinuxOS 2007 on Thinkpad x60
  • KDE is still alive in the Ubuntu Community
  • New Intel Video XvMC Driver Branch
  • Resize and Watermark Images in Linux

Firefox Tricks & Live Chat, Linux Cheat Sheet, Songbird

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  • Linux Command Reference Manual Part I

  • Firefox Live Chat launching today
  • N800 Users: Flash to OS2008
  • 15 must-have Firefox tricks
  • Songbird - a viable Linux alternative to iTunes
  • Is converting a good idea?
  • HOW TO: ATI w/ Compiz, Hibernate, and Suspend Working

Konqueror Flash & Other Howtos, Ubuntu on Aussie Laptops, Crux Linux

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  • Konqueror with latest Adobe Flash HOWTO

  • sed tip: Remove All Leading Blank Spaces
  • Celebrate the New Year with Comet 8P/Tuttle
  • CRUX Linux on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb
  • Good Guys do Ubuntu
  • Radeon Driver Gets R500 TV-Out Support
  • Check your Laptop Battery status from the command line

this morning's headlines

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  • Archive Games on Linux

  • Efforts to promote open source software gather momentum
  • Install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Open Source in 2007 : Complete Coverage
  • Using netcat and tar for network file transfer
  • Open Source vs Proprietary: A Battle of different Kind
  • Asus Brings On New Eee PC 2Gb And 8Gb Models
  • End-of-year frenzy in the Linux world

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