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August 2008

Interview with a new Linux user

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Linux

briancarper.net: After countless, endless hours of nagging on my part, my girlfriend finally put Linux on her laptop. I thought it would be interesting to hear what a long-time Windows-using non-programmer thinks of Linux (Kubuntu in this case) after a few weeks of use. So I interviewed her.

The "Appliancising" of Free Software

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Ever since I watched the fledgling Free Software movement take hold a few years ago in Thailand, I've thought that the current trend of what I'll call "appliancising" was the natural end game for Free Software (and really all OSes in general).

some bloggings

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Linux
  • Linux Rant

  • Linux/BSD Versions I have tried
  • Linux redo
  • Slackware to Wolvix
  • EeePC Skin / Linux Mint
  • Linux, College, and Others

Displaying RSS And Atom Feeds On Your Web Site With SimplePie

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HowTos

SimplePie is a PHP library that can fetch, cache, parse, and normalize RSS and Atom feeds. It allows you to display the newest articles from websites with RSS or Atom feeds on your own site. This is a great way to add new, fresh, and relevant information to your site.

DevTodo: a reminder/task program aimed at developers

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Software

debaday.debian.net: DevTodo is a simple command-line-based package to keep todo lists. Lists are prioritized and hierarchical. Each task in the list has a priority (very high, low, medium etc.) and a given task can be linked to another todo database, making the list hierarchical.

Who's your buddy, who's your friend?

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Software

blogbeebe.blogspot: Long ago, in the halcyon days of 2006 while I was basking in the goodness of Suse 10.2, I happened to come across Bug Buddy. I'll let you read the details, but the real story is what happened next.

Photo KDE Tutorial 1-3: White balance

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HowTos

kdedevelopers.org: This is the 3rd tutorial in this series, trying to show how effective KDE photography applications can be for fixing and/or improving your photographs overall. In this third part we will continue addressing the light issues, but we will target color issues rather than brightness issues.

Novell’s Linux Business is Booming

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SUSE

practical-tech.com: On a superficial level, Novell’s third quarter, which ended July 31, 2008, didn’t look that good. A closer look reveals though that Novell did quite well in general and extremely well with its Linux business.

Mandriva Improves Silicon Motion Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Along with VIA releasing a new open-source X.Org video driver, there is work underway on improving the status of another open-source graphics driver. Silicon Motion is perhaps more obscure than VIA Technologies when it comes to integrated graphics, but they primarily specialize in low-power graphics chips for tablet PCs.

odds & ends

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Linux
  • Ubuntu UK Podcast #13

  • df and du explained
  • Free-software activist speaks on moral duty to share
  • Ubuntu Preinstalled in Poland
  • Progress with Arch Linux

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