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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Free Software- To sell or not to sell?
  • Swedes serve up flicks with KVM
  • Mandriva at the 2010 Solutions Linux exhibition
  • European Parliament gives the US a lesson on freedom
  • A peek at Unreal Engine on Palm Web OS
  • Linux has permanently lost the desktop
  • LF Announces Keynotes for Collaboration Summit
  • The Linux Link Tech Show 344 3/10/10
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 73 - Understanding Portage and Ebuilds
  • Open Source NoSQL Databases Ramp Up
  • Internet restrictions curtail human rights, says US
  • Linux Outlaws 140 - So Say We All
  • Differences between /tmp and /var/tmp
  • Digg Dumps MySQL for Cassandra
  • DtO: Efficiency expert
  • Come Out as Part of KDE

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Project: Building An All-Text Linux Workstation - Part 13
  • Linux Date Command: Convert Named Stats Dump Date
  • Using Grub2, Part 3
  • Linux search and replace quickies
  • Perl – How to install CPAN module, the easier way
  • Switch to Linux
  • Bash History: Display Date And Time For Each Command
  • Fedora Linux Install Linux Kernel Headers And Developer Files
  • Opening Password Protected 7zip Files in Ubuntu

Ubuntu Server: The Linux OS Dark Horse

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Ubuntu

serverwatch.com: Everyone has heard of Ubuntu Linux and how great it is on the desktop, but have you heard that there's a server version of that same uber-cool operating system? There is, and you should know about it.

Microsoft Proves it Can Go Open Source

opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the technologies I am waiting for would allow me to effect transactions without giving over vast quantities of personal data. After all, what companies really need to know are: can I pay, and do I have the necessary qualities (age, residence) I claim to have. They don't need to know a vast range of irrelevant *details* about me.

VirtualBox’s Seamless Mode: Combine Two Operating Systems Into One Desktop

makeuseof.com: Installing two operating systems at the same time isn’t just possible; it can also be downright slick.

Eight Must-Have Apps for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Linux comes in all shapes and sizes...from the full-blown app-heavy distros like Fedora and Ubuntu, to the lean and mean distros such as Puppy and Damn Small Linux. Whatever the size of the distribution, there are always going to be applications that you will want.

Simon Phipps elected as OSI director

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OSS

h-online.com: The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has elected Simon Phipps to the board of directors; Phipps recently left Oracle after serving as Sun's Chief Open Source Officer. He will take up his new position on the OSI board from April 1st.

PCLinuxOS 2010 beta - fantastic!

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PCLOS

opensuse.org: I recently put a brand new desktop system together in order to get better performance with some of the FPS games I like to play. Of course the first thing I did was install openSUSE 11.2. After installing and re-installing many different versions of openSUSE, I just decided to accept the fact that my machine was too new. Then yesterday I stumbled into PCLinuxOS.

Valve mum On Steam for Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Back in 2007 we reported on Valve looking for a senior software engineer to port their Windows-base games to Linux, then in 2008 we said the Source Engine would be coming to Linux based upon our sources. This week Valve finally announced Mac OS X support for Steam and the Source Engine.

Why Ubuntu is Better Than Windows

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Ubuntu
  • Why (I think) Ubuntu is Better Than Windows
  • Canonical's design team responds to theme criticisms
  • Time For Ubuntu to Fork Evolution
  • New Ubiquity slide-show for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Using testdrive to save time on testing

Banshee 1.5.5 Released With Grid View, YouTube Plugin And Gapless Playback

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Linux

Like we told you a few days ago, Banshee 1.5.5 (aka 1.6 RC1) got a very nice new YouTube extension but the new version also brings some other new features like Grid View and Gapeless Playback.

What is it with the “dist-upgrade” option of apt-get?

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Software

ghacks.net: There has always been a bit of confusion when people learn they can do a full upgrade of their distribution from the command line.

Health Check: Mandriva

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MDV

h-online.com: Mandriva began life in July 1998 as Linux Mandrake in France in Gael Duval's bedroom after he ported a KDE 1.0 desktop onto Red Hat Linux 5.1, uploaded the result onto two FTP servers, went away on holiday, and came back to find that he had a popular and successful Linux distribution on his hands.

Virtual Linux

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Linux

earthweb.com: The definition of virtual Linux is as fluid as the Linux platform itself. For the desktop user, virtual Linux translates into being able to use Linux without changing their existing operating system. For those working with servers however, virtual Linux can mean something very different altogether.

Meet Ubuntu Linux's new CEO (Q&A)

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Interviews
Ubuntu

news.cnet.com: Jane Silber has been chief executive of Canonical for 11 days. But she's no outsider swooping in to take over Ubuntu Linux's corporate sponsor. She joined Canonical in June 2004, two months after previous CEO Mark Shuttleworth founded the company.

Firefox 3.6.2 Coming March 30th - Where is 3.6.1?

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Moz/FF

blog.internetnews.com: From the 'What Happened to Firefox 3.6.1?' files: No, that's not a typo. Mozilla is currently scheduled to release its next open source Firefox browser version 3.6.2 on March 30th.

Linux: Big With the Bulge Brackets

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Linux

securitiesindustry.com: The open-source software Linux has become by far the most-widely used operating system among the largest firms on Wall Street, according to a presentation made Thursday by Tabb Group analyst Kevin McPartland.

Virtualization With VirtualBox 3.1.x On A Headless Fedora 12 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless Fedora 12 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

HP Elite 7000 Microtower review

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Hardware
SUSE

linuxuser.co.uk: In an age when Linux has become a powerful platform for development work, graphics processing and video production, it’s a welcome relief to see a mid-range system built for people who may or may not have experience with Linux.

Linux Mint team member Mats Geier passes

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Obits

linuxmint.com/blog: I don’t really know how to say this. Our friend and fellow team member Mats Geier passed away. Some of us have been working with him for 3 years now. Husse and I were in contact almost every day and I find it really hard to cope with his loss. I’m sure many people in the community will be deeply touched.

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