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Three Methods for Tunneling your Connections

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HowTos

tipoftheday: Sometimes, you just need to break through a troublesome gateway. Or perhaps you need to test a connection from a remote location. If you’re like most geeks, though, there’s already ample reason to do any of this — because you can.

Does Open Source Lose its Mission in Corporations?

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OSS

pcworld (idg): More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.

GStreamer brings HTML5 video support to GTK/WebKit

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arstechnica: The GTK port of the WebKit HTML rendering engine has gained support for the HTML5 video element. The media backend, which uses GStreamer, was implemented by Pierre-Luc Beaudoin of Collabora. Alp Toker, who also works for Collabora, integrated the backend with GTk/WebKit's Cairo graphics pipeline, making it possible for the video content to be embedded in SVG and manipulated with CSS and JavaScript.

ASUS Radeon HD 3850 & 3870

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Hardware

phoronix: Last month AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series as "enthusiast gaming performance for the masses" through the Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870, which are both sub-$250 graphics cards. To see how well these two PCI Express 2.0 graphics cards are able to perform under Linux, ASUS had sent out their EAH3850 TOP and EAH3870 TOP.

Should KDE close all bugs in Bugzilla?

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KDE

bramschoenmakers.nl: At the time of this writing, we have 15210 open bugs and 13336 open wishes. The past week, 367 bugs were submitted and 294 bugs were closed, and this growth is to be seen every week. Unfortunately there's not enough manpower to cope with this. We need to find a solution or we'll drown in this bug swarm.

Review: Asus Eee laptop PC

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Hardware

absolutegadget.com: We at Absolute Gadget are as happy as the proverbial Larry when our phones, MP3 players and general gadgety stuff gets smaller with each iteration. That’s why it’s nice to see Asus apply some common sense, in the form of its teeny and affordable Eee PC.

cGmail: The End-All Mail Notifier

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FOSSwire: Everybody likes to know when they have mail. It’s become a routine to get up in the morning and check before you go to work or school. Later throughout the day, most people don’t check it as often. This is where mail notifiers come in.

KDE Performance 3

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: After some raving blogs about how memory-efficient and fast KDE 4 is, I decided to test something myself.

Browse The Web Faster, Use Text Mode Browsers

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junauza.blogspot: Did you know that you can surf the internet in text mode using a Linux terminal? This is made possible thru free/open-source text-based web browser.

Vista to Ubuntu (100%)

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Ubuntu

luckycala.wordpress: I had enough with eating crap with Vista. My last line of patience warned off when I happened to wait about 5 seconds when changing from one MS Doc file to another and also happened that I was running with time to finish a project report. No, I’m not running on 256 ram, it’s 1 GB.

few howtos:

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  • Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: How To Play MP3 Audio Files

  • Configuring Airtel Beetel 220BX in Ubuntu
  • HTTrack: Website crawler / copier

The ASUS Eee Linux PC from the outside in

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iTWire: I have one. I’m just one in ... well, quite a few thousand, really – but nevertheless, their supply has been surpassed by the demand. Yes, I’m talking about the ASUS Eee PC, the diminutive priced highly popular subnotebook which has brought Linux to the masses. Here are my complete first impressions and experiences, from the box through power on.

Emacs: undying hatred

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briancarper.net: I spent a good six hours today using Emacs. It's by far one of the most infuriating pieces of software I've ever used.

Paludis, Gentoo and Ciaran McCreesh uncensored

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Interviews

lab.obsethryl.eu: A lot of seasoned GNU/Linux users prefer using Gentoo in production, mainly because of Portage. Despite that, Portage does have a series of issues that hinder its further development; one solution that can substitute Portage and offer a viable and far more robust alternative is Paludis.

Trolltech and KDE collaborate on Phonon

liquidat: Trolltech and KDE work together for years now: the Trolltech developers are open to KDE’s suggestions and needs, and KDE itself is a big testing framework for Trolltech’s Qt. Now this cooperation went a step further: Trolltech and KDE 4 announced that both will work together on KDE 4’s Phonon in the future.

Puppy Linux 3.0.1: King of the Seamonkeys

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Linux

techiemoe: Puppy Linux is one of several lightweight distributions I've used in the past, and I remember being quite impressed. It is with much disappointment that I find this latest release of Puppy no more useful than Damn Small Linux when it comes to practical, offline concerns. Allow me to expand on that.

Comprehensive Linux System Services List: Explanation and Recommendation

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linuxlove: Linux services are basically programs that start at boot time to provide certain features and services (Apache, the web server for example). After installation, every Linux distribution provides a list of enabled services. In this post, I’ll try to explain as good as I can, most services you’ll see on a Linux distribution.

7 Yr Anniversary with Linux

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Linux

johntaber.com: . In the early days Linux may have been a drag on my businesses, diverting time away from making money - today I consider using Linux and Open Source as a competitive advantage. We now do things faster, better, cheaper.

Back in the fold

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SUSE

labyrinth.org: So a couple months ago I mentioned that I was running Fedora again as my primary desktop due to some problems I was having with OpenSUSE 10.3 But that I would try it again after a couple months hoping that patches will have addressed my problems. Well here we are a couple months later and I’ve installed OpenSUSE 10.3 on my primary AMD64 machine. This time through things worked the way I had expected them two a few months ago.

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