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Story Fun stats from Ubuntu Manual Project srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:25pm
Story New Releases Of GNOME Shell, Mutter srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:27pm
Story Moving to Linux srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:30pm
Story Locking Down Linux: Is it Necessary? srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:33pm
Story On the Brokenness of File Locking srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:34pm
Story AWN vs Cairo Dock vs Docky srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:36pm
Story today's howtos & leftovers: srlinuxx 27/06/2010 - 3:16am
Story Using the Mint Menu in Ubuntu 10.04 mcasperson 27/06/2010 - 4:04am
Story Firefox 3.6.6 now available for download srlinuxx 27/06/2010 - 4:19pm
Story full circle magazine issue #38! srlinuxx 27/06/2010 - 4:21pm

10 Special Purpose Linux Distributions

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: One of the several advantages of having many Linux distributions is that there is always one distribution that meets specific needs for a group of users with similar interests. Today we will share with you 10 such distributions.

Addressing the State of the Linux Union

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Linux

internetnews.com: Linux stakeholders gather to celebrate the community's successes -- and to sort out some fundamental disagreements.

The Face of Aptitude

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Software

raiden.net: On the face of it aptitude, a Debian package manager looks like some RGB monitor and a file manager from Ms-dos.

Netflix loves/hates Linux

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Linux

dwasifar.com: The online mail-order DVD rental company Netflix launched an additional service a while back, whereby you can watch unlimited movies online. When I logged on to the Netflix site today, it offered a film about Linux. But you can’t watch it if you use Linux.

Linux Desktop Hardware Myths Explored

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Linux
Hardware

itmanagement.earthweb.com: Perhaps one of the most common myths surrounding desktop Linux is the belief that modern distributions do not provide decent hardware support.

Toshiba notebooks with OpenSolaris

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OS

h-online.com: Toshiba is now offering Sun's OpenSolaris 2008.11 pre-installed on some of their notebooks, following a deal completed in December.

The best looking Linux is nearly here - and it's not Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Ubuntu Linux 9.04, otherwise known as Jaunty Jackalope, will be released later this month. Forget Windows 7, this is going to be the hottest operating software release of 2009. Yet, the muddy brown and orange theme doesn't do it for me which is why this time I'm eyeing off something else from Canonical's stable.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Testing Mandriva Spring

  • NVIDIA's Open-Source Driver Gets Updated
  • Feds release open-source NHIN gateway software
  • The Trouble With Webcams and Ubuntu Linux
  • Novell SUSE Linux, PlateSpin: So Happy Together?
  • Linux Mint 5 (Elyssa)
  • The true cost of migrating to open source
  • View Many Firefox Tabs at Once With Split Browser
  • Tomboy to be ported to C++ for real
  • Comux 001111
  • Mozilla Developers News 4/7
  • Why Don’t Linux-based Netbooks Have the Same H/W as Windows Ones?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tutorial: An Introduction to Linux CLI

  • Howto: Create launchers using easy bash scripts
  • Install Codecs Flash JRE Without Internet In Ubuntu
  • Linux Determine which Services are Enabled at Boot
  • How to Install Hercules Classic Silver Webcam in Ubuntu
  • Preventing a service from starting on Debian or Ubuntu
  • OpenGL in Mandriva
  • Burning ISOs in CLI using OpenSUSE 11.1
  • File Synchronization with Rsync over SSH
  • Dropbox for Linux
  • lsof Seeks All Open Files

The Beginner's Guide to Linux Part 4: Introduction to the Terminal

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HowTos

maximumpc.com: Traditionally, most new users have always been reluctant to experiment with the command line interface. Once you understand the terminal, Linux will finally open up to you. The terminal is easily the most powerful part of a Linux system.

A new free antivirus for Unix/Linux platform

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Software

ubuntugeek.com: Today I’d like to introduce to you all a brand new antivirus for Unix/Linux platform from a famous company, BitDefender.

Linux desktop neglect

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Linux

computerworld.com: Why isn't Linux on more desktops? Here's the reason we don't talk about much: the Linux distributors don't encourage the Linux desktop.

Introducing KDE 4: Kontacts: Calendar (KOrganizer)

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KDE

introducingkde4.blogspot: Welcome to the third issue of the Kontact suit series. Today we'll give a look at the Calendar kpart (KOrganizer):

Wrist-mounted computer runs Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Glacier Computer has announced a wearable computer that runs Linux and includes built-in WiFi along with GPS and Bluetooth options. The wrist-mounted "Ridgeline W200" has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, backlit keys, a hot-swappable battery pack, and an electronic compass.

Mercurial vs Git

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Software

rg03.wordpress: There are many blog posts and articles all over the Internet providing comparissons between Git and Mercurial. Most of them only briefly describe the main differences and then try to decide which one is better. However, I didn’t find many articles explaining the differences in detail.

Telerik ports .NET controls to Linux

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Software

sdtimes.com: Telerik has partnered with Novell to certify that its RadControls ASP.NET AJAX component suite supports the open-source Mono runtime environment, permitting developers to build .NET applications in a Linux environment.

Also: Using MoMA to Port from Windows .NET to Mono on Linux

All the Best Linux Cheat Sheets

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Linux

nixtutor.com; All the best Linux cheat sheets rounded up in one post broken down into Linux command line, Linux security, Linux administration, Gnome/KDE, sed/awk/vim, and distribution specific cheat sheets..

8 Reasons You Should Switch to Linux

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Linux

namd3r.com: Most Linux distributions, like Ubuntu and Fedora, come absolutely free of charge to install, distribute, reinstall, and modify without worrying about breaking any copyright or pirating laws.

Linux device developers not weird, just mainstream

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Developers putting Linux on consumer devices aren't weirdos mining a niche, according to the Intel man who last year volunteered to help maintain embedded Linux.

Supporting Linux in the Microsoft Enterprise

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Linux

daileymuse.com: Linux adoption in the enterprise data center continues to grow in terms of both numbers of servers and the variety of roles Linux occupies. As these deployments become more pervasive in the enterprise so too does the need for the integration and interoperability.

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Red Hat Leftovers

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    Since the beginning of the rpkg project, it was known as a client tool for DistGit. Times changed and a new era for rpkg is here. It was enhanced with project management features, so we can safely label it as a tito alternative. A features review, pros and cons and user guide is a theme for a whole new article. In this short post, I, as a long-time tito user, want to show rpkg alternatives for the tito commands, that I frequently use.
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