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Ubuntu Poem

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Poem by a Kid

  • How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Reasons To Hate Ubuntu
  • Erase CD-RW In Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 freeze ahead
  • Jaunty Notifications, but why did Ted Dzuiba bash it?

10 Steps for Basic Linux Desktop Security

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Linux
Security
HowTos

linuxsysconfig.com: I agree that Linux is less vulnerable than Windows, but that doesn’t make it immune to attackers. It’s not always about security flaws, buffer overflows or denial of service attacks. I came up with a list of 10 basic rules that should reduce the security risk.

Mandriva 2009.1: Advantages / Disadvantages

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MDV

beginlinux.wordpress: I train administrators every day. I often work with administrators who are moving from a Windows server background to Linux. One of the most often asked questions is, “Is there a graphical interface to administer the server with?”

Linux, the silent revolution

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: In my travels around the internet and in talking with friends, co-workers and acquaintances I have noticed one thing. The word Linux is popping up more and more.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu 9.04 – a replacement for Windows?

  • Cheat Sheet: Netbooks
  • Impressive: The new XBMC Media Center
  • Trademarks: The Hidden Menace
  • Howto block DDOS attacks with PSAD and simple iptables rules
  • Open source enterprise software shakeout
  • Microsoft now attempts to sabotage ODF
  • A Nice Linux ScreenSaver
  • WINE 1.1.21 Starts On Shader Model 4 Support
  • Lugradio Live 2009
  • Fast Is Hot
  • The A-Z of Programming Languages: Tcl
  • Getting insight into one’s own email
  • Easily manage Linux services with chkconfig and sysv-rc-conf utilities
  • Create a Bootable USB Drive with Ubuntu and FreeDOS
  • ACme: Wireless Energy Management Goes Open Source
  • I did the deed (Ubuntu upgrade)
  • Altitude Free Weekend for PC, Mac, and Linux

Top 10 features you’ll love about Android 1.5

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Linux

www.geek.com: As we await a major Android update scheduled this coming Monday, we take an in-depth look at its top 10 user-centric features that up the ante in the mobile arena.

Linux: the Operating System of the Cloud

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs/amanda: Some months ago, we received a steady stream of reporter questions asking, “With the emergence of Cloud computing, what will happen to Linux?” Somehow they thought it was a zero sum game and that the rise of Cloud meant the extinction of Linux.

Dell Adds Ubuntu Option to Mini 10; Promises 2 GB RAM

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pcmag.com: Dell has added Ubuntu as an option to its Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, a Dell spokeswoman wrote in a blog post this week. Also on Dell's to-do list: a 2-Gbyte RAM option, and an ATSC TV tuner.

Get to know Linux: Xfce 4

ghacks.net: Xfce 4 is a fine example of how a full-blown Desktop Environment can be both feature rich as well as light weight. Xfce 4 is based on the GTK+ toolkit which immediately puts in in the same category as GNOME.

Cuba releases free video game that teaches Unix to kids, built with Blender and GIMP

northxsouth.com: NovaTux is the first open source video game to be released by Cuba’s vibrant free software community. The work was done by students of UCI, one of the most important computer science universities in Cuba.

How a single 3rd party (like Valve), can address and solve most of the Issues from Linux Sucks!

zerias.blogspot: I wanted to go back to Brian Lunduke's Linux Sucks! presentation and detail how a 3rd party developer, such as Valve, can make Desktop Linux profitable.

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

james-iry.blogspot: 1801 - Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruct a loom to weave "hello, world" into a tapestry. Redditers of the time are not impressed due to the lack of tail call recursion, concurrency, or proper capitalization.

Graphic (Video) Drivers Ubuntu Repository

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Ubuntu

You can now reduce the wait for the latest graphic card driver in Ubuntu, which will only be available in a few months. There is an Ubuntu repository periodically updated with the latest open source drivers included in the xorg project.

Review: Linux Mint 6 KDE

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the distributions I've enjoyed working with in the past is Linux Mint. It's been one of the best new user distributions in quite some time and I've found it to be very easy to both teach and work with.

SCO vs. Linux - the end is nigh

  • SCO vs. Linux - the end is nigh

  • But, What Will We Do Without SCO?

Kongoni 1.12.2-alpha (Sophocles) released

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KDE
Linux
News

South Africa’s newest GNU/Linux distribution, Kongoni, yesterday released its first alpha release for the upcoming 1.12.2 release.

Ubuntu 9.04 With Older Hardware

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Ubuntu
  • Running Ubuntu 9.04 With Older Hardware

  • 10 Reasons why Ubuntu is a BIG Failure in India
  • Living with Ubuntu 9.04
  • Kubuntu with KDE4 is AMAZING! Not.
  • DeviceKit update, future handling of Fn key maps

origins of open source

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OSS
  • Tim O'Reilly on the origins of open source

  • "Dogpiling" on the OpenSource Community
  • Open source enterprise software shakeout

Get The Most Out Of KDE4’s Folderview Widget

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: One of the most innovative and simultaneously controversial features of KDE 4 is the Plasma widget, Folderview. Simply put, it allows a user to display the contents of a file system folder within a widget on the desktop.

Is Linux Community Biased

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Linux

2indya.com: After some experiences on writing some posts about Linux and trying my hands on this system, I came to conclude Linux community is a biased.

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