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Story Move over GNOME, Ubuntu Mobile looks at Qt, other desktop environments srlinuxx 19/01/2009 - 10:01pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 55 srlinuxx 19/01/2009 - 10:14pm
Story The Linux KVM may change the way you use Linux solrac 20/01/2009 - 12:26am
Story 2008, the Buzzwords that were srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 12:26am
Story Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring - Alpha2 release available srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 12:28am
Story Linux KDE 4.2 RC1: Photos srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 1:50am
Story Getting things done on Linux srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 3:22am
Story INTERVJU: Tom "Spot" Callaway, The Fedora Engineering Manager srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 3:25am
Story Publicising a FOSS project srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 3:31am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 5:37am

Intel, Nokia team on Linux-based phone OS

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electronista.com: Intel and Nokia have been discovered as teaming on a new, Linux-based operating system for mobile phones. Labeled as the oFono project, the effort is separate from both companies' usual Linux projects.

Look out IE, Firefox, Chrome is getting much better

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Software

blogs.computerworld: I love Google Chrome. It's faster than fast and I really like the clean, but still helpful, interface.

Fedora considering mailing list moderation

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Linux

lwn.net: It seems that some folks in the Fedora community are getting tired of the tone of the discussion on the project's mailing lists. Thus this proposal from the Fedora board:

Ubuntu 9.04 is as slick as Windows 7 and Mac OS X

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Ubuntu

webdotdev.com: Just like Microsoft has taken the blowtorch to Vista to produce the lightning- quick Windows 7 ... Ubuntu has picked up its own game

Linux Poem Contest–Write and Win $5

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Linux

2indya.com: If you are a Linux enthusiast and love to use open-source, this should excite you. I am a published poet and want to blend this two issues together. I intend to give $5 for the best poem written for Linux.

Security - It's Not Just For Geeks

raiden.net: Ars Technica has an excellent series of articles about user security and why it's important for you to take security seriously, and why it's not just one of those "silly little things" that you leave for the geeks to worry about.

Is an IBM purchase of Red Hat inevitable?

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Despite a bevy of questions—looming competition from Oracle, takeover rumors and a weak economy—Red Hat appears to be humming along.

New Firefox Icon: Iteration 1

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com/faaborg: This is a draft icon rendering for Firefox 3.5, subsequent iterations will be posted every 24 hours or so.

Ubuntu 9.10 Off To A Great Performance Start

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phoronix.com: The first alpha release for Ubuntu 9.10 was made available yesterday and while it does net yet integrate Plymouth or any other new features, it has picked up a few new packages. Most prominently, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 features the Linux 2.6.30 kernel and GCC 4.4.

aTunes: Amazing Cross-Platform Audio Player and Manager

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Linux

aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems.

BackTrack 4 - Hacking galore

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: We have already had three articles on Linux forensics. This is the fourth. Today, we will review another high-end, security-oriented distribution, BackTrack.

Beryl back from the ashes

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Software

compiz-fusion.org: Wake up all at Compiz as Beryl is alive and kicking !Wake up all at Compiz as Beryl is alive and kicking !

How LGP came to be

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Software

blog.linuxgamepublishing: Back in the day, 1999, around august time to be exact, I had been a beta tester on Loki’s Civilisation: Call to Power, but I couldn’t easily buy a copy from anywhere in the UK. Someone in the office said to me ‘hey, why don’t you start up a company in England then, selling games for Linux.

sK1: Open Source Vector Graphics Editor Similar to CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator

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Linux

sK1 is an open source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand which just had it's first public release a few days ago.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Caster released for Linux

  • How to convert VMDK virtual hard disks to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) AMI format
  • OpenOffice.org: an outline for preparing your slides
  • The Blender Model Repository and BlenderNation: open-source merger?
  • New Release of the Best Linux Rescue CD, SystemRescueCD
  • Is the netbook fad set to fizzle?
  • The Open Database Alliance and the Future of MySQL
  • Linux, open source and Sharepoint in the public sector
  • If this is Karmic, I’m the Pope
  • How To Install Ubuntu On Any PC
  • Can the enterprise strategy work?
  • War on Sharing: RIAA moves to block new FSF court brief
  • New look openSUSE-Education
  • VLC Media Player Skins2 Contest announced
  • python: simple http server for file sharing
  • Next Ubuntu alpha reveals video change
  • Linux for Mom and Dad?
  • Mobile WiFi hotspot comes stateside
  • KDE 4.3.0 Beta 1 shows off the Linux desktop's future
  • Enterprise Applications Go Open Source
  • Signatures, security, attack vectors
  • Audacity: The Versatile Audio Tool for Everyone

Out goes Xandros… in comes Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

itpro.co.uk/blogs: Sooooo, a few weeks ago I decided to ditch my Xandros installation on the Asus EeePC 900a.

5 Great GTD Applications for Linux

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: There is a popular joke about Linux users that we are so busy tweaking our system to do things for fun that we don’t have time to do important stuff. Hopefully you will find some of these apps helpful.

Do Open-Source Social Networks Matter?

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Web

maximumpc.com: When's the last time you surfed on over to your Pligg and updated what you were doing for the entire Internet to see? What about Elgg? Have you changed your favorite movies to reflect that big blockbuster hit you saw this weekend?

Distro Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

danlynch.org/blog: The last time I looked at Ubuntu in depth was actually 12 months ago with the 8.04 release. I found it to be a solid enough but somehow lacking a little in ambition. Would Jaunty jump forward with new features? I decided to find out…

Finally, A Creative X-Fi Driver Going Into ALSA

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Software

phoronix.com: Support for the Creative X-Fi sound cards on Linux has been a mess to say the least. The good news is that as of today there is a merge-able version of the Creative X-Fi driver for ALSA.

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How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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