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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

today's leftovers:

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News
  • PrBoom+ 2.5.0.5 released
  • Making money from open source: Still an issue
  • Jolicloud Steps Up Its Game in wake of Chrome OS
  • Vendetta Online 5th Anniversary
  • Slackpack Package Manager version 1.1.9 released
  • Linux Bug #1: Bad Documentation (part 2)
  • Microsoft Files Cross Motion to Dismiss Wordperfect Case
  • Drupal or Django? A Guide for Decision Makers
  • Security Blanket v4.0.0 Sneak Preview
  • About Open Source Value Creation and Consumption
  • DtO: Kloud Komputing Konference Day 2
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid may include a backup tool by default
  • Nokia won't demote Symbian, but Linux OSs rule in north America
  • Hands on With the Dell Mini 3i Smartphone
  • Theory of competition fails in open source, elsewhere

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mastering Grub 2 The Easy Way
  • Installing and configuring MailScanner for virus and spam filtering
  • Ubuntu Tips: Using The “Windows Key” to open up Gnome Panel
  • More Fun With Bash Quoting
  • IRC Chats with Pidgin
  • How to : Time Synchronisation with NTP
  • Save for Web GIMP Plugin
  • How to create a Fedora 12 Constantine Live USB boot disk?
  • How to Install Enlightenment (E17)
  • What is LVM?
  • Transparent directory replacement with zsh
  • Tweaking GNOME power-saving settings

Google Chrome OS and Canonical

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Google
Ubuntu
  • Google Chrome OS and Canonical
  • Google Chrome OS: Should Ubuntu and Canonical Worry

SugarLabs: Sugar-sweet or Sugar-coated?

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Linux
OLPC

olpcnews.com: It's engineering goals call for a (Linux) OS and hardware-agnostic platform, with transparent, free and readily accessible and modifiable code that can be also easily shared among users. The normal user has absolute control over the Sugar part but the core system remains secure from malicious activities.

What's new in Fedora 12

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Linux

h-online.com: The twelfth version of Fedora is equipped with a current and comprehensive selection of software packages that offer a whole range of technological advancements. Several of the new features, which include extended hardware support for kernel-based mode setting (KMS), 3D support for recent Radeon graphics cards, and the emerging KSM (Kernel Samepage Merging), are also likely to turn up in other Linux distributions in the near future.

State of Mozilla and 2008 Financial Statements

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Moz/FF

blog.lizardwrangler.com: Today we are posting our audited financial statements and tax form for 2008. We have also posted our FAQ. As in past years, I’ll use this event as an opportunity to review both our financial status and our overall effectiveness in moving the mission forward.

Linux Kernel Recompilation: Is it Worth the Pain?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: With Linux Kernel 2.6.32 around the corners I see some guru's suggesting users to recompile their own kernels for a dozen of reasons: performance, fast booting, support of some esoteric drivers, bla... bla...

What Applications Should be in the Standard Installation?

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Ubuntu

blog.ibeentoubuntu: You may have heard that GIMP and F-Spot aren't safe for inclusion in 10.04. 700MB isn't much space to work with Why not question all the applications in Ubuntu, then? What should be in the default installation?

Timed downloads

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Software
Ubuntu
HowTos

For quite some time I've been looking for a tool to download a list of files (stored in a text file) at a certain time and, if possible, shutdown after completion. Unfortunately there is no know Linux-application that can perform these tasks. Then I got the idea to combine the use of Wget with that of a scheduler.

Google Chrome First Official Screenshots

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OS
Google

  • Google Chrome First Official Screenshots
  • OMG! ChromeOS Live Blog
  • Official Chromium OS Site
  • Releasing the Chromium OS open source project
  • Chrome OS: Some Early Preview Videos
  • Google Chrome OS Event (and Live webcast)

Improved websites to download OpenOffice.org builds

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Web
OOo

blogs.sun.com: The current setup of websites for downloading OpenOffice.org installation sets provides builds for several languages and operating systems. But nowadays a lot more are built. Unfortunately they are not that easy to find as they are on mirror servers.

NSA helps Apple, Sun and Red Hat harden their systems

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Linux
Software
Security

h-online.com: That the American National Security Agency has previously helped Microsoft harden various Windows versions is old hat, but what is news is that the NSA now also assists Apple, Sun and Red Hat with increasing the security of their operating systems.

Fedora 12: A little *too* convenient.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Fedora, and Redhat before it, has held a special place in my heart for years, being that Redhat Desktop was the very first Linux distribution I ever used, and the one I kept coming back to during my programming classes in college.

Also: Fedora 12 rolls out impressive features

The Ten Most Influential Internet Moments of the Decade

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Web

itwire.com: Earlier today, the organisers of the Webby Awards announced their selection of the most influential moments on the Internet in the past decade.

Gnome Music Player Client (GMPC) + MPD - Just WOW

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Linux

GMPC, or Gnome Music Player Client is a lightweight client for MPD, extendable through plug-ins: alarm, album view, AWN applet, dynamic playlist, fullscreen info, jamendo, last.fm, libnotify, lirc, lyrdb, lyricsplugin, lyricwiki, magnatune, wikipedia info, taglib (for editing tags) and so on (in the latest version).

Intel Divulges Information on TRIM for Linux

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Hardware

Intel made a couple of points that cleared up a lot, starting off with the fact that TRIM is indeed alive and well in Linux, and it comes down to having the right software installed to take advantage of it. I was pointed to a PDF that explains how the command can be executed (section 7.10.3.2), and that's all that's needed for a software engineer to implement the feature, whether it be someone in charge of a distro, a piece of software, or a file system.

My life with Linux: Day 2 - ups and downs of switching

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Linux

pcauthority.com.au: Stuart Turton spends the second day of his one week odyssey with Linux, battling Fedora and DVD playback troubles, while trying valiantly not to go back to the relative 'safety' of Vista, as frustrations start to boil over.

7 Google Chrome Extensions You Must Have

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Software

clickonf5.org: Google Chrome Extensions are here and really doing great. There are loads of extensions released by different parties but here we are going to take 7 extensions which you should install on your google chrome to make your life much easier.

10 Years of SourceForge.net

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Web

ostatic.com: It's often difficult to notice when you're in the midst of making history. In the summer and fall of 1999, I spent some time working next door to four noisy, Mountain Dew-swilling misfits working on a renegade project within VA Linux Systems. Little did I know that their efforts would become known as the world's largest open source development site.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 9.10 is derived from Ubuntu 9.10 and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

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