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today's leftovers

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News
  • Why choose proprietary software over open source? Survey says!

  • A Dog Barks, The Wind Blows, A Server Reboots…
  • Book Review: The Official Damn Small Linux Book
  • Red Hat Certified Challenge: History of open source
  • Flush your Postfix queue
  • Open source entrepreneur turns his hobby into an Inc. 500 enterprise
  • Linux Done Right (personals edition): Linux shop seeks Linux vendor
  • Rolling Releases
  • When a user logs in what files are updated in UNIX / Linux
  • Tomorrow openSUSE 10.3 is released - Everything about the 3D effects
  • eBay: Botnets are Linux-happy
  • Levanta freshens up Linux server cure-all

Upgrading an operating system is easy

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Linux

ITtoolbox blogs: Yesterday I decided to take the ultimate test of my badly mangled edgy Linux installation. Instead of the tried and true reformat and reload method I wanted to try the distribution upgrade that the automatic update kept on nagging me about. So jumping off of the deep end to see if I would sink or swim.

Why HP Still Believes In Unix

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OS

internetnews.com: A decade ago, Intel was shipping the Pentium II processor and Linux was a fringe operating system used by a few Internet fanatics. No one at the time would ever have thought the two in combination would be a match for Sun's SPARC/Solaris combination, HP's PA-RISC/HP-UX, IBM's POWER/AIX or SGI's MIPS/IRIX. Funny what a decade can do.

TOMOYO Linux

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "'TOMOYO Linux' is our work in the field of security enhanced Linux," Kentaro Takeda began, describing 15 patches posted to the Linux Kernel mailing list. He noted that in an earlier version of the patches posted just prior to the recent Kernel summit, TOMOYO Linux's Mandatory Access Control was limited to files.

Also: Using sched_yield (Im)properly
And: Kernel space: A tiny Linux for the embedded world

Planned Features For X.Org 7.4, 7.5

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Software

phoronix: Last month at the X Developer Summit in Cambridge, Eric Anholt, Adam Jackson, and Daniel Stone had talked about the future of X.Org releases for the next year. Over the weekend, Daniel Stone had updated the XDS 2007 Notes at X.org with the latest plans for X.Org 7.5.

T Minus 16 And Counting

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Ubuntu

nixternal: No you geeks, that wasn’t the beginning of a math equation, that is when the next release of Kubuntu will be out. Anyways, if you are in the Chicago land area on October 21, 2007 between the hours of 10am and 4pm, we will be holding a 7.10 release party as well as an install fest.

The Security of Free Software

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OSS

libervis.com: With this article I want to point out how Free Software provides a secure environment and how important the community is.

GNOME 2.22 planning: Gimmie panel applet proposed for inclusion

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Software

arstechnica: The Gimmie panel enhancement project has been proposed for inclusion in GNOME 2.22. Gimmie provides a highly streamlined user interface that exposes GNOME functionality in a logically organized and consistent manner.

Russian public agencies choose Mandriva

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva today announced that the Federal Service on Technical and Export Control (FSTEC) in Russia has agreed to authorise the certification of the Mandriva Linux OS for all safe and legal use in organizations dealing with confidential information.

Ubuntu 7.10: Changing the look

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: Someone asked in the last post how to change features on the desktop. I'd like to show folks, both old and new, how easy it is on this latest version.

YaKuake - a drop-down terminal for KDE

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Software

FOSSwire: There are plenty of different terminal programs out there for all different desktops. YaKuake is one such KDE-based terminal emulator with a difference.

Lightweight Browser Rundown

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Software

terminally-incoherent: We all know that browsers are kinda like religion - everyone has one that they like, and thinks all the other ones are crap. And I have to say that Firefox, Flock, Opera, Safari and the others are all great pieces of software, but not on low end hardware. So here are some browsers perfect for your old decrepit little computer.

Testing the Gnash Flash Player in Ubuntu 7.10

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Software

tombuntu: Gnash is an open source player for Adobe’s Flash format. It can be used as an alternative to Adobe’s proprietary player. The upcoming Ubuntu 7.10 release includes automatic installation of either Adobe Flash or Gnash. I decided to put this feature to the test in Ubuntu 7.10 Beta.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • How to open files as root via a right click

  • How To Boot Mandriva on a USB Disk
  • Sha-1 Checksum
  • Access Google Calendar From Linux / UNIX / Mac OS X Command Line Interface
  • Backing up and restoring your DSL configuration
  • Howto Install Freecom Musicpal in Ubuntu Feisty
  • How To Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu Guests
  • Howto Fix RSSOwl Internal Browser

Linux Gazette October 2007 (#143) Online

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Linux

October 2007 (#143) issue of Linux Gazette is now online and ready for perusal. Highlights this month include Discussion of Open Source Licensing Issues, Linux Console Scrollback, and Introducing Python Pickling.

PCLinuxOS magazine - Issue No. 14 October 2007 Ready

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PCLOS

This month's PCLOS Mag is ready. Despite an eventful month: changing of the guard, other staff changes, and home website change, this month's PCLOS mag is online at its new home. Highlights this month include: How to repair a broken Xorg.conf, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Tips for a Cooler Laptop.

GPLv3 adoption rates: Do they matter?

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OSS

infoworld blogs: Since its release this June, GPLv3 certainly seems to have taken on the role of baby Damien within the open source licensing world. Sure, it's cute and cuddly at first glance, but behind its deep blue eyes lurk pure and unhinged evil ... at least if you believe the recent Evans Data survey. Then again, Palamida's posted conversion rates seem to indicate that the Evans Data results may be a bit too pessimistic. So who do we believe?

Five Things for Linux Distributions to Do Better

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Linux

information week blogs: There are many things that Linux does well. There are many things that still need work. But they’re not always the obvious things, either.

Top 1 app to install on Linux

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Software

beranger: I am sick of the articles of the kind "Top 27 cool apps to install on Ubuntu"... ...so I only have my own Top 1:

Another low-cost Linux laptop gets a price hike

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Linux
OLPC

c|net: Another low-cost Linux-based laptop that you'll soon be able to buy is the Eee PC from Asus. Pricing for this machine, originally expected to start at $199, is now rumored to begin at $260 when the machine goes on sale later this month, with high-end models coming in around $400.

Also: Will low-cost OLPC or Eee PCs bring changes to the notebook industry ecosystem?
And: Cheap laptops still MIA

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