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I Love Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

codewords.wordpress: I am curious by nature, and I’m always looking to see whether there’s something better over the horizon. I installed Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron the day after it was released, and I was impressed. But I knew there were other fine Linux distros out there, but I invariably return to Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Why?

GIMP 2.4.7 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.4.7 is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series. Some fixes include: fixed issue in GIF load plug-in, fixed crash with Python 2.5 on 64 bit systems, and plugged a memory leak.

Also: How can anyone not love the GIMP?

Mozilla names best Firefox 3 add-ons

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. today announced the winners of its third "Extend Firefox" contest, an annual competition that recognizes the year's best Firefox add-ons.

GoboLinux 0.14.1

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Linux

techiemoe.com: I discovered GoboLinux through an article that talked about its unique file system. Rarely do I run across a distribution that does something completely original, so naturally I was intrigued.

3 Must Have Linux-powered Netbooks

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Linux
Hardware

junauza.com: I'm planning to acquire a small, ultra-lightweight, low-cost, and Linux-powered subnotebook before the end of the year. So, I began doing some research (used Google), and started my quest to find the perfect netbook.

OpenSUSE 11.0: A Solid, Up-to-Date Linux Desktop

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SUSE

linuxplanet.com: openSUSE 11.0 is based on the Linux kernel version 2.6.25 and provides a cornucopia of features. If you choose to download the full DVD, you can expect a whopping 4.5 GBs for the iso-format file. Other options include a Live CD and over the network.

Jim Zemlin: The New Center of Linux Gravity

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Linux

internetnews.com: Standing at the headwaters of the ecosystem that is Linux is the Linux Foundation and its executive director Jim Zemlin. The Linux Foundation was forged out of the merger of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group in 2007 as a new group with a new mandate for Linux.

Why use Shell in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

computingtech.blogspot: The real measure of a Linux user expertise comes from your abilities at the shell. In our modern age, the GUI is mistakenly considered “progress.” Most modern Linux distributions prefer you to use the GUI to do nearly everything. However, it’s well worth developing at least some command-line shell skills, for a number of reasons:

Ubuntu 8.10 To Use Linux 2.6.27 Kernel?

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Generating buzz this morning with the release of the Linux 2.6.27-rc4 kernel is word that Ubuntu may switch to the Linux 2.6.27 kernel for their forthcoming 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" release.

Microsoft + Novell = Monopoly 2.0?

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Microsoft
SUSE

opensource.org: Microsoft's silence on the topic of what they can do for Open Source has now been shattered by the news that they will follow none of the suggestions by any of the leaders in the open source community. Rather, they will spend another $100M on software they have no intention of ever actually using.

Blatantly Supporting Linux. Sort of.

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Hardware

blog.linuxtoday: More hardware manufacturers than ever support Linux in some way- they supply binary drivers, or support and sponsor FOSS drivers. Even better, some actually admit it publicly. Though some still act like you want to peek up their skirts when you ask about Linux.

Displaying System Information On Linux Or Unix With Cfg2html

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Software

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: The script (which is available for free) is called cfg2html and, from my experience so far, I must say it does a fantastic job of reporting what's reportable and making for a very easy-to-read html server analysis (even if I do have to page-down 50 times to look at absolutely everything it reports on).

phpMinAdmin is a powerful minimalist MySQL editor

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Software

linux.com: If you've ever worked with and manipulated MySQL databases, chances are you've used phpMyAdmin to manage your databases from a Web interface. But phpMyAdmin can be a little complex; if you want a lightweight alternative, try phpMinAdmin.

Taking it further: XEN and OpenVZ

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HowTos

In a prior tutorial I showed you how to install XEN on CentOS 5.2 to isolate services. This is a good aproach when you have a dedicated server and you want to isolate your services. However, what will you do if you have a dedicated server and you rent Virtual Machines (VMs)?

Travelocity's parent company hails Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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Linux

techtarget.com: Sabre Holdings Corp., the $3 billion online network best known for Travelocity, has adopted Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as the corporate standard for its global ticketing and airline services businesses and will implement RHEL 5 in all future acquisitions.

AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver, Exciting New Features

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Software

phoronix.com: Today AMD has announced another Catalyst driver release for Linux and this is arguably the most significant driver update since last October's release when AIGLX support was added. Catalyst 8.8 delivers CrossFire support on Linux, OverDrive overclocking support, adaptive anti-aliasing support, and other improvements.

Novell might infringe the GPL

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SUSE

beranger.org: Red Hat makes publicly available to anyone, in free access (here), the complete source code for all the packages included in RHEL, including the sources for the commercially-available updates. Novell only makes publicly available to anyone, in free access (here and here), only the source code for the packages "as of release."

Twitter Clients For Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In this article I will show how to install and use two clients for the popular microblogging platform Twitter on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. The first one is Twitux, the second Twitter client is gtwitter. Both clients have similar features, so it is up to you which one you want to install.

Ultraportable laptops: Their rise and possible fall

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Hardware

computerworld.com: For some users, the new generation of ultraportable notebooks comes close to embodying the Holy Grail for road warriors. Their laptop-like keyboards make them more usable for typing tasks than smart phones, but they are lighter and cheaper than traditional laptops. However, while pundits and technology journalists have lavished attention on these products, skeptics have raised questions.

28 Coolest Firefox About:Config Tricks

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: You may have installed countless add-on in Firefox to enhance your using experience, but if you want to get the most out of Firefox, you really have to hack your way into the about:config.

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