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Eee, is it a yip-Eee, Yawn-eee… or a Eeewwww?

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Linux
Hardware
  • Eee, is it a yip-Eee, Yawn-eee… or a Eeewwww?

  • Unboxing the Asus Eee PC and First Impressions

Kernel space: Merging drivers early

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Kernel developers debate the standards for including new driver source code in the kernel. As long as a new driver doesn't break things for people who aren't using the affected hardware, getting it into the kernel in an unfinished state may do more good than harm.

Quick Package Search: GoblinX, Vector, Wolvix, Zenwalk

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Linux

beranger.org: I was recently interested in the easiness of building a certain application under one of the Slackware-based/derived/like distros: GoblinX, Vector, Wolvix, and Zenwalk, and I was interested in the availability of some libraries such as cairomm, glibmm, libglademm (and some others) as precompiled packages.

Firefox 3 Beta 5 schedule

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Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: At today’s Firefox 3 / Gecko 1.9 meeting the development team decided that a fifth beta milestone would be required based on the number of blockers remaining. This additional beta will ensure that changes which may affect website compatibility and changes which affect the user experience will get exposure to a wider audience for feedback and regression testing.

Drop Dead Simple Web Photo Galleries

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Software

marcelgagne.com: Today, I'm going to show you a great little application for easily generating a Web gallery of images that requires no server side coding. Just generate your gallery with a simple command, then upload to your Web site.

AMD Hybrid Graphics For Linux?

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Hardware

phoronix.com: At CeBIT 2008 in Germany, AMD today announced the 780 Series Chipset. What is special though about this chipset is its support for AMD's Hybrid Graphics Technology.

10+ advices BEFORE you rebuild Linux kernel

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Linux

linuxscrew.com: Many Linux newbies think that kernel recompilation is inherent and almost necessary thing to do after OS is just installed or some time later. By the following advices I would try to show these fellows in which situations this really makes sense and what to do if one persists.

Anatomy of the Irrational Microsoft User Response

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OSS

geekzone.co.nz: Advocating free and open source software often will go hand in hand with pointing out issues or problems with particular Microsoft strategies. Guess what happens? You will very soon be the recipient of a very peculiar and strangely fanatic type of response from self-declared defenders of the Microsoft holy-grail.

some howtos:

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HowTos
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  • Set up ISC’s dhcpd server
  • Changing your ssh port in Linux
  • Linux game – monsterz
  • Automounting FUSE filesystems
  • Ext3 - Reserved blocks percentage
  • Migrate your Thunderbird emails from Windows to Linux
  • Bash bits, nibbles, and bytes: A rotating cursor while you wait
  • Step by Step: Configuring SSL Under Apache
  • Howto: Test the WebKit engine in Fedora
  • Convert Red Hat/Fedora Packages for Ubuntu/Debian Installation

Make your Asus Eee PC cooler with these software tweaks

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: Although the Asus Eee PC has everything you need to be productive right from the start, a few simple software tweaks can help you to get more out of your tiny companion.

Giving your ubuntu Gusty Gibbon cool look

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Ubuntu
HowTos

linuxondesktop.blogspot: Recently while i was surfing the internet i came across instruction to install a theme on Ubuntu , Now after installing the theme i was mightily impressed with the theme . I decided it was good enough to be published on my blog and well here are the simplified instructions to installing the theme with loads of screen shots Smile on Ubuntu 7.10 Gusty Gibbon .

gedit plugins: What they are and how to use them

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: In my last article, I talked about using the powerful gedit text editor. But no program is perfect, mainly because too many features imply too much bloat. That’s where gedit’s plugins come into play. In this article, I’m will explain how to install and use some of my favorite gedit plugins.

"Free" and "Open Source" Software: Navigating the Shibboleths

itmanagement.earthweb: To outsiders, software whose source code is freely distributable is open source software. However, as soon as you become involved with the community that centers around such code, you quickly find that it is also called free software -- and that the two terms are far from synonymous.

Vista SP1: Still lagging behind the Linux desktop

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Microsoft

desktoplinux.com: I had really thought that Vista SP1 would be an improvement. I didn't think it would be a big improvement, but still that it would be more competitive with Windows XP and the modern Linux desktop. I was wrong.

GCstar

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: I have about 100 movie dvd’s and I like to back those up to my hard drive. When you just have a load of .iso it’s quite hard to pick a movie just by it’s title. Cstar is a free open source application for managing your collections.

Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax dies at 69

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Obits

Associated Press: The man who co-created the game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon is dead.

Does Ubuntu Linux Really Need Antivirus Software?

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Ubuntu

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: One of the people who switched to Ubuntu Linux recently, phoned me asking what kind of antivirus they should have installed. Quite frankly, I’ve never given that a thought. I’ve used Ubuntu for some time and have never had any virus issues, ever.

From Evil to Good: List of Formerly Closed-source Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Increasing number of software applications are going the free/open-source way these days. Here are some of the most notable software packages which were published under a proprietary software license but later released as free and open source software.

Everex launches $400 laptop running gOS Linux

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Linux
Hardware

tech.blorge.com: Everex makes a lot of low-cost systems these days; including the CloudBook. This laptop is a full-size 15.4″ model running gOS Linux version 2. It’s specs are relatively unimpressive but at $400, it’s hard to complain.

Shift Linux 0.6 Review

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Linux

I did not seen any reasoning or logic for creating Shift Linux. What the project website describes as need is the need for gnome/KDE/fluxbox theme, not an Ubuntu derivative. I tried really hard to find at least some other difference but failed. Shift Linux just provides an additional theme, and as a matter of fact, an ugly theme.

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