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Firefox 3: 8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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Moz/FF

pcmag.com: Unleash the power of Firefox 3 with the help of these little-known features. Here are eight handy things you can do with Firefox, ranging from tiny tweaks to hugely powerful capabilities, all with nary an extension to install.

Also: Save a Web page for later with Read It Later extension

Are Ubuntu Server and Desktop Editions At Odds?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Ubuntu’s objective of becoming the distribution that finally brings Linux to “human beings,” i.e. non-geeks, is certainly ambitious. Its simultaneous (and thus far successful) pursuit of the server market, however, is perhaps yet more impressive.

Are Linux and open source really cheaper? Users, analysts weigh in

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Linux

techtarget.com: Open source software is cheaper than proprietary, right? Lower cost appears to be a primary incentive for Linux adoption? But some analysts including like Al Gillen, a research vice president of system software at Framingham, Mass.-based IDC, have questioned the validity of this argument.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 RC3 available

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OOo

ooomarketing.blogspot: Today, OpenOffice.org 3.0 RC3 is available. If all goes well, this will be the final RC before the planned product release, so stay tuned!

odds & ends

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News
  • Review: Tuxpuck 0.8.2

  • Who's really contributing to Linux?
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 5
  • PowerTOP, LatencyTOP, and Five-Second Boot Improve Desktop Linux
  • New Conky
  • Built-In Home Entertainment and Automation
  • ubuntu is popular
  • Vector Linux SOHO Is Free Again
  • openSUSE-Education 1.0 for 11.0 is Ready
  • The GUI Fan Club
  • Europe leading open source charge
  • KDE and internal storage

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Backup with Mandriva's Drakbackup

  • Bash Script To Get Weather Forecasts
  • Using autotools HOWTO
  • How to Reformat an External Hard Drive to NTFS Format In Ubuntu Hardy
  • Keeping Private config files Private in Git
  • How to Setup Yahoo!zimbra Desktop in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Seven Questions That All Newbie Programmers Should Be Asking
  • HowTo WhiteList Proxy for School Using Squid on OpenSUSE

Improving boot time on a general Linux distribution, not an easy task

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MDV

blog.crozat.net: We have just just released Mandriva Linux 2009 RC2 (with GNOME 2.24 final version, among new features Wink, as well as reduce boot time on a lot of systems. I thought it would be interesting to explain the various things we tried to save some seconds when booting.

DigiKam has a new tool to convert RAW camera files to DNG...

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Software

digikam.org: Yes! a DNG converter for Linux... For a long time, many people asked me to implement a RAW camera image converter to Digital NeGative (DNG).

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #110

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #110 for the week of September 21st - September 27th, 2008 is now available.

Is Gentoo dying?

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

jldugger.livejournal: A recent cnet article suggests that Ubuntu is eating other distribution's lunch. In particular, one distribution is reported to be falling apart: Gentoo. Gentoo was very popular among my friends at the time I adopted Linux, but from what I've seen, the project fell apart as developers were unable to come to consensus or resolve conflicts.

Linux Myth: Installing RPM Updates is a Pain

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Linux

blog.eracc.com: Once again we are back to pop the balloon of another Linux myth. This one is that Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) is not good to use.

How to make Ubuntu extremely fast

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Ubuntu

tuxtraining.com: Old hardware? Want a faster boot up? Need to free some system resources? Want snappier applications? This is for you.

GOS 3 Gadgets, when a Linux Google

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Linux

notechie.com: Yet another variant on Debian, GOS was founded on the basis of Ubuntu 8.04.1, to which is lighter and definitely oriented cloud computing. E ‘operating system ideal for NETBOOK?

Top 3 Bad Linux Distros

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Linux

internetling.com: The freedom which FOSS gives us, enables everyone with a specific goal in their mind to create their own Linux distro. Most of the time, the goals/philosophy are cool and interesting, but it often happens that the “product” of the project, the one that should take you to the creator’s goal, turns out to be less than nothing.

odds & ends

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News
  • Damn Small Linux - Really it is...

  • Tracking Process Performance Statistics
  • Linux Kernel Magic SysRq keys
  • How To: Ubuntu 8.04.1 on the MSI Wind U100
  • Firefox Minefield: Faster Than Chrome

Top 5 Linux references in pop-culture

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Linux

itwire.com: That ubiquitous Linux! It's on your computer, your mobile phone, your handheld GPS. What's more, it's also in movies, cartoons, comics and books around you too! Here are my top 5 Linux references as found in popular culture.

The 14 best Linux distros

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Linux

techradar.com: Given the number of Linux distros out there, how did we pick just 14? Some were obvious; the likes of Slackware and Debian have been around since Linus was in short trousers. SUSE, Fedora, Mandriva and Ubuntu are similarly too significant to ignore. What about the others?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Famous Awk One-Liners Explained, Part I

  • ddclient: getting access to home servers despite having a dynamic IP
  • Ubuntu: Midori and Epiphany-webkit gets Acid3 100 score
  • 2008 PCLOS Offshoot Projects News
  • Why Open Source Is Euro-Chic
  • Interview with vzpkg2 and pkg-cacher creator Robert Nelson
  • SuperCollider on Ubuntu Studio: Success
  • Clairvoyance and Linux (and Microsoft)
  • Approaching Linux kernel 2.6.27
  • Ethiopia’s first OLPC deployment

100 reasons Linux beats Windows

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Linux

itwire.com: That's right; you heard me. Here are – count 'em – one hundred reasons why Linux beats Windows.

Corsair DHX 4GB DDR2-800MHz

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Hardware

phoronix.com: It's been a while since last looking at any Corsair memory at Phoronix, but up for review this afternoon is their latest TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX memory. This DDR2 memory features Corsair's DHX technology for cooling the memory ICs with EPP latencies of 4-4-4-12 and run at 800MHz. Like many other Corsair products, the TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX is also backed by a lifetime warranty.

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FATHOM releases Crystallon

  • FATHOM releases Crystallon, an open-source software for lattice-based design
    Lattice structures are integral to 3D printed designs, and Aaron Porterfield, an industrial designer at additive manufacturing service bureau FATHOM, has developed Crystallon, an open source project for shaping them into structures.
  • FATHOM Introduces Open Source Software Project for Generating 3D Lattice Structures
    California-based FATHOM, which expanded its on-site managed services and announced important partnerships with Stratasys and Desktop Metal last year, is introducing a fascinating new open source project called Crystallon, which uses Rhino and Grasshopper3D to create lattice structures. FATHOM industrial designer Aaron Porterfield, also an Instructables member, developed the project as an alternative to designing lattices with commercially available software. He joined the company’s design and engineering team three years ago, and is often a featured speaker for its Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Training Program – and as the project developer, who better to explain the Crystallon project?

Kernel and Graphics: Machine Learning, Mesa, Wayland/Mir, AMDGPU

  • AI-Powered / Machine Learning Linux Performance Tuning Is Now A Thing
    A year and a half ago I wrote about a start-up working on dynamically-tuned, self-optimizing Linux servers. That company is now known as Concertio and they just launched their "AI powered" toolkit for IT administrators and performance engineers to optimize their server performance. Concertio Optimizer Studio is their product making use of machine learning that aims to optimize Linux systems with Intel CPUs for peak performance by scoping out the impact of hundreds of different tunables for trying to deliver an optimal configuration package for that workload on that hardware.
  • Pengutronix Gets Open-Source 3D Working On MX8M/GC7000 Hardware
    We've known that Pengutronix developers had been working on i.MX8M / GC7000 graphics support within their Etnaviv open-source driver stack from initial patches posted in January. Those patches back at the start of the year were for the DRM kernel driver, but it turns out they have already got basic 3D acceleration working.
  • SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland Compatibility
    With Mir focusing on Wayland compatibility now, toolkits and other software making direct use of Mir's APIs can begin making use of any existing Wayland back-end instead. GTK4 drops the Mir back-end since the same can be achieved with the Wayland compatibility and now SDL is now making a similar move.
  • Mesa 18.1 Receives OpenGL 3.1 With ARB_compatibility For Gallium3D Drivers
    Going back to last October, Marek of AMD's open-source driver team has been working on ARB_compatibility support for Mesa with a focus on RadeonSI/Gallium3D. Today that work was finally merged. The ARB_compatibility support allows use of deprecated/removed features of OpenGL by newer versions of the specification. ARB_compatibility is particularly useful for OpenGL workstation users where there are many applications notorious for relying upon compatibility contexts / deprecated GL functionality. But ARB_compatibility is also used by a handful of Linux games too.
  • AMDGPU In Linux 4.17 Exposes WattMan Features, GPU Voltage/Power Via Hwmon
    AMD's Alex Deucher today sent in the first pull request to DRM-Next of AMDGPU (and Radeon) DRM driver feature material that will in turn be merged with the Linux 4.17 kernel down the road. There's some fun features for AMDGPU users coming with this next kernel! First up, Linux is finally getting some WattMan-like functionality after it's been available via the Windows Radeon Software driver since 2016. WattMan allows for more fine-tuning of GPU clocks, voltages, and more for trying to maximize the power efficiency. See the aforelinked article for details but currently without any GUI panel for tweaking all of the driver tunables, this WattMan-like support needs to be toggled from the command-line.

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