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DIY Linux live CD -- the really easy way!

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DesktopLinux: Thanks to a note from its creator, DesktopLinux.com learned about a new "release candidate" of Custom NimbleX 2 this week. This lesser known Slackware-derived project offers a Web-based tool that lets users concoct, and then download, their own customized live CD Linux images -- in minutes!

Linux: Relicensing Code

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In a recent series of patches posted to the Linux Kernel mailing list, it was proposed that some imported Atheros wireless device drivers be re-licensed, some from a dual-BSD/GPL license, others from a modified BSD license, all to a pure GPLv2 license.

Graveman stinks. Use Pyburn.

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kmandla.wordpress.com: I’ve had just about enough of Graveman. It sometimes works for me, sometimes not, shows weird errors after the burn is finished, needs a reboot to recognize my DVD writer … really it’s just an all-around annoyance. I found Pyburn, a teeny weeny Python-GTK application.

Playing the numbers game: how many Linux installations and users are out there?

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Recently the Desktop Linux Survey was published. It showed how the different Free Desktop components and distributions are rated among different users. While of course these numbers are by no means reliable it makes fun to use them for some simple calculations.

Red Hat adds to system monitoring service

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Linux

computerworld: Red Hat said this week it had spruced up its Red Hat Command Center server- and application-monitoring service, eliminating the need for users to maintain a Red Hat-prescribed hardware appliance to collect monitoring data.

Linux command line tips: job management

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builderau.com.au: You know all about multitasking on the desktop, but some Linux users aren't aware that you can do exactly the same kind of things in the console, albeit with a little more hands on control. In this article we'll run through the basics of job control in Linux.

How SCO helped Linux

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Linux

Linux-Watch: By drawing so much attention to Linux, and failing so spectacularly to find any legal flaw in it, SCO has actually helped Linux's business acceptance.

2010: The year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: In order to determine when ‘the year of the Linux desktop’ arrives, we should look back in history and determine when ‘the year of the Windows desktop’ arrived and under what circumstances.

KDE4 Hype? Responses

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KDE
  • Aaron Seigo: on the success of kde4

  • Sebastian Kuegler: Revolution or Hype?
  • KDE4 Desktop revisited

Vista at its periapsis

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Microsoft

Motho ke motho ka botho: I was in a local electronics department store and strolled through the new laptop section. Of course, every machine was running Vista, but only a few had the full Aero effects in place, which is what drew me to take a closer look.

Linux Corporation scam targets the unwary

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Misc

linux.com: Be on guard against alleged representatives of Linux Corporation offering to buy your photos -- it's a scam. That's the message that Indian models and photographers should take to heart, if the experiences of Rohan Patwari and Praveen Toshniwal are any indication.

Download of the day: Linux Weather wallpaper

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Software

nixcraft: The Weather Report tool downloads weather information from the U.S National Weather Service (NWS) servers. Now there is a new tool called Weather wallpaper.

Open Source Headlines

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OSS
  • The open source decision: a question of "what works"

  • Lowering Barriers to Entry: Open Source and the Enterprise
  • Last days of a unique opportunity to vote Open Source into eGovernment
  • Open source court ruling impacts debated
  • Is open source the stock flavor of the month?
  • The Collision of Open Source and SaaS at AJAXWorld
  • Open source CRM software: Top five buzzwords

Mandriva Benelux is launched

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MDV

Mandriva PR: Mandriva Benelux NV (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) was launched on August 16th 2007 as the sole Benelux partner for Mandriva S.A, offering Mandriva Linux operating systems. Our target areas are corporate applications and solutions to individuals, educational institutions, public and private organizations, ISVs and OEMs all over the Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg region.

Wade Olson Interviewed About KDE 4

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Gartner Webdev has published an interview with KDE's very own marketing renegade Wade Olson. Wade talks about KDE 4, what makes it special and what KDE's role in the software market is. He sheds some light on the user's point of view and discusses his vision about the way the computer and software industry is moving.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 5 in my laptop

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Ubuntu

Arun's Blog: I installed Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3 in my Acer Travelmate laptop few weeks back. The combination of ATI and Ubuntu really sucks. The Live CD GUI was always scrambled. I then downloaded the alternate CD.

Evolution beta is a powerful personal data mining tool

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Software

linux.com: Roelof Temmingh has written a cool new application which provides individuals with the ability to do data mining of publicly available information. It's a cross-platform Java application called Evolution, currently in its second beta, and available as a free download.

Upgrade Ubuntu with apt-get for a smoother transition

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techrepublic: I recently discovered a few servers still running on Ubuntu 5.10 ‘Breezy Badger,’ which officially had its support withdrawn in April of this year. Now, it’s certainly not a good idea to have any server running without security updates available on tap. While it would be easier to take the approach of “if it’s not broken don’t fix it,” the risk of being compromised by a known and patched security flaw is unacceptable — time to upgrade!

Ubuntu Xorg maintainer demonstrates bulletproof X

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arstechnica: Ubuntu Xorg maintainer Bryce Harrington recently demonstrated the BulletProof-X feature that is planned for inclusion in Ubuntu 7.10. BulletProof-X provides a failsafe mode which will ensure that users never have to manually configure their graphics hardware settings from the command line.

Linux Foundation Statement on OOXML

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Linux

On September 2, the comment and voting period will close on ISO/IEC DIS 29500, the draft specification based upon Microsoft's Office Open XML formats (OOXML). The Linux Foundation (LF) has received questions from outside its membership regarding its position on adoption of OOXML in its current form as a global standard, and on the adoption process itself.

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