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Three in race for Debian project leader

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Linux

itwire.com: Three developers are in the running for the post of Debian project leader (DPL) this year, after nominations closed on March 9. The current leader, Sam Hocevar , is not among the three.

Wine: Improving Look And Feel

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Software

polishlinux.org: A lot of people complains about Wine looks. But not everyone realizes that one can make it look neat easily. This article preents a few simple tips to convert your default Wine to a special one.

Digital Forensics in Linux - Reclaiming Data Off a Failed Hard Drive

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I recently spoke with a lady who operates a Forensic Accounting consultancy. During the course of our conversation, she indicated that from time-to-time she receives requests for computer data related assistance. Namely, obtaining deleted information off hard drives or data off failed drives.

Yet Another Gentoo Defector

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Gentoo

scienceblogs.com: It amused me today to see two blog posts, both about users switching from Gentoo to *buntu. The two authors I mentioned above gave up on Gentoo because of persistent problems with the package management system, Portage. Like the authors of the two posts, I recently switched.

Good News: Linux gives life to old hardware. Bad News: Maybe in some cases it shouldn't.

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Linux

lateral.netmanagers.com.ar: I was in one of my customer's datacenters the other day, and while I do most work remotely, I had to take this opportunity to take some snapshots of their proxy server. Good news: It's a true-blue IBM Server! Bad news: It's a IBM Netfinity 5000 (model 3Ry)!

Wal-Mart Yanks Linux PC From Shelves, Keeps Them Online

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Linux

informationweek.com: Wal-Mart had been selling Everex's gPC for $199 since November, but decided to scrap the offering in its stores. The retailer will continue to sell the PC at its online store.

Leafpad - a minimal GTK text editor

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Software

fosswire.com: Simplicity is a wonderful thing sometimes. Leafpad is designed to be just that, simple. It is designed as a plain text editor.

Measuring Fedora's Boot Performance

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last month we had measured Ubuntu's boot performance via the open-source Bootchart utility and had done this on all Ubuntu releases between Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and the latest development build at the time for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. From this testing we had found the boot time to decrease with each official release and the maximum disk throughput increasing. With Fedora 9 Sulphur due out next month, we have done this same boot performance testing on the Fedora side with Core 4, Core 5, Core 6, 7, 8, and 9 Rawhide.

The Linux Foundation Reveals Speaker Line-up for 2nd Annual Collaboration Summit

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Linux

PR: The Linux Foundation today announced the speakers for its 2nd Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Kernel developers, leading market research firm and companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, MySQL, and Oracle will debate growth opportunities for the platform.

Free/Open-source Personal Information Managers

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Software

junauza.blogspot: A type of application software that functions as a personal organizer is called personal information manager (PIM). As an information management tool, a PIM's purpose is to facilitate the recording, tracking, and management of certain types of "personal information" such as personal notes, address books, significant calendar dates, reminders, email, RSS/Atom feeds, voicemail and more.

Announcing the Official openSUSE Forums

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Web
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: In order to provide a better service to the existing openSUSE Community and to our new users, we’re pleased to announce that suseforums.net, suselinuxsupport.de and the openSUSE support forums at forums.novell.com are joining forces to merge into the new official openSUSE forums at forums.opensuse.org.

Lightning Speed Big Claws

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Software

vertito.blogspot: Who gets tired of Thunderbird and Evolution mail client software? Do you want to try a new GTK+-based lightweight but heavy duty email client for linux? Let's give Claws a shot.

First Look: KNOPPIX 5.3.0 - At CeBIT 2008

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Linux

softpedia.com: Knoppix 5.3, after pausing for a year, was presented at CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany. Our colleagues were there, and got the DVD live-edition that's available with the German c't magazine during the event.

More Firefox betas to come, admits Mozilla chief

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Moz/FF

pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla has taken the wrapping off Firefox 3 Beta 4, and the makers of the open-source browser say there'll be more to follow. "[There'll be] as many as necessary and I'm not kidding," says Tristan Nitot, chief executive officer of Mozilla Europe.

PCLinuxOS Minime - 2008

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PCLOS

sneezymelon.blogspot: GNOME has irritated me out of my wits yet again. Looks like I just cant use the same desktop environment for more than like 10 months. So for now I'm back to KDE on PCLinuxOS Minime. This piece of distro kicks balls!

Twinkle: My favorite SIP program

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I’ve been looking for an SIP program for a long time. Linphone, OpenWengo, and Gizmo all failed to work with my Logitech AK5370 USB microphone (ah, the joys of drivers!). Eventually, after about half a dozen programs, I gave up. Then, out of the blue came Twinkle, a Qt-based VoIP phone.

Fast, flexible, calculating from the command line

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linux.com: GUI calculators may be user-friendly, but they don't offer much comfort for a command-line power user. Fortunately, console-based tools such as bc, Genius, and Calc offer distinct advantages over their GUI counterparts.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 6 Review

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Ubuntu

ubuntu1501.com: Heron installs with no problems. The GRUB resolution bug that plagued Gutsy is gone. Easy as following a simple graphical user interface. The Driver Manager has a bug in it.

Bad Wine

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Linux

offworldgirl.blogspot: Ok, so I got Ubuntu Linux on my desktop running without too much trouble - but I gotta say if they REALLY want the masses to move away from Windows they are going to have to step up their game regarding "ease of use."

Mandriva 2008.1 PClinuxOS killer

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MDV

flebber.wordpress: With the release of Mandriva 2008 under its new leadership we saw a return to a quality build process and a very strong release. Based on releases up to RC1 Mandriva seems set to put out a quality release high on end-user friendliness, features and stability where will PClinuxOS niche lie then.

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