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today's leftovers

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  • Linus' Blog: 25 things about me

  • Networking Ubuntu and OS X with Samba
  • Use the Kernel as a Hypervisor - but Trim It Down First
  • Aaron Seigo: Plasma, Qt 4.5, Tokamak, etc.
  • Debian 4.0 Etch updates
  • How to add a user to a group
  • Capture video of a linux desktop
  • Follow up: How to write a Linux virus
  • Looking Inside Microsoft's Open Source Repository
  • Open source hardware club ships Gumstix-based handheld
  • Hack a Linux router for fun and profit
  • Script to backup all mysql database and upload to FTP
  • Real-time Linux gains accelerated graphics
  • IETF: Please reject the "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authorization Extensions" proposed standard
  • Novell layoffs still less than 100
  • When Features Attack: Bash Version 4.0.0(1)-rc1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3: Screenshots

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: In this screenshot gallery we take you through the install process and basic desktop functionality of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, which was released to customers in late January.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 512MB GDDR4

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Back in September we reviewed the Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 graphics card that offered 512MB of GDDR3 memory. Sapphire Technology though has now introduced a new version of the Radeon HD 4670 that sports 512MB of GDDR4 memory. Will switching out the GDDR3 for GDDR4 memory have much of an overall impact on this graphics card?

Jaunty and Xfce 4.6

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Software

cody.zapto.org: Xfce 4.6 Release Candidate 1 is now in the Jaunty archive! I just upgraded to Jaunty (Hardy -> Intrepid -> Jaunty) the other day and am really digging the new version of Xfce4!

Debian Lenny due in two days -- What can you expect?

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu: Despite delays, Debian Lenny is due on Valentine's Day, February 14th, and there are sure to be many users who fall in love with one of the original and most stable Linux distributions around. What will you find in the release?

KDE 4.2

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KDE

linuxowns.wordpress: I’ve been a Gnome user ever I started using Linux a little over 2 years ago. When KDE 4 came out it looked promising but I was not impressed with it at all. That all changed when version 4.2 came out a little while ago.

EVE Online gives up Linux

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Gaming

linuxworld.com: In a developer's blog entry entitled An update on Linux support, CCP Games producer Arend "CCP Whisper" Stührmann confirmed that the company is ceasing development of the Linux version of its massively multiplayer online game, EVE Online.

Comparing the Window Managers: Which is Best for You?

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Software

nuxified.org: Are you unhappy with the functionality of your desktop? Are the menus distracting, the system slow to start, etc? Would you rather have a minimal layout? A faster boot speed? In that case, you need to look at the window managers available for Linux users.

Best Netbook OS: XP vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu

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OS

earthweb.com: What’s the best OS for use on the new ultra-portable netbook systems? I used a Samsung NC10 netbook and three operating systems to try to find out the answer.

Cuba launches own Linux variant to counter U.S.

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Linux

reuters.com: Cuba launched its own variant of the Linux computer operating system this week in the latest front of the communist island's battle against what it views as U.S. hegemony.

Make your Ubuntu distro look like the Mini Mi

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: The GUI released by HP for its Mini Mi netbook has been winning accolades for its high design standards. Over at the Ubuntu forums, users are installing the HP Mobile Experience Interface on various Ubuntu distributions.

Why 100% Free Software Destroys Linux

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Linux

lunduke.com: If we take a stand that our Linux-based desktops must only consist of 100% free and open source software… Linux is doomed to failure.

Is Linux Cheaper on the Desktop Than Windows?

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Linux

serverwatch.com: No, this isn't another rant about how you should convert to Linux because it's free, although it is free. Free is a four-letter word among those who scoff at the mere mention of Linux. Yes, Linux is free, but that doesn't give it an unfair advantage on the desktop because most computers arrive preloaded with Windows — so to the buyer it appears Windows is also free.

Silverlight, via Moonlight, comes to Linux

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Software

blogs.computerworld: If you're like me, you don't like proprietary video and audio codecs. Be that as it may, some sites, like NBC's Olympics site, use Microsoft's proprietary Silverlight streaming technology. Until recently, if you were using Linux that meant you couldn't watch videos from these sites at all. Until now.

Open Source is Already Naturally Green

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Movies
OSS
GIMP

linuxplanet.com: For years now, there's been talk brewing about the concept of Green IT. Pundits have predicted in years past that sustainable IT would be job one soon, really soon.

NVIDIA Pushes Out Another Binary Driver Update

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Software

phoronix.com: Two weeks ago NVIDIA released four new Linux drivers and then just a day later they released another driver. Well, NVIDIA has now pushed out yet another proprietary driver update.

Multiple shell management with GNU Screen

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Linux

Create and manage multiple shells on your console with GNU Screen

Rigs of Rods goes Open Source and Glest 3.2

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: Rigs of Rods is going open source. How cool is that? Glest 3.2 is out. Which is interesting given I proclaimed official Glest development dead.

Why "open source" is not "free software"

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Choosing to release a piece of software under the terms of a free software license is an important step. The myriad of licenses available can sometimes confuse and disorient the user, sometimes making this first step much harder than it should be. Let’s try and make things clearer.

Benchmarked: Firefox Javascript on Linux and Windows

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Software

tuxradar.com: As you might have guessed from our domain name, TuxRadar.com, we're big fans of Linux. But being a fan of Linux doesn't necessarily make you a Linux fanboy. We think more Linux users need to admit there are some places where Linux isn't quite as good as its competitors.

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