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Story Dev boards run KitKat on quad-core Snapdragon 805 Rianne Schestowitz 13/09/2014 - 6:33am
Story HP buys Eucalyptus as cloud consolidation commences for real Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2014 - 6:33am
Story Building Linux Distributions That Aren't Boring [VIDEO] Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2014 - 7:49am
Story KDevelop 4.7.0 Released Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:07am
Story Make Downloading Files Effortless Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:13am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:52am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:52am
Story "Evil" Linux Users Teach Mac OS X Fans How to Improve and Destroy Their System Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:25am
Story Nouveau Lands A OpenGL 4.3 Feature & Fixes MPEG4 Video Decoding Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:17am
Story On normal people using linux, part 3 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:08am

Game of the Day: Heretic

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Penguin Pete: Heretic was a game which was based on the Doom engine and produced in joint cooperation by id and Raven Software. It has many improvements on the Doom games, including an inventory system, the ability to look up and down, a flying power-up, and lots of eye and ear candy effects. In my opinion, it's under appreciated.

Customize GNOME with Configuration Editor

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Software

MaximumPC: Whether you're a seasoned Linux user or a newb who's just switched from Windows, getting your Linux experience to run just the way you want it can be a time-consuming chore. But with the GNOME Configuration Editor, you can tweak everything through a single, easy-to-use menu.

Also: GNOME 2.19: An overview of the Appearance applet

Ubuntu and UUID

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Ubuntu

wolfger.wordpress: Ubuntu mounts devices with something called UUID. I’d never heard of it before, but it “just worked”, so I left it alone. It wasn’t a problem. Until I installed Gutsy Tribe 5 on my other partition. Gutsy decided that it needed to format my swap partition for some odd reason. Formatting it, apparently, gives it a new UUID.

new links

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News
  • Apache Guru Greg Stein Mugged

  • Awesome timeline of Unix, Linux and Mac OSX
  • Linux: The Really Fair Scheduler
  • More clues point to Google phone
  • Linux is so cool because....

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • Animal Logic keeps Linux on edge

  • using wget for data and file transfers
  • More Microsoft Malfeasance
  • Hackers adopt Linux-based IAD
  • Java administration tips for Ubuntu
  • next desktop jump
  • Unix is not just Unix
  • Defining OSS Community Roles - Why the Fuss?
  • fix Debian Etch font problem
  • Traffic Monitoring with vnStat

GNOME: 10 years old but did we need it?

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Software

iTWire: This month, the GNOME project - one of two main choices when it comes to desktop environments for Linux - celebrates 10 years of existence. Is this just one more case of duplication in the FOSS arena? Did we need GNOME at all?

Creating a Dropdown List in Calc

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HowTos

openoffice.org tips: I just started using feature this recently, for my LinuxWorld presentation. It's very nice. Anytime you can reference some text, rather than embedding it in the formatting, it's good.

Also: Adding contents automatically in Calc

Can Microsoft’s open source problem be solved?

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: Instead of selling Windows for, say, $150, through an OEM, sell one year of it for $99. Require registration for updates, and then charge $75/year for maintenance, just like the anti-virals do.

zfs vs xfs vs ext4

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OS

tastic.brillig.org: This is my attempt to cut through the hype and uncertainty to find a storage subsystem that works. I compared XFS and EXT4 under Linux with ZFS under OpenSolaris.

Xubuntu Gutsy Herd 5 -- first impressions

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Ubuntu

CLICK: I downloaded and burned the Xubuntu Gutsy Herd 5 live CD and loaded it up. I realize that this is beta and not all the bugs are worked out, and with that criterion, things are working very well. But I'm left wondering "Why?"

Alpha road test - Gnash 0.8.1

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Software

FOSSwire: Flash is everywhere on the web nowadays. From YouTube (and the myriad of other video sites), to corporate websites, to online portfolios, a web experience without Flash Player installed isn’t really a complete web experience. For some time, the GNU Project has been working to build a free replacement for Flash Player.

Vista SP1's delay is Desktop Linux's good news

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Linux
Microsoft

DesktopLinux: Vista's been something of a flop. I know it. You know it. Even in Bill Gates' secret sanctum hidden underneath his mansion they know it. Businesses, in particular, aren't about to touch Vista for corporate desktops until they get SP1. Guess what? They're not going to be getting it anytime soon.

midday link dump

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  • Tabbed File Browsing

  • Linux (Simply Mepis vs pclinuxos 2007) installation on a PC
  • Multiboot - Solaris and Ubuntu
  • "The Linux Experience" at Dell, a tale of woe and wow.
  • Utah Open Source Conference
  • klik2 Development: A First Screencast with First Results
  • Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth on Productivity and Linux
  • Becoming a part of the Firefox quality assurance process
  • Installing Valve’s STEAM and Counterstrike on Ubuntu
  • BibleTime - Bible study from Linux howto

Can Novell’s Linux business stand on its own?

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SUSE

zdnet blogs: Novell’s partnership with Microsoft to resell SUSE has drawn fire from many quarters, but in the end the deal appears to have delivered the desired effect: Jump start Novell as a Linux player.

Linux: Kexec Hibernation Performance

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Ying Huang continues to work on his kexec-based hibernation patches. Currently only supporting the i386 architecture, Ying notes, "the setup of hibernation/restore is fairly complex. I will continue working on simplifying."

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2007 is Postponed

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linuxworldexpo: It is with regret that we must announce that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2007 has been postponed until spring 2008. We hope to be in touch shortly with new dates.

OLPC battery life--an update

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OLPC

c|net blogs: After my Monday-morning blog post reporting on some preliminary battery-life testing for the XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project, I was contacted by Jim Gettys, vice president software for OLPC.

Also: Quanta to hit North American market with low-priced laptops

How-To: PCLinuxOS 2007 and MythTV

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HowTos

linux-blog.org: For those of you who always thought PCLinuxOS and MythTV would go together...you’re quite right, they do fit well together...though there are a few bumps on the road. Hopefully, this how-to will help you along the way.

Custom NimbleX lives up to its name with do-it-yourself install image

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Linux

linux.com: Do-it-yourself distributions have made great strides since Linux from Scratch, or even rPath's rBuilder Online. One of the most elegant tools to emerge recently is Custom NimbleX, a PHP program that allows you to construct an ISO image in your browser and then download it.

The applications I can’t live without

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kmandla.wordpress: My sudden defection from the dwindling Graveman fan club (is there anyone left there now?) set me to wondering what other applications I’m clinging to, that might not have any real merit to them. As best I can tell, all these are available in both Arch and Ubuntu.

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