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Linux Browser Review Roundup

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Software

OSWeekly: Many of you may not realize this if you are new to the Linux world, but there are other browsers out there beside Firefox. It's a powerful browser, yet with it becoming more and more popular, exploits are sure to begin turning up. Today, we will be looking at alternative browsers that are for Linux only.

OLPC machine may cause an education revolution

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OLPC

computerworld: If the One Laptop Project keeps its promises, the small green US$100 laptop could very well revolutionise teaching in developing nations. Computerworld Denmark asked Jan Soelberg, an expert from the school of education at the University of Aarhus, to try the computer.

Also: Danish school kid's verdict on the OLPC laptop: It's cool!

Linux Community Issues Lead Beginners Back to Windows

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Linux

OSWeekly: In the last hour, I have read two completely different articles on Windows users, why they use Windows and how Linux could prevent further piracy. Each piece had its merits, but I still believe that most Linux users simply do not get what Windows users are looking for in an OS.

GPRename: GTK2-Perl Batch Renamer

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Software

DPofD: GPRename has been around since 2001, is quite stable and still very much alive today. At the start of 2007, it was ported from the deprecated GTK-Perl to the new GTK2-Perl and in mid 2007 the new 2.4 release is now GPL-3.

Linux 2.6.23-rc7, Traditional 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' Release

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Ahoy me laddies (and beauties)," Linux creator Linus Torvalds began, announcing the seventh release candidate for the upcoming 2.6.23 kernel, "time for the traditional 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' kernel release!"

Also: -mm Instability
And: Improving fsck Speeds in ext4

Intel: Why Open-Source Drivers Work

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OSS

phoronix: This afternoon Intel's Chief Linux and Open-Source Technologist, Dirk Hohndel, talked about why Intel's commitment to open-source drivers creates a difference and advantage for Intel's architecture platforms. We have included some of Dirk's slides.

Also: Itanium to gain Red Hat VM support and more

Reiser jurors quizzed on feelings about murder case with no body

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Reiser

sfgate.com: Attorneys asked prospective Alameda County jurors in the murder trial of computer programmer Hans Reiser today whether they were comfortable hearing a circumstantial-evidence case in which the body of Reiser's alleged victim - his wife - has never been found.

Ignoring open source is costing us dear

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OSS

The Guardian: Firefox, the browser that dared to challenge the supremacy of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, now claims a market share of nearly 20% in the UK and 30% in Germany. All of which makes it scandalous that the open source movement has not taken off in the UK as it has in other countries.

Moore's Law: No more

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Sci/Tech

BBC: Speaking to BBC News, Dr Gordon Moore said that he expected the proposition that bears his name should continue "for at least another decade. Eventually, however, we're down approaching the dimensions of individual atoms and that's clearly as far as we can go down the path of shrinking dimensions."

GP2X F-200 Handheld Launches

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Linux
Gaming

IGN: The Korean GamePark GP2 handheld gaming platform has, over the years, developed a pretty sizable following of homebrew and emulation fanatics that appreciate the Linux-based handheld's openness and easy development environment. A new incarnation of the handheld was expected this fall, but today the news is out that the device will be launching a bit early.

Hypocrisy off the port bow!

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Misc

jem report: I be Robert Wales, notoriously known as Bob The Burner, privateer in mine own good service, Captain of the famous galleon Asus Core II, proud member of the brotherhood o' pirates. This official document'll be servin' as your confession. Thou'rt a pirate. Sack up, ye cowards, and admit thy crimes!

Remember when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?

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OSS

infoworld blogs: If you have the chops, your open source software project should lead and inform your commercial product. Red Hat and Ubuntu have done this brilliantly. Success with this strategy is twofold.

Some Howtos

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HowTos
  • MythTV on Ubuntu plus IRman

  • Howto list just directories
  • Simple Trick for Video Playback on Compiz with Intel and GStreamer
  • HOWTO: Installing Highpoint Rocketraid 222x on Ubuntu Dapper (6.06 LTS)
  • NTP Server and Client Configuration in debian
  • How to Sync Hydrogen with Ardour

Start your pirate life the open source way, Arrrrr

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Humor

Red Hat Mag: What’s a pirate’s favorite statistics language? Arrrrrrr! Since even Linus himself has been known to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, I thought you should have some tools to lead your pirate crew the open source way.

PC-BSD Day 14: GNOME snags

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BSD

ruminations: Working with KDE for the last two weeks was enjoyable enough. I even decided to use KDE on my Debianized iMac. What I realize is that I have become pretty agnostic when it comes to the graphical desktop. I hardly care whether it is Windows, GNOME, KDE or Mac OS X. I do care about applications and what i can do with them. So, why bother with installing GNOME right now?

Also: FreeBSD Summer of Code Summary
And: How to: OpenBSD reset root password

GNOME 2.20.0 Released

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Software

gnome.org: GNOME 2.20.0 has finally been released. Some changes include improved language support, desktop search integration, new Evolution mail and calendar features, efficient power management, and simplified system preferences.

Snowed By SCO

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OS

Forbes.com (Dan Lyons): For four years, I've been covering a lawsuit for Forbes.com, and my early predictions on this case have turned out to be so profoundly wrong that I am writing this mea culpa. What can I say? I grew up Roman Catholic. The habit stays with you.

Also: SCO says there is 'substantial doubt' it will survive

Taming the GIMP with KDE window-specific settings

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GIMP

Linux.com: KDE's window-specific settings feature gives you a fine level of control over the way windows behave. It lets you change settings such as minimum/maximum size, position, overlay, and transparency. By changing the default behavior of the various windows used by GIMP with KDE's window-specific settings, you can improve the GIMP interface.

Review: Ark Linux H2O 2007.1

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Linux
Reviews

Raiden's Realm: Ark Linux is a distribution that strives to provide the end user with the easiest possible install and the greatest ease of use. Indirectly derived from Red Hat Linux, it really strives to set itself apart as the preferred distribution for the new user to Linux. But exactly how user friendly is Ark Linux?

Linux users could face European patent threat

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Linux

ZDNet: Linux users in the UK could face a greater threat from Microsoft than previously thought, but experts agree that British open-source users are in far less danger than US users from Microsoft's claim that open-source software infringes its patents.

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  • Firefox Gets Better Video Gaming and Warns of Non-Secure Websites
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