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Bill Gates and the importance of source code

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dhanapalan.com/blog: The story according to Gates was that he and his friends were allowed to hack on a company’s computer “like monkeys” at night to find bugs. However, they were stuck at the “tinkering” stage until they stumbled across the source code in a rubbish bin. It was only then could the monkeys evolve.

Eee PC Killer?

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to install a virus in Fedora Linux.

  • Gaming In Linux Part 2 - With Cedega
  • Linux on the laptop - Ubuntu Hardy 64-bit on a Dell M1530 (continued)
  • Firefox 3 - Have you made the switch yet?
  • A Brief Explanation of Why Ubuntu Sucks, Still/Again
  • Ubuntu
  • Tweaking Ubuntu: Release the Geek
  • Researchers spot Mac Trojan in the wild
  • How deep can a bug go?
  • 2.6.26-rc7, "Mainly Drivers And Arch Updates"
  • Sauerbraten CTF Edition Released
  • Drupal Licensing FAQ published

Looking for a nice KDE distribution? Try Mandriva 2008 Spring

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MDV

siberian.ws: My old laptop Acer Aspire 1705SMi with Pentium 4 3GHz and 1 GB RAM started to show its age. Windows XP did not run on it exceptionally well, so I decided to install Linux on it too.

and a few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux and Unix Software Security Basics - Part 3

  • du - Shows the disk space a file or directory is using in your disk
  • Beating Sandvine on Linux with iptables
  • Making Sense of Gentoo’s USE Flags
  • Moving a window in GNOME
  • Firefox 3 on Ubuntu

Guiness World Record Certificate in your name - Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

linuxhelp.blogspot: On June 17th 2008, Firefox decided to set the Guiness Book of World Record for the most downloaded software in 24 hours. If you are one of the people who downloaded Firefox on June 17th, then congratulations !!; So go ahead and download your own personalized Guiness Book of World Records Certificate.

HP Mini-Note + SuSE Linux = Eee PC killer?

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Hardware
SUSE

blogs.smh.com.au: HP's amazing 2133 Mini-Note is let down by a mediocre processor, but could SuSE Linux turn it into the ultimate travelling companion?

Top 10 Best GTK Applications

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, and is the most complete image editor on Linux. It supports various file formats and it features many effects. I usually read complains about GIMP regarding the fact that it's not as 'good' as Photoshop. Well,

Building IT Support for Open-Source Model

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pcworld.com: Children are taught as early as preschool that sharing is an essential part of learning to get along with others. Yet some people still can't grasp the concept of sharing code or they reject open source because of the monetary value of ideas.

Dual pane Linux file managers: mc and emelfm

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Software

linuxcommando.blogspot: I have been computing all my life without using a dual pane file manager until one day I decided that having one will greatly enhance my qualify of life.

Seagate Freeagent Pro: hardware that comes with proprietary software

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Hardware

"Getting an external hard drive for my laptop seemed like such a good idea when I first thought about it. Seagate have got a dinky little 750 GB affair, called the Freeagent Pro, with lights that go up and down when it’s having a bit of a think to itself, so I got myself one of those. What I didn’t know when I bought it was that the hard drive came with all sorts of issues related to proprietary software."

The OOXML fight continues: here's one way you can help

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Microsoft

The fight against the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard is continuing in many countries. In the UK the UK Unix & Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) unsuccessfully, sought a judicial review of the British Standards Institute’s decision to vote yes. UKUUG are now seeking to appeal against that rejection of a review and you can help them.

Drigg is looking for a new co-maintainer!

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Drupal

Tony Mobily, Editor in Chief of Freesoftware Magazine, is looking for a co-maintainer for Drigg.

ubuntu bloggings

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu - I remain unconvinced

  • Do You Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu: Part I – First Impression
  • Ubuntu
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu
  • Skype or Ekiga on Ubuntu 8.04
  • An interview with dmizer

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • nVIDIA 8800 on Debian

  • Fixing Fonts in Opera on Ubuntu
  • Repair Ubuntu boot menu
  • Managing Resources in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Set Up a Custom Worksheet with KSysGuard
  • How to enable dual monitors with ATI diplay card in linux

People of openSUSE: Tanja Roth

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: How important is documentation to you and people around you? Certainly it is a lot! Then good news because openSUSE has a team focused on manuals for the SUSE Linux/openSUSE distribution. Today’s we have the opportunity to salute openSUSE Documentation Team member Tanja Roth!

What Happened to PCLinuxOS 2008 and Red Hat Consumer Linux Desktop

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: We know Linux has enough potential to be a consumer desktop and we also know that Linux has less than 2% of desktop market share. Let's admit the truth. Linux enthusiasts may site a thousand reasons on why Linux does not sit on consumer desktops, or conversely why people are not ready to Linux even after Linux is absolutely ready.

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” upgrade notes

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Ubuntu

ifireball.wordpress: As experienced computer users know, the fresh-released versions of products are typically not very stable and reliable. It takes a few months (Typically until the x.1 version is release) for the product to really stabilize and become production-ready.

Top M$ insults = Top linux slogans

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Microsoft

anotherbloggerbloke.blogspot: Sometimes, certain situations (like this)really support the fact --> never trust anyone called Gates, who sells you Windows. humorix.org has some splendid slogans dug from across the world. A few of my favourites:

20 Great Quotes from Richard M. Stallman

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OSS

junauza.com: I have here a collection of 20 of my favorite quotes from the famous free software evangelist and living legend Richard M. Stallman. I hope you will all like this one. Here it goes:

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OSS and Sharing Leftovers

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    The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), the global non-profit formed to educate about, and advocate for, the benefits of open source software and build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community, announced today that The American International University, West Africa's (AIUWA) has joined the organization as an Affiliate Member. AIUWA is a unique educational instituion of higher education, combining degree-seeking programs, along with professional development and certification. The program's mandatory academic and professional courses enable students to graduate with both academic credentials and professional qualifications. AIUWA also serves as a center for health, management, and information technology research and development in Africa.
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