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Stepping Up for Gentoo

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Gentoo

LinuxToday blog: Any day now, we should start seeing four more faces on the backs of milk cartons: those of the apparently vanished members of the former Gentoo Foundation who have apparently resigned from the five-member board.

Fedora 8 Tips Topper

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Linux

sdtimes.com: Fedora 8, the company's community-developed Linux distribution arrived in early December as planned and was bumped to version 8.0.1 before the end of the year. The biggest changes to the distribution in this trip to the haberdasher are numerous targeted installations, dubbed “Spins” by the Red Hat team behind its development.

2007 earns Apache more feathers in its cap

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Software

tectonic: Open source and all-volounteer group, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced that last year finished as its strongest yet.

Mozilla Gets 'Humanized'

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: As part of its continuing effort to humanize the Web, open source browser vendor Mozilla is getting some new humans for its development effort.

Kernel space: The Linux trace toolkit's next generation

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Linux

linuxworld: Kernel debugging systems can slow the kernel enough to hide or change the bugs they're looking for. A new tracing system would minimize the performance penalty of running with tracing on.

A tale of two cultures...

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Gentoo

Daniel Robbins: It's pretty clear to me that there is a huge disconnect between Gentoo developers and the rest of the universe - by "universe" I mean Gentoo users, outside Gentoo-based projects, organizations using Gentoo Linux and the Open Source/Free Software community as a whole.

PCLinuxOS 2008 on my ThinkPad T61

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PCLOS

temporaryland.wordpress: A few weeks ago I wrote about my experiences installing several different distributions on my ThinkPad T61. One of the distributions I tested was PCLinuxOS 2007 and there were a couple of small issues. With the recent release of the 2008 version I thought it would be good to write about how this new version works on my laptop. However, that could be summarized in just one phrase:

Linux available on ThinkPad T61 and R61

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SUSE

c|net blog: In August, Lenovo announced that Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 would be available on ThinkPads in the fourth quarter of 2007. Though that didn't happen, Lenovo finally released details Tuesday.

Foliage on Nina Reiser's Tires 'Consistent' with Leaf in Hans Reiser's Car

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Reiser

wired blogs: A police officer testified in the Hans Reiser murder trial here Tuesday that foliage discovered on the tires of his missing wife's van wife was "consistent" with a leaf found inside a vehicle used by the defendant.

LightZone 3.3 beta offers pro photo manipulation for Linux

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Software

linux.com: We reviewed the RAW photo editor LightZone almost a year ago, when the Linux version of the product was a closed source -- but free -- download. After months of updates only for the Mac OS X and Windows versions of the application, Light Crafts has released a new beta for Linux. It is a substantial improvement -- but it also marks the end of the road for the free edition.

Ten Tips for KDE 4.0 Beginners

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KDE

tombuntu.com: This is a list of ten tips that may help you out in getting started with KDE 4.0. All of these I discovered since installing KDE 4.0 in Ubuntu.

Free software will win. Eventually.

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Free software (eventually) works better than proprietary software; why? It depends on which angle you take, which area, and what your comparison terms are. However, I would like to add an important keyword to that sentence: “Free software works better than proprietary software”.

GoblinX 2.6 RC1: when beauty is kinky

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Linux

beranger.org: Now that GoblinX 2.6 RC1 is out and that Caraibes suggested that I should try it, well... I tried it. And this reminded me why I decided to drop it after having tried GoblinX 2.5 RC1 "Mini" sometime in October.

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: The following is my Top 10 list of themes used by anti-Linux FUD campaigns. This list is based on observations made over my years of following the Linux market.

SSH: Best Practices

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HowTos

linuxsecurity.com: The goal of this document is to kick in the new year with some best practices for SSH: why you should use them, how to set them up, and how to verify that they are in place.

Acer Laptops with Ubuntu Now Available

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Hardware
Ubuntu

geekzone.co.nz: I think this is a temporary offer only, and I don't have many more details than what is in the product page, but it looks like Acer is making a limited laptop series available now with Ubuntu Linux pre-loaded.

Free/Open-source P2P File Sharing Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: File sharing typically follows the P2P model, where the files are stored on and served by personal computers of the users. Generally, people who engage in file sharing on the Internet both give (upload) files and receive files (download). There are plenty of excellent free/open-source P2P file sharing software available today. Here’s my list:

The Making of KDE 4.0

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KDE

earthweb.com: How do you produce a major update of a popular desktop for GNU/Linux? Following the release of KDE 4.0 last week, I talked with Wade Olson, the press contact for KDE in North America, and a member of KDE e.V., the German non-profit organization that is the financial and legal arm of the project.

Also: KDE 4.0.0 release rocks the Linux world

SE Linux--a great open source success story

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Linux

opensource.org: I just read an excellent summary of the top 10 SE Linux stories of 2007, and it reminds me that I owe the world a blog posting about the amazing vision and accomplishments of the SE Linux project.

Interview: Michael Meeuwisse

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Interviews

kernelTRAP: Michael Meeuwisse started Project VGA in September of 2007. The project aims to develop a simple, low budget, open source, VGA compatible video card available this year. In this interview, Michael explains his inspiration for the project and talks about the first development cards that will be functional by the end of the month.

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