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Good (Linux) Things on the Horizon

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Linux

community.zdnet: We seem to be in a particularly good period for Linux at the moment. We've recently gotten the Mandriva 2009.0 and Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex releases, and both of them seem to be very good. There will be a number of new releases coming in the next few weeks, as well:

Why Free Software is a Con-Trick

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: How does free software generally operate? It begins with a call for *help* - which means that it elicits the same deep human response as the con-trick described in the original post.

The Web's 11 worst blogs

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Web

itbusiness.ca: Love 'em or hate 'em, blogs are everywhere you look these days. From Britney to your boss's bratty nephew, it seems everyone has something to say--and no one's shy about sharing. We decided to seek out the lamest blogs lurking around the Internet.

AbiWord: How To Start Word Processing in Two Seconds Flat

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Reviews

AbiWord is a light-weight, open-source word processor that works under Linux, Mac OSX and Windows. Its layout will feel familiar to anyone who has used a word processor before, and you will find most things where you first look for them.

You know you are a Linux geek when...

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Linux

it.toolbox.com/blogs: Not everybody is a Linux geek, or a geek at all for that matter. However some of us assimilated ones are so I decided to make a list to show what separates a Linux geek from the rest. This list is from my personal experience and is in no particular order.

First Ubuntu Jaunty Alpha imminent

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: Most of us have only just got our systems updated to Intrepid Ibex, but the Ubuntu development team is steaming ahead with plans for an Alpha 1 release of Jaunty Jackalope tomorrow.

Why I Choose CentOS for a Server

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Linux

linuxdistrochoices.com/blog: There are many options available for Linux distros, over 500. Most of them you can make into a server. However, if you are looking for the professional level server that, in my opinion, leads all other distros in functioning as a server then you need to investigate CentOS.

Mandriva, gimme a break, will ya?

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MDV

beranger.org: So I installed for a second time Mandriva 2009 XFCE. OK, it's not an official Mandriva product, but it's using its packages. And it's annoying.

Ubuntu at the Crossroads of System Logs and Community Feedback

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: Jono Bacon, Ubuntu's community manager, has been hard at work nailing gelatin to the wall. He's putting a lot of thought into how he can best determine the vitality, growth, needs and wants of the Ubuntu community and how they best mesh with, and give back to, the wider Linux and open source communities.

Reiser seeks to appeal - says lawyer 'hates me'

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Reiser

sfgate.com: Hans Reiser, the computer programmer who admitted to strangling his estranged wife, is trying to appeal his conviction and sentence on the grounds of ineffective assistance from his lead attorney.

Should You Use Twice the Amount of Ram as Swap Space For Linux?

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Linux

Linux and other Unix-like operating systems use the term “swap” to describe both the act of moving memory pages between RAM and disk, and the region of a disk the pages are stored on. It is common to use a whole partition of a hard disk for swapping. However, with the 2.6 Linux kernel, swap files are just as fast as swap partitions.

today's leftovers

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News
  • New software in openSUSE build service

  • KDE harvest comes after the seed is planted
  • 'Free' may be losing its allure
  • Beyonce using Drupal
  • Prime Note Cartina UM, a New Linux Powered Netbook
  • ALSA 1.0.18a Released With Fixes, Updates
  • Novell releases GroupWise 8
  • Robertson--Still Hiding Details About Linspire's Demise
  • Do the Maths: GNU/Linux's Discovery
  • Should you deploy a Linux-only mainframe?
  • Netbook Smackdown: Compare the Six Top Netbooks
  • Open ATI R600/700 3D Graphics For Christmas?
  • NVIDIA 180.08 Beta Driver Adds In OpenGL 3.0
  • Improving Open-Source ATI Power Management
  • Linux Printing: A Curious Mix of Yuck and Excellence, part 2
  • about:mozilla - Developer News Nov 18
  • ARM support for openSUSE Buildservice and openSUSE
  • Linux on the Label
  • Convoluted Column Arithmetic Examples Using Awk On Linux
  • Video editing on Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to create automated Linux/Unix backups

  • How To Run Gnome Panel Applets in XFCE
  • Who's On Your Linux Box
  • Small tip, how to recreate fluxbox menu
  • A Guide to System Backup and Restore in Ubuntu
  • SATA: /dev/hda Instead Of /dev/sda?
  • Use Dovecot for POP3/IMAP services
  • sK1 vector in on good illustrations
  • Treat your C code like scripts with C Cod

some off-topics

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Misc
  • dinosaurs+mice, HPUX+Linux, OOo+google office, aka the Innovator’s Dilemma
  • Major League Baseball to Silverlight: You're Out
  • The Myth Of Personal Freedom In The Digital World
  • RIAA win: Tennessee to police campus networks
  • Tech layoffs: The scorecard
  • Why Google Must Die

Gartner Report Exaggerates Open Source IP Concerns

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OSS

daniweb.com: In a report on enterprise open source usage released this week, Gartner research director Laurie Wurster stated in rather strong language that companies could face a big intellectual property issue because they are using the software without understanding the IP implications of the licensing language. But is she exaggerating.

The Linux ‘weakbook’ bites back

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I was pointed toward an interesting article recently that centered on a competitive battle of netbooks v. smartphones, indicating the latter will emerge victorious. However, will the smartphone really kill the netbook? Nah. Here’s why:

A few good reasons to switch to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

omegamormegil.wordpress: Here’s a list of a few of the reasons I think you might want to take a look at Ubuntu.

A Geek’s Guide: How To Pimp Your Car With Linux

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hehe2.net: If you’ve just started using Linux, you’ve probably noticed an interesting phenomenon. You’ve entered a group of rugged individualists, non-conformists, people who know how to pull things apart and put them back together, people who don’t like being spoon fed. Just using Linux in your PC? Ok, that’s pretty good. But how about building a Linux system from scratch? Or on your phone? Even better, how about in your car?

Red Hat CEO Whitehurst Talks About Slowdown, Virtualization, Linux

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Linux
Interviews

informationweek.com: In an exclusive interview, Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst opens up about the open source software firm's short-term prospects in troubled times and longer-term opportunities for growth.

Open source is not all about the money

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blogs.zdnet: Dave Rosenberg is worried about Sun. “If it fails,” he writes, “Sun will be the harbinger of sorrow for the rest of the open source world.” The open source business, yes. The open source world? Not so much.

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