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Story Review: DuckDuckGo Compared to Google, Bing, Yandex sb56637 28/05/2014 - 4:39am
Story Red Hat opens office in Indonesia to target Open Source opportunity Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 2:16am
Story Is 'Open' the 'Organic' of the IT Industry? Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:56am
Story Tales of Distros Tried and True Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:45am
Story Oracle Expands Open-Source High-Availability with MySQL Database Fabric Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:35am
Story Cheap Intel-based Android tablets get real Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:19am
Story Valve Steam Machines: Now Look Forward To 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:12am
Story Intel: BYOD enterprise Android is OK Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:07am
Story Intel Partners With ARM Chip Maker Rockchip on Tablet Products Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:04am
Story Ubuntu Devs Work on Porting Android Apps to Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:02am

Arch Linux Revolts Against ATI Catalyst Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: While AMD continues to improve the ATI Catalyst Linux driver from where they were at years ago by introducing new features like CrossFire and OpenGL 3.0 support while addressing outstanding bugs, no Linux graphics driver is yet in a perfect state.

bash-completion: the greatest things since bash completion

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Pressing the tab key in bash to auto-complete a file name is one of the most time saving tricks especially when dealing with very long file names. Unfortunately, file name completion is not always the right behavior. This is where the bash-completion package steps in.

Fedora 10

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Linux

jaslarue.blogspot: For several years now, I've used PCLinuxOS, but a recent series of updates made my system very unreliable. I got restless, and popped in a Fedora 10 disk I got in the mail.

TOP 10 Freenode Channels Offering Real-Time Help on Open Source Technologies

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OSS

tnerd.com: IRC is one of the best resources when it comes to live tech-related help and advice. Following is the list of TOP 10 Freenode channels where users flock in to receive and offer real-time help.

Clubbing the Tom-Tom

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Legal

esr.ibiblio.org: I’ve been doing some research on the issues in Microsoft’s lawsuit against Tom-Tom. Here’s what I’ve found about the patents are at issue in the case:

Web cam tweaks in Linux

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Linux
Hardware
HowTos

Recently I bought a Gear head Web cam (cheaper) from Frys Electronics. The vendor id and product id of this gadget is 093a:2620. It does not come with driver for linux.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Lenny (AMD64)

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HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Lenny server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

Install Firefox 3.1 beta 3pre in Ubuntu (from repositories)

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Ubuntu

To install Firefox 3.1 beta 3pre in Ubuntu, first you need to add a new repository. To do so, go to System > Administration > Software Sources, to the Third-Party Software tab and add this repository: Full story.

some howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Better looking Emacs in Ubuntu / Debian

  • How to Disable Startup Programs on Your Computer (Linux)
  • Simple and Useful Ways to Optimize GNOME for Netbook Displays
  • Error messages explained
  • Safari 4 beta over WINE
  • Linux tips every geek should know
  • My top Flex tips for beginners
  • Standard Process for Restoring IPtables at Boot?
  • How to fix Linux boot problems
  • How to measure network performance with iperf
  • FLOSS Weekly 58: ZFS
  • Clint Savage of the Fedora Project on Spinning Your Own Linux Live
  • Opera should give up on desktop browsers?
  • Shuttleworth Says Linux is a Joke
  • Paul Harvey dies at 90

Fedora 11 Will Have An Incredible Number Of New Features

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Linux

californiaquantum.wordpress: Fedora 10, an amazing Fedora release in its own right, had 28 approved features. As of writing this Fedora 11 has 37 which have already been approved, plus another 23 waiting

Warren Woodford on MEPIS kernel, favourite features

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Warren Woodford, founder and lead developer of MEPIS Linux, had previously complained that Debian 5.0 "Lenny" didn't ship with a long-term support Linux kernel, and so the latest release of MEPIS breaks form with Lenny only days after its release by shipping with a newer kernel.

full circle magazine Issue 22

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Ubuntu

Another month gone by, so you know what that means! Another issue of FCM. This month, we have:

GNOME Do: The King of Launchers

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Software

news.softpedia.com: The main chore that you'll want to be handled via the GNOME Do is opening applications. Summon it with Super+Space, type a few letters and in a blink of an eye it will start guessing the program you want to launch.

5 Minutes of Fedora 10

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Linux

benhay.blogspot: Mind-bogglingly slow. Yes, some of you are probably thinking I'd have to be insane to run the livecd from a laptop cdrom in only 256MB of Ram. But it's what I had, so that's what I used.

Does Microsoft still need Novell?

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SUSE

blogs.zdnet.com: The key question becomes, does Microsoft really need Novell anymore, or is it ready to try its luck with Linux directly?

Sabayon 4.1 Sneak Peek

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Linux

blog.hyperfish.org: Recently I was this review at danlynch.org and is it just me or is it overly negative, I suppose that is what we get for being reviewed by a Debian fan. He does raise some points that I would like to address however:

Jaunty Jackalope: Where's the Beef?

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: I'm getting a little worried about the state of open source on the desktop. Modest strides forward have been made in recent times, bringing open source to entirely new audiences. But there might be the faintest whiff of complacency.

Mandriva 2009 - Quite all right, but could be better

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MDV

dedoimedo.com: Mandriva is another friendly, popular distro that you should take into consideration when thinking about using or trying Linux. Like its counterparts, it aims to deliver a complete experience to the user.

Slax - Tiny, beautiful, functional

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Linux

pbs01.wordpress: I had downloaded Slax a few days ago. I should say, I am very impressed with this little distro.

odds & ends

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News
  • The little Linux desktop that could: Xfce 4.6 released

  • Slideshow: Debian's Lenny Remains an Apt Community Linux
  • CLW: The Podcast 2 - Knock on the Door
  • Linux to Enter Law Office Through Netbooks?
  • The Beat Of The TomTom, Pt. 2
  • Filezilla - The open source way to FTP
  • Simply Mepis 8 is Finally Here
  • Linux ISVs gain tool to uncover lost license revenue
  • Prevent Firefox from Hogging Memory When Minimized
  • Discord At Last! Unix and Linux-y Humor
  • Novell's OpenSuSE commitment is tested
  • Firefox 3.0.7 Beta Released
  • The risks of using open source software
  • Fortunately, I go the Linux decision right
  • This isn't “Open Source”
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openSUSE Says Goodbye to AMD/ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Proprietary Graphics Drivers

openSUSE developer Bruno Friedmann, informed the community of the openSUSE Linux operating system about the fact that he's planning to remove the old ATI/AMD Catalyst (also known as fglrx) proprietary graphics drivers. Read more