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CMMI is not a secret code

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Software

blogs.ittoolbox: Many people, when faced with a situation requiring a program compile, will shy away from this mystical seeming process. In fact when I first confronted this CMMI beast I did so with beating heart, quivering fingers and weak knees.

Lessons learned: Two weeks with the XO laptop

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OLPC

zdnet blogs: Repeat after me. The XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project is designed for kids. Why bore yourself with that mantra? If you don’t you may find yourself griping about something that wasn’t designed for you in the first place.

Also: How politics is stifling $100 laptop dream
And: What future for OLPC?

Selecting an Open Source Content Management Solution

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Drupal

sys-con.com: Based on these criteria, it was necessary to research CMS offerings. A shortlist of four was chosen based on market leadership: Drupal, Alfresco, Joomla, and Liferay. A review of articles on the Internet and internal tests resulted in the following conclusions:

Legends of FOSS: Perl 5.10 is here

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Software

iTWire: Loved by sysadmins and webmasters worldwide – being a major scripting language as well as the basis for PHP – Perl has today seen its first major update in five years. Let’s walk through the main new features and why they're big news.

PCLinuxOS Day 1 - Installation

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PCLOS

opensourcelearning.info: In the first stage of writing this series I will install PCLinuxOS (and some remasters) in virtual machines. This is just to make it easier for me to carry PCLinuxOS around and use the tools and software that it provides.

Dual-boot Windows and Linux, step 1: Get Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

c|net blogs: There are three ways to get an Ubuntu installation CD: Download the distro and burn it to a CD, buy a copy at Amazon ($13 plus shipping), or request a free CD by mail (allow six to 10 weeks for delivery). With your Ubuntu installation CD in hand, you're ready to take the OS for a test drive.

5 Things Open Source Needs In 2008

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: More hardware support and better communication from Microsoft are just two of the things the open-source community must get in 2008 to continue its momentum.

few leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu for Dell 6200 Laptop

  • Could open source exist without the Betamax case?
  • The Ubuntu Experiment

Rhythmbox: An OpenSource iTunes Clone

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Software

DPotD: The Linux desktop environment has made great strides in terms of usability in the past couple of years. In that light, I present Rhythmbox, an OpenSource music player ala iTunes for the Gnome desktop. Some of its features include an iTunes-style layout, search box, playlist management, podcast handling, and iPod integration.

even more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Start KControl on Kubuntu

  • Enterprise streaming media? Sure, and on virtual Linux systems!
  • Make Your Own Passport Size Photos (using GIMP)
  • Adding A Dynamic Desktop To Your Ubuntu
  • TPT(Tiny Python Tip): Python for Bash Scripters

coupla more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quick Tip: Transparent Terminal in Gnome Background

  • Starting programs automatically at startup in Gnome

KDE 4.0 Reviewer Reminders

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KDE

kdedevelopers: Before everyone starts to spread his opinion about KDE 4.0 let me spread some reminders:

One Laptop Per Geek - A Review in Many Parts

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OLPC

opsamericas.com: So I decided to try an experiment, and participated in the G1G1 (Give 1, Get 1) program from the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project. At first glance, it looks like a very small version of the Mac clamshell laptops.

coupla howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bullet proof your server #1 - Apache

  • How to change the background color of your screen in Ubuntu

DXG USA DXG-110 10MP Digital Camera

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Hardware

phoronix: Normally at Phoronix we don't look at any digital photography products, but the DXG-110 from DXG USA had caught our attention as being the first 10 megapixel digital camera available for under $200 USD. In this article we are also looking at some of the photo management programs available to Linux users.

Musix 1.0r3 Test 4 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Along side Ubuntu Studio and other multimedia-oriented distributions, Musix is a Debian-based distribution led by Argentinian developers that is currently at version 1.0.

News about LANCOR v. OLPC

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OLPC
Legal

Groklaw: I was reading some cynical documents just filed in the LANCOR v. OLPC litigation. Yes, it's begun in a Nigerian court. LANCOR has actually done it.

5 Firefox Extensions to Increase Productivity

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Moz/FF

Jatecblog: One of the primary strengths of Firefox is its extensions. Sure if they aren't programmed well they can end up draining memory from your system and such, but they can still be rather useful. Here are a few extensions that I consider to help my productivity greatly.

more fun with kazehakase

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Kazehakase can be more fun than a bag of cats. Here’s something nifty you can do with it, with a minimum of effort.

Track the Amount of Time You Spend Online in Firefox

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Moz/FF

howtogeek.com: Everybody makes New Year's resolutions, and I wonder how many of you made the resolution to waste less time browsing the internet? If so, here's an easy way to track the amount of time you spend online.

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