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Is it time for Open Source to grow up?

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Linux

ittoolbox/blog: In the past ten years Open Source software and its poster child, Linux, has expanded quite remarkably. It has changed from a rebel without a cause to an entity that even the tried and true establishments have sat up and taken notice. Yet Linux and open source seems to have hit a glass ceiling.

Shape of things to come

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Linux
Hardware

manilastandardtoday.com: ACER will be rolling out the Aspire One mini-notebook this week in Manila, its answer to the ground-breaking Asus Eee-PC. When it was introduced at the Taipei Computex last month, Aspire One seemed to be the most credible challenger to the Eee PC. But in a rapidly growing market, what’s hot is a fast-moving target.

FORK PROPOSAL: Rebuild KDE 3 with QT4

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KDE

blogbeebe.blogspot: Here's a proposal I throw out to the world: Who would work with me to 'fork' KDE 3 and rebuild it with QT 4.x (4.4 at this point)? This would be the entire KDE 3 environment. I'm curious to see if anyone would step up and work with me to establish a new branch, porting KDE 3 to QT 4.4.

Ubuntu At Best Buy?

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Ubuntu

Matt Hartley: Wow, this certainly surprised me. Today I found out that Ubuntu Linux is now being sold at Best Buy online and even at some stores. And normally I would say this is great, except there is a problem - what the heck is Ubuntu “complete” edition?

Gentoo 2008.0-r1 may help if you've had LiveCD problems

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Gentoo

For those unfortunate souls who couldn't boot, install, or burn the LiveCD, we've provided the 2008.0-r1 revision bump. It fixes these specific problems:

How To Block Spammers/Hackers With mod_defensible On Apache2 (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

mod_defensible is an Apache 2.x module intended to block spammers/hackers/script kiddies using DNSBL servers. It will look at the client IP and check it in one or several DNSBL servers and return a 403 Forbidden page to the client. This guide shows how to install and use it with Apache 2 on a Debian Etch server.

today's leftovers

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News
  • An earthshaking use of open source

  • Book review: Blender 3D: Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery
  • GScrot -a good screenshot tool
  • Open Source is taking new turns in Africa
  • An Introduction to IRC on Linux for Beginners
  • Linux - Still chasing that elusive 1% market share
  • Abit Offers Broadcasters New Linux Based Automation System At IBC
  • Linux in the Stores
  • Easy Debian For Everyone! OpenOffice, Firefox 3, Java, AbiWord, IceWM, etc
  • Will Alienware Ship Linux-Based PCs?
  • GNOME hires Stormy Peters as Executive Director
  • Using the Desktop…why?

Review: GoblinX 2.7 Micro Edition

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: GoblinX is a Slackware-based Linux distribution which comes in live CD format. The Micro Edition is GoblinX's smallest version - the ISO only measures around 100MB – and it comes with only Fluxbox and several GTK/GTK2-based applications.

Hans Reiser leads police to wife's remains

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Reiser

abclocal.go.com: ABC News has confirmed that authorities are in the process of recovering Nina Reiser's remains from Redwood Regional Park, east of Skyline Boulevard. ABC News reports Reiser led them to his wife's remains.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tweaking the Eee PC part 2

  • Automating the creation of slide shows in OpenOffice.org
  • Auto-Hide Your Mouse Pointer When Idle With “Unclutter”
  • How-To: Use cdparanoia to Rip Audio CDs
  • Training Tips for New Linux Users
  • Helpful Tip: Disable Drag & Drop Images in Firefox
  • Fixing NTFS Mount Error in GNU/Linux
  • Killing those runaway processes that refuse to die

Is Gentoo Ready for Latest Linux Release?

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Gentoo

internetnews.com: Linux distributions often live and die on the strength of their respective communities. Such is the case with the Gentoo Linux distribution, which canceled its last release in 2007 but has now emerged in 2008 with a new release. Tanned, rested and ready?

KDE-Bluetooth for KDE 4: first test release

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: One of the main 3rd party packages for KDE is the KDEBluetooth suite. It is the graphical interface to Bluetooth for KDE. The KDE 4 port was now released in a first test version.

Ubuntu’s nice, but I’m headed back to OpenSuse

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SUSE

davidcaylor.com: I ran Ubuntu for about a month. It is a very nice distribution. Everything worked very smoothly. I had no real problems with it.

Four favorite distros

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: It is difficult for me to say that these are my four favorite distributions, period, without any qualifications. On the Ubuntu project alone, I am always torn between the XFCE based Xubuntu derivative and the KDE based Kubuntu derivative, and the 8.04 release is no exception.

HP Mini-Note a Sound Choice

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: HP's entry into the sub-Mini-Notebook arena comes in the form of the HP 2133, a sleek-looking, brushed aluminum finished, lightweight but well built beauty. You can see the attention to detail in the engineering when you first open it up.

some openSUSE posts

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SUSE
  • Movin' on Up

  • openSUSE is my new Ubuntu
  • OpenSuSE disappointments

In A State Of Flux

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Fluxbox
HowTos

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I CAME quite late to the Fluxbox party, and now I am here I wish I had arrived earlier. Fluxbox is a lightweight window manager for the X window system used by Linux distributions. When I say “lightweight”, I mean it is not resource-hungry, so If you like your desktop cluttered with icons and shortcuts, or enjoy fancy 3D, Compiz-driven eye candy, then Fluxbox may not be for you.

Evolution, Linux, and Gentoo

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Linux
Gentoo

cookingwithlinux.com: I was first introduced to Linux in 1998, when it was, perhaps, entering “puberty”. When I was introduced to Linux, I was interested in learning about it. In those days, Linux was harder to use and if you didn't have a love of computers you might have given up. Linux has come a long way since then. Since I wanted more control of my system, I was interested in Gentoo.

The “Ubuntu Equals Linux” Paradox

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: In a recent article published on CodingExperiments.com, it was noticed that the search term “Ubuntu” was coming closer to passing the term “Linux” on Google’s search engine. Many wondered why and several complained that Ubuntu was becoming “Linux.” So, why is this? Here’s why:

Tip of the Trade: Ext4

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Software

serverwatch.com: Computer filesystems are a surprisingly passionate topic. You can't get anyone excited about Emacs vs. Vi anymore, but start comparing filesystems and you'll have a fast and furious debate in no time. The current dominant filesystems for Linux are Ext2/3, ReiserFS, JFS and XFS.

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  • Bombay Stock Exchange: Open source is a mindset
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  • GitHub releases data on 2.8 million open source repositories through Google BigQuery
    GitHub today announced that it’s releasing activity data for 2.8 million open source code repositories and making it available for people to analyze with the Google BigQuery cloud-based data warehousing tool. The data set is free to explore. (With BigQuery you get to process up to one terabyte each month free of charge.) This new 3TB data set includes information on “more than 145 million unique commits, over 2 billion different file paths and the contents of the latest revision for 163 million files, all of which are searchable with regular expressions,” Arfon Smith, program manager for open source data at GitHub, wrote in a blog post.
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