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today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Execute a command automatically upon GDM/GNOME login
  • Opera still won't support H.264 video
  • KDEMU – Matt Rogers in the 25th Century
  • GTK+3 Completes Its Rendering Clean-Up
  • Movable Type
  • HOWTO: Install Firefox 4 on Ubuntu or any Linux Distro
  • Batch resize images using the command line in Linux
  • List of Top Popular Linux distributions
  • How to Install and Run Silverlight in Linux
  • How to Connect the ZTE MF636DB USB Modem on Ubuntu
  • Getting readline to work with Ruby Version Manager (RVM) on Linux Mint KDE
  • Apache : Get internal information about it
  • Finding the biggest files on the server
  • Linux Outlaws 167 - On Her Majesty's Secret Server

Firefox 4beta is Horrible

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Moz/FF

speely.wordpress: It’s soooooo sloooooow. Every page takes longer to load in FF4b6. I don’t know how they messed that one up: Mozilla won’t win any speed awards for Firefox 4.

Nautilus Elementary in Ubuntu

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Software

techdrivein.com: Nautilus Elementary is probably the best thing happened to Gnome's very own file browser in a long time. I gave it a go in the just released Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" RC and I was quite taken aback by the amount of improvements with the new Nautilus Elementary.

A console goodie grab bag

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have a few applications that I have tinkered with, but didn’t make a big enough impression to warrant a full post.

Know Your Hardware

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Hardware
Software

linuxaria.com: On linux there are some simple commands that allow you to see what the OS is seeing (that does not always correspond with the hardware in the machine). Today we will see some.

7 months with Windows 7

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Microsoft

fewt.com: Back in late February of this year, I performed an exhaustive test to see where Desktop Linux distributions stood in comparison to Windows 7. At that time, I discovered that Windows 7 is actually a really great operating system and seeing the amount of potential, I began to shift towards using it full time at home.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 143 is out

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SUSE

20 Really Awesome Linux Desktop Customization Screenshots

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Linux

junauza.com: In terms of customizability, I can honestly say that the Linux desktop is far better than Mac OS X or Windows. There are tons and tons of desktop environments, window managers, icon sets, and different applications readily available for easily customizing or tweaking the overall desktop look and feel. Here are some impressive customizations.

OS representations and the choice of migration

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Linux
Microsoft

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: I have noticed that there are several representations of Linux and Windows that are used to dissuade people from migrating. Unfortunately, an uninformed migration normally ends up in disappointment and, as a result, hurt people resort to disqualifying depictions again in a never-ending circle.

Thank you, Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Thank you, Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 T-Shirts now available in Canonical store
  • Ubuntu 10.10 RC Comes With a Ton of Improvements

Firefox, What I Would Like To See

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: Firefox is my default web browser, which can be mainly attributed to its amazing add-on support and customizability. The following list is my Firefox wish list, changes that I would like to see in the web browser.

Also: Firefox 4 vs. Internet Explorer 9 - Head on!

Review: wattOS R2

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I was looking around to see if there are any other lightweight Ubuntu-based distributions, and I came across wattOS. wattOS R2 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" and uses LXDE.

10 Alternative Applications for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

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Software

linuxnov.com: Starting a new application series will show you many alternative applications for Microsoft windows in Linux platform. For example today I will try to find many possible applications to be alternative for Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator work In Linux Platform.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Modern Perl: The Book: The (draft) PDF
  • Microsoft using anti-Linux tactic against Android
  • Toshiba AC100 dumps Android for Ubuntu 10.10, gets useful
  • Fedora Board Meetings, 27 Sept 2010 & 1 Oct 2010
  • Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 10.10
  • The Economist.com data migration to Drupal
  • Outgrowing QuickBooks? Maybe open source ERP can help
  • Quick review: Sintel
  • what to do when your favourite Linux distro falls appart
  • Red Hat Near Resistance
  • Schwarzenegger Decriminalizes Marijuana in California
  • Revising the openSUSE Board Election Rules, 2nd iteration
  • The FSF and Project Harmony

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Master lighttpd – the lightweight alternative to Apache
  • How to exchange Ctrl and CapsLock in Ubuntu Gnome
  • Shorten URLs using goo.gl and Python
  • systemd for Administrators, Part III
  • Python script to backup mysql databases on Debian servers
  • Audible Manager on Ubuntu
  • install Nvidia driver on a Xen kernel, CentOS 5.5(Final)
  • Using Ubuntu One Cloud Storage
  • Dark Glass docky theme
  • Random gnome-terminal profiles (themes) in Ubuntu
  • REDCap: A Tool for Collecting Clinical Trials Data
  • Making your app modular: Yapsy

Quo vadis Linux?

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Linux

go2linux.org: The Linux community, or as Mark Shuttleworth said the free software community components, should not fight or argue with each other. In my humble opinion, we all play our role.

Tetris game ‘HexGlass’ is far from original, fun to play

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Gaming

ubuntugamer.com: Hexglass is a Tetris-styled puzzle game with a slight difference. Instead of using square blocks to create a ‘Tetris’ you are instead given hexagonal shapes of varying form

Guess What? Linux May Not Be for Everyone

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: What recent converts to the new OS don’t realize is that the new operating system is not for everyone. In fact, I have come to the conclusion that Linux is best for users at the two poles of computing experience.

ATI R600 Classic Mesa 7.9 Performance

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: As we have talked about in numerous articles now and delivered various benchmarks for different graphics processors from those using a classic Mesa DRI driver to the newer NVIDIA/ATI hardware with Gallium3D support, Mesa 7.9 brings a lot to the table.

Ubuntu emoticons

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Web
Ubuntu

“Say hello to my little friends…” I’ve just completed a set of emoticons that more closely follow our visual identity to replace the defaults on the Canonical Design Blog.

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