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Why FreeBSD 8 Won't Rewrite the Book

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BSD

internetnews.com: A major release of an operating system typically brings significant changes that require users to learn new skills. But backers of the open source FreeBSD 8 operating system say that's not necessarily going to be the case with its next major version.

Vector Linux 6.0 Gold Review

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Linux

techexposures.com: Vector Linux is a popular Linux Distro whose motto is “speed, performance, stability”. Version 6.0 was released in February 2009. Their stated goal is to “Keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide.”

Banshee as a Platform?

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Software
  • Banshee as a Platform?

  • Netbook UI, photo management coming to Banshee media player
  • Mono makes headway on the Linux desktop

Apache and the future of open-source licensing

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OSS

news.cnet.com: If most developers contribute to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because they're forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public License?

PC maker Everex closes up shop in the US

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Everex was one of the first companies to offer a netbook in the US.

The need to expand open-source licensing

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OSS

sdtimes.com: In his seminal essay on the nature of open source, entitled “The Cathedral and the Bazaar,” Eric Raymond described the Linux community as a “great babbling bazaar of differing agendas.” This work contributed to the present situation in which OSS has lost its edginess and is now commonly accepted by even conservative companies.

What I Like About Firefox

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Moz/FF

schoollibraryjournal.com: There are camps of people who use different browsers and have long-winded, heated arguments over which one is best. If a tool can make my life simpler, more efficient, and fun, I’m more likely to use it. Firefox 3 fits the bill

Text Mode Linux Applications

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Software

lightlinux.blogspot: During the first year of blogging for Lightweight Linux, I have written about many useful text mode applications. Here is a short overview of the applications I have written about.

Ubuntu’s Karmic Koala Needs You

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Ubuntu

linuxologist.com: The Canonical Design team is currently running a contest for beautiful desktop wallpapers for its upcoming Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 scheduled to be released in October 2009. They have created a photo pool on Flickr where you can submit or just browse proposed backgrounds.

Linux and the Brick and Mortal Establishment

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the things that many people don't realize when complaining about the lack of Linux powered machines in Brick and Mortar (B&M) establishments is the one thing that's kept Windows the dominant player for ages.

Second edition of Mandriva Linux One 2009.1 released

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MDV

h-online.com: The Mandriva developers have released a second edition of their Mandriva Linux One (MLO) 2009.1 LiveCD. It includes all of the available security and maintenance updates up to the 10th of July

An Interview with Valerie Aurora: File System Evangelist

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Interviews

linux-mag.com: Jeff Layton talks to Valerie Aurora, file system developer and open source evangelist, about a wide range of subjects including her background in file systems, ChunkFS, the Union file system and how the developer ecosystem can chip in.

Do We Need a New Distro for Everything?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Saying I need a distribution just to save power is like saying I need a distribution to keep my cat off of my computer.

Has Debian lost control of its distribution?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Ubuntu is a very well known Linux distribution. Those who have an interest in those things also know that Ubuntu is based on Debian. Now I am noticing that whatever direction Ubuntu is going, Debian is starting to follow.

KDE 4 Rough Edges

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KDE

troy-at-kde.livejournal: Well, after being back in the saddle for a bit, I've drawn a few conclusions, good or bad, about the current status of KDE and KDE 4 more specifically. This is derived from my interactions with users, and monitoring of KDE related feedback on the net.

Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: Kernel Mode Setting

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Kernel mode setting will be enabled by default for Intel-based video cards on Ubuntu 9.10, set to be released in October. I recently played around with this new feature on a Karmic Koala live CD.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Penumbra Collection $5 Weekend Sale!

  • Mono: Why is Debian resorting to spin?
  • Open-source extremism, and how the OSI can help
  • hardware4linux is back online
  • Reputation key to success in an open source world
  • Chrome OS, Android, and Other Trends Boost Open Source Jobs
  • Red Hat's Open Source Cloud Forum--Free Online, Top Speakers
  • Career advice: Preparing for life after the recession
  • Evolving Partner Programs: Microsoft vs. Red Hat
  • Microsoft's Azure cloud price pipped by Amazon's Linux
  • Vibrant Community Propels KDE Forward at Akademy 2009
  • Recession-Proof Open Source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Code Project: Tower of Hanoi in Python

  • The Forgotten Power of Unix Text Utilities
  • Install mod_security for better Apache security
  • Securing Linux – A Crash Course in iptables
  • Tech Tip: Extract Pages From a PDF
  • Installing Webmin: for admins that like it GUI
  • Get started with Fetchmail, Procmail and Dovecot
  • PHP and nginx on Ubuntu: the easy way
  • How to backup and upgrade drupal to latest version
  • A Collection of Linux Tips and Tricks
  • Gentoo - Using Masked Packages

A lightweight heavyweight

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: If I had to name the open source projects with the largest development teams, Gnome and KDE would probably come to mind. After that I read on the LXDE devlopment blog that they rank quite high in the list of active projects on Ohloh.

Taking a Principled Position on Software Freedom

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OSS

advogato.org: Those of us in the free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) community know the routine by now.

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