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Linux & Zeno's Paradox

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Linux You probably know the one: You wish to get from point A to point B. Before you can reach B, you have to get halfway there. Before you can get halfway, you have to get a quarter of the way. Before you can get a quarter of the way, you have to get an eighth. And so on and so forth, ad infinitum.

Linux--The Lids Will Love It

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jdeeth.blogspot: Last year, when my youngest son was 5 ½, he was keeping me company in my home office and found my Linux box. On his own Ethan figured out that the Ubuntu logo was kind of like a Windows start button, navigated through the menu, found the games, and started playing an open source Minesweeper clone.

Welcome Windows Users - Adapt or Die!?

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Linux I've been seeing an increasing attitude rising in the Linux and Open Source community lately that I think needs to be addressed. People are switching to Linux, and doing so in droves. But something else is happening because of that: Linux and FOSS are changing.

Google dumps Firefox from download bundle

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Moz/FF Google has made Chrome the default browser in the English version of Google Pack, the search company's application bundle, replacing Firefox.

Patent problem for a future Linux feature?

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Linux A report from suggests that there may be a patent problem with KSM, a memory management technology that is a candidate for inclusion in a future version of Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 282

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • HowTo: Getting a lean system with a custom Ubuntu install

  • News: openSUSE prepares 11.1, Debian "Lenny" installer in deep freeze, Fedora FAQ updates, Glasgow University switches to Slackware, interviews with MEPIS and OpenSolaris developers, The Economist recommends Linux
  • Released last week: Slackware Linux 12.2, PC-BSD 7.0.2, Slax 6.0.9
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1, Linux Mint 6
  • New additions: Jibbed
  • New distribution: Jaris, Tiny Core Linux, Ubuntu Privacy Remix
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Where does Linux want to go today?

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Linux I have become concerned about some thoughts that people have started expressing. The latest was some guy at a French sounding blog who wrote a hissy fit trying to validate his reasons for leaving Linux. It did start me thinking. Where is Linux headed? What is the ultimate goal of Linux?

In Skins vs Believers: Linux always loses

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Linux When Microsoft hires somebody like IDG to prove that Linux is less effective than Windows it’s easy to separate argument from arguers - and when the consultants prove their case by hiring the least competent MCSEs they can find and turning them loose with the Linux root password.

The State of UK Terrestrial Web TV

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Just talk

So what i'd like to do here, is round up the offerings of the main 5 TV channels, what i'm looking for, is the following, how do they work on the following platforms. WindowsXP, Ubuntu 8.10 and Mac OSX Tiger. I'm using XP and not vista, because i believe there are more XP installs out there. i'll use firefox as the browser of choice to keep the browser the same across all browsers, however will also give the default browser for each OS a go as well, just to see how different the experience is.

today's leftovers

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  • Some praise for Fedora and some other stuff

  • P-Magazine using Drupal
  • Moonshiner: a graphical front-end to ps2pdf
  • Netbook Heroes
  • Updating Linux Passwords Via The Web Browser
  • Animated Wallpaper on your Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop
  • epidermis - Download and Apply Theme Packs in one Click
  • Safely Using Files as Block Devices with Partitions
  • Dear Debian developers
  • QuickStart - Back-up, Restore, and Set-up Ubuntu Quickly and Easily
  • USB 3.0 Demo with 5 second Ubuntu boot!!
  • KDE Forums: What's new?
  • Bulletproof your server to survive Digg/Slashdot
  • Windows you done stole my netbook market away: Linux
  • The Gritty World Of User Interface Exploration
  • Enemies of GNU/Linux?
  • debtree - Generate Package Dependency Graphs
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #121

The Freedom Key

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adventuresinopensource.blogspot: I bought a Dell M1330 laptop with Ubuntu pre-installed and yet it still has a key on the keyboard proudly displaying the Windows logo. So how could I fix this? Looking at the SFLC logo it struck me that what I needed was a "frdm" key.

Fedora Core 10 might make me a believer again

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Linux For a long time I was a wearer of the Fedora. Starting with Red Hat 4.2 all the way to 8 and then adopting Fedora when Red Hat when corporate, I was a proud user of all things Fedora. But then something happened.

I hope someone maintains Amarok 1.4

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Software Amarok 2 was released on December 10th. I have KDE 4 on my experimentation laptop, so I tried it. I don't like it.

KDE 4.2 Beta++

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KDE The Beta1 of KDE 4.2 Desktop Environment has been released at 26.11.2008. So it’s been there for a while - let’s take a look at the revision 893046.

Top Linux Moments of 2008

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Linux It’s been a rather interesting year for Linux, with just enough ups and downs to keep us on our toes. And, being as it is the heart of December, I figured now is a good time to scour through the Linux Action Shows of the past year and find, what I consider to be, the top moments from 2008.

More Happy holiday Wallpapers for KDE

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wadejolson.wordpress: There’s now a total of 11 holiday wallpapapers - enough to for the 12 Days of Christmas song assuming you already have a partridge in a pear tree wallpaper.

A Quantum of FOSS

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OSS I have been thinking for a while about how to get more exposure for Free and Open Source Software. I work in a school district which, like most, is owned by Microsoft. I have tried for several years to get more FOSS on the desktops and I have had only minimal success.

Slackware 12.2: Still not for me.

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Slack Those of you who've read them know I'm not a fan, and a lot of people don't like that. Nevertheless, with each new version I hope that this one will be the one I can actually use. I admit there's a kind of geeky cool that comes from running Slackware.

ferm: a straightforward firewall configuration tool

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Software Grumble… a postgresql server on an old Sun workstation isn’t visible to another old Sun workstation which (in theory…) is storing data on the postgresql server. The culprit was a misconfigured firewall.

“More Linux Distributions” Isn’t Necessarily the Answer

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Linux AJ Venter writes that we need more, not less Linux distributions. I’m not convinced that we need more distributions. More distributions would result in huge duplication of work:

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