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10 ways to e-publish with Linux

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Software

techrepublic.com: If you’re looking for a low-cost way to create, publish, and market an e-book, be sure to check out these Linux tools.

Executive Spotlight: Paul Smith of Red Hat

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Linux
Interviews

blog.executivebiz.com: As general manager for Red Hat‘s Public Sector, Paul Smith oversees all aspects of sales, business development, marketing, consulting and the channel partners focused on federal, state and local agencies and educational institutions.

Nine traits of the veteran Unix admin

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OS
Humor

infoworld.com: Last week I briefly departed from reality, thanks to the inexplicable actions of the CRTC, but this week, I'm off the drugs and back on terra firma -- sort of. Anyway, to celebrate my return to the land of the sane, I thought I'd tick off a few hallmarks of veteran Unix admins, so you have a better chance of spotting these rare, beautiful creatures in the wild. Here is their song.

53 Open Source Replacements to Spice Up Your Desktop

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Software

earthweb.com: With so many new devices – with so many new interfaces – coming out all the time, is your desktop starting to seem a little, well…boring? Are you frustrated by how slow and buggy Windows is? Are you tired of winter weather and wish that something – anything – would change? If so, this list is for you.

As Linux becomes easier it can be more dangerous

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Linux

it.toolbox.com: Over the last several years I have seen great leaps and bounds in terms of ease of use for Linux based operating systems (have to keep the purists happy Smile which I will refer to as simply Linux. Because I am lazy and don't want to write Linux based operating system all the time.

Ready for Firefox 4

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Moz/FF

manilastandardtoday.com: I LOOK forward to the day when the folks at Mozilla decide that Firefox 4 is ready to launch without the word “beta” attached to it.

openSUSE to Celebrate 11.4 with Virtual Dance Party

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SUSE

linuxjournal.com: Many large projects mark their significant releases with launch parties. But openSUSE has come up with a uniquely Gecko idea: a Secondlife.com virtual dance party.

Ubuntu Netbook Edition review

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Ubuntu

pcadvisor.co.uk: Ubuntu Netbook Edition is precisely what it sounds like: a version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system modified for use with netbook laptops.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Effy Does CrunchBang
  • A few new updates to Unity in Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha
  • What's on Sabayon's Agenda
  • Adobe open source code backs – gasp! – HTML5
  • World leaders using Drupal
  • Focus Group Open Source: Migration
  • Linux scores big in large-format printing
  • Twofolds Joy of using Ubuntu
  • OpenShot 1.3.0 release with new stuff
  • Bug fixes for MySQL 5.5
  • IT: Updated law presses public administrations to share software
  • Another nifty load meter: ttyload
  • Mandriva is seeking a security engineer
  • Meet the Man Behind the Jeopardy Super Computer
  • Introducing Opera 11.10 "Barracuda"
  • Raleigh Working To Address Complaints About New Website
  • MSQt™

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Duke Nukem 3D running natively on Ubuntu
  • Configure the Linux Grub2 Boot Menu the Easy Way
  • Change Grub background image in Squeeze
  • Linux IPTables: How to Add Firewall Rules
  • Ubuntu 10.10 setting up Mac OS Time Machine server
  • Install Krusader Twin Panel File Manager
  • Virtual Hosting in Apache Web Server On Debian
  • Troubleshooting Linux Servers with telnet
  • Using awk with Print and Printf
  • How to Add Skype Contacts to Pidgin IM
  • Working with Frames and Objects in Scribus
  • A Simple NFS File Server
  • Restore Grub Force, Filesystem Checks with Rescatux

Arch Steps Up – Debian Takes A Backseat

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Linux

lockergnome.com: I recently did some soul searching regarding my GNU/Linux philosophy. I found that I wasn’t being true to myself.

Mandriva 2011 Alpha 1 Released

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: I am pleased to announce to you that the iso of Mandriva 2011 Alpha 1 just went out, and should be available in devel/isos/2011 directory on your favorite mirror shortly!

Mageia Announces First Alpha Release

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Anne Nicolas has announced the first alpha release of Mageia (code name Cantine). The 32-bit or 64-bit DVD should be landing on mirrors very soon.

GNOME 3 User Day Kicks off Tomorrow

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Software

ubuntu-user.com: GNOME 3 User Days are a great opportunity for users to find out about GNOME 3 and to talk to members of the GNOME project about the new release. Everyone is welcome to get involved and ask questions about GNOME 3.

Mozilla losing Director of Firefox, Mike Belztner

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla losing Director of Firefox, Mike Belztner
  • Developer Engagement at Mozilla

Putting Your Brick In The Natty Wall

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Ubuntu

Jono Bacon: Wow, what a cycle Natty has been already. Back in Orlando, when Mark proposed Unity for inclusion in Ubuntu 11.04, we knew this cycle was going to be a busy one, and the Design, Desktop Experience, Ubuntu Platform, and community teams have been working at full steam to make Natty a rocking release.

Blog from your desktop with GNOME Blog

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Software

ghacks.net: With my on-going search for making my life ever-easier, I have turned to using smaller applications to keep my readers and fans informed. This can get to be an overwhelming problem when you are tweeting, facebooking, blogging, and – oh yeah – writing.

Debian 6 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Debian 6.0, aka Debian “Squeeze”, is the latest stable release of Debian. It was made available for download earlier this month. In Debian country, a major release of this sort is a once-in-a-very-long-time event, unlike other distributions where it happens at least twice a year. This article provides a detailed review of Debian Squeeze.

Open source is for lovers

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OSS

opensource.com: It's true. If you think about the characteristics of open source and the qualities of a successful relationship, you will find a lot of overlap.

Ubuntu 11.04 Preview: run-one Improves Automated Tasks

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Software

thevarguy.com: It’s a safe bet that cron doesn’t rank highly on most Ubuntu users’ priority lists — in fact, I’d be surprised if a majority even know what cron is. For those who do, however, the Ubuntu 11.04 release in April promises some notable new features for cron.

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