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US government rescinds 'leave internet alone' policy

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Web

theregister.co.uk: The US government’s policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to his top official at the Department of Commerce.

Google: good or evil?

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Google

telegraph.co.uk: It's been a difficult week for Google, which has been at the centre of antitrust investigations and a controversial Italian court case. Is the search giant's halo slipping, or does the 'Don't be evil' mantra still hold true?

Lubuntu looks familiar! – Hint: Xandros

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Ubuntu
  • Lubuntu looks familiar! – Hint: Xandros
  • Kubuntu is awesome!
  • Ubuntu 10.04 to Include Chromium Web Browser

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Useful command line little tricks (part 3)
  • Change font and font size in Fluxbox
  • Girls make a point at Linux conference
  • Installing Drupal
  • Setting Up Hibernation on Linux SSD Netbooks
  • Is monogamy good for technology?
  • Kolivas Pushes New Kernel Responsiveness Patches
  • Miro – Slick open source video player
  • Canadian tax software and Linux
  • Novell’s SUSE Linux Milestone: Proper Perspective
  • PHP 5.2.13 addresses security holes
  • Qt + Box2D is easy!
  • Mandriva to be at the Solutions Linux 2010 exhibition
  • CentOS – update / install PHP 5.2
  • FLOSS Weekly 110: Webmin

The Perils of Sudo With User Passwords

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Security

longitudetech.com: The consensus among new Unix and Linux users seems to be that sudo is more secure than using the root account, because it requires you type your password to perform potentially harmful actions. In reality, a compromised user account, which is no big deal normally, is instantly root in most setups.

A Linux Rubik’s Cube

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Software

blog.tampakrap.gr: Recently some friends were spending most of their time in solving the Rubik’s Cube (3×3x3), finding new fascinating algorithms and reducing their time to the minimum. But as professional geeks they decided to take it one step further.

"Task Pooper" could revolutionize GNOME desktop

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Software

arstechnica.com: The GNOME community's design and usability experts gathered for a week-long hackfest hosted by Canonical in the UK to shape the next major iteration of the GNOME desktop environment.

In Defense of Distro-hopping

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Brian Proffitt recently tackled the topic of distro-hopping over on LinuxPlanet. Proffitt wonders whether the practice might be passe or something to be discouraged, but it's here to stay and should be encouraged rather than looked at askew.

Why GNU/Linux for academics and why Debian in particular?

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Linux

cddesjardins.wordpress: This is an attempt to explain my position as to why I use GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/Linux, in particular, and why you as a reader, surfer, or couch academic, should want to run GNU/Linux and Debian.

Two Open Source Tools for Photographers

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Software

scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: digiKam is a truly versatile and powerful application for managing and tweaking photos, but it’s not the only photographic tool around. In fact, there are a few other nifty open source utilities that can make great additions to your photographic toolbox. Here are a couple.

Review: Linux Browsers

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Software
  • Review: Linux Browsers, Part 1
  • Review: Linux Browsers, Part 2
  • Browser Wars: The Sequel

Stallman and Free Software Foundation launch Day Against DRM

computerworlduk.com: Tuesday May 4 has been named as this year's Day against Digital Rights Management (DRM) by the President of the Free Software Foundation.

Pocketing Police

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Software

doctormo.wordpress: An odd bit of news from the xorg foundation. During some discussion on their mailing list about missing funds it became apparent that PayPal had simply taken $5k of their money.

iPlayer On, iPlayer Off

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The BBC's iPlayer has long been a thorn in the side of the Open Source community. Since it entered public beta in mid-2007, the BBC has consistently flip-flopped between completely ignoring FOSS users, serving them third-rate pacifier versions.

The Linux Desktop Expansion

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Linux

pcplus.techradar.com: There are three reasons why Linux isn’t succeeding on the desktop, and none of them are to do with missing functionality, using the command line or the politics of free software.

Analysis: Ubuntu 10.04 Keeping Pace, Or More, With Windows 7

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Ubuntu

crn.com: The Ubuntu community released Alpha 3 of the next-generation Lucid Lynx version of its desktop OS, and it's becoming increasingly clear that Microsoft will have difficulty putting any daylight between Windows 7 and the free operating system.

Beautify your Ubuntu desktop using the software center

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za/blogs: There is nothing wrong with wanting to spruce up your computing environment. Sure there are those who live and breathe more than comfortably in a console environment but if you function in a GUI then appearances can matter.

Say, this is almost as easy as Linux!

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Microsoft
Humor

blogs.computerworld.com: But next morning it's fish who gets a panicked call from the user, who tells fish that nothing is working and can he please come right over to take a look? Fish knows he's not up on the latest Windows issues, so he heads to the user's desk with a bit of trepidation.

Mint Enlightenment

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress: A couple of weeks back I was talking with my Dad about what to do with his nearly-antiquated laptop (meaning from 2002.) Having had recent experience with lightweight linux distros and window managers, I decided to shop around a bit and see what else was out there.

Early peak into Gnome 3’s potential

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gnome.org/seth: I am stoked to be designing a Gnome that kicks ass for hackers too. McCann is right: the ‘choice‘ between design for office monkeys and hacking monkeys is a false dichotomy.

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