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Linux Defenders organize to fight patent trolls

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OSS

networkworld.com: In December, General Patent Corp. announced it was working on behalf of Worlds.com to enforce its patents on "Scalable Virtual World Chat Client-Server System" and "System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space," which date back to 1995.

Eye candy for KDE Desktop Manager (KDM)

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: There are several layers at which a GNU/Linux system’s appearance can be customized. By far the most visible, especially on a multi-user machine, is the login manager screen. KDM (the KDE desktop manager) has a highly-flexible and easy-to-use XML-based theme system.

My adventures in Gentoo, Ext4 and GCC 4.3.3

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Gentoo

blog.guillermoamaral.com: I finally got a chance to settled in and back to work after a nice trip to Jamaica. I did what any Gentoo loving person does in such situations, go crazy and reinstall everything \o/ yeey.

A Few Questions For Gustavo Noronha

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Linux
Interviews

times.debian.net: I started using GNU/Linux because I wanted to learn how to program and I got to know that C compilers were easily available in GNU/Linux distributions. I started with Conectiva Marumbi, in late 1998, and when I bought a Debian CD in early 1999 I was instantly in love.

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 delayed again

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet: Firefox 3.1 beta 3 was not released as planned on Feb. 2 and is not expected imminently.

More FOSS security scare-mongering

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: With all the talk of open source and the Obama administration, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the scare-mongering around FOSS security is going to be close behind — and here’s part of the first wave, fresh from Ernest M. Park.

Linux Mint makes Ubuntu suck less

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Linux

bitburners.com: The many of the best and the market dominant distributions have one in thing in common - they have strong commercial support behind them. Every now and then an interesting smaller distribution comes up and is able to attract major audiences and gain an active user group. Such distributions include SimplyMEPIS, PCLinuxOS and the LinuxMint.

A truly light-weight OS: Written in ASM, with GUI, networking and apps

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OS

geekzone.co.nz: Much has been written about resource hungry operating systems. Microsoft Vista or even various GNU/Linux desktop editions, which can't be happy unless you throw gigabytes of RAM at them. Today I came across an operating system that can truly claim to be light-weight.

E-tailer dumps Windows for Red Hat

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: UK-based online lingerie and nightwear retailer figleaves.com has turned away from Microsoft and to virtualisation and open source software to revamp the technology platform that will support its upcoming ecommerce site.

Second netbook wave begins

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Asus is taking pre-orders for a netbook based on Intel's second-generation netbook platform, the secret-shrouded N280/GN40 chipset. Early product specs confirm that the second wave of netbooks are likely to offer faster graphics and lower power use, along with room for much, much larger batteries.

Synchronizing UNIX files with optimized security

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Security

This article covers cp, tar, and rsync, that can aid with the security of the synchronization of UNIX files

Free Ubuntu book tops 150,000 downloads

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.com: Keir Thomas informs us that his new Ubuntu book has been downloaded 150,000 times. Freely downloadable in PDF format MacFreda Publishing's 164-page Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference offers a beginner's overview of the popular distro.

Is open source becoming like Microsoft?

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OSS

news.cnet.com: Talking with Microsoft last week, I was surprised to hear a key reason for Microsoft getting involved with things like optimizing Windows for PHP: it was the only way to ensure products like PHP work with Microsoft technology at all.

Full Circle #21 out now

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Ubuntu

fullcirclemagazine.org: That’s right folks, FCM#21 is finally here. In this issue: Command and Conquer - Formatting Output, Game Review - Tribal Trouble 2, and Top 5 - Torrent Tools.

Recovering from a Hard Drive Failure

linuxjournal.com: Have you ever woken up in the morning and said to yourself, “today is the day that I'm finally going to backup my workstation!” only to find out that you're a day late and about 320Gb short? Well, that's about what happened to me recently, but don't worry, the story has a happy ending.

Important LAMP systems tunning considerations

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Linux

This series of three articles on tunning LAMP systems discusses many of the server configuration items that can make or break an application's performance.

Novell may make more acquisitions to fill product line

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SUSE

computerworld.com: Novell continues to look at acquisitions to fill its product line, Ron Hovsepian, the company's president and CEO, told reporters in Bangalore Monday.

Linus Torvalds – Interview at linux.conf.au 2009

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Linux
Interviews

abclinuxu.cz: 1) Have you given any more thought to changing the version numbering model of the kernel?
I'd actually like to change the version numbering because right now the 2.6 doesn't mean anything at all.

Netbook Linux at a Crossroads

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Linux

earthweb.com: Much has been written about how Linux is an optimal OS for a lightweight netbook. And netbooks themselves are on a tear. But some buyers of Linux netbooks are running into trouble. That brings up a good question: just how realistic is Linux on a netbook for mainstream computer buyers?

Take a hard look at the command line

toolbox.com/blogs: When I started up my first computer I was very excited. I unpacked it from its box. Set it up on a table and turned it on. As the screen flickered into life my excitement mounted. Then there was a beep and a black screen with a flashing green block. Welcome to the command line!

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