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Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 5

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Linux

In this episode: We celebrate the release of Gnome 2.26 and talk about the Chromium browser. Could the Linux community have done more to capitalise on the weak take-up of Windows Vista, and how can we prepare ourselves for Windows 7? And is it a good thing to have two competing desktop environments?

One giant step closer to the Google Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Google still isn't saying publicly that they're going to deploy Android as a desktop Linux, but HP, ASUS, and other major computer makers are apparently in talks with the company about deploying Android on netbooks.

Also: Will Google Android wreck Ubuntu?

X.Org 7.5 Released. Wait, Nope!

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Software

phoronix.com: Today X.Org 7.5 with X Server 1.7 is scheduled to be released, per the release schedule that Daniel Stone proposed last year. While the 7.5 release is not yet uploaded to the X.org web-site, the latest X.Org 7.5 release schedule says today's the date.

An easy library catalog with Tellico

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Linux

Setting up an electronic “card catalog” for my books always seemed like a lot of work, so I hadn’t really attempted it before; lately, I happened across a KDE program called Tellico that made it so easy and fun that I completed my inventory in under a week. Read the full article at Freesoftware Magazine.

14 Most Popular Text Editors for Linux

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Reviews

An overview of 14 most popular text editors available on Linux.

5 Free and Open Source OS You Should Try

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OS

blog.taragana: There are a list of other operating systems beyond the ones that rule the market. And those of you who love open source operating systems, if you like experimenting or trying out new things, here are some cool alternatives for you.

Arch Dropping i686 support

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Linux
Humor

archlinux.org: Recently the developers have been discussing the possibility of adding some additional optimizations to our i686 port to improve multimedia support. This would involve reducing the compatibility with older systems.

Microsoft signs Linux compatibility deal

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Linux
Microsoft
Humor

blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft announced this morning it has signed an historic agreement with the Linux Foundation guaranteeing compatibility between Windows and Linux going forward.

Beyond the rhetorical fictions about “free software”

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OSS

esr.ibiblio.org: A friend directed me to a comment thread over at the Volokh Conspiracy, a blog I occasionally read and considerably respect. The response I ended up writing is substantial enough that I think it’s worth posting here.

First Look: eyeOS 1.8.5

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OS

news.softpedia.com: In the past, having your head in the clouds was generally regarded as a bad thing. Nowadays, everybody wants to have their share of The Cloud.

Also: Create Your Own Cloud Operating System With EyeOS

Compiz & Beryl

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Software
Humor

IBM Buys Linus Torvalds

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Linux
Humor

daniweb.com: IBM CEO, Samuel Palmisano, announced at 12:01 am EDT that IBM has completed the purchase of Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds for $4.6 Billion in cash and stock.

Ubuntu Format magazine: on sale now

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Ubuntu
Humor

Introducing CADIE

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Sci/Tech
Humor

google.com: For several years now a small research group has been working on some challenging problems in the areas of neural networking, natural language and autonomous problem-solving. Last fall this group achieved a significant breakthrough. Research group switches on world's first "artificial intelligence" tasked-array system.

Ubuntu to rewrite Linux kernel using Mono

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Ubuntu
Humor

tuxradar.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the Benevolent Dictator for Life of the popular Ubuntu Linux distro, has announced his plans to rewrite all of Gnome, X11 and the Linux kernel using the Mono platform.

YaST and Compiz during Installation

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SUSE
Humor

Normally compiz (more precisely the cube module) shows each desktop on the surface of a cuboid. Since we don’t have several desktops during installation we decided to show the “wizard” steps on the cuboid.

Red Hat ponders going proprietary

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Linux
Humor

infoworld.com: In a surprise announcement, Red Hat is looking into a move away from open source and making its flavor of Linux a proprietary OS. The shift, if undertaken, would be a tricky one that would delve into thorny legal issues of ownership within the open source community.

Microsoft hiring Linux/OSS dev & advocates

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Microsoft
Humor
  • We Interrupt This Blog...

  • A career change for me.
  • Goodluck Fabio and Welcome Daniel
  • Microsoft Open Sources Windows

yesterday's odds & ends:

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News
  • Linux bugs: Whaddaya want for nothin’?

  • Which SQL is MySQL?
  • Do Open Source Companies *Really* Support Free Software?
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 65
  • Full system encryption for Linux (yes, even the kernel)
  • Web content filtering with DansGuardian
  • Making Full Use of the Super (Windows) Key in Gnome
  • Find Files with the find Command
  • Exploring filters and pipes
  • 275 Open Source Policy Initiatives (and growing)...
  • The SFLC Show - Episode 0x0A: A Guide to GPL Compliance
  • How to Convert .cue and .bin files into an .iso file
  • Install Bind on Gentoo
  • FreeBSD 7.1 + Linux Runtime Binaries
  • Edit file on Remote host
  • MySQL and the freedom to fork
  • Taking Control of Your Documents
  • Testing the Fedora 11 Installation Guide
  • 1295 Infected Hosts, 103 Countries, And They Still Can't Say "Windows Malware"

Australia introduces licences for internet users

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Web
Humor

itwire.com: Internet users in Australia will have to take out licences from the next financial year else they will not be allowed to use the web, official sources told iTWire today.

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Goodbye Solaris

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