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Story Killing Linpus Linux, reaching for Ubuntu on netbooks srlinuxx 21/03/2011 - 4:32pm
Story Not enough open source in schools? srlinuxx 21/03/2011 - 4:31pm
Story How To Install And Use MyDLP falko 21/03/2011 - 1:11pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 21/03/2011 - 5:40am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/03/2011 - 5:31am
Story Holding on to KDE 3.5.x and Gnome 2.x in 2011 srlinuxx 21/03/2011 - 3:53am
Story Five Things The Internet Brought That I Can Live Without… srlinuxx 21/03/2011 - 3:52am
Story A bid to keep LUGs relevant srlinuxx 21/03/2011 - 3:32am
Story No FAFSA for FOSS Users srlinuxx 20/03/2011 - 10:21pm
Story Taming Firefox 4 - The annoyance-less guide srlinuxx 20/03/2011 - 10:18pm

Really Late Review of Fedora 7

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LinuxElectrons: This Fedora 7 review is really late, especially with Fedora 8 just around the corner. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to write since its my latest switch from OpenSUSE 10.2.

My first impressions of my Dell 1420n with Ubuntu pre-installed.

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arstechnica forums: It's obvious it's still Linux and has it's warts. I mean when I first booted it took a bit for the bios to initialize. I don't know what that was about, but took about 30 seconds. Never saw that on my Ibook.

How Linus copes with criticism

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Linux So, you want to be a kernel hacker. Before you go down that path, or get involved with any other free or open source development project, you should know that it's often a wild, raucous place where -- no matter what level of coding skill you possess -- your tolerance for criticism or rejection might constantly be tested. Even Linus Torvalds isn't immune to criticism.

OpenBSD: Stealing Versus Sharing Code

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kernelTRAP: OpenBSD project creator Theo de Raadt detailed his concerns regarding BSD-licensed code and Dual-BSD/GPL-licensed code being re-licensed under only the GPL as previously discussed here, "honestly, I was greatly troubled by the situation, because even people like Alan Cox were giving other Linux developers advice to ... break the law."

KPackage - GUI package administration and management alternative

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vertito.blogspot: Linux administration of RPM packages from linux boxes is basically required for keeping up and maintaining your package database tight, neat, and clean linux boxes. This has been possible from command line terminal ever since RedHat become well know.

NetBSD and Lighttpd help put three 200 MHz PCs put to good use

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pinderkent.blogsavy: I’m a staunch supporter of putting old, but working, computers to good use again. Personally, I have repurposed numerous systems back into production after they were deemed to be too old, and replaced with newer hardware. One of my favourite tools for enabling this is NetBSD.

How To Get Out of the Microsoft Habit

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bri-computer.blogspot: If you're like me, a total cheapskate, I believe that you would do well on Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS. Both are very user friendly, and I was blown away by the two Operating Systems.

Avoiding the very appearance of evil at Google

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matt asay: The Economist has an amazingly good article this week on Google, and its growing influence and power. Rather than ring alarm bells about Google's sometimes casual approach to privacy concerns, the article suggests that Google needs a deeper change of heart.

Gentoo forums scheduled downtime

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Web The database will be shutdown and backed up, final consistency checks will be performed, and pending the unforseen, the conversion to full UTF-8 support is the last step. The forums will be shutdown during this time. This activity is scheduled to start on 2007-09-08.

today's leftover links

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  • 2007 OLF Speakers

  • Nero burns on Linux
  • Motorola's Linux phone arrives at U.S. stores
  • Free x86 Linux router distro rev'd
  • Finally! Upgraded to 7.04 "Feisty"
  • Open source booming in K-12 education
  • Email marketer harnesses the power of Gentoo
  • Two More Linux Games
  • Command line tip - add a user from the command line
  • Finstall: New GUI installer for FreeBSD Operating System
  • Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos: Getting Along With Redmond
  • Video on the Web: Browser Support

Review: A first look at Puppy Linux 2.17

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CLICK: Since my Puppy 2.16 review took so long that 2.17 came out before I finished it, I decided to dive into Puppy 2.17 now so I don't get beat by 2.18 (though I offer no guarantees).

Linux: Killing Tasks On Frozen NFS Mounts

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kernelTRAP: "I've long hated the non-killability of tasks accessing a dead NFS server," Matthew Wilcox said along with a prototype patch to fix the issue based on a 2002 posting by Linus Torvalds.

Novell's Linux Leanings

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Motley Fool: Novell came up aces in its third-quarter report yesterday. The fact that revenues grew means a couple of good things for the software platform designer.

Short-Term/Long-Term: The Battle of OOXML

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Linux Today: It was, for me, a fascinating study of short-term versus long-term as I watched the proceedings surrounding the standardization process of Microsoft's Open XML document format unfold this week. But then, I am easily fascinated.

Speed up Debian with Xfce (or Fluxbox)

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CLICK: I've probably written the following line a hundred times: "The Xfce desktop didn't seem any quicker than GNOME." After running the Xfce-based Xubuntu, Vector and ZenWalk, as well as running Slackware with Xfce, I decided to try it in Debian.

OLPC parts shortage manageable, says maker

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computerworld: The company manufacturing the One Laptop Per Child notebook played down the impact of component shortages, rebutting local reports that the shortages will affect supplies of the computer when it ships in October.

Browser betrayals

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Tux Love (PC World): Most people don't realise how their browsers betray them. It's not so bad at home, but in a work context it could cost you your job.

Also: FileZilla 3 brings Windows FTP goodness to Linux

Entire city of Vista users can't access the internet

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the inquirer: PEOPLE in the city of Lund in Sweden that use the Microsoft Vista OS can't connect to the Internet. The reason is because Lund is a Linux city which has a a Linux server that doesn't like Vista.

Microsoft's ISO manipulation will hurt us all

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jem report: I've always resisted the urge to blindly bash Microsoft -- indeed it does make a few really nice products, and has had a positive impact on the computing world in some important ways. Today I'm writing about something that all computer users need to be aware of, and Microsoft's at the forefront of the effort that goes against user interests.

Also: Microsoft and Its Rivals Take 'Office' Politics Global
And: When the standards are this low, no one wins

Some howtos:

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  • Linux backups powered by Tar

  • Working with GNOME in Fedora 7
  • How to install/use packages in UBUNTU 7.04 DVD?
  • How to use Squid as an easy web filter
  • Ubuntu: Huawei E220 for the sake of Celcom 3G
  • Software audio mixing in Ubuntu
  • Delve deep into drives
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