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An open source flower wilts and dies

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: I knew of a little flower called Open Source. It started out as a seed and was given water, fertiliser and sunlight. This flower started growing and sending out roots, becoming stronger with every leaf. One day the fertiliser was changed.

Choosing the Right Linux Netbook + Why You Should Avoid Windows 7

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Linux

junauza.com: Instead of bashing Microsoft for deliberately spreading several great lies about Linux, I'm going to write something useful that I hope will benefit those who are planning to buy a netbook.

openSUSE Goes Offline To Transform

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SUSE

linuxjournal.com: Having your Linux distribution suddenly disappear from the internet would put a strain on anyone. It does happen from time to time, however, something the team at Fedora can testify to. Announcing in advance that your distro will pull a David Copperfield would prove far less stressful, and that's exactly what the good people at openSUSE have done.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Group test: newsreaders
  • Kubuntu apps repraise
  • Four GNOME Blogging Clients Worth Noting
  • Are you a 100% free user?
  • Netbooks? Oh Yes, They Are Enterprise Grade
  • Software Freedom Day Italy (Perugia)
  • Will KVM KO Xen?
  • Video: Audio Production With Free Software
  • Microsoft makes points to ponder
  • Case Study: Financial firm switches from Unix, Windows to Linux
  • NYSE/Euronext powers ahead with Unix-to-Linux migration
  • DreamWorks uses Red Hat cloud to cut filmmaking costs
  • The Status Of Unigine's Linux-Compatible Game
  • AMD Eyefinity 24 Display Tech Demo On Linux
  • MySQL Connector for OpenOffice.org 1.0 GA
  • Linux on POWER: Distribution migration and binary compatibility considerations
  • White House Director of New Media speaks about Open Source
  • Novell: Novell Open Source Luminaries to Speak at LinuxCon
  • Not always Gentoo's fault
  • OpenMW interview with Nicolay Korslund
  • GoblinX 3.0 GNOME Edition Has Support for Netbooks
  • Fun and FUD in the Fall Flamebait Follies

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Count packages installed by pacman
  • Adding a user on Zenwalk 6.2
  • Working with Bluetooth: Connecting to All Those Cool Devices
  • Changing the from field when sending email
  • OOo: How to tell what data your chart is based on, and update it
  • Add a second drive to your Ubuntu server
  • How to install Java Runtime on Zenwalk 6.2
  • How can I assign a user process to a specific pseudo tty?
  • How to update your custom Ubuntu Jaunty kernel
  • Protect Your Network With an Open-Source Firewall

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Get Decked: A Look at TweetDeck

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Software

linux-mag.com: Having trouble keeping up with your social media? The TweetDeck crew released a major update to the “social dashboard” this week that adds support for Facebook and MySpace. Now you can update several major services and bring order to your social media universe.

LifeHacker and Ubuntu: A Response

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: Recently LifeHacker had an article talking about five things they would like to see in Ubuntu. The article is very supportive of Ubuntu, and we appreciate that LifeHacker folks, and I wanted to follow up with a few notes.

Nano notebook design sports Mobile WiMAX

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Via announced a Linux-compatible notebook reference design that packs a 1.3GHz Nano processor along with optional Mobile WiMAX, GPS, and cellular connectivity.

Karmic makes you go WOW

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Ubuntu

davmor2.blogspot: I thought I would just say WOW! There are little touches in Karmic that just make me think why wasn't this in before.

KDE 4 Fanboys: seriously, knock it off

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KDE

linuxcritic.wordpress: When I say “I’m looking for a way to make KDE 3.5.10 work on Slackware 13″ or “I’m looking for applications to replace the ones I’ve gotten used to using in KDE, since I won’t be installing KDE going forward”, what does that mean to you?

Hey, check out my package!

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: There are many, many Linux distributions floating around the internet tubes waiting to be downloaded for your computing pleasure. One thing they all have in common is some form of package management system.

moonOS 3.0 Review, Screenshots, Video

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: moonOS is another fantastic looking distro that has always put a lot of stock in appearance. Based on Ubuntu 9.04 Januty Jackalope and codenamed “Makara”, the moonOS 3.0 release is no exception with plenty of improvements.

Eight Things Windows Needs Before I'll Use it Again

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Microsoft

linuxphilia.blogspot: Windows 7 is better than Vista. Great. But saying that is like saying you'd rather catch the common cold instead of swine flu. I've demoed the release candidate for Windows 7, and I can safely say that I still don't like it. There are several things I need to see in a Windows operating system before I'll even contemplate switching back.

Guide to porting from Solaris to Linux on POWER

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Six steps to accelerate Solaris to Linux on POWER porting tasks

My Arch Linux Experiment (Part 2)

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Welcome to part two of my Arch Linux experiment, where I am attempting to determine if Arch is a viable replacement for Kubuntu on my machine. Previously, I bombed out big time and here the saga continues.

DesktopBSD 1.7

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BSD

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Although the official name of this blog is Desktop Linux Reviews, we will occasionally be looking at non-Linux operating systems too. Such is the case with DesktopBSD 1.7 which is a version of the FreeBSD operating system.

Now, Microsoft Indoctrinates Best Buy against Macs

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Microsoft
Mac

maximumpc.com: A couple of days after an anonymous forum poster exposed Microsoft’s surreptitious anti-Linux training material for Best Buy employees, it has now become apparent that Redmond is providing them with anti-Mac training material as well.

Also:

  • Is Microsoft stalling on its GPL Linux drivers?
  • Microsoft software licensing: A nightmare
  • Cowboys Stadium: Windows did not shut down succesfully
  • Sara Ford – the Microsoft open source leader who gives and gives
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How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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