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today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source followers flock to capital

  • First $100 laptop runs Linux
  • Linux netbook buyers are cheap and plentiful
  • OLPC's dual boot Linux, Windows laptop due out soon
  • Do you want a notebook with that order?
  • VirtualBox 2.0
  • The Open Source Movement
  • A decade on: Google's internet economy
  • Zonker Blogs
  • Ann Arbor's Linux Box grows from start-up to 10-person firm
  • GNOME 2.24.0 Beta 2 Released
  • The Power of Ubuntu
  • X.Org Developers Raid The Zoo
  • Students Help Humanity with Open Source Software
  • XDS 2008: GLSL, Radeon, Graphics Testing
  • Open source release takes Linux rootkits mainstream
  • Mozilla, Firefox running for .net magazine awards 2008
  • Drupal is a 2008 Open Source CMS Award Finalist
  • August in the archive - a view from the Ubuntu Server Team

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bluetooth GPRS with Mandriva 2008.1

  • Easily recover from a tarbomb with xargs
  • Using ext4 on Gentoo (and probably other distro's)
  • Google Chrome on openSUSE
  • Unique Sorting Of Lists And Lists Of Lists With Perl For Linux Or Unix
  • Power monitoring and logging with Apcupsd and Cacti
  • Browse the Web in Konqueror using only the keyboard
  • Four Tweaks for Using Linux with Solid State Drives
  • Managing Bash with Key Sequences in Ubuntu

Seinfeld & Gates: Was this ad supposed to be funny?

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet: The long-awaited $300 million ad campaign that Microsoft launched to counter Apple’s successful “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” campaign aired during the Thursday night kickoff to the NFL season. Did you see it? I missed it on TV but caught it on YouTube.

First Linux on Everest

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Linux thin client specialist Igel has created a Linux operating system image for a rugged panel PC designed for vehicle-mounted and industrial applications. The Igel-5310 LX Premium Image works with Glacier's Everest PC, available with a 600 MHz Celeron or 1.4GHz Pentium M processor.

Vista vs Linux - has the penguin got the power?

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OS

nzherald.co.nz: Linux versus Windows is the stuff of near endless controversy. Linux lovers trash Windows for being slow, unreliable, insecure and overpriced, whilst Windows bigots accuse Linux of being hard to use and clunky. Who's right?

PCLinuxOS 2008 Coming Soon?

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com: It looks like PCLinuxOS 2008 release will be sooner rather than later. The repositories are frozen as of this morning (found via forum post).

Advent & Ubuntu, A Perfect Partnership?

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Linux
Hardware

kd-signofthetimes.blogspot: I recently purchased an Advent 4211 from PC World. I have no interest in Win-doh's being an Ubuntu convert so my first task would be to install Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Hardy Heron.

Ubuntu Linux Netbooks: What Dell Can Learn From ZaReason

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Dell’s new sub-notebook, the Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook, is the latest vote of confidence for Ubuntu Linux in the desktop and mobile markets. I’m genuinely impressed with Dell’s commitment to Ubuntu. But Dell can learn two key lessons from ZaReason, a small PC maker that specializes in Ubuntu systems.

Smile and Say 'Cheese' (Gnome's Computerized Photo Booth)

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Software

linuxplanet.com: I wandered over to the Apple section. You see, I wanted to see what a MacBook Air looked like. As I looked at the screen, I could see my face being picked up by the built-in Webcam. The application doing so is something called Photobooth. I looked at it and thought, "Hey, that looks like Cheese in Linux."

KDE Community Working Group takes care of the community

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KDE

linux.com: If the rocky reception of KDE 4 has done anything, it has forced the KDE project to realize it needs to listen to users more closely. One of the first results of this realization is the new Community Working Group (CWG). Announced at Akademy, the recently concluded annual KDE conference, the CWG was described as designed "to act as a central point of contact by being available to communicate user needs and concerns to developers, and developer intentions and plans to users."

Tux3 Acting Like A Filesystem

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: Daniel Phillips noted that his new Tux3 versioning filesystem is now operating like a filesystem, "the last burst of checkins has brought Tux3 to the point where it undeniably acts like a filesystem: one can write files, go away, come back later and read those files by name.

Pardus 2008 - Where were you?

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Linux

archux.com/blogs: Arch Linux has been having hard lockups recently, so I decided to try out a new distro. I had a look at Distrowatch for a different distro to try. I'm very picky with my distros.

Ubuntu Music Players: Better than iTunes/WMP?

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Software

blogs.howtogeek.com/tuxgeek: Ubuntu is slowly gaining marketshare - increasingly with the tech savy end-users - and therefore brings the need for easy to use, fully featured entertainment solutions.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: Dell barges into the netbook market with its sleek, configurable, and solid performing Inspiron Mini 9, but it’s not without flaws.

Ubuntu documentation in shreds

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Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: An ambitious plan to smarten up the online documentation for Linux distro Ubuntu has ended in failure. Dubbed the Summer of Documentation by the Ubuntu forums beginner team who devised the plan back in June, the goal was to clean up the Ubuntu Community Wiki.

Windows Guy Tries Open Suse 11

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SUSE

10minutetech.net: I’m a Windows Guy. I’ve wanted to see if I could walk on the Linux side for a while now. I wanted to see if I could really switch over and do all the things I need to do easily. So I decided to give it a try.

My first Linux laptop is the Asus EeePC netbook

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Linux
Hardware

Dana Blankenhorn: My first Linux laptop is the ASUS EeePC. This is a sweet machine in many ways. But if you’re a touch typist this is going to hurt.

Linux in U.S. Schools: Why the Resistance?

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Linux

Matt Hartley: "Software alternatives are just not available for Linux.”
I hear the statement above almost everyday. What makes the statement so ridiculous is that it is completely inaccurate 99 percent of the time. When I hear this coming from schools...I find myself shaking my head in complete disbelief.

Open Source Software: Your Company's Legal Risks

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OSS

linuxinsider.com: Open source software is a convenient way for developers to build solutions. However, if your company plans to distribute that software, a recent ruling makes it clear that failing to follow the open source license could put you in jeopardy of a copyright claim, according to Michael P. Bennett and Katherine K. Ivers of the Wildman Harrold law firm.

Gallium3D Update, 2D Support Coming?

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Software

phoronix.com: During FOSDEM this year, Keith Whitwell had provided a status update on Gallium3D and where they were at as of February. However, a lot has changed since then.

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