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Why I Love Linux

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Linux

dailytech.com: Thirteen years ago, when I first installed Linux, I didn't realize how it'd shape my future.

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.3 x86_64

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SUSE
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 11.3 64bit (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP, CGI and SSI support, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH, TLS and virtual mail users, BIND DNS server, Pureftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Hidden Linux : agt-get secrets

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Software

pcworld.co.nz: apt-get is the package handling utility behind Debian-based Linux systems such as Ubuntu, Mint and Mepis. ...a couple of neat tricks up its sleeve.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Lightspark 0.4.2 open source Flash player released
  • Open sound series: Part 3 - Ampache
  • Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS Delayed To Next Month
  • A new Fedora for the XO-1 release with Sugar 0.88
  • Optimizing KDE’s energy profiles
  • Red Hat CFO Charles E Jr Peters Sells 2,879 Shares
  • Red Hat 19.50% Above its May 6th Flash Crash Low of $26.81
  • Windows may have been better choice than Mandriva afterall
  • Linux Syncs Great With Droids
  • Fedora websites design status
  • Morevna - An Open Source Anime Project
  • LPI Announces Prizes and Incentives
  • Linux Cheat Shirt
  • Who would trust open source security from the government
  • Another Educational Institute Opens Its Gates To Open Source
  • Using KDE – Day 5

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • dual-boot Jolicloud and Windows on your Netbook
  • Install Gloobus Preview In Ubuntu
  • Getting Started with the Linux Kernel
  • FreeBSD Get CPU & Memory Information
  • Selecting the Right Ubuntu Version
  • Zip compression on the linux shell
  • Sky Over Baikonur Backdrop with Gimp
  • APT-FAST, Faster than APT-GET
  • 3 Apps for Monitoring Performance
  • Mount a Remote Folder in Ubuntu

Is Ubuntu Commercially Driven?

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Ubuntu

doctormo.org: I was reading the comments on the interesting Mint blog about Mint testing a Debian derivative so they can take advantage of rolling releases and get away from Ubuntu’s instability. Some of the comments allude to a different sentiment:

Cool User File Systems: ArchiveMount

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Linux

linux-mag.com: Have you ever wanted to look inside a tar.gz file but without expanding it? Have you ever wanted to just dump files in a .tar.gz file without having to organize it and periodically tar and gzip this data?

PC-BSD 8.1 "Hubble Edition" released

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BSD

h-online.com: The PC-BSD development team have announced the release of version 8.1, the "Hubble Edition", of their open source operating system.

Banshee 1.7.3 brings the Amazon Store to Linux

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Software

banshee.fm: Banshee 1.7.3 is part of the active-development 1.7 series, leading up to a 1.8 maintenance series release in the fall. It contains many new features and a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

Drupal looks beyond open source zealots

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Drupal

theregister.co.uk: Every few years, Drupal violates done of the industry's most sacred rules: don't break your APIs.

Linux Desktop: Command Line vs. User Interface

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Linux

earthweb.com: In the Linux desktop world, the graphical user interface is here to stay. Old Unix hands may grumble, but the fact remains that, without all the efforts poured into GNOME, KDE, Xfce and others, Linux would not be as successful as it is today.

2 Photo Managers That Tie Features Into Neat Little Bundles

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Software

linuxinsider.com: When I first eyeballed the apps digiKam and Shotwell, I saw the former as being far more intricate and professional-looking. But first looks can be deceiving. Shotwell's features and advantages are initially less obvious.

4 Reasons Every Windows User Should Have An Ubuntu Live CD

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: Think Ubuntu is useless? Think again. Ubuntu can be an extremely effective tool for repairing and working on computers, even if you consider yourself a Windows purist.

OS Review: Haiku Alpha 2

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OS

lunduke.com: A little less than a year ago we reviewed Haiku Release 1 Alpha 1 and it was pretty damned impressive. With one glaring problem: No WiFi. Nearly a year later, we finally get our grubby little hands on Alpha 2…

How useful is anti-virus in Linux?

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Linux

dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: In almost three years of using Linux, I've never come across any Linux malware. I have come across tales of Linux malware. Do these stories suggest that using anti-virus software is necessary or advantageous?

Lifehacker's List of the Best Linux Downloads

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Software

lifehacker.com: We love Linux, and want to make it easier for others to do so, too. This first edition of the Lifehacker Pack for Linux includes our favorite apps that get things done and make your desktop great.

10 best Linux distros for 2010

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Linux

techradar.com: Hardware compatibility, ease of use, the size of a software repository. These three attributes are unique to each Linux distribution. But at the same time, each Linux distribution is at liberty to take and mix whatever it wants from any other.

Lubuntu 10.04 Review

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Ubuntu

raiden.net: One of the defining characteristics of Linux is its open nature. As one of the most popular modern distributions, Ubuntu has seen its share of modifications, respins, and derivatives. One of the latest Ubuntu offspring is Lubuntu, which mixes the basic distribution with the LXDE desktop environment and Openbox window manager.

Tax office goes Ubuntu for AUSkey Linux standard

onlysoftwareblog.com: The Australian Taxation Office is preparing to release a Linux port of its AUSkey authentication software with Ubuntu being the reference distribution for testing and development.

China and the Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop

computerworlduk.com: It's an old joke by now that this year will be the year of the GNU/Linux desktop – just like last year, and the year before that. But now there's a new twist:

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