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Story Pybackup Makes Saving and Restoring Easy as Pie srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 6:31pm
Story Building With Someone Else's Blocks: Going Open Source With Games srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 6:29pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 2 24/08/2011 - 8:20am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 6:35am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 4:56am
Story Why have you switched to GNU/Linux? srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 12:13am
Story What GNOME Can Learn from KDE's Recovery srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 12:11am
Story A tour of the first-ever Linux Hall of Fame srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 12:10am
Story Fedora 16 Alpha released AdamW 23/08/2011 - 7:31pm
Story First Look at Poseidon Linux, the Linux For Scientists srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 7:30pm

Kubuntu Tutorials Day

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: With KDE4 only a month away, now is the time to get involved in becoming a Kubuntu developer. We've set up these IRC sessions below to get you started.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to configure webcam in Debian Linux

  • Using one time passwords to temporarily open firewall ports
  • Hacking RPMs with rpmrebuild
  • Knock, Knock, Knockin' on EnGarde's Door (with FWKNP)
  • USB PCLinuxOS 2007 install tutorial

How to make Kontact work with Google Apps

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HowTos

linux.com: Recently, Gmail added IMAP support, giving the powerhouse email host the ability to interact better with third-party clients. And Google, being the friendly neighborhood do-gooder that it is, provided instructions on how to use IMAP with a variety of third-party clients. However, it forgot one popular client: KMail. Here's how you can integrate them.

Firefox 3 beta 2 planned for December 21, test day on Friday

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: At the last Firefox 3 status meeting, Mozilla developers planned the release schedule for the second Firefox 3 beta.

Reiser's Mom Defending Son on Her Second Day of Testimony

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Reiser

wired: Hans Reiser mother took the witness stand at her son's murder trial here for the second day Tuesday and did what moms usually do: Protect their offspring.

KWin composite video available

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KDE

liquidat: Francis Giannaros published a screencast featuring KWin’s compositioning features. The very well made video is provided as a Flash video (Google) as well as an high quality Ogg video. It shows KDE 4 from a point of view which got just to few attention the last weeks.

At least 125m Firefox users estimated

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Moz/FF

tectonic: In a recent blogg post John Lilly, chief operating officer at Mozilla, said that Mozilla estimated worldwide that at least 125 million unique users ran Firefox each month.

Gartner underhypes open source

Matt Asay: I'm not sure who Gartner talks to when it puts together its famous "Hype Cycle" reports, but I'm finding it hard to believe that it talks with enterprises. I was recently reading through its "Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2007" report, and was astounded to find out that I've been tricked by paying customers into believing that they were, well, paying.

One Laptop Per Child Doesn't Change the World

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OLPC

John C. Dvorak: Hands Across America, Live AID, the Concert for Bangladesh, and so on. These folks think that any sort of participation in these events, or even their good thoughts about world poverty and starvation, actually help. Now they can sleep at night. It doesn't matter that nothing has really changed. This is how I view the cute, little One Laptop Per Child computer.

Five days of Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

bluesuncorp.co.uk: Last wednesday I ordered a new laptop. I’ll definitely be installing Vista on it, if only for gaming and DirectX 10, but I also plan to use it as an excuse to get to grips with Linux. This is my account of it, as a completely new user.

Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Following the series of Adobe Flash Player 9 Linux betas over the past year, the Adobe folks have unleashed the Flash Player 9 Update 3 Final build. This update is not only available for Windows and Mac OS X, but a new Linux build was released on the same day.

Wow! Red Hat can sling some mud!

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Linux

opsamericas.com: I woke up early this morning to catch an early flight out… and thought I’d check my email. What did I find, but this headline: “Red Hat exec says Novell sells beta code” which is a ZDnet UK blog entry.

And what exactly will sudo rm -rf do?

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Misc

kmandla.wordpress: The furor around the sudo rm -rf clowns has subsided (but will no doubt resurface in the future), but just for the record, what will that command do?

Linux Kernel Developer Ted Ts'o Joins Linux Foundation as Chief Platform Strategist

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Linux

marketwire: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel filesystem maintainer Ted Ts'o is joining the organization as a Fellow and chief platform strategist.

The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment: A return to basics

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Software

linux.com: The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) resembles a classic Unix project -- it's partly constructed out of pre-existing programs, its emphasis is on speed, and its configuration requires taking time in a text editor.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • CLI Magic: Quick and easy backup with lftp

  • Konqueror Tip: Saving the Window Size
  • Taking Bash Completion to the Next Level
  • Check Your Gmail Account with cGmail
  • Getting Sound to work on your Ubuntu 7.10 installation on Lenovo Y410 Series laptop

Nokia N810 review

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Hardware

arstechnica.com: When I first began to test the N810 last week, my first impression of the product was somewhat mixed. I was impressed with the device overall, but I felt that the new features don't quite justify the higher price tag.

The Importance of the 'Completely Libre' Distributions

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Linux

blue-gnu.biz: The appearance in the past year of so-called "completely libre" distributions such as gNewSense and Gobuntu. Should we be looking for the "rise of the completely libre distros", or is there something more subtle that we should notice?

Red Hat Finally Nears Real-Time Linux Launch

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Linux

internetnews.com: For the last several years, Red Hat has been pushing forward the development of real-time enhancements for Linux. Yet the company has made no formal product announcement of how it would attempt to productize its real-time Linux innovations. That changed today.

Also: Red Hat Ranked #1 Most Valuable Software Vendor

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