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10 things that will make you want to use Fedora again

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you abandoned Fedora a few versions ago because of its instability, you may want to take a look at recently released Fedora 13. Jack Wallen itemizes the improvements that have made him a Fedora fan again.

Continuous integration with Buildbot

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Linux

CI in theory and practice using a Python-based tool

Catching up with Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber – exclusive interview

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Interviews
Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: Six years ago, Jane Silber met Mark Shuttleworth at a party in London. Having started at Canonical just over a week later, she is now stepping into Shuttleworth’s shoes as the CEO of the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

Five best non-free Linux games of 2010

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Oh, we did talk about top payware games, but which ones are truly the best? If I had to narrow the list down to just five games, which ones would those be? And how do you decide?

A New Era of Compiz

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Compiz is a compositing window manager that enables users to enjoy clever desktop effects and transparency. Compiz is included in many distributions' default installs and in many others' repositories. The release of Compiz 0.9.0 is the first major release since being completely rewritten in C++.

Mandriva presents Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva, the leading European publisher of Linux solutions, announces today the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring.

KDE Desktop Tricks

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KDE
HowTos

cristalinux.blogspot: Up until recently, I was mostly a GNOME user. The tide has shifted lately, though, and I have found myself leaning towards KDE desktops more and more. I believe that is mostly a result of the incredible work the developers are putting in place to improve and polish the product, but also down to the fact that I have been learning more about its "secrets".

The Xfce “control panel”

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Software

ghacks.net: Today we take another look at the Xfce desktop environment. In this piece of the puzzle we are going to take a look at Xfce’s “control panel”, the Xfce 4 Settings Manager.

10 reasons why Mint might not fail in India

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Linux
Ubuntu

thelinuxexperiment.com: Last evening while reading the SA forums, I encountered a thread about Linux and what was required to bring it to the general public. One of the goons mentioned a post that indicated ten reasons why Ubuntu wasn’t ready for the desktop in India.

Just What Will be for Sale in the Ubuntu Software Center Come October?

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The framework for supporting paid applications in the Ubuntu Software Centre will almost certainly be in place for Ubuntu 10.10 - but what could users expect to see on sale?

Sidux 2010-01: Rolling Release KDE Goodness

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: I have always had a thing for distributions with KDE, and checking out how all the leading distributions choose to implement it. My latest foray into the world of KDE distro’s this time brings me to Sidux, which is a rolling distribution based on Debian Unstable.

SCO Appeals. Yes. Them Again.

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Legal

h-online.com: Just a few days before its own liquidation hearings, The SCO Group has lodged an appeal against the judgement that pulled the rug out from under the company's numerous ongoing legal battles.

KDE 4.5 RC2 Available

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KDE

kdenews.org: While many KDE developers are enjoying, contemplating, hacking, discussing, designing, planning and promoting KDE's trinity of software products (The Plasma Desktop, the Application Suite and the Development Platform), the release team also found some time to make another release candidate available.

Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Finally Released

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MDV

softpedia.com: The Spring version of the popular Mandriva Linux distribution is now available for download on mirrors worldwide. With the release of Mandriva Linux 2010.1 “Spring,” we definitely know that Mandriva is alive and kicking.

Ubuntu font: what the glyph!

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu font: what the glyph!
  • dear canonical - big mistake!
  • New Ubuntu Fonts – No You Cannot Use Them Yet!

[Tip] PostgreSQL Tip of the Day - mass modification of sequences

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OS
Linux

Someone posted a dilemma to the pgsql-sql list today that involved many if not all of his sequences getting out of sync with their respective "serial" columns. In other words, something like "SELECT max(id) FROM sometable" yields 42, but the sequence nextval for sometable.id is currently set to 36. This is obviously bad (for reasons left as an exercise for the reader).

Installing Maia Mailguard On Debian Lenny (Virtual Users/Domains With Postfix/MySQL)

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HowTos

This guide explains how to install Maia Mailguard, a spam and virus management system, on a Debian Lenny mailserver. Maia Mailguard is a web-based interface and management system based on the popular amavisd-new email scanner and SpamAssassin. Written in Perl and PHP, Maia Mailguard gives end-users control over how their mail is processed by virus scanners and spam filters, while giving mail administrators the power to configure site-wide defaults and limits.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A Note-Slinging Dynamic Duo
  • Desktop Virtualization Tools for Ubuntu
  • Sake Visual – Indie Visual Novel Studio
  • Why does Windows XP refuse to die?
  • GmailWatcher
  • Firefox 4 Beta Is Fast, But Not The Only Browser In Town
  • Are the Creative Commons Licences Valid?
  • XO Laptops distributed to four schools
  • QLC – Linux-powered theatrical lighting
  • Nexus one gets Linux
  • Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2010 Slides & Videos
  • Finding Free Fonts for Linux
  • Proprietary Software Licensing Produces No New Value In Society

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Flock Browser on Slackware 13.1
  • HowTo switch from Cooker to Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • 15 Examples to Install, Uninstall, Upgrade, Query RPM Packages
  • Making Photographs Black & White in GIMP
  • Fix for ALSA API Apps in Ubuntu
  • Shortcuts In Ubuntu 10.04
  • How To Create A Debian VM With Qemu
  • How to Make a Tar Archive (a.k.a. "tarball")
  • VIM: Faster navigation in a file
  • Secure Online Banking with Linux USB Live
  • Useful Shortcuts for Unix Geeks
  • Don't Parse That String!
  • Adding a Secure Delete Option to Nautilus File Manager
  • Display Battery Status And Thermal Temperature From Command Line
  • Install Group of Sofware on Ubuntu using Tasksel
  • compress email attachments automatically in Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Transfer a Drive Image Over a Network Using an Ubuntu Live CD
  • Resetting Gnome's Settings in Ubuntu

Open source compliance: know your obligations

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OSS

fossbazaar.org: One key element of open source compliance is to know your obligations. There is a lot of confusion about what open source means exactly and some people believe that open source means you can do whatever you want.

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