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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Adding a widescreen monitor in Linux
  • Perform Files/Folders Comparision With Meld In Ubuntu Linux
  • Searching and replacing special characters in OOo
  • Create a Local Ubuntu Repository using Apt-Mirror and Apt-Cacher
  • HOWTO: Resolving more udev issues on Debian
  • How to re-enable backspace as back key in Firefox 3.5
  • Bash, in Color
  • A week of bash scripts – Crush
  • Tutorial: Install and Use of Cairo dock
  • Gnu Screen display number of updates for Arch linux

How To Survive LinuxCon

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: I’ve put together my top “can’t miss” sessions, events and features of LinuxCon. Follow this, and be sure sure to hydrate, and you should be able to survive:

Open Invention Network starts buying patents

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OSS

h-online.com: The Open Invention Network (OIN) today announced that it was starting a new programme to acquire patents from "entrepreneurial inventors".

Debian and Ubuntu: uneasy coexistence continues

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Linux
Ubuntu

itwire.com: In September 2006, an article titled "Debian and Ubuntu: uneasy coexistence" appeared in these columns, outlining why these two projects were not exactly the best of bedfellows. Nearly three years later it is evident that nearly as much bad feeling and suspicion still exists.

Inventing a New Paradigm: SugarLabs and the Sugar UI

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Linux

wired.com: If you had to teach someone who had never used a computer before on how to open a word processor, write a document, save and share that document with others, how would you begin?

OpenGL 3.2 Specification Officially Released

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Software

phoronix.com: The Khronos Group announced the release of the OpenGL 3.2 specification this morning via a press release.

VME bus support for Linux

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Linux

kroah.com: Today another nice thing for the Linux kernel happened, we got working VME bus drivers and infrastructure submitted to the kernel tree.

Mozilla patches 'critical' Firefox flaws

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.5.2 and 3.0.13 security updates now available for download

  • Mozilla patches 'critical' Firefox flaws
  • Life After the Launch of Firefox 3.5
  • Tab previews in Firefox 3.6. Third time the charm?
  • Mozilla patches three public Firefox bugs

GNOME Decides to Ditch Drawings

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Software

linuxjournal.com: One of the most striking features of any desktop environment is its selection of icons. The myriad of available icon themes may find themselves feeling a bit lonely in the near future, however, as the GNOME Art Team has decided that — at least some of them — will face the firing squad.

A Brief History of Microsoft Windows

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Microsoft

informit.com: In this article, Easy Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition author Michael Miller is your tour guide for 25 years of Windows: from Windows 1.0 to Windows 7.

Is free the new pay?

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Linux
OSS

bbc.co.uk: Matthew Szulik runs a successful business that gives its products away for free. What is more, Mr Szulik was recently named the United States Entrepreneur of the Year.

Also: Hats off to Red Hat

Fluxbox In-Depth: Mad Customization And Other Tips

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Fluxbox

linuxcritic.wordpress: When I was first preparing to switch to Linux many years ago, I went into research mode and looked around the net a bit. At the time, part of the allure of Linux were the crazy cool desktops people had. I discovered that all those amazing desktops were the result of Fluxbox.

gOS 3.1 Google Gadgets - Linux with style

dedoimedo.com: This is the second time I've taken gOS for a spin. I have reviewed the distro approx. a year and a half years ago in an article aptly named gOS Linux - a very good OS. Indeed, gOS was a great treat. The current version ups the ante with new delights.

A first look at KDE 4.3

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blogs.computerworld.com: By KDE 4.2, I finally saw a new version of KDE I could like. Now, with the "so close to release you can almost taste it," KDE 4.3 is the first of the KDE 4 family that I can wholeheartedly approve of.

Moving Beyond the First Firefox Billion

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Moz/FF

linuxjournal.com: You may have noticed the odd bit of celebration around the magic billion downloads milestone for Firefox. Of course, as Mozillans themselves point out, that figure doesn't tell us very much. How do we get the *next* billion downloads – and why do we want them?

Five reasons why your company should hire open source developers

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Open source has infiltrated so many levels of IT over the past decade. It has been a slow process, however slowly but surely it has become a normality. And even though many companies are adopting open source software, they are hesitant to bring open source developers into the fold. Let’s take a look at some good reasons to hire open source developers.

kde to be default on opensuse?

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SUSE

vizzzion.org: Recently, the discussion whether to make KDE the default desktop on openSUSE has been raised. The situation bears some historical meaning, and has also brought up some misconceptions. Let me try to give a bit of an overview of it, and put things into context.

A smarter CLI - Innovation by Simplicity

advogato.org: Good command line tools are more important than ever and not just a relict of ancient times in comparison to RIA or GUI applications. Experienced system administrators appreciate their power. The question is how can we make command line tools smarter and more powerful than today?

Just because it's pretty, doesn't mean it's easier.

toolbox.com/blogs: What normally happens is that there is some blurb on what the problem is, then a single line which can be typed or pasted into a console session to implement that tip or solution. Then they make some inane statement about how this could be done easier with some graphical based program.

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