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today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • How to install Avast Antivirus on Mandriva 2010
  • GTalX - Google Voice Chat has arrived in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Linux – Manipulate the stdout and stderr
  • Writing man pages
  • PHP Security: Limit Resources Used By Script
  • Inkscape Class Day 7
  • Iptables Limits Connections Per IP
  • Stellarium Planetarium Software
  • OpenOffice.org Extensions to Try
  • Linux 2.6.33-rc7 Released, Still Many Regressions
  • Playing around with KVM on Root Servers
  • Leaving it out of Lucid
  • DtO: Every Geek's Burden
  • Remove lines that are in another file
  • Pictures from FOSDEM 2010
  • Mmm pies! (aka Disk usage in Lancelot)
  • Tomcat with Gentoo

Oracle loses some MySQL mojo

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Software

news.cnet.com: Ever since Oracle closed on its acquisition of MySQL, the open-source world has been wondering where the code has gone. Many people searched, fruitlessly, for the formerly available MySQL source code.

Open source means freedom from 'anti-features'

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OSS

computerworld.co.nz: Proprietary vendors are using "anti-features", features that no user would ever want, to protect intellectual property, Benjamin “Mako” Hill, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told the linux.conf.au open source conference last month.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #179

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #179 for the week January 31st - February 6th, 2010. Highlights include: Matt Asay joins Canonical as COO, Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS Maintenance release, and Dustin Kirkland Interview: Encryption in Ubuntu.

Introducing Pinta

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Software

jpobst.blogspot: Over the holiday break, I stumbled upon this article from OSNews stating that there was a need for something like Paint.NET for Gtk. knew that that was a massive task, but after playing around for a few hours, I actually had a working paintbrush and canvas.

Natural Selection 2 and GNU/Linux

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: One of the Unknown Worlds developers, Max has posted a blogpost about the GNU/Linux port for their upcoming game Natural Selection 2.

Cleaning Up The Linux Graphics Driver Stack

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: Yesterday Luc Verhaegen gave a talk at FOSDEM on reverse engineering a motherboard BIOS, but today we finally have X@FOSDEM for the last time.

Manage your money in Linux with HomeBank

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Software
HowTos

ghacks.net: For many Linux users one area where Linux needs some improvement is money management. Yes there is the very powerful GnuCash, but many users find GnuCash to be too much power for what they need. There is also the slick KMyMoney, but that depends upon KDE. So what do the non-power, non-KDE users have? One option is HomeBank.

13 Ways To Customize Ubuntu Netbook Remix For Better Usability

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Ubuntu
HowTos

maketecheasier.com: Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) is a modified version of Ubuntu specially for the netbooks. While I like the interface, I find that there are still many places that can be improved for better usability and performance.

Linux Mint 8 KDE Community Edition

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: The final release of Linux Mint 8 (Helena) KDE Community Edition is available for download. As KDE 4 gets better and better, and combined with the excellent integration with Linux Mint, this one is a real alternative for me.

PCLinuxOS 2010 is Shaping Up

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: While browsing pclinuxos repos I came across "http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/pclinuxos/apt/pclinuxos/2010/RPMS.main". The version label "2010" in that ftp URL caught my attention.

openSUSE Survey 2010 – Participate now

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Participate in the openSUSE survey 2010 to give feedback to the openSUSE project about the distribution, the openSUSE tools environment and the project in general. Let us know where things are in good shape and areas where improvement is needed.

Where are the Linux tablets?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: With the release of Apples’ iPad the tablet is the new netbook. How will Linux and the open source community respond?

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 12

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HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a Fedora 12 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

A newbie's guide to Fedora 12

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Linux
HowTos

tuxradar.com: Sometimes it's easy to forget that we all had to start somewhere with Linux. When you're not used to the way it works, or the kind of concepts involved, Linux can seem like a foreign language. We hope this feature will help.

Six Easy Steps to Make a Super Secure Linux Server

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Linux
HowTos

technicant.com: Curiously many Linux administrators out there are clueless about properly securing or configuring a server. The following steps can significantly increase the stability and security of any Linux server.

Why I won't use KDE 4

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KDE

blog.gwright.org.uk: KDE always stood for being free to do whatever you want. Surely that’s the philosophy of free software as a whole? If I want to use my machine to herd cats in my garden whilst terrorising them with a giant torch? However, today my objections to KDE 4 were met with an unbelievable barrier of closed-mindedness.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KSM Now Enabled in Ubuntu Lucid
  • Worlds Smallest Tux Image
  • Skrooge 0.6.0 released
  • Hardware based randomness for Linux
  • X.Org Server 1.7.5 Is Just About Done
  • Generic web-service queries on your desktop using Plasma
  • Indicator and me menu, lucid looking awesome
  • why LPI does not publish its own training materials for their tests
  • Linux NIC teaming recommendations
  • Going Linux: Feb 05: #092 - Listener Feedback
  • Crazy Linux: Podcast 71 Are you a Slacker?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quickly access hard drive contents in ubuntu with Hawkscope
  • Intel D945GCLF2 and Surround Sound on Gentoo
  • Linux – Check OS Brand And Version
  • LAMP Server Setup CentOS 5 64-Bit in 5 mins
  • Howto boot ISO images via grub2 with ubuntu
  • How to configure Java / Javac on Linux
  • Gobby server in 3 steps
  • Create animated wallpaper with XML slideshow creator
  • Grsync - A Graphical User Interface for Rsync
  • How to install Gyachi in ubuntu 9.10

Portable Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

gusvanhorn.blogspot: Last week, I made note of one of the more intriguing software packages I have come across in a long time: Portable Ubuntu.

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