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Modify and extend the powerful Vim Scripting editor

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HowTos

Vimscript is a mechanism for reshaping and extending the Vim editor. Scripting allows you to create new tools, simplify common tasks, and even redesign and replace existing editor features.

Quick and easy Linux security

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Security
HowTos

ghacks.net: You’ve just set up your Linux desktop. Naturally you want it to be as secure as possible. You’ve heard the rumors that, out of the box, Linux has outstanding security. Is it true? Do you really want to take a chance with that? Most likely not. But what can you do?

Top 8 MySQL Management Tools

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mynitor.com: A large percentage of small to medium sized websites depend on Mysql server to support their db infrastructure. Working with it is as easy is saying it and for some reason there are numerous web and non-web administration software written specifically to manage a Mysql server.

Open Source, but don’t spread a word!

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MDV

wobo46.wordpress: There’s a major event coming up: the 2010 Fosdem. I read that Mandriva will have a stand in the exhibition. I inserted my name as participant in the Mandriva community wiki page and waited for further information.

Windows 7 Use Surpasses 10 Percent

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Microsoft
Mac

earthweb.com: For a new version of Microsoft's operating system that just began shipping to consumers just a few months ago, Microsoft Windows 7 is doing quite well, according to new figures release by Web analytics firm Net Applications.

Open source route frees the mind

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OSS
Ubuntu

nzherald.co.nz: One thing holding back the greater adoption of free software in this country is free software.

MySQL Founder Monty Widenius On What to Expect Next

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ostatic.com/blog: MySQL founder Monty Widenius, who left Sun Microsystems early last year, remained very vocal throughout the long machinations leading up to Oracle's acquisition of Sun, even mounting a letter writing campaign. With the Sun acquisition going forward, we reached out to Monty for an interview.

Also: The Great Oracle Experiment

Proselytizing - one month later, clearly I’m going to have to do better…

A month ago today I officially kicked off this humble blog with a plug for Jonathan Zittrain's excellent book, The Future of The Internet And How To Stop It. Here's a quick and informal survey of some stuff that's happened since then:

FreeBSD 8.0 installation walk-through

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BSD
HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Vincent Danen walks you through the initial installation of FreeBSD 8.0. The text-based installer can be a challenge, but the OS is solid.

Miguel de Icaza speaks

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linuxuser.co.uk: When Microsoft first created the .NET programming environment, along with C#, it made a point of offering the standard behind the language and environment to the public. Miguel de Icaza would say it was a smart move, because he’s the fellow who decided to implement those specifications in Linux…

Ubuntu Has Another Special ATI Catalyst Driver?

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Software
  • Ubuntu Has Another Special ATI Catalyst Driver?
  • A Day Later, Hybrid Graphics On Linux Does More
  • Open-Source ATI Evergreen Support Arrives

The Good and Bad of Ubuntu Tweak

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I’ve long heard good things about Ubuntu Tweak, but never used it myself. With the recent appearance of its 0.5 release, however, I decided to give it a go.

Linux Adaptation - The Backdoor Method

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linuxlock.blogspot: Confrontation is rarely the best path to communication. Fact is...confrontation is by my understanding, a one-sided communication with the expectation of a singular response. Not exactly the best conduit for dialog. But there are exceptions.

Linux Mint 8 Helena Review

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Today I testdrived Linux Mint 8 Helena, an Ubuntu-based distribution led by Clem Lefebvre and his team. This Mint edition is based off Ubuntu 9.10.

Five More Essential Ubuntu Features

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workswithu.com: A few weeks ago, I wrote about five features that make Ubuntu so much more enjoyable to use than certain less-Free operating systems. So here’s a second list of five things Ubuntu does that I couldn’t live without.

FSF files new objection to amended Google Book Search settlement

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) filed another objection in court to the proposed amended Google Book Search settlement (The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc.). The objection notes that proposed amendments which discuss works under free licenses unfairly burden their authors with ensuring license compliance, and urges the court to reject the proposed settlement.

Linux made me feel dumb.

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locutus.us: It's true. Linux made me feel dumb. It is not a nice feeling to feel dumb yet I did. Me, the great Locutus who prides himself on his technical wizardry and knowledge of all things involving electrons, had to resort to calling a help desk to solve a problem.

How Fedora protects your data with full disk encryption

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Software

linuxbsdos.com: Disk encryption in one of the most overlooked and underused security tools in computing. When most people think about securing a computer or the operating system that powers it, a firewall, anti-virus, and other anti-malware software comes to mind. Those are all good and necessary tools, but they are only concerned with network security. What about physical security?

Enough with this "Free Software is communist" myth

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stop.zona-m.net: A few weeks ago I was finally able to put down an English version of a short article I had written in October 2009 about the risks for Italian schools hidden in a deal between Microsoft and the Italian Government. Some days later, almost by chance, I discovered a couple of comments that really deserve an answer.

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1 On A Headless Ubuntu 9.10 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1 on a headless Ubuntu 9.10 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

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