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Tuxification

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: As you might have guessed, I have a lot of Linux-based T-shirts....a LOT of them. And I enjoy wearing those T-shirts. From time to time wearing the image of Tux encourages strangers who would normally never say anything to strike up a conversation.

Writing made easy for young students: Introducing WriteType

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Software

trombonechamp.wordpress: After several months of development, it is finally time to introduce the world to WriteType. WriteType is an application designed to aid young students in writing and typing on the computer.

5 Netbook Operating Systems

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Linux
  • 4 Netbook Operating Systems Worth Checking Out
  • Peppermint: Just like any other Lubuntu, only more so

KDE and the Masters of the Universe

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KDE

guillermoamaral.com: I stared a new podcast called KDE and the Masters of the Universe (KDEMU for short). It is an *all* KDE podcast that will cover a wide range of KDE topics, releases, interviews with developers, etc. Our premier episode with Aaron Seigo and has just been released Today!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Implementing SPF checks in Postfix
  • Make your Microsoft Windows Incredible with Cygwin
  • VirtualBox: start and stop a guest in a headless mode
  • CRUX - Upgrading a Package
  • Ailurus makes Linux easier
  • VPN through SSH: a script with a couple of surprises

Open MySQL security holes

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Software
Security

h-online.com: Oracle's forthcoming version 5.1.47 of MySQL is said to contain several important security patches. The changelog states that the developers have closed three security holes which allow attackers to cause a server crash, obtain unauthorised database access or, in the worst case, inject arbitrary code and execute it on the server.

Zeitgeist: The Road to Maverick Meerkat

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Ubuntu

seilo.geekyogre.com: Just like last year Zeitgeist developers were present at UDS… Working with Ubuntu and Canonical is in an honor and we need to provide them with something stable and maintainable. To cut to the point here is a list of how we should proceed within the next couple of months:

live cd compare : ubuntu/kubuntu 10.04 and pclinuxos 2010

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

cidtux.blogspot: There are various Linux distributions that use the livecd, but this time I am just going to try livecd of ubuntu and PCLinuxOS distro. To see the best capabilities of two live cd distro.

openSUSE Weekly News 123

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SUSE
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 123 is out
  • Kernel News with openSUSE Flavor

Compiz Bugfixing and a-Testing

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: So a release is coming around, but there is nothing stopping you from testing the next development version of compiz right now!

Add a Pandora Screenlet to your Linux desktop

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Software

ghacks.net: If you haven’t experienced Pandora radio you don’t know what you’re missing. Pandora can stream music to your web browser specifically tuned to your tastes. Imagine having that ability right on your desktop – always at your fingertips? Pretty cool eh?

CentOS 5.5 Finally Released

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Linux

phoronix.com: A month and a half has passed since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, but CentOS 5.5 has finally made it out into the world as the community equivalent to the RHEL5.5 packages.

Hacks to Make Firefox Faster than Google Chrome

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: I tried a few tweaks that significantly improved the speed of Firefox making it a little bit snappier than the latest version of Google Chrome when loading webpages.

Morevna: Open Source Anime Using Synfig, Blender, Gimp, and Krita

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Most of the readers of this blog probably already know about Big Buck Bunny, Blender's open movie project codenamed Peach; some may even know about Sintel (Durian). Few, however, know about the Morevna project, an anime project dedicated to using only open-source tools in its production.

A litmus test for an open-source company

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OSS

sdtimes.com: Recently a colleague from Apache commented to me that there are no such things as open-source companies. Instead, he identified a few types of companies that "make money out of open source":

Microsoft turning into a toothless tiger?

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Many moons ago, while the IT jungle was still fresh and green. There was a big blue king of the jungle. With a snarl here and a snarl there and everywhere a patent lawsuit this tiger ruled the pack for many, many years.

Desktop Fun: 21 Cool Ubuntu Wallpapers

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Ubuntu

howtogeek.com: Ubuntu 10.04 was released last month, and comes with some breath taking design enhancements, and has some fabulous art work integrated into it. We’ve put together a collection of wallpapers to make it more customized.

Feuds and rivalries are damaging open source

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OSS

techradar.com: For a community that's supposed to rally under the noble banners of freedom, fairness and fraternity, the world of free software is chockfull of disagreement, feuds and simmering rivalries.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Quake-Live Follow-Up: Strategy Observations
  • Pidgin 2.7.0: Movin' on Up
  • Carving up the corpse of Fluxbuntu
  • Using qemu to instrument Windows
  • Why Illumination Software Creator is Important
  • Akonadi Meeting and the KDE SC 4.5 release
  • Android Surges Into Second Place
  • Litl Plans to Launch Web-Connected TV Box
  • Chromium daily shifts buttons to left for Ubuntu
  • Penumbra: Overture, HPL1 Engine And OALWrapper Released As Open Source
  • More Images Of What Chrome OS Will Probably Look Like
  • Whoops! Google Says It Collected Private Data by Mistake
  • prll is a pearl of a utility for parallel command execution
  • Whats up in KDE Remote Desktop Client?
  • Time to Stop Preaching to the Converted?
  • Btrfs May Be The Default File-System In Ubuntu 10.10

linux & oss podcasts

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Linux
OSS
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.05.14
  • Linux Outlaws 149 - God's Favourite Coffee
  • FLOSS Weekly 120: The Haiku Operating System
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #353 05/12/10
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