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Creating A Fully Encrypted Para-Virtualised Xen Guest System Using Debian Lenny

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This document explains how to set up a fully encrypted para-virtualized XEN instance. In this howto, the host system is running Debian Etch, while the guest system to be installed will be using Debian Lenny.

Why Desktop Linux isn't profitable

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zerias.blogspot: One of the more popular videos making the tech news rounds is Bryan Lunduke's Linux Sucks! video from LinuxFest NW. He makes several valid points, and covers one of my biggest problems with Open-Source development, the sheer number of duplicated efforts.

The future of PowerDevil (and of power management)

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drfav.wordpress: PowerDevil has proven to be quite a solid software, and I’m both proud and happy about it: the 4.2->4.3 transition has happened almost with no maintainance. The problem is that PowerDevil GUI does suck, big time, because it’s way too cluttered.

NoScript and AdBlock Plus Dramas

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meandubuntu.wordpress: Maybe you’ve already read a bit about the big stink around NoScript? Personally, I find both of these extensions very useful, and have been using both for as long as I have been aware of them. Along with FireGestures, they are the first extensions I always install along with Firefox.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • KDE 4.2.2 still has a few problems

  • Gnot Invented Here
  • Migrating my home Ubuntu Server toward a linutop
  • GNU sed goes GPL3
  • Sometimes I Hate Gentoo
  • How Well Does Computer Humor Age?
  • FLOSS Weekly 67: Xen
  • QuakeLive Linux SITREP
  • Notification Changes For Karmic Koala
  • Using Mew as a Mail Client
  • How to set the date in Linux
  • Translate Your Documentation
  • Ubuntu Tip:Linking Music Across Operating Systems
  • How to securely clean up data on a hard disk on Linux
  • Installing Ubuntu without external media
  • How to Block AIM’s Annoying ‘AOL System Msg’ in Pidgin
  • The Best Virtual Drive For Linux
  • Insert the Last Argument of the Last Command
  • How to get Chromium daily builds in Ubuntu

openSUSE 11.1 Impressions

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wlnelson.blogspot: I've never been a big fan of SuSE/openSUSE in the past. It's always felt like a mixed bag to me. Due to some coursework I need to perform for my university I felt I was best served by a distribution that has a very large package repository.

Migration to Mepis 8.0 Complete

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Linux Mepis 8.0 is working out just fine. I finally got VLC to play my media files, although Kaffiene and mplayer still just show a blue screen. I am now using Mepis as my fulltime/main desktop on my laptop.

A Weekend Look At OpenSolaris 2009.06

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OS It has been a while since last talking about OpenSolaris 2009.06 at Phoronix, but this weekend we decided to fire up Sun's latest build based upon the SXCE 111a build available from Genunix.

Microsoft and Linux trade patent words in Europe

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OSS Microsoft has teamed with General Electric to petition European regulators on a fundamental principle that will continue to drive a wedge between the company and open source supporters.

Ubuntu 9.04 and Intel graphics

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Ubuntu For Linux users who don't need absolute top-notch 3D performance, Intel is considered the preferred graphics solution. However Intel’s drivers are currently in a state of some disarray.

Inside Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu Critics are calling 'Jaunty Jackalope' as slick and seamless as Mac OS X. We uncover the Linux distro's pitfalls and gotchas.

Top 10 KDE4 Applications

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tuxarena.blogspot: Here's a list of great applications for the KDE 4 desktop such as Yakuake, Amarok 2, and SMPlayer.

FreeBSD 7.2 Review

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BSD FreeBSD is just plain old good UNIX with rock solid networking stack. It is quite popular amongst hosting companies, ISPs, portals (such as Yahoo) and a few large financial institutions because of its reliability, robustness and performance.

Do we really "need Photoshop" on the Linux desktop?

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Software Whenever the talk comes to Desktop Linux and why it has not had the success people predicted this year you'll hear the "Photoshop Myth": "I would love to switch to Linux but I really need Photoshop."

Arch User Magazine Issue 2

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The second issue of Arch User Magazine is read to preuse. Some highlights are Replacing the Arch Initscripts, Command Line: Grep by Paragraph, and Disaster Preparation.

Linux Gazette May 2009 Issue online

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The May issue of Linux Gazette is now online and ready to read. Some highlights include Command-Line Processing with 'process-getopt,' New Options in the World of File Compression, and TCP Wrappers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Action...Reaction: Open Invention Network (OIN) seeks prior art to bust some FAT patents.

OIN appears to be in a "FAT busting" mood. Maybe you can help?

today's leftovers

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  • Standing up for Linux support

  • An interview with a 'normal' Linux user
  • 2 Days of Ubuntu 9.04
  • Don’t gloat about bloat
  • Shiretoko
  • View Videos from the 09 Collaboration Summit
  • What can you do if your Ubuntu display screwed up
  • Are all Fedora developers Contributors?
  • A screenshot tour of Windows 7 RC
  • Open Source: Wide Open Spaces
  • Linux Outlaws 89 - The Rickroll of Death
  • A brief introduction to mod_perl - Part 2
  • Web Design Setup On Linux
  • Use Spamassassin for better SPAM detection
  • Shadowgrounds: Survivor Is Still M.I.A.
  • Sabayon 4 Lite MCE Review
  • OpenBSD 4.5 light cycles into the wild
  • Might be time to move away from Ubuntu

In Praise of Gparted

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Software Gnome Partition Editor (gparted) has really been fantastic. Using it, I have added, removed, moved, enlarged and shrunk all sorts of partitions, all without ever losing anything.

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