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OLPC community-based testing

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OLPC

gregdek.livejournal: If you've been interested in working on OLPC, but have no idea how to get started, consider becoming a tester of activities. Check out the Activity Testing Matrix.

Also: OLPC XO User Review

Is 2008 the Year of the Linux Desktop?

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Linux

linux magazine: No doubt you've heard the prediction before — "this is going to be the year of the Linux desktop." At the risk of being repetitive, though, I'm going to go ahead and say it: 2008 really could be the year of the Linux desktop.

Paravirtualized Ubuntu shows early performance promise

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Ubuntu

techtarget.com: Early testing has shown that Ubuntu, when run as a virtual guest taking advantage of the new paravirt-ops paravirtualization interface, delivers as promised: it runs faster and more efficiently that it would as an unmodified guest.

1,500 companies adopt Oracle Unbreakable Linux

linuxworld: Oracle Wednesday said that 1,500 companies have signed up for its Unbreakable Linux discount support program since it was announced one year ago

Ubuntu scores first major pre-installed server win

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Ubuntu

linux-watch: Ubuntu is extremely popular on the desktop, but it's made comparatively little progress on servers. That's about to change. Dell is expected to announce in the first quarter of 2008 that it has certified Ubuntu Linux for its server lines.

Hands-on with the OLPC XO laptop

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OLPC

infosyncworld.com: We finally get a close look at the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop, and though nobody could explain the interface, the hardware was pretty cool.

Ceph Distributed Network File System

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Ceph is a distributed network file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability, and scalability with POSIX semantics. I periodically see frustration on this list with the lack of a scalable GPL distributed file system with sufficiently robust replication and failure recovery to run on commodity hardware, and would like to think that--with a little love--Ceph could fill that gap."

Scalable Public Key Infrastructure for both OpenSWAN and OpenVPN

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HowTos

Debian Administration: User management and the related cryptographic authentication infrastructure is a major hurdle in deploying scalable, manageable VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). Two major pieces of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) for VPNs are OpenSWAN and OpenVPN.

Open Source: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

LinuxInsider: When it comes time to upgrade to a new version of proprietary software -- take the Windows OS, for example -- many users are less than thrilled. Upgrades can mean an added expense for anything more extensive than a bug fix or minor feature upgrades.

KWin Basics - Part 1.2.1 - Advanced Window Management - Window identification

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KDE
HowTos

gnuski.blogspot: Yesterday we looked at the basic "Keep Above" and "Keep Below" options within KWin. Today lets get a bit more technical -- permanent identification. When you right-click on that title bar and select Advanced, you get the options:

Kile rationalizes LaTeX

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Software

linux.com: You can think of Kile as an IDE for the LaTeX document layout system. Instead of requiring you to learn a considerable amount of markup language, as LaTeX itself does, or providing you with a graphical interface that hides you from the complexity, as Lyx does, Kile automates the process of working with LaTeX while keeping the markup visible.

Five More Desktop Blog Editors for GNU/Linux Users

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Software

beans.seartipy.com: There were some excellent suggestions about very good blog editors for the GNU/Linux platform provided in the comments section of my previous post Five Desktop Blog Editors for GNU/Linux Users. So much so that I have decided to compile a second list.

Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, SimplyMEPIS - 3 distros, 9 wireless stories

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Linux

iTWire: Just as as I was getting comfortable using Ubuntu on my desktop, enthusiastic readers have assailed me with stories about how I should give other Linux distros a try - particularly the KDE pair PCLinuxOS and SimplyMEPIS. I'm lucky to have four different computers at my immediate disposal so I tried the live CDs of the three distros on three of them to see how plug and play they were for wireless networking. The results were quite surprising.

Server to server: MacOS X vs. Linux

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OS

Paul Murphy: It appears that the big changes in the server version focus on ease of use, particularly with respect to network setup, and on getting along in a predominantly Windows environment. When you compare MacOS X server to Linux, however, the key advantage for small businesses isn’t capital cost, it’s ease of setup and use.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 GNOME desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Not the final ones, but... another Oxygen Wallpaper

  • PXE Kickstart Installations Basics
  • Configuring kanguru (huawei e220 modem) on openSUSE 10.3
  • Qt frontend for PackageKit
  • If the truth about Linux hurts … shoot the messenger
  • Sebastien Bacher: GNOME and Ubuntu
  • Developer crafts Linux support for Logitech Harmony remote controls
  • NVClock to Phoronix: I'm not dead yet!
  • Flipping angry with Ubuntu
  • The Linux revolution has started!
  • Is Open Source Recession-Proof?
  • Perl 5.10 for People Who Aren't Totally Insane
  • MailX - Mail Facility via Terminal
  • Bash Shell Completing File, User and Host Names Automatically
  • IPBlock - Graphical IP Blocker
  • Linux Files and Folders Local Copying
  • Android vs. OpenMoko: Who Will Win?

KDE Commit-Digest for 11th November 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Resurgent development work on KDevelop 4, with work on code parsing, code completion and the user interface. Support for converting the KVTML XML-based format to HTML in KDE-Edu. Support for the much-wanted feature of multiple album root paths in Digikam. Various continued developments in Amarok 2.

SLAX, the Shrunken Slackware

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: SLAX is a minuscule version of the well-known Slackware Linux distribution. It is a LiveCD operating system that does not need to be installed on a computer’s hard drive as it can boot and run from either a USB or a CD drive. There is also an option to run SLAX from RAM. It is now time to take a microscopic look at this tiny distro.

Arch Linux, really impressive. Even when virtualized.

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Linux

tuxtoday.wordpress: I have gone distrohunting again. This time it’s for my recently inherited Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop. This isn’t an impressive machine, it came with Windows XP, and OH MY GOD! Was that slow or what? I thought, what distros are nice and fast. And there it was… Arch Linux 0.8.

Use open source to build your own online presence for nothing part two

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HowTos

iTWire: Today we’re going to take it further and give our site a theme, add in useful Google webmaster tools for statistics, cut out spam and even try to make some money out of it. Beyond the domain name itself, every step is free, open source, code with not a cent to pay despite the excellent quality.

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