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Android Live CD: Not Quite There Yet

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OS

igneousquill.net: Yesterday I learned that a live CD version of Android was available for download. I've been curious about this OS and have tried out several Linux live CDs of other distros, so I thought I'd give this one a look.

News Of Solaris's Death Is Greatly Exaggerated

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informationweek.com: Sun's got a long, hard road ahead of it as a new sibling in the Oracle family, but I'm not inclined to believe the recent doomsaying that Solaris, or OpenSolaris, is about to be kicked out of the house. If that happens, it won't be for years yet, if at all.

some odds & ends

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News
  • MontaVista Embedded Linux achieves 1 second boot

  • Lawyers shine light on real cloud concerns
  • Ubuntu 9.04's Java certified compatible
  • Ubuntu on Pilot Light: wattOS Beta 3
  • PC makers don't seem crazy about Chrome
  • Setting up a dynamic DNS service part 1: named

New FireFox burns the competition

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Moz/FF
  • Tech Review: New FireFox burns the competition

  • First Zero Day Exploit for Firefox 3.5
  • Slow Firefox 3.5 start up time
  • about:mozilla 7/14
  • Firefox plugin woes

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Unleash The Power of the Find Command

  • Downgrading A Ubuntu Package
  • Regular expressions, by example
  • Turn Ordinary Webcam into a Security Spy Camera on Ubuntu Linux
  • 6 Bash Productivity Tips
  • Breaking PostgreSQL Upgrading Ubuntu
  • HOWTO: Resolving XOrg’s X server startup error messages in Debian
  • Howto Add a User to Sudoers List On Ubuntu

Win a subscription to Linux Format magazine

tuxradar.com: In Episode 12 of our podcast, Mike sang the Free Software song. If you want the chance to win a free subscription to Linux Format magazine read on...

I Fear Microsoft Geeks Bearing Gifts...

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Microsoft

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Look, those nice people at Microsoft Research are saving science from its data deluge-> Project Trident: A Scientific Workflow Workbench allows scientists to easily work with large volumes of data. Basically Project Trident is more Project Trojan Horse.

Monomania affecting Ubuntu users far and wide?

theopensourcerer.com: Last night in bed I was reading some more of a novel (Not Novell) called “The suspicions of Mr Whicher“. About 1/2 way through the book I discovered something amazing. A reference to a psychological condition called: Monomania How on earth could a 19th century detective know about the trojan horse for our most [ahem] loved convicted monopolist?

High-Availability Load Balancer With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This article explains how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Debian Lenny. The load balancer sits between the user and two (or more) backend Apache web servers that hold the same content.

Open source software law review goes live

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Web

computerworld.com.au: A new legal journal covering analysis and commentary of free and open source software (FOSS) issues has launched today.

GNOME-Colors: Consistence and Elegance For GNOME Desktops

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Software

linuxologist.com: Lets face it, the default GNOME desktop isn’t the easiest desktop on the eye. While Ubuntu’s desert brown is actually an eye sore, other distros like Mint and Fedora have done better jobs in theming their desktops. Enter GNOME-Colors

Linux Mint 7 Review

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Linux

brighthub.com: Linux Mint 7 is the latest incarnation of the Ubuntu based distribution. Read on to find out why it might just displace Windows as my primary OS.

today's odds & ends

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  • Software and Games for linuxMint by just a click

  • Quick thoughts on the (possible) demise of OpenSolaris
  • Red Hat ups its support for system integrators
  • Publishers Are Switching to Drupal, Cost Savings Reported
  • Thoughts on the Google Chrome OS
  • Backlash: feminism considered harmful
  • LPC: Kernel/Userspace/User Interfaces Microconference
  • Seven complaints about Linux and why Windows users make them
  • Fedora having update problems
  • 2008-2009 Annual Report on China's Open-Source Software Market
  • Office 2010 Looks Like More Bloat to Me
  • The mess that libass is
  • MontaVista Toasts 10 Years in the Embedded Linux Business
  • 0 A.D. development moves to open source
  • Gran Canaria Desktop Summit 2009 – The Nepomuk Perspective
  • BBC Teams with Tim Berners-Lee on "Open Source" Documentary

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • DirectX in VirtualBox 3.0.0 - Pure joy is here

  • Set Bandwidth Limit in Debian
  • How to Layout a Book with OpenOffice.org: Part 1
  • Iceweasel 3.5 on Debian Lenny
  • Be a Sudoer
  • How to make PulseAudio run once at boot for all your users
  • Five ways to help secure Apache on Linux
  • Creating Keyboard Shortcuts in OpenOffice
  • Change the color of your Linux prompt
  • Globe Tattoo On Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04
  • How to get virtual surround sound on your headphones
  • nvidia, kernel 2.6.31 and gentoo
  • Getting System Information (OpenSuSe) - phpSysInfo
  • suspend to disk with encrypted root file system on lvm
  • MySQL Performance from the Start
  • Quick Log File Processing with Perl

Btrfs v0.19 Brings Some Gains, Some Losses

phoronix.com: Since we began benchmarking Btrfs a few months ago we have found it to not deliver any spectacular file-system performance results on Linux. Committed to the Linux 2.6.31 kernel was Btrfs v0.19. Does this release bring any performance improvements? Yes and no.

Amarok 2.1 Review

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Software

osrevolution.com: With the tagline “Let there be light” the all new Amarok 2.1 release seems to be another step closer to make the popular music player the world’s best.

How Does Ubuntu 9.04 Measure Up to Mac OS X?

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: Bypassing Windows altogether, Mark Shuttleworth has stated that OS X is the operating system to beat. With Ubuntu’s 9.04 now in wide distribution, we look at how it stacks up with the competition.

US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: US State Department workers have begged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to let them use Firefox.

Google Chrome Browser Exhibits Risky Behavior

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Software

informationweek.com: Even Google Chrome, touted for its security architecture, has security issues. According to one security expert, there are no secure browsers.

What I don't like about KDE4

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KDE

toolbox.com/blogs: The gauntlet has been thrown. After an unexpected interest and response from my last article where I said goodbye to KDE I was informed that I had not specifically stated why I don't like KDE any more.

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