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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 112 is out

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Issue #112 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Graphical Diary And Journal RedNotebook

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ghacks.net: A simple text file is sometimes all one needs to put thoughts on virtual paper. But text documents, even advanced ones like Microsoft Word documents, do not cut it when it comes to maintaining a regularly updated diary or journal.

ArchBang 2.0 brings installer

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pdg86.wordpress: Care to test the latest and the finest and the smoothest release yet?

Sabayon 5.2? Pulseaudio %$#* Flash amd64?

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Linux

The questions are flowing in and people are getting excited about seeing blue. Yes, the 5.2 artwork is getting around and people are noticing. Of course, if you have been using limbo repository you would of been blue for quite some time now.

US government rescinds 'leave internet alone' policy

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Web

theregister.co.uk: The US government’s policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to his top official at the Department of Commerce.

Google: good or evil?

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Google

telegraph.co.uk: It's been a difficult week for Google, which has been at the centre of antitrust investigations and a controversial Italian court case. Is the search giant's halo slipping, or does the 'Don't be evil' mantra still hold true?

Lubuntu looks familiar! – Hint: Xandros

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  • Lubuntu looks familiar! – Hint: Xandros
  • Kubuntu is awesome!
  • Ubuntu 10.04 to Include Chromium Web Browser

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Change font and font size in Fluxbox
  • Girls make a point at Linux conference
  • Installing Drupal
  • Setting Up Hibernation on Linux SSD Netbooks
  • Is monogamy good for technology?
  • Kolivas Pushes New Kernel Responsiveness Patches
  • Miro – Slick open source video player
  • Canadian tax software and Linux
  • Novell’s SUSE Linux Milestone: Proper Perspective
  • PHP 5.2.13 addresses security holes
  • Qt + Box2D is easy!
  • Mandriva to be at the Solutions Linux 2010 exhibition
  • CentOS – update / install PHP 5.2
  • FLOSS Weekly 110: Webmin

The Perils of Sudo With User Passwords

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longitudetech.com: The consensus among new Unix and Linux users seems to be that sudo is more secure than using the root account, because it requires you type your password to perform potentially harmful actions. In reality, a compromised user account, which is no big deal normally, is instantly root in most setups.

A Linux Rubik’s Cube

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blog.tampakrap.gr: Recently some friends were spending most of their time in solving the Rubik’s Cube (3×3x3), finding new fascinating algorithms and reducing their time to the minimum. But as professional geeks they decided to take it one step further.

"Task Pooper" could revolutionize GNOME desktop

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arstechnica.com: The GNOME community's design and usability experts gathered for a week-long hackfest hosted by Canonical in the UK to shape the next major iteration of the GNOME desktop environment.

In Defense of Distro-hopping

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ostatic.com/blog: Brian Proffitt recently tackled the topic of distro-hopping over on LinuxPlanet. Proffitt wonders whether the practice might be passe or something to be discouraged, but it's here to stay and should be encouraged rather than looked at askew.

Why GNU/Linux for academics and why Debian in particular?

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cddesjardins.wordpress: This is an attempt to explain my position as to why I use GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/Linux, in particular, and why you as a reader, surfer, or couch academic, should want to run GNU/Linux and Debian.

Two Open Source Tools for Photographers

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scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: digiKam is a truly versatile and powerful application for managing and tweaking photos, but it’s not the only photographic tool around. In fact, there are a few other nifty open source utilities that can make great additions to your photographic toolbox. Here are a couple.

Review: Linux Browsers

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  • Review: Linux Browsers, Part 1
  • Review: Linux Browsers, Part 2
  • Browser Wars: The Sequel

Stallman and Free Software Foundation launch Day Against DRM

computerworlduk.com: Tuesday May 4 has been named as this year's Day against Digital Rights Management (DRM) by the President of the Free Software Foundation.

Pocketing Police

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doctormo.wordpress: An odd bit of news from the xorg foundation. During some discussion on their mailing list about missing funds it became apparent that PayPal had simply taken $5k of their money.

iPlayer On, iPlayer Off

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linuxjournal.com: The BBC's iPlayer has long been a thorn in the side of the Open Source community. Since it entered public beta in mid-2007, the BBC has consistently flip-flopped between completely ignoring FOSS users, serving them third-rate pacifier versions.

The Linux Desktop Expansion

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pcplus.techradar.com: There are three reasons why Linux isn’t succeeding on the desktop, and none of them are to do with missing functionality, using the command line or the politics of free software.

Analysis: Ubuntu 10.04 Keeping Pace, Or More, With Windows 7

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crn.com: The Ubuntu community released Alpha 3 of the next-generation Lucid Lynx version of its desktop OS, and it's becoming increasingly clear that Microsoft will have difficulty putting any daylight between Windows 7 and the free operating system.

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