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12 of the most interesting, unusual and useful Linux distros

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goodgearguide.com.au: The other major benefit of truly open source software is that you're allowed to modify a program and redistribute your altered version. Linux is a classic example of this: there are hundreds. We rounded up some of the most interesting Linux distros out there that you might not have heard of.

Who gives a fsck about a license?

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toolbox.com/blogs: I have no idea why anyone would want to do a File System ChecK on a license but I have seen fsck used in this manner so I do too Smile Seriously though, how many people really care about the license they are usin

Pictures of Ubuntu: Linux's best photo shots at Windows and Mac

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theregister.co.uk: When it comes to photo applications it seems Windows and Mac have things nailed down, with plenty of individual applications and several packages packed with tons of features.

nouveau and Liking It

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sreich.blogspot: So yesterday I felt the impulse to give nouveau a shot. I really had my doubts. After reading endlessly how "2D is in a basic state but 3D is experimental", I predicted that I would have to quickly revert back to the binary blobs before I could get back to my coding work..

The Linux Chronicles, Part 1

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theregister.co.uk: Last Autumn I volunteered to review Windows 7. But in the following weeks, I found Linux to be preferable in many ways. This is pretty significant progress, and outside the 'community' has gone largely unnoticed, too - I haven't seen all that many Ubuntu stories in the Wall Street Journal. But what comes next is going to be pretty challenging for everyone involved – and that's what I'll look at here.

HP’s new Linux enabled emailable printer - questions and answers

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itwire.com: Is wirelessly printing from your smartphone, iPhone, iPad tablet or other connected device, via email, something consumers and businesses will really want to do?

KDE Software Compilation 4.4.5 Available

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kdenews.org: Despite all the work going into 4.5, those of you wanting to live a stable life have not been forgotten. KDE SC 4.4.5 (codenamed "Ceilidh") is the last scheduled update in the 4.4 series and includes bug fixes and translation updates.

today's leftovers:

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  • Accessing Windows 7 Shares from Ubuntu is a Pain
  • KatchTV is an "Internet TV" application for KDE
  • On Being Free pt 3
  • HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
  • Wi-Fi Problems? Don't Neglect Open Source Solutions
  • Addendum on the Brokenness of File Locking
  • Opera 10.60 RC2
  • Some you lose, some you win...you have to keep trying
  • The Open Source Server Quagmire
  • Is open source less secure than closed software?
  • Pros and Cons of Linux. is it Right for your Business?
  • Linux guru offers advice on Android tablets, Linux security and virtualization
  • 75 Linux Wallpapers
  • When Experts aren't bad stories happen...
  • SFLS Episode 0x2B: Bilski Rundown
  • A quick reminder on 64-bit Flash
  • Linux Basement Episode 57 - SELF Barfly

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Unattended Ubuntu installations made easy
  • Sloooow OOo? This could be the answer!
  • Let NetworkManager work togerther with init scripts
  • Gentoo Stable users' libpng update
  • Set webmail as Default Mail Application In Ubuntu 10.04
  • Gnome - The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_ClockApplet"

Like Experimenting With Your Ubuntu Desktop? Try Ubuntu Sugar Remix

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: Sugar desktop environment was originally conceptualized to become the default desktop for OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project. Sugar desktop is designed with the goal of being used by children for learning. The original Sugar desktop environment was repackaged for Ubuntu and it was called Ubuntu Sugar Remix.

Gallium3D Gets A "Galahad" Driver

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Three plus one: disk usage meters

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kmandla.wordpress: I suppose disk usage meters in general suffer the same weak point. The idea of a disk usage meter isn’t innovative either, seeing as you get du as a free gift in most distros. But what du lacks in presentation, others make up in style.

A cat-proof Linux-friendly netbook…?

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openattitude.com: This here is the Samsung NB30, a semi-ruggedized netbook with one of those new Pine Trail Atom processors. I bought one over the weekend as a cat-proof alternative to my aging Eee PC. I like it so far, but there’s one big problem —

Linux is coming to an Auto Dealership near you

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linusearch.com: MontaVista Linux and Robert Bosch Car Multimedia have signed an agreement that will enable Bosch Multimedia to use MontaVista software as their Linux based solution to the high cost of running proprietary software on their infotainment systems.

Browser Speed Tests: Safari 5, Firefox 3.6, Chrome 6, and Opera 10.6 Beta

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lifehacker.com: Apple's stepped up with Safari 5, Firefox has brought forth a more crash-proof 3.6, and Opera's continuing to push forward in betas. Let's break out the timer and testing software to see how the latest browsers run on real hardware.

OpenShot Linux video editor to add 3D animated titles

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h-online.com: The OpenShot developers have announced that they are developing a new feature that would give users the ability to create 3D animated titles in the next version of their open source video editor for Linux.

Introducing Fedora Project Leader

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Linux
  • Red Hat’s Partner Progress: A Reality Check
  • Introducing Fedora Project Leader Jared Smith

FFmpeg gets its own implementation of Google's VP8 codec

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arstechnica.com: Developers Ronald Bultje, David Conrad, and Jason Garret-Glaser are creating a native VP8 video codec implementation for the open source FFmpeg project. The aim of this effort is to bring first-class VP8 support to FFmpeg and demonstrate the feasibility of producing an independent VP8 implementation.

8 More Linux Distributions for Web Server

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junauza.com: 8 More Linux Distributions for Web Server: I've already shared with you a list of some of the best and most well-known Linux distributions used on web servers. However, there are still plenty of excellent server-oriented Linux distros that I failed to mention there.

EFF delivers HTTPS Not Quite Everywhere

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linuxjournal.com: The name “HTTPS Everywhere” is a bit misleading. Besides Google Search, Wikipedia, Twitter and Identi.ca, and Facebook this extension also works on the EFF and Tor sites, Ixquick, DuckDuckGo, Scroogle, other small search engines, the New York Times, The Washington Post, Paypal, and many other sites that offer HTTPS encryption. But that's hardly everywhere.

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