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Open Source for America Welcomes The Linux Box as Latest Member in Advocating Open Source in the U.S. Federal Government

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Joining a broad cross-section of more than 1,000 companies, academic institutions, communities, related groups and individuals, The Linux Box is now part of Open Source for America, a unified voice for the promotion of open source in the U.S. Federal government sector.

Most Popular Open Source Non-Linux Based Operating Systems

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pluggd.in: Whenever you mention the phrase Open Source, most people think of Linux. Such is it’s popularity that even people not familiar with open source software have still heard of this mystical, geeky “software” called Linux. I think there is far more to Open Source than Linux.

OpenOffice.org and the 'Ribbons' Interface Brouhaha

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earthweb.com: Two weeks ago Project Renaissance unveiled its first prototype. The prototype resembled the Ribbon interface first introduced in Microsoft Office 2007, and the denunciations came so fast that few bothered to check the facts, or to give the idea any serious consideration.

6 Things all prospective Ubuntu Linux users should know

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Ubuntu

sinaisix.blogspot: If you have heard about Ubuntu but are still doubting whether to migrate to it or not, then the following six basic points should help you decide.

Ubuntu 9.10 vs Windows 7: No Ordinary October Showdown

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Canonical’s Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and Microsoft’s Windows 7 are expected to debut within days of one another in October 2009. Some open source pundits will surely hype a showdown between the two operating systems.

Showdown: Fedora 11 vs Mandriva 2009.1

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MDV

thelinuxexperiment.com: After a couple of weeks of research I have finally narrowed down my choice to either Fedora 11 or Mandriva 2009.1 to use during the course of this experiment. The two distros are both very mature and feature rich which makes this choice extraordinarily difficult.

Top 5 Linux Video Editor Software

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Software

cyberciti.biz: A non-linear editing system (NLE) is a video editing (NLVE) or audio editing (NLAE) system which can provide editing method for video clips or frams. You will be able to access any frame in a video clip. Non-linear editing is done for film and television post-production.

The Opposite of Open Source

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intelligententerprise.com: What's the opposite of open source? Hint: The answer is quite straight-forward. And it's not what some analysts and insiders would have you believe.

VDrift, TORCS, SuperTuxKart: 3 Free, Open Source, Cross-Platform Car Racing Games

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Linux

VDrift, TORCS and SuperTuxKart are 3 free, open source car racing games which run on Windows, Linux and MacOSX.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.3 (LAMP)

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HowTos

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a CentOS 5.3 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GPL possibly violated by satellite receivers

  • UbuntuOne: Sync Or Sink?
  • Ubuntu Theme Pack – for a Fresh Green Look
  • Seven things Windows 7 can learn from Linux
  • Exploring Ubuntu Recovery Mode
  • IBM halves mainframe Linux engine prices
  • ABC avoids uttering the 'W' word
  • Why Adbard is not getting enough support from Free Software websites?
  • Hive Rise - New RTS Game
  • Improving pxe boot menus
  • Launch OpenOffice Apps Faster
  • Are computers addictive?
  • ODF safe from Microsoft / i4i Lawsuit
  • KMyMoney 1.0 to be released on wednesday 19th
  • Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 9st – Aug 15th 2009)
  • Red Hat Partner Program Promotes Virtualization
  • OpenGoo is no competition for Google Docs
  • Amazon Kindle 2 Review
  • AMD Catalyst 9.8 Delivers New Kernel Support

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Editing your KDE menus

  • How to kill a process in Linux Machine
  • Howto Enable kate editor code folding
  • Secure VPN the Easy Way With the Linux-based Untangle Router
  • Dual monitors in Gentoo
  • Tweeting from the command line
  • Linux RetroGaming: Atari 8-Bit
  • Skype settings for Ubuntu 9.04
  • Dedicated Home Partition
  • Get on cloud with Ubuntu One
  • Quick and Dirty MySQL Performance Troubleshooting
  • HOWTO : Quota with ext4 on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Package Management in Ubuntu Server
  • Screenshot via command-line in Linux
  • Read/Write to hfs+ on Ubuntu
  • Understanding Linux Lingo - Some Common Linux Terms
  • A Quick and Easy Guide to KDE KIO slaves

Torvalds bashes vendor-sec private Linux security list

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blog.internetnews.com: Torvalds has never really been a fan of the vendor-sec list. Vendor-sec is supposed to be a vendor only list that is not publicly available. It's supposed to ensure that vendors will have the time they need to make fixes.

Kernel Log – Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 3: Storage and file systems

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h-online.com: The experimental file system Btrfs, billed as the "next generation file system for Linux", should now be even faster. Libata drivers for IDE/PATA adaptors are pushing aside the IDE subsystem.

Pimp Your Ubuntu With Ubuntu Tweak!

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HowTos

linuxologist.com: Ubuntu has grown to be one of the easiest distros to use which propelled it to be the most popular Linux flavor currently available. But guess what? Tweaking Ubuntu has can get a lot easier!

Gimp for Beginners Part 1

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GIMP
HowTos

techenclave.com: This is the first part of The Gimp beginner series I am writing for LFY. The first part consist of user Interface introduction. So download the pdf and get started with Gimp.

The Gnome-Do Weather Docklet – Totally Awesome

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Software
HowTos

d0od.blogspot: Gnome-Do comes with a variety of different docklets for use with it’s ‘Docky’ interface. The Weather Docklet is even more useful than these to me, and can provide up-to a 6 day forecast right inside your dock!

digiKam is da blast!

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dedoimedo.com: I have never paid much attention to digiKam until a friend at a forum I frequent suggested it as a worthy addition to the Users' recommendation section in my New cool list of Linux must have programs. Boy, digiKam is a great surprise! Follow me for a spin.

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How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more