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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Barcode Writer in Pure PostScript
  • Google CL for Linux explained
  • Wireshark II: The Analysis
  • How to upgrade (convert) ext3 to ext4 file system
  • Build a Linux Web Server With An Old Computer [Part 2]
  • Introduction to awk
  • Last.fm Mix radio with the linux client
  • Creating a Betfair Bot Part 2
  • KDE 4.5.3 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Panflute: Control Your Favourite Music Player From Gnome Panel
  • Secure Your PC and Website From Firesheep Session Hijacking
  • Finding all mysql user privileges
  • Gting to know Alice
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat in VirtualBox
  • speed up the booting process for Grub2 boot loader using profiling
  • More Layers
  • How To: Change run levels in Linux
  • Install Ubuntu Maverick On Your Mac Virtualbox
  • Install MyPaint

Alternative Linux distros that deserve the limelight

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Linux

apcmag.com: Ubuntu might be the most popular Linux, but there are two other desktop distributions which have a lot to offer but aren't getting the publicity they deserve, says Ashton Mills.

Shuttleworth: critics would do well to get a clue

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Few people in the free and open source software these days have to put up with as much criticism of their motives and moves as the owner of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 217

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 217
  • Debian Project News - November 8th

Happy birthday Firefox!

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Moz/FF

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Six years ago today, (9 November 2004), Firefox 1.0 hit the servers.

Learning to Program

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Software

goodbyemicrosoft.net: Linux user who wants to learn computer programming. Linux is an excellent choice for this, because there are a huge number of programming languages available for it....and all free.

Taking Nautilus Terminal for a spin

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: My main ways of getting to the command line are Guake (a drop-down terminal) and the Nautilus open-terminal script. Nothing wrong with either, but I got excited when I heard about Nautilus Terminal.

The new Linux Desktop: Ubuntu's Unity

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Ubuntu
  • The new Linux Desktop: Ubuntu's Unity
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Delayed, Release Schedule Changed
  • Why Wayland is good for the future of Ubuntu, Canonical, etc.
  • It’s All In The Wording
  • Canonical axing X Windows: What will it mean for Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu Colored - Beautiful Ubuntu Wallpaper Collection
  • Announcing openrespect.org
  • Quick Look: Ubuntu Muslim Edition 10.10 (Sabily Al Quds)
  • Linux Life savers for paranoid penguins

5 reasons why a Debian package is more than a simple file archive

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Linux
Software

raphaelhertzog.com: You’re probably manipulating Debian packages everyday, but do you know what those files are? This article will show you their bowels…

Why You Should Only Buy Linux Pre-Installed on your Systems

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Linux

geeksaresexy.net (Mackenzie Morgan): Many Linux users are geeks, and vice versa, and geeks can build their own systems or at least install an OS, so why should we buy systems with Linux pre-installed? Why is it so important if the OS is free? Let’s talk about a little thing called “market share.”

Red Hat Is Last Man Standing in Open Source Market

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: I took flak recently concerning a blog post that said that Red Hat was no different than IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and most other enterprise software suppliers in terms of business model, despite statements to the contrary by Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst.

Nautilus-Elementary is dead, long live ‘Marlin’

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: The honeymoon is over folks: Nautilus-elementary is no longer being actively developed.

50 Most Frequently Used Linux Commands

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Linux
HowTos

thegeekstuff.com: This article provides practical examples for 50 most frequently used commands in Linux / UNIX.

24 things we'd change about Linux

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Linux

techradar.com: If you use Linux long enough, you'll soon discover a list of things you wished were different. Here are 24 things that we wish were different.

Linux: Does Being Competitive with Windows Matter?

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Linux
Microsoft

earthweb.com: How many times have you heard this statement: "It's the year of the Linux desktop." Not recently? Then how about "Linux is making gains on the Windows desktop"? Still leaving a bad taste in your mouth? Bet I know why.

Thanks for the $3700, Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

kmandla.wordpress: I have a fun question for Linux users today: What will you do with your US$3700? That’s the money you won’t have to pay to Microsoft, over the course of your lifetime, to use your computer.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 379

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Trying on a new Fedora
  • News: Ubuntu embraces Wayland, PC-BSD launches first 9.0 snapshot, Mageia announces roadmap, MeeGo's growing pains
  • Questions and answers: Blocking access to inappropriate websites
  • Released last week: Fedora 14, OpenBSD 4.8, Sabayon Linux 5.4 "Experimental Spins"
  • New distributions: CTKArchLive, Fortress Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Compiz to be Rewritten for Ubuntu Wayland

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Software
Ubuntu

ostatic.com/blog: A few days ago I theorized that Mark Shuttleworth's move to Unity on Wayland was an effort to focus his operating system more on mobile devices and, ultimately, cloud-based services. But there's one part of the equation I failed to consider. What about the X11-dependent Compiz?

Hong Kong Jockey Club chooses SUSE

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SUSE

prnewswire.com (PR): Novell today announced The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), one of the largest racing organizations in the world, has chosen SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server as the standard operating system for its recent deployments of core information dissemination, integration and access systems.

Also: IBM adopts SUSE for WebSphere Appliances

Shiny open source software for the next generation in schools

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OSS

blogs.computerworlduk: I just read a press release announcing a Linux alternative to Microsoft’s Multipoint server. Basically the concept is that up to ten PCs can USB-into the server and act as plug and play thin-clients.

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FoundationDB Source Code Shared

​Learn to use GitHub, ​GitHub Releases Atom 1.26

  • ​Learn to use GitHub with GitHub Learning Lab
    The most popular open-source development site in the world is GitHub. It's used by tens of millions of developers to work on over 80 million projects. It's not just a site where people use Linus Torvalds' Git open-source distributed version control system. It's also an online home for collaboration, a sandbox for testing, a launchpad for deployment, and a platform for learning new skills. The GitHub Training Team has now released an app, GitHub Learning Lab, so you can join the programming party. GitHub Learning Lab is not a tutorial or webcast. It's an app that gives you a hands-on learning experience within GitHub. According to GitHub, "Our friendly bot will take you through a series of practical, fun labs that will give you the skills you need in no time--and share helpful feedback along the way."
  • Atom 1.26
    Atom 1.26 has been released on our stable channel and includes GitHub package improvements, fuzzy-finder support for Teletype and file system watcher improvements.
  • Atom Hackable Text Editor Gets GitHub Package, Filesystem Watcher Improvements
    GitHub announced the release of the Atom 1.26 open-source and cross-platform hackable text editor for Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms with more improvements and bug fixes. In Atom 1.26, the GitHub package received various improvements and new features, among which we can mention the ability of the ’s Git pane to display a read-only list of recent commits for quick reference, and support for storing your GitHub username and password credentials in the Git authentication dialog.

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Linux and Linux Foundation

  • V3D DRM Driver Steps Towards Mainline Kernel, Renamed From VC5
    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
  • Azure Sphere Makes Microsoft an Arm Linux Player for IoT [Ed: Microsoft marketing at LF (only runs on/with Windows and Visual Studio etc.)]
  • Keynotes Announced for Automotive Linux Summit & OS Summit Japan [Ed: "Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft" in there; LF has once again let Microsoft infiltrate Linux events; in the words of Microsoft’s chief evangelist, “I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. […] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?”]
    Automotive Linux Summit connects those driving innovation in automotive Linux from the developer community with the vendors and users providing and using the code, in order to propel the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.