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Gaming on Linux: I’ll Stick With Wine, Please

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Linux
Gaming

workswithu.com: There’s been some discussion lately about promoting Linux as a gaming platform in order to win the struggle against proprietary operating systems. It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t think it meshes well with reality. Here’s why.

The world may be unstable but Linux is not

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: As the old Chinese curse goes, we live in interesting times. The whole world is in a state of flux and nobody really knows what will happen. One thing I do know is that at least my favourite operating system just keeps on going.

FreeBSD 7.1 released

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BSD

heise-online.co.uk: The FreeBSD project have released FreeBSD 7.1, an update to the FreeBSD 7 series of stable releases. Among the highlights of the release is support for DTrace inside the kernel, which has been imported from OpenSolaris.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Major Win for ODF in Brazil

  • Another perfect Intrepid install
  • Disaster: Ubuntu 8.10
  • fedora 11 feature - proposal
  • YaST Software Management module in openSUSE 11.1
  • Migrating from Windows
  • Please, keep your Gentoo in a consistent state
  • Pinoy open source firm, MS ink unholy alliance
  • Campus Party Brazil - maddog's challenge - multimedia and Free Software
  • Using rsync with no command like [linux]
  • Review: MSI Wind

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Six ways to speed up Yum on Fedora

  • Choosing a Secure Password
  • [HOWTO] Use equery to master portage
  • Understanding Linux /etc/fstab
  • Emacs - a beginner's setup
  • Adding watermark to your images using GIMP

Mozilla chief John Lilly is fired up about making a better Web browser

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Moz/FF

latimes.com: Reporting from San Francisco -- The gig:Chief executive of Mozilla Corp., maker of the Firefox Web browser, which broke Microsoft Corp.'s hold on the market so that it couldn't dominate the Internet the way it does computer operating systems.

Another Reason to Run GNU/Linux...

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Linux

opendotdotdot.blogspot: The Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant. So why might GNU/Linux help?

Samung NC10 Netbook

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: It seems that each and every week there are new netbooks that are introduced, but there are not many differences between most models. However, one of the latest companies to join the netbook bandwagon here in the United States has been Samsung with the introduction of the NC10. Is there anything special about it?

Also: My First Netbook Experience

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #123

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #123 for the week of December 21st- January 3rd, 2009 is now available.

An Inconvenient OS Truth

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: This post has been in the making since mid-December, when I came across one of the most outrageously titled posts on a professional web publication that I think I've ever read: "Dumbass consumers squander netbook experience by rejecting Linux."

First Impressions: Sabayon Linux Four Oh!

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Linux

ruminations: Two years ago I ran into Sabayon Linux for the first time. Version 3.2 was about to be released and I gave Sabayon a spin on my laptop. I wasn’t very lucky with later releases which simply refused to be installed. Two weeks ago Sabayon Linux Four Oh! was released. How far did Sabayon progress over the last two years?

Penguin Awareness Day - January 20th, 2009

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Linux

Jon maddog Hall: While "Penguin Awareness Day" officially has little to do with Linux, there is really no reason why we could not use this day to make people aware of our favorite operating system and Free Software in general.

Sidux Linux with LXDE - First Impressions

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Linux

saigonnezumi.com: I have been wanting to try out Sidux Linux for a long time. I have tested it but since it only comes with the KDE and XFCE window managers, I never used beyond the testing phase. Then about two weeks ago, Mario Behling, who I met through FOSS Bridge here in Vietnam, introduced me to LXDE.

Ubuntu 8.10 - It’s Great But With A Couple Of Problems

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Ubuntu

blog.programmerslog.com: I am in the process of making my desktop computer into a work computer by removing Windows XP and going down the Ubuntu (8.10 Intrepid Ibex) route. I thought I’d share some of the problems I had.

Smokin' Guns stand alone game released

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: The Smokin' Guns game started its life under the name of Western Quake³. It was originally developed by a team known as Iron Claw Interactive. They released WQ3 beta 2.0 in 2003, after which development all but ceased. With the release of the stand alone version in 2008, the game was renamed to Smokin' Guns,

7 Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: If you are using Linux, there are plenty of backup software to choose from. I have here a list of some of the best free and open source backup software that you may want to check out.

The Rewriting of Open Source History

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OSS

seekingalpha.com: The open source blogosphere featured two articles the last week of December 2008 that inaccurately draw software-market history timelines from which the authors then inaccurately position the place of open source software in the information technology (IT) market. I doubt if the statements are intentionally misleading; they are most likely the result of ignorance or sloppiness.

KDE 4.1 across Linux distributions

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KDE

reformedmusings.wordpress: I saw some comments on a Linux board recently about KDE 4.1. They said that Kubuntu did a poor job of integrating KDE because Ubuntu with Gnome is the Canonical flagship and that’s where most of the effort goes. That peaked my curiosity.

Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs

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Linux

tmpfs is a virtual, RAM-backed filesystem. It’s lightning-fast, making tmpfs a viable choice for your profile directory. This document gives some tips on how to mount your Firefox profile in a tmpfs partition while minimizing the downsides of tmpfs.

Blackberry tethering (and more) on Linux

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Linux
Hardware
MDV
SUSE
Ubuntu

This article explains how to tether a Blackberry phone - use it as a modem, via a USB cable - in Linux, covering Mandriva, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE and Fedora. It also mentions some other things that the Barry project lets you do with your Blackberry.

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