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Hands-on with Ubuntu's Unity netbook shell

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Ubuntu
  • Hands-on with Ubuntu's new Unity netbook shell
  • Mark Shuttleworth Interview
  • Shuttleworth: Unity, and Ubuntu Light

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • My successful PCLinuxOS 2010 Remaster
  • pacman: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.0.9.8
  • Getting serial ports to work on Linux
  • Linux-ready, open-platform ARM9/DSP SBC costs $89
  • Boot Race: Ubuntu 10.04 vs Windows 7
  • Sprint needs to learn a lesson from open source
  • Creating animations with Gimp
  • How to Solve Zero Length File Problem in Linux’s Ext4 File System
  • How to fix a big, blurry and ugly logo at startup/shutdown Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #192
  • Zabbix - Another monitoring tool for Linux

Botnets exploit Linux owners' ignorance

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Linux
Security

securecomputing.net: A lack of knowledge and awareness about how to use Linux mail servers could be contributing to the disproportionately large number of Linux machines being exploited to send spam, according to new Symantec Hosted Services research.

Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Benchmarks

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

phoronix.com: Now it is time to see how Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3 compete with one another.

Three nice opensource games for Linux

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Gaming

unixmen.com: My today selection for Linux gamers are three nice opensource games, the games are

I Don't Think Games Have To Be Open Source

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OSS
Gaming

penguinpetes.com: I think games, as in video games for computing systems, should not be held up to the same standards of FOSS freedom as other kinds of software.

How to truly fuel the adoption of Open Source

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OSS

ghabuntu.com: In a Sunday conversation with Luqman, we discussed what we thought were the best avenues for the adoption of Open Source on a larger scale. We agreed that students and small business could be key influencers in the future widespread use of FOSS.

Much ado about nothing

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OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: When I was freshly elected at the OpenOffice.org’s Community Council the Free Software Foundation approached us with a question related to our extensions web site. Basically they felt that we should not be hosting non Free Software extensions and requested we take those down.

The State Of Mac And GNU/Linux Gaming

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: It’s ‘common knowledge’ that Mac and Linux gaming are so unimportant that they might as well not exist. Everyone ‘knows’ that Mac games sell a tiny fraction of the amount that Windows games sell, and that Linux games simply don’t exist. But are these ideas based on reality?

Frankenstein’s Netbook

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OS

limulus.wordpress: or, what I learned from triple-booting an MSI Wind U100…

Sony is Now Facing a Total of 3 Lawsuits Over Other OS Renoval

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Linux
Legal

gofanboy.com: You shouldn't act surprised to find out that Sony is being sued yet again over its decision to remove Linux support from its PS3 game console. Attorney Rebecca Call was the first lawyer to smell blood and find a disgruntled PS3 owner who was willing to file suit and go along with a class action status.

LinuX Gamers Live – A Revolution in Linux Gaming

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Gaming

linux.gauravlive: One of the reasons why people don’t shift to Linux platform is Gaming. The Linux community has been aware of these problems infesting Linux adoption & have been encouraging developers to develop games for Linux.

Desktop Drapes for GNOME

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ghacks.net: This tool allows you to setup a group of images to be used as your desktop backgound. Desktop Drapes can cycle through those wallpapers, changing them at a user-defined period. Desktop Drapes is ideal for those who like to change their wallpaper frequently and would like to set this up to be done automatically.

5 Things Easier To Do In The Command Line

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Linux

makeuseof.com: Conventional wisdom states that graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are easy and the command line is hard. Conventional wisdom isn’t always right.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Rumors abound: Mandriva to be Sold

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Translate this site from french into english says 2 companies are looking to buy Mandriva assets.

http://www.mandrivalinux-online.org/news/news.php

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • systemd Now Has a Web Site
  • You secretly love the command line, don’t you?
  • Top Ten Concepts for Linux Beginners – Number 2, Directories
  • Cclive is a command line video download tool
  • Hulu And Adobe Not Friendly To 64 Bit Linux?
  • openSUSE Weekly News #122 is out
  • Apple building its own Flash, says rogue Tweeter
  • New to Programming or New to Perl
  • Computer Pioneer Max Palevsky Dead At 85
  • openSUSE Kernel Review (Week 18)
  • Talend Shows That Open Source Success is Not Just About Low Price

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create your own spinoff
  • How-To: Mounting /dev in a chroot environment
  • HOWTO: Setting up an ARM toolchain
  • How-to install secure pure ftp server chrooted with virtual users
  • Create Encrypted Filesystem Within a File (truecrypt way)
  • Monitor a Service with a Watchdog Script
  • Listen to your music from anywhere using Ubuntu and SSH
  • MySQL Database Server on the Linux Desktop

Ubuntu with a K

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu with a K
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Review
  • Ubuntu 10.04 on My Optiplex GX260
  • easiest way to move the buttons
  • Full Circle Podcast #6:

Beware of Proprietary Drift

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced yesterday a campaign to collect a clear list of OpenOffice.Org extensions that are FaiF, to convince the OO.o Community Council to list only FaiF extensions, and to find those extensions that are proprietary software, so that OO.o extension developers can focus of their efforts on writing replacements under a software-freedom-respecting license.

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Software: Top 5 Linux Music Players, Udeler, and Thomas

  • Top 5 Linux Music Players
    No matter what you do, chances are you enjoy a bit of music playing in the background. Whether you’re a coder, system administrator, or typical desktop user, enjoying good music might be at the top of your list of things you do on the desktop. And, with the holidays upon us, you might wind up with some gift cards that allow you to purchase some new music. If your music format of choice is of a digital nature (mine happens to be vinyl) and your platform is Linux, you’re going to want a good GUI player to enjoy that music. Fortunately, Linux has no lack of digital music players. In fact, there are quite a few, most of which are open source and available for free. Let’s take a look at a few such players, to see which one might suit your needs.
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    I assume many of our readers are familiar with a number of online study education centers. Some of them focus on programming and computer science related topics alone while others have a wider topic range. Some websites are completely free or paid, and other offer both paid and free courses. Just like Khan Academy and Code Academy, Udemy is no newcomer to this domain. It’s a website where you can learn a variety of courses online at your own pace with some of them being available for free.
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