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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Browser Comparison: Memory Usage, Speed, Acid 3 Test

  • Group test: screencasting apps
  • Ubuntu Past
  • Google Frenzy and Mono Mania
  • Peek seeks help to get Linux running
  • Ubuntu's maker: Chrome OS 'no slam dunk' just because Google announces it
  • Linux, Thunderbird, and the BlackBerry; A Love Story
  • Towards responsible disclosure
  • GNOME Annual Report 2008 released
  • Of Monopolies and Mono
  • Virtualbox 3.0: Virtualization Brilliance
  • An interview with Travis Newman
  • Five ways Microsoft has changed since Gates left
  • Life with Linux: Up and running, and changing the look
  • Linux Outlaws 101 - FISL, Fo' Shizzle

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Copy Your Linux Install to a Different Partition or Drive

  • Limit the CPU usage of a certain application in Linux
  • Howto Install Dropbox Without Gnome/Nautilus
  • Easy GUI Management of Grub and Usplash Settings with Startup Manager
  • Getting the best out of Totem on Debian
  • MySQL backup on Ubuntu | Debian
  • PGP – Setting Up Your Launchpad Key

Android vs. webOS

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OS

ghacks.net: So far we’ve heard quite a bit of comparisons between the webOS platform and OSX (for the iPhone), as well as Android vs. OSX. But so far, comparisons between both Android and webOS have been nonexistent.

Dude I Got a Dell

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Hardware

meandubuntu.wordpress: After a very long wait, my Dell Inspiron Mini 10 finally arrived today! Huzzah! I wanted to get a little netbook, and I had two criteria:

Dell is sticking with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com: I really don't know how this rumor got started, but there are people talking about Dell no longer shipping Ubuntu-powered PCs. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Hands on with Mint 7

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Now in its seventh iteration, codenamed Gloria, Linux Mint aims to bring easy-to-use Linux to the masses. There is far more to Mint than just Ubuntu minus the brown colour scheme. Read on.

Mythbuntu and Mint Developers Pans Ubuntu for Strict Time-Release Policy

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: Ubuntu began having serious release issues in 8.04, when the developers replaced the venerable Enlightenment Sound Daemon (ESD) with the newly minted Pulse Audio for the sound system.

Release on porting Globus Grid middleware to Debian

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Linux

The KnowARC1 project brings Globus2 packages to Debian Linux, paving the way for many Grid projects to be included in the popular distribution.

HOWTO : Rebootless with Ksplice Uptrack on Ubuntu 9.04

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HowTos

samiux.wordpress: By using Ksplice Uptrack, your Ubuntu Desktop or Server 9.04 will become rebootless even the kernel is updated.

Ubuntu Under Attack on Multiple Fronts

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Google
Ubuntu

berkeleylug.com: Over the past few years, Ubuntu has slowly emerged as the champion among Linux distros – having great application support, a huge and active community and having begun making major inroads in the netbook/laptop market.

Four Firefox Annoyances to Fix for 4.0

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: Firefox is the perfect browser, right? Well, it’s probably the best on the market — but that doesn’t mean that it’s perfect. Firefox has several annoyances — some large, some small — that we’d like to see fixed for 4.0.

Gwenview 2.3 - The Powerful KDE4 Image Viewer

I'm sure most of (if not all) KDE users are familiar with Gwenview, especially since it became the default image viewer in KDE4. Gwenview is not only a powerful viewer for images, but also a basic image manipulation application, and with version 2.3 it allows even video previews.

Kernel Log: progress with free graphics drivers, three new stable kernels

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Linux

h-online.com: A new version of the nv driver supports later NVIDIA GPUs. Drivers giving 3D support for later Radeon GPUs are making progress, and so is code for running the X server without root rights.

Demise of the solid-state Linux Netbook

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Linux
Hardware

news.cnet.com: Back in the day, Netbooks ran Linux and packed solid-state drives. But Windows XP and big hard disk drives have prevailed.

KDE 4.3.0 RC2 Codenamed "Canteras" Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Team has released another release candidate for KDE called "Canteras". It contains only few changes compared to RC1 which suggests that the 4.3 is stabilizing and shaping up well for the 4.3.0 release on 28th of July.

Goodbye KDE. Its been nice knowing you.

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KDE

toolbox.com/blogs: Ever since I started using Linux I have been a KDE advocate. Even though I have experimented with different window managers I always seemed to slide back home to KDE territory. Not any more.

5 reasons the Google Chrome OS is a f*#$ing bad idea

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OS
Google

  • 5 reasons the Google Chrome OS is a f*#$ing bad idea

  • Are these Google Chrome OS screenshots?
  • Google Chrome OS partners announced
  • The necessity of a Google Linux operating system
  • Linux Distros and Google Chrome: Friend or Foe?
  • Rumors abound that Microsoft is launching an online version of Office
  • Google's Chrome OS might well fail
  • Chrome OS: What Is Google's Goal?
  • And Now Google Wants My Netbook Too
  • Hardware Partners Rally Behind Chrome OS, But Not Intel
  • Google Chrome - one day on...
  • Will ChromeOS make Google more loved or hated in open source world?
  • Google's OS could cause trouble for Apple
  • Can Google Chrome OS Eventually Integrate into the Enterprise?
  • Go Google Chrome OS! Just don't go too fast, too far
  • Google Chrome OS: Five Pros And Five Cons
  • Are Google & Microsoft Switching Roles?
  • Linux Reaction Mixed to Google's New Chrome OS
  • Chrome OS is Worse, That’s the Point
  • Google: The World's Most Successful Failure?

  • OS Wars (Part III):Sibling Rivalry between Chrome and Ubuntu

  • Podcast: The Chrome OS advantage over Linux
  • Microsoft hands the victory to Chrome OS
  • What is Google’s Goal with its Chrome OS?

Dangerous Security Flaw Likely Just a Hoax

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Security

pcworld.com: A claim of a software vulnerability in a program used to connect securely to servers across the Internet is likely a hoax, according to an analyst with the SANS Internet Storm Center.

Red Hat: From manic acquisitions to focused execution

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Linux

cnet.com: Red Hat is at the top of its game right now, delivering quarter after quarter of impressive performance despite (or, perhaps, because of) a global recession. But it wasn't always thus. Despite a meteoric initial public offering in 1999, Red Hat spent years fumbling about for a winning game plan, dabbling in technologies that took it far beyond its core competence in operating systems.

VirtualBox 3.0: An easy way to mix and match operating systems

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Software

computerworld.com: Whether you prefer Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X, you can probably get almost everything you need done with your chosen OS. However, sometimes a task demands an OS that you are not currently using. That's where virtualization programs like Sun Microsystem's VirtualBox 3.0 come in.

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