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GOS 3 Gadgets, when a Linux Google

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Linux

notechie.com: Yet another variant on Debian, GOS was founded on the basis of Ubuntu 8.04.1, to which is lighter and definitely oriented cloud computing. E ‘operating system ideal for NETBOOK?

Top 3 Bad Linux Distros

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Linux

internetling.com: The freedom which FOSS gives us, enables everyone with a specific goal in their mind to create their own Linux distro. Most of the time, the goals/philosophy are cool and interesting, but it often happens that the “product” of the project, the one that should take you to the creator’s goal, turns out to be less than nothing.

odds & ends

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News
  • Damn Small Linux - Really it is...

  • Tracking Process Performance Statistics
  • Linux Kernel Magic SysRq keys
  • How To: Ubuntu 8.04.1 on the MSI Wind U100
  • Firefox Minefield: Faster Than Chrome

Top 5 Linux references in pop-culture

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Linux

itwire.com: That ubiquitous Linux! It's on your computer, your mobile phone, your handheld GPS. What's more, it's also in movies, cartoons, comics and books around you too! Here are my top 5 Linux references as found in popular culture.

The 14 best Linux distros

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Linux

techradar.com: Given the number of Linux distros out there, how did we pick just 14? Some were obvious; the likes of Slackware and Debian have been around since Linus was in short trousers. SUSE, Fedora, Mandriva and Ubuntu are similarly too significant to ignore. What about the others?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Famous Awk One-Liners Explained, Part I

  • ddclient: getting access to home servers despite having a dynamic IP
  • Ubuntu: Midori and Epiphany-webkit gets Acid3 100 score
  • 2008 PCLOS Offshoot Projects News
  • Why Open Source Is Euro-Chic
  • Interview with vzpkg2 and pkg-cacher creator Robert Nelson
  • SuperCollider on Ubuntu Studio: Success
  • Clairvoyance and Linux (and Microsoft)
  • Approaching Linux kernel 2.6.27
  • Ethiopia’s first OLPC deployment

100 reasons Linux beats Windows

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Linux

itwire.com: That's right; you heard me. Here are – count 'em – one hundred reasons why Linux beats Windows.

Corsair DHX 4GB DDR2-800MHz

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Hardware

phoronix.com: It's been a while since last looking at any Corsair memory at Phoronix, but up for review this afternoon is their latest TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX memory. This DDR2 memory features Corsair's DHX technology for cooling the memory ICs with EPP latencies of 4-4-4-12 and run at 800MHz. Like many other Corsair products, the TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX is also backed by a lifetime warranty.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 40

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #40 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1 Now Available, Serious e1000e Driver Issue, and openSUSE Homepage Redesigned.

2008 New Zealand Open Source Awards

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OSS

radar.oreilly.com: Wednesday night in Wellington is a lot more exciting when the New Zealand Open Source Award ceremony is on! We gave out prizes for best project, contributor, use in government, use in business, use in education, use in community organization, and use for infrastructure, as well as two special awards.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • 30 Cool Acer Aspire One Hacks

  • Bypassing automatic updates Debian-based distros
  • Firewall with QoS for home setup
  • Ask Linux.com: Mobile broadband, partitioning thumbs
  • Using SnortSP and Snort 2.8.2
  • 5 ways to make using bash more productive
  • Read Firefox cookie file
  • How to compile The Fabulous Logic Analyzer on Gentoo Linux
  • My home network
  • How To Use UUID To Mount Partitions Under Ubuntu Linux

Grafting American attitudes on European open source

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: Big Money Matt Asay is fairly dismissive of European open source. It lacks the killer instinct, he writes. The only way to graft that on is to bring the European to America.

Also: European open-source guidelines spark debate

Linux for Older PCs : From Ubuntu to Vector Linux

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Linux

anojrs.blogspot: Finally after 2 long years, this week, I decided to move on a bit, and try something new. My PC is getting older and constantly struggles to carry the huge processing needs for the latest KDE4 or Gnome. This week, I tried Vector Linux.

The GNU Cake

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OSS

reeteshification.blogspot: Today is GNU's 25th Birthday and the FSF Student Chapter at GRIET, my college celebrated the event with great enthusiasm. The main part was the cake Cutting at the end where all us FSF members and Staff of CSE Department ate a GNU!..... Cake.

Mandriva 2009/KDE 4.1 Revisited

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Linux

As Mandriva prepares for its 2009 release, I've been updating Mandriva 2009 daily from their "cooker" (development) repository ever since I installed a beta version a few weeks ago. Last night's update was massive, with an update of over 350 packages.

First Impressions: Pardus 2008.1 KDE4 Edition

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: ALMOST a year has passed since I first reviewed Pardus. As my previous review shows, I was mightily impressed with Pardus, so I was delighted to see a recent appearance in the Distrowatch release listings for the latest version, 2008.1.

100+ Beautiful Free Fonts for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: If you are a graphic and web designer, the default fonts that came with Ubuntu will surely be not enough for your needs. However, if you know where to look, you can find plenty of additional fonts that can help get the job done. I'll show you.

Ubuntu Forums Promotes Silence; Thumb Sucking

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Web
Ubuntu

davestechsupport.com/blog: For those of you out there who use Ubuntu Linux (or any Linux distro for that matter), recent events on the Ubuntu Forums might intrigue you. Recently, a new policy has been enacted by the moderators, which prevents people from posting new threads in “The Backyard”.

Paul Newman dies at 83

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Obits

guardian.co.uk: The screen legend Paul Newman has died at the age of 83 after losing a long battle against cancer. Newman died yesterday at his farmhouse near Westport.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Release Candidate 2 (Gnome)

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MDV

headshotgamer.com: I've previously reviewed Mandriva 2009 Beta 1 using KDE 4 as the window manager. I didn't like what I saw. This time, it's the Gnome window manager and this is the last development release before the final version hit the download mirrors on the 9th of October 2008. Hopefully they've got everything right.

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