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some odds & ends:

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News
  • Play Enigma: A Puzzle Game Unlike Any Other

  • Gnash supports YouTube [linux]
  • The Open-PC Project Announced at GCDS 09
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chromium on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Point-For-Point With Keir Thomas About Google Chrome OS
  • Desktop Theming and Icons

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Broadcom BCM4306 wireless LAN without ndiswrapper

  • Convert audio files in Ubuntu with Sound Converter
  • Speed Up Firefox By Limiting The History
  • Encrypting email in Claws Mail
  • Transform Ubuntu into OS X
  • How To Run Multiple X Sessions Without Virtualization

Why Chrome OS will turn Linux into a desktop winner

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OS
Google
  • Why Google Chrome OS will turn GNU/Linux into a desktop winner

  • The history and future of Chrome OS
  • Taking the 'PC' out of the Chrome OS equation
  • Google Chrome OS, An Attack on Linux?
  • Google OS invading Microsoft’s space for a change
  • Ubuntu Voltron vs Google Chrome OS
  • Chrome OS as I Imagine It

On Using BloGtk

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Software

everyjoe.com: I’ve been using Drivel for the longest time as my blogging client. It has always been quick and easy for me to select my the blog I was going to write to. BloGtk was giving me problems the last time I tried but I need to try it out again.

Microsoft Exchange Knocks Out Gmail, Open Source at 'Birthplace' of Open Source

itbusinessedge.com: Microsoft (MSFT) ousting Google (GOOG) at MIT are fighting words at the nominal birthplace of open source software, and they’re sure to increase click-throughs all over the open source blogosphere.

A standard compliant web browser and editor: Amaya

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Software

ghacks.net: Some web browsers don’t fully respect web standards and many WYSIWYG HTML editors produce absolutely revolting code. W3C set out standards as to how HTML (and XHTML etc) should appear and whilst some choose to ignore these, some are devoted to the following of these standards.

Complete Shell Audio Player for Linux Based on Ncurses: CMus

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Linux

CMus (C* Music Player) is an ncurses-based audio player which can be run in a shell, with no need for an X server which is very configurable with Vi-like commands, multiple views and keyboard shortcuts. It supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, AAC or WMA.

VirtualBox 3.0.0 Compiz slideshow

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Last week, I reviewed the newly released VirtualBox 3. The experience was simply phenomenal. In my review, I only briefly mentioned the 3D support, but did not dwell too long on this topic. Well, now time has come for a little exhibition.

Make Ubuntu complete with these additional installations

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Software
Ubuntu

sglnx.com: Although Ubuntu tries to provide the user with an operating system that has hassle free installation and ready to be used, there are some common applications left out during the default installation process.

Wolvix-2.0.0beta2

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Linux

openbytes.wordpress: This distro was brought to my attention in the BN IRC room, and whilst my distro hopping machine had difficulties with it (its a little anti social at the moment) I gave it a run on one of the many machines dotted around my house and found myself very surprised (pleasantly) by the results.

Linux OS for EEE PCs (700, 701, 900, 901, 1000H etc)

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: ASUS never rolled much needed updates for the EEE PCs that ran their Xandros Linux OS. No upgrades were given to the (poor) users of the EEE 700-series which were forced to use old version of Firefox (v2). Folks at XEPC.org have unveiled version 1.7 of the EEE PC OS.

Six months for a new release. Is it too quick?

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Linux

gnuman.com: There are quite a few distributions out there that are keeping to their word to keep developing a new "updated" version of their distribution and release it every six months, but with that thought, is it a bit too quick?

Stallman on the current state of GNU/Linux

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Linux
Interviews

neowin.net: Richard M. Stallman is defined by Wikipedia as being an "American software freedom activist, hacker and software developer." He is perhaps most notably known for his work on the Free Software movement. Stallman is also the father of the GNU operating system, that which is commonly referred to as Linux but more accurately defined as GNU/Linux.

LXDE on openSUSE

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Software

opensuse.org: “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment“, is an extremely faster, performing and energy saving desktop environment. It comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing.

Reviewed: AVG Anti-virus 8.5 for Linux

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Software

tuxradar.com: As long as NTFS partitions continue to sprawl over heterogeneous networks, anti-virus companies will dole out scanners for Linux. No surprise then that AVG Technologies, makers of the popular AVG Anti-Virus, has a scanner that runs on Linux in its latest 8.5 series bouquet.

Upgrading Ubuntu on my Dell

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Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: It took be almost a whole day to realize I was running 8.04 instead of 9.04! Ha. No no, I want to try some of that yummy new goodness, so I set off to update to 9.04!

Free Operating Systems That Aren't Linux

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OS

informationweek.com: We look beyond the traditional open source OS of choice to other free options such BSD, OpenSolaris, HaikuOS, ReactOS, and PureDarwin.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Akademy 2009 Group Photo

  • New Apache board elected
  • Firefox 3.5 makes browsing a delight ... and much faster
  • LOL @ Mono outpaces Java in Linux desktop development
  • GIMP Lightning Brushes
  • Gentoo to Ubuntu Migration Part 3: Conclusion, Part 2, Part 1
  • Windows of mass destruction
  • Silverlight for Linux
  • Keeping In Touch: A Guide To Linux Audio Comm Channels
  • Google vs MS Comic
  • The Web at 20
  • Lancelot 1.7 screencast (KDE 4.3)
  • Linux Basement Episode 40 - SELF Recap

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vacuum your Firefox databases for better performance

  • Over 20 Free Tutorials for Top Open Source Apps and Linux
  • treeview tips
  • Configure FreeBSD To Use Blowfish Password Format
  • openSUSE Network Install over PXE-Boot
  • how to exit Ping and other cli apps
  • Generating Graphs with gnuplot Part 3, Part 2, Part 1
  • Write Your Own Linux Twitter Client Fast
  • Unable to Boot from Linux Live CD?
  • Basic commands, Part I: Compress and decompress files
  • How to fix VirtualBox 3 cpuload when running CentOS 5 guest
  • HOWTO: Reset your lost/forgotten root password on Debian systems
  • Install Weatherbug In Ubuntu To Get Live Weather Updates
  • Howto: A Theme for KMahjongg
  • Install PSPVC on Fedora – an iPod/PSP Video Converter for Linux
  • Video with Firefox on Debian

Warzone 2100 continues to shine

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Gaming

kmandla.wordpress: Since I occasionally pick up a game or two when I want complete distraction, I revisited Warzone 2100 yesterday, after a hiatus that approached the better part of a year. And I was pleasantly surprised.

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