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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Limiting speed with openssh

  • Linux Configure Netconsole To Log Messages Over UDP Network
  • A new utility for quickly interpreting multiple Bonnie++ benchmarks
  • Managing Services on Fedora
  • Little utilities for Linux desktop users — Visibility
  • Get build dependencies with zypper

Don’t confuse bad Linux support for bad Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: Anti-Linux evangelists try to level many claims against the free open source operating system Linux. Arguments against the base cost (nothing!) or about the turnaround time to repair security exploits don’t work. But there is one item in the anti-Linux arsenal which often hits hard: lack of support.

9 Web browsers for Linux

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Firefox is a great web browser, there is absolutely no argument about that. However those of us who are using linux long enough have went by quite well without it, and some still do. Here is an attempt to list some of the linux browsers actively developed and updated.

OpenSuse 11

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SUSE

lincgeek.org: So it looks like Pat and I had the same idea this weekend. That is to play around with the new OpenSuse 11. Before I started, though, I needed a system I could install on. Live cd’s are great and all, but it’s just not the same.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Sabayon Linux 3.5 Stable released

  • Linux Outlaws 45 - The Cabbage-Eatin' Bird
  • Seneca, Fedora, and LUX
  • Free As In Rider
  • DTrace vs SystemTap, Redux
  • ITAN partners Mandriva Linux, Omatek, Zinox, Brian, Beta on OSPC
  • Open source social networking app thrives in China
  • Open source and the Kindle
  • New Drupal DVD/Video - Understanding Drupal
  • You know open source has arrived when...J&J hires Drupal developers
  • Unpatched Web browsers prevalent on the Internet
  • Ride KDE4 with openSUSE 11.0
  • Integrative Thinking and open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • mixing Hardy stable and Intrepid testing repositories

  • How to Upgrade Ubuntu Edgy to Feisty after End of Life
  • Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 2
  • Short Tip: Fixing ICQ login problem in KDE 3.5.9
  • How Do I Update The Root Hints Data File for BIND Named Server?
  • Send mail with eSMTP for a simple, single-user system
  • Getting nice anti-aliased fonts in Debian
  • Investigating strange dialup activity with Wireshark
  • Enable Commercial DVD Playback on Ubuntu 8.04
  • 7 Things To Do With The Pipe In a Linux Shell

Lawyers to Judge: Hans Reiser May Be 'Mentally Incompetent'

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Lawyers for Hans Reiser claim the Linux developer convicted of murdering his wife may be "mentally incompetent," an argument that, if successful, could send Reiser to a mental institution instead of prison.

Struggling towards a great Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I'm very happy with my Linux desktop. To be precise, I'm very happy with SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 SP2; openSUSE 11, Kubuntu 8.04, Mint 5 and MEPIS 7. I'm also getting fond of Fedora 9. Anyone see the problem here? I do.

Announcing the Ubuntu Web Presence Team

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: How would you like to help make the Ubuntu website a thing of great beauty? If so, here’s your chance. There is a newly created Ubuntu Web Presence team recruiting members. If you’re excited about web technologies now you can help out.

Firefox 2.0.0.15 security and stability update now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.15 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Private St. Louis school goes Linux

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: A private school in St. Louis, Mo. is increasingly choosing Linux for the computers it supplies to students and faculty, according to laptop supplier Lenovo. Students at the Whitfield School are using Linux about 86 percent of the time now, Lenovo says, up from 50 percent three years ago.

PCLinuxOS Mini ME 2008 - A Joy To Use

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PCLOS

technichristian.net: If you need a very easy to install, feature complete Linux distribution, do not look any further than PCLinuxOS. This gem of a distribution is an absolute joy to use.

Xandros Acquires Linspire

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News

Today Linux desktop manufacturer Xandros acquired Linspire for an undisclosed amount. Xandros will also be keeping existing engineering, support, and key sales employees and long-time Linspire employee and CEO Larry Kettler will be joining the Xandros executive team as the VP of Business Development. While Xandros didn't mention their total employee numbers Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos claims Xandros to be the third largest Linux company in the world after the acquisition. Former Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony has some harsh criticism of the deal on his blog.

Read the rest at Socialized Software

Sir Bill and Sir Tim: A Tale of Two Knights

Glyn Moody: There's something strange going on. As Bill Gates steps down from active involvement in the day-to-day running of Microsoft, there's a natural tendency to speak about the “end of an era”. That's certainly true enough, but people are going beyond this factual statement to indulge in some serious revisionism.

Xandros / Linspire - Here Comes the Spin

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: In my blog yesterday, I shared how Michael Robertson had sold Linspire to Xandros without a shareholder meeting or any input from the 100 some-odd shareholders. Today, Xandros' CEO, Andy Typaldos, did a Q & A (spin) about this deal.

Also: Q&A with Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos

Which Linux Distributions Are Dying?

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: I just read Louis Gray’s post titled “On the Web, If You’re Not Growing, You’re Dying.” It gave me a chilling realization about web services. Like everything else, what goes up must come down. This must apply to Linux distributions too, right?

'Lindependence 2008' aims to Free Felton from Microsoft Windows

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Linux

mercurynews.com: Why pay $650 for Adobe Photoshop when you can have 97 percent of the functionality of Photoshop for free? That's a question software developers and distributors plan on addressing at "Lindependence 2008," a free event in Felton on July 13, promoting the Linux operating system and other free open source software.

Gentoo (or Finding Linux Nirvana)

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Gentoo

pc-eye.blogspot: I have been making some fairly significant changes to my forensic boxes by replacing Debian Etch and Ubuntu 7.10 respectively with Gentoo 2008.0 (still in beta at the moment but apparently stable).

Best Practices for using Open-Source Software

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OSS

practical-tech.com: When faced with using open-source software in your company should your first reaction be:
1) Run in terror.
2) Pick up and cuddle your stuffed Steve Ballmer doll while shouting “No!”
3) Refuse to even consider it
4) Deal with it.

One live DVD, one ton of Linux games

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Gaming

linux.com: LinuX-Gamers Live is a live DVD from Germany based on Arch Linux that includes nothing but games. Version 0.9.3 was released in June and provides an excellent means of sampling Linux games or setting up a home arcade, although a few of the games wouldn't run on my machine.

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