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Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate updated

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: An update to the Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate is now available. This second release candidate is available for free download and has been issued as an automatic update to all Firefox 3.6 Beta and Release Candidate users.

Why autoconf is not getting any friendlier

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: I’m an “autotools lover” in the sense that i prefer having to deal with autotools-based buildsystem that most custom build-system that are as broken as they can possibly be. Or with cmake.

The linux.conf.au 2010 opens

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Linux
  • The linux.conf.au 2010 opens in Wellington with over 700 attendees
  • Rich and varied fare for open-source conference
  • linux.conf.au 2010: Day 1 (morning)
  • LCA2010 gets off the starting blocks
  • Linux.conf.au: Latest Linux kernel release due early March

Noteworthy Cooker changes Jan 1 – 17

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: The first two weeks of 2010 have passed, and the first alpha version of Mandriva 2010.1 has been released last week. Here are some of the interesting changes currently available in Cooker:

“Jobbik” will make Hungary an open source powerhouse

Jobbik is not a new Linux distribution, but a political party, hell bent on making Hungary an open source powerhouse, if wins the upcoming general election, in April. This is an awesome news.

Minix on the iPod: where Linux started

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OS

berenguel.blogspot: This is where Linux started. Minix, from the bible on operating systems. You can easily install it on minivMac for your iPod, download it from this link and install the disk image in your iPod as usual. Then, unpack the files inside.

MySQL founder turns to China, Russia to halt Oracle

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Software

reuters.com: Michael Widenius, the creator of the MySQL database, said he is turning his vocal campaign against Oracle's planned takeover of Sun Microsystems to China and Russia because the European Commission appears set to clear the deal.

Comparison of IRC support between GNU/Linux distributions

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Linux

linuxcrunch.com: Finding a quick solution for your problems in any distribution is the main reason to make you rely on it. Therefore, the major distributions have many ways to provide support to their users. Among them, IRC.

Gnome Shell - One desktop to bind them all

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Gnome Shell is the future window manager for UNIX-like operating systems running the Gnome desktop environment. It is slated to be part of the Gnome 3.0, which will probably be released sometime next year. However, this does not mean you cannot try Gnome Shell now and get the first impression of what it ought to be.

Comparing gtk+ and Qt applications

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Software

blogs.gentoo.org/nightmorph: I've been on the hunt for Qt/KDE applications that do the job of the gtk+ equivalents I use. That's a tall order.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 12 (LAMP)

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HowTos

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 12 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

My Pardus 2009.1 Experience

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Linux

beginlinux.com: If you're a KDE fan but haven't taken Pardus Linux out for a spin in awhile, maybe it's time you should.

Linux Mint 8 vs Ubuntu 9.10

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Linux
Ubuntu

linuxbsdos.com: On the surface, trying to write a comparative review of Linux Mint 8 (Helena) and Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic koala) would seem like a pointless exercise. After all, Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. So what’s the point?

Puppy Linux – Puppy Arcade 5 Super Fast Game Emulator

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Linux
Gaming

techexposures.com:Scott Jarvis sent us info on his just released Puppy Arcade 5, a Puppy Linux flavor with a retro video game emulation based on TurboPup Xtreme (arguably the fastest Puppy derivative).

today's howtos & stuff:

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HowTos
  • Get your beat on with the Hydrogen drum machine
  • Labels with PostScript::MailLabels Getting Started
  • How to Add a Custom New Service under xinetd
  • 3 Ways to Quickly Find the Tab You Need (FireFox)
  • Tuning the Linux Kernel’s Completely Fair Scheduler
  • openSUSE – Get the HTTP Proxy setting in Shell
  • xdg-open — opens a file or URL in the user’s preferred application
  • Qt Programming Tip
  • Install Banshee Latest Version in Ubuntu Karmic
  • How to Edit Videos With Avidemux
  • whohas
  • Why Desktop Linux (Still) Sucks to be at Linux Fest Northwest
  • Gource: Open Source visualization of Open Source
  • Open Xange 2010, Released
  • Gentoo LOL

Best of Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

Discover Cool Wallpapers for your desktop . Whether it be fedora , Ubuntu , gos , centos ,kubuntu , gentoo ,damn vulnerable Linux or anything else , you can find respective wallpapers here . Linux Wallpapers

New Apt-Fast Version, Now With Full Apt-Get Syntax Replacement

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Ubuntu

Apt-Fast is a script which uses Axel, a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file, and one can use it instead of "apt-get" on Debian based Linux distributions to get an amazing download speed improvement. Yes, it's not an actual Internet connection speed improvement, just some tweaks which make packages download faster with Axel. [Full story]

Will Ubuntu Take Windows 7 In Speed War?

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Ubuntu

crn.com: The Ubuntu development community spent much of the last year losing a lot of momentum, as Microsoft gave birth to its Windows 7 operating system and its latest releases of the Linux OS failed to overly impress. It was bound to happen. Ubuntu folks are already in full stride toward the next desktop release.

Konqueror kicking ass again

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KDE
Software

der-dakon.net/blog: Recently I found a site with HTTP Content-Disposition header tests and their results. First that was only tested with Konqueror 3.5.8 from an ancient Knoppix CD, which the author quickly updated after I pointed him to the openSUSE 11.2 KDE Live CD.

Back from Debian: Meeting up with old Ubuntu

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Linux
  • Back from Debian: Meeting up with old Ubuntu
  • The Debian Adventure, Part 15: Fixing Bugs
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