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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configuring WPA-PSK (TKIP) in Slackware

  • How to Set WinAmp equalizer presets in Banshee 1.2
  • Tweet From your KDE 4 Desktop
  • Run compiz on Blacklisted Hardware
  • Using Grep To Streamline Your Shell And Command Line Scripting
  • Posting to Identi.ca From Ubuntu 8.04 Using Gwibber Client
  • Flipping the Linux switch: ZOMG! ffmpeg
  • Howto Check Wireless link quality in Ubuntu Linux
  • A Guide to Linux Graphics Software 02: fotoshopping without Photo Shop

Conversations With My Dad About Open Source

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OSS

linux-mag.com: My father was one of those old school guys when it came to adopting computer technology. During the early years of the Internet, it took him a while to get his mind around the business model. By 1999, he called me one day and said “Know anything about this company Red Hat?

Today's Highlights from LinuxWorld

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Linux
  • Today's Highlights from LinuxWorld

  • At LinuxWorld, problem-solvers hunt open-source solutions
  • Mobile takes center stage at LinuxWorld
  • Video: IBM: Linux in 2018?
  • I went to Moscone Center and all I got was this stupid T-Shirt
  • IBM furthers the Linux cause with server, desktop moves

IBM Desktop Linux Plan Faces Steep Challenges

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Linux

crn.com: IBM faces an uphill battle in its plans to work with Linux vendors and PC makers to deliver Linux-based desktop systems—but not one it can't win.

Is the Linux desktop missing the boat?

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Linux

openlogic.com/blogs: Last year, there was a bit of discussion about how the launch of Vista was going to open a lot of doors for Linux on the desktop. I’m not going to go into a discussion about the pros and cons of Windows Vista and why the door is open to alternatives, but I have been very interested in seeing how this would turn out.

ubuntu headlines

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Kernel Next

  • Dell XPS 1530n and Studio 15n Now Available with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Canonical Bundles Alfresco Enterprise CMS and Ubuntu Linux
  • Canonical to Offer Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop Through Ubuntu(R) Partner Repository
  • Ubuntu gets into unified comms, chides Microsoft

Gentoo 2008.0: Return to greatness?

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Gentoo

linux.com: When the long-awaited Gentoo 2008.0 release finally hit mirrors last month, the two largest groups of users found themselves out of luck: x86 users discovered that their live CD wouldn't copy the kernel during install, and the AMD64 image wouldn't fit onto a standard CD-ROM. This was not a great start for a distribution whose comeback may rest upon this release.

The importance of UNIX in SOA environments

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News

Discover how and why existing systems and applications with which you are already familiar deployed on operating systems that you know well are so critical to the present and future of Web-based computing, particularly in the area of SOA.

openSUSE shorts

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SUSE
  • Join the openSUSE proofreading team

  • Announcing Hack Week III
  • Novell Ain’t the Bad Guy

Comparing HAMMER And Tux3

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "The big advantage Hammer has over Tux3 is, it is up and running and released in the Dragonfly distro," began Daniel Phillips, offering a comparison between the two filesystem. He continued, "the biggest disadvantage is, it runs on BSD, not Linux."

Sub £200 mini laptop launched

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: The mini laptop market has expanded yet again with the launch of a 7in machine costing under £200. Called the miniBook, it measures 222 x 165 x 30mm, weighs in at 650g and sports a 7in, 800 x 480 pixel display. Linux comes pre-installed.

What if Linux Took a Vista 'Mojave' Test?

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Linux

earthweb.com: With the perceived success by Microsoft regarding their Mojave experiment (at least in the eyes of Microsoft PR reps), I found myself wondering how today's popular desktop Linux distributions might do under identical circumstances.

Ohio Linuxfest Announces Keynotes

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Linux

ohiolinux.org: Ohio LinuxFest is proud to recognize two such community members by announcing Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier and Jono Bacon as keynote speakers for this year's Ohio LinuxFest occurring October 10th - 11th.

Development environments: Microsoft vs. Open Source

blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy: A few weeks ago we had a fascinating discussion here comparing the functionality available with the Staroffice/OpenOffice open source cluster to that available with Microsoft’s Office set. Today I’d like to start expanding that discussion into two related areas: one focused on risk, the other on developed application functionality.

An Old Dog Learns Some New Tricks With Puppy Linux 4

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Puppy Linux version 4 is a good choice if you're looking for a portable Linux OS, writes reviewer Jack Germain. You can load it onto a thumb drive and run it from multiple PCs, taking all your personal settings with you. Its tiny size comes with a few shortcomings, however.

Desktop search comparison: Beagle vs. Tracker, part 2

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Software

linux.com: Yesterday I discussed Beagle and Tracker with regards to their preferences settings, the time to index a collection of both HTML and PDF files, and how to extract information from individual files. In this article I'll go over the interfaces used to submit queries and the syntax used for complex queries for both projects.

Death of a filesystem (?)

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Reiser

nuxified.org/blog: Over the last months there were repeating news about the murder on Nina Reiser by her husband Hans Reiser, known in the community for his work on his filesystems ReiserFS and Reiser4.

IBM To Linux Desktop Developers: 'Stop Copying Windows'

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Linux

informationweek.com: Company executives call on the open source community to do more to make Linux popular as a desktop OS for consumers and businesses.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ultamatix - Ubuntu NL warns against

  • Gallery: Rise of Open Source at LinuxWorld
  • Open-source gadgets at LinuxWorld
  • Linux on Servers? Great. On PCs? Not So Much
  • Virtual Ubuntu: traps for young players
  • Open letter to the developers of TrueCrypt
  • Got XP?
  • USB sound card on Ubuntu
  • RipCode builds video transcoding device on Linux base
  • Ubuntu Goes Enterprise
  • How much would S10 cost with Linux?
  • Sexy, smooth fonts on (K)Ubuntu
  • Lenovo In Talks To Join IBM's 'Microsoft-Free' Program, Sources Say
  • New Firefox 3 Digg Extension Released
  • Stable kernels 2.6.25.15 and 2.6.26.2
  • Video games as the next open source frontier
  • Windows XP "not ready for prime time" on XO
  • Who's Paying For Open Source And Why
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - whole load of apps going on
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