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today's odds & ends:

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News
  • Gentoo Day Two

  • Ubuntu mumblings
  • Asia and Latin America leading use of free software
  • openSUSE Factory today…
  • Kpackagekit - First Impressions and Troubleshoots
  • Windows updated by Linux
  • Deposing Bill Gates in Novell v. Microsoft
  • Linksys WRT160NL Linux-based Wireless-N Broadband Router
  • Open Source On Wall Street: Crunching The Numbers
  • Canonical’s Ubuntu to Support Google Android?
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 5
  • FLOSS Weekly 70: Bug Labs

System 76: Making pre-installed Linux hardware a reality

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.techrepublic: Recently I came upon a company called System 76 promising to bring pre-installed Linux hardware to the masses. At first I was a bit skeptical as I’ve seen this promise time and time again. So I requested review hardware thinking it would be nothing more than vapor ware. Surprisingly, however, the hardware arrived.

Top 5 Applications I Can’t Live Without

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Software

everyjoe.com: Since I started using Linux, I’ve found a new set of tools that help me in my work everyday. If not directly used for work, at least these tools help me work faster in one way or another.

Canonical support

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Ubuntu

thehumanjourney.net: Let's introduce a subject that I've rarely seen discussed on planets or forums: Canonical paid-for support. At Oxford Archaeology we have been paying customers for almost a year, and I think it is a good time to look back and see if it was worth it.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using Layers in The GIMP

  • Howto: Patch and set up screen-vs
  • How To: Add the Computer, Trash, and Home icons to the Desktop
  • Ubuntu: How to Mount iso, Bin And Cue Files Directly From Nautilus
  • Install any linux on USB flash drive
  • IPv6 on Gentoo

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #143

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #143 for the weeks May 17th - May 23rd, 2009. is available.

Selective list of Plasma changes for KDE 4.3

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KDE

polishlinux.org: Aaron Seigo has published a list of changes and new features to Plasma, the desktop shell for KDE4, that will be included in KDE4.3. This list is quite long, so I will only try to show the most important changes.

Ryan Gordon On Linux UT3: "still on its way"

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Following our news post on Friday regarding this matter, Mr. Gordon was asked on Twitter as to the Unreal Tournament 3 Linux status.

A Few Questions For David Nusinow DD

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Linux
Interviews

debian.net: I tried out Linux and found that it was a lot of fun, if totally different from anything I'd ever imagined. After about a month on Mandrake I got sick of feeling contrained by it and installed Slink and quickly updated to the brand new Potato.

Dell now offering Studio XPS 13 with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

engadget.com: Dell's been showing Ubuntu lots of love over the past few months, so it's no real shock to see the Linux-based operating system slide on over to Dell's hottest 13-incher.

Trying Out Moblin

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Linux

everyjoe.com: The other night, I became curious about Moblin because of the different user interface it has. It was said to be made specifically for Intel-powered netbooks. Even if its just in Beta, I really had to get its img and try it out myself.

Fedora 11 is Almost Ready to Kick Ass

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Linux

junauza.com: A few more days from now, the latest and hopefully the greatest version of one of the most popular Linux distribution will be released. Let's take a look at some of the many great features.

Ubuntu on the Dell mini 10

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Hardware
Ubuntu

mok0.wordpress: I’m a bit disappointed in the Dell’s build quality. I find the Mini 10 a bit plastic-y too. Apart from that, the Mini 10 has some really nice features.

Chromium Hits Alpha Release

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Software

softsaurus.org: The Open Source project behind the Google Chrome browser called Chromium has finally established an official Alpha release and it promises to be a very lightweight swiss army knife once completed.

Installing MyDNS & MyDNSConfig 3 On Fedora 10

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HowTos

In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS and MyDNSConfig 3 on Fedora 10. MyDNS is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns. MyDNSConfig is an easy to use web-based interface to MyDNS.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Why Don't You Love Flock?

  • The Long Road to Gentoo
  • Managed Service Provider Hosts Ubuntu Linux Desktops
  • Edubuntu must review its core focus
  • The Ultimate Linux Device - The Kickfire Appliance
  • Simple Fault Diagnosis in Ubuntu
  • Mapping EUI Network Drives on Linux
  • 10 years of Krita
  • Upgrade to Jaunty
  • Where to Buy a Preinstalled Linux Desktop/Laptop
  • How to mount your Journalized HFS+ disk in Linux...

Linux Myth: Lack of Accounting Software … with Payroll

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Software

blog.eracc.com: To date Intuit has failed to create desktop GNU/Linux versions of Quicken and QuickBooks. The “experts” tout this as a show stopper keeping people from switching from Microsoft. There is no reason it should stop everyone.

Modify xorg.conf for better performance

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HowTos

tuxradar.com: Most distributions configure your graphics card and display automatically, but xorg.conf is still well worth fiddling with. It's a text file that contains all the configurations details.

Puppy Linux 4.2.1 is not a Puppy, it's a Poppa

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Puppy has long been the posterboy for all those who needed a light distribution. It is an independent distribution on diet by JWM and a careful selection of applications.

Moblin: Proof that Corporate Support Needed

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Linux

blog.cosmix.org: If anything the sudden appearance of Moblin has proven, beyond any doubt, that corporate support is essential if linux — and the open source community — is going to survive beyond a very very small niche.

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