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Kernel Mode-Setting Push For Linux 2.6.29 Kernel

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phoronix.com: David Airlie has just called upon Linus Torvalds to pull the kernel mode-setting framework and Intel KMS driver support into the Linux 2.6.29 kernel.

Interclue and the pitfalls of going proprietary

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linux.com: The Interclue extension is supposed to give you a preview of links in Firefox before you visit them, saving you mouse-clicks and, with a little luck, allowing you to move quickly between multiple links on the same page. Unfortunately, the determination to monetize the add-on and keep its source code closed results in elaborations that make the basic idea less effective.

The six-figure Linux job

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Since Linux is free, you’d think that the developers working with it are working for free too, right? Not so according to a piece on itcareerplanet.com.

Review: GoblinX 2.7

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raiden.net: GoblinX is a LiveCD distribution built around Slackware Linux, and designed for ease of use. The flexibility of GoblinX is worthy of mention, as even its boot options show this ability. But is GoblinX an angel in disguise, or a troll under the bridge? Let's find out.

Review: Linux Mint 6

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Linux

thelinuxnewb.com: Linux Mint is one of those distributions you just can't help but love. Easy to use, stable, flexible, and so much more. Built from Ubuntu, it's been my mantra for a while that Linux Mint is “Ubuntu done right.”

openSuSE 11.1: KDE still kills it.

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SUSE

techiemoe.com: SuSE and I have a long and generally pleasant history. At least, that was the story with SuSE up until version 10.3. At that point, things started to go decidedly downhill, and it hasn't been until relatively recently that I'm beginning to feel comfortable again.

Fluxbox - Ultra-Fast/Simple Linux GUI

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Fluxbox

pcmech.com: One of the big perks of using a Linux distribution is having a choice of what window manager you want to use. The one I’ll be concentrating on is fluxbox, a window manager.

ThinkPad X300 and Linux - first impressions and power consumption issues

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Hardware

blog.gwright.org: Today I got down and installed Ubuntu 8.10 on this new X300, and things went rather smoothly. In terms of things that work, the list is rather good. However, I have noticed a few problems.

What's in a Number?

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: There's been a certain excitement in the blogosphere around the release of some figures about Firefox's market share in Europe. One thing that few seem to have picked up on is the unsatisfactory methodology behind these numbers.

Why games are the key to Linux adoption

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Linux

blog.andrewmin.com: I just ordered my first computer yesterday. It’s a real he-man’s gaming computer. But while these were all expensive (especially the video card), none of them compared to one item on the list: Windows. That’s the hope that Linux companies must look forward to.

Hands-on Linux: New versions of Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE

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computerworld.com: When you're talking Linux, three big names always pop up: Canonical's Ubuntu, Novell's openSUSE and Red Hat's Fedora. Each of these "big three" has recently released a new version of its distribution, which means it's time to check them out and decide which is No 1.

Look Back at KDE 2008

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KDE

digested.blogspot: The big news this year is the beginning of the KDE 4 series. On January 11, 2008 KDE 4.0 was released. KDE 4.1 was released on July 29, 2008.

Ts'o calls for pragmatic Debian

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heise-online.co.uk: Theodore Ts'o, Linux kernel developer and recently appointed CTO of the Linux Foundation, has called for more pragmatism from the Debian community. His comments were prompted by the recent bitter arguments over non-free firmware that lead to the resignation of Manoj Srivastava as Debian project secretary.

Coming up in 2009

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: A lot has been written so far about what to expect next year — some valid, some not. But has that ever stopped me from joining the year-end pile-on? So here are 10 things to expect in 2009.

today's leftovers

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News
  • First look: Linux kernel 2.6.28 officially released

  • New toy or new best friend?
  • Recording the Linux desktop -- the hard way
  • KDE Forum: Kourse 1 in Progress!
  • How to Create a Ubuntu Virtual Machine With QEMU Manager
  • Debian Lenny Release Date Confirmed
  • How to control Firefox using Vim keybindings
  • Who Owns the Netbook Trademark?
  • Enabling Gnome Numeric Keypad
  • LLVM Back-End For Gallium3D Almost There
  • Fedora and the WizardPen Tablet of Genius
  • Encrypting (almost) your entire hard drive with dm-crypt (LUKS) and lvm2, Part 2
  • Leaked Snow Leopard image potentially indicates a 32 / 64-bit divide
  • Catch-up and on-demand services on Ubuntu
  • Workaround for ICH9 Sound Problem on openSUSE 11.1
  • Ubuntu Usplash Smooth
  • Book Review: Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition
  • Converting .mp4 to .ogv format
  • Linux Outlaws 70 - The Year 2008 in Review

Small Sister project protects against e-mail snoops

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Software

computerworld.com.au: The Small Sister open source privacy project has released a first beta of its SmallMail application, allowing individuals to send e-mail messages that can't be intercepted or traced by governments or snoops.

A Review of Linux Mint 6: Felicia

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Linux

meldroc.com: Linux Mint is a bit of a dark horse when compared with the big distros like Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat or Gentoo. Don’t overlook it - it provides a great deal of polish that the Linux world has been looking for for a long time.

Yo Frankie! - Free Open Source Platform Game

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Gaming

makeuseof.com: We live in an economically ruled society. Especially in such a society, it’s nice to see something ‘unconditional’ from time to time.

2009: Netbook or notebook?

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Hardware

news.cnet.com: 2009 may be the year of the Netbook. But there's a big if. Here's the choice: Will consumers buy a thin, light, relatively fast $1,800 MacBook Air or a thin, light, ultrasmall, not-as-fast $700 Hewlett-Packard Mini 1000 Netbook?

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today's leftovers

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