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Story Shuttleworth: The Internet Is Changing, Not Dying srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 5:09pm
Story The Linux Foundation Adds Five New Members From Japan srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 5:04pm
Story Linux Australia ponders name change srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 4:55pm
Story Interview with Izabel Valverde srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 11:10pm
Story Firefox 12 What’s New srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 11:07pm
Story SOS: Save Our Slackware? srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 11:06pm
Story Siduction 11.1 srlinuxx 1 22/04/2012 - 11:00pm
Story What Ubuntu 12.10 Won't Be Codenamed srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 10:12pm
Story Five Best Linux Distributions srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 10:04pm
Story Mageia 2 Beta 3 - A Preview srlinuxx 22/04/2012 - 10:01pm

Losing My Religion: Firefox 3 (Confessions of a Linux Geek)

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Moz/FF

linuxplanet.com: Forgive me, Linux Community, for I have sinned. It has been forever since my last confession and I am prepared for my penance. The truth is that I have never particularly cared for the Firefox browser. Putting my own religious fervor and proselytizing nature aside, my task is to review the new Firefox 3 browser for you.

First impressions of Vista and Ubuntu

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OS

joewein.net/blog: Last week I decided it was finally time for to buy a new notebook computer. I picked a Gateway M-6750 with some form of Vista preinstalled. One of the reasons I picked this model was its large hard disk, because I was planning to also run Ubuntu.

Also: The Downfall of Vista

A cure for nvidia drivers in Ubuntu

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Software

blogs.techrepublic: Over the weekend I finally upgraded my main machine. This was not just an upgrade but also a migration to another distro. After about ten years with Red Hat/Fedora I finally jumped over to Ubuntu. There’s a reason: nvidia.

US gives thumbs up to OOXML for ISO standard

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The US delegation has voted to maintain its “Approve” recommendation for Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) to be adopted by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Also: Fun with Microsoft OOXML

Back up Linux with ease

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HowTos

tectonic.co.za: I’m not particularly fond of backing up my data. I know I should do it and I feel pretty smug when it is done, but it is a time-consuming and frustrating process. I want is a one-click backup tool that, once set, does all the work for me. Backerupper may not be TimeMachine but it is pretty idiot-proof and does the job.

Review: Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

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Hardware

vnunet.com: The problem with pocket-sized internet gadgets (such as smartphones) is that the web facilities they offer tend to be patchy. This is no good to serious web users, who yearn for a portable internet experience that’s the same the one you get sat at a desktop PC. Nokia’s new N810 promises precisely this.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 243

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature story: Entropy - a new package management toolkit for Sabayon Linux

  • News: What's new in Mandriva Linux, Fedora Xfce spin updates, OpenBSD pre-release testing, free download of YDL 6.0
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 4.0 "KDE", Kiwi Linux 8.03
  • Upcoming releases: Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta, Frugalware 0.8
  • Data mining: Data-peeler analysis of DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking logs
  • New addition: Ophcrack LiveCD
  • New distribution: PA-RISC Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

few howtos

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HowTos
  • How To Sync Amarok With iPOD Classic & 3rd Generation iPOD Nano

  • Ubuntu/XP: Streaming Sopcast to your mobile devices
  • Recording sounds for Impress slides with eVoice
  • Debian amd64: iceweasel with i386 plugins, outside a chroot
  • Redirecting Ports Using iptables Prerouting
  • Fix for suspend and hibernation problem for Laptops

Martin Buckley quits Novell over "certain principles"

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SUSE

Matt Asay: Wow. Martin Buckley, long time product manager and global evangelist for Novell's Systems and Resource Management products (e.g., ZENworks), has quit Novell.

Amarok 2 feature freeze planned for later this month

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Software

arstechnica.com: The Amarok developers have been working on a major overhaul that will dramatically reinvent the program's user interface and deliver a lot of really compelling new features. The new theme looks very polished and will likely blend well with a KDE 4 environment.

MSI Shows Off Eee PC Competitor

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Hardware

gizmodo.com.au: At CeBIT, it is showing off the MSI Wind, a subnotebook very much in the style of the Eee. The 8-inch model is expected to cost less than 400 euros and it will come with either Linux or Windows installed.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Me and You and a GPG Key Named Boo

  • Downloading Music the 1337 Way!
  • Timeline of the Debian project
  • Configure Exim with anti-spam
  • FSF New Website and Newsletter
  • A “Word” on Document Interoperability
  • Decibel in 14 easy steps
  • an interview with pmdematagoda
  • Will it always be about Microsoft?
  • People power transforms the web in next online revolution
  • Linux a few months in
  • Linux Mint Darnya on HP Pavilion dv6000

Eee PC to Get Intel’s Diamondville, Hard Drives, and Fashion Forward Style

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Hardware
Interviews

laptopmag.com: Asus’ Eee PC has become a low-cost laptop to reckon with. Everex has snuck up on the low-cost leader with the CloudBook and other vendors are rumored to be releasing their own low-cost notebooks in the near future. Shen thinks the days of the Eee PC are just taking off and that the competitors will try to knock them off their course but won’t succeed.

Linux Filesystem Exposed

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Linux

gorkee.com: On Linux, there is only a single hierarchical directory structure. Everything starts from the root directory, represented by ‘/’, and then expands into sub-directories. Where DOS/Windows had various partitions and then directories under these partitions, Linux places all the partitions under the root directory by ‘mounting’ them under specific directories. The closest to root under Windows would be c:.

Talking Ubuntu Linux: Q&A with System76 President Carl Richell

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Interviews
Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu.wordpress: System76, one of the best-known providers of Ubuntu systems, recently introduced new servers certified to run the operating system. All About Ubuntu caught up with System76 President Carl Richell to discuss his views on the Ubuntu server market.

Plasma improvements: KDE 4.0.2 and beyond

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KDE

arstechnica.com: When KDE 4.0 was officially released in January, there were a lot of gaping holes in basic functionality. During the past few months, the codebase has matured considerably and the environment is steadily approaching the point where it will be sufficiently robust for widespread day-to-day use.

IBM brings 'Microsoft-free' PCs to Europe

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: In a move to challenge Microsoft on the desktop, IBM has teamed up with Austrian and Polish system integrators to supply the emerging Eastern European and Russian business PC markets with "Microsoft-free" systems based on Red Hat Linux and open standards-based productivity software.

Mainstream U.S. Media Discovers Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy was flipping though his Sunday morning paper when he spotted an article about Ubuntu Linux. He took a few more sips of coffee to perk up and make sure his eyes weren’t deceiving him. Sure enough, Ubuntu had made the leap into the mainstream media.

Why I am Making the Switch from Gentoo to Kubuntu

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Gentoo

evildomain.org: I am an advocate of Gentoo. Linux ricer? Sure, why not, I live for those minute speed advantages. I also, perhaps masochistically, prefer building every package from source. Why, then, am I dumping Gentoo, and for kubuntu of all distros?

Also: Bye Gentoo... Welcome Ubuntu

Be the next big thing in open source

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OSS

itwire.com: So you’ve got an idea for a great app and you’re thinking of making your own open source project? Here are some items to consider and some sites that will help you on your journey. We’ll also see how some well-known open source teams did it.

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Leftovers: KDE

  • KDE's Project Neon Begins Publishing Daily Wayland Images
    KDE -- KDE's Project Neon has begun publishing daily images of the latest KDE Plasma stack powered atop Wayland rather than the X.Org Server. Jonathan Riddell passed along word that daily ISOs are now being spun of the freshest KDE development code with KWin acting as a Wayland compositor. The OS base is still Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
  • The Qt Company's Qt Start-Up
    The Qt Company is proud to offer a new version of the Qt for Application Development package called Qt Start-Up, the company's C++-based framework of libraries and tools that enables the development of powerful, interactive and cross-platform applications and devices. Now used by around one million developers worldwide, the Qt Company seeks to expand its user base by targeting smaller enterprises.

Linux 4.5.3

I'm announcing the release of the 4.5.3 kernel. All users of the 4.5 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.5.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.5.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... thanks, greg k-h Read more Also: Linux 4.4.9 Linux 3.14.68

Open source near ubiquitous in IoT, report finds

Open source is increasingly standard operating procedure in software, but nowhere is this more true than Internet of Things development. According to a new VisionMobile survey of 3,700 IoT developers, 91% of respondents use open source software in at least one area of their software stack. This is good news for IoT because only open source promises to reduce or eliminate the potential for lock-in imposed by proprietary “standards.” What’s perhaps most interesting in this affection for open source, however, is that even as enterprise developers have eschewed the politics of open source licensing, IoT developers seem to favor open source because “it’s free as in freedom.” Read more

Ubuntu 16.04 – My Experience so Far and Customization

While I earnestly anticipated the release of Unity 8 with Xenial Xerus (after watching a couple of videos that showcased its function), I was utterly disappointed that Canonical was going to further push its release — even though it was originally meant to debut with Ubuntu 14.04. Back to the point at hand, I immediately went ahead and installed Unity Tweak Tool, moved my dash to the bottom (very important) and then proceeded to replace Nautilus with the extensive Nemo file manager which is native to Linux Mint and by far superior to the former (my opinion). Read more