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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Lancelot 1.7: What's New

  • A new feature for Krita
  • Open Source vs Proprietary Routing Rumble
  • Open Source Consolidation: Less is More?
  • Red Hat Open Source Forum
  • Statistics, Market Share, Logic, and Why There Probably Can't Be Only One
  • User buy-in and clear decisions key to OSS migration
  • European Open Source Procurement Guidelines
  • New Firefox Icon: Iteration 6
  • New Firefox Icon: Iteration 7
  • Cisco Becomes Infected by the GNU GPL
  • Sometimes Linux is really better
  • My Flirtation With Linux Is Over
  • The Cisco surrender to open source
  • Windows 7, you are our only hope
  • 550 Days Later, UT3 Linux Appears Dead

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Space Saving Tips for Your GNOME Desktop

  • List 10 biggest files in a directory
  • Ubuntu Tip : gecko-mediaplayer - Media plug-in
  • Date and Calendar Module in Drupal 5: Part 1
  • Disable extension install delay counter in Firefox
  • Fix Flash Problems on Ubuntu
  • How to view a configuration file without the comments
  • Working with Drupal Audio in Flash (part 1)
  • Working with Drupal Audio in Flash (part 2)
  • Install Windows Games in Linux with PlayOnLinux
  • Create a 3D logo with The GIMP
  • PiTiVi - An Awesome Video Editor Based on GStreamer
  • How to upgrade to openoffice3.1 in LinuxMint -felicia-
  • Install hundreds of fonts in Ubuntu 9.04

Open source must move from desktop to mobile

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OSS

itpro.co.uk: Linux International executive director Jon ‘maddog’ Hall looks forward to a time when users aren’t forced into ‘closed’ relationships with phone providers.

Security

tycheent.wordpress: This posting is not about Ubuntu, directly. This is about security: what is is and how does one achieve it. Certainly, having an operating system that is not subject to the assorted malware that’s out there is helpful. But the FIRST thing one must have is the proper attitude.

The "Big Boys" don't innovate anymore

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: The real innovation comes from small businesses and projects trying to meet a need and make a name for themselves.

Open Source joins European election battle

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OSS

theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE movement is trying to recruit European election candidates to fight big software business interests in Brussels.

Some of Known ubuntu 9.04 bugs with workarounds

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Ubuntu

ubuntugeek.com: This tutorial will explain some of Known ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) bugs with workarounds.

Biodegradable, solar-powered netbook runs Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A startup in Spain is readying a mini-netbook with open source Linux software and a solar power option. he under-$200 "Gyy" is based on a MIPS-based Ingenic processor clocked to 400MHz, offers an 8-inch, 800 x 480 display, and is made of biodegradable materials.

Finding the right open-source savvy lawyer

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OSS

practical-tech.com: Some days, like it or not, you need a lawyer. For most business purposes, picking the right law firm isn’t usually that big of a deal. But what if your programmers are using open-source code that’s licensed under two different licenses?

Fedora 11 Common Bugs page

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Linux

happyassassin.net: So, this week I’ve got to do something I’m pretty familiar with! We’ve been working on the Fedora 11 Common Bugs page. Here’s Several Awesome Things about the common bugs page:

A quick look at Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

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MDV

polishlinux.org: I decided to have a look the newest addition to Mandriva family; Madriva One 2009.1 Spring, boldly promising to bring the best of the latest cutting edge technology to your desktop. As promises go this is a big one, and after reading the release note on the Madriva website I wondered if this once probably the most popular distro is ready regain the leaser position.

Red Hat Sues Switzerland Over Microsoft Monopoly

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Legal

eweekeurope.co.uk: Linux vendor Red Hat, and 17 other vendors, have protested a Swiss government contract given to Microsoft without any public bidding.

A+ for Dell's new Ubuntu Linux netbook

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Hardware

blogs.computerworld: I was lucky enough to have a friend at Dell who let me play with Dell's new Latitude 2100-N for a few hours. After he chased me down, he pried it out of my fingers. I didn't want to give it up.

Linux.com: Just Another News Site?

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Web

itnewstoday.com: I supported the Linux Foundation taking over Linux.com, and who better to control it than the foundation itself? However, it looks like the new Linux.com may let people down.

Microsoft’s out, Linux is in. Ubuntu 9.04, I hear your call…

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Ubuntu

geek.com: Since the early part of this decade, there have been some unprecedented advances in the Linux operating system, driven primarily by the advancements of its graphical user interface and long-term benefits seen from the cumulative open-source endeavors.

Chakra Alpha 2

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Linux

techiemoe.com: After my less than stellar rant on Arch Linux, I received much feedback. One fellow suggested I look at something called the CHAKRA Project.

First look: Google Chrome 2.0 - Fast but lacking features

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Google has released Chrome 2.0. The speed-demon browser gets an additional kick of speed, a few more features, and a load of bug fixes.

Kiwi Imaging System - Forge your own operating system images in a matter of hours

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Would you like to be able to create custom, ready-to-use operating system images that can be used as VMware images, Xen virtual machines or live DVDs or booted from USB sticks? Would you like to be able to convert your physical installation into a deployable image?

The “plasma leak” story…

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KDE

darktears.wordpress: I think i can say that this story is finally ended!!! Let me now tell the full story :

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