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IBM, Simmtronics to offer $190 Linux netbooks

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Hardware
Ubuntu

liliputing.com: The Simmtronics Simmbook isn’t exactly a state of the art netbook. It features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and Ubuntu Linux.

Intel creates Linux version of its app store for netbooks

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Software
Web

venturebeat.com: Encouraged by early results on Windows, Intel said today it will add a beta test version of popular Intel AppUp Center for Linux.

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 4 Released

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SUSE
  • openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 4 Release
  • Linux business key to Novell sale
  • Novell Acquisition Bidding Stalls
  • Estimating the Value of Novell's Linux OS

Red Hat shares drop on 2011 profit outlook

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Linux
  • Red Hat shares drop on 2011 profit outlook
  • Red Hat and Linux Bloggers: The Big Disconnect
  • How Red Hat Made Money in 2010
  • FWN 218

Things I hate about Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • Things I hate About Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 in focus: Empathy
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Less in more. But still less.
  • Big Button Game: Metacity Introduces Flexibility
  • Ubuntu Road Test (Final Report)

Linux Software Installation EasyGuide

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HowTos

journalxtra.com: A couple of years of experience have taught me there are many ways to install software into Linux. Most of those methods are as easy as fishing for piranhas with a horse for bait.

Divided we stand, united we fall

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Ubuntu
  • Divided we stand, united we fall
  • Comments to Ubuntu 10.04 Reads File Sizes Differently
  • Lubuntu - Ubuntu with LXDE desktop
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (lucid lynx)

Virtualization With KVM On A Mandriva 2010.0 Server

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MDV
HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Mandriva 2010.0 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

Dealing with OOo’s braindead context sensitive toolbars

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OOo

brendanscott.wordpress: Someone at OOo decided that context sensitivity of toolbars was a good idea. I disagree.

Distro Hoppin`: Gosalia BETA

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Linux

itlure.com: I got my hands on a quite (still) obscure distro called... GOSALIA. It's a pretty bad name if you ask me. G O S A L I A. And not only does it sound totally awesome but its origins are even more interesting.

Open source deduplication software released for Linux

computerworld.com.au: A new open source project, dubbed Opendedup, has appeared with the goal of creating a deduplication-based file system for Linux called SDFS.

Microsoft has shot .NET ecosystem in foot

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Microsoft
OSS
  • Microsoft has shot .NET ecosystem in foot: De Icaza
  • Patent 101
  • Microsoft moments -- good, bad and ugly
  • Questioning open-core licensing for open source software

today's leftovers:

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News
  • All Your Browsing History Are Belong to Us
  • FSF announces Free Software Awards winners
  • Open Source Fundraising Campaigns: The GNOME Ruler
  • varnish changed my life
  • Installing and Running Linux on Nintendo Wii
  • My XFCE Desktop
  • Wally - Wallpaper changer using multiple sources
  • Compiz 0.9 Release Finally Approaching
  • My Mom Runs Ubuntu
  • Compaq Presario 2175us Ubuntu Graphics Driver
  • Now Hear This
  • Opera 10.51 Review
  • Trisquel- Ubuntu habla espanol
  • Linux Basement Episode 52 - Podcatching an Asterisk
  • List of Debian-based Distributions
  • Of Google, China and a disease called hypocrisy
  • Open Source Exchange Alternatives
  • Hack your Samsung TV, linux guy
  • AVG kills Windows viruses with Linux and emergency rescue CD
  • Oracle-Sun: An Insider’s View for Sun Partners
  • Open Source Software conference planned for April
  • Sneak Preview: Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Connecting To Serial Null Modems With GNU Screen
  • Use vmstat to monitor your system memory and CPU
  • Install Multiple 'Bleeding Edge' Firefox Versions in Linux
  • Fastest way to create ramdisk in Ubuntu/Linux
  • install 32bit deb applications in 64bit Ubuntu
  • Unix How To: Aliases and Functions
  • Add a Cache Clearing Button to Firefox
  • Get to know Linux: AppArmor
  • Console color schemes
  • Back In Time : System Restore on Ubuntu

If sudoku has you puzzled, turn to HoDoKu

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Gaming

sourceforge.net/blog: A search for “sudoku” on SourceForge.net yields more than 300 projects, so why use HoDoKu to generate, solve, and analyze sudoku puzzles? Creator Bernhard Hobiger gives three good reasons:

Red Hat posts profit gain, sales rise 18%

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Linux

marketwatch.com: Red Hat Inc. said Wednesday its fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose to $23.4 million, or 12 cents a share, from $16.2 million, or 8 cents a share in the same period last year.

The Awesome Wallpapers of pr09studio

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: If you read OMG! regularly you’ll likely be aware that there a few community artists/designers/themers that we really dig. Well the pantheon of win is about to be joined by another digital artist who’s wallpaper collection of consistently impressive standards has really wowed me.

Jabbing with Coccinella

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Software

linuxbeacon.com: Although its name sounds like that of a bacterium, Coccinella is a nice cross-platform open source Jabber client.

Interesting GNOME Census problems

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Software

blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: We’ve been running into some interesting issues with the GNOME census, which are causing us to twist our tiny brains to get useful results. I thought it might be interesting to share some of them.

Linux is a Better Teacher

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Linux

daniweb.com: I learned a little from my dalliances with Apple products. I learned a lot from PCs running DOS and Windows. I've learned the most about computers from Linux.

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