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6 Bash Productivity Tips

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HowTos

1. Use !!
Typing !! followed by Enter will bring back and execute the last command (same as Ctrl+P followed by Enter).

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Jo Shields: The Free Software Pledge

  • RMS gets it wrong (C# and .NET suck no matter who’s you use)
  • RMS says Debian Mono decision 'risky'
  • Ubuntu 9.10 to drop the 'i386-server' Kernel
  • How Metalink gives you faster downloads
  • FLOSS Weekly 75: OpenSolaris
  • GIMP “Save for Web” plugin for Ubuntu
  • Vote for OOo
  • Package Converter: A Graphical Front-End for Alien
  • Leaving CentOS team
  • Archiving, Encryption and File split tool - PeaZip
  • openSUSE Day (Chile): Awesome.
  • The case of the missing Sun refugees
  • FUDCon Day 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • openntpd - keep your Linux clock on time

  • Enabling write when in rescue mode in Fedora
  • How to install LimeWire in Ubuntu
  • Terminal color schemes for .X files
  • How to Send an Email from Commandline
  • HOWTO : WebDAV on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Install Linux with InstaLinux.com
  • Sugar on a Stick - Strawberry
  • Windows 7: remove Internet Explorer 8

A new VFAT patent avoidance patch

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Software

lwn.net: Andrew Tridgell has posted a new patch intended to enable the kernel to work around the VFAT patents. Unlike the previous version, this patch preserves the long filename functionality.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the second update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems.

10 Great Apps to Convert Audio & Video Files in Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: With the different audio and video formats available, there is often the need to inter convert amongst them - sometimes for quality and sometimes for compatibility. Here are some of the better software.

Do You Do the Drupal?

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Drupal

linuxjournal.com: The Drupal content management system is one of the most popular engines for dynamic websites — indeed, it powers the site you're visiting right now. All this powering doesn't happen by itself, though.

Fedora 12 to be named Constantine

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Linux

h-online.com: The next version of Fedora is to be called "Constantine". The result was announced at FUDCon Berlin 2009 and follows a tradition of creating linked pairs of codenames;

PCLinuxOS! Everything Works!

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PCLOS

oneclicklinux.com: One of the most biggest challenges with some Linux distributions is getting all the multimedia to work. It's a real disappointment to not have Quicktime movies or Flash video play from popular websites like Apple.com movie trailers or YouTube.com.

Notes from a GNOME 3 Mockup

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: Accuse me of blogspam and whatnot, but I saw this, it was really cool and I thought I just /had/ to share it with you.

Also: Clever windows management for Gnome

Miro Internet TV 2.5 Preview

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Software

osrevolution.com: Miro is an open source program developed to deliver high quality Internet TV, and is trying to capture a large portion of the Internet TV market.

Lingering doubts about Linux

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Linux

profuze.wordpress: Linux is not for the masses. That’s what many people think about this ever-growing operating system. But what is the plague in the adoption of Linux?

LiMux: Where the Munich Linux (R)evolution is today

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Linux

blog.worldlabel.com: When the third largest city in Germany rebuffed Microsoft, even people in the US were talking about it. While the software revolution has quieted down, the change goes ahead with zeal.

5 FOSS Browsers That You May Have Never Heard Of

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Software

junauza.com: For web browsing, most of us would prefer Firefox or Opera because of their speed, security, stability, and overall features. For a change, why not try some of these Free and Open Source web browsers that you may have never heard of:

Five Reasons I Prefer Slackware Over Ubuntu

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Slack

fullmetalgerbil.com: So about an hour from now it will be eighteen months exactly that I’ve been using Linux. I want to give five good reasons why I prefer Slackware over Ubuntu.

Proposed Backgrounds for Ubuntu Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: Earlier I wrote about Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala planning to offer a greater and more diverse set of wallpapers. Now that a little more time has passed, here are some of the most promising wallpapers for Ubuntu 9.10:

First Look at Jolicloud

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: Linux distributions designed for netbooks are a dime a dozen these days, so one really has to pull something extraordinary out of the hat to impress the mobile crowd.

Will Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Stand Up Against Windows 7

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

how2ubun2.blogspot: Karmic Koala is scheduled to be released on October this year, while its rival Windows 7 is going to kick start at the end of the year. Both releases offer impressive features, but will Ubuntu 9.10 stand up against Windows 7.

Should Desktop Linux go LUK

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Linux

placeboism.com: Earlier on this month a project came to the fore the Linux Unified Kernel or LUK for short. This is a Chinese based project (although I sincerely hope that it expands to become a global effort) at putting Wine code into the Linux kernel.

16 "top"-Like Linux Apps / Commands

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Linux

htop - Undoubtedly the most famous of the top-like tools. It implements some extra options to the "top" command, like colors, ability to scroll horizontally and vertically, and a better interaction with the processes listed.

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Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

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