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My favorite useful Compiz features

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Software

adventuresinswitching.blogspot: Users of Compiz, a window manager that provides pretty visual effects, know that a lot of those effects are just for fun. Personally, I am most concerned with the Compiz plugins that add functionality to my desktop. I am going to outline some of my favorites and most useful.

Better Than Beach Reading: A Linux Starter Kit

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linuxinsider.com: Summer may be a time for some to lie in the hammock with a margarita, but if your inner geek is whispering "is that all there is?" over and over again, you might be ripe for a project. How about making that shift to Linux you've been dreaming about? It's fun, it's cool and -- believe us -- it's not that hard.

Kernel Log: New Nvidia drivers are still slow, Linux 2.6.26.1 soon

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heise-online.co.uk: Nvidia has released new proprietary GeForce drivers; Version 173.14.12 of the drivers for x86-32 and x96-64. 2D performance problems re not addressed with this update. KDE 4 is so slow with Nvidia drivers that the desktop is not really suitabled for production use.

LiMo Foundation adds new handsets, members

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news.cnet.com: Seven new mobile phones have passed the LiMo Foundation's certification process, and the group has a few new members to welcome aboard.

today's leftovers

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  • Bits from the Debian Eee PC team, summer 2008

  • Install OpenSuSE 11 independently with Accessibility support.
  • Hping
  • Free Software in the Stores
  • fluxflux-eee 2008 08 released
  • From openSUSE 11 to Debian Lenny, through bugs
  • Slackware vs Ubuntu: Old vs New
  • What is group x in /etc/group for and should I be a member?
  • Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?
  • The Linux Kernel Development Model
  • KDE 4.1 adoption seems high
  • Meet the people behind the Open Source Initiative (video)
  • Basics of using Screen in Linux
  • Plat’Home OpenBlockS: Made in Japan
  • SourceForge: Undervalued Open-Source Stock
  • Killing With Linux: A Primer

Can Ubuntu Linux Close the Digital Divide?

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thevarguy.com: Untangle is scheduled to host an Ubuntu Linux Installfest from Aug. 4 to 7 at LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco. This latest Installfest, coupled with recent moves by Canonical and Intel made The VAR Guy wonder: Can Ubuntu Linux close the digital divide?

Mandriva Spring 2008 The New “Definitive” Linux?

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MDV

blogs.techrepublic.com: I’ll just lay this out right from the beginning: Mandriva Spring 2008 Live CD is better than most other distributions fully installed. I am currently writing this blog on a laptop (that is generally flaky about Linux distributions) running the Live version of Mandriva Spring 2008. And even without installing the distribution I am very impressed. Let’s see just how this is faring.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #102

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #102 for the week of July 27th - August 2nd, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: QA to Launchpad Liaison, Ubuntu Stats, Steve Stalcup Interview, and Linux pre-installs rocket to 3%.

EFF releases Switzerland

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theinquirer.net: A NEW TOOL has been released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, dubbed 'Switzerland'. Switzerland has been released as an open source software tool, for testing the integrity of communications over networks, ISPs and firewalls.

Microsoft's annual report: A study in open-source awareness...and ignorance

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Matt Asay: In reading through Microsoft's annual report, I am struck by how far the company has come in appreciating the threat that open source brings to Redmond. I'm also shocked by just how ill-informed the company continues to be with regard to open source as a business strategy.

Aaron Aseigo is back

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: KDE 4.1 was released last week and there has been a lot of positive coverage in the press and the blogosphere about it. So .. The hiatus is over: I'm back.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 33

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Issue #33 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: KDE 4.1 Released With openSUSE Packages and Live CD, Help Create the Artwork for openSUSE 11.1, and Reminder: openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo.

OpenGL Benchmarking On Linux Reaches New Heights

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phoronix.com: There are now plenty of free software games that are available for benchmarking, but with most of them being based around the open-source Quake 3 engine, they aren't that demanding upon the graphics processor. The Phoronix Test Suite has about 70 tests and 32 suites currently, but we are always looking for new and more demanding benchmarks.

Ubuntu

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viperx629.wordpress: I am a normal Windows Vista user so just by saying that you can probably guess this review isn’t going to be good about Ubuntu. For being free, it’s a really good OS but I’m use to all the software I can get with Vista. The only thing on my computer right now is Ubuntu and that bring me to a story…

A practical experience: Fedora vs Ubuntu

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journihilism.net: Linux is out there. In the case of some highly specialized distributions, Linux is WAY out there. Thankfully there are a number of solid disto’s that make installing and using Linux as your every-day OS fairly painless. So … Which Linux distribution is right for you?

Tasting Better With Linux

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lnxwalt.wordpress: Recently, my traveling laptop’s 512 MB of RAM proved inadequate for my use, so I purchased a replacement. The replacement came with Windows Vista and a load of garbage software–shame on you, HP–that made it almost unusable. In an effort to salvage my investment, I installed Mepis Linux 64-bit on part of the hard drive.

Notes from the Field: Installing Fedora 9 on a Dell Latitude D630

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blogbeebe.blogspot: My employer has given me a Dell Latitude D630 notebook. It came with Windows XP SP2 installed. As delivered and configured it worked like a charm. Part of my job is developing and supporting applications running on RHEL 4. I decided to install Fedora 9 on this machine.

Why Choose Ubuntu?

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computingtech.blogspot: With so many distros out there, you may wonder why you should opt for Ubuntu:

Pidgin IM vs MSN Messenger

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blog.linuxoss: I am talking about the latest instant messaging client from the Gaim series, called Pidgin, which came after a long period of waiting and broke the download tops. Pidgin can now run on platforms such as Windows, Solaris, SkyOS and Qtopia, beside FreeBSD and Linux of course. Here’s a short list of good reasons to replace your MSN Messenger or Live Messenger with Pidgin:

The use of Linux and open source in pre-schools

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itwire.com: What started as wondering how to contribute to my 5 year old son’s pre-school lead to the discovery of some absolutely terrific open source software that really aids the educational process. Here’s why even in this Microsoft world Linux is the best platform for early childhood education.

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