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Ubuntu, the family album

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Ubuntu

blog.nizarus.org: A few days before the release of the new Ubuntu, here’s a guided tour through the Ubuntu family album with some annotations telling my story with the different versions.

MeeGo mobile Linux will also do laptops and desktops

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OS

arstechnica.com: Intel has revealed that it is developing a variant of the Linux-based MeeGo operating system that will run on conventional desktop and laptop computers.

Good Security Practices On Linux

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Security

ghabuntu.com: Some time ago, the open source world was caught by surprise by the announcement of a malware for Linux, hidden in a screensaver for Gnome in gnome.look.org. Security in Linux (as with any operating system) is a matter of habit, then we will list some tips.

Debian Doesn’t Love Me!

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Linux

robinzrants.wordpress: Debian doesn’t love me. I dunno what I did to incur such defiance, but one thing is for sure: I’m very grateful for the folks at Mepis, and Canonical, Sidux, and others who can tame Debian and make it usable.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fedora 13 Goddard set to launch with Amazing Features
  • Kakai preps dual-screen Linux tablet for students
  • System message logger with pattern database
  • Adobe Should Open Source Flash
  • Linux powerful environment for vision-impaired
  • Red Hat Near Key Support Area
  • DVswitch interactive live mixing of video streams
  • regional differences in attitudes to open source adoption
  • Ubuntu 10.04 dark theme and Skype
  • Mandriva.Ru has released Linux for schools and universities
  • What Being Sexy Means for Linux
  • Better test data generation with Benerator
  • FLOSS Weekly 118: Gerrit
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #350 4/21/10
  • Going Linux #99 - Computer America
  • Going Linux #100 - Synaptics' TouchPads Support MultiTouch on Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Software Pattern/Groups in SUSE/openSUSE
  • Locating source for any Python module
  • remove anchor icon from ubuntu docky
  • five more docky tips
  • Install ubuntu from USB stick
  • OOo: Making Cross-References Work All the Time
  • X11 Forwarding with SSH
  • revert custom ubuntu to standard
  • Accept or Reject mail from selected Domains / Users using Sendmail
  • Controlling Your Linux System With fstab
  • make a terminal remember sudo passowrd for ever
  • Create a separate /home partition in Ubuntu

Useless legacies

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Linux

blog.flameeyes.eu: I always fine it at least fascinating, the religiousness with which some people stand to defend “classical” (or, in my opinion more properly, “legacy”) choices in the Unix world.

Four Considerations When Using Open Source in Production

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OSS

networkworld.com: IT staff and developers often overlook non-technical considerations that are critical when running open source on a production system.

There Is No Doubt, Steam Is Coming To Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: If you go to this file there are references to all the components you need for the Steam Linux client. They can then be extracted and assembled by-hand by following the same layout as the Mac OS X Steam client.

OpenSolaris 2009.06

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OS

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Occasionally I get an interesting, off-the-beaten-path suggestion on the Request A Review page. This time around somebody suggested doing a review of OpenSolaris. Why do a review of OpenSolaris? Well why the heck not?

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 4

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Software

lcorg.blogspot: In this final installment of our series, we will look at perhaps the most significant area of change in bash version 4.x: arrays.

Debunking Free Software Myths

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OSS

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I fancy myself to be what some would call a "Free Software Advocate" and as such when I am making recommendations of free software to people I hear many of the same common misconceptions day in and day out.

Inside Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta

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Linux

informationweek.com: New features in the distro's latest version will make it possible to run heavy I/O servers, such as database servers, in a virtual machine under Linux, company says.

future of Firefox add-ons

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Moz/FF
  • A look at the future of Firefox add-ons
  • 10 MORE outstanding Firefox extensions

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release candidate out

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release candidate
  • Mythbuntu 10.04 RC is out
  • Ubuntu server OS 10.4 set to ship
  • It's almost Lynx time
  • Ubuntu 10.04 – An Extremely Simple Operating System
  • Near Perfect Ubuntu Desktop
  • Appearance Changes: Ubuntu 10.04 vs Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu Thoughts
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Now with uTunes! (review)

Yet More Signs Of Valve's Steam On Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Today there are yet more signs of Linux support when studying Valve's Mac OS X client.

The stories we are all sick of hearing

linusearch.com: Are you thinking about writing an Article on a topic related to Linux? Since I spend way too much time reading tech news and even contribute some of my own allow me to save you some time.

Extreme Desktop Makeover: Josh Edition

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Many people don’t really care about how their desktop is set up. Some of us, however, consider desktop layout to be vitally important to productivity.

Open source training more attractive

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OSS
  • Open source training more attractive to workers
  • For Openness – and Open Source - We Need Transparency
  • Vendor ownership doesn't mean lower open source risk

Five handy tools in the GIMP toolbox

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GIMP
  • Five handy tools in the GIMP toolbox
  • Will scripts- A collection of plugins with nice effects for Gimp
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Graphics: NVIDIA and AMD

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End of Fedora 27 Modular Server

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