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Sneak Peak at Soon Arriving SiDUX 2008

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Linux

linuxlove.org: So many distributions, so many available choices.. Why such endless variety? Wasn’t Linux supposed to make things easier for the former / future ex Windows user? How can this scenario be good in any way?

Three different menu-applets for your gnome-desktop

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Software

tuxtoday.wordpress: Which menu-applet is the best? I cannot possibly give an answer to this that will apply to everyones taste, but what I can do is give an overall review of the three contestants and tell you what I feel is the good, and bad, things about them.

Six things to do after you install Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

davestechsupport.com: So you went to Ubuntu.com, downloaded the latest Ubuntu Live CD ISO file from their website and burned it to a CD. You booted from that CD, waited for the desktop to appear, and double clicked on the Install icon. 40 minutes later, your hard drive is partitioned and ready to boot Ubuntu for the first time. Congratulations! But now what?!

HowTo Integrate Firefox and Thunderbird in KDE

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HowTos

linuxlove.org: Whenever you click a http:// or mailto: link in KDE, by default, Konqueror and KMail will open. I’m not saying these are bad apps, just that if you have Firefox and Thunderbird installed, why wouldn’t you want to use them fully?

A Comparison Of AMD & NVIDIA's Linux Control Panels

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Software

phoronix.com: It was a year ago that AMD had replaced its aging FireGL Control Panel inside its Linux driver with the AMDCCCLE. The nvidia-settings utility on the other hand, has been around for a few years and has not seen a major rewrite.

Openbox, xcompmgr, transset & Conky

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HowTos

crunchbang.org: I had some spare time yesterday and I decided to spend it playing with compositing under Openbox. I'm not normally too fussed about having eye-candy on the desktop; however, a few people have mentioned 3D effects, in IRC and on the forums, so I thought I'd have a go at configuring xcompmgr on one of my systems.

A lot of GNU/Linux-users don’t care about freedom

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OSS

tuxtoday.wordpress: Brainstorm is the place to go to give your thoughts and ideas on what Ubuntu should be. However, apart from the nice ideas being proposed, there is a trend that really worries me.

If Ever Linux Rules....

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Linux

pctonic.blogspot: Can you think of any changes that will take place if Linux dethrones Windows and Microsoft goes broke? Well, I just thought it over and these ideas came to my mind.

Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Fedora 8

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Fedora 8. The load balancer acts between the user and two (or more) Apache web servers that hold the same content.

icebuntu 2.2 and screenshot

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: Keep an eye on IceBuntu (and its dedicated forums here), because it’s steadily improving. This isn’t a one-time, just-for-fun, let’s-see-if-we-can-roll-our-own distro effort.

PHP programming on Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

samiux.wordpress: We can do PHP programming by any text editor, such as vi and nano. However, a Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is good for debugging. However, we should install some server programs and do some configuration before using it.

coupla shorts

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Software
  • My Favourite Apps on PCLinuxOS Gnome 2008

  • Hotwire - Command Line vs. GUI: the Best of Both Worlds

KDE 4 Stuff

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KDE
  • Aaron J. Seigo: kickoff improvements

  • Aaron J. Seigo: Plasma Packages
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 24th February 2008

Linux Gazette March 2008 (#148) Online

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Linux

This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Some highlights include Logical Volume Creation and Expansion, Taking control of system logs -- How to install Logger, Camera review: Kodak V1253/Ubuntu Linux, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger.

today's leftovers

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News
  • HowTo Install VMware Workstation on Arch Linux from AUR

  • QGRUBEditor grows up and becomes KGRUBEditor
  • Speed Up and Improve Web Surfing With an Ubuntu Squid Server
  • Brainstorm Off to a Fast Start, Will it keep up the pace?
  • an interview with futurepilot
  • Running your own server is easy, fun but involved

Microsoft's worst emails of all time

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Microsoft

blogs.cnet.com: The Seattle Post Intelligencer has collected and ranked the all-time worst (read: most incriminating) Microsoft emails of all time, and a dandy list it is, too. Perhaps my favorite of the bunch is Jim Allchin's 2004 blast against Windows...and in favor of the Mac:

Eight Interesting Improvements In GNOME 2.22

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phoronix: Back in November we started sharing some of the exciting features planned for the GNOME 2.22 and 2.24 releases, and now that the first GNOME 2.22.0 Beta release is planned for later this week, we have taken another look at the packages set for inclusion and the changes that have actually been made.

Elonex ONE Laptop Review

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Linux
Hardware

olpcnews.com: The purpose of my visit was to see the Elonex One which was launched on Wednesday. I had emailed in advance to check they were OK with me bringing along an XO and an Asus EeePC. Not only were they OK with it, they were delighted to see the other Linux based laptops.

Asus EEE PC, not just a little and cheap laptop

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Linux
Hardware

antirez.com: When I saw the 100$ laptop... My first thoughts was cool! this is going to be a huge hit in the developed countries, apart from its future about a cheap laptop for childrens in poor countries.

Pidgin 2.4.0 Released With New Features

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phoronix.com: Pidgin, the popular IM client once known as GAIM, has flown out of the coop today with a new release. Pidgin 2.4.0 is the first update in about three months, but it brings a number of features.

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Security Leftovers

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Android Leftovers

Debian and Devuan

  • An Open Letter to Linas Vepstas
    The entire essay continues on a similar note. Although the title implies this is a rant about Ubuntu and Debian, he seems to paint the entirety of Linux Land with the same broad brush. And that would be factually wrong. "Factually wrong" doesn't mean he hasn't pointed out some serious problems. He has. I and many other Linux users see the same problems he identifies. What's "factually wrong" is that these problems are built into the combination of kernel, system software, and applications generally called either "Linux" or "GNU/Linux". And his implication that there's no reasonable way for a user to avoid these problems is also factually wrong. The bottom line of my objection to his essay is this: Nobody should use software they don't like, especially if there's a reasonable alternative. And by extension, why is Linas still using Debian and Ubuntu and systemd and Firefox and Chrome and Gnome? There are reasonable alternatives to every single one of them.
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LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 and foss-north

  • LinuxFest NorthWest 2016
    I was at LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 last weekend. I’ve been going to LFNW for several years now, and I look forward to it every year – it’s just a great conference, which has managed to grow to nearly 2000 registrations this year while keeping its community/grassroots feel. The talks are always widely varied and interesting, and there’s a great feeling that you could run into anyone doing anything – I spent an hour or two at the social event talking to a group of college students who run a college radio station entirely on F/OSS, which was awesome.
  • foss-north – Schedule available
    Just a short update on foss-north – the schedule is up. We have a whole list of speakers that I’m super excited about and tickets are selling well. I still don’t know what to expect, but more than 1/3 of the tickets are gone and the sales numbers are actually even better for the full priced tickets than the early birds.