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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 50

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opensuse.org: Issue #50 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Pre-order openSUSE 11.1, Wanted: Tester from SUSE Studio, and Password Protect for GRUB.

NVIDIA 180.16 Beta Linux Driver

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phoronix.com: It was just eleven days ago that NVIDIA had released the 180.11 Beta Linux Driver, but in the wee hours of Saturday morning NVIDIA has pushed out a new beta driver. This driver contains a few fixes, support for new GPUs, and an updated implementation of the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.

The Ideal Xmas Gift: Mandriva Flash 2009

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news.softpedia.com: Now here's a special Christmas present for all of you Linux enthusiasts out there, as Mandriva just launched a new version of its portable USB Mandriva Flash Drive.

playonlinux - Play Windows Games on Linux

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Gaming

ubuntu-snippets.blogspot: playonlinux seems to be similar to cedega except that playonlinux is open-source and free. playonlinux almost support 11 Linux distros. Although there is no package for Ubuntu Intrepid but adding Ubuntu Hardy sources file to my intrepid seems to be working fine.

Ten Linux and Open Source milestones in 2008

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it.toolbox.com/blogs: As we are winding up another year I felt the urge to write about milestones. Of course they would have to be Linux and Open Source associated milestones.

New kernel versions, progress with Btrfs and Tux3

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: After the release of kernel version 2.6.27.7 in the second half of November, the maintainers of the stable kernel series recently released version 2.6.27.8. Both versions contain a fix for a security vulnerability, while in 2.6.27.8 more than a hundred other changes offer small improvements.

Myst Online goes fully open-source

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Gaming

massively.com: As many know, Myst Online: URU Live has had an incredibly rocky road throughout its history. First sunsetted by Ubisoft, then by GameTap, URU's fans agreed to trying MORE (Myst Online Restoration Experiment) after Cyan Worlds got their IP back.

Best Linux/FOSS News Websites of 2008

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Web

junauza.com: The Best Linux/FOSS news websites of 2008 were chosen based on the site’s relevance, importance, and popularity. Also, the freshness, quality, and consistency of the news stories or information that are featured on these sites are essential.

Review: Mandriva One 2009

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ericsbinaryworld.com: Somewhere in the middle of 2008 my wife’s computer kept making very disturbing noises upon boot up. She had told me she would move to Linux when her current computer broke. So, I told myself I would switch her over to Mandriva the next time I got a DVD in LXF.

Checking out the Neighbors, part III

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Linux

meandubuntu.wordpress: Continuing looking at more non-Ubuntu distros! This time it is SliTaz and Puppy Linux!

Azureus is dead, long live Vuze

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Software

dedoimedo.com: When it comes to downloading content from the Internet using a P2P protocol of some sort, I'm more of an eMule (aMule) sort of a person. However, if you are into viewing, publishing and sharing DVD and HD modern and current content, Vuze is the application you want.

Interview With Warren Woodford - Founder Of Mepis

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Warren. In specific, we talk about: The origins of SimplyMEPIS, Ubuntu’s role in the larger community, Differences among distros from a developer perspective, and The Linux desktop and the future of client-side Linux.

Lancelot, and the Knights of the Plasma Widget

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KDE

bushweed.blogspot: As controversial as it has been, i've been a supporter of KDE 3's Kickoff menu ( as introduced by openSUSE Linux ), and hence a supporter of the new KDE 4 default menu. There are some vocal protesters, but i feel that this sort of menu is a huge leap forward in general.

Eight Crazy Nights of Hanukkah and Linux

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daniweb.com: Trying to find something for your gelibte this year? Look no further, my Linux Geek's Guide to Hanukkah will help you make the right decisions.

All aboard for the FLOSS Community interaction! (part 1)

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OSS

cookingwithlinux.com: In this piece I try to explore who the community is and how people and organisations both formal and informal could interact, and what their ground rules might be in some cases, after all it would be unfair of anyone to presume that the same rule sets apply to all groups.

Arch Linux - A sleek, fast Linux distribution

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Linux

linuxhelp.blogspot: I had always wanted to try Arch Linux. Mainly because, most people who used it became its ardent followers and, I wished to know what was the magic that pulled a Linux user to go the Arch Linux way.

today's leftovers

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  • Goofy but fascinating Thunderbird Add-ons

  • Rsync Heaven
  • The Difference Between Vista, XP, Linux and Mac OS Explained
  • LF chief talks up Moblin and the well-hedged OS
  • How to sync Evolution with Google's PIM apps
  • Ubuntu Developer Summit Jaunty Group Picture
  • Development configuration tips for Ubuntu
  • Add a line to files using find and echo
  • Open source - the ultimate globalization tool
  • Screencast: How to Build a Fedora 10 Remix
  • GPL Violations: Is Cisco the Big One?
  • legal chess and the GPL
  • Dell’s New Ads Minimize Ubuntu
  • Instructions from Fedora on fixing the dbus problem
  • How to get CMake find what you want it to
  • How to watermark an image using GIMP
  • Firefox, Chrome and IE Talk Add-ons
  • SETI's very large-scale telescope scans the skies
  • Is Linux ready for the average user? My wife thinks so
  • Google Chrome on GNU/Linux

Ubuntu tries marketing slogan, fails

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Ubuntu

pcauthority.com.au: Hey, we like Linux, which is why we're a tad concerned by Ubuntu's efforts to come up with a hip training slogan.

Review: ZaReason Makes Desktop Linux A Breeze

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Hardware

workswithu.com: Before you finish your holiday shopping, consider the following option: If you’re in the market for a low-end PC, put aside about $300 for the ZaReason Breeze, a small desktop computer that runs Ubuntu Linux.

Q&A with Joe Brockmeier at Novell

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SUSE

neowin.net: If you read the Linux section of the Neowin forums recently, you will know that Neowin was recently given the opportunity for a Q&A session with Joe Brockmeier.

Also: Open Source Matures w/ Joe Brockmeier

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KDE Leftovers

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64-bit Raspberry Image and OpenStack at SUSE

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Pico-ITX SBC runs Ubuntu on Braswell

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Shuttleworth Foundation/Mozilla Foundation Overlap

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