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Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 9.04 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

100 open source gems - part 1

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Software

tuxradar.com: KDE, Gnome, OpenOffice.org and Firefox - all great software, and all powerful proponents of the free software software movement. But there are thousands of other applications out there that are worth trying.

Dell colours netbook for kids

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Hardware
Ubuntu
  • Dell colours netbook for kids

  • Dell’s school netbook seems priceworthy to me!
  • Latitude 2100: Dell Netbook for Schools
  • New $369 Dell netbook for schools has germ-busting keyboard
  • Ubuntu to be offered by Dell Australia
  • Dell's Latitude 2100: More Than Just Kid Stuff
  • Amid Linux netbook jitters, Dell stands firm

Flock 2.5 launches with support for Twitter, more services

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Software

cnet.com: Statistically, Flock is probably not for you. This Web browser, the 2.5 version of which is coming out today, is "designed to be the essential browser for the most active 25 percent of users."

Integrate Google Gadgets with Plasma in Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

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KDE

With the release of KDE 4.2, Google Gadgets became fully integrated into Plasma. You can add them to your desktop with a few clicks of your mouse.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Recovering Lost Data Using The Coroner's Toolkit

  • New Firefox Icon: Concept Rendering
  • Glug hosts free talk on OSS migration strategies
  • U Georgia Goes Open Source for Student Portal
  • OOo 3.1: Three nice new features for Writer
  • Matching files and packages in Debian/Ubuntu
  • The New Linux.com: A Review
  • Lenovo’s Revisionist Netbook History
  • Vim made easy: how to get your favorite IDE features
  • Disk Encryption With TrueCrypt
  • Stallman rounds on JavaScript
  • Relive old NES days with Secret Maryo Chronicles
  • Why Linux is not (yet) Ready for the Desktop
  • Foresight Linux 2.2.1
  • Debian / Ubuntu Linux Install Advanced Intrusion Detection
  • Gentoo to Ubuntu Migration Part 2: The College Years
  • 9 of the Best Free Linux Educational Games
  • generalized makefiles
  • Tutorial: Boot Linux Over A Network
  • Portable Zenwalk
  • 10 solid Linux distributions for your netbook
  • Ubuntu One Thoughts

Why People resort to Arch Linux

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Linux

lazytechguy.com: Arch Linux is a Linux enthusiasts dream. It has a rare reputation of being very basic at the same time very user friendly.

Video overlay controller offers Linux-ready SDK

linuxdevices.com: Advanced Micro Peripherals announced a PC/104-Plus-format multi-channel video controller board with a Linux-compatible software development kit.

Linux, shminux

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Linux

garnercitizen.com: I keep waiting for the day Linux becomes easy to use for the average person and not just college computer science graduates who have probably been weaned on it.

Managing Ubuntu Linux on the cloud

blogs.computerworld: It's actually pretty darn easy to run a virtual operating system on a server or on the cloud. The real trick is managing them. That's why I'm excited that Canonical, Ubuntu's Linux commercial backer, recently released Canonical Landscape 1.3.

OpenOffice.org: Adoption is Gaining Momentum

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ooomarketing.blogspot: The workstations within academic computing labs and classrooms are increasingly occupied by open source software and open platforms.

Proxmox VE 1.2: First Impressions

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Software

linux-mag.com: Proxmox VE (VE) offers both OpenVZ containers and full virtualization via KVM in the same system. This flexibility provides you with the native speed of OpenVZ virtual machines and the traditional convenience of fully virtualized operating systems.

Linux Netbooks: Hit Microsoft where it ain't

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Linux

news.cnet.com: In open source or in product development generally, one of the biggest mistakes is to take on a deeply entrenched incumbent on its own turf. Almost inevitably, if you play someone else's game, even if you're a little cheaper/faster/better, you're going to lose.

Working to Rule

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OSS

tuxdeluxe.org: Office 2007 SP2 contains Microsoft's first native implementation of the file format Open Document Format (ODF). The devil, as always, is in the details.

wicd - A friendly network manager for Linux

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dedoimedo.com: Linux distros have a broad range of managers. In KDE, the default utility is called KNetworkManager. In Gnome, it is - aptly called - Gnome Network Manager. Some Linux users do not like either of these two. Enter wicd.

Linux and the channel

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Linux Pundit Bill Weinberg has produced two posts this weekend asking why we don’t have Linux laptops.

Fedora 12 Team Taking Codename Suggestions

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Contributing members of the Fedora community are putting their heads together again to come up with a codename for Fedora 12, and if you've got a good suggestion you've only got until May 23rd to shout it out.

Will European rules impact open source business models?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: If open source wants to get around European procurement rules and tap the government market there can’t be differences between commercial and community versions of their products.

Ubuntu One Service Stirs Up Open-Source Controversy

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: Unfortunately there's a stinky little issue, and it's related to a blog posting I made last week: Trademarks. Although it seems the Ubuntu One client is open source, the Web server side of things are still secret.

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Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more