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Compiz 0.8.0 To Be Released In About A Week

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phoronix.com: With a new day comes new announcements from the Compiz development community. Kristian Lyngstol has today shared the release plans for Compiz 0.8.0.

GNOME can rescue Ubuntu in netbook market

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blogs.zdnet.com: Ubuntu has a problem. Its user interface is tired, and Windows 7 is coming. How would you improve the desktop Linux interface?

Fedora 11 alpha - and a new community liaison

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lwn.net: The Fedora Project has announced the Fedora 11 alpha release, complete with the requisite doggerel poetry. Fedora has also brought in Adam Williamson as a community liaison.

update on tuxmachines issues

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I wanted to update folks on our issues of downtime and hosting, as well as personally thank those who have contributed funds to help offset the cost of hosting.

Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part III: matchit.vim

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HowTos

catonmat.net/blog: This is the third post in the article series “Vim Plugins You Should Know About“. This time I am going to introduce you to a plugin called “matchit.vim“.

Damn Small Linux - An Amazingly Small Linux

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xenstreet.com: An amazing Linux distribution. Just 50MB and you are in business. I got a taste of the wonderful Damn Small Linux (DSL) today as I installed it onto my 1GB flash drive.

One month of living with an Acer Aspire One and Fedora 10

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meanderingpassage.com: In January this year I posted of installing Fedora 10 Linux on an Acer Aspire One Netbook computer. I’ve been living with this combination for a month and thought I would share a few longer term impressions.

Sabayon Linux 4 - Something for Everyone

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lwn.net: Sabayon Linux began life as a binary shortcut to a fully working Gentoo system. Today Sabayon is a beautiful, functional, and stable Linux desktop distribution.

Bill Gates releases mosquitoes during conference for malaria awareness

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wikinews.org: Bill Gates, the founder of computer software company Microsoft tried to bring attention to malaria on Wednesday February 4 by releasing a "swarm" of mosquitoes from a jar, into the crowd.

Zonbu Update - New OS Release in March

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mrzonbu.wordpress: Gregoire of Zonbu recently posted an update to the Zonbu support site at http://www.zonbu.com/support/

Is Ubuntu Server ready for enterprise class computing?

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blog.hydrasystemsllc.com: I know that a great percentage of you may feel otherwise but coming from a data storage background, I must say, I was a bit disappointed with Canonical’s Ubuntu Server 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex).

HP ditches Linux option for UK netbooks

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zdnet.co.uk: An HP spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Thursday that it will not offer the Linux version of the new HP Mini 1000 in "quite a few of the European markets", including the UK.

today's leftovers

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  • KDE 4.2 Release Parties All Over The World

  • Linux Provides Steady IT Foundation for Banks in a Tough Economic Climate
  • Welcome to the last issue of Free Software Magazine
  • MySQL founder joins Sun exodus
  • Slowdown prompts cos to adopt Linux software
  • KDE on Windows: Subversive, but Useful
  • The Sweet Spot of Code Commenting in Open Source
  • rpmorphan - Find & delete orphaned packages in openSUSE
  • A tip of the hat to Linux's European friends
  • LibrePlanet Conference 2009, 3/21-3/22
  • Vincent Danen: First days at Red Hat, first impressions
  • Get started with the security tool OSSEC
  • Remote Controlling a KDE 4 Desktop
  • How To Backup A DVD with Ubuntu Linux
  • A Linux thing… when device 'eth0' disappears…
  • Clear Swap forcefully in Ubuntu
  • Save Synaptic Markings to Speed Up Ubuntu Reinstallation
  • Ubuntu: How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux

Creating a Linux Distribution for the Common User

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ofb.biz: If there were a Linux distribution which appealed to the most common type of computers users, they would be using it already. Some barriers to adoption we can’t remove; the fix relates to things we can’t control.

Finding a decent Linux distro

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blogistan.co.uk/blog: I recently acquired (thanks Mum & Dad) a new Dell Inspiron 530 computer, and one of the first things I do in such circumstances (which don't come that often, admittedly) is to install Linux on it.

Novell cutting more heads?

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theregister.co.uk: Novell employees should brace for more layoffs, beyond the 100 or so the company has officially discussed. Chief executive Ron Hovsepian has told the company's employees in Germany that more cuts are coming.

This Just In: Dell Says, "Linux, I Choose You."

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daniweb.com/blogs: Well, well, how about that Dell? In a landmark decision, Dell announced that it has penned a deal to use Novell's SUSE Linux in its data centers to power its new OptiPlex FX 160 thin client systems. Wow.

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

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desktoplinux.com: Mark G. Sobell's freshly revised reference work on Ubuntu Linux may be the most impressive computer book I've seen in the last 10 years. If you are currently stranded with a pile of abandoned computers on a desert isle, I'm telling you, this is the book.

In Open Source I trust: Top 5 projects for daily use

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snowwrites.com: There are days when I marvel at how far I’ve come since 2001 when the extent of my web experience was Front Page and basic html. In 2001 I met my boyfriend and he introduced me to the wonders of Open Source.

Syria and Lebanon Go Open Source

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OSS

mediaoriente.com: A good news for the open source scene. Two great events are running -or going to run- this month in the Arab region.

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