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GCC Can Now Be Worked On In C++

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phoronix.com: The Free Software Foundation and GCC Steering Committee have now decided that it's okay and permitted to write code for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) within C++. Up to this point, C has been the preferred language for working on GCC.

New president at Linux Australia

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Linux

itnews.com.au: Linux Australia's treasurer John Ferlito has become president of the organisation, following former president James Turnbull's resignation from the post this month.

Nearly every supercomputer runs Linux

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Linux
Hardware

itwire.com: Announced earlier today, the 35th list of the top 500 supercomputers contains few surprises, just that Linux has almost total domination of the list.

What holds Linux Back?

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Linux

robinzrants.wordpress: This question is asked a lot on Linux forums. Some commentators feel as though Linux needs to “compete” with Apple and Microsoft for “market share,” and justify that by arguing that if Linux has a larger market share, manufacturers will be more inclined to write drivers for Linux.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • FOSS: Free and Open Source Software
  • KTorrent First BitTorrent Client To Adopt Open Source uTP
  • NVIDIA Issues 256.29 Linux Beta Driver
  • GNU Guile is an interpreter/virtual machine for Scheme
  • ArchBang adopts codenames
  • The application of Linux simplification
  • Gish goes open-source
  • What's new in openSUSE 11.3?
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-05-30
  • Linux Outlaws 152 - I Shot the Sheriff

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Example commands - dd (Part II)
  • root access on Ubuntu
  • Mac / Windows Style Widgets or Gadgets for Linux
  • Manual LVM configuration on Fedora 13
  • JAGS and rjags for Fedora 13 64 bit
  • Fix: Filesystem problem after antivirus or DazukoFS install
  • Ubuntu and Hyper-V: The Paths to Enlightenment

Android Fanboys Have Arrived. And That’s A Good Thing

techcrunch.com: By now, just about everyone on the planet has heard the term “Apple Fanboy.” If you’ve ever said anything good about an Apple product, you’ve likely been called one. But a new class of fanboy has emerged — one that, amazingly, may be be equally as passionate. The Android Fanboy.

More Thoughts on how to introduce a person to Linux

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linux-magazine.com: Last week my colleague Rikki Kite wrote a good blog entry on how to gracefully introduce a person to Linux. I would like to add a few more pointers to her excellent “moving” blog entry:

New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (III): Support For 4096-Byte Sectors

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KDE
Software

blog.volker-lanz.de: Hard drives are getting bigger and bigger, a trend that leads to some technical challenges hard to overcome without user-noticable changes. The increase in hard disk size means that the areal density (the number of bits stored per square inch on the drive) also increases heavily, which is a good thing at first glance:

The OpenSuSE “Welcome Tool”

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SUSE

ghacks.net: I have said it over and over again, Linux installations needs a Welcome Screen. This would be a huge help for new users who often are not sure where to turn for help, or what Linux is all about. Well, OpenSuSE has one.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.5 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.5 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Becoming a Fedora contributor

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Linux

ardchoille42.blogspot: I became a Fedora contributor after experiencing what I felt was a highly polished distro and outstanding support from the Fedora user community. Becoming a Fedora contributor was easier than I expected.

Libre Graphics Meeting 2010

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Software

valdyas.org: Already the fifth edition, Libre Graphics Meeting continues to grow and to become more relevant. Both attendance and organization were amazing this year. There were, of course, the developers of the various libre graphics software projects: gimp, inkscape, scribus, mypaint, nathive, blender, krita, laidout, nodebox, shoebot, phatch and many more.

REVIEW: Peppermint & Considering the cloud?

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Linux

openbytes.wordpress: Part Ubuntu, part cloud, all Distro! Can users be tempted into breaking the ice, with a partial cloud desktop?

8 of the best photo managers for Linux

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Software

techradar.com: The advent of digital has meant that people generally take as many pictures of the same thing as they can, resulting in a glut of similar images. Good software can help sift the keepers from the ones that belong in the trash, by displaying quality thumbnails and keeping track of sources.

Washing the windows myths. Service and support.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com: One of the biggest fear factors that companies have with their computing systems is that things can go bang. This prompts the who you gunna call question from higher ups.

Mozilla Unleashes a Rather Disappointing Firefox 3.6.4 RC

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: Version 3.6.4b6 is officially described as the RC preceding the final released and integrates out of process plug-ins as well as OpenGL 2 hardware acceleration for full screen videos, but

A look at how Ubuntu appears to beginners

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Ubuntu
  • A look at Ubuntu--and at how Linux can appear to beginners
  • Lubuntu 10.04 - Distro Review
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Netbook Edition)

MeeGo OS – A (Faster) Alternative to Windows

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Linux
  • MeeGo OS – A (Faster) Alternative to Windows on Your Netbook
  • The 5-minute guide to MeeGo

some odds & ends:

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News
  • New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (II): SMART Status Reports
  • Lenovo kills Skylight OS in favor of Android
  • FreeBSD 8.1 Enters Beta; Final Coming In July
  • Zuckerberg Donated to Open Source Facebook Competitor
  • Penguin Computer Spreads Its Wings
  • Pic of the kde e.v. board, may 2010
  • iotop for better disk monitoring
  • Jon maddog Hall: Small and Fast Wins
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