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Penguicon 2009

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raiden.net: This year I went to a convention known as Penguicon. It is a convention where you can dress up as your favorite anime/Star Wars/ or whatever you want to dress up as...if at all. I choose the scariest costume that I can muster.

Ratpoison: an efficient and minimalist WM.

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thinkmoult.com: Ratpoison. It sounds like something that kills a rat. It sure does. Ratpoison is a WM (Window Manager) that runs on Linux that has one purpose: to kill your rat. Here we are referring to that disgusting little lump beside your keyboard that shoots lasers out of its arse.

Get to know Linux: IceWM

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ghacks.net: This time around we are going to take a look at what most would consider a more standard metaphor window manager for the Linux operating system. I say “standard” because, even though it is old school (and has an old-school look and feel), it contains some of the standard features of the modern desktop.

Red Hat: The Fools Are Right

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thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy enjoys Barron’s and The Motley Fool — two fantastic financial websites. But when it comes to rumors about Red Hat’s future, The VAR Guy has to side with irreverent Fools rather than the traditional Barron’s. Here’s why.

Linux and FOSS: Living A Conscious Life

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linuxtoday.com: What is winning? It's not "world domination". Winning is changing the rules of the game so that a dirty convicted monopolist does not control the industry, and Linux/FOSS can thrive without constantly having to fight just for the right to exist.

Welcome to the Beginning of the New Linux.com

ldn.linuxfoundation.org: The relaunching of Linux.com has been, without a doubt, one of the most challenging professional tasks I have ever been a part of. And I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Maine School Switches to Gentoo Linux

  • nQuake
  • Duke Nukem Forever may not be dead yet, Trilogy still coming
  • The SFLS Episode 0x0D: Stormy Peters of the GNOME Foundation
  • Novell PlateSpin Recon 3.6
  • Safe Browsing with Firefox and Netcraft Toolbar
  • KPhotoAlbum Competition to Create Showcase Video - Win $100
  • Software liability will hurt open source vendors
  • openc2e
  • April 2009 browser stats: Firefox and Chrome gain
  • Fedora 12 Features Get Laid Out
  • Funny Signature Quotes
  • Big Fat 9.04
  • Untangle on Ubuntu discontinued
  • You Say Open, I Say Free ... Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
  • About:mozilla 05/12
  • Comux 010100
  • Linux does have a future on netbooks

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to protect Apache against DOS,DDOS or brute force attacks

  • Install BackupPC server in Centos|Rhel|Fedora
  • Changing your hostname in Ubuntu
  • Getting Fedora working in VirtualBox
  • Howto Use OpenDNS On Ubuntu
  • How to install and manage packages in Linux with RPM
  • Gmail Notify: Not Just for Win/Mac
  • Ubuntu - After the Installation
  • Setting up File Sharing in Linux with Samba
  • The Terminal: Messin’ With Files and Directories
  • Get DirectFB 1.2.* running on Ubuntu 9.04 (with multi app support)

Fast-and-Easy Linux From Hassle-Free PC

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pcworld.com: PC World blogger Rick Broida shows you how to install and use Presto, a fast-loading, easy-to-use Linux OS that's free to try.

Wall Street Opens Doors to Open Source Technologies

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wallstreetandtech.com: With the financial meltdown eroding IT budgets, large investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions have been forced to rethink their attitudes toward open source technology.

Netbook runs on AA batteries

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: NorhTec announced a netbook that operates on eight AA batteries, has an internal power supply, and runs Linux on a 1GHz x86-based SoC (system on chip).

Linux - the other OS

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blog.noblewolfstudio.com: For some, jumping to Mac is not an option. It’s not like switching from an incandescent to compact fluorescent bulb. It’s not inexpensive - you have to buy a new computer and sometimes new software. Linux is an option.

Elderly Ubuntu User Says Books Far Better than Forums

earthweb.com: in a recent article about Ubuntu, Linux guru Carla Schroder -- author of the Linux Cookbook -- noted that she had never met anyone who bought a “how to” book for their PC – though she recommended it. A Datamation reader wrote to respond.

Economics behind the Open Source Model

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brajeshwar.com: Open Source and Economics are related in a sense that they require time and effort to be quantified and measured by both - producers and consumers.

Dell Introduces Colorful Inspiron Netbook, Laptop and Desktops

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Dell is announcing colorful new Inspiron netbook, laptop and desktop updates. Customers can choose between 120- and 160-GB hard drives and a 16GB solid state drive (with both the XP and Ubuntu operating systems) or an 8GB solid state drive with the Ubuntu OS.

Up to 24 percent of software purchases now open source

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news.cnet.com: Open source has become big business, suggests an article in the Investors Business Daily, but it has done so by becoming more like the proprietary-software world it purports to leave behind.

Panel PCs run Linux

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linuxdevices.com: The 15-inch Protege 15 and 8-inch Protege 8 respectively offer 1GHz Via Eden or 500MHz AMD Geode LX800 processors, and both include gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Linutop 2 super small desktop PC

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reghardware.co.uk: French vendor Linutop's original model of its eponymous machine was the size of a Nintendo DS, with no on-board storage at all – it booted from a USB stick. It's now been replaced with the Linutop 2, essentially a rebadged Ion A603 MiniPC from First Computer – but with European support.

Audacity: The Versatile Audio Tool for Everyone

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I spend a lot of time looking at other people’s computers, and I see Audacity installed on a lot of them. Not many software programs deserve the adverb “versatile”, but Audacity is one of them. It is the Swiss Army knife of audio applications.

Audacity is used for all sorts of audio tasks. There may be more specialized applications in each category, but Audacity does a great job. If you have anything to do with audio, this program deserves to be in your toolbox.

Speak UNIX fluently with the best tools available

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The universe of UNIX tools changes constantly. Here are 10 tools—some you may have overlooked and some new—to tinker with.

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Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is, as the name suggests, a very minimal Linux distribution which can be run live from a CD, DVD or USB thumb drive. One of the things which set Minimal Linux Live (MLL) apart from other distributions is that, while the distribution is available through a 7MB ISO file download, the project is designed to be built from source code using a shell script. The idea is that we can download scripts that will build MLL on an existing Linux distribution. Assuming we have the proper compiler tools on our current distribution, simply running a single shell script and waiting a while will produce a bootable ISO featuring the MLL operating system. Yet another option the MLL project gives us is running the distribution inside a web browser using a JavaScript virtual machine. The browser-based virtual machine running MLL can be found on the project's website, under the Emulator tab. This gives us a chance to try out the operating system in our web browser without installing or building anything. I decided to try the MLL build process to see if it would work and how long it would take if everything went smoothly. I also wanted to find out just how much functionality such a small distribution could offer. The project's documentation mostly covers building MLL on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and so I decided to build MLL on a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 I had running in a virtual machine. The steps to build MLL are fairly straight forward. On Ubuntu, we first install six packages to make sure we have all the required dependencies. Then we download an archive containing MLL's build scripts. Then we unpack the archive and run the build script. We just need to type four commands in Ubuntu's virtual terminal to kick-start the build process. Read more

GCC Compiler Tests At A Variety Of Optimization Levels Using Clear Linux

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Red Hat Results Very Positive