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some more tomtom stuffstuff

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  • "They Started It!" -- TomTom Countersues Microsoft
  • TomTom sues Microsoft on patent infringement
  • TomTom chooses a moderate limited hang out route
  • Strike/Counterstrike: TomTom Sues Microsoft
  • TomTom fights back, but not over Linux

Exploring the Stars with KStars Planetarium Software

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classhelper.org: For Linux users, KStars is a fantastic celestial navigation aid that offers tons of custom features. Designed to be easy for beginners, yet powerful enough to satisfy serious astronomy fans, this desktop planetarium package really delivers.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 - A Taste of an Old Friend

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sloppyganger.blogspot: My goal was to check on what was new in this distro but not necessarily to fully replace my installation of Ubuntu 8.10. After about 10 minutes in 2009.1, I could not double click the "Install" icon on the desktop fast enough.

7 Excellent Linux Apps You May Not Know About

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linuxplanet.com: Everyone is writing "Foo Best" lists all full of good Linux apps, so here are my own 7 Best Excellent Linux Apps You May Not Have Been Introduced To Yet.

Fashion robot runs real-time Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has demonstrated a Linux-based humanoid robot that will perform in a fashion show next week. The HRP-4C runs the robotics-focused hard real-time ART-Linux distro, which was released this week for Linux 2.6xx under GPL.

Knowledge Is Terrifying

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: There is a strange disconnect in the thought that the CLI is dangerous and the GUI is safe. I think that as a general rule GUIs are more dangerous because they let users click randomly and make things happen without having any real knowledge.

The Zen of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: Many Linux users and enthusiasts are said to have a religious devotion to their operating system of choice. But does Linux itself have almost a Zen-like quality? The monks of the White Wind Zen Community would likely say so.

Comparison of File Systems And Speeding Up Applications

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amitshah.net: How should one allocate disk space for a file for later writing? ftruncate() (or lseek() followed by write()) create sparse files, not what is needed. A traditional way is to write zeroes to the file till it reaches the desired file size. Doing things this way has a few drawbacks:

Free Online Book On Blender: Solid 3D Rendering/Animation Lessons

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ostatic.com/blog: One of the great things about open source platforms and applications is that skilled authors often put free books online as guides.

Firefox inches towards 50%, Safari holds steady

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: These are the kind of stats that should make the Mozilla folks very happy. According to W3Schools data, Firefox climbed to 46.4% in February, while the various versions of IE dropped by 1.2% to 43.6%.

"man pages" and why to use them - and in text format too

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linux-hardcore.com: This is for you new to Linux users out there who are still not sure about things and are a bit panicky with the "CLI", "Command Line Interface." Go slow, ask questions, and above all, when in doubt: check the "man pages"

Hands-on: GNOME 2.26 brings incremental improvements

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arstechnica.com: GNOME 2.26, the latest version of the open source desktop environment for Linux, has been released. Ars pranced through the garden with the new GNOME release and found that it delivers some nice incremental improvements.

Mind mapping application for Linux

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stefanoforenza.com: Xmind is an Eclipse based application, which can run on any platform. So, yeah, not just Linux, but - stumbling on their website - I was pretty much surprised to find out that a .deb download option has been care taken of.

GNOME 2.26's 5 Best Features

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blogs.computerworld.com: I started running GNOME 2.26 on the Ubuntu 9.04 alpha a few days ago, and I've been pleasantly surprised. While the Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 6 is still very much a work in progress, GNOME 2.26 manages to run like a charm on it.

KDE Brainstorm: Get Your Ideas Into KDE

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KDE

kde.org: In an effort to bridge the gap between users and developers, the KDE Community Forums have launched a new initiative to coordinate feature requests. A new "Brainstorm" section has been created.

100 tips to help you work smarter with Firefox

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: The beauty of using Firefox is the control that it extends to users, and there are almost limitless ways that it can be tweaked. Here are our 100 favourite tips, tweaks and add-ons to get the most from your favourite browser.

Will Microsoft Abandon Windows to Compete with Linux?

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Microsoft

daniweb.com/blogs: As much as Microsoft loves to grinch about Linux, they've made significant changes over the years to compete with it--and will abandon it altogether to maintain their competitive edge. Windows 7 will be the last Windows product.

25 Mythical and Humorous Facts About Linus Torvalds

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Linux

junauza.com: Many people considered Linus Torvalds as the world's greatest computer programmer/hacker. For those of you who want to know more about Torvalds, perhaps you may want to read these mythical and rather humorous facts about the man:

Das Boot

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Linux

linuxhaters.blogspot: Here's something silly. It seems like y'all are concentrating on boot times these days. Boot in 20 seconds! no, 15 seconds! no 10 seconds! Why the **** do I care?

Review: Dream Linux 3.5

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Linux

raiden.net: Dream Linux, the dream of every new user, or at least the distro that's a dream to use has taken another jump forward and released a newer version. But as with every new version, questions remain as to how well the new version stacks up against the older ones. And how does this one do against it's predecessors? Let's find out.

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