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Cleaning dust on photos: or “In Gimp We Trust!”

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GIMP

dodonov.net/blog: I bought a real camera for me: a Nikon D40 – which is, according to many, many people, is the best DSLR out there. I could not ever EVER got close to those pictures with all my previous cameras. I found out that it came with some dust on its sensor. So the next step was to start thinking like a computer geek.

Looking Ahead to Unix's Future

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OS

severwatch.com: Unix has been a major presence in computing for decades, with numerous businesses, government agencies and other organizations relying on it for their mission-critical applications. As a result, making changes to the platform's specifications isn't a task to be undertaken lightly.

My plan for fixing the current audio mess in Linux

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Linux

pdavila.homelinux.org: So sound issues STILL plague Linux in general. I think we can all agree that the decision to make Pulse Audio the default sound daemon in Linux has resulted in mixed results at best. While the creator of Pulse Audio has repeatably claimed the issue was entirely the fault of Linux distribution maintainers for not implementing it properly it still continues to be an eyesore more than 3 years since it was first introduced.

Byobu shows me next meeting

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Software

blog.nixternal.com: Have I ever told you all how much I love byobu? I have always used screen, though I really never tweaked it all crazy like many did. Recently I typed screen at the command line and I was presented with this thing called byobu.

10 Mistakes Google Is Making with Chrome OS

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Google

eweek.com: Google's Chrome OS might be exciting to some, but so far, Google has made some major missteps that could cost the company serious revenue when the operating system is released.

Should Pulseaudio Die? What do you think?

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Linux

When I was installing and testing Mandriva 2010 Cooker (new development) releases this last Fall season, I kept having persistent problems with sound. Eventually, the advice in the Mandriva Cooker forum for KDE users became: "Disable Pulseaudio, and set Xine as the preferred back end over GStreamer (in the KDE multimedia settings).

XBMC 9.11 makes your open source home theater look shinier

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Software

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the XBMC project have released a new version of the popular open source media player. It comes with an impressive new user interface theme.

The sad state of data and system files

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Linux
  • Why not separation between data and system files
  • The sad state of Linux distributions

How to get the Windows 7 look in Linux

techradar.com: Linux fanboys will probably have had one thought when they saw this article's title: 'Why would you go to the trouble of making Linux look like Windows when Linux already looks pretty good?' Well, there are a few good reasons.

2009: A Linux year in review

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Vincent Danen looks back over the year 2009 at developments in the world of Linux and Open Source. What do you think are the big stories?

A Bit of Welcomed Scumm on Your Linux Machine

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: This might make me sound like an old fogey, but I really do miss the old games like Space Quest, The Curse of Monkey Island and Return to Zork. The problem isn't that I don't have the games anymore, but rather that they were designed for my 386 computer running DOS. Thankfully, I'm not alone in my fits of nostalgia.

Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So

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Microsoft
OOo

computerworlduk.com: One of the unusual aspects of open source is the fact that the software development philosophy spills over into the way that the project is run. This means that how and why things are done, and by whom, is plain for all to see. Contrast that with Microsoft.

Caldera GPLd Its Brains Out - Want to See?

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Linux
OSS

groklaw.net: Would you like to see some places where Caldera has copyright notices in Linux on code it contributed under the GPL, and you're frustrated because some of us have Caldera CDs and you don't? Just go to Google code search and search.

Firefox 3.6 hits ice - won't show up till Spring

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has delayed the release of Firefox 3.6 until the first quarter of 2010. The outfit had been promising to deliver the next iteration of its celebrated browser before the decade was out, but nope.

5 ways to misunderstand Free and Open Source Software

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OSS

ghabuntu.com: The following are 5 ways that people misunderstand the concept of Free and Open Source Software.

mintCast Wallpaper Challenge

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Linux

linuxmint.com: The mintCast team has announced a “Wallpaper Challenge.” Create an original mintCast inspired wallpaper and win prizes. First and second place will win a laptop.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Alien Arena 7.33 Released
  • Pfstools - manipulating high-dynamic range images and video frames
  • Not all ereaders are the same
  • My experience with Google Chrome
  • Gifts for Gamers: Some End-of-Year Recommendations, Part 1
  • Review: Gwibber – Get Social in Linux
  • Red Hat To ‘Rev’ Up Partner Network
  • Grammys using Drupal

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A dpkg trick for fresh installations
  • How to import and export a database in MySQL
  • How to setup Boot password protection for Grub2 Entries
  • Add OpenSUSE 11.2 To Grub2
  • Keeping Time In Debian With Virtualbox
  • Ubuntu as an Internet Client
  • SUSE Studio: Build a Custom Linux OS from Scratch
  • how do I find the devce name of my USB drive?
  • Improving MetaData Performance of Ext4
  • rsync a system between drives

Ubuntu and Mozilla: The inevitable alliance

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Moz/FF
Ubuntu

buntfu.com: First we have Mozilla which showed the world that the browser wars were not over and that Microsoft can be hurt. Second is Ubuntu which showed the world that Linux can be viable. Finally lets look at Google.

GIMP 2.7 has a single windowed mode

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GIMP

duncsweb.com: GIMP is an awesome open source image editor but one of the things that people found really annoying about GIMP in the past was that it doesn’t come in a single window. It has 2 or 3 separate windows which makes it hard for people. But thankfully that is going to change.

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