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New life for dead software

h-online.com: If you yearn for the operating systems or arcade games of the past, and are willing to make the effort to bring them back to life, free and open source software is definitely the way to go. Green screens and might-have beens, operating systems and games, BeOS, Amiga OS or DOS can be relived and replayed through a host of emulators, simulators or rewrites in varying stages of completion.

Novell stacks Linux and Mono for mainframes

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theregister.co.uk: When IBM announced its Linux-only Enterprise Linux Server variants of the System z mainframe two weeks ago, what the company did not say is that software partner Novell had cooked up software bundles specifically for these boxes.

Nouveau: a 2.6.33 surprise

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Software

linuxfoundation.org: Linus has released the 2.6.33-rc1 prepatch, closing the merge window for this development cycle. This kernel has a few features which will shake things up, with dynamic tracing being near the top as far as I am concerned. But, perhaps, the most interesting addition is one that almost nobody expected: a reverse-engineered driver for NVIDIA graphics chipsets called “Nouveau.”

Opera 10.5 For Linux: What We Know

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techie-buzz.com: Yesterday, Opera 10.5 pre-alpha (codenamed Evenes) was released as a special gift to the small but dedicated fan base. It definitely had everyone talking, leaving Linux users high and dry.

With iterpipes, python is ready to replace bash for scripting. Really.

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lateral.netmanagers.com.ar: This has been a pet peeve of mine for years: programming shell scripts suck. They are ugly and error prone. The only reason why we still do it? There is no real replacement. Or at least that was the case, until today.

Pandora gets a hands-on review

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Linux
Hardware

pandorapress.net: The recent reports on Pandora’s case design and controls have been nothing short of glowing. It’s pretty satisfying information for the most part; there is no doubt that what we’re hearing from the team is genuine delight in what they’ve achieved. But the question has been asked – what would some guy off the street think of it?

Ksplice - Never reboot your Linux

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Linux
Software

dedoimedo.com: This sounds like a very interesting notion. The popular saying goes, you should never reboot your Linux, unless you have to, which is usually only when a kernel update comes. But maybe not even then?

Linux Vendors Need To Get Off the Stick to Compete with Windows

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Linux

eweek.com: If the vendors and projects pushing Linux are really serious about knocking Windows off its OS perch, they can't just wait around for it to happen. They need to grab hold of opportunities to reduce the barriers to Linux adoption.

Vienna: Windows and Linux to coexist

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Linux

h-online.com: Based on the results of a recently announcedPDF study it has been decided that the municipal authority of the City of Vienna will not at present be shifting entirely to open source for its software needs.

A Unix Utility You Should Know About: lsof

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Software

catonmat.net: In this post I will take you through the useful lsof tool. If netcat was called the Swiss Army Knife of Network Connections, then I’d call lsof the Swiss Army Knife of Unix debugging.

Computer Operating Systems – Which One is Right For You?

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Linux

linux.bihlman.com: The majority of personal computers owned by average Joe’s and Jane’s are most likely to feature a version of Microsoft’s Windows while businesses might run either Windows or some version of Linux.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: How we get there

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mdzlog.alcor.net: The development of Ubuntu 10.04 has been underway for nearly two months now, and will produce our third long-term (LTS) release in April. What I want to talk about, though, is not the individual projects we’re working on. I want to explain how the whole thing comes together, and what’s happening behind the scenes to make 10.04 LTS different from other Ubuntu releases.

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10 - 3D Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Unigine offers two free benchmarks - Tropics and Sanctuary. I ran both demos using OpenGL (because OpenGL runs on both platforms natively and DirectX does not).

Listen Review - Alternative Music Player for GNOME

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Reviews

There is a huge number of audio players for GNOME which thrive to offer as many features as possible, with Banshee, Exaile or Rhythmbox currently being the most popular for this matter. Since features like easy access to lyrics, Wikipedia information or collection management are a must-have for a complex audio player, it looks like Listen makes no exception regarding those either.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Nouveau TV-Out Progresses For NV30/40 GPUs
  • Subscriptions Boost Red Hat Revenue
  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Six - Shotwell
  • Blogilo – The Blog Gigolo – KDE 4.4
  • Vim Tip: using "paste" to avoid the staircase effect
  • Maintain your GNOME registry with gconf-editor
  • Fixing Your Holiday Photos With GIMP
  • Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Tarballs
  • openSUSE: Nothing Else Works on My Computer
  • Howto Convert Ext3 filesystem to Ext4 Filesystem without Reinstalling OS
  • digiKam 1.0.0 is ready
  • Does the distro matter?
  • Optimize MySQL performance with mysqltuner
  • Customize face at point in Emacs
  • SFLS - Episode 0x1D: GPL Enforcement

Staging tree status for the .33 kernel merge

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kroah.com: Here's a summary of the state of the drivers/staging/ tree, basically what will be coming in the 2.6.33 merge, and what the status of the different drivers are so far.

VLC Are Going To Release A Video Editor

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Software

learningubuntu.com: I don't normally get excited for a new release of a video editor program on Linux. There are many already there already and they mostly don't work so well.

8 Practical Uses for Your Old Laptop

maximumpc.com: This holiday, you pull the wraps off a brand new laptop and open the lid to your shiny new mobile companion. Of course, you inevitably have to think about your old laptop. But before you dump an old laptop or retire it to the den of forgotten gadgets, here are eight practical ideas on how you can extend its life.

Microsoft Loses Appeal Over Word Patent

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Microsoft
Legal
  • Microsoft barred from selling Word, has plan for workaround
  • New Moonlight Covenant has been posted

MySQL 6 Features Roll Into MySQL 5.5

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Software
  • MySQL 6 Features Roll Into MySQL 5.5 Milestone
  • Sun Reductions Will Hit Open Source Efforts
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