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Man vs. Myth: Greg Kroah-Hartman and the Kernel Driver Project

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Don't tell Greg Kroah-Hartman that Linux hurts for device drivers. He's heard too much of that rap, and he's already done plenty to stop it. We should thank him and help pick up the ball. I'm doing both here.

Automotive Linux drives innovation

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Linux

electronicsweekly.com: Some fundamental shifts have been taking place in the automotive industry over the past two years that will dramatically change the way multimedia entertainment equipment is designed.

SuSE 11.0: Winning me over quickly

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SUSE

blogs.techrepublic.com: I am on a roll here with reviewing distros, so I thought I would take the advice of my readers and add SuSE to the roll call. I went into this with little expectation simply because I have had less-than-stellar experiences with SuSE in the past. This time, however, my experience was much, much different.

Firefox add-on Glubble too clunky and restrictive as a children's Internet filter

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Glubble is a free proprietary Firefox add-on from Glaxstar that limits the activity your child can perform online by blocking access to Web sites and filtering Google search results. For parents, a tool like Glubble can seem like the perfect answer to the problem of protecting kids from the unsavory elements of the Internet.

Linux Tales

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Linux
  • Becky the Linux user

  • The peril of /tmp
  • How Ubuntu Stopped me from having Sex
  • SSHFS made my life easier

Because the simple things in life are often the best

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Linux

it.toolbox.com/blogs: Linux is not a monolithic monstrosity where everything is combined and intertwined into a hazy blob of bits and bytes. It actually consists of many of small discrete components, each of which is designed to do a single job, and do that job well.

Is open source software bad for business?

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OSS

itwire.com: One security outfit which conducted a study into the use of open source software in the enterprise, the results of which are published today, seems to think so. It states that "Open Source Software (OSS) development communities have yet to adopt a secure development process and often leave dangerous vulnerabilities unaddressed."

Could a desktop Ubuntu bundle earn share?

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: The big news from Ubuntu is they’re aiming at the server market with a bundle that includes an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application or Point of Sale (POS) software.

Also: * Dell offers new machines with Linux Ubuntu 8.04
* Dell Launch Pre-Installed Ubuntu 8.04 Notebooks

Installing Mandriva 2008.1 on the ASUS Eee PC

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MDV

blogs.techrepublic.com: Out of the many distributions that work on the Eee PC, Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (or 2008.1) is one that works exceptionally well. It can be installed to the built-in SSD or onto an external SD card.

Also: Asus Eee PC storms Euro PC maker chart

Security is no secret: NSA takes Flask to the open-source community

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OSS

gcn.com: Architecture created by the National Security Agency and expanded with help from the open-source community will save the Defense Department and intelligence agencies millions in hardware costs.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 262

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Guest Review: Sabayon Linux 3.5

  • News: Mandriva's netbook OS, Flaw in Package Management, Ubuntu's Community QA, Linus Interview
  • Released last week: CentOS 5.2 Live CD, BeleniX 0.7.1, BLAG Linux And GNU 90000
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha1, Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3, Fedora 10 Alpha
  • Reviewed last week: Myah OS, BLAG Linux And GNU 90000, Simplis GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly...

KGet - KDE’s Download Manager

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KDE
Software

fosswire.com: Download managers, although frowned upon by some, are often useful applications for those of us who download a lot of files. KGet is KDE’s resident dedicated download program and is capable of acting both as a download manager for the Konqueror browser, as well as a standalone program.

$249 Linux-powered CherryPal cloud PC uses just 2W

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Linux
Hardware

cnet.com: There's no OS to speak of, no optical drive, just 4GB of flash storage and 256MB of RAM, and you're limited to a 400MHz Freescale 5121E processor with integrated graphics under the hood. But the CherryPal desktop PC -- just revealed with a $249 price tag -- is definitely worth making a fuss over.

Critical Week for Canonical and Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Canonical CEO and Ubuntu Linux backer Mark Shuttleworth will step into the spotlight July 22, when he keynotes OSCON (Open Source Convention) in Portland, Oregon. It will be a critical moment for Shuttleworth and the Ubuntu movement. Here’s why.

Helping Hands and openSUSE-Tutorials off to a great start

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SUSE

bryen.com" As some of you may know, several weeks ago, the openSUSE-GNOME Team launched the Helping Hands Project. We’ve had three sessions so far, and each time we host an event, the number of visitors to the #opensuse-gnome IRC channel increases.

Intel snubs Microsoft; offers Linux certification

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Linux

apcmag.com: Intel's enthusiasm for open source is gathering speed: now it is endorsing professional Linux certifications, snubbing the old Microsoft certification program.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open Season #20

  • Using Perltidy To Beautify Ugly Perl Scripts
  • Drupal Daze
  • world’s most stickered laptop
  • Smail - the lighter mail server
  • Get file system and partition information in Linux/Unix
  • Searching for all ebuilds with specific useflag in Gentoo
  • People and their Operating Systems....
  • Stuff That Works With Linux #1 - Sitecom WL-113

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #100!

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 100 for the weeks July 13th - July 19th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: UWN history, UWN Past & Present Staff Podcast, Mark Shuttleworth podcast, Comments from Past & Present Editors, and much much more.

X Devs Drop NVIDIA Auto-Config Support

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Software

phoronix.com: Sparking a heated Sunday afternoon debate, NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner had commited a trivial change to the X Server that resulted in several key open-source X developers becoming disgruntled. Ultimately, this NVIDIA-spawned patch ended up being recalled just hours later.

Ubuntu Linux, My Favorite Desktop

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Ubuntu

amumtaz.wordpress: Has anyone tried the new Ubuntu Linux Desktop? Yes, instead of the usual Vista from Microsoft, the open source Linux? I did this week. In fact, I downloaded it out of a whim to see how what was this hoopla about Ubuntu. I am an old Unix/Linux fan and have had on occasions had Unix/Linux based machines as my desktop. So it was not my first try at this. But I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.

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