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Review: Zonbu Laptop

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Linux
Hardware

raiden.net: Today we are privileged to be reviewing the Zonbook. A Notebook with the Zonbu Linux Operating system and with a very low power profile. This laptop is aimed at the low budget and lower power user crowd so no playing UT3 on this unit.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron Beta Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The Ubuntu 8.04 beta came out last night and hardens up Hardy Heron on both the desktop and server ends for this first LTS (Long Term Support) release in nearly two years. The Canonical team and all involved free software projects have done a phenomenal job and Ubuntu 8.04 is shaping up to be their best release yet.

Flipping the Linux switch: Disturbingly easy installs, now with sound and action

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: New users often find the first time they log in to their shiny new Linux desktop that not only are many things they need installed and ready, but a few things they really want aren't. What's up with that?

Plasma Themes Contest

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE Plasma team is inviting everyone to participate in a contest to create Plasma themes from which a select few will be chosen to be included as a part of the upcoming KDE 4.1 release.

Has Dell Delivered on GNU/Linux?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Almost exactly one year ago, I made the suggestion to vote with our wallets in the wake of Dell's long-awaited decision to offer ready-configured GNU/Linux systems alongside the usual panoply of Windows systems. What follows is a short report on my own experiences of putting my money where my mouth is.

Turn your launch bar into eye candy with wbar

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Software

linux.com: Would you like to add an animated scrollbar, such as gOS's iBar or the one on Mac OS X, to your Linux desktop? If you're looking for some eye candy but don't want a program that gobbles your RAM or CPU, then wbar is just the thing for you. This fast, small launch bar features cool effects and a modern look.

Linksys NSLU2 - A Great Linux Box

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Linux
Hardware

thelinuxblog.com: This is a piece of hardware that I have owned probably for about two years now. I thought that it had died. It would never boot up, never beeped. I had to fix it again. That is install Linux on it.

Some of my favorite things about linux…

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Linux

blog.littleoldone.com: Seriously the command line does it for me. I just love having all the tools (including the shell itself) to be able to do what I need to do. Let me not even get started on awk and grep. So here are my top ten five {I can count really} favorite tools {right now}:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source mobile developer: Android is not the answer

  • Compare Windows to Red Hat
  • reasons I like Gentoo
  • A tiny revolution
  • What is Dell doing with Ubuntu?
  • Linux Beer Bottle Top
  • From the Tree of Knowledge
  • Open source licenses removed from the Endangered Species List
  • KDE at Novell's BrainShare event
  • F/OSS Breaks Customer Dependence
  • Novell execs talk shop at BrainShare
  • Why Novell is happy with Hyper-V
  • Open Source Joomla Emerges as a Top CMS Tool
  • “Windows tax?” I Don’t Think So…
  • More Work on Freewins
  • Hacking the iPod for Linux
  • Nouveau Companion 37
  • Process check
  • Is this Slackware 12.1 RC 1 yet?

TorrentFlux: A BitTorrent client on a server

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Software

linux.com: TorrentFlux is a BitTorrent client that runs on top of a server running Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It extends the functionality of traditional clients by operating almost entirely through a Web browser interface. It uses the BitTornado client in the background to manage the queuing, downloading, and seeding of torrent files.

New Life for an Old Laptop

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Linux

ozjd.wordpress: I detailed in the original article how my Thinkpad T20 was given a new lease on life. With a small investment in hardware upgrades plus a new operating system, Ubuntu 7.04, it was proving useful again. Gnome is not my favourite desktop manager so I decided to go in the opposite direction.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debugging with strace

  • Howto: Break out of Rbash
  • How To Disable Prefetching in Firefox & Epiphany
  • How to get iTunes working in Ubuntu
  • The GIMP Compilation
  • Shell Based Scenarios
  • Compiling chkrootkit from source
  • APT Howto
  • Would You Like to Play a Game?
  • CentOS / Red Hat / Fedora Linux Turn off Beep / Bell Terminal Sound
  • Unique files to a Linux install

My Top 15 Commands

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Linux

Some folks have started the "Top X Commands" topic around the blogosphere again, and it always fun and interesting. So, here are mine, both user and root. What are yours?

Fifteen years of NetBSD

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BSD

lwn.net: The NetBSD project is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Throughout the past fifteen years, NetBSD has increased the portability and security of the 4.4BSD operating system on which NetBSD was based, and added support for new processor and system families, while enhancing the system's performance to such an extent that NetBSD has become known as the most portable operating system in the world.

It's A Support Thing -- Or: One Throat To Choke

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: Last year, word swirled in the air that Hewlett-Packard would be the next big PC vendor after Dell (Dell) to add support for Linux on desktops. T the guesses now center around HP providing SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop as its distro of choice. The real question isn't what distribution, though -- it's which throat to choke when things break.

Open-Source ATI R500 3D Milestone Reached

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Software

phoronix.com: Coming just a day after AMD had opened up their production microcode from their proprietary drivers for the R100 to R600 GPUs, a significant milestone has been reached in the road to open-source 3D graphics capabilities for the Radeon X1000 (R500) series. We now have hardware-accelerated glxgears!

GNOME Do - Much More Than an Application Launcher

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Software

tombuntu.com: You could call GNOME Do an application launcher, but it does so much more. It allows you to quickly find all kinds of items and perform a variety of actions on them. Whatever you’re trying to do, GNOME Do can help you do it quickly.

India Has Voted NO to OOXML

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OSS

groklaw.net: I'm very happy to report that despite all the pressure to get India to change its vote, India has stalwartly voted No once again to OOXML. That will, I hope, encourage others to vote what they truly believe is right.

Reiser Admits Trying to Hide Car From Police

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Linux guru Hans Reiser conceded in open court here Thursday he was trying to hide his car from the police in the aftermath of his estranged wife's disappearance.

Mozilla says Firefox 3 ready for prime-time

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Moz/FF

reuters.com: A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft Corp's dominant Internet Explorer. The program's creators told Reuters the trial version of Firefox 3 browser is ready for the masses to use after months of development.

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