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my package of the day: weather-util

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Software

screenage.de/blog: Let me introduce you today into a tool that a lot of people might evaluate as useless: Jeremy Stanley’s weather-util. Whith this tiny python script, which finally found its way into Debian Etch and Ubuntu repositories, you can retrieve weather information from weather stations worldwide directly from the command line.

How well did PC-BSD 1.5 work for me?

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BSD

wheatlandlinux.wordpress: Pretty well actually. The system was stable, I had few problems, except for the fact that I always had to run PC-BSD in safe mode. I also managed to fail in installing the Nvidia graphic driver.

Was leaving MS and opting for Linux a good move?

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Linux

wamukota.blogspot: It's been three years now since I started using Linux, which I think is a reasonable time to look back and evaluate that move. I've always felt that Microsoft does not care very much for the home user, as their systems are clearly marketed at businesses.

Munich Makes Good

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Remember Munich, and its city council's 2003 decision to rip out Microsoft Windows and Office, and to replace them with free software? According to the home page of the project, called LiMux, it's proceeding steadily.

One more thing with Novell: the EULA

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SUSE

beranger.org: OK, it's about a Beta/Prerelease. Still, it's open source and governed by GPL or by more permissive licenses. And what is openSUSE 11.0b3 EULA saying? (Was it written by Microsoft, or what?)

Does OpenOffice.org fall short?

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OOo

blogs.zdnet.com: I am past-president for our local Lunix User Group and currently its education director. We have 4 servers running Linux, two desktops running Linux and 3 laptops running Windows. In general, OpenOffice lacks many features that frequent users of Office use.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Experience Easy, Excellent and Exciting Computing with the New Eee PC™

  • Legal Climate for Open-Source Users Changes With Litigation and License Revisions
  • Why Novell is cashing in on Linux
  • Shell Script To Monitor Disk Usage On Linux and Unix
  • Freeing up the future: Is open source best for business?
  • Mozilla Developer News June 3
  • Dr. Phatak speaks...and the world learns
  • Try doing this with proprietary software
  • GnuCash: Free Accounting Software
  • My Problems with Fedora 9
  • Dell Mini Inspiron? New Asus EeePC’s? Its the keyboard, silly
  • The X=X+1 Issue

5 Reasons Why JBoss Founder Marc Fleury is My Hero

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OSS

There is a funny thing about commercial open source software companies as much as they like talking about their community-driven open source heritage they end up doing a lot of things their proprietary counterparts do.

A Tale Of Two Experiences … Or Why I Don’t Use Windows

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Today I booted into Windows XP MCE for the first time in 24 days. I would like to share my experience. I kept careful notes because I knew what to expect from past experience and I anticipated some of the problems that I will share.

Linux Gazette: June 2008 (#151)

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Linux

This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Topics include gDesklets: Beauty with a Purpose, USB thumb drive RAID, and Using Crontab.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to number each line in a text file on Linux

  • How to enable the universe and multiverse repositories in Ubuntu 8.04
  • How do I… Connect an Apple iPod to an Ubuntu Linux PC?
  • Install the linux mint menu in ubuntu hardy
  • How to change the hostname of a Linux system
  • zypper on opensuse
  • Run-levels: Create, use, modify, and master
  • Manage Ogg audio streams with OGMtools

Why do Open-Licensed drivers matter?

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OSS

zerias.blogspot: One of the more common questions to be found in open-licensed software today is why do open drivers matter? The theological and emotional factors of Open-Licensed software that drive many of the concerns today are simply lost on the average computer user. There need to be tangible benefits.

Tracking Kernel Oops

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "The http://www.kerneloops.org website collects kernel oops and warning reports from various mailing lists and bugzillas as well as with a client users can install to auto-submit oopses," began Arjan van de Ven, referring to a website first announced last December.

Three German KDE Deployments

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The IT Service Center Berlin has announced the development of a desktop system for the public services in Germany's capital. This is yet another public body making the switch to the Free Desktop system.

Alternative distros: Puppy Linux and antiX

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Linux

Josh Saddler: I'm in search of a lightweight distro for an ancient 1ghz, 128MB RAM laptop. One of these days, I'll find a distro that properly supports ACPI and VGA-out. I hope. Now, I'll sum up my impressions of Puppy Linux and antiX.

Flock 2.0 Based on Firefox 3 - Beta Coming Soon

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Mozilla is hard at work getting ready for the launch of Firefox 3, and another Release Candidate is scheduled to be available tomorrow. The Flock team is working equally as hard to make sure that they update their browser with all of the Firefox 3 goodness as soon as possible.

Urban Terror FPS is as realistic as today's headlines

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Gaming

linux.com: Over the past two years, I've reviewed free software first-person shooters including Tremulous, Alien Arena, and Nexuiz -- all top-notch games. Now we can add Urban Terror to that list. While the first three sport other-worldly, sci-fi-style opponents, Urban Terror goes for realistic opponents -- as realistic as today's headlines.

Biedronka offers low cost Kubuntu based laptop

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KDE
Linux
Hardware
Moz/FF
OOo
GIMP

Biedronka, which is roughly the Polish equivaent to Wal-mart, is offering a laptop with Kubuntu pre-installed for only 999 PLN.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 - 1-Year End Of Life Notice

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Linux

redhat.com: In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the
7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 will end on May 31, 2009.

Review: A new all-in-one server

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Almost exactly seven years ago, I reviewed four different "All-in-One" Internet appliances that included file, e-mail and Web servers and some other workgroup type utilities. Jumping into the fray is a new product from a fairly young company near Vancouver called Sutus. Sutus avoids security issues by using a hardened version of Gentoo Linux.

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