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3 Hacks for Firefox That Will Double Your Internet Browsing Speed

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Moz/FF

gnoted.com: There are many people out there complaining about the Firefox RAM Memory Bug. Now a lot of us have found the ’secrets’ on how to manipulate settings in “about:config” to drop the memory usage as long as possible and to increase the speed at which Firefox loads sites.

Combo media box runs Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Blusens Technologies has announced a combination set-top box, digital video recorder, network-attached storage device, and media server that runs Linux on a Sigma SMP8634 SoC.

Tabbed Browsing for Packages

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: There are many approaches to managing software packages. Some users like to use command line tools like zypper. Others prefer a GUI tool like the YaST2 package selector. How do you select any of those filter views?

Suse Studio: Linux customization for the masses

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Software

news.cnet.com: One of the great promises of software is its infinite malleability: software can be whatever you want, so long as you have the skills necessary (and legal rights) to modify it. I'm therefore hugely impressed by Novell's Suse Studio, an innovative way to enable both standardization and customization of the Linux kernel.

7 differences between Linux and Windows

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OS

bradshawenterprises.com/blog: Having mainly used various linuxes over the last few years, I’ve returned to using Windows 7 on my main desktop (out of curiosity) and XP on my work laptop (out of the fact it’s not mine!). Thought I’d share somethings I’ve noticed now I’m moving between them daily.

What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3

heise.de: Red Hat has released version 5.3, the third update of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 operating system, first introduced in March 2007. In addition to various bug fixes, RHEL 5.3 also offers a number of new features and improvements.

LCA2009: The third wave of open source

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OSS

itwire.com: Open source has reached the third wave of its evolution and those who have been using the older models which were procurement-driven need to adapt.

Top 50 Linux Alternatives to Popular Apps

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Software

laptoplogic.com: Linux is quickly gaining popularity, but there are still many users afraid to convert as they are not familiar with the applications. Today our Linux guru Blair Mathis is back to introduce fifty of the most popular applications on this OS.

Seven newbie tips for installing Linux apps

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HowTos

blogs.computerworld: After I wrote in my article, Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows, about the trouble I had with installing and updating Linux applications, I received literally hundreds of helpful responses offering me advice on how to handle things better. Here are seven top tips.

Why Ubuntu Needs Hardware Compatibility Testing

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: Something few people seem to realize when they “compare” Windows and Ubuntu is that they are using a computer that was designed and built for Windows, not Ubuntu.

Fedora video bonanza

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: The great thing about the Fedora community is that when there’s work to be done, people roll up their sleeves and pitch in.

A Great Time for the Gates Foundation to Embrace Linux

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Linux

pcworld.com: This is a great time for the Gates Foundation to embrace Linux, bringing the value of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) to people who might otherwise not hear of the value of Free and Open Source Software.

Goodbye Vincent, welcome back Oden!

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: After nearly 9 years, Vincent Danen will be leaving Mandriva at the end of this month. This departure will not leave empty chair, oden Eriksson will be in charge of security team.

Friday funnies for fun and groans

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Humor

toolbox.com/blogs: These will either make you laugh or groan. They are original and come straight from my twisted mind.

Amarok2 and redefinition of awesomeness

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Software

gnufied.org: I used to be a KDE user and devoted Amarok user. Even when fancy took me to run Gnome, I used to run Amarok faithfully. Nothing unique, many Gnome users do the same. Amarok2 has been criticised and critics attacked fittingly.

Mandriva One 2009... You made me say "WOW"

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MDV

blog.mihikatha.net: Today I installed Mandriva One 2009 as a virtual machine, to test it and to see how Mandriva Directory Server performs on her own man's lap. I was amazed, and couldn't hold the "wow" came from my inside...

Linux leader on Microsoft woes

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Interviews

linuxdevices.com: Microsoft today laid off 1,400 workers, with another 3,600 on the block within 18 months. We asked Linux Foundation Director Jim Zemlin what role if any Linux played in Microsoft's misfortunes, how Microsoft will react, and what the news means for Linux and open source.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Highlights from the Linux.conf.au

  • Windows 7 and the netbook
  • Open source's role in the recent software layoffs
  • Is Linux Easy to Use?
  • Linux & Teachers - Part II
  • Ubuntu patched (8.04.2 LTS released)
  • Spideroak: Secure Offsite Backups For Linux
  • Jury Duty For Free Software
  • What will be the cloud equivalent of the Linux distro?
  • Vote Now: Linux Journals's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards
  • Personal Preference: Debian Lenny AMD64
  • Gaming on my Linux
  • The Way of the Hacker
  • A set-top box in Boxee's future?
  • Torvalds shaves Garbee's beard: Photos

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Defaulting to the Dreaded MS Office Format in OpenOffice.org

  • If you’ve wonked your iptables…
  • Updating BIOS with Linux: Editing a FreeDos BootCD
  • Tip: Enabling Gapless Playback In Rhythmbox
  • Beautiful Font Hinting in Ubuntu 8.10
  • How to insert graphics in OOo that are reasonably manageable
  • Shell Alarm Clocks
  • Setting Up Dual-Dual NIC Bonding On Ubuntu In 30 Seconds
  • Starting ZFS-FUSE up properly
  • How to enable/disable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace from the command line

Top 10 Applications to Install After Installing Ubuntu

Amarok - in my opinion, this is the greatest music player and collection management for the Linux platform. I think it's also a killer application for Linux with all the features it has.

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Dell Has Sold ‘Tens of Millions’ Dollars’ Worth of Linux Laptops

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