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icebuntu alpha 2 screenshot

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: There’s been an update to the fledgling IceBuntu derivative of Ubuntu, with a new theme and a few other minor adjustments. This one seems to be called “alpha 2,” if I read the ISO title correctly. I tried it out this afternoon and took a screenshot.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mldonkey and conky

  • fast installation of apc php optimizer/cache on Debian / Ubuntu
  • Connect from Linux machine to VPN with proprietary Windows Client
  • Format of /etc/fstab file in Linux
  • Getting Java working on Ubuntu 8.04 Development Branch

When files disappear, Magic Rescue saves the day

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Software

linux.com: If you've ever had that sick realization that you made a mistake immediately after emptying your Trash or deleting a file with Shift-Del, then Magic Rescue may be the cure you're looking for.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Beta 2 Orchis released

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MDV

The second beta, codenamed Orchis, for Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (2008.1) is now available. This pre-release brings recognition of other installed distributions during installation, NTFS-3G (with write support) by default for all NTFS partitions, significant improvements to the Mandriva graphical software management tool and more.

Sabayon Linux: KDE 4.0.1, 3.5 Loop2, Entropy, eeePC

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Linux

planet.sabayonlinux: there are a lot of things I need to tell you. 1) KDE 4.0.1 is hitting our Entropy repository (yay!), 2) 3.5 Loop2, yeah, and 3) Entropy: what I can say, it’s getting better and better.

A Child's Experience With the OLPC XO

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OLPC

blue-gnu.biz: I finally managed to get a child in front of the XO PC from the One Laptop Per Child project. I thought I would share my observations from watching her interact with this interesting tool.

How to keep track of fast-changing Linux OS

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Linux

electronicsweekly.com: Change is inevitable, and how we deal with it defines us. In the Linux world change happens fast, probably faster than any other kernel in history. The Penguin is Evolving. How should we deal with this high-speed development?

today's leftovers

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News
  • StartUp Manager - change settings in Grub, Grub2 and Usplash

  • Q&A: New Red Hat CEO on JBoss, open source and the future
  • GLExcess Running On Ubuntu
  • Open-source software: It's the free coffee cup of today
  • Linux Tip No. 16 IP Address Aliasing - Permanent
  • Obsidian signs deal to offer Ubuntu training
  • Ubuntu: How To Delete Your Files (Or Wipe Your Hard Drive) Beyond Recovery
  • Ubuntu configuration
  • Using the ’service’ command on Ubuntu (and other handy tools)
  • CEO says Sangoma cards made Asterisk great
  • MySQL skip duplicate replication errors
  • Debian Mail Server Setup with Postfix + Dovecot + SASL + Squirrel Mail
  • Kernel space: Ticket spinlocks
  • Flavors of Linux, the Gentoo distro
  • Linux Experiments
  • Linux for Writers
  • Ubuntu: Last.fm client

Novell buys open source firm SiteScape

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SUSE

bizjournals.com: Novell Inc. reports it has purchased Maynard-based developer of open-source team collaboration software SiteScape Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

SCALE: the GNOME desktop environment

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Software

arstechnica.com: Ken VanDine of rPath and Foresight Linux gave a presentation about the GNOME desktop environment at the Southern California Linux Expo this past weekend. He demonstrated an assortment of new features that have been developed for the upcoming GNOME 2.22 release.

Torvalds pleased that DRM music is dying

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Misc

zdnet.com.au: Linus Torvalds, coordinator of the Linux kernel, is pleased that music publishers have started selling more DRM-free music -- last year he said the technology was a lot of "hot air".

Eight Distros a Week: gNewSense 1.1

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy: Of all the distros providing true digital freedom, gNewSense stands out as probably the best performing and most stable distro available. To those for whom complete free-as-in-freedom programs with the distro is of vital importance, gNewSense provides suitable alternatives.

When in doubt, install Linux...

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Linux

darrindemchuk.blogspot: So kind of out of left field, I decided to install Ubuntu on my laptop at about 1 AM. I got the newest version, 7.10, and resized my Vista partition. Then I popped the disc in, restarted, and installed with ease.

Also: Why I Chose Linux And Why I’d Do It Again

Linux role in botnets studied

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Linux

itwire.com: Researchers at a major security vendor are exploring the extent to which Linux systems - especially servers - are involved in the botnet plague.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Scripting Scribus

  • Make Your Extensions Work with the Firefox 3 Beta
  • Installing Opera 9.25 on RHEL 4
  • Viewing CHM files in Linux
  • ThinkPad X61 Tablet Automatic Screen Rotation Under Linux
  • 10 Things You Should Secure on Your Linux Server
  • Changing Gnome Panel Font Color
  • linux commands

Installing Ubuntu on OS X

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OS

rc3.org: Today’s experiment was to get Ubuntu Linux running in a virtual machine on my Mac. It gave me the opportunity to play with two things — Ubuntu Linux and VirtualBox, an open source alternative to VMware and Parallels.

Nina Reiser's Mother Calls Son in Law 'a Killer'

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Nina Reiser's mother took the witness stand for the second day in the trial of Hans Reiser. She testified Wednesday that Hans Reiser told her Nina Reiser was a "bad wife."

Also: CBS Paying Nina Reiser's Mother $20,000 as Part of Trial Broadcast

Linux Test Drive now taking beta users

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Linux

LTD is a project that has been in development for the last three years. LTD allows the user to determine which distribution best fits their needs utilizing the Linux Distribution Chooser, and giving the user the ability to "test drive" that distribution directly over the Internet.

AMD Catalyst 8.02 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Whether it is a big or small update, every month AMD releases a new Catalyst package for both Linux and Windows for their supported ATI Radeon products.

Android: It’s real!

blogs.zdnet.com: Vincent Nguyen over at Phone Magazine posted a video of Android software running on off-the-shelf hardware at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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