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Review: Zenwalk 6.2

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Linux

raiden.net: I downloaded and installed the "Core" version of Zenwalk in October 2009 after a rough experience upgrading from Xubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 and have used it almost daily since then, mostly for web browsing and other light tasks.

ASRock ION 330HT-BD Blu-ray NetTop

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: This new nettop computer, which we are reviewing today under Linux, comes complete with a Blu-ray player along with 802.11 g/n WiFi, EuP 2.0 certification, and an MCE remote controller.

Business Netbook: HP Mini 5102 With SUSE Linux

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Hardware
SUSE

thevarguy.com: Amid the pomp and circumstance of tablets and hybrid netbooks from CES 2010, there’s a few notable introductions that slipped under the radar. The HP Mini 5102 — backed by a SUSE Linux option — is one of those devices.

Free and Open Source Encryption Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: One of the best ways to protect sensitive computer data like credit card numbers and social security information is to use encryption software.

Yet Another Sudoku Puzzle Solver Using AWK

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Software

thegeekstuff.com: awk is a superb language for testing algorithms and applications with some complexity, especially where the problem can be broken into chunks which can streamed as part of a pipe. Many problems dealing with text, log lines or symbol tables are handily solved or at the very least prototyped with awk.

Opera Using GStreamer, Pushing Ogg

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Software
  • Opera Using GStreamer, Pushing Ogg
  • TinyOgg project liberates Flash videos

Selling GPL Exceptions isn't Exceptional

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OSS

linux-magazine.com: Richard Stallman's willingness to accept the sale of exceptions to the GNU General Public License intrigues me. What intrigues me is not his acceptance of the idea. Rather, what fascinates me is how many people are reacting as if his comments are something new.

Mandriva goes green with packaging for 2010

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MDV

mandriva.com (PR): Mandriva, Europe's leading Linux publisher, offers clients recyclable, environmentally-friendly packaging for its latest distribution: Mandriva linux 2010.

My life with Linux special edition: Going back

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Ubuntu

pcauthority.com.au: After declaring his 7 day experiment with Linux over, David Fearon treks back into wild Linux country one more time, but returns somewhat disappointed.

Win a free subscription to Linux Format

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Linux

tuxradar.com: If you upload to YouTube a video of yourself reading/enjoying/reviewing your copy of LXF then send us a link in the comments below, we'll pick the coolest/funniest video and give its creator a free year's subscription.

The Plight of Ubuntu Users in Developing Countries

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Ubuntu

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Internet penetration in Africa is a paltry 6.7% of the population, compared to 27.7% outside of Africa. Moreover, Africans have very limited broadband options due to infrastructure.

Linux.conf.au kicks off next week

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Linux
OSS

computerworld.com.au: Annual conference expected to attract 600-strong crowd with diverse mix of international, Australian and NZ delegates

today's leftovers:

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News
  • DivX Converter 2.0 released
  • Solution for SSL/TLS design weakness in sight
  • You MUST backup Linux PCs
  • Recoll Your Files
  • Adeona - track the location of your lost or stolen laptop
  • Save MySQL would not spare open source M&A
  • Red Hat repurchases $33.4M of shares
  • Red Hat names advanced partner in Algeria
  • The openSUSE Forums Reach 40,000 Users
  • Will Open Government Directive drive Drupal usage?
  • Do Databases Lie at the Heart of Open Source?
  • The Future of Firefox Add-ons
  • Digital Tipping Point – A Q&A with Christian Einfeldt
  • More KDE 4
  • Have computers become a commodity item?
  • Time-line of attacks towards Richard Stallman and Mono
  • Star Trek to boldly go (again)
  • What is flying past Earth? Don't know but it’s called 2010 AL30

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting started with Scribus
  • Removing orphaned packages with GTKOrphan
  • Automatic updates in Gentoo GNU/Linux
  • Copy a random set of files from a directory
  • Fixing computer freeze when using Intel chipset with
  • Gentoo: Easy way to ditch your ISP nameserver
  • Securely Encrypt Removable Media with Ubuntu
  • Modeling, Shading, Texturing, Lighting, and Compositing in Blender
  • Manage your business documents with Kraft
  • Prevent Your Ubuntu System From Accidental Shutdown/Reboot
  • using wpa_supplicant for WEP
  • Inkscape Class Day 2

A Quick Preview Of The Upcoming Ubuntu Manual

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Ubuntu

learningubuntu.com: In the next Ubuntu release, 10.04 Lucid Lynx, there will be a comprehensive manual included which will cover a number of guides, how-tos, and everything a new user needs to know after installing Ubuntu.

Decisions, Decisions

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Linux

goodbyemicrosoft.net: The time finally came to upgrade my wife's computer. She's been running Xandros 4 Linux -- based on Debian 3.1 "Sarge," two releases out of date. For the first cut, I settled on three candidates.

KDE vs. GNOME: Photo and Music Management

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Software

earthweb.com: Most comparisons of the KDE and GNOME desktops focus on usability and productivity apps. However, they often neglect what might be called the leisure apps -- specifically, those used for image and music management.

Five useful extensions for Openoffice

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OOo

unixmen.com: OpenOffice.org 3.x is the leading open-source open software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. You can adjust openoffice to your needs by adding more functionality with the help of extensions.

Testing Chromium on Ubuntu

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Software

workswithu.com: I’ve read a lot about Google’s Chrome browser in the blogosphere, but have yet to see it being used in the wild. Given this observation, and my increasingly strained relationship with Firefox, I decided to give Chromium, the open-source browser on which Chrome is based, another try.

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