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Linux and Sun events chopped as recession bites

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: It may be a popular Linux distro, but that's not enough to tempt fans of Ubuntu into traveling to the American northwest to get the latest low down.

Introducing KDE 4: Amarok 2.0

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Software

introducingkde4.blogspot: Finally, Amarok 2 has been released. The 1.x series were the champions on music management (on BSD and Linux) and playing during KDE 3.x time. Actually, it was preferred on all desktop environments, shells or plain windows managers.

Linux 2.6.28's five best features

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: While you were likely to be opening up Christmas presents, Linus Torvalds was giving Linux users around the world a special present: the release of the next major Linux kernel: Linux 2.6.28.

Windows 7 Beta Review

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Microsoft

theunixgeek.blogspot: So, I went onto MSDN, downloaded my copy of Windows 7 Beta (build 7000), and here are a few notes of what I think of the new version of Windows, specifically my overall impression of it.

Open Source In Obama's Tech Agenda

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Much noise has been made in the past week or so about President-elect Barack Obama's creation of a governmental chief tech officer position. My question is: What will be their stance on open source? Will they lean towards it, mandate it, forbid it ... or ignore it entirely?

BadVista: We hardly knew ye

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Microsoft

fsf.org: "The fact that Microsoft has repeatedly extended XP cutoff deadlines and is releasing a public beta of Windows 7 today is proof of Vista's failure"

ASUS`s Eee Box Brings Atom to the Desktop

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Hardware

channelinsider.com: Asus offers a desktop PC that is designed for the world of Web 2.0 and green computing for under $320.

Update to openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE
  • Update to openSUSE 11.1

  • No Paradise
  • Unofficial KDE 3.5 Live CD for openSUSE 11.1
  • Upgrading to OpenSuSE 11.1 Some issues
  • Tips to openSUSE 11.1 the most usable ever

Intel Atom 2GB Memory Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Most netbooks currently on the market offer 512MB or 1GB of system memory and only a single DDR2 SO-DIMM slot. However, with most of the netbooks a 2GB memory module could be easily installed, but what performance benefits does that yield for an Intel Atom powered device?

Linux, PhotoShop, And Disney

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Software

oneclicklinux.com: I admit that many folks out there really prefer Photoshop over every other graphics app. Eve though the Gimp is as featured packed and as easy to use, folks just prefer Photoshop. Enter Disney.

LEGO logos by and for computer geeks

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Misc

royal.pingdom.com: Lego started selling their now world-famous bricks 60 years ago, and has a certain inherent geek appeal. This post shows what happens when computer geeks combine their love for Lego with their love for certain popular tech companies and their logos.

Spot-on Unix command-line productivity tips

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Linux

Using UNIX in a day-to-day office setting doesn't have to be clumsy. The first step toward increasing your office productivity using the UNIX command line is to take a close look at your current day-to-day habits.

20 “Really Cool” Netbook-optimized Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.com: If you happen to own a netbook, it is best to use medium-sized wallpapers that are optimized for small display. Because of that, I decided to collect and share to you all some really fresh, cool, and cute Linux wallpapers that will surely look good on any netbook monitor.

Where is all the Linux news from CES?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Last year CES practically seemed like some sort of Linux show. It seemed like every company had their own netbook - based on Linux, of course. This year is not like that.

Boxee: Open Source Connected TV

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Software

pcworld.com: One of the clear trends at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is the proliferation of ways to get Internet-based content onto your TV. But I’ve seen only one system that’s free (as in both speech and beer) and doesn’t seem to restrict where you get content: Boxee.

today's leftovers

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News
  • TrueCrypt 6.1 Install Guide For Fedora 10

  • A gentle introduction to video encoding, part 5: constraints
  • Fixing sound-juicer segmentation faults when clicking "Preferences"
  • Adding fonts to OpenOffice.org on Linux with 'spadmin.bin'
  • openSUSE Network Installation/Upgrade Without CD/DVD
  • Adding more to less
  • Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 on Gentoo
  • type - Linux command to know how a word will be interpreted
  • Is your firewall IPv6 aware?
  • Funtoo Portage is now Git-Friendly
  • NVIDIA 180.22 Linux Driver Released
  • Open source is liberal? Nah
  • The_Source I interview Elizabeth Garbee from Ohio Linuxfest 2008
  • WiFi digital camera runs Linux
  • Hidden Linux : Bootchart
  • Palm Pre hands-on: video
  • Hardest-to-understand EULA *ever* when you install WoW on GNU/Linux
  • Interview with Ubuntu Developer Jordan Mantha
  • Linux script to collect system statistics and send to your email
  • Grub Password-protection
  • How to overclock Nvidia cards in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 & 9.04
  • Using Sudo
  • OpenSSL accepts forged certificates

Kubuntu 8.10 vs Mepis 7.9.94 vs Puppy 4.1.2

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Linux

desktoplinux.wordpress: How about a smack down between 3 of my favorite distros?

OpenOffice Gripes

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OOo

workswithu.com: It’s paper-writing time again, which means I’ve spent many long hours lately with OpenOffice Writer (for now, I’m still using version 2.4). Writer is a great application and a useful tool for getting work done. But there are some components that I continue to find endlessly frustrating, namely…

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 code freeze slated for Jan 13 — maybe

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Moz/FF

Paula Rooney: The code freeze for the third beta of Firefox 3.1 is scheduled for next Tuesday but could slip if Javascript bugs are not resolved soon.

Easy Peasy Eeebuntu Netbooks

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Linux

Recently I purchased an eeepc 1000H and was quite impressed with the new and different operating system. I hail from a windows only background and anything apart from the Microsoft offerings I have left well alone, until NOW.

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today's leftovers

  • FLOSS Weekly 417: OpenHMD
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    Endless OS is distributed as a compressed disk image, so you just write it to disk to install it. On first boot, it resizes itself to fill the whole disk. So, to “install” it to a file we decompress the image file, then extend it to the desired length. When booting, in principle we want to loopback-mount the image file and treat that as the root device. But there’s a problem: NTFS-3G, the most mature NTFS implementation for Linux, runs in userspace using FUSE. There are some practical problems arranging for the userspace processes to survive the transition out of the initramfs, but the bigger problem is that accessing a loopback-mounted image on an NTFS partition is slow, presumably because every disk access has an extra round-trip to userspace and back. Is there some way we can avoid this performance penalty?
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  • Monday's security updates
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    I've decided to create yet another security analogy! You can’t tell, but I’m very excited to do this. One of my long standing complaints about security is there are basically no good analogies that make sense. We always try to talk about auto safety, or food safety, or maybe building security, how about pollution. There’s always some sort of existing real world scenario we try warp and twist in a way so we can tell a security story that makes sense. So far they’ve all failed. The analogy always starts out strong, then something happens that makes everything fall apart. I imagine a big part of this is because security is really new, but it’s also really hard to understand. It’s just not something humans are good at understanding. [...] The TL;DR is essentially the world of USB-C cables is sort of a modern day wild west. There’s no way to really tell which ones are good and which ones are bad, so there are some people who test the cables. It’s nothing official, they’re basically volunteers doing this in their free time. Their feedback is literally the only real way to decide which cables are good and which are bad. That’s sort of crazy if you think about it.
  • NuTyX 8.2.93 released
  • Linux Top 3: Parted Magic, Quirky and Ultimate Edition
    Parted Magic is a very niche Linux distribution that many users first discover when they're trying to either re-partition a drive or recover data from an older system. The new Parted Magic 2017_01_08 release is an incremental update that follows the very large 2016_10_18 update that provided 800 updates.
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  • How to debug C programs in Linux using gdb
  • Use Docker remotely on Atomic Host
  • Ubuntu isn’t the only version of Linux that can run on Windows 10
  • OpenSUSE Linux lands on Windows 10
  • How to run openSUSE Leap 42.2 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 on Windows 10

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