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CodePlex Foundation Reports on 100 Day Goals

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consortiuminfo.org: Earlier this week, I noted the fact that the 100 day mark for the CodePlex Foundation had passed (on December 19) without any comment from the Foundation. That blog entry sparked a call from the Foundation's PR firm, and an opportunity for me to spend an hour on the phone with Sam Ramji.

5 useful free plugins for Gimp

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GIMP

unixmen.com: One of the big advantages of The GIMP is the fact that it can be easily extended with new functionality. So with sufficient addons (particularly plugins), you can achieve a lot of functionality found in other editors. Today I will show you 5.

As Sun sets, HP goes after its customers – with Red Hat’s help

  • As Sun sets, HP goes after its customers – with Red Hat’s help
  • Why HP Doesn't Need The Microsoft Tablet

How To Modify Your Gnu/Linux Box To Serve As A USB Over IP Server

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Linux
HowTos

There was a long time that I was looking for a way to put away my old CRM server! But why? Because I had installed a virtualization environment with Xen and all my servers are turned to small VPS on a nice pretty infrastructure. The base point was that the CRM had a USB/Lock and there was no way to take the lock under a virtualized VPS. This tutorial shows how you can set up a USB-over-IP server.

Linux OSS Podcasts

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Linux
OSS
  • Linux Outlaws 130 - Nude Scanners
  • FLOSS Weekly 103: Open Source SOA
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 334

On KDE 4.3.3

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  • On KDE 4.3.3
  • kde sc 4.4 branched, trunk reopens
  • Making Firefox 3.x Look at Home in KDE4 (2)

Is Nexus One "bad" for Linux?

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Google
  • Is Nexus One "bad" for Linux?
  • HD media hub design runs Android, Linux
  • Turn Your Android Phone Into A Real Star Trek Tricorder

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 5 Fresh Gnome GTK Themes To Start 2010 With A New Look
  • Gcompris 9.0 Released
  • TinyOgg: convert Youtube videos to Ogg
  • Dedication to Open Source and Open Standards Threatened in Leaked EU EIF Document
  • Mandriva 2010.0 on HP mini 110
  • Freescale's Linux smartbook aims to take bite out of Apple
  • PulseAudio support in KMix
  • GNOME and FSF highlight women in free software
  • Monet Frame Computer
  • PosteRazor
  • GNOME got an Amazing Christmas Present!
  • Qt Graphics and Performance - OpenGL
  • It's Now Easier Getting Packages In Ubuntu Main
  • I Just Want Something to Happen When I Click
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 1 Episode 25 - Dreaming Androids

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Amarok in Ubuntu
  • Setting up an ad-hoc wireless network between 2 Ubuntu machines
  • Change your Ubuntu splash screen background
  • Embed the Konsole (Terminal) to the Desktop in KDE 4.3
  • Block Ads / Malware / Spyware using hosts file
  • Quick and Dirty method to remove a corruted partially installed package
  • gWallpaper Rotates your Wallpapers at a given interval
  • Blu-Ray in Linux
  • openSUSE – Create your own Software Repository
  • Linux Default Services Which Are Enabled at Boot
  • Using an UMTS Medion USB Stick with Kubuntu 9.10

Systems administration inexperience a reality at Open Source Lab

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Interviews
OSS

techtarget.com: The Oregon State University Open Source Lab's data center hosts some of the Linux community's heaviest hitting projects including the Linux Master Kernel and the Linux Foundation. Despite housing such high-profile open source projects, the lab's systems administrators are actually OSU computer science students.

Dell Has Everything To Beat Apple

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OS
Linux
Mac

katonda.com/blog: There are two possibilities, either you create a door for yourself, or if you see a door, then just open it and walk in. We will talk about the door thing later, first tell me: what do you use for your computing?

The next generation of Linux notebooks arrives at CES

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld.com: After Dell broke the ice for pre-installing Linux on desktops and netbooks in 2007, the other major OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) reluctantly tried it out, and, in some cases, like Lenovo, backed right back out of the Linux desktop market again. As 2010 dawns though, Lenovo and HP are both back in the pre-installed desktop Linux game.

WebKitGTK+ hackfest improves HTML renderer for GNOME apps

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Software

arstechnica.com: Contributors to the WebKitGTK+ project recently gathered for a hackfest to improve the open source HTML renderer's integration with the GTK+ toolkit. They added some cache control APIs, improved support for HTML5 video, form persistence, and other features.

Linux on Netbooks at the Netbook World Summit in Paris

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KDE
Linux
MDV

samawa-online.com: Industry Linux overview by Linux experts Aaron J. Seigo, Community leader at the KDE Foundation and Arnaud Laprévote, CTO Chief Technology Officer at Mandriva Linux. They analyse the influence of Linux on the Laptop industry with the advent of the Netbooks. View here.

Gateway LT2030u Review

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Hardware

linuxuser.co.uk: This compact and light netbook is fairly average in performance, but does have a 250GB hard disk drive, a bright screen and a good price

Ubuntu 9.10 brings polish but may demand tinkering

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Ubuntu

washingtonpost.com: A few months ago, a widely used operating system received a major upgrade -- and Microsoft and Apple had nothing to do with it. This upgrade came from the developers responsible for one of the most popular versions of the open-source Linux operating system Ubuntu.

What Programming Language Should You Learn?

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Software

penguinpetes.com: I'm going to attempt to answer the number-one most common technology question on the web, and hopefully do it so I can just link people here. Wish me luck, I'll need it!

A Small Business Guide to Linux Desktop Software

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Linux
SUSE
Ubuntu

smallbusinesscomputing.com: While you can still download many free versions of Linux online, for convenience sake, several vendors offer user-friendly versions and charge a fee for support. Red Hat and Novell are the primary desktop Linux vendors, but another Linux distribution for the desktop is on the rise — and it is completely free.

OpenMovieEditor And Blender: More NLE Delights

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Software

linuxjournal.com: We're getting close to the last stops on our tour of NLEs for Linux. This week I've focused my attention on two editors, both of which surprised me in many ways.

KDM and Plasma: A future.

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KDE

sreich.blogspot: I always need to be coding something, regardless of whether or not I have any free-time, I have (begun to plan out and create(began today), a Plasma frontend for our login manager, kdm.

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    There's never been a better opportunity for the world to start untangling itself from the giant Silicon Valley data harvesters than now. Last week, we revealed a plan to embed open-source chat into three quarters of the world's IMAP servers. And this may be an important development. Maybe. Google, Yahoo!, Apple and Microsoft handle around half the world's email, some 2.5 billion users, while open-source IMAP servers handle the rest, around 2.5-3 billion. Of these the Dovecot open-source server, part of the German business Open Xchange, is installed on 75 per cent of boxes. Quietly drop IM into the mix, and you've given the world a reason to leave WhatsApp.
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