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Story MPV 0.4.1 MPlayer-Based Video Player App for Linux Released Rianne Schestowitz 13/07/2014 - 6:46am
Story Linux Kernel 3.2.61 LTS Officially Released with Support for New Devices Rianne Schestowitz 12/07/2014 - 8:10pm
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SSD’s, Journaling, and noatime/relatime

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Linux

thunk.org/tytso/blog: On occasion, you will see the advice that the ext3 file system is not suitable for Solid State Disks (SSD’s) due to the extra writes caused by journaling — and so Linux users using SSD’s should use ext2 instead. However, is this folk wisdom actually true?

Before Google became Google: The original setup

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Google

royal.pingdom.com: Since it launched in 1998, Google has become one of the true giants of the Internet. These days, Google has data centers all around the world and hundreds of thousands of servers. Back in early 1998, the entire search engine and website ran on homemade Lego disk box.

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Fights FOSS License FUD

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Interviews
SUSE

daniweb.com/blogs: Seems every time I write a piece suggesting open source as an option, I get a couple of comments warning readers about the scary complexities of open source licenses. So I decided to ask a guy who knows.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 292

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First look: SimplyMEPIS 8.0

  • News: openSUSE gets system upgrade ability, Red Hat returns to the desktop, Novell signs with VMware, Arch drops ATI's Catalyst driver, interviews with Linux Mint and Kongoni developers, Linux Starter Kit
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 6 "Xfce", Dreamlinux 3.5
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC1
  • Donations: Wolvix GNU/Linux receives US$200
  • New additions: Estrella Roja, Maryan Linux
  • New distributions: dvd::rip Cluster live CD, Elementary OS, GUARA Linux OS, Hag GNU/Linux, Qimo 4 Kids
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux Foundation Announces Training Program to Meet Increasing Demand for Linux Talent

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the Linux Foundation Training Program, which will kick off with courses taught at the Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit April 8 - 10, 2009 in San Francisco.

Building belonging is the secret to open source success

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OSS

arstechnica.com: Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon explained the importance of community building during a presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo.

Qimo and Linux MInty

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: This week on Linux Monday, let's look at two Ubuntu-based distributions that are designed to make things easy. One's for kids, and one does a little more of the setup work for you.

Desktop Linux: Ready for the mainstream

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Linux

infoworld.com: When my colleague Neil McAllister made the case for desktop Linux, I snorted, "Give me a break! Desktop Linux is nowhere." He challenged me to try it myself. He had a point: It had been a decade since I fired up any desktop Linux distro. So I accepted his challenge. My verdict:

Linux is like an onion

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Linux is like an onion. Not in the sense that it will make you cry. All operating systems do that every now and again, some more than others. It is like an onion in the sense of how it is constructed.

some howtos & others

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News
HowTos
  • Customize The Ubuntu 8.10 Boot Splash

  • Installing a New Hard Drive on Ubuntu
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 1
  • Convert audio files with Gnormalize
  • Good, Cheap Tech for Schools, Cloud Computing and More
  • My Experiences With Ubuntu 9.04 So Far
  • Flip - Convert text file line endings between Unix and DOS formats
  • Blueman - Bluetooth manager for Ubuntu
  • Mounting LVM
  • How to Install Adobe Flash in Debian Etch/Lenny
  • The Last Word: Where’s the Beef?
  • Finding differences in two files with TkDiff
  • How to install Gnome Do in 3 minutes
  • Build your own email server with Postfix
  • Draksnapshot

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #131

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #131 for the week of February 22nd- February 28th, 2009 is now available.

Gentoo Linux - how to save no energy?

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Gentoo

marscel.wordpress: Yeah, yeah, there’re guys out there that really enjoy tuning their cars, travelling around by plane, doing whatever and those claiming Genoo Linux is of ultimate performance.

Dell & Ubuntu's mighty Mini 9

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Hardware

blogs.computerworld.com: Dell & Ubuntu's mighty Mini 9 Want a great Linux netbook for a great price? Then, give Dell's Ubuntu-powered Mini 9 a try. I like netbooks. Not all netbooks are created equal, though.

GOS 3.1 Mini Review

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Linux

ryanorser.com: Today I am going to review GOS 3.1 codenamed Gadgets. This is a great Operating System because it has stuff I will use a lot: GMail, Pidgin, Calendar, Youtube (for my sister as she loves it,) FireFox, Open Office and a lot more great programs!

The 12 Best Firefox About:Config Performance Tweaks

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Moz/FF

techfragments.com: Below are a few of our favorite Firefox performance hacks, tweaks, and productivity enhancements that can be made via the About:config of Firefox.

Intel, NVIDIA Kernel Mode-Setting In Fedora 11

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: ust three days ago we shared that Nouveau will become the default NVIDIA driver in Fedora 11 to replace the obfuscated xf86-video-nv mess. Now proposed for Fedora 11 is to also integrate the Nouveau kernel mode-setting driver.

5 Minutes of Slackware 12.2

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Slack

Android the real Linux desktop threat to Windows

itwire.com: Microsoft got things seriously wrong when it released Vista and the company knows it. In the past, the absolute market dominance of Windows on the desktop has allowed Redmond to get away with such mistakes. That may no longer be the case.

Bugwrangling and How to make people happy

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Gentoo
Software

gentooexperimental.org: Every now and then it might happen that you are one of the lucky souls to discover a bug in a gentoo package. Now you might want to get that bug fixed. Where do you start?

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