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VirtualBox 3.1 adds live migration and branched snapshots

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arstechnica.com: The latest version of VirtualBox delivers some compelling new features including support for live migration and branched snapshots. Migration capabilities reflect VirtualBox's potential for ascending into the enterprise arena.

some howtos:

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  • Reinstall Ubuntu automatically
  • How to solve problems in Linux - a novice's guide
  • Some wget tricks
  • Howto switch from Ubuntu to Debian – My Experience – Part I
  • Howto setup Wireless on Chrome OS
  • Acetone: Mount and manage your CD/DVD ISOs
  • Drupal 6.14, Introduction and Installation
  • How To Tell If Someone Is On Your Wireless Home Network
  • Faster Internet With an Old Laptop – Revisited

Linux Desktop Search Engines Compared

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linux.com: I have a large electronic library (over 15,000 books) and I was looking for a way to cope with this mass of information. I didn't like the idea of a special catalog, since it would take a lot of manual work to enter the metadata. These files lack metadata way too often and I thought a local indexing service with a full-text search might solve my problem.

Ubuntu Forensic

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Ubuntu

forensiccop.blogspot: Ubuntu Forensic is the use of Ubuntu for digital forensic purposes. As it provides a wide range of forensic tools as well as anti-forensic and cracking tools, so it is reliable to investigate a computer crime and analyse digital evidence on it.

How Linux Could Dominate the Operating System Industry

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linux.bihlman.com: It is interesting now. If you do a search for Linux and “not ready for prime time” you get a few people (presumably Linux fans) who will even question the term “prime time.” Rather than address valid concerns in the Linux community (by non-Linux users), they question what does “ready for prime time actually mean?”

NoSQL: Not Going Anywhere For a While?

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redmonk.com/sogrady: Everyone seems to have their own problems with the NoSQL term, so here’s mine: it doesn’t mean anything. Not that terms have to be specific to be useful: is the term database really that descriptive?

Developer Ponders Release of Linux Malware

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Security

eweekeurope.co.uk: The lack of malware on Linux may be about to change after a developer admitted he has developed a 'package of malware for Unix/Linux'

Linux Documentation From A User's Viewpoint

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linuxplanet.com: I'd like to put in my two cents' worth on the matter of documentation. I'm not an expert like Carla Schroder or Bruce Byfield, the two who brought up the topic, but I'm the very sort of person who needs it most, still pretty much of a newbie, but one who learns best by reading.

Linux Mint 8.0: Wish there was more.

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techiemoe.com: Linux Mint is fast becoming more than just Ubuntu with flair. I've read recently that a growing number of users are actually waiting for the next Mint release rather than adopting the latest and greatest from Ubuntu proper. I can't say I blame them.

Fedora 12 Review

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reviewglitz.com: With the release of fedora 12 ,we decided to give it a try with a 64 bit live cd on a Toshiba machine.

Technologies Holding Back the Linux Desktop

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earthweb.com: Even after considering the success seen with Linux on netbooks, there is really no question that it feels like something ominous is holding back desktop Linux from the masses.

Some Things Linux Can Do, That Windows Won’t.

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I had an interesting chat with a friend today, part of which dealt with the differences between Windows and Linux (hence this post). In a nutshell, he was trying to grasp why I really preferred Linux.

What will Fedora 13 Linux be named?

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blog.internetnews.com: Among the bits of minutiae that I personally find entertaining about the Linux distribution release cycle is how different distros come up with their respective release names.

KDE 4.3.4 Released

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kde.org: KDE Community Ships Fourth Translation and Service Release of the 4.3 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates

Organize your life with Osmo

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Everyone needs a way to organize both their work and personal life, but not everyone needs the same solution. For something fast and lightweight that covers all the basics, Vincent Danen recommends Osmo.

Ubuntu 9.10

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  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • 14 XSplash Themes For Ubuntu Karmic Koala
  • Ubuntu 10.4 boot changing from using usplash to plymouth
  • Could Ubuntu get enterprises to finally embrace the cloud?
  • Nice collection of themes for Gnome and ubuntu Dec I

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 8 (Helena)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 8 (Helena) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 8 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 9.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

An Open Source Tool for Every Task

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schoollibraryjournal.com: For the last several years, I’ve organized sessions on open source software (OSS) at ed-tech conferences. But this year was markedly different, with an awareness of these tools among educators that I’d never seen.

Where to Find Linux Screencasts/Video Tutorials

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Web

stephencuyos.com: The importance of video in learning Linux cannot be overemphasized. For most people, the best way to learn is to watch someone do it first. The video tutorials and screencasts offered in the following sites cover a wide range of Linux systems and applications.

Why the CrunchPad mattered

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Hardware

crunchgear.com: The CrunchPad was a testament to the power of online media and a fascinating study in the ability of new media to enact real changes on the real world. While the product faltered, it’s fascinating that the project went as far as it did given the forces arrayed against it.

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