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today's odds & ends:

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  • HOWTO: compile mplayer with VDPAU under Ubuntu (x86 or x86_64)

  • Ubuntu 9.04 ported to Nokia's N8x0 Internet Tablets
  • Indian opposition party backs open source software
  • Fear and loathing in Holland
  • More Unix/Linux Cartoons
  • How Successfully Dual-Boot Hackintosh and Ubuntu Linux
  • Economic plight boosts Linux adoption
  • Final Round Of Linux/Unix Cartoons
  • Dealing with SSH’s key spam problem
  • Install/Set-up Conky on Ubuntu
  • GParted eats my day…
  • Tutorial : Easily save any online video in Linux
  • Linux gains social networking hub
  • Linux Void 23 - No Gregor It’s Not Pi Day Yet
  • Elisa - A Great Open Media Center

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #133

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #133 for the week of March 8th- March 14th, 2009 is now available.

Selling open source to the powers-that-be

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Linux

itwire.com: The idea of thinking up a hypothetical situation and then asking a group of qualified panellists to visualise how each would react to it is nothing new.

The Linux Stimulus Package

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Linux

daniweb.com: Is there a stimulus package on the way for those who use Linux and Open Source Software? You bet there is but it might not come from where you'd expect.

How the Linux kernel works

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Linux

tuxradar.com: The kernel is a piece of software that, roughly speaking, provides a layer between the hardware and the application programs running on a computer. In a strict, computer-science sense, the term 'Linux' refers only to the kernel - the bit that Linus Torvalds wrote in the early 90s.

Linux Review 11: Arch Linux

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Linux

linux-exploration.blogspot: After 11 successful looks at Linux, I think I may have found my favorite... Arch Linux.

Red Hat Offensive Patent Strategy

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently Red Hat has decided to go on the offensive with their patent strategy. With this patent Red Hat is attempting to patent “Method and apparatus to deliver messages between applications”.

The seven best Linux Foundation contest videos

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Linux doesn't have much in the way of advertising. Now, the Linux Foundation is trying to change that with it's "We're Linux" Video Contest. So, here are my seven favorite picks in the contest.

10 reasons why KDE is better than GNOME

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KDE

blog.hyperfish.org: Having Read this wonderful article over at techrepublic by Jack Wallen called “10 reasons why GNOME is better than KDE“. I think a retort is in order form the KDE side?

Is Debian listening to its users?

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Linux

blog.stone-head.org: For some time ago I’ve been pondering about this question. As long as GSoC 2009 is about to start and people are looking for project ideas, I’m posting here a very preliminar draft of my findings and an idea for a posible software project.

Some personal thoughts about Ubuntu and Linux

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Ubuntu

cutebuntu.moonthology.org: Not so surprisingly I’m ex-Windows-user who recently (little less than year ago) switched to Linux, Ubuntu more precisely.

Five Best Linux Distributions

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Linux

lifehacker.com: There are many, many Linux distributions, and a lot of unique reasons to like them. Read on to see which open-source operating systems inspired our readers to provide our biggest Hive Five response to date.

Popularity VS Usability

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: We see blog posts and articles everywhere. They proclaim that Distro X has the most users. Distro B has the most hits on a site that lists distros. Distro C is the top because Linus or some other "Geek God" prefers it.

Ubuntu: Understanding The Media Codec Problems

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Software
Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: My problem is how he is lumping MP3 encoding and decoding into the closed-source pile and this is something that frustrates me terribly.

Qimo does it right

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I finally gave Qimo a turn a day or two ago. Nicely done, and that’s really all that can be said.

Essential Linux tools for the PC technician

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Linux

itwire.com: Recently, I blogged that every good IT technician really needs Linux in their toolkit – even if you're strictly a Windows shop. Here are more good reasons why a bootable Linux CD can really save your bacon including indispensable tools you must have.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 - a worthy successor

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PCLOS

wamukota.blogspot: As one might expect from PCLinuxOS, the LiveCD allows an easy HD install and within a matter of minutes, you have PCLinux2009.1 running.

ext4, application expectations and power management

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Software

advogato.org/mjg59: There's been a certain amount of discussion about behavioural differences between ext3 and ext4[1], most notably due to ext4's increased window of opportunity for files to end up empty due to both a longer commit window and delayed allocation of blocks in order to obtain a more pleasing on-disk layout.

fwbuilder: Manage Firewalls Professionally

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debaday.debian.net: Everyone knows about netfilter/iptables. Unfortunately, managing a security policy with it remains a non-trivial task for several reasons. What is needed is a tool that lets an administrator define the security policy on a higher level of abstraction and hide the internal structure of the target firewall platform.

Why is Ubuntu the most popular distro?

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Ubuntu

manishtech.wordpress: I just came across a discussion on Reddit why Ubuntu is the most popular distro? Everyone who comes to know about Linux first hears about Ubuntu. Why is it so?

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GNOME News: GNOME 3.24 Everywhere

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    The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.24, "Portland".
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, This Is What’s New
    Hurrah! GNOME 3.24 is now available to download. The latest stable release of the open-source GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.24 brings a number of new features and improvements to the proverbial table, including one that might even help you sleep better!
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    My absolute favorite desktop environment for Linux is GNOME. Quite frankly, if the DE went away tomorrow, I might have to rethink my use of Linux entirely. Yeah, I am that passionate about it. Environment aside, the GNOME experience also includes a collection of applications, creating a coherent user experience.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released
    GNOME 3.24, the latest version of GNOME 3, is now available. Introducing an updated platform and applications, the release includes a number of major new features and enhancements, as well as many smaller improvements and bug fixes. 3.24 represents another step forward for GNOME, and has much to offer both users and developers.