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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #159

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #159 for the week September 6th - Septenber 12th, 2009 is available.

'If a logo works at 16px, you've cracked it'

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Software
Interviews

techradar.com: Opera's new senior designer Jon Hicks tells Oliver Lindberg of .net magazine why he left freelance life behind and explains the creative process behind Opera 10's user interface.

Linux Mint 7 XFCE Review

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: Linux Mint 7 Gloria XFCE was just released featuring the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, Xorg 7.4 and XFCE 4.6 desktop. Linux Mint 7 has introduced us to some exciting improvements.

Karmic’s Notification Changes

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Ubuntu

d0od.blogspot.com: Ubuntu’s notification system will see several improvements and changes for it’s inclusion in Karmic. The most notable and obvious of these is will be its appearance. The large rectangular pop-up’s of Jaunty are replaced with a sleeker smaller bubble.

Ubuntu Report Card (2009)

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Ubuntu

tannerhelland.com: The purpose of this article is to bring some perspective to the evolution (or lack thereof) that Ubuntu has experienced between versions 8.04 and 9.04. I write this article in an attempt to help. Linux is reaching a point where it needs less zealots and more (loving!) critics.

Distro Hoppin`: moonOS 3

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Linux

itlure.com: When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie... Ah, I love that song. What I also love are Linux distributions that try to make computing a bit less serious and add a bit more “life” into it. moonOS, that recently reached version 3, is one of those distros that can light up your office days.

Midori Lightweight Web Browser Alternative

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Software

ghacks.net: Midori’s approach is the lightweight but still comfortable web browser. The portable web browser is based on WebKit which is also used by Google Chrome and Safari. This guarantees great page rendering speeds. One of the greatest benefits of the web browser is its low resource usage.

6 Unique Features That Make Opera 10 Stand Out

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Software

makeuseof.com: Being an Opera long-time fan (back to the days of Netscape vs. IE), I’m also curious about what goodies Opera 10 has to offer. So I gave Opera 10 – Mac version for me – a test drive, and here is my Opera browser review with several nice features that I like.

Does Microsoft Have an Open Source Strategy Any More?

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: Whenever I write about Microsoft here I usually get a few comments asking me, with varying degrees of politeness, why I am wasting electrons on this subject on a site devoted to GNU/Linux. The reason I do this – and why I am about to do it again – is that whether we like it or not, Microsoft remains probably the single most important external factor in the free software world.

Thoughts: Where is Linux Going?

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Just talk

My first ventures into Linux were way back in 1995 with a copy of Red Hat, and i'll put my hands up, i just didn't get it, command line, when Windows had a GUI, nothing seemed to work, and a strange command set, but even back then, not understanding Linux, and wondering what the fuss was about, i will say, i was very aware of what this ment to the industry, and knew it was important.

The first Linux botnet?

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Linux

itworld.com: Has Linux security been breeched? Are Linux systems in danger of being transformed into botnet zombies the way millions of Windows PCs have been? In a word: "Nah."

Should Ubuntu “Software-Store” Be Renamed?

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Ubuntu

d0od.blogspot.com: Ubuntu Karmic Koala will see the first step of the much heralded package-management replacement named “Software Store” – whose name has caused a lot of controversy within the Ubuntu Community.

CodePlex accepted by Linux, open source community: Microsoft

itwire.com: Microsoft’s own SourceForge-like repository of open source projects, CodePlex, celebrated its third anniversary recently. According to Sara Ford, CodePlex program manager, the site is accepted and welcomed among the fans of open source and Linux software.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GNOME Group Photo
  • Side effects of using QtWebKit for desktop apps
  • More Impressions of C#: 3.0
  • How Important Is The Wayland Display Server?
  • Success: Ubuntu 9.04 on Fujitsu U810 with Dual Monitors
  • Flash: I hate you
  • Open Source Think Tank Europe 2009
  • Apache enabling tunneling SSH over HTTPS
  • Market Parallels – Cloud and Open Source?
  • Sometimes automake is no good… Mono projects
  • LXDE: LXDM and Trash support
  • FOSS.IN: Wind of Change
  • FLOSS Weekly 86: Ardour

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Screen Compositing without Compiz, Metacity or KWin
  • openSUSE 11.2 64 bit and mp3
  • Installing, Configuring and Running VirtualBox 3 on Ubuntu
  • Disable Pidgin Pop-up Notification System
  • Building Stuff, the Gentoo Way
  • Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On Fedora 11
  • Create your own mobile Ubuntu repository with APTonCD
  • Fix Dolphin Thumbnail Previews
  • Installing English - Malayalam Dictionary on Arch linux
  • gedit: Add Python / C++ Autocomplete Support
  • Playing with Synergy on Gentoo and Debian

Max Payne - Welcome to despair

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Max Payne is definitely one of the more original games ever made. While it cannot steal away the coveted accolade of being the best First Person Shooter ever made from the fantastic and legendary Operation Flashpoint, it comes quite close in that regard.

Why Users Dumped Your Open Source App for Proprietary Software

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OSS

itworld.com: FOSS adherents are happy to discuss all the reasons that open source is attractive. But the hard fact is that sometimes people try an open source application — such as yours — and they end up not using it.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 88 is out

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SUSE

Issue #88 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Are you ready to Protest?

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Linux
Microsoft

linusearch.com: So you want to Protest against Best Buy for having their employees trained through Microsoft’s ExpertZone. There are some things we are going to need.

Opera 10 is NOT Friendly to Bloggers

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Software

bytesandsuch.com: Although Firefox is my preferred browser, it is wise to have another available. As a blogger, I thought my page actually looked better in Opera than in Firefox. Unfortunately there was a “regression” in the final release.

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