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Gedit: Don't Get Tricked by Its Simple Looks

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Software

softpedia.com: Every Linux user that has used the GNOME desktop environment must have had at least an encounter with its default text editor, Gedit. You start it up, and it looks like a simple notepad type application with a toolbar added on top. However, don't let yourself fooled by that simple appearance.

Phoronix 2009 Linux Graphics Survey

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Hardware

phoronix.com: For the past two years we have hosted an annual Linux Graphics Survey in which we ask well over 20,000 users each time their video card preferences, driver information, and other questions about their view of the Linux graphics stack. This survey will run from 31 October to 30 November, 2009.

Open Source Whitepaper updated for 2010

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OSS

opensource.org: The paper is now 5 pages of text and 2 pages of references. It is still relatively concise, but the fact that the numbers keep showing double- and triple-digit improvements in important metrics (compared with proprietary software), I felt that it would only be fitting to expand the content and the data by a commensurate amount.

OpenSUSE Weekly News #95 is out!

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #95 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Things To Fix / Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

Everybody posts about applications to install after upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. That's interesting, and some applications in those posts are quite useful. But those are just lists of applications like any other "Top 10 Ubuntu applications" list.

Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 review

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Firefox 3.6 will be the smallest upgrade Mozilla has released to date. Before this, version jumps have been in the 0.5 (Firefox 1.0 to 1.5, 3.0 to 3.5) or 1.0 (2.0 to 3.0) order, and while version numbers are not mathematically representative, the slight 0.1 version increase reflects the overall tone of this update, and Firefox development in general which is moving to a faster release pace.

Syntensity: New FOSS Platform for 3D Games

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: An open-source platform for multiplayer 3D games, Syntensity, has recently launched:

A visit to Microsoft's first store

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Leaving the high desert mountains behind for a day I went Scottsdale’s Fashion Square mall, where the world’s first Microsoft no, make that Windows store opened.

full circle mag issue 30

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Ubuntu
  • full circle mag issue 30
  • Upgrading Ubuntu Linux made easy
  • Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3 Configuration in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Unleashed, Amid Windows 7 & Snow Leopard
  • 5 Ways To Figure Out Ubuntu Version
  • Ubuntu: Revert to traditional boot splash in 9.10

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Just the Facts - Exporting Encryption Algorithms
  • GNOME and KDE development course
  • MythTV: Turning Linux Into a Digital Video Recorder: The Front End
  • Host it Your Way with OpenGoo Web Office
  • tour of firefox
  • Open source: Big value, not big money
  • Pimp Your Nautilus: NScripts 3.6
  • SAP committed to Apache projects
  • AutoZone Update
  • Monty's Almost Certainly Looking For Investment
  • Giving computers the boot
  • hoz: Take it apart, put it together
  • What Does Half of the Fortune 100 do when their Proprietary Software Dies?
  • Rwanda: Balton Eyes One Laptop Per Child Project
  • Linux an alternative for those who tinker
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.10.30
  • Linux Outlaws 119 - OggCamp Live Show (Uncut)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Subversion on Linux
  • Wireshark on Gentoo hardened
  • Ubuntu: Fine-tuning KDE app appearance in Gnome
  • How to Install Raid Array on a GNU Debian Linux Box
  • Quick and dirty guide to installing a LAMPP Server
  • 20 Linux Server Hardening Security Tips
  • Changing the default X Window in Linux - startx and .xinitrc
  • How to Create a Chat Server with Netcat
  • Steel Text plugin for Gimp
  • So how does the KDE PulseAudio support work anyway?
  • dropping $stuff onto plasma
  • Using sshfs with rtorrent
  • Nokia N95 bluetooth teethering with T-Mobile under Linux and Delll Latitude D630

First GNOME 3.0 Development Release Available

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Software

phoronix.com: The much anticipated GNOME 3.0 release is coming in March, but the first development release (v2.29.1) for GNOME 3.0 (a.k.a. 2.30) is now available this week.

DebConf10 Debian Conference Set for August in NYC

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Linux

eweek.com: The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, has established August 1-7, 2010, as the dates and venue for its next annual conference, DebConf10.

Can DOD's stance on open source change the status quo?

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OSS

gcn.com: Reader reaction to our coverage of new Defense Department guidance that puts open-source software on equal footing with proprietary software has ranged from cheers to questions about whether the move will change anything.

Machinarium Patch 01

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Gaming

machinarium.net/blog: we have fixed several bugs in the game.

Linux-Kongress 2009 Tuning Gathering

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: The Linux-Kongress is traditionally where kernel developers exchange honors and advice about new features and enhancements. This year a number of speakers presented performance improvement data and discussed what aspects of Linux can be drawn out even more.

Citibank Doesn't Want Your Business, Linux User

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Linux

consumerist.com: For some reason, Citibank won't let customers using Linux computers log in to their online accounts. Adam argues that in 2009 this doesn't make sense, especially when no other major corporate website blocks him like this.

The new Ubuntu Software Center

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Ubuntu
  • The new Ubuntu Software Center
  • Netcraft: Koala loses a little karma with Ubuntu.com
  • The H: What's new in Ubuntu 9.10

Mozilla's messaging story gains credibility

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Mozilla isn't just about browsing anymore. While the foundation made its name with the increasingly popular open-source Firefox browser, it is quickly moving beyond its roots, particularly in the area of e-mail.

Make Linux faster and lighter

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Linux
HowTos

tuxradar.com: With just a few tweaks, your Linux box can be lighter, sprightlier and quicker than ever before. Read on for the best ways to speed up your boot sequence, optimise KDE and Gnome, and get better performance from your favourite apps. We've also got some top tips from our favourite free software gurus...

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