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Does Google Have a Secret OS?

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Google

internetnews.com: Net Applications noticed something unusual with stats from Google.com. One-third were unrecognized even though Net Applications' sensors can detect all major operating systems. Some Silicon Valley watchers think they know: the long-rumored software-as-a-service-oriented Google OS.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OOo 3.0 and its new ugly splash screen

  • Fedora a bust, Back to running OpenSuse 11
  • How To Migrate From Evolution To Thunderbird
  • Move Over Open Source, Lean Software is the New Black for Developers
  • Sun patches at least 14 bugs in Java
  • GNOME 2.25.2 Released
  • A 1968 computer demo that changed people’s lives
  • FAIL: Docx plugins and interoperability solutions
  • Indian GNU/Linux advocate and independent FOSS consultant Raj Mathur
  • Linux Void - Episode 14 - Snow
  • Spectrum ZX81 case-modded into Ubuntu PC
  • Will open source still love you when I’m 64?
  • Is It Windows Or Linux Or Both?
  • An open response to Chris Frey regarding GFDL 1.3
  • So, really, where is all the disk space going?
  • Linux Newb: Day 2: Getting everything I need
  • New Firefox extension turns Amazon.com into illegal free-for-all

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bidirectional filesystem syncing - DirSync Pro vs. Unison

  • How to change or rename user name and UID (user-id)
  • Set Operations in the Unix Shell Simplified
  • How to Set a Static IP address in Ubuntu 8.10
  • TIP: Switching Soundcards In Ubuntu
  • A Windows start alternative for Ubuntu
  • Download,Extract Audio From YouTube Videos
  • Producing an EBook Cover With POVRay and Inkscape
  • Filenames by Design, Part Three
  • Analyzing TCP Disconnects On Linux Or Unix
  • Using Network File System in Ubuntu
  • Bash Completition on Gentoo
  • The understated usefulness of SSH, part 1

KDE 4.2: Codenamed Caterpillar, Promising a Butterfly

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KDE

earthweb.com: If the first beta of KDE 4.2 is any indication, then the final release of the popular GNU/Linux desktop should be the release in which KDE 4 comes into its own.

The Pros and Cons of Using Joomla!

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Software

computersight.com: Joomla! is a content management system you can use to build websites faster than you ever imagined.

Slackware Approaches Stable 12.2 Release

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Slack

ostatic.com: Linux Weekly News directs readers to a Slackware Linux list post detailing the package versions and included components for the upcoming Slackware 12.2 release.

Running DOS Programs on Linux: Duke Nukem Lives!

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Software

linuxjournal.com: If I play video games they're usually pretty low tech ones. One of the few games I miss from the old days is Duke Nukem, and I'm talking about the Duke before he went 3D. If you have an old DOS game that you'd like to run, or for that matter any old DOS program, check out DOSBox.

Asus nettop gets discrete graphics

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Asus has announced enhanced versions of its Eee Box "nettop" computer. Targeting home-theater applications, the B204 and B206 include HDMI outputs, as well as discrete graphics circuitry from ATI, and could prove popular for Linux media center distributions like Boxee, MythTV, SageTV, Linux MCE, and others.

Replacing Linux with Windows saves £1 million

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Linux
Microsoft

itwire.com: A UK company says its switch from Linux to Windows will save it £1 million (almost $A2.3 million). How does that work?

Mandriva's New CEO’s first 30 days

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: We recently had to let some valuable members of staff go, notably amongst community members and distribution. It’s always a difficult decision to make and I would like to thank them for the contribution they made to Mandriva during all these years.

Working with multimedia files - Part 1

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: This is the first of the three articles on how to use and manipulate multimedia formats: Flash, video and audio. In this first article, we will concentrate on Flash files.

Microsoft's Firefox surprise

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Moz/FF

news.zdnet.co.uk: Microsoft's announcement of an OOXML plug-in for Firefox is one of those intriguing moments when a tiny piece of the future sprouts through the winter soil.

KNDISwrapper is half-done, but far from half-baked

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Software

linux.com: If any process ever cried out for a graphical interface, it is using NDISwrapper to enable wireless devices to run on GNU/Linux using Windows drivers. KNDISwrapper promises to remove much of the labor. But, so far, it only partly delivers on that promise by neglecting the hardest part of working with NDISwrapper.

Oracle contributes data integrity code to Linux kernel

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Linux

computerworld.com: Oracle has contributed data integrity protection code, partly developed with the hardware vendor Emulex, to the Linux kernel, the vendors announced Tuesday.

How Windows Users Are Changing Linux And What We Should Do About It

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: There is no doubt that people are leaving Windows, many going to the Mac and some are turning to Linux. This is partly due in part to dissatisfaction with Vista. The reason isn’t important. What is happening to the Linux community is.

The world's worst way to market Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: At first, it sounds like a good idea. Nanchang, the capital of China's eastern Jiangxi province, is requiring Internet cafe operators to replace pirated server software with legal copies of Red Flag Linux or Windows Server. What's not to like?

Review: Crunchbang Linux

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Linux

raiden.net: I decided to take a look at a new Ubuntu 8.10 derivative with the unlikely name "#! CrunchBang" Linux. CrunchBang can use all the GTK+ (GNOME) applications but replaces the GNOME Desktop/Windows Manager with the lightweight high performance Openbox WM.

10 of the Best Songbird Add-ons

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Software

junauza.com: The first stable version of Songbird has been unleashed. Considered by many as the Firefox of media players due to its extensibility, this open source iTunes replacement has a bright future ahead.

Real World Benchmarks Of The EXT4 File-System

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phoronix.com: With the EXT4 file-system being marked as stable in the forthcoming Linux 2.6.28 kernel, and some Linux distributions potentially switching to it as an interim step until the btrfs file-system is ready, we decided it was time to benchmark this journaled file-system for ourselves.

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