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Managing Bibliographies with and Zotero

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OOo If’s own bibliography feature doesn’t really cut it for you, you have several choices. One popular bibliography solution is Bibus, a cross-platform tool that integrates nicely with It is, however, not the only bibliographical tool out there. In fact, there is another nifty tool called Zotero.

“Business Class” Favi Pico-Projectors Run Small, Have Linux

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Hardware I’m still not sold on pico-projectors, but obviously that fact hasn’t stopped companies from continuing to make them. I even saw one in on a mobile phone in a commercial once – they’re so mainstream, man! And now Favi has two more:

MS makes it legal to rent Windows, Office worldwide

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Microsoft For the past few years, Microsoft has been conducting experiments in various countries as to how and whether “renting” software could become a viable business model. The answer seemingly must have been yes.

Who is KDE (once more with feeling)

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nowwhatthe.blogspot: A while ago I expressed my appreciation for all the cool blogs out there. And my sadness when it comes to my limited language knowledge - lots of interesting KDE writers and even whole communities out there I can't understand at all.

Arch makes Linux fun to use again.

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Linux It’s been a month since I have installed Arch Linux on my workstation and I thought I would talk about this Linux distribution a bit. I will briefly outline what have been, and what is, my experience with Arch, and I believe I am going to stick with this particular flavor for a very long time.

Is Richard Stallman Mellowing?

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OSS Richard Stallman is sometimes presented as a kind of Old Testament prophet, hurling anathemas hither and thither. But just recently we've had a fascinating document that suggests that this is wrong – or that RMS is mellowing.

When One Linux Project Wins, All Linux Triumphs

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Linux To say there was a lot of Linux news coming out of CES last week was an understatement. As I watched the morning TV shows present their inevitable "look-at-what-the-nerds-have-made-this-year" segments from the CES floor during the event, I had the distinct pleasure of turning to my family many times and proclaiming: "See that? Runs Linux."

A few more games for the console

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kmandla.wordpress: In my large list of console applications to mention, I have two or three games, plus a pack of classic games that are worth revisiting. But so long as I am looking over console goodies, it would be a shame to leave them out.

Book Review: Geeks Bearing Gifts

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The book Geeks Bearing Gifts, by Ted Nelson is a collage of computing history book. Not only does it directly cover computers, it also covers the origins of ideas that we see in computers.

Download "Undo / Redo" Patched Nautilus [Ubuntu .deb Packages]

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I've recently found some patched (by mriya3) Nautilus packages for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic (Nautilus 2.28.1) which has "Undo" and "Redo" actions integrated - a really important feature missing in Nautilus. I've been using it for a while and it works great!

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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 336

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Examining SliTaz GNU/Linux
  • News: Debian "Squeeze" release hints and installer changes, Slackware "Current" kernel updates, Mandriva community editions, BSD Magazine changes, future of Foresight Linux, UNR vs Moblin
  • Questions and answers: Restoring GRUB
  • Released last week: Toorox 01.2010
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2009.1, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 roadmap
  • New distributions: FortMacTux, Linvo GNU/Linux, LPS-Public, NexentaStor, sipXecs, Tango GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

10 open source headlines I'd like to see in 2010

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OSS At the beginning of a bright, shiny new year, a lot of things seem possible — or at least worth imagining. Jack Wallen shares a few fantasy headlines.

Are source compiled packages really faster?

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Linux It is often a question of debate. Are packages compiled from source really faster than pre-digested ones? In other words will your Linux distribution run faster with apt or rpm packages compared to having everything compiled from source on your machine?

10 Mistakes Linux learners should avoid

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penguininside.blogspot: Today, Linux distributions are getting more and more popular, specially Ubuntu. Many ‘technical users’ of Microsoft Windows are showing interest in using or trying out Linux, but they repeat some common mistakes. Which are,

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine January 2010 Issue

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The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the January 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the January 2010 issue: 2009: A Look Back, Game Zone: Modern Warfare 2, Behind The Scenes: A Chat With Hootiegibbon, Sproggy's Glass Panel Tutorial, and Command Line Interface Intro: Part 4.

Mozilla teases surfers with near-final version of Firefox 3.6

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Moz/FF Mozilla spun out a near-ready version of Firefox 3.6 over the weekend, all of which suggests that the final build of the next iteration of the open source browser could be imminent.

Also: Mozilla tries to silence add-on developers' scream

today's leftovers:

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  • Hacker Evolution: Untold For GNU/Linux Goes Beta
  • FFII: EU Trade Agreement with Korea Endangers Developers
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.0 Finally released; Tons Of New Features
  • The Debian Pennybox
  • Manage your podcasts using gPodder
  • Hot New Stuff again
  • Ubuntu v. Macintosh and Windows
  • Hands-on the ELSE Linux smartphone at CES 2010
  • Can a student go fully open-source for 48 hours?
  • Forcing dpkg through configuration errors
  • Linux Basement - Episode 48 - Holiday Geek Roundup

some howtos:

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  • iPhone Tethering on Ubuntu 9.10
  • US Robotics dial up modem NOT working on Ubuntu
  • Creating a Fancy Website Layout in Gimp 2.6
  • How To Make A Kernel Sandbox using QEMU
  • Practical Tips for Using Top
  • Use KDE Plasma on Gnome with Emerald and Compiz
  • Background and Foreground Utilities
  • Easily Create A Custom Ubuntu Live CD with UCK
  • Send HTML emails via Perl and Google
  • Abby front-end to download videos

Review: openSolaris 2008.11 At work they were asking us to get familiar with openSolaris for a potential future project. I’d played with it a few years ago, so I decided to check out the latest version I had. On of my LXF discs had openSolaris 2008.11 and I figured that while I was checking it out I’d review it as well.

“Folder view” Screenlet – Linux alternative to “Fences” Most of you probably know “Fences”, a program that organizes your cluttered desktop by letting you create and put boxes called “Fences” on your desktop and then you can create multiple fences and put your icons in them. I was a little disappointed when i couldn’t find any Linux alternative to Fences BUT, this problem has been solved because of a screenlet called “Folder view.”

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Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers

Darling ('Wine' for OS X) and Games Leftovers

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