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5 Minutes of Knoppix 6.0.1

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Linux

benhay.blogspot: Outrageously good. The livecd boots faster than most hdd installs. System booted, installed to hdd, and rebooted to hard drive install in less time than the Fedora livecd required just to get to a login prompt.

DreamLinux 3.5 Desktop Edition

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: DreamLinux Desktop 3.5 Edition was released on March 1st, 2009. The distro has experienced some significant changes recently and it really seemed to do it for me in the past so i thought I’d give it a try and see what it could offer me.

6 cool BASH tricks

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Software

dedoimedo.com: In this article, I'm going to show you a number of simple, yet highly useful tricks that will make your scripting life easier. True, this article may appeal to the more geeky segment of my readers, but there's no reason to stop reading.

How Acquia makes Drupal more valuable

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Drupal

blogs.zdnet.com: The better a project’s commercial arm the faster that project can progress. Drupal offers a great example.

linux needs more porn

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Linux

thegsblog.com: Yes, I went there, and by ‘Linux’ I mean generic software that runs on the platform. This week is the annual Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, and there’s at least a billion users out there who think the computer is at best a porn delivery device.

Boxee

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Software

aplawrence.com: Maybe it's because I'm just coming off having the flu. Maybe it's because at heart I'm an anti-social misanthropist. Whatever - Boxee leaves me underwhelmed.

Open Source versus Microsoft: The next battlefield

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OSS

reviews.cnet.com: The competition between Microsoft and Open Source software reaches into the automotive space with the announcement of a new alliance amongst automakers and technology providers called Genivi.

RadeonHD Driver Takes A Blow In Novell Layoffs

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Software
SUSE

phoronix.com: Due to the tough economic conditions around the world, Novell last month began slashing some of their workforce. As a major blow to the development of the open-source ATI graphics stack, one of the key RadeonHD driver developers has been lost.

Dia: A useful, though flawed, solution for simple diagrams

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Dia is specifically billed as a “diagram editor”, which is of course where the name comes from. In principle, you can create vector graphics “from scratch” in Dia, but the interface favors using the built-in symbols and simply connecting.

Ubuntu 'stagnation' is really innovation

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Ubuntu

news.cnet.com: Keir Thomas believes that Ubuntu and Mozilla Firefox have forgotten their core values in the rush to popularity. I can't agree.

SSD’s, Journaling, and noatime/relatime

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Linux

thunk.org/tytso/blog: On occasion, you will see the advice that the ext3 file system is not suitable for Solid State Disks (SSD’s) due to the extra writes caused by journaling — and so Linux users using SSD’s should use ext2 instead. However, is this folk wisdom actually true?

Before Google became Google: The original setup

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Google

royal.pingdom.com: Since it launched in 1998, Google has become one of the true giants of the Internet. These days, Google has data centers all around the world and hundreds of thousands of servers. Back in early 1998, the entire search engine and website ran on homemade Lego disk box.

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Fights FOSS License FUD

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Interviews
SUSE

daniweb.com/blogs: Seems every time I write a piece suggesting open source as an option, I get a couple of comments warning readers about the scary complexities of open source licenses. So I decided to ask a guy who knows.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 292

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First look: SimplyMEPIS 8.0

  • News: openSUSE gets system upgrade ability, Red Hat returns to the desktop, Novell signs with VMware, Arch drops ATI's Catalyst driver, interviews with Linux Mint and Kongoni developers, Linux Starter Kit
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 6 "Xfce", Dreamlinux 3.5
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC1
  • Donations: Wolvix GNU/Linux receives US$200
  • New additions: Estrella Roja, Maryan Linux
  • New distributions: dvd::rip Cluster live CD, Elementary OS, GUARA Linux OS, Hag GNU/Linux, Qimo 4 Kids
  • Reader comments

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

Linux Foundation Announces Training Program to Meet Increasing Demand for Linux Talent

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the Linux Foundation Training Program, which will kick off with courses taught at the Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit April 8 - 10, 2009 in San Francisco.

Building belonging is the secret to open source success

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OSS

arstechnica.com: Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon explained the importance of community building during a presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo.

Qimo and Linux MInty

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: This week on Linux Monday, let's look at two Ubuntu-based distributions that are designed to make things easy. One's for kids, and one does a little more of the setup work for you.

Desktop Linux: Ready for the mainstream

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infoworld.com: When my colleague Neil McAllister made the case for desktop Linux, I snorted, "Give me a break! Desktop Linux is nowhere." He challenged me to try it myself. He had a point: It had been a decade since I fired up any desktop Linux distro. So I accepted his challenge. My verdict:

Linux is like an onion

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toolbox.com/blogs: Linux is like an onion. Not in the sense that it will make you cry. All operating systems do that every now and again, some more than others. It is like an onion in the sense of how it is constructed.

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