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State of hardware support in Linux

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Linux

lucas-nussbaum.net: I’m getting increasingly annoyed by the state of some aspects of hardware support in Linux.

Even More Madcap Manpages

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Humor

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: While out trudging through the wasteland of that thingy they call the Internet, looking far and wide for stuff to make me chuckle, I ran across this awesome collection of fake, and funny, man pages.

5 Pranks for Your Linux-Using Friend

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Please use your judgment about the person, the computer, and the prank before attempting this. Always try whatever you plan to do on your own computer or some other safe computer before doing anything.

Creating your perfect Linux system

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it.toolbox.com/blogs: If you are looking for step by step instructions to creating your perfect Linux system then stop reading now. How can I know what your perfect system is? What I can do is give some guidelines to enable you to determine what your perfect system is.

Fedora 10 Comes Out With Five More Spins

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Linux

phoronix.com: Fedora 10 was officially released a few days ago, but the Fedora SIG (Special Interest Group) has this weekend announced the availability of a few application-specific spins for Cambridge. Well, seven different spins to be exact.

#!CrunchBang Linux: Flash! Bang! Wallop! What A Distro!

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: IT'S easy to ignore the tide of Linux distributions based on Ubuntu - there are just so many of them and you wonder what yet another could possibly be offering that is not already offered elsewhere.

Fedora 10 Review

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montanalinux.org: Fedora 10 was officially released on Tuesday November 25, 2008. Since its release I have installed it on a number of machines and been running it as my full-time desktop.

Why do Windows programs suck so freaking much? (and what can they learn from Linux)

itwire.com: Open Task Manager on any Windows computer and chances are there are a hundred processes even if you're just sitting idly on the desktop. What's with the obsession to constantly make crap run on startup? Let's look at some common offenders and how to cut them down to size.

full circle magazine issue 19 ready

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Ubuntu

We’re almost to #20! Also, this month, we’re starting a new feature - Ubuntu Games. This month: Command and Conquer - Lost and Found, how-To : Program in C - Part 3, Make a WiFi Access Point, and Using GIMP - Part 8 and Create Mobile Multimedia.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 48

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #48 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Development Release: openSUSE 11.1 RC 1 Now Available, Joe Brockmeier: YaST Mascot Winner Chosen! Say Hello to Yastie, and Ben Martin: Debug your shell scripts with bashdb.

odds & ends & stuff

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News
  • FLOSS Weekly 48: OpenSUSE

  • Gentoo on an Clamshell iBook
  • Linux Action Show: Fedora 10 Review
  • The Best Gift This Christmas! Linux!
  • Data encryption and Ubuntu, Part III
  • The Fedora Girlfriend Test - More Linux and Unix Humor
  • Katowice saving public money with OpenOffice.org
  • On File Systems
  • MythTV Adds Support For NVIDIA VDPAU
  • Installing GNOME Shell in Ubuntu
  • Scottish Open Source Awards 2008
  • FOSS: Price Is Zero, Value Is Priceless
  • How to increase number of disk mounts before next fsck at system boot
  • Future Linux Geek
  • MP3 collection, a personal jukebox, an MP3 streamer - Zina
  • How To Create A Custom Splashimage For GRUB
  • Customize the command line terminal in Linux - Guide

XP vs. Ubuntu - Asthetics

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OS

moral-flexibility.net/blog: My old version of XP was long overdue to be reinstalled. At almost 4 years old it was cludging like mad, and desperately needed cleanup. I’d been considering switching to Ubuntu ever since I’d installed it on the surveillance system DVR, but was concerned.

Why is Linux THE FASTEST operating system today?

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Linux

it.toolbox.com/blogs: No doubt about it. Linux is the fastest operating system in use today. And you can have it all for free. Ever since its humble beginnings, written by a guy crazed with the bite of a charging penguin, Linux has improved by leaps and bounds. So why is Linux the fastest operating system?

New features in MySQL 5.1

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heise-online.co.uk: Since the big leap forward to MySQL 5.0, it's taken the MySQL development team three years, during which there have been a whole string of pre-release versions, to release the new version 5.1 of the popular database. MySQL 5.1.30 (General Availability) is available to download from various mirrors.

Also: Monty says beware of MySQL 5.1 GA

Cool Command Line Apps for GNU/Linux and other Unix Systems

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internetling.com: Even though I am a strong advocate of learning as much as you can about using the command line, I admit I like my GUI a lot (and Compiz of course Smile ). The CLI can be really useful for repairing your system or just doing some task that takes far more clicks in the graphical interface.

Fedora, OpenSuse, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris

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mmartinsoftware.blogspot: I've been running Fedora for some time at home and on several work computers--most recently the latest Fedora 10 development branches. I ventured out to try OpenSuse, and brought in Beta 5. I must admit, I was blown away.

The State Of The Tux3 File-System

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phoronix.com: We last talked about Tux3 file-system in September and just this past week the project's Daniel Phillips has shared a progress report. Up until recently, work on the Tux3 file-system was done as a Linux FUSE module, but work is well underway in a kernel port for Tux3.

10 mistakes new Linux administrators make

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’re new to Linux, a few common mistakes are likely to get you into trouble. Learn about them up front so you can avoid major problems as you become increasingly Linux-savvy.

Ubuntu and the ‘Average User’

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: For years, free-software advocates have asserted that Linux is ready for the mainstream desktop. Critics have responded that, sure, Linux has come a long way since 1991, but it’s still not for ‘average users’. Until grandmothers can get an Ubuntu system up and running without having to hack a wireless driver or an xorg.conf file, we’re told, the Linux user base will remain limited.

First steps for Linux on iPhone

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heise-online.co.uk: The Linux on the iPhone project has released the first results of its work. The current port of Linux includes a bootloader, OpeniBoot, which allows the user to select booting either the iPhone OS or the Linux port.

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The Many, the Humble, the Ubuntu Users

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