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today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Create your own customized Ubuntu Live CD
  • chroot : Enter in a new environment
  • Annoying things I had to do to get Debian + XFCE working
  • reiser4 for openSuSE-11.2
  • Sync your Android phone with Kubuntu 9.10
  • Mount Your iPhone in Ubuntu
  • Fun with Date Arithmetic
  • Sort -u vs. uniq
  • Howto: Radeon + R700 + 3D / openGL
  • Free Software for All Russian Schools in Jeopardy
  • How to Start/Stop & Disable Services in Ubuntu
  • Just cuz the O'Reilly examples were crap...
  • openSUSE 11.2 + Ubuntu Karmic Launch party report
  • Wally – An Incredible Cross-Platform Wallpaper Rotation App
  • Eclipse with GTK+ 2.18

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #168

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #168 for the week November 8th - November 14th, 2009 is available.

Chromium bookmark sync now cross-platform, lands on Linux

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Jay posted yesterday about the arrival of bookmark sync on Chromium for Mac, and it appears as though Linux users have been invited to the dance as well.

NetworkManager in Mandriva

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Software
MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Already for some time, I experience some annoyances in Mandriva’s wifi configuration tools especially when moving my laptop from one to another location with a different wifi network where I connect to.

Linux: Making Your Desktop Calm

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Linux
Software

jjinux.blogspot.com: Have you ever noticed that the more you tweak your desktop theme, the more it drives you crazy? I've always sought after the perfect wallpaper. However, the cooler the wallpaper is, the more it drives me crazy.

Linux Contractor Fired for Using Firefox/Linux

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Linux
Moz/FF

linuxlock.blogspot: The principle is a guy who works with Linux Servers for a living. He was contacted by the Indian Contracting Company to patch the 1000+ linux servers with some proprietary software. He jumped through all the hoops... and dutifully logged into the website and hit enter. The page would not render.

Karmic Koala Krashes

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blog: I've been fairly busy the last few weeks and some of it was because Ubuntu 9.1 served up a unexpected & nasty surprise. It will not load properly on a DELL Dimension 2400 desktop. This particular model is somewhat ancient as computers go BUT it still is a Celeron (P4 class) running at 2.6GHz with 2 GB of RAM.

Hitch your wagon to a lizard: dist-upgrading openSUSE

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Linux

For the first time, openSUSE now officially supports a "dist-upgrade" feature, similar to Debian's. Which is to say, if you've got openSUSE 11.1 installed, you should be able to upgrade to openSUSE 11.2 by updating your list of software repositories to point to providers of software for openSUSE 11.2, doing a distribution upgrade via the Internet, and have a reasonable chance of success.

Linux for those old PCs? This ‘Puppy’ shows you how

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Linux

blog.syracuse.com: In the current excitement over a new version of Windows and some stunning new Mac computers, both Microsoft and Apple seem to be forgetting something: You don’t have to use a Mac or a Windows PC. You can save a bundle of money by installing a free operating system on your PC.

Software Center, UI Proposal as Requested

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: Eric Pritchett commented on my blog post about a complaint I made against the design of the Ubuntu software center. Eric correctly suggests that the next step would be to actually show a better GUI.

CrunchPad tablet is alive, well, and under $400

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Last week the folks at The Business Insider started predicting that Michael Arrington’s CrunchPad tablet was dead. Apparently the reports of the CrunchPad’s death are a bit premature.

Enabling Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu w/ GeForce

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Eva's Useful Guide to Ubuntu 9.10
  • Installing KDE 4.3.2 on Ubuntu
  • Linux: Minimizing Memory Usage
  • Upgrading Ubuntu Linux is Risky
  • 'Laptop per child can end learning by rote'
  • Wine, Cedega, and CXGames Benchmark Comparision
  • LiveUSB OpenBSD project at sourceforge
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala better than ever
  • On-Line Banking and Linux
  • bsc (BeeSoft Commander) – Graphical file manager with two panels
  • RHEL 6: Is Anything Brewing Up?
  • Compiz-Fusion in Gentoo
  • Linux Terminal Control Sequences
  • One hour with the XO laptop in a Nepali school
  • Distro Review: Mandriva One 2010

openSUSE Weekly News Issue 97 is out!

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SUSE

Issue #97 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

GwenView ReView - The Linux killer application?

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Software

dedoimedo.com: I do not know who Gwen is or what she looks like, but GwenView looks good and it's a great application. When it comes to working with images, GwenView offers the right balance.

A New Game Comes To Linux And It's Not A FPS

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Gaming

phoronix.com: While quality native Linux games are rather in short supply, those that do end up coming out of the professional game studios end up being first-person shooters. If though you have been trying to find a new non-FPS game that has native Linux support, there is a new one emerging and that is QuantZ.

Linux Version of App Store?

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Linux
Software

lebokov21.com: Today I read a blog post from the technology section of Canada.com. In the post, the author mentioned about Apple’s App Store in which it is really true that “there’s an App for that”. He was saying that there are over 100,000 applications available on App Store and you can find anything you want. As a Linux user myself, I have to say that Linux users have been enjoying this for a long time.

Google: Firms can 'get rid' of Office in a year

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Google

zdnetasia.com: In a year, most enterprises will have the choice to "get rid of [Microsoft] Office if they chose to", suggests Dave Girouard, president of Google's enterprise division.

Software ahead of the curve

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Software
  • Software ahead of the curve: Gwibber 2.0
  • Kopete – The KDE Messenger for Linux
  • FreeOrion Is A Science Fiction Strategy Game

Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD and Mandriva One 2010 Compared

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MDV
Ubuntu

linuxbsdos.com: For this review, however, I’m doing a two-for-one – revewing and comparing two very popular distros. For the reader, I think it makes it very easy (or easier) to evaluate distros.

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