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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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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.

The KDE adventure continues

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KDE

ken.ath.cx: So I’m still using KDE surprisingly, and actually liking it. Finally got most of my keybinds working so I can work efficiently. I found KDE’s ability to easily pass key presses to a specific window quite nifty, allowing me to easily map all my multimedia keys to work with XMMS.

The yin and yang of Ubuntu 9.10

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cubicgarden.com: So I upgrade my dell XPS laptop to Ubuntu 9.10 pretty soon after the launch of 9.10, and to be honest its been pretty good to me. However I have had a couple of problems.

Cloud is Just Another Word for "Sucker"

linuxtoday.com: As much as we warn about privacy, security, and reliability problems in cloud computing, it's coming and we can't stop it. So do we join the cloud party? Heck no.

today's leftovers:

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  1. Mandriva 2010 Spring development has begun
  2. Fedora 12 One-Page Release Notes PDF
  3. Hands-On: Chumby Classic vs Chumby One
  4. Commercial Editor UltraEdit Now Also for Linux
  5. Fedora 12 Linux Tackles Virtualization
  6. MPlayer Now Supports Most HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Codecs
  7. Netbook OS news roundup: Chrome, OpenSUSE, Mandriva, Jolicloud
  8. Wally is a kick-ass, connected wallpaper changer
  9. Flicking Around with KDE 4.4
  10. Communities Vs. Teams: Open Source Needs Both
  11. Heard it through the Foresight grapevine...
  12. Eric Clapton using Drupal
  13. Windows 7 sure looks a lot like KDE 4...
  14. The OOM Killer and How to Make it Less Annoying
  15. The MySQL question - free or free-market?
  16. Perl.org refresh goes live
  17. Great Documentation Is Key to Open Source Success
  18. Learning Python, fourth edition
  19. Did the Economic Meltdown set the perfect launch time for LINUX desktops?
  20. Icculus on Aquaria
  21. My Debian Black-out – the price of bleeding edge
  22. Boxee Box hardware announced for open source Media Center
  23. Linux means liberty
  24. CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.11.13
  25. FLOSS Weekly 95: The Open Rights Group

Microsoft admits Win 7 tool violated GPL

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft admits Win 7 tool violated GPL
  • Microsoft: Win7 tool includes GPL code; software will go open source
  • Microsoft 'Sudo' Patent No Danger To Unix

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to keep Gentoo safely updated
  • Improve Picasa's Looks In Ubuntu
  • Dual Booting Mandriva 2010 with Grub2
  • Tweet from the command line with Twidge
  • [ How to ] solve laptop's ACPI related problems in Ubuntu
  • TCP Wrappers Configuration Files
  • Removing 60-second delay when Reboot or Shutdown in Ubuntu
  • How To Check Which Software Package Is Using More Space
  • Improve Flasher Player 10 Performance

How to Play Classic Console Games in Linux

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Gaming
HowTos

maketecheasier.com: If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you grew up with classic video game consoles like the NES and Sega Genesis. For years Windows users have been enjoying high quality game emulation software, but many of the Linux options have been buggy or incomplete. It’s time to take a look at where things stand when it comes to playing console games in Linux.

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Linux and Graphics: AMD, Linux 4.14 LTS, Etnaviv Gallium3D

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    Recently making waves in our forums was talk of a kernel patch to address a case where the AMD CPB (Core Performance Boost) isn't being exposed by Ryzen processors. Here's more details on that and some benchmarks. Being talked about recently is f7f3dc0: "CPUID Fn8000_0007_EDX[CPB] is wrongly 0 on models up to B1. But they do support CPB (AMD's Core Performance Boosting cpufreq CPU feature), so fix that."
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Servers and Red Hat: Cloud Foundry, Docker, CRI-O 1.0, Alibaba and Elasticsearch

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