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Get rid of your Linux bloat. Final

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox: In part 2 of the "Get rid of your Linux bloat" series I talked about removing excess packages from your chosen distribution and only having installed what you actually need. In this final part we are going to go into territory that, if it were a store bought item, would void your guarantee.

Nexuiz shoots to the top of gaming list

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Gaming

linux.com: After I reviewed Alien Arena last year, some readers criticized my choice of that first-person shooter (FPS) as the best free software game I had played. Several suggested Nexuiz would have been a better choice. At the time, I had not played it. Now that I have tried Nexuiz 2.4, it has become my favorite free software FPS.

Also: Top 10 Linux Games

How I dumped Windows for Linux - Day 1

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Linux

techradar.com: I’ve been using the Windows OS ever since version 3.0. I also own a MacBook running OS X, so I know how intuitive Apple's OS is in comparison. I'm intrigued to see if 2008 is really the year when Linux is ready for prime-time.

Open source survey: many questions remain

itwire.com: Used in the right context, statistics can often illuminate and point the way. On the other hand, these days, given the degree of spin around, they are more often used to confuse and blur an issue.

ASUS Eee PC 900 (Linux)

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Linux
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laptopmag.com: This $549 mini-notebook addresses its predecessor’s drawbacks by including a larger, higher-resolution 8.9-inch screen and more storage space. We tested the Linux-based version, which comes with a 20GB solid state drive. Add in an improved 1.3-megapixel webcam and a multi-touch capable touchpad, and you have the makings of a successful, albeit more expensive sequel.

some howtos and tutorials:

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HowTos
  • Iptables rules on timely basis

  • Log Linux services with runit
  • Disable Apparmor in Ubuntu
  • How To Show Line Numbers In vi / vim Text Editor
  • Recover a MySQL Table with Zmanda Recovery Manager
  • Make Your Scripts User Friendly with Zenity
  • Connect OpenOffice.org to Zoho Writer and Google Docs
  • Audacity Tutorial part 1 – Recording audio tracks
  • Copying only the unique values from a set of cells in OOo
  • An Introduction to Routers, Switches, and Hubs

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 5: No Help For The Helpless

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: In "Does Microsoft impose a prisoner mentality?", I speculated that years of using Windows seems to do something to people. Something kind of creepy. It seems as if it steals their intelligence, or their will to learn, or... In many cases, the person is scared. And fear is an emotion! Not something you can cure with a man page.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 252

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First impressions of Fedora 9 with KDE 4

  • News: Fedora 9 arrives early, Ubuntu prepares for Intrepid Ibex, Attila Craciun introduces Bluewhite64, PC-BSD 7 delivers new artwork, Oracle EL and OpenSolaris updates, new BSD forum
  • Released last week: OpenSolaris 2008.05, Parted Magic 2.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9, openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
  • Reader comments

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

Fedora 9 leaked

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Linux

bit-tech.net: The next version of the Fedora Linux distribution, Fedora 9 “Sulphur”, has been leaked into the public domain due to a misconfiguration in one of the European download mirrors.

Also: Fedora 9 promises better eyecandy, networking

Mark Shuttleworth: The Art of Release

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: An update on the long term plans for Ubuntu release management. 8.04 LTS represented a very significant step forward in our release management thinking. As a result, we can commit that the next LTS release of Ubuntu will be 10.04 LTS, in April 2010.

Video Editing on Linux :: It can be a real joy!

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Software

progbox.co.uk: When I first started using Cinelerra, I was put off by the look of the interface. It was dated and old. I also tried importing a few video clips and got very different results. One played just fine, the other played at about 2 frames per second. I was not impressed.

Linux Mint 5.0 is coming

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Linux

alternativenayk.wordpress: After many sleepless nights and a lot of work I am delighted to announce that the first release candidate for Linux Mint 5 Elyssa was released and that it is now available for download. A lot of changes and improvements were made since Daryna.

Ubuntu 8.10 gets better connected

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Ubuntu

linuxsolutions.fr: With Ubuntu Hardy Heron now released, the next exciting thing to come will be Intrepid Ibex, or Ubuntu Linux 8.10 when it makes it debut in October. Intrepid Ibex promises to be packed with more exciting features, something we all enjoy hearing.

some leftovers

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News
  • Debian GNU Linux SuiteTelecentro

  • Chapter 1: A brief introduction to the GNU Autotools
  • Linux Outlaws 37
  • Returning to Hardy
  • Irish Open Source Technology Conference 2008
  • Five reasons why Linux sucks
  • Nexuiz 2.4.2 Open-Source FPS Released
  • Protect Yourself From The Torrent Police With IPlist and IPblock

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People (3 & 4)

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Now, the three computing republics, Unix, Apple, and Windows, had different approaches to autonomy. In Unix, they teetered cheerfully on the edge of anarchy. There was only very little attempt to reign in the free spirits there. In Windows, no stepping out of line was tolerated, but it was necessary to maintain perfect order and the people there loved it. In Apple, however, there was a balance: things were "officially" controlled.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debian / Ubuntu Package post-removal Troubleshooting

  • Bash Shell Loop Over Set of Files
  • How to convert text files to all upper or lower case
  • String Variables In Bash, Perl, C and Awk on Linux or Unix - Porting
  • Podcast 23 Gentoo 2008 Slackware 12.1 Install

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #90

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 90 for the weeks May 4th - May 10th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Brainstorm Growing, Ubuntu Featured on Italian TV, submit questions for Launchpad podcast, Forums News and Interviews, Ubuntu UK Podcast Episode 5, and much more.

Debian Weekly News - May 9th, 2008

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's 2nd issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. While visiting Stefano Zacchiroli the www 2008 conference in china Sir Tim Berners-Lee offered Debian kudos for its well thought-out encapsulation/packaging of libraries. Paul Wise will close his Debian user and Debian new contributor surveys on June 1st so that analysis of the results can begin.

Python with a modular IDE (Vim)

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Software

blog.sontek.net: On Thursday, May 9th, 2008 the Utah Python User Group decided to settle the debate that has plagued us developers since the beginning of time: If you were a programming language, what editor would you use?

Grandmom’s guide to Ubuntu: Hardy Heron ate my mp3’s

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Ubuntu

bloggernews.net: Well, it’s time to update the Linux. The latest update is Hardy Heron. Computer people like cute names, and each Linux/ubuntu update has an animal name to identify it. Hardy Heron, gutsy Gibbon, etc.

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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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