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Recession vs. FOSS

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raiden.net: Pundits and business executives alike are predicting gloomy economic times for 2009. But when the talk turns to free and open source software (FOSS), suddenly the mood brightens.

first look at Ubuntu 9.04 beta

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arstechnica.com: Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, has reached the beta stage. Ars hops onto the new beta release to see how it performs.

Linux Foundation Welcomes credativ

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ostatic.com/blog: The Linux Foundation welcomed its newest member today, the European-based free and open source standards consulting firm, credativ.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 296

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: Tiny Core Linux 1.2

  • News: Developers quit PCLinuxOS to start Unity Linux, OpenSolaris package management improvements, Fedora tests Nouveau driver, interview with founder of Qimo 4 Kids
  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 4.2, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
  • Upcoming releases: CentOS 5.3, Fedora 11 Beta, Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC2
  • New additions: Zeroshell
  • New distributions: Noys, Unity Linux
  • Reader comments

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

The GPL - Not fade away

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h-online.com: These days free and open source software (FOSS) is recognised as a significant model for the development and distribution of software, transforming the way that software is written, perceived, packaged and sold. A large part of the success has been due to the GNU General Public License (GPL).

today's odds & ends:

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  • What's new in Linux kernel 2.6.29?

  • How To Configure A Firewall In Linux Using Firestarter
  • Good-Bye XP. Hello Windows 7
  • Introducing pointy-haired bosses to FOSS
  • Yahoo! POP3 And SMTP Access Using YPOPS! In Ubuntu
  • Smart Home with LinuxMCE
  • Upgrade to KDE 4.2.1
  • Working with libnotify
  • Add Vim Editing Mode To Your ZSH Prompt
  • Jaunty Blues
  • Skype with Ubuntu - It works
  • How to Gain Root Access in Ubuntu
  • Of desktop environments and window managers
  • Never fear Linux
  • Idle Process Time On Linux: How To Find It Again
  • The Vanishing YouTube Videos and a Look Behind the Scenes

Why do I like Debian

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I get asked that question a lot. Up until now, it has been a bit difficult to put it into words for me. I finally figured it out today.

SUSE 11 vs Windows 7: no contest

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itwire.com: SUSE Linux 11 has been out less than 10 days but already there are comparisons of the distribution to Windows - all of which are being accepted as compliments.

Why Desktop Linux Matters

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workswithu.com: Red Hat’s CEO, Jim Whitehurst, spoke out strongly recently against the possibility of Linux ever taking over the desktop computers of the world. His comments may reflect Red Hat’s increasing distance from reality, but I don’t think they’re grounded in facts. Here’s why.

regexxer: search/replace for the masses

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debaday.debian.net: This thing is great! If you manage a set of files (e.g., a code base) and end up needing to perform a search/replace across the files, or some subset thereof, maybe regexxer will end up being counted among your friends.

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Beta on the Mini 9

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ubuntumini.com: Installing Ubuntu on the Dell Mini 9 was never hard, but getting everything working was. Ubuntu 9.04 Beta does not require any extra fixes or patches.

Does the Linux Desktop Need to Be Revolutionized Android-style?

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codingexperiments.com: So, a few days ago, I got a spankin’ new T-Mobile G1. This has resulted in a lot of hands-on experience with the user interface of Google’s Android platform. I can’t help but compare the Android OS to Openmoko Linux.

GNOME vs. KDE: Which Has the Evolutionary Advantage?

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earthweb.com: A few weeks ago, Jack Wallen published a comparison of recent GNOME and KDE releases in which he claims that the desktop flame wars in GNU/Linux were about to reignite, and that KDE would emerge as the loser. It was not the most technically accurate of articles, and the claim of renewed desktop wars was news to me.

Building on Richard Stallman's Greatest Achievement

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linuxjournal.com: What was Richard Stallman's greatest achievement? Some might say it's Emacs. Others might plump for gcc. And then there is the entire GNU project. But for me, his single most important hack was the creation of the GNU General Public Licence.

10 Cool Cursor Themes for Linux

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cooltuxapps.com: If you are looking for a beautiful, cool, lovely cursor theme for Linux, I recommend the following cursor themes.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #135

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #135 for the week of March 22nd- March 28th, 2009 is now available.

10 Essential Applications Included in Kubuntu 9.04

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tuxarena.blogspot: While I agree that there are applications for KDE 4.2 which still lack several important features, I must say that it also improved very much since the last time I had a look at it. I will briefly review ten applications which are included by default on the Kubuntu 9.04 CD.

Some Distros Need And Deserve A Higher Profile

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: I use Ubuntu. So do many other users. I use it mainly because it works for me and my particular hardware best and because I like the community. I have used just about everything out there. So why would an Ubuntu user want other distros to have a higher profile?

Heart-broken....A Review of SimplyMEPIS 8.0

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ning.com: I first started tinkering with Linux about 4 or 5 years ago. My first distribution was Mandrake. Depressed, and almost giving up, I came across MEPIS. I gave it one more shot....and I was hooked!

My teenager top 8 Linux games

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bapoumba.wordpress: So my eldest son is not a young kid any longer.. He still plays a lot on his computer running Ubuntu along with msn and jabber talks with his friends. Here are his most popular Linux games.

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Leftovers: Software and Games

  • Xed Text Editor: Can It Really Compete with Gedit and Pluma
    There are many text editors available for Linux such as command line editors (vi, vim, nano and so) and GUI editors (Gedit, Pluma, Kate and so on). Linux always has space for new stuff but Xed isn't new and around from quite sometime. Xed text editor offers most of the standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. It supports editing of multiple text files in a window (using Tabs) just like any other famous text editor. Support to encode UTF-8 files, compare files among others, syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and manual indentation, printing, print preview support, and many other standard features.
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  • Lil Tanks is a well polished and action packed side-scroller available for Linux
    I've been playing Lil Tanks [Steam, Official Site] and I think it's a fantastic side-scrolling action game well worth a look.
  • Phoenix Point from the original creator of X-COM is now crowdfunding on Fig
    I haven't been this excited for quite a while, the original creator of X-COM, Julian Gollop, and the rest of his studio Snapshot Games have put up Phoenix Point for crowdfunding on Fig. I'm excited for a number of reasons: It will support Linux, it will be on both GOG & Steam and it looks very much like an evolution of the XCOM.

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  • Desk Changer is a Wallpaper Slideshow Extension for GNOME
    Have you been looking for a GNOME wallpaper slideshow extension? If so, you can stop. In the comments to our recent post on the way GNOME handles wallpapers a number of readers asked whether GNOME had an image slideshow feature built in, without the need for third-party apps and the like. The answer is yes, GNOME does. Sort of.
  • Minwaita: A Compact Version of Theme Adwaita for Gnome Desktop
    As you may already know that Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome, this is the transition time for Ubuntu to switch back. Some creators are motivated and creating themes for Gnome desktop, which is a good thing and hopefully we shall see plenty of Gnome themes and icons around soon. As its name shows "Minwaita" it is minimal/compact version of Adwaita theme, the theme is available after some enhancements to make Gnome more sleek and more vanilla Gnome experience without moving to away from Adwaita's design. This theme is compatible with Gnome 3.20 and up versions. This theme was released back in November, 2016 and still in continuous development that means if you find any problem or bug in the theme then report it to get it fixed in the next update. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshots.
  • Gnome Pomodoro Timer Can Help You Increase Productivity
    If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.
  • Widget hierarchies in GTK+ 4.0
    In GTK+3, only GtkContainer subclasses can have child widgets. This makes a lot of sense for “public” container children like we know them, e.g. GtkBox — i.e. the developer can add, remove and reorder child widgets arbitrarily and the container just does layout.