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gOS (Linux) Usability Review

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Linux

osweekly.com: As you might remember from my previous piece on gOS, some people have felt like the current gOS offering provided on Everex machines were simply not good enough for casual use. In this piece, I take it even further, with a full review on gOS' overall usability.

Firefox 3 RC 1 full review

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: A year and a half after the last major Firefox release, Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 is here with a very long list of new features and improvements.

Also: 'Awesome Bar': Firefox's next killer feature?

today's leftovers

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News
  • HOWTO: Passwordless Login using Gentoo’s Keychain

  • Keeping your SSH connections alive with autossh
  • Querying a database using open source voice control software
  • Really rough guide to ATI/FGLRX on openSUSE 11.0 Beta3 i586
  • Ignoring All Standard Characters Using Perl In Linux Or Unix
  • Installing Linux Without a CD: The Easy Process
  • FedEx using Drupal

  • Nice OpenSUSE Icons
  • Solving the famous “smart” case 2
  • Kernel hacker and Red Hat driver maintainer Jon Masters (video)
  • Nouveau Companion 39
  • OpenSSL Vulnerability Comic
  • A Linux Family Tragedy
  • How Open Is Microsoft?
  • Open Source in 2013

Comparison Between 5 Linux Web Browsers

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Software

50webs.org: The comparison includes the major five Linux browsers: Konqueror, Firefox, Opera, Epiphany and Galeon. I'm aware of others like Dillo or the older Mozilla, but decided to include only the big players at the moment.

Justifying Snort

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Software

techtarget.com: I believe the majority of objections to the value of Snort stem from the fact that it's called an intrusion detection system (IDS). Looking closely at that label, we should assume that an IDS is a "system" that "detects" "intrusions." Upon hearing this, IDS salespeople rushed back to their engineers with requirements for an "IDS" that "prevented intrusions."

Firefox 3 Release Candidate now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: The first Firefox 3 Release Candidate is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.

Nothing New Under the Sun. Or Red Hat, or FSF, or OSI, or...

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OSS

Linux Today: Normally I find the missives from the 451 crew pretty insightful. But in Matthew Aslett's recent post, "Trouble in Paradise?" I find I have to take some exception. Matt. Dude. It was never paradise. Aslett raises the alarm that lately there has been a significant rise in animosity between the open source community the open source business vendors.

Fedora 9 makes Linux easy

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: Six months after the release of Fedora 8, version 9 of the Linux operating system has been released. Fedora, the Red Hat-backed Linux version, is an easy to use system that makes even first-time Linux users feel at home.

Android vs. LiMo: What’s the difference?

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Linux

mobilecrunch.com: LiMo is Linux-based. Android is Linux-based. But they’re far from the same. Below, I’ll try to explain some of the key differences without going too heavy on the tech jargon.

Community-Powered Open Source Awards Just Got More Open

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OSS

money.cnn.com: SourceForge, the leader in community-driven media and e-commerce, today announced the opening of nominations for the third annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. For the first time, all open source projects -- not just those on SourceForge.net -- are eligible.

Installing Ubuntu 8.04 on Virtual PC: It takes a village

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: I’ve played around with Linux a little on other’s machines, but I’ve never installed it myself or really tried to use it on a day-to-day basis. So, ready to take the plunge, I decided to install it in a virtual environment so that I could easily switch between it and all of my Windows-based tools and applications that I use for my editing duties. Keep in mind that I’m an editor (translation: English major), not a tech person, and will claim only a reasonable amount of tech savviness as a user.

Fedora 9: I'm not impressed

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: Fedora 9 was released earlier this week to great fanfare. There were the usual spate of 'ain't-it-wonderful' articles, extolling the virtues of this latest release (you know, the kind of pap I used to write about openSUSE and Ubuntu). So I said to myself said I, "I'll just download the Fedora 9 Gnome and KDE live CDs and see how they install." And so, I did.

Anonymous Web surfing with TorK

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: Everyone who surfs the Net is eminently trackable. Internet data packets include not only the actual data being sent, but also headers with routing information that is used to guide the packages to their destinations. If you want a higher level of anonymity, TorK can do the job. It uses The Onion Router (Tor) network to provide you with a safer way of browsing.

Five Reasons Red Hat Should Ignore Consumer Linux Desktops

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Linux

thevarguy.com: Okay, it has been about a month since Red Hat said it had no plans to offer a consumer Linux release. Lots of folks went ballistic. The VAR Guy didn’t. Instead, he took some time to digest the news. And now he’s ready to say — definitively — that Red Hat made the right decision. Here are five reasons:

How can someone miss a meeting?

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Gentoo

flameeyes.eu: Well, shit happens people, and it seems like the extraordinary meeting that was supposedly scheduled yesterday night found Donnie and Wernfried (amne) alone in the channel. As people seems to either look at this as a sign of the council misbehaviour, or just as an escape route from an hostile council.

KDE4 on Gentoo

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KDE
Gentoo

kev009.com: So I bit the bullet and installed KDE 4.0 on Gentoo. Version 4.0.4 recently hit the tree, and with some minor hackary to package.unmask and package.keywords I have a nice spartan KDE 4.0.4 desktop that I am typing this in.

A Tale of Four Kernels

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OS

spinellis.gr: The FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, Solaris, and Windows operating systems have kernels that provide comparable facilities. Interestingly, their code bases share almost no common parts, while their development processes vary dramatically. We analyze the source code of the four systems by collecting metrics in the areas of file organization, code structure, code style, the use of the C preprocessor, and data organization.

My Asus Eee PC’s Linux Journey

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Linux

workswithu.com: This previous Christmas, I asked for and was given a brand new Eee PC (701). When I opened it, the comments around the room came quickly, “That’s a computer?” and “It’s so small” and “What a neat toy.” Well, that Toy has been on quite a Linux journey in recent months.

Why should your office use Linux?

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Linux

newlinuxuser.com: For some people they don’t really think about what OS is installed in their computers. However, if you’re one of the decision makers of the company, you will think about this problem carefully. There are actually many reasons why you should use Linux in your office and I could list some of them.

Battle of the Minis (The Rematch): DSL vs. Puppy

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Linux

junauza.com: On your left is the challenger, weighing in at exactly 48.5MB, armed with the latest weapon version, please welcome the totally upgraded DSL 4.2. On your right is the defending champion, now leaner than ever and weighing in at exactly 87.1MB, put your paws together for the newly trained Puppy Linux 4.0.

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