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During Emergencies, Linux Geeks Also Care

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Linux

everyjoe.com/newlinuxuser: Locally, a group of Linux advocates set up Sahana, a collection of web based disaster management applications that provides solutions to large-scale humanitarian coordination and collaboration in disaster situation and its aftermath.

Ubuntu: Something for Everyone

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Ubuntu

techgage.com: For the Linux newbie, Ubuntu is the oft recommended distro, for a few different reasons. It's easy to set up, works on a lot of hardware, and doesn't require a manual to understand how to manage it. For the same reason, Ubuntu seems to get a bad rap from more experienced Linux users. I say there's no need of it, and I'm about to explain why.

Red Hat CEO explains business model of 21st century, benefits of open source

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Linux

technicianonline.com: Jim Whitehurst warns against overlooking power of open source model to radically improve business

Why Open Source is not Magic Pixie Dust, Part 284

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: One of the pivotal moments in the rise of free software was 22 January 1998, when the following statement appeared:

Network Monitoring Appliance

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Ubuntu
HowTos

My ambition was to implement a small (better tiny) appliance for monitoring network health and network resources, short and longtime trends, running under VMware Server or VMware ESX. So I had an eye upon all components which are implemented on the system, to be as leightweight as possible.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mac OSX-like theme for your GNOME desktop
  • Ten Of The Best GNOME Themes
  • 10 Days of Ubuntu 10.10 Feature Requests Day 8, Day 7
  • GDM Updated In Karmic Alpha 6
  • Mozilla VP: Chrome Frame is the wrong answer
  • Open-Source Software: An All-Star Lineup
  • Ohio Linuxfest 2009 Review
  • What does advertising say about open source?
  • List of features of OpenOffice.org 3.2
  • 25 years of GNU - support software freedom
  • Plymouth Gets A DRM Renderer Plug-In
  • Dropbox hits two million Windows, Mac and Linux users
  • multiple inheritance - why still using it
  • The Myth of Crowdsourcing
  • HP "Entertainment PC" Revisited
  • Open Source and Open Standards at Home
  • Moblin Brings Btrfs into View, Eschews Ext4
  • IDC: Organisations adopt open source to reduce expenses
  • Congrats Fabio!
  • Karmic Beta Testing
  • Kubuntu Beta Candidate Testing Needed
  • Is open source software finding a home in Whitehall?
  • Q&A With A Post-Microsoft Sam Ramji

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Evolution backup
  • Recovering a broken Linux Operating System part (1/3)
  • Customize The Gnome Panel Clock To Match Karmic's New Icons
  • How to Create Your Own USB Linux Distro with LiLi
  • Advanced Tips for Search-and-Replace in Linux
  • Livestation- Watch hundreds of TV channels for Free on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Server: "Setting locale failed" and a fix
  • Criterion, a new benchmarking library for Haskell
  • gummi – Simple LaTeX editor written in Python/GTK
  • Customized Bash Prompts with the PS1 Variable

Forget Candy, Buy Open Source Software for Charity

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: Instead of hauling around boxes of candy bars or gift wrap the next time your school or non-profit group needs to raise money, why not offer a CD of open source software in exchange for a donation?

On Mono, Miguel, Stallman and Fusion with Microsoft

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Software

groklaw.net: Jason Perlow has written an article about Richard Stallman, Watch Out for That Meteor, Stallman. There are some factual errors in the article, so let me step up to the plate and fix them.

Understanding the Linux File System

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Linux

bihlman.com: The way Linux organizes its files on the hard drive is vastly different from how Windows handles this task. New Linux users coming from Windows sometime have a hard time maneuvering though directories or come with notions that Linux should manage its files in the same vain as Windows.

An interview with Patryk Rządziński, head of IT at OSTC Poland

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Gentoo
Interviews

gentoo.org: Global Financial Derivative trading company, OSTC Poland, uses Gentoo Linux in significant sectors of its IT infrastructure. We spoke with long time Gentoo user and head of OSTC Poland's IT department, Patryk Rzadzinski, to learn more.

Mark Shuttleworth's Community Has No Women

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Ubuntu

linuxtoday.com/blog: I watched it. I kept score. Everyone keeps saying what a nice guy Mark is. Well, maybe so, but even nice guys have their blind spots. I don't believe that nice guys belittle and exclude women, and that is what happened in this keynote.

OSMO: Your friendly personal organizer

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Software

ghacks.net: Although integration has become widespread, there are instances when you might want a separate tool for organizing your life. What if you want something on your machine to organize your life – that doesn’t require an online connection, is simple to use, and has a tiny footprint. If that’s you, OSMO is the tool you’ve been looking for.

Lighthouse SQ7 & NetWalker PC-Z1

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Linux Is Bloated. Does Anyone Care?

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Linux

serverwatch.com: As Linux grows up, it gains new features — and that's driven by what Linux users want. It's a bit like all those muffin-topped shoppers: They inevitably get fat, because they want fattening food.

40 years of Unix

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OS
Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: 1969, the summer of love for most, was the summer of not having enough computer resources for AT&T Bell Lab employees Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie.

Red Hat to collide with Microsoft

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Linux
Microsoft

news.cnet.com: For years, Red Hat has happily sold Linux to Unix shops anxious to save money at equivalent or better performance. During this time, the company largely avoided Microsoft, which has tended to compete much higher up the stack. No longer.

Use SUSE Studio to Build a Linux OS From Scratch

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SUSE

lifehacker.com: Think you can make a better fast-booting, Chrome-focused OS than Google? Want to craft a custom Linux system that boots from a USB stick? SUSE Studio gives you 15 GB to do exactly that, and you do it all online.

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