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  • Opera 10 Adapts Flawlessy Into Gnome Desktop - Goodbye Ugly Opera!

  • The Recipe for Linux's Netbook Success
  • Open Source is Infiltrating the Enterprise
  • 0 A.D. Game Goes Open-Source
  • iotop – simple top-like I/O monitor
  • How tinderbox is relevant to users
  • Hard disk upgrade (SATA)
  • Another Linux Myth Killed In Broad Daylight
  • Google releases open source NX server
  • Linus: Not-so-evil empire
  • Microsoft Mono move means exactly nothing
  • FLOSS Weekly 77: Jaunty Jackalope

Free software heroes: from Stallman to Google, a list of inspiring individuals who made everything possible

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: This article was originally published on “2008-06-15 13:09:55 +0000”. I re-read it, and decided that it deserved to be re-published in Free Software Magazine as a tribute to those individual who made GNU/Linux possible.

Is Oracle getting ready to kill OpenSolaris?

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OS

blogs.computerworld.com: So, what does a Linux company like Oracle wants to do with its newly purchased Sun's open-source operating system, OpenSolaris? The answer appears to be: "Nothing."

Getting things done with Linux to-do list programs

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Software

arstechnica.com: To-do list programs can help you stay organized and boost productivity. Ars looks at GTG, KOrganizer, and other task management tools for the Linux desktop.

An interview with RVM, developer of Smplayer

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Interviews

tech-no-media.com: Last week I did a review of the excellent media player for Linux and Windows Smplayer. This week the developer behind this great Mplayer front-end granted me an email interview:

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #150

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #150 for the week July 5th - July 11th, 2009 is available.

some odds & ends & howtos:

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News
  • Beautify Boot in Debian

  • Netstat: Quick and useful Linux network information
  • Air NZ adopts open-source SilverStripe
  • Kubuntu Netbook Edition starts to take shape
  • Other Tomboy Stuff: On Blogging, Synchronization of Notes
  • Squid Authentication using RADIUS
  • Tutorial : Enable AMD Cool 'n' Quite in Linux
  • Putting a Fedora LiveCD onto a USB Stick from Ubuntu
  • Solution:Freezing problems with Intel Graphics driver on Ubuntu
  • Chrome OS: Remember, it's Still Vaporware
  • Customizing vim and coloring the terminal in OpenSolaris 2009.06

2009's 10 Worst Linux Distributions

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Any list of best or worst will have its opponents and proponents and I foresee that this list of worst Linux distributions will be no different. There were, at last count, almost 300 Linux distributions and they all can't be great.

What’s to like about X?

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I hold a grudge, I admit it. Months ago, when X started acting up on my central machine, I realized the time and effort spent trying to fix it could be alleviated completely by omitting it altogether.

Kongoni Nietzsche released

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: In February this year a group of South African developers announced a new Linux distro project Kongoni. First stable version of a new Linux distro, Kongoni version 1.12.2, launched on July 12th 2009.

Interesting things I saw at GCDS: Pardus Linux

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Linux

kdedevelopers.org: This year at GCDS I had the pleasure of meeting a relatively small team of around 15 developers who are sponsored by the Turkish government work on a Turkish Linux distribution called Pardus.

Reddit readers rage at thankless Linux Twitter-bot

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Web

itwire.com: Readers of the Linux section on popular Web 2.0 social networking site Reddit discovered a Twitter bot was tweeting stories listed on the site without attribution. As punishment Redditers decided to turn the bot into their puppet, mouthing whatever they commanded.

Comfort zones: Windows vs. Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

news.cnet.com: Where's your comfort zone? Windows, Mac, Linux? In the consumer laptop space, specifically Netbooks, there isn't much hope for a Linux-based operating system in the near term. So, first the bad news.

Back with a CrunchBang #!

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I've lost count of the number of times the sci-fi blaster sound that CrunchBang Linux makes when it starts up has made me - or someone in the room with me - jump. Now, it makes an equally sci-fi "boop-bleep-bup."

CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01 Review and Screenshot Tour

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Linux

internetling.com: I have always wanted to take CrunchBang for a spin. This elegant distribution is based on the minimal version of Ubuntu, in this case, Jaunty Jackalope. CrunchBang wants to provide an alternative look and way of working with Ubuntu.

A way through SourceForge

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Howtos

I made a simple (should be) tutorial from creating of a project until releasing it on SourceForge.net

Songbird vs. Amarok: How not to design a GUI

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Software

briancarper.net: Recently I forced myself to uninstall Amarok 1.4 and try Amarok 2 again. I saw there were some nice updates to the interface coming in the next version so I grabbed the latest version from SVN. I very quickly started looking for other alternatives, and you'll soon see why.

Top 3 Linux BitTorrent Applications

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Software

osrevolution.com: KTorrent - Based on the interface for uTorrent, the most popular BitTorrent software for windows, KTorrent is built using the KDE library and hence is a KDE application.

10 APT Commands to Make Life Simpler

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Software

helpforlinux.blogspot: Here are 10 simple tricks for APT, the Advanced Packaging Tool used on Debian and Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu.

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