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CentOS, I had to try it

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Linux

distrocheck.wordpress: I’ve been busy making some websites and paid 5 dollars for some L.A.M.P hosting, but after being very frustrated by the server not functioning properly I decided I would get up my own server. I was deciding between FreeBSD, CentOS or ArchLinux.

OpenSource Operating Systems

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OS

elevenislouder.blogspot: I figured that I should take an opportunity to introduce a few opensource OSs that really haven't been in the lime light much. We all know about Linux and many of us also know about Darwin and BSD. Still some know about OpenSolaris. Which ever ones you know or don't here's a chance to get the scoop.

Open source: dangerous to computing education?

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OSS

opensource.com: At a time when we are trying to broaden participation in computing, open source development is even more closed and less diverse than commercial software development.

Where has my network gone?

toolbox.com/blogs: While Linux is a very simple and easy to understand operating system it can sometimes be confusing. What? You say. Linux..simple? Easy to understand? What are you on Locutus?

What is wrong with Android

tech-no-media.com: I recently purchased an HTC Magic, my first device running Android, Google's Linux-based mobile operating system. Although there are a lot of things I like about Android, I also quickly realized that there are also a lot of things that either require urgent improvement or are going wrong altogether.

SCALE 8x in Los Angeles This Weekend

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Linux

SCALE 8x the 2010 Southern California Linux Expo will be returning to Los Angeles for its 8th annual event this coming weekend. SCALE is a community run Linux and open-source conference which will be held February 19-21, 2010 at the LAX Westin.

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • Choosing Linux Desktop Environments
  • Morgan Stanley Maintains Red Hat at Equal-Weight
  • Tiny handsets run Android
  • Gitorious or GitHub?
  • Nouveau Interface Breaks, Updates Needed
  • ECS Elitegroup H55H-M
  • Dolphin File Manager
  • Bring on the Fedora skins
  • Lucid Gets New Icons
  • Linux Server Discounts From Lenovo, Red Hat and Tech Data
  • US citizens: Let the USTR know today that you oppose draconian copyright
  • Gnome VLC player gets new name, PPA
  • The Incredible Story of Scott Kveton: Linux, Firefox, Bacon & iPhones
  • MilaX 0.5: OpenSolaris as Live-CD
  • Twitter Loves Open Source And Launches A Directory To Prove It
  • Avoid Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) with Workrave
  • Open source against piracy
  • Open Source Choices
  • dpkg-paranoia - Simple scripts to control installing process
  • Missing Features – Feeling Brian Proffitt’s Pain

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using Linux to back out a Windows XP patch
  • Skype green video on linux?
  • Useful command line little tricks (part 2)
  • Use Live USB Creator to install Fedora 12 from a USB stick
  • Yoper Linux step by step installation instructions
  • Upgrade WordPress Using Subversion and Shell Script
  • Space is being consumed too fast? Find where!
  • How to get useful backtraces almost for free?
  • Why Should You Compile Your Kernel and How
  • Installing KDE 4.4 in Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora And ArchLinux
  • Manage TTF fonts with fonty python

Is MeeGo Linux’ Answer to iPad?

linux.com: Three weeks ago, the technology world was aflutter with buzz of the iPad. But with yesterday's MeeGo announcement from Intel, the Linux Foundation and Nokia, it appears that Apple could have a Linux-based competitor for tablets, netbooks and other categories of devices.

Linux Training Week: Software Availability

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Software

zath.co.uk: One of the biggest issues when moving away from Windows is software availability; what we do on a computer isn’t defined by the operating system, but the third party software we use on that operating system. Because most of the software written for Linux operating systems is open source, it may be difficult to find a replacement for the everyday software that you use on Windows or Mac OS X.

Study: Ages of social network users

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Web

royal.pingdom.com: How old is the average Twitter or Facebook user? What about all the other social network sites out there, like MySpace, LinkedIn, and so on? How is age distributed across the millions and millions of social network users out there?

What happens to Sun's open-source software now?

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Software

blogs.computerworld.com: The deal is done. Oracle now owns Sun. Oracle's main message to Sun's customers seems to be "Don't worry, be happy." That's not easy when Oracle is not explaining in any detail what it will be doing with open-source software offerings like MySQL, OpenOffice, and OpenSolaris.

Also: Linux MySQL distros meeting in Brussels

Five useful KDE 4.4 widgets

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KDE

ghacks.net: With the rise of KDE 4.4 comes a new crop of desktop widgets (or Plasmoids). Earlier renditions of KDE 4.x saw the Plasmoids less than useful. The latest workings, however, have become quite useful, productive even.

Celebrate Presidents Day with SimplyMEPIS 8.5 beta5

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS has announced SimplyMEPIS 8.4.97, the fifth beta of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors. We have kernel 2.6.32.8, KDE 4.3.4, gtk 2.18.3-1, OpenOffice 3.1.1-12, Firefox 3.5.6-2, and K3b 1.70.0-b1.

10 Cool Firefox Add-Ons

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Software
Moz/FF

linuxplanet.com: This is a must-read for Firefox fans! We'll review 10 cool add-ons that will make your cross-platform Mozilla web browser even better. We'll review add-ons to help fix annoyances, save time, discover advanced functionality, and stay connected.

Ubuntu single sign on service launched

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Web
Ubuntu

blog.canonical.com: We are pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Ubuntu single sign on service. The goal of this service is to provide a single, central login service for all Ubuntu-related sites, thus making it more convenient for Ubuntu users and community members.

Linux desktops: you say no

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: The bottom line? It's a lot easier to roll out Linux desktops to users who only do one thing, known in the trade as transaction workers, and for professional workers. And attitudes are swinging in favour of Linux -- but it's no longer just a technological so much as a cultural and financial decision.

Aava Mobile unveils world’s first fully open mobile device

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Hardware
OSS

slashgear.com: Android is open, but the hardware that runs it is not. There are hardly any open source hardware or mobile devices in the market. With the MWC in full swing, Aava Mobile has unveiled what is supposed to be the first fully open mobile device.

5 New Things about Windows 8 and Ubuntu 10.04

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxtree.blogspot: We all know that Canonical and Microsoft are going to launch there products in few months , So i thought of writing a post about new products Windows 8 and Ubuntu 10.04

8 Of The Best Linux Dockapps

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Software

maketecheasier.com: How much functionality can you pack into a 64×64 square? That’s the basic question behind many dockapps – utilities that can be run on the “dock” of many popular desktop environments.

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