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Gzip, Bzip2 and Lzma compared

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Software

blog.i-no.de: There has recently been a discussion about GNU switching from bzip2 to lzma for their distributed tarballs. They still offer gzip tarballs as an alternative. However, Gentoo has been preferring the bzip2 tarballs mostly due to the improved pack ratio of bzip2. Unfortunately, the software for lzma is not (yet) as mature as some would like.

Ubuntu tips & tricks

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Ubuntu

1. Play youtube videos directly in Totem Movie Player (Hardy)...
4. To customize most of the colors of your ubuntu...
5. To download youtube videos and convert them to .avi...

13 useful tips

The future of PHP

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News

Discover PHP's new features and syntax improvements and see how they will take this already-popular scripting language to the next level. Learn how Unicode support, Web 2.0 features, and other changes make PHP V6 more robust, as well as more international.

Areca: Linux desktop backups made easy

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: In the last years several projects were started to provide user friendly solutions for the backup of Linux desktop machines. Despite their advantages they all suffer from stalled development: all mentioned projects are effectively dead at the moment. There is only one exception: the little known Areca.

Firefox: Can browsers make bucks?

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Moz/FF

bbc.co.uk/blogs: What's the most valuable piece of web software you use every day? Your web browser, surely. So whoever makes the browser which dominates the market should also make riches beyond the dreams of avarice - shouldn't they?

The best and worst docks for Ubuntu

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: Docks became popular when Mac began using them in their operating system. But these days docks are available on all platforms. So which ones should you avoid and which ones should you use?

The HP Mini-Note 2133 with Ubuntu is pretty sweet

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SUSE

blog.lostlake.org: I got a mini-note 2133. It came with SUSE. I tried, repeatedly to do the most simple operations and it just sucked. So, I installed Ubuntu and the Mini-Note turned into a great machine.

Top Ten Reasons for a Linux Laptop

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Humor

reallylinux.com: In a bit of off the cuff humor, I've created another Linux Top Ten Countdown. It's nowhere near as funny without a drum roll, so perhaps you may wish to download and listen to one while reading the list.

SourceForge® Implements OpenID Technology

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OSS

SourceForge today announced inclusion of the OpenID functionality in their SourceForge.net website. SourceForge.net users can now log in with an OpenID and receive a corresponding SourceForge.net identity for use at other sites that support OpenID logins.

Autotools: a practitioner's guide to autoconf, automake and libtool

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Reviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: This book is written for the open source software package maintainer. I’m purposely not using the terms “free software” or “proprietary software that’s free”. The use of the term “open source” is critical in this context. You see, open source defines a type of software distribution channel.

AbiWord team interview

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Interviews

redhatmagazine.com: AbiWord just had a great 2.6 release and the developers took several hours of their spare time over a few weeks period answering questions and providing information. Thanks to the team and especially MarcMaurer for his time and patience. We present you a detailed interview with the AbiWord team on a broad range of topics.

Tomboy note-taker keeps you organized

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Software

linux.com: I use Tomboy, an open source notetaking app, to cull and organize the hundreds of bits of information I track, and to prioritize it on to-do lists on the fly. When we first reviewed Tomboy 0.3.5, it had some obvious flaws. The project has had a number of updates since then, and the newest version, 0.10.0, really makes the grade.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Enterprise Unix Roundup: OpenSolaris, Farm Team or Big League?

  • IBM Fuels New Blue Biz Initiative With Linux
  • Creative Commons promotes standard license expression
  • The heron has landed: a review of Ubuntu 8.04
  • Outsider to lobby for OLPC Down Under
  • With Linux vs. Because of Linux
  • Pandora the Linux gaming handheld console
  • Update on DeviceKit
  • Mozilla: Firefox plugin shipped with malicious code
  • Millionaires, Billionaires, and Open Source
  • Response Team Boosts Open Source Security
  • Proof that Linux is for geeks with too much time on their hands!
  • Not Necessarily Parallel
  • Ubuntu for Kids
  • The kernel that fixes the Ubuntu hibernation regression
  • Why many MCSEs won’t learn Linux
  • Interactive Kernel Map

misc app shorts

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Software
  • Terminator: A Kick-ass Terminal

  • Browse Mouselessly With Conkeror
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.1 released
  • Raptor Menu explores KDE 4 Possibilities
  • id Software Starts Work On Doom 4!

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Play multimedia content with style using Entertainer

  • How do I find a Unix / Linux command?
  • Using Styles in OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Using a Gentoo Prefixed shell as your login shell
  • Yahoo Mail on Thundebird (ubuntu based guide)

Oracle crowns Red Hat the Linux king

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Linux

Matt Asay: For those who had forgotten, Oracle provides Linux support. It's called "Unbreakable Linux." Most of you stopped thinking about it long ago, but for those who didn't, Oracle's chief corporate architect, Edward Screven decided to remind everyone.

First look: OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta a big step forward

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OOo

arstechnica.com: It has been almost three years since the release of OpenOffice.org 2.0. During that time we've seen community fragmentation and frustration resulting from Sun's heavy involvement with the office suite's development, and even a third-party online version that provides editing and collaboration features. Now, the open source office suite is back with a new 3.0 beta release.

Opera 9.27 Review

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Software

osweekly.com: Opera is light years faster than other browsers I have tried in the past. Most pages load in a fraction of a second on broadband, even during peak usage times. But even with its tremendous speed, some pages using WordPress, among other content management systems, are not always being rendered correctly.

Linux facing first real desktop test

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Linux

blogs.the451group: We’ve recently seen the popular EeePc in Windows XP form. There are even concerns that Linux in the EeePC ultra-portable computers — or indeed Linux in the larger subnotebook, mini-notebook or whatever you want to call this emerging category — is now likely to evaporate in the face of Windows versions.

Also: Linux Buyers Are Being Ripped-Off

Xubuntu: Better than Ubuntu (at least for me)

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Ubuntu

hartmansblog.blogspot: There are approximately 200 workstations around campus for student use of which approximately 35 are Pentium 4 powered. The rest are either P3 or P2 machines with around 256MB RAM. The simple fact of the matter is that with machines like these there are few options when it comes to Operating Systems. Xubuntu though seems to work pretty well.

And: Thoughts on Linux/Ubuntu

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

  • Rescatux 0.40 beta 9 released
    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
  • Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals
    Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling again this weekend, but am hoping to get out a full alpha release with 32bit and non-PAE discs next week.

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Leftovers: BSD/LLVM

Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read
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