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  • Ubuntu Tip : Easy way to enable font smoothing in Wine
  • How to Install and Use Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • How to: to system update on OpenSuse via console
  • How to Cut/Split Video using Avidemux
  • Opening files automatically on mainstream Linux desktops
  • 10 PostgreSQL Performance Optimization Tips
  • How to install PHP PDO_OCI on Ubuntu
  • How To: Install PHP 5.3 on CentOS 5.1 or RHEL 5.1

Alternative Netbook Operating Systems

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gottabemobile.com: Rather than sticking with Microsoft Windows XP or the updated Windows 7, there are a variety of reasons for checking out alternative operating systems for your netbook.

The Report from Fake Portland: LinuxCon 2009

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redmonk.com/sogrady: If you’ve been to enough of them, you know that conferences have very definite lifespans. The trajectories may vary according to variables like subject matter, economic conditions or the geographic location, but they’re all pretty much the same.

Dropping Compiz for Mutter (Metacity 3) compositing?

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Ubuntu

blog.thesilentnumber.me: I'd like to ask the Ubuntu developer community to consider freeing up valuable CD space by removing Compiz and just using Mutter (Metacity 3) compositing in the default installation for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Lucid Lynx.

A Quick Look At Gnome 3’s Desktop Sidebar

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d0od.blogspot: Continuing our look at Gnome 3’s Gnome-Shell, we land upon the oft unnoticed desktop sidebar!

Myths about Open Source

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livemint.com: I recently met an old school friend over a cup of coffee and we spoke about life, movies and music. Then the topic moved on to technology. The conversation moved to open source and how he really didn’t get the concept of it and he was just against it.

The Linux Foundation's "Community" Doesn't Look Very Community

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linuxtoday.com/blog: Here we are on Day Two of the Linux Foundation's Linuxcon, and it sure looks like the face of Linux is still a bearded one, despite the Linux Foundation's grand claims of Community. Perhaps they have a more limited definition of "community."

Ubuntu Linux - To love and to hate

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sinaisix.blogspot.com: Ubuntu Linux is, arguably, the most popular Linux distro around today, with millions of people who deeply love it. There are some people however, who, for some reasons, do not just want to hear the mention of Ubuntu.

Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?

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theregister.co.uk: Does Linux desktop even need to be popular? There are, shall we say, differing options among the open source cognoscenti gathered in Portland, Oregon this week for the annual LinuxCon.

Chrome Netbook Operating System By Christmas?

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itworld.com: One of the tidbits author Jerri Ledford told me during my interview to get information for the Daily Tip entry Chrome Tips and Tricks for Better Browsing was that she felt Google's Chrome operating system would be on netbooks by Christmas.

CentOS Pulse #0905 - The CentOS Newsletter

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With a little delay, issue #0905 of the CentOS Pulse newsletter has been released. It covers topics like the CentOS 4.8 release, the Spanish CentOS community, wireless networking and contains an interesting interview with Tru Huynh.

Ubuntu 10.04: A Closer Look

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workswithu.com: Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth announced objectives for Ubuntu 10.04, a.k.a “Lucid Lynx,” to attendees of the Atlanta Linux Fest (more conference coverage) last week. Here’s a look.

Replacing KDE applications

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I’ve been on an app-hunt to replace some of the applications to which I’ve grown used to in KDE, mostly so that I can break my ties with that desktop and move forward completely without it.

Mr. Torvalds, Shrink That Kernel

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  • Mr. Torvalds, Shrink That Kernel
  • Does it matter that "Linux is bloated"?
  • Linux And The 'B' Word: Bloat

5 phrases that diminish the credibility of Linux, Mac, and Windows users

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Much like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” if you see the same claim made in every argument, time and time again, that claim starts to lose credibility. I don’t think there’s anywhere in modern life where this is more visible than in the Linux/Mac/Windows flame wars.

Fedora Mini: A New Netbook Competitor?

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workswithu.com: For a long time, Ubuntu was the only big-name Linux distribution with a specially tailored netbook version. That changed recently with the announcement of Fedora Mini.

The holy tech flame wars

royal.pingdom.com: Since the dawn of technology people have been arguing about which technology is better. As with all such debates there are usually no simple answers and it often comes down to personal taste. Let’s have a look.

Linux Lands on Panasonic Toughbooks

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thevarguy.com: Ubuntu Linux is now available on Panasonic Toughbooks — those rugged devices typically found in harsh environments and vertical markets like health care, transportation, real estate and insurance.

Games with native linux installers

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Gaming

altfire.com: It's getting quite bad out there for Linux gamers. If you're not prepared to Crossover Games or Cedega, then the days of installing games on your Linux machine are drawing to a close.

Linux Buffs Get Eyeful at LinuxCon Tech Showcase

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linuxinsider.com: Attendees at the sold-out LinuxCon event in Portland got to take a close-up look at some of the latest Linux technologies touted by participating companies.

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