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Firefox 3.5.8 And 3.0.18 Downloads Today

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: Mozilla has announced plans to update the Firefox 3.0.x and Firefox 3.5.x branch today earlier this week. The updates are currently distributed to the official mirror server network to be prepared for the increased traffic after the official release announcement.

OpenShot Now Included in Ubuntu 10.04

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Software
Ubuntu
  • OpenShot Now Included in Ubuntu 10.04!
  • Lucid Software Centre Adds 'Featured' Gallery, PPA View
  • Elementary Theme Getting New Metacity
  • Bad Karma with the Koala -Take 2
  • Prey for Ubuntu
  • What's the best laptop to run Ubuntu Linux?

Shuttleworth, Rodriguez Keynote at PyCon 2010

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OSS

Mark Shuttleworth and Antonio Rodriguez keynote at PyCon 2010, the world's largest conference of the Python programming community.

KDE 4.4 Mail Misunderstanding Explained & Akregator Surprize

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Linux

I've gotten quite a few responses to my quickie look at KDE 4.4 under Mandriva written for this week's Distrowatch Weekly. One of which came from Aaron J. Seigo himself. I thought I might share some of what he said since several people expressed similar concerns on the topic here in comments. I also found one really super-duper neato new feature in Akegator in 4.4 that deserves a mention.

SAM Linux - In the twilight zone

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: SAM, an acronym that stands for Surface to Air missile. SAM, Linux. SAM Linux is a distribution based on PCLinuxOS, a small if rather popular distribution that caters to new users by offering a rich, exciting desktop, with everything working out of the box. That is PCLinuxOS. So what can SAM Linux do?

Personalizing KDE 4.4

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KDE
HowTos

ghacks.net: Sticking with our KDE theme this week, it’s time to learn how to make KDE 4.4 yours. You’ve downloaded it, you’ve used it, and now you want to personalize it. In this article I am going to show you how.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 5) - Drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: Enhancements to the ALSA code for HD audio codecs, a V4L/DVB driver for the Mantis TV chip, drivers for MSI laptops and drivers for newer AMD CPUs are just some of the improvements to Linux hardware support.

Linux Installation Choices

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Linux

linux.com: One of the advantages of an open source environment like Linux is the myriad number of personalities involved in its development, future, and feature-inventory. When the available choices do not meet the needs of one person, he/she can create an alternative methodology, test it, and then offer it to the community for their use or not. Installation choices for Linux is no different:

Measuring FAIL: A Scorecard for Evaluating Open Source Projects

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: Ever wonder whether a given FLOSS project is going to succeed or flounder? Need a little help reading the tea leaves? Now you can follow along at home with a handy scorecard that looks at everything from source control to project communication.

Is Novell working on a KVM hypervisor?

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SUSE

infoworld.com: In spite of currently having a very small user base, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is getting quite a bit of attention lately from the press and the virtualization market.

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.

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