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Have Dinner with Bruce Perens in San Francisco this Tuesday

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Misc

technocrat.net: Bruce Perens will be speaking at the BALUG meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Chinese dinner will be served.

Linux Notes: Latest ATI graphics drivers installed

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Software

blogbeebe.blogspot: I'm now running with the latest ATI/AMD Linux drivers, 8.02. You can go to the Ubuntu Gutsy Installation Guide and use Method 2 to install them. I've been installing pretty much every release that's come out, especially all of this year's (2008).

The Year of Linux

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Linux

aplawrence.com: We've heard it year after year: *this* is the year when Linux pulls ahead and becomes a real force.. Well, maybe. Certainly low priced Linux boxes have been snapped up quickly whenever they have been offered, and it's certainly true that the general public grumbles more about Microsoft than they used to.

KDE Commit-Digest for 10th February 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Plasma applets can now be dragged from the desktop to the panel. More internet data sources for the Picture Frame and Comic Plasmoids. Configuration dialogs are added to many Plasmoids. The in-development "WorldClock" Plasmoid supercedes the KWorldClock standalone application. A new Plasma applet:

Article on Usability in Open Source

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OSS

weblog.obso1337.org: An article I wrote for the Usability Professionals Associations’ (UPA) bi-monthly online newsletter, The UPA Voice, is now online. In it, I give the professional usability community an introduction to open source software and why it is a great community to participate in as a designer.

Total lunar eclipse February 20: Americas, western Europe

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Sci/Tech

itwire.com: On the evening of Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the greatest beauty (mid-point) of the total lunar eclipse will occur at approximately 10:26 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the east coast of the Americas, 7:26 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on the west coast, and 03:26 Universal Time (UT).

2.6.25-rc2, "A Winner"

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Ok, this kernel is a winner," began Linux creator Linus Torvalds, playfully announcing the 2.6.25-rc2 kernel which gained the name "Funky Weasel is Jiggy wit it".

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Free POP3 and SMTP Access to Yahoo! Mail with YPOPs! v0.9.5.1

  • Python: Manipulate Date and Time Variables
  • firefox trick and recovery help
  • HowTo Boot an ISO From the Local HDD Using the Current GRUB
  • Converting PDFs into Image Files
  • Using ndiswrapper in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon to configure Atheros AR5006EG
  • How to Performance Test a Heron
  • Got my wireless working in Linux 2.6.24
  • Installing VirtualBox On Slackware

Linspire's CNR.com - Bye Bye Linux, Hello Microsoft Windows!

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: Ubuntu has completely dwarfed Linspire in the Linux business. It would appear Linspire has figured this out as well and sees the writing on the wall, and that without Ubuntu, CNR.com will fail. I predict by year end, the Linux applications are gone all together.

New Mozilla Add-ons preview

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Moz/FF
Web

mozillalinks.org: In preparation for Firefox 3, Mozilla Add-ons recently underwent a number of important updates to support the new Add-ons Manager which tightly integrates with it to provide recommendations, search and install from a new Get Add-ons page.

Linux for Everyone - Introducing the Asus Eee PC

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Linux
Hardware

internetmarketingfool.com: The Asus Eee PC is a diminutive sub-notebook computer that comes pre-installed with Linux and a host of installed applications including a web browser, anti-virus, Skype and instant messaging software.

openGEU - sunny Ubuntu - Overview & short tutorial

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: openGEU is another extremely successful Ubuntu child, running Enlightenment 17 as the desktop manager. Like gOS, another Ubuntu & Enlightenment distro reviewed some time ago here at Dedoimedo, openGEU offers a healthy refreshment of color and choices to the already well-established distro.

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6: Linux On Intel's X48 Chipset

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix: While Intel's X48 Express Chipset is not due out until the middle of March -- after having faced a few delays reaching production -- the kind folks at Gigabyte have today provided us with the Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 motherboard. This is our first Intel X48 motherboard review and the world's first look at this new flagship chipset under Linux. In this review of the Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 we will be comparing it to Intel's current P35 and X38 motherboards.

If Canonical bought PCLinuxOS…

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

softvision.wordpress: Today I managed to help a friend in getting his iPod to work with Amarok in PCLinuxOS. At the end of all I was left satisfied and suddenly something really random hit me. What if PCLinuxOS was taken over by Canonical?

25 Coolest Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: I’ve noticed that Linux newbies take so much pride with their newly installed distro that they will most likely spend a lot of time searching the web for Linux-themed desktop wallpapers. So, I decided to provide here or share some of the best.

Researcher behind Linux Kernel flaw explains motives

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Linux
Interviews

techtarget.com: When a vulnerability researcher discloses a flaw in a widely-used operating system or application, some IT professionals question the motive. Such has been the case with a Linux Kernel flaw that was disclosed last week.

Novell takes steps to harden security for shoppers

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SUSE

betanews.com: It is not an area of business where you'd normally think of Novell providing the infrastructure. But business and retail transaction security is becoming a burgeoning business for the company that helped create the PC network.

Eight Distros a Week

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Linux
  • Xubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

  • Wolvix GNU/Linux 1.1 Hunter

some shorts

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News
  • The Linux HOWTO graveyard

  • Ubuntu Gutsy on My Laptop: Not Winning My Heart
  • X.Org 7.4 To Be Released In May?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Setup a Software Firewall in Linux using Firestarter

  • Install Firefox 3 Beta 3 on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Change GTK style in KDE 4 with Gtk-kde4
  • How to setup SAMBA for UBUNTU 7.10
  • Install Compiz & Compiz Fusion plugins
  • Mounting Gmail with gmailfs on Ubuntu 7.10, without being root
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