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Ubuntu v iTunes: the music playoff for Applephobes

theregister.co.uk: With Ubuntu 10.04, Canonical delivered a good-looking Linux distro that just works. Mark Shuttleworth's outfit has put together an impressive user interface to solve its famous bug number one - luring people away from Windows.

Comparing Linux Photo Managers…Which Is The Best For Your Everyday Use?

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maketecheasier.com: When you work with large amounts of photos, it can get tiresome to have to manually manage the file and directory structures. To help resolve this, many people use photo managers.

Nokia needs a MeeGo phone to fight Android. Right now.

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Hardware

It’s an odd thing for yours truly to witness the Linux community, usually somewhat measured in their praise for any one thing, collectively wet themselves over Android. This isn’t at all a knock against Google’s mobile OS (or the Linux community, necessarily), but quite the opposite — for FLOSS phone users Android is their saviour from the iPhone.

And these are the people that Nokia needs to reach. Immediately…

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Google opens up VP8 for Web video tweaks

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Software

cnet.com: One month after releasing its open-source, royalty-free VP8 video compression technology, the company already is working on significant revisions to the technology.

Zorin 3 - Distro Review

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I recently came across Zorin, an Ubuntu based distro that focuses on easing a Windows user's transition to Linux by theming it's interface to look like Microsoft's operating system.

Debian 6.0 Squeeze by the end of the year… maybe

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Linux

ducea.com: The Debian release team recently announced the current status of the next Debian release Squeeze. Based on past experiences there will be at least 4 months needed after the freeze to release the next stable version.

Fedora 13

Fedora 13 Goddard. Bah. Meh. Hmm? Ok.

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Testing Fedora is like stuffing a badger down your trousers; you don't really know when it's going to bite.

Ubuntu One is not a “proprietary” service

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Web
Ubuntu

trausch.us/blog: Ever since Canonical started with Ubuntu One (or “U1″), people have been crying and whining about it being a proprietary pile of goo. For someone who has been active in the free software world for a long time, and still has his brains about him, this makes no sense whatsoever.

Thank you, Novell

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SUSE
  • Thank you, Novell
  • openSuSE 11.3 RC1 Installation
  • Weekly Kernel Review (openSUSE Flavor)

Get simple access to encrypted Linux filesystems with cryptmount

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sourceforge.net: Version 2.4.x of the Linux kernel allowed easy access to encrypted filesystems via the loopback device. While the 2.6 series provides improved facilities in the form of the device-mapper, they are more complicated to use and require superuser privileges. To get back to simplicity, English developer RW Penney created cryptmount.

Encrypt the Web with the HTTPS Everywhere Firefox Extension

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Software
Moz/FF

eff.org: Today EFF and the Tor Project are launching a public beta of a new Firefox extension called HTTPS Everywhere.

Network Security: Three open-source options

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Software

csoonline.com: In this article I will introduce you to a few of the commercially-supported open-source network security options currently available in the marketplace today. With open-source networking you can enjoy the benefits of lower costs, greater security, flexibility, extensibility and full enterprise support.

The New OS/2 Rumours Could Be Interesting

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OS

linuxjournal.com: Some rumours have emerged that IBM is considering an OS/2 comeback and I'm filled with the same mixed feelings that always emerge whenever the subject is raised. Would I want OS/2 back on my desktop now?

Ubuntu Maverick changes

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: Every six months Ubuntu releases a new version. October's proposed release includes a few key changes

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Review: Ubuntu Linux 10.04 – It just works
  • Red Hat Announces Finalists in Fourth Annual Innovation Awards
  • How can the Flexibility of Open Source and the Assurance of Proprietary Software Coexist?
  • Canonical's (Possibly) Excellent Adventure
  • Red Hat's revenue glass ceiling is its own making
  • "Smart Reuse With Open Source"
  • Jolicloud: Ubuntu Linux Touch Screens Meet the Cloud
  • BOSS is Nobody's Boss!
  • Linux User kernel column #88
  • Open source brings new meaning to user-generated content
  • Norwegian Free Software Center Opposes Government Pro-FOSS Policy

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Audio Recording in Linux: An Introduction [PART 1]
  • Tweak your RGBA enabled desktop
  • Boot-Up Manager (BUM) - Graphical runlevel editor
  • BackupPC not graphing? Pool size won't shrink? Try this
  • How to change background color to transparent in GIMP
  • gnome-terminal empty
  • Using Symantec NetBackp With Fedora
  • Convert a PDF file into a single Image using ImageMagick
  • Cloning With Linux 3 Ways
  • Using rdist to copy files to multiple hosts
  • Transfer Installed Packages to New Computer or Drive in Ubuntu
  • Auto-hide cursor when idle in Ubuntu
  • Perl Array Reference and Dereference Tutorial With Examples

Does Firefox Have Cooties?

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Moz/FF
  • Does Firefox Have Cooties?
  • Firefoxers howl as privacy add-on auto updates with 'bloatware'
  • The real Chrome threat to Firefox
  • New Firefox 4 ‘Minefield’ beta sports WebM video and tweaked UI

Four console document converters

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I am cursed as a member of middle management, which means part of my responsibility in real life is to filter the resumes of potential employees. It gives me the chance to mess with document converters.

A Review Of MeeGo v1.0: Is It Good Enough For Your Netbook?

maketecheasier.com: When I first set out to try MeeGo, I had hoped to boot up the live USB image on my netbook. What I soon discovered, however, is that it would not work.

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    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
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Android Leftovers

ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux Operating System, Is Now Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

ExTiX is dubbed the "Ultimate Linux System," and it's been updated earlier today by developer Arne Exton to version 18.4, based on Canonical's upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS operating system. However, ExTiX is using the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.12.0 as default desktop environment instead of GNOME, and it's powered by the latest Linux 4.16.2 kernel. "After removing GNOME I have installed LXQt 0.12.0," said Arne Exton in today's announcement. "Programs won’t crash or anything like that. And I haven’t discovered any bugs to report. While running ExTiX LXQt 18.4 live or from the hard drive you can use Refracta tools (pre-installed) to create your own live installable Ubuntu system. A ten-year child can do it." Read more