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Linux Pranks

linuxers.org: long long time ago, back when linux was getting powerful, there was a boy who started using it. He liked it so much that he would spend all the day learning and exploring. That was when his friends started calling him a dumb geek. So, he decided to teach those losers a lesson.

Kdenlive

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KDE
Software

notmart.org: For the last screencasts I had to do, I needed some tool were it's easy to cut little pieces of various short movie files and that could have let me to reassemble them together, maybe with some simple not too heavy transition effects.

When not to script it

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Linux
Software

thelinuxblog.com: I’ve come across a number of programs in the past and thought to myself, “Why didn’t they script this, it would be so much easier.”

Ubuntu System Panel: Simple? Is it heck…

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu System Panel is a panel applet designed to simplify launching, managing and just generally using your Ubuntu system.

Linux and the sheer utter misery of viruses

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Linux
Security

computerworlduk.com: In our cosy *nix world we don't suffer from viruses, or rather we didn't. But thanks to an amazing piece of reverse engineering we have SAMBA. What this means is that we can have viruses by proxy if any Linux network we deploy has Windows workstations...

Why Red Hat doesn't see CentOS as a Linux rival

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Linux

blog.internetnews.com: "We are not actively chasing users of CentOS, but rather find that enterprises are naturally turning to Red Hat for the value of the Red Hat subscription model and support," Bill-Peter said.

UNIX turns 40 - Why is it still thriving?

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OS

The systems world will shortly be celebrating a major anniversary milestone. UNIX is turning 40 years old! Most of us know the story of how UNIX was born, but what about why? Was it born strictly because its founders wanted to play a computer game on a different platform? And why does UNIX continue to thrive 15 years after an (in)famous Byte Magazine article that asked: Is UNIX dead?

Essential tips and tricks for the Emacs editing environment

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Linux

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Emacs and then some

Automatically Download All The National Geographic Wallpapers With A Bash Script

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Linux

I have created 2 very simple bash scripts which automatically download all the wallpapers from the 2008 and 2009 wallpaper contests - almost 500 beautiful wallpapers you can use in your favourite wallpaper changer application (or script).

Review: Linux Mint

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Linux

raiden.net: Normally, I don't really fancy Ubuntu based distros, as most of them are nothing more than custom / remastered versions of the original Ubuntu. However, Linux Mint has really broken the tradition of poorly made custom respins.

Performous brings Karaoke to Linux

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Software

linuxcritic.com: Performous is a karaoke game for Linux that brings the popular past time to the operating system in a unique and entertaining way. Performous has recently seen an update with the release of version 0.4.0.

Open Source Projects and the Meritocracy Myth

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OSS

earthweb.com: Clearly, meritocracy is one of the myths that the FOSS community tells itself. By "myth," I do not mean that the claim is a lie, but that meritocracy is part of the story that community members tell themselves to establish and maintain a common identity.

OpenSUSE sacks SaX2

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SUSE

lwn.net: Novell has announced that its much-loved "SaX2" tool for the configuration of the X Window System will be retired as of the openSUSE 11.2 release. "Novell has decided to no longer invest in development maintenance of SaX2 but instead rely on the new automatic and dynamic configuration features and invest in desktop applets to perform dynamic changes."

Interview With Louis Landry – Joomla Development Lead

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Software
Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: If you look at any list of open source content management systems, you'll find Joomla right in top. In this interview, we talk with Louis Landry, who started as the principal architect of Joomla and today acts as the development coordinator.

Bells & Whistles

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: What are the defining features and characteristics of Ubuntu? Or Mandriva? Or openSUSE? What are the killer features that are born to illuminate point-of-sale material and tedious slideshows the world over? What’s – heck, why not? – the ‘killer app’ that’s going to get the world excited about Linux?

Window Maker - your NeXT window manager

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Software

ardchoille42.blogspot: Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface.

Acer to launch Chrome OS netbook

  • Acer to launch Chrome OS netbook in 2H10
  • Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions
  • What Kind Of Bird Are You Booting?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Diet Chrome OS is smaller, faster, has better hardware support
  • What if Oracle's buyout of Sun falls through?
  • GNOME's Zeitgeist 0.3 Reworks The API, Engine
  • The New Economics of Open Source in the Enterprise
  • Fully packaged Drupal distributions now deployed on drupal.org
  • Mozilla announce Extend Firefox winners
  • Ubuntu Lucid To Use Plymouth; Non-Intel Users To Lose Out?
  • KDE Multitouch screencast overload
  • A Little Virtual Machine Recreation
  • Newsflash for GE, you're already using 'risky' open source
  • AntiX-M8.5 beta release is available for testing
  • Options Spotlight: Red Hat Inc.
  • GE European CIO calls open source risky, playground — really?
  • Gentoo wins again with Python 3
  • 74% of the world, Google’s Chrome OS is not for you
  • BBC Podcast: Martin Owens - English translation of the Ubunchu manga
  • OpenLogic Now Supporting CentOS
  • Mark Speaks; New Artwork, Messaging Applet Improvements, ChromeOS
  • DtO: KKK chat
  • SugarCRM Gets a True Open Source Visionary in Larry Augustin
  • Gentoo service announcement: keep clear of GNU patch-2.6
  • Acer's crippled GNU/Linux
  • Linux Vs Windows Which One to Pick?

The Phoronix Kernel Test Farm Is Alive

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Software

phoronix.com: The year is not over yet, nor is our work on ensuring that the Phoronix Test Suite is the most powerful and robust testing/benchmarking platform. With that said, as of this morning our Phoronix kernel test farm is now alive!

Security in Linux

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Linux
Security

linuxuser.co.uk: Over the last few years, system security has gained a lot of momentum and software professionals are focusing heavily on this aspect. Linux is often treated as a highly secure operating system. However, the reality is that Linux too has its own share of security flaws.

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