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2.6.26-rc1, "Less Scary Stuff Going On"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "So this merge window was somewhat rocky in the sense that there was a lot of arguments about it, but at the same time I at least personally think that from a technical angle, we had somewhat less scary stuff going on than has been almost the rule lately," noted Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.26-rc1 kernel.

Yoper 3.1 Beta

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Linux

planetoss.com: YOPER (Your OPERating system) promises to be a i686 optimized, fast linux distribution. The latest beta 3.1 was released to public testing on 22-April.

The Progress Of X.Org 7.4

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Software

phoronix.com: If all goes according to plan, X.Org 7.4 will finally be released this month. This release isn't quite as elaborate as X.Org 7.3, which introduced input hot-plugging, EXA enhancements, and RandR 1.2 to just name a few features, but X.Org 7.4 is another update better enhancing this X server.

Funny Side of Linux

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: In all seriousness of being a linux user we sometimes forget the fun side of it all, here is an attempt to capture some of it.

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS) based server as a spamfilter in gateway mode. In the end, you will have a SpamSnake Gateway which will relay clean emails to your MTA.

today's leftovers

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News
  • cu: Simple serial communication program

  • Reversing All Lines In A File On Linux Or Unix Using Perl
  • OpenDNS in Ubuntu
  • New Linux Game
  • Linux - adventures in Ubuntu
  • Not everything is peaches and cream in Ubuntu land
  • Have I found it?
  • Installing true type fonts for linux
  • Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu 8.04: A Preliminary Look
  • Howto: Install (GTA) Grand Theft Auto Vice City with wine in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Top 5 Tiny Distros

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Linux
-s

I was cleaning up my /home partiton when I noticed I had several tiny distros hanging around waiting to be tested. So I thought this might be a good time to write an updated Mini-distro Roundup. The five contestants are CDlinux 0.6.1, Damn Small Linux 4.3r2, Puppy 4.0rc, Slitaz 1.0, and Austrumi 1.6.5.

Howto: Set up Hardy for speed, v1.0

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: This guide is a collection of tips and tweaks for Ubuntu Linux 8.04. The content comes from tutorials and speed suggestions found on the Ubuntu Forums and elsewhere. The material has been collated and narrated, and arranged with links to external resources or supplemental information.

Microsoft walks away from Yahoo

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bbc.co.uk: Software giant Microsoft has dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.

My New Favorite Distro: Gentoo

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Gentoo

jonesproductionsltd.com: After my less than satisfactory experience with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron I decided to try Gentoo Linux. I had always wanted to try it since its thought of as a Distro for more advanced Linux users. And it couldn't have been more perfect for me.

gNewSense 2.0: GNUbuntu

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: I approached this rant a little differently than ones in the past. I've already determined due to a lack of OSS drivers for the important hardware on my computers (3D cards, wireless internet) that gNewSense will not work for me as an everyday desktop.

Enterprise FOSS Adoption

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OSS

fosswire.com: There are lots of different ways you can build software and the typical ways in which FOSS development and proprietary development are done are quite dramatically different. In this article, I’m going to talk about what problems the typical FOSS method can face.

5 Random Things You Didn’t Know About Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

internetling.com: OK guys, here’s another fun list! Go easy on me, since I’m sure some of you knew it already. 1. ) Most of the things that are listed as ‘features’ in the new Hardy Heron release, are really just upstream development,

Why Is Red Hat Red Hot At The Moment?

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linuxsolutions.fr: For those who follow the development of Linux and the companies that have a heavy exposure to the operating code, you will surely have come across Red Hat. This company is one of the largest developers and distributors of Linux based systems and at the forefront of many developments over the years. So how large is Red Hat?

Stop Using Windows, Use Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: There's a world food crisis right now, as we all know it. Man's most basic need is low on supply but high in demand. To all our lawmakers, I have a suggestion that may sound radical to some of you --Stop using Windows, use Linux.

The Platinum Top 10 Wine Game List

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Gaming

ubuntu-unleashed: Im not a big fan of wine games but I thought I would share the progress of the wine developers in getting these hot games to work with it. I am still hoping gaming developers create linux clients for these games, leave direct x and start using opengl... Here is the current top 10 platinum wine games.

People of openSUSE: Greg Kroah-Hartman

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Interviews

news.opensuse.org: This weekend ‘People of openSUSE’ brings to light long time Kernel hacker and Novell employee Greg Kroah-Hartman interview. Greg KH today’s working full time on Linux Driver Project is the current maintainer of the Kernel package for openSUSE 11.0.

Desktop Linux strategies for marketplace success

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Linux

linux.com: What strategy is needed to really spread desktop Linux to average home users? Here are some ideas that just might work. Journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols argues that Linux businesses, for the most part, don't do marketing. I argue almost the opposite.

Microsoft gouging Brazilians for 20 percent of income

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Ever wonder why Brazil and other BRIC countries are so hot on open source, including Linux? Gustavo Duarte gives several reasons, not the least of which is the punitive pricing that Microsoft inflicts on these developing markets.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install VMware Server 1.0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy"

  • How to send e-mail over SSH
  • Fixing the OpenOffice.org grammar glitch in Ubuntu Hardy
  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console On Ubuntu

  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console On Debian
  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console Client
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