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Linux zealots - Isn't it time to grow up?

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Linux

fewt.com: I read an article today about an issue that a user had with windows popping up over the screen saver in an environment with ePHI. The author concludes rightfully so that there will never be a year of Linux on the "desktop". When I got down into the comments, I found the typical responses from the Linux zealots.

Be a pal; share Linux with your friends and family

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Linux

itwire.com: Are you the local computer boffin in your social circle? Tired of forever having to clean off that annoying fake super anti-virus 2010 trojan? Well, friends shouldn’t let friends run Windows. Be a friend to your friends.

8 of the Best Online Backup Services for Linux

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Software
Web

junauza.com: A remote or online backup service has become quite an important tool for those of us who travel a lot and require some of our files on the cloud for easy access anytime and any place with Internet connection.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GNOME Foundation 2010 Elections Results
  • Luckybackup 0.4.1 released
  • GPL'd Linux driver released for MPEG-4 compression card
  • Tracing the Gentoo libpng update mess
  • Debian Project At LSM/RMLL 2010
  • Porn's Lessons on the Plentiful Possibilities of Perl and PHP
  • Tunisian govt. launches FOSS training programme
  • Marave Featured in LinuxUser
  • FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 Available...
  • Editing PDFs On Ubuntu
  • Moonlight 3.0, Preview 7
  • FLOSS Weekly 124: Zenoss

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Improve Photos with digiKam’s Local Contrast Tool
  • easiest way to split and merge pdf files in Ubuntu
  • Updating BIOS Firmware on a Linux Only Thinkpad Laptop
  • Ubuntu Web Gateway
  • Convert Linux man pages to PDF files
  • Hacking OOo for dummies (2)
  • Stream Multimedia from Linux Box (Enable UPnP on Ubuntu)
  • Audio/Video/Image/Text/ISO Convert Nautilus Script
  • How to do Perl Hash Reference and Dereference
  • Gnote: Fedora 13 note tool

Using Gnome Shell – Day 5

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Software

g33q.co.za: I discovered something really neat, Gnome-Shell lets you record .ogg video of your desktop! I decided to end my fifth day with Gnome-Shell with some video of basic things I have blogged about in the previous days.

Google Releases Command-Line Tool For Linux

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Software
  • Google releases command line tool for accessing Web services
  • Command line tool for the Google services

Configure Conky with ConkyWizard

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Software

linux-magazine.com: If fiddling with configuration files is not your cup of tea, you'll appreciate the ConkyWizard utility which lets you configure Conky's settings using a user-friendly graphical interface.

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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Software

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…

More here...

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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Software

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.

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