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Fedora 12: A little *too* convenient.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Fedora, and Redhat before it, has held a special place in my heart for years, being that Redhat Desktop was the very first Linux distribution I ever used, and the one I kept coming back to during my programming classes in college.

Also: Fedora 12 rolls out impressive features

The Ten Most Influential Internet Moments of the Decade

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Web

itwire.com: Earlier today, the organisers of the Webby Awards announced their selection of the most influential moments on the Internet in the past decade.

Gnome Music Player Client (GMPC) + MPD - Just WOW

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Linux

GMPC, or Gnome Music Player Client is a lightweight client for MPD, extendable through plug-ins: alarm, album view, AWN applet, dynamic playlist, fullscreen info, jamendo, last.fm, libnotify, lirc, lyrdb, lyricsplugin, lyricwiki, magnatune, wikipedia info, taglib (for editing tags) and so on (in the latest version).

Intel Divulges Information on TRIM for Linux

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Hardware

Intel made a couple of points that cleared up a lot, starting off with the fact that TRIM is indeed alive and well in Linux, and it comes down to having the right software installed to take advantage of it. I was pointed to a PDF that explains how the command can be executed (section 7.10.3.2), and that's all that's needed for a software engineer to implement the feature, whether it be someone in charge of a distro, a piece of software, or a file system.

My life with Linux: Day 2 - ups and downs of switching

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Linux

pcauthority.com.au: Stuart Turton spends the second day of his one week odyssey with Linux, battling Fedora and DVD playback troubles, while trying valiantly not to go back to the relative 'safety' of Vista, as frustrations start to boil over.

7 Google Chrome Extensions You Must Have

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Software

clickonf5.org: Google Chrome Extensions are here and really doing great. There are loads of extensions released by different parties but here we are going to take 7 extensions which you should install on your google chrome to make your life much easier.

10 Years of SourceForge.net

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Web

ostatic.com: It's often difficult to notice when you're in the midst of making history. In the summer and fall of 1999, I spent some time working next door to four noisy, Mountain Dew-swilling misfits working on a renegade project within VA Linux Systems. Little did I know that their efforts would become known as the world's largest open source development site.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 9.10 is derived from Ubuntu 9.10 and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

Fedora 12 - it's a horse, not a camel

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: The Fedora Project has announced the latest version of its popular open source Linux distribution. So what does the Fedora 12 release have to offer? The answer is quite a bit.

openSUSE 11.2

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SUSE

lwn.net: Right behind Mandriva and Ubuntu, openSUSE 11.2 arrived as scheduled after almost a year of development. This incremental version increase has enough new features to warrant a closer look. Sometimes adding so many new features between minor versions can backfire.

Good karma: an in-depth review of Ubuntu 9.10

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arstechnica.com: Good karma: an in-depth review of Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, was officially released last month. In this comprehensive review, Ars takes you under the surface for an in-depth look at the new features and major architectural changes.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fedora 12: Screenshot gallery
  • New Fedora Spins site with Fedora 12
  • 7 Must Have Linux iPhone Applications
  • Scribble Notes with SimpleText
  • Haiku OS Alpha 1 Screenshots
  • SDC goes open source with Red Hat
  • The Second GNOME 2.30 Development Release
  • Interview: Red Hat about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Laptops for each student in 13 schools
  • The easiest but hardest experience in Linux
  • How Jolicloud is adding support for GMA 500 graphics
  • [rant] Arch or Gentoo?
  • Tux Paint a Drawing program with nice effects for Children
  • summary of the last weeks in kamoso land
  • Qimo 4 kids – NGO Interview 5
  • Open source key to software re-use of public administrations
  • The Screen Resolution Bug Resurfaces in Fedora
  • What does the openSUSE Board do?
  • The Best Free Linux Music Servers
  • 3 useful plugins for Gimp
  • Animating with open-source
  • The case for the open-source Goliath
  • Linux Outlaws 122 - In a Gnome Shell

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Making your mixed KDE and GNOME desktop look cool
  • Tutorial: Rebuild your Locate Database
  • How to autostart any program when Gnome desktop session starts
  • How to Downgrade Gnome Display Manager 2.28 to 2.20 in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Freeing disk space with ">"
  • Backup your data with Grsync
  • CPU Hotswapping and Howto Disable Processors
  • Renaming Groups of Files From the Command Line

PulseAudio Revisited

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Software

tycheent.wordpress: Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10) has come out now, and I’m still getting 70 hits a week on my original article concerning PulseAudio. The situation has changed radically, and so that people will get correct information concerning it, I felt it necessary to revise my previous findings.

5 More Free Linux Apps You Can't Do Without

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Software

pcauthority.com.au: More digital Swiss Army knife software, including Linux utilities and tools that are so useful you won't know how you ever did without them.

Impressive Lesser-Known Features of OOo Impress

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OOo

linux.com: If you've ever created a presentation you know how much can be done with these outstanding tools. Of course many users only take advantage of a mere portion of the the features available. Why is this? For most people it is a simple fact of not knowing the feature exist.

Time to compile the naughty list: Who isn't playing nice with Linux?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: I might be a bit of a rabble-rouser, but since I brought up the example of Linux/open source discrimination in my last post, “You can’t get there from here: Linux platform hurdles” and asked for your feedback, I keep seeing all sorts of complaints of the similarly disgruntled from all over the Internets/series of tubes.

Ho Chi Minh City hosts open source software summit

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OSS

thanhniennews.com: Over 500 participants from 15 countries will join one of the Asia’s top events on free and open source software (FOSS) to be held in Ho Chi Minh City this Friday.

Firefox faces browser clone war in China

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Moz/FF

zdnetasia.com: The browser war in China is heating up but not quite in a way that resembles the Western markets, as Mozilla's Beijing chief explains.

Fedora 12 LXDE Spin withdrawn

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Linux
HowTos
  • Fedora 12 LXDE Spin withdrawn (for now)
  • Fedora 12 Cheat Sheet
  • No root permissions needed
  • How to Upgrade your existing system to Fedora 12
  • Fedora 12 On A Stick (Tutorial)
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