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Eee PC Operating System Choices

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OS

zenco.net: Every time I visit eeeuser.com, new users always seem to pick a particular operating system for their Eee PC, then stick with it through to the end. But there isn’t anywhere that lays out the basic choices you get with the Eee PC, so I thought I’d give a brief description on each one.

Epidermis Theme Manager: Promising for the Future, Problematic for Now

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linuxloop.com: Epidermis is a project that promises to bring together all the aspects of a complete GNOME theme in to a single interface, allowing you to install and apply a completely new theme in a single click.

atop: an ASCII full-screen performance monitor

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debaday.debian.net: Every system administrator must be familiar with the top(1) command that shows the most active running processes in a Linux environment. atop is different than that.

Open Source Alternatives

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mr-oss.com: Open source is rarely taken seriously. It has became a buzzword just like going green. What can open source actually do for your organization? What alternatives are available to replace our proprietary systems?

Linux is not good for you…

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Linux

fred.dao2.com: A friend of mine was telling me how she went to buy a new computer, asked to have Linux on it, and was told “Linux is not good for you at home” and that she shouldn’t worry, they’ll just install her Windows XP.

some howtos & stuff

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  • Ubuntu 8.10 on a Dell Latitude D420
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  • rsync and emelfm2
  • Photos From The Golden Age Of Computing
  • HOW-TO open an exe file in Linux Mint?
  • Linux: Fun with Big Files
  • Linux Html Editors; What Works, What Doesn’t

ZYpp project now on git

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SUSE

duncan.mac-vicar.com: You may have noticed (or not?) that svn.opensuse.org/svn/zypp is now read-only. Since a couple of weeks the ZYpp project repository is now hosted on git.opensuse.org.

What’s New In Windows 7?

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Linux
Microsoft

workswithu.com: Many of the new features planned for the next release of Windows, however, seem more like catch-up than innovation. In particular, here’s a list of features new to Windows that have been around in the Linux world for more than a little while

The Advantages / Disadvantages of Leaving the Mainstream

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Linux
OSS

linuxloop.com: A recent Free Software Magazine article points out that using Linux protects you from potential governmental spying or hacking in two ways. All of this logic basically also applies to ordinary hackers, too.

Open Souce Multi Track Audio Editing Software Jokosher

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geek2live.blogspot: Jokosher is an Open Source Multi Track Audio Editing Software. Could be used in creating Audio record, Podcasts.

Pagico v3.2 is coming to Ubuntu

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pagico.com/blog: The last version of Pagico on Ubuntu was v2.3, released a long while ago. As Ubuntu not being our prioritized platform, we didn’t put too much energy on it. However, things have changed.

Enough is Enough. Higher Education...? Wake Up

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Linux
OSS

linuxlock.blogspot: It has been gratifying to see the number of businesses and personal computers moving to Open Source software and the Linux Operating System. However...

Top Sites That Every BitTorrent User Should Know About

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Web

makeuseof.com: The last few years have seen a tremendous growth in the number of BitTorrent users and the content that is available via BitTorrent. The number of sites indexing and searching BitTorrent files have kept pace with this growth.

Evolution gets a D-Bus API for mail metadata

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arstechnica.com: Philip Van Hoof, the developer behind the lightweight Tinymail e-mail framework, has written a plugin for GNOME's Evolution e-mail client that exposes the application's functionality through D-Bus.

Some Linux Apps I Discovered Recently

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winterdom.com/weblog: I’ve been spending a lot more time on Linux as it’s been very helpful for my work: I put all kinds of test servers and tools there that I use during my java/.NET work. Because of this, I’ve been looking to improve my list of useful Linux applications, and I’ve found a few that I’ve liked well enough.

DesktopLinux Reader Survey!

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OSS

desktoplinux.com: Please participate in DesktopLinux.com's annual desktop Linux market survey! By answering a few quick questions, you will help us build a composite profile of our readership.

A look at Mozilla Snowl

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Moz/FF

aronzak.wordpress: Mozilla Snowl is a new experimental Firefox addon that acts as a more advanced feed reader. It can display RSS feeds and also Twitter messages.

Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 3: Kernel controlled graphics modes

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heise-online.co.uk: With the release of 2.6.29-rc1 last weekend, Linus Torvalds concluded the first phase, called the merge window, of the development cycle. This phase allows for incorporating the substantial changes intended for the next kernel version into the source code management system of the Linux kernel.

Why Open Source Will Succeed on the Desktop…Without Linux.

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I have been a consumer of Open Source software for a very long time. Here lately, I’ve been having a love/hate relationship with (not only) Ubuntu, but with Linux in general.

Review: OpenSUSE 11.1

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headshotgamer.com: OpenSUSE (in various forms) has been around for quite some time and has been quite popular with developers and business users. It currently holds Distrowatch's number 2 spot on the page hit ranking and has a thriving community of users. OpenSUSE 11.1 is packing some good stuff.

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