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GIMP Animation Package 2.4.0 Released

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GIMP

GAP, the GIMP Animation Package, is a collection of plug-ins to extend GIMP with capabilities to edit and create animations. Version 2.4.0 of the GIMP Animation Package is now available. This is a bug-fix release that makes GAP usable with GIMP 2.4.x releases.

Review: SimplyMepis 7.0

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Linux

raiden.net: SimplyMepis, or just Mepis for short, is a distribution built around an idea of being as simple for a new user as possible. I've heard a lot of talk about Mepis lately, yet I've never really tried it before. But given that I've heard so many glowing comments and reviews about it, I thought to take it for a spin myself and see what all the hype and fuss was about.

The future of Linux: what it means for Wikipedia

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Linux

apcmag.com: With 2,000 lines of code being added every single day, any lingering suggestion that Linux might suffer from a lack of support is clearly insane. But what lessons can the open-source OS teach its somewhat younger encyclopaedic cousin, Wikipedia?

French police deal blow to Microsoft

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Ubuntu

afp.google.com: The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft for the free Linux operating system, becoming one of the biggest administrations in the world to make the break.

First look: CrunchBang - A faster Ubuntu

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Linux

softpedia.com: Everybody knows Ubuntu, right? And I bet that some of you heard about Openbox, the standards compliant, fast, lightweight, extensible window manager (similar to Fluxbox). Well, CrunchBang is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and powered by Openbox!

today's leftovers

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News
  • dillo: a super fast web browser

  • OLPC, by Jim Gettys
  • Put your program in, Pull your program out. That's what it's all about.
  • Progress drives Linux, greed drives Windows Vista
  • A practical guide to Ubuntu Linux
  • Why don't corporates love Debian?
  • Linux an inspiration for new ideas: expert
  • Ubuntu Help: Reporting bugs using Launchpad
  • What do Torvalds, Gates and Jobs Have In Common?
  • Epson Stylus C92 on Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10)
  • Delete Emacs backup files
  • "Real-time" Linux tools ported to Ubuntu
  • Mother-in-law on Linux? Yep.

Core Driver Patches in the 2.6.25 Merge Window

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Prefacing a series of 196 patches, Greg KH noted, "due to the low level nature of these patches, and because they touch so many different parts of the kernel, a number of the subsystem maintainers have asked me to get them in first to make merging other trees easier."

HP calls for a bit of help with open source tools

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: HP has called on developers to pitch in and help improve the open source management tools it made available to the community last week.

Also: OpenLogic: HP hogged FOSS announcement limelight

Mozilla Developer News - Jan 29

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Moz/FF

In this issue: Mozilla: celebrating the first ten years, Firefox 3 Beta 3 code freeze today, Firefox 2.0.0.12 scheduled for release on February 12, Mozilla Mobile prototype user-interfaces posted, and more.

A better ext4 filesystem for Linux

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Linux

LinuxWorld: A new Linux filesystem gets rid of the 256-petabyte limit, and adds a checksum feature for the journal. But developers want you to know that it's not yet ready for production sytems.

ATI stuff @ phoronix

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Software
  • R500 XAA/EXA Benchmarks Of RadeonHD Driver

  • Radeon HD 3870 X2 Open-Source Support
  • Open-Source ATI R500 EXA & XAA Support

some howtos

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HowTos
  • urpmi and rpm

  • Remote desktop to Ubuntu 7.10 from Windows
  • File permision
  • Setting up ATI FireGL V5200 with Dual Screen in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • keypad is wonky in nano
  • Digital Music Management with Linux
  • Passwordless Login with SSH
  • Medibuntu : The Only 3rd Party Repo I Use
  • HowTo: Secure your Ubuntu Apache Web Server
  • The following packages cannot be authenticated Solution

BBC moves Linux into TV production

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: Expensive and error-prone digital tapes have forced the BBC to look at using computers running Linux to help produce its programmes.

Could Pandora open up Linux games?

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A stealth-mode startup is readying a Linux-based handheld gaming device with WiFi, USB, and a 4.3-inch 800x480 touchscreen. The "Pandora," headquartered at OpenPandora.org for now, runs Linux on a next-generation ARM SoC with integrated OpenGL 2.0 compliant graphics processor.

Using mouse gestures across Linux

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Software

linux.com: My first brush with mouse gestures on the Opera browser was an accident, but the ability to quickly move backward or forward in the browser history, open new windows, close tabs, and more without using the menus or moving the mouse toward the navigation toolbar won me over immediately. Nowadays, this feature is available in Firefox and Konqueror too, and you can even configure mouse gestures for GNOME and KDE desktop environments.

To Command Line or not to Command Line, is it really a question?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I am personally a strong advocate of using the Command Line. However, I am coming from a more tech type of situation than some others do. For the 'average" user however, is the Command Line relevant to everyday use?

Hans Reiser in the Sierra Nevada Mountains 21 Days After Wife Vanished

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Reiser, the Linux programmer accused of killing his wife, made several "uncommon" cash withdrawals -- and three ATM transactions in the Sierras -- in the days and weeks after his wife vanish Sept. 3, 2006, a bank auditor testified.

Microsoft makes last-gasp OOXML push

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Microsoft

news.zdnet.com: Weeks away from a crucial International Organization for Standardization vote in Geneva on the ratification of Microsoft's proposed Office Open XML standard, the software giant is engaged in a last-ditch campaign to convince the wider industry that its endeavors are in the best interests of users.

Also: Microsoft accuses IBM of OOXML smear campaign

Simply Mepis 7

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: This is the first time I've ever booted Mepis. I remember Simply Mepis as the distribution that switched from using Ubuntu as its foundation to using Debian as its foundation. The reason given at the time was that Ubuntu wasn't upgrading adequately within a given release. Apparently baseline Debian was.

Eight Interesting Improvements In GNOME 2.22

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in November we started sharing some of the exciting features planned for the GNOME 2.22 and 2.24 releases, and now that the first GNOME 2.22.0 Beta release is planned for later this week, we have taken another look at the packages set for inclusion and the changes that have actually been made.

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