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Cuba preparing to quit Windows in favor of GNU/Linux

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Linux

ghabuntu.com: Cuban authorities are seriously preparing to quit the Windows operating system and use the GNU/Linux free software instead.

Why oh why did Epiphany have to ditch Gecko?

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Software

nancib.wordpress: If you read my review of Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” you probably noticed that GNOME’s Epiphany web browser has ditched it’s Gecko rendering engine for the WebKit engine.

Widget-enabled Internet radio gets faster, cheaper

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Linux
Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Chumby Industries is readying an updated version of its Linux-based "Chumby" web-connected clock radio. Like the original, the "Chumby One" streams a personalized broadcast of web content over WiFi, and it offers a much lower price.

Vatican Library Uses Linux

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Linux

stephencuyos.com: I was browsing the Vatican Library website when I chanced upon this bit of interesting information. The Information Technology Center (C.E.D.) of the Vatican Library uses Red Hat.

OpenSUSE 11.2 and Novell's Mono Tools ship

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SUSE
  • OpenSUSE 11.2 and Novell's Mono Tools ship
  • First-look: openSUSE 11.2 is flexible, elegant
  • Celebrate OpenSuse 11.2 Being Released By Using It's GTK Theme
  • openSUSE 11.2 Persistent LiveUSB Setup

Paranoia and criticism, how it was meant and how it is taken

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Linux

It's interesting to see how many people automatically associate criticism with "Anti-X distro".

Painting with cadubi

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Cadubi, which I happen to like as a vaguely artistic and somewhat amusing way of “painting” text for the console, is basically a stamp-painting program, with a few simple hot-wirings that make it more usable.

Vulnerability in the GIMP image editing tool

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Security
GIMP

h-online.com: According to security services provide Secunia, a vulnerability in the free image editing tool GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) can potentially be exploited to compromise a users system.

Linux desktop turns 10; world yawns

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Linux

computerworld.com: I began using Linux as a desktop operating system around 1993, two years after Linux was created. Countless developers, engineers and hackers were doing the same. But at that point, it wasn't what most people would recognize as a desktop OS.

Comparing windows and Linux installations

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: I have this computer. It came with windows xp pre-installed. I formatted it and installed CentOS Linux for some tests. The computer was then needed for an employee so we put windows xp back on. This is a step by step comparison of installation of the two operating systems on the exact same hardware.

openSUSE 11.2 Announced

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SUSE
  • openSUSE 11.2 Released!
  • Nvidia and ATI Proprietary Graphics Drivers support in OpenSuSe 11.2 Linux
  • Multimedia (MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc.) support in OpenSuse 11.2 Linux
  • Microblogging with Choqok in openSUSE 11.2
  • openSUSE 11.2 — the art of GNOME

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 With GNOME

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2010.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) 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.

Pidgin Plug-in For Embedding Videos Into Conversations

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Ubuntu

Pidgin Embedded Video is a GTK plugin for the popular instant messaging client Pidgin. It transforms a simple conversation into a much more attractive and interesting experience.

The Lizard has Landed

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SUSE
  • The Lizard has Landed
  • OpenSUSE 11.2 Exposes, Integrates Community-Packaged Software

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remove Titlebar on Maximized Windows
  • HOWTO: Setup a Linux Storage Partition
  • Building The Ultimate KDE Desktop With Arch Linux (Part 2)
  • Convert Video Files to DVD
  • how-to: keep your kde 3.5 after it’s removed from gentoo’s tree
  • Broadcom Wireless Driver Fix In Karmic
  • HOW TO increase available space of your partitions - tune2fs
  • Installing and configuring Mozilla Raindrop on Ubuntu 9.10
  • Build your own Linux distribution the easy way

Mandriva One 2010.0 (including Moblin UI)

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MDV

zdnet.co.uk/blog: If you have had trouble with the new Ubuntu 9.10 distribution, or you are a bit reluctant about it because of the numerous reports of problems circulating... or even if you are just becoming uneasy about the direction that Canonical is moving, then this could be a very good time to take a look at Mandriva Linux.

FFmbc - A Broadcast Media Alternative to FFmpeg

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Movies

FFmbc (FFMedia Broadcast) is an off-shoot of the FFmpeg project that is targeted squarely at the broadcast media world. The project while still in its infancy, but available for around 6 months already, is currently at release version 0.2. Launched and managed by Baptiste Coudurier, well known for his work on the FFmpeg project.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Android: Linux--Only Different
  • Cox, Gleixner, Ts'o Elected to LF Technical Advisory Board
  • Smile - a great photo show software for Linux
  • Krita has got a new website!
  • S&P ups Red Hat to BB+ on steady revenue
  • PHP founder takes flight from Yahoo!
  • Mandriva 2010 adds Moblin, rolls in full set of Eee PC drivers
  • Economy Size Geek - A Pico-Sized Platform with Potential
  • Sidux 2009-03 - Review and Commentary
  • eWeek's OpenSUSE 11.2 Slideshow
  • Linux desktop is Pretty Limited
  • TV Mythos Renewed: MythTV 0.22 with Many Improvements
  • Thoughts on Mythbuntu 9.10 (MythTV 0.22)
  • Apache Foundation Draws Support & Recognition
  • Cloud to suck money out of market, report says
  • Red Hat Tech Supporting Toronto Hydro Smart Metering Program
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 21

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to tweak your Linux machine’s history command
  • Bash script to email random passwords to users
  • Install Gnome ZenMini Desktop PCLinuxOS
  • Linux Remote Networking over the Internet (part 3)
  • Remaster ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala with remastersys
  • Setting up phpUnderControl on Gentoo
  • Boot Multiple ISO from USB (MultiBoot USB)
  • Give Banshee A Muine-Like Interface Using One Command
  • Gigolo - It Mounts What It's Told To
  • How To Install Gnome 3 Shell in Ubuntu Karmic Koala
  • Get CheckGMail to Use Ubuntu Notification System Easily
  • Code Project: control Digg with Python

Open Source Software Ready for Big Business

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OSS
  • Open Source Software Ready for Big Business
  • Copyright/left at the centre of open source business strategies
  • Are enterprises saving $26 million per project with open source?
  • Top Open Source technical writers on the Web
  • Is Europe's love of open source Microsoft's best friend?
  • Creative Commons: Best practices for webmasters
  • Schmidt: Proprietary code is more securely written
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