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Linux.com Weekly Wire #1 (video)

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Linux

linux.com: Lisa Hoover talks about highlights from this past week -- and a little about next week's stories, too, including a "sneak peek" at one item featured in the (upcoming) Linux.com holiday gift guide.

Red Hat Challenges IBM With Open Source Messaging System

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Software

Charles Babcock: Red Hat is betting that a fresh, open source messaging system can displace one of corporate America's most deeply entrenched pieces of software, IBM's WebSphere MQ, and similar messaging systems such as Tibco Software's Rendezvous and Microsoft's MSMQ.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Obtain some system statistics from vmstat

  • Backing Up Data In Ubuntu Using sBackup
  • Asus Eee - Accessing Windows and Linux Desktops Remotely
  • Updating the Linksys BEFSR41 Router Firmware from GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Manage Log File Size
  • DLink Wireless card on Linux

today's leftovers

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News
  • New learnings from bug reports and conservative people

  • Basic Linux Commands
  • How Do I Add Temporary Swap Space?
  • Fontmatrix is pretty cool, VolWheel rocks!
  • Stella, Compiz-Fusion, and Pulse Audio
  • Ubuntu Server: Kernel Configuration Considerations

Life with Linux

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Linux

hurricanelabs.blogspot: About a year ago now I made the best computing decision of my adult life. It was a cold and snowy evening at my apartment, and good-ole' XP was ready for its bi-yearly rebuild. I decided to grow a pair and just take the plunge: I backed up my data and proceeded to install the Ubuntu 6.06.

Linux: Stable API vs. Not?

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Linux

scienceblogs.com/gregladen: There has been a lot of interesting discussion on the benefits and negatives of a stable API on this thread, with good points being made on both sides. Greg Kroah-Hartman (an advocate of the changing API) sent me a document that may be worth reading. It is, in essence, the argument opposing the stable API:

What Is Linux?

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Linux

linuxiseasy.blogspot: Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds. Apart from the fact that it's freely distributed, Linux's functionality, adaptability and robustness, has made it the main alternative for proprietary Unix and Microsoft operating systems.

Also: Linux Distros

UT3 Linux Dedicated Server "Very Soon"

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Gaming

forums.beyondunreal.com: On the official mailing list for the Linux client and server, Ryan Gordon reports that the Linux Dedicated Server package is nearly ready.

When Worlds Collide

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OSS

Linux Today: Somewhere in the open source application known as OpenSSL, a line of code was found that exposed a small, but exploitable, vulnerability within part of the application. Normally, with open source software, after a bug is found and a fix is created, the patch is packaged up and readied for downloading. But even though OpenSSL is open source, that is not what happened in this instance.

Open Season 7: Novell, Red Hat and Gartner war with Facebook for PR flop award

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OSS

register: The usual crew - me, Matt Asay and Dave Rosenberg - went after Novell in Episode 7. Then we went after Novell some more. And finished off the Novell bashing with some Novell bashing. Next it was Red Hat's turn. No show ripping on Novell and Red Hat would be complete without a helping of cynicism directed at Sun Microsystems, Facebook and the masters of the felch spoon over at Gartner.

First KDE Education Project Meeting a Great Success

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KDE
News

Last weekend members of the KDE-Edu team met in Paris for a meeting about the KDE Education project. The meeting took place at the Mandriva office, where members got to know each other and started vivid discussions about their free and open source educational applications, life in general, as well as the future and vision of the Educational module, which is part of the KDE desktop project.

Finnish developer uses Linux and OSS to move to market quickly

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OSS

linux.com: For Navicron, a wireless technology company launched in Oulu, Finland, in 2004, open source development means it can move products to market quicker and cheaper. The company, which creates hardware and software for cell phones, recently opened an office in Texas so company representatives could be closer to potential vendor partners and venture capital in the States.

Big Audio Dynamite

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Linux

forbes: The request S4.2500 is the Mercedes S600 of digital music players: big, powerful, built like a tank. And expensive. It's basically a rock-solid Linux computer coupled to a Lynx Studio Technology sound card of the sort used by professional recording studios.

Low standards

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Microsoft
OSS

Matthew Aslett: I’m surprised there hasn’t been more attention in the press today on the comments made by Martin Bryan, outgoing convenor of the ISO JTC1/SC34 WG1 (the working group overseeing the progress of ECMA 376 - Microsoft Office Open XML - through the ISO standardization process).

Mozilla, Opera look to make video on the Web easier

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Software
Moz/FF

infoworld: New features in the Firefox and Opera browsers could make it less complex and cheaper for people to incorporate video into their Web sites, representatives of Mozilla and Opera say.

Also: Webrunner becomes Mozilla Prism

You Say You Want a Revolution?

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Linux

blogs.eweek: Eyeing the trends around user-friendly Linux desktops, sub-$500 notebooks, universal broadband, and Web 2.0 office applications, my colleague Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols opines that we're on the brink of a low-end Linux revolution. For my part, I'm not so sure.

Finding the right distro for a Thinkpad X61

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PCLOS
MDV
Ubuntu

Here is an interesting comparison in which the author compares several common tasks (setting up Compiz Fusion, setting up wireless networking, and setting up a printer) on three popular distributions, Mandriva Linux 2008, Linux Mint 4.0, and PCLinuxOS 2007.

Ubuntu Innovates Excuses

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Ubuntu

Carla Schroder: For all of the cool things that Ubuntu has done, their lack of quality control is astonishing and baffling. They’re better at innovating excuses than actually responding to bug reports.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to make a daily calendar with OOo

  • Python: Careful with equal sign
  • How to Enable Drag and Drop capabilities to aMSN
  • Kill Linux Processes Easier with pkill
  • Simple archiving from the command line
  • Get a Root Terminal in Ubuntu
  • How to Secure Ubuntu Linux
  • Backing up and restoring you thunderbird Data

Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux, Part 1

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Software

Linux Journal: A Win/Mac developer recently asked me what I thought about his plan to create a binary of his application and sell it to interested Linux sound and music people. As a result of this inquiry I decided to revisit the Linux soundapps site and check up on the commercial sound and music software for Linux. This article reveals and ponders some of the results from that visit.

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