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Whassup with Netbooks?

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: It has suddenly become fashionable to diss the Netbook. Some of the blame goes to Intel, which didn’t understand who its buyers might be.

Excelixis 1.0: A new workbench

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Excelixis is the awkwardly-renamed latest version of what was previously known as Workbench Linux. I liked that distro very much, so I was curious to see what (if any) improvements had been made.

Mozilla slates second Firefox 3.0 auto-update this week

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. said today that it will take another stab this week at convincing users running older versions of its Firefox browser to update to Version 3.0.

OpenSolaris 2008.11 is ready

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OS

heise-online.co.uk: The OpenSolaris project developers have released the final version 2008.11, four weeks after the release candidate and in line with their six-monthly release cycle. Apart from Firefox 3, Gnome 2.24 and OpenOffice 3, which are mainly intended for desktop use, the operating system also offers a complete web stack.

Three graphical mount managers

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Software

linux.com: Mounting and unmounting filesystems used to be straightforward in GNU/Linux. However, with the addition of udev and the demand for hotswapping USB devices the process is now more complicated. That is where graphical mount managers such as Forelex Mount Manager, PySDM, and MountManager find their niche.

Fedora Project Taking Ideas For Next Release Name

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Linux

ostatic.com: Distribution naming schemes are one of the more humorous aspects of the open source community. The Fedora Project is calling for suggestions on what to name Fedora 11.

Debian Project News - December 2nd

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's 16th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: Etch-and-a-half installation images updated, GNU Affero General Public License suitable for Debian main, and Security Teams Meeting in Essen.

You're Never Too Old For Linux

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Linux

oneclicklinux.com: November 30th was a milestone birthday for me! I hit the big Five-OH! Fifty! This 50th birthday made me realize that you're never too old to learn something new.

Bugzilla 3.2 has shiny NASA interface enhancements

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Software

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has announced the official release of Bugzilla 3.2, a significant new version that adds a large number of major improvements.

Just what does it take to switch to desktop Linux (part 2)?

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Linux

zdnet.com: Plenty of folks took my challenge to sort out just what it would take to switch from Windows to desktop Linux. Here are the highlights from the talkbacks, though, with some important considerations.

Compiz? Emerald? Metacity? What's the Difference?

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Software

ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: Not for the first time, I found myself the other night explaining on IRC how the window manager and window decorator parts fit together. There seems to be a misconception that Compiz requires Emerald. That is far from true. There also seems to be confusion regarding what different kinds of themes do. So let's start at the basics.

Nitrogen: A Background Setter For Lightweight Desktop Manager

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Gnome, KDE and XFCE users will have no problem changing the wallpaper on their desktop. However, if you are using a lightweight desktop manager such Openbox or Fluxbox, you will find that there is no way that you can set the wallpaper for your desktop. In this case, Nitrogen will come in handy.

Playing with Sugar

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Linux

tieguy.org/blog: Following Greg’s recent posts on Sugar, I’m playing with running it a bit; might even try to use it as my dominant platform for a while. Some thoughts, all written from within Sugar:

10 Myths of Free & Open Source Software

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: At FOSS, the focus is more on the protection of information than the methodology used to implement it. Several codes are made and rectified in the public and it thus increases the knowledge of all the users worldwide.

Testing Fedora 10 KDE Edition

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Linux

temporaryland.wordpress: My experience with Fedora has not been bad at all. I think a big reason for that is that my laptop has practically no need for proprietary drivers. In fact, every piece of hardware, including sound, works out of the box. So, that leaves me free to compare distros by their features and ease of use.

Fedora 10: Where's the beef?

techiemoe.com: Everything present in this version can and has been done better in Ubuntu. If you haven't dipped your toes into the Debian side of the pond, this is as good a time as any.

Mandriva falls on bad days - again

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MDV

itwire.com: The global economic crisis is taking its toll on many technology companies and Mandriva has now taken a hit. Last week, the company announced that it would be terminating the services of all its external contractors, that is those who work from remote locations.

10 essential Firefox add-ons

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Moz/FF

manilastandardtoday.com: ONE of the cool things about Firefox is that you can customize the browser with third-party add-ons to make it work better for you.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Three Reasons Why All Linux Users Should Support Ubuntu

  • Smolt and openSUSE
  • Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Steams Ahead
  • The waning of pure play open source
  • Five Best CD and DVD Burning Tools
  • 2 Mindanao open source orgs receive honors
  • What to Expect From Linux as a New User
  • Open source - it's all about the value add
  • The Lawsuit Ain't Over Til the Fat Lady Sings
  • Sexism in the IT industry
  • Is the new Komodo 5 toolset worth the upgrade?
  • Another vulnerability in VLC media player
  • NHL using Drupal
  • Camp KDE 2009 Presentations Announced
  • AGPL Declared DFSG-Free
  • Unlock the Web with Open Source
  • Sherwin-Williams Standardizes Its Retail Stores on SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Is this OpenOffice.org's Firegull Moment?
  • Unix and Linux Troubleshooting E-Book
  • X Generic Event (XGE) Protocol Specification
  • Opera 10, another great update, another cheesy name
  • Asustek Promises OLPC XO Competitor in Q1 2009
  • On Holidays, Hot Air and the 7 Horrors of Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy IPv6 connections with miredo

  • Mounting remote directories using FUSE and sshfs on openSUSE
  • Configuring sudo and adding users to Wheel group
  • Beginning the boot loading process in Ubuntu
  • Adding Synaptic in Linux Mint KDE
  • Keeping tabs on your network traffic
  • OOo: Using the "Format > Default Formatting" feature in presentations
  • Qemu - running fullscreen
  • How to send email from the Linux command line
  • Ubuntu tip: backing up installed packages
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