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REVIEW – xPUD 0.9.2

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Linux

openbytes.wordpress: Looking at xPUD, which is currently in an early release of 0.9.2, the first thing to strike you is the size of the download (and subsequent space it requires for a HD install) which is 60 meg approx and 50 meg approx respectively.

Software Freedom

proli.net: We, free (libre, as in freedom) software users are used to prefer open source software over closed source, and I think it’s great. My concern today is about distributed services (some people call it the cloud if you wish).

Also: Geek & Poke: From Hype To Hype

Pimp my Slack!

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Slack
HowTos

pdg86.wordpress: I am a KDE fan. Besides the eye-candy, I love the KDE apps. This article is about what I did with my default Slackware install to make it more beautiful. I will be using Slackware 13.0 with vbatts KDE4.3.1 packages.

Personal Financial Management Software for Linux - Continued

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Software

zdnet.co.uk/blog: During the past week I was able to look at a few more candidates in the Personal Financial Management area, and to gain some experience with the one that I have decided to use for now.

30 reasons why Ubuntu is here to stay

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Ubuntu

ubuntugeek.com: I’ve been using Ubuntu since version 5.04, in 2006. Since then it has only gotten better. Here is why I think Ubuntu excels in many points.

Virtual Users/Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 9.10)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface so that users can read and send emails and change their passwords.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • NVIDIA 190.53 Pre-Release Linux Driver
  • The Moblin Netbook OS – Giving Chrome OS A Run For Its Money
  • On Ailurus and w3m
  • Linux applications: Part 1 - Productivity
  • Yet Another Reason To Learn Linux – It’s Free
  • The Nouveau Pony Is Pulled, Ctx_Voodoo Ignored
  • Wow! Krita Donations
  • Red Hat will host forum on open source cloud computing
  • Open source hardware 2009 - The definitive guide

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • xine Tips & Tricks
  • Meet the GIMP - Episode 129: Octave Sharpening Python Plugin
  • How to install nVidia Graphics driver in Ubuntu
  • Installing Ubuntu 9.10 - VirtualBox
  • How I manage my Perl modules on Debian
  • Faster Browsing In Linux With Local DNS Cache
  • Telecom’s T-Stick under Mandriva Linux

10 Questions To Ask About Netbooks

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Hardware

informationweek.com: Like it or not, netbooks will move into your company. Here's what you need to know before they do.

Manage your network with the new KNetwork Manager

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Software

ghacks.net: KDE 4.3 is out now and the KNetwork Manager has matured quite a bit. Now this KDE tool has reached a point where it not only works consistently, it’s also quite easy to use – almost surpassing the GNOME Network Manager in user-friendliness.

NVIDIA Anti-Aliasing, Linux & Lenvik

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Recently via email we were asked to run a comparison of the different anti-aliasing and image rendering options between the ATI/AMD and NVIDIA Linux drivers and hardware. Well, we have now.

Comparing torrent clients

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I talk big about rtorrent a lot, and it’s for a good reason. I still prefer it to any other torrent client, and yes, occasionally, I do try others. Usually my motivation is to isolate “torrent slave” as a role for underpowered or out-of-date hardware. But what about something with a little more guts?

Fork openSuSE save KDE 3.5!

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KDE
SUSE

opensuse.org: Save KDE 3.5.10! Save openSuSE with KDE 3.5.10! Fix OpenSuSE 11.1 and dump KDE 4.x.x .... some of us want to see 11.1 work; fix it please!!! We don't need or want KDE 4.x.x.!!!

Does Open Source Software Put Government Security at Risk?

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OSS

daniweb.com: If the government uses open source software, then the government is at risk because the security flaws are exposed publicly. The use of proprietary software protects the government from security attacks because its code is hidden and not released to the public.

Get the best KDE Linux distro

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KDE
Linux

tuxradar.com: Not all distros are made equal, particularly if you're a KDE user. KDE has had something of a rough time over the last couple of years. The transition from version 3.5 to 4.x hasn't been easy, bt we feel KDE 4 has now matured to a point where most KDE users can safely dump their old desktop and move on to the new one. The question is, which Linux distro provides the best experience?

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 101 is out

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SUSE

Issue #101 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

The GNU/Linux Naming Controversy Quietly Lives On

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Linux

junauza.com: Should we really have to call it GNU/Linux instead of just Linux? The question lingers in my mind after a recent reader commented and corrected me that I should use the term "GNU/Linux" when referring to the entire operating system. I guess the naming controversy quietly lives on.

Sabayon Linux 5.1 Released

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Linux

v00d00.net: The best, refined blend of GNU/Linux, coming with bleeding edge edges is eventually here! Say hello to Sabayon Five-point-Oneh, available in both GNOME and KDE editions!

Songbird - The finest music player ever

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Software
Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: Discovering new applications is fun - discovering great new applications is sublime. For people with old, acquired taste, finding new thrills is not easy. But every now and then, you stumble upon a remarkable piece of engineering, which simply blows you away. Songbird is one such piece.

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