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Story A Drooling Attack Over the BeagleBone Black srlinuxx 02/05/2013 - 4:34pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/05/2013 - 5:50am
Story some more odds & ends srlinuxx 02/05/2013 - 12:01am
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Story Buggy Install, No Support Take the Lead Out of Pencil srlinuxx 01/05/2013 - 6:27pm
Story Is the Linux desktop becoming extinct? srlinuxx 01/05/2013 - 6:25pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 01/05/2013 - 4:07pm
Story Working with Stdin and Stdout srlinuxx 30/04/2013 - 11:11pm

A Video Overview of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: This video ”produced” by Daeng Bo for ibeentoubuntu.com. The voice-over is done by me, Chiraporn Srisutthakarn. I am not a native English speaker, so please excuse my slight accent. This video is licensed under the Creative Commons license, which means that you can reuse and re-edit it.

Bugs And Bureaucracy

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: A thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list discussed the process in place for reporting, bisecting and fixing bugs. In response to a suggestion that some of the issues could be solved by introducing new procedures, Al Viro retorted, "we've got ourselves a developing beaurocracy."

Portable Ubuntu: working

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Ubuntu

revjim.net: Thanks to a tip from Bryan, portable Ubuntu is now working for me, though not quite in the same way I envisioned it in the beginning.

Eee PC, 4 Months Later

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Linux
Hardware

linuxjournal.com: You may recall about 4 months ago, I reviewed the Eee PC. As it turned out, the computer was actually a gift from my wife, so unlike many of the other products I review, I got to keep it. I'm going to give you the quick rundown of how those 4 months have been with the little lappy at my side:

today's leftovers

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News
  • SpamAssassin: Fighting the War on Spam

  • Is “working on it” just open source FUD?
  • Will Linux die in 2018?
  • What about those .la files?
  • Software animation with Pencil
  • Is The ASUS EeePC a Good Tool For Schools?
  • ISO calls for end to OOXML 'personal attacks'
  • OOXML is like a baroque castle with secret passages and crumbling towers
  • Genbuntoo
  • Ubuntu Heron Chicks
  • Ubuntu Kicks
  • Quickzi: Generate Random Passwords on the Linux Command Line
  • Is Ubuntu including non-free components by default?
  • Canonical Announces Ubuntu Desktop Training
  • Ubuntu Hardy and sound in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
  • Disinfecting a virus-laden PC

Linux examined: Ubuntu Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com: If there is a single complaint that is laid at the feet of Linux time and time again, it's that the operating system is too complicated and arcane for casual computer users to tolerate. You can't ask newbies to install device drivers or recompile the kernel, naysayers argue.

Linux replacements for your favorite Windows apps

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Software

computerworld.com.au: Linux offers equivalents to many Windows applications that are often as good as--or even better than--the programs you're used to. In some cases the apps are also available in Windows and Mac OS versions, allowing dual-booters to stay with the same set of free programs regardless of the operating system in use.

What do RMS and Naomi Campbell have in common?

itwire.com: Richard Matthew Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, has probably been called many names and been compared to a great many characters in his lifetime. I doubt, however, whether he has been even likened to a capricious fashion model.

Open source entertainment

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Misc

dwasifar.com: I was reading the wikipedia article on the Sony rootkit scandal from a couple of years ago, and it got me to thinking about the war that the entertainment media industry has declared on its customers. And it occurred to me that some parallels exist between that and the open source movement.

Pondering Windows' Bloated Demise

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Linux

LinuxInsider: The prediction by Gartner that Windows is nearing collapse resonated cheerily through the open source community last week. Some bloggers, however, greeted the report with a healthy dose of skepticism, noting that Microsoft is likely to carry on quite nicely. Still, the penguin crowd can't resist an opportunity to bash Redmond, especially one this juicy.

Is Linux Ready To Hit Wall Street?

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Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: While the thought of Linux actually powering the massive financial exchange computer systems around the world would have been absurd just a couple of years ago, there is a growing feeling that the open source computer operating system is ready to make the jump.

Also: Linux ready for real-time computing in financial services

Why Linux?

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Ubuntu

mssaleh.wordpress: I’ve been using Linux on and off for about 7 years. I am not a programmer or a hacking enthusiast. I’ve never seen a product that can convert every user into an advocate except Linux, and I kept telling myself that it must be so good to deserve such a treatment.

Comic strip aims for a fun way to educate new Linux users

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Linux

linux.com: Jeremiah Gray wants to provide an interesting way to learn about Linux, so he's created a new comic strip, called Hackett and Bankwell, about the open source operating system. The strip will be published as a series of comic books that Gray hopes will appeal to new Linux users, but he says it is "more than just a comic book version of a Linux training guide."

Top 10 Features to Expect in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

sizlopedia.com: The countdown for Ubuntu 8.04 finally begins today as now there are only 9 days to go for the official launch of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. But before Ubuntu lovers get their hands on Hardy, their biggest anticipation is about the new features and applications coming in Ubuntu 8.04.

A year later, sales of Linux on Dell computers continue to grow

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: As Dell Inc. approaches its one-year anniversary of selling laptop and desktop computers preloaded with Ubuntu Linux, the company is continuing to expand the fledgling program to new computer models and markets. Dell representatives said sales of the Linux-loaded machines are encouraging.

Reiser Hard Drives Don't Map to Murder

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: A computer forensic specialist testified in the Hans Reiser murder trial here Monday that the defendant's two hard drives he hid from the authorities did not contain evidence linking the Linux programmer to the 2006 disappearance of his estranged wife, Nina Reiser.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Table and Database Operations in PHP

  • Converting Solaris Pkg's Into RPM's on Linux
  • Veritas NetBackup, Backup Planning and Configuration Guidelines
  • Un-displaying the grid lines in OpenOffice.org Calc
  • Attaching a Document to an OpenOffice Menu Item
  • Fun With xwinwrap in Compiz Fusion
  • Installing Passenger Rails stack on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Monday fun with eSpeak on Linux
  • Highlight Your Shell Prompt When Working as Root
  • Virtualization with Virt-Manager and KVM in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Setting up networking on an ubuntu server
  • How to Speed Up Amarok - Part 1

Review: Mandriva 2008 Spring

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MDV

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: UNLIKE the Scottish weather, I’ve warmed a lot toward Mandriva in recent months. The thaw in relations began when I reviewed Mandriva’s excellent 2008 Flash distribution (read it here) and has continued with their just-released desktop offering, Mandriva 2008 Spring.

10 reasons to convert to Linux, 5 not to

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Linux

look2linux.com: Why do people convert to Linux and why do people contradict their choice, I will investigate this in this post and bring to your attention 15 points. 10 for and 5 against converting to Linux.

Download and apply KDE wallpapers in just a few clicks

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KDE

fosswire.com: KDE-Look.org is the premier site for styles, themes and other goodies for your KDE desktop. One of the goodies offered there is wallpapers. You can download them from the website, but for KDE users there is a better way…

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