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My New Linux Laptop

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Linux
Hardware

kzimm.wordpress: A couple of weeks ago, my wife bought an Asus netbook. It came with Win 7 Starter Edition. She knew what I was going to do with it. After all, both desktop systems in the house are running up-to-date PCLinuxOS 2009.

The Ubuntu One Music Store is Over-Engineered and Will Fail

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: The Ubuntu One Music Store is probably one of the most awaited new features of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid. As the details come out, though, it's obvious that the store isn't going to work out as implemented.

Updates On The New Ubuntu 10.04 Theme(s)

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Ubuntu

Update On The New Ubuntu Themes: it seems the new themes will have the buttons on the right after all. But what's puzzling is the website screenshot which presents Ubuntu using Global Menu (screenshots inside).

Download the new Ubuntu 10.04 wallpaper: here.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Fedora 12

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Fedora 12) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Fedora 12 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Senate Leader Plans Net Freedom Law
  • CeBIT 2010: IPFire open source firewall
  • 17 Featured Apps in Ubuntu 10.04 Software Center - Wise Choices?
  • KDE 4.4.1
  • QuickShot – from a sketch to an application in 3 weeks
  • Microsoft In Another Linux Software Patent Deal
  • Chris Blizzard: Life in the Browser
  • portage-2.1.8 has new --rebuilt-binaries option
  • Interview with Matt Asay about new Job at Canonical
  • Canonical betas Ubuntu music store
  • Sub $200 Android tablets arrives: is the iPad doomed?
  • Open-source hardware takes baby steps toward the gadget mainstream
  • Fighting Fruitless Open Content Fight
  • Red Hat sees three-way struggle for virtualisation space
  • Microsoft at last releases famed Red Hat/Linux virtualization drivers
  • Luc Creates X.Org Board of Director Summaries
  • what would make the perfect linux distribution
  • New Open-Source ATI Driver Releases
  • Clementine, the player I've been looking for
  • interesting Banshee facts
  • Red Hat backs cloud research at Newcastle
  • CrossOver 9 – revamped, reinvented and a must have
  • Orange backs Intel-Nokia Linux drive
  • Drupal Founder Critical of SaaS and its Proprietary Nature
  • New York Linux Users Group

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash Scripting Introduction Tutorial
  • How to: Set Up TrueCrypt Disk Encryption, Part 2
  • Ubuntuzilla - An APT repository for Mozilla Apps
  • Project: Building An All-Text Linux Workstation - Part 12
  • Network Based Ubuntu Installations
  • Creating Flowcharts with Dia
  • Convert your Ubuntu box into a media center with Boxee
  • Getting Started With SMPlayer on Ubuntu
  • MyPaint - for digital painters

Of Android and the Fear of Fragmentation

h-online.com: Glyn Moody takes a look at the state of Android, at the worries that the platform is fragmenting and why it isn't a bad thing.

Explore open source games Glest and FreeCol

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Gaming

techrepublic.com: Mention the phrase open source and, odds are, the thing that pops into most peoples’ minds is usually Linux or possibly OpenOffice. While all of those are good examples of open source, there is more to life than work; occasionally, you need to capture a city or throw a fireball or two just to relax.

3D Graphics Capability for Firefox

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Moz/FF
  • Researchers Develop 3D Graphics Capability for Firefox
  • Mozilla issues new Firefox test release

Elliot Associates' worrisome Novell plans

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SUSE
  • Elliot Associates' worrisome Novell plans
  • Novell Jumps 29% on Buyout Offer
  • Vulture Fund Elliott Swoops Towards Novell

Linpus Linux Lite 1.3 for netbooks

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Linux
  • CeBIT 2010: Linpus Linux Lite 1.3 for netbooks
  • Linpus Linux Lite operating systems for netbooks updated

Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part VII: ragtag.vim

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Software
HowTos

catonmat.net: This time I am going to introduce you to a plugin called “ragtag.vim“. A month ago it was still known as “allml.vim” but now it has been renamed to ragtag.vim.

The Three Giants of Linux

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Linux

linux-mag.com: In the land of Linux, there are three giants. Three distributions which have stood the test of time and from which most others have come. What makes these three unique and how have they shaped Linux as we know it today?

My search for the best KDE Linux distribution

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KDE
Linux

thelinuxexperiment.com: As some of you already know, I am a big fan of the KDE desktop environment. In my search to reach Linux KDE perfection I have tested out a number of different distributions.

Why Linux still 'sucks'

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Over the past few months I’ve been getting increasing amounts of feedback from people who have expressed an interest in Linux, taken the operating system for a test drive, but who then decided that it’s not for them.

Get started with Blender

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Software
HowTos

blog.worldlabel.com: The open source 3-D modeler Blender can perform so many different jobs that it can get a little intimidating. In addition to designing three-dimensional objects, Blender can handle rigging, character animation, kinematics, video editing, video game design, and in fact almost the entire tool chain required to produce a 3-D movie.

Ubuntu dumps the brown, introduces new theme and branding

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu dumps the brown, introduces new theme and branding
  • Refreshing The Ubuntu Brand
  • Bye Bye Brown

New Ubuntu Theme, Boot Splash, Logo Revealed (And More!)

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Ubuntu

Like we told you a while back (well, actually Mark told you), Ubuntu (hopefully 10.04) will get a new theme:

Windows breeds fear and ignorance in computer users.

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OS

It’s become increasingly apparent that this otherwise upstanding member of society is simply not a candidate for Linux. And he’s not alone. He would argue that he’s not naturally curious about technology and just needs to get things done, but I’d go a step further and condemn him to what I suspect is a vast majority of computer users who are technology-averse.

And I put the blame squarely on Windows.

More here...

Bash Scripting Introduction w/ Examples

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HowTos

thegeekstuff.com: Shell is a program, which interprets user commands. The commands are either directly entered by the user or read from a file called the shell script.

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