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Novell releases netbook SUSE Linux

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SUSE

theinquirer.net: VANQUISHER OF SCO Novell, which is seeing off a buyout from a vulture capitalist fund, has annouced it will release a SUSE flavour of Meego that is a fully supported Linux operating system for netbooks.

Sourceforge eats its open-source dogfood

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OSS

news.cnet.com: You might not recognize the name Geeknet, but you probably know its popular tech sites such as Sourceforge, Slashdot, Ohloh, Think Geek, Freshmeat, and the recently acquired Geek.com.

Review: PCLinuxOS 2010 KDE – With Screenshots

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PCLOS

g33q.co.za: I used to be an avid PCLOS user. 2007 to 2008 I swore by it. It was THE distro for installing on PC’s. It supported codecs out of the box, worked when Ubuntu would not, and was quicker. I decided to take a look at the newest release of PCLOS this week.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (V): Options Galore
  • Are open-source foundations still relevant?
  • Open source governance in your organization
  • Tuxera exFAT Now Available for Android and Linux
  • Ogmtools & Openjpeg-tools
  • MeeGo has a coming out party
  • Coding? One size doesn’t fit all …
  • Evolution of GNU, Linux System
  • KDM fail at boot with NVidia cards - and no one try to fix it?
  • Novell Remains Committed to MeeGo
  • why Debian for scientific computing: a case study
  • Osd-lyrics - Best lyrics Finder tool Ever
  • Australia's fasted Linux computer
  • Roll Your Own

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Installer can't find my SATA Drive
  • Using Configuration Files With Shell Scripts
  • Turn Your Ubuntu Lucid to Mac OS X
  • How to Browse Without a Trace with an Ubuntu Live CD
  • Visual File Diff with Vimdiff – It Does Make a Difference!
  • Algorithmic Music Composition With Linux, Part 1
  • Install mod_spamhaus Apache module to fight comment spam
  • How to pre-upgrade Fedora 13
  • Cloudera Desktop and Hadoop Distribution on ArchLinux
  • Lock version via aptitude
  • Conditional execution
  • ACPI related Linux kernel parameters
  • Avant Window Navigator For Ubuntu Linux
  • Copy partitions on your system with Partimage
  • FatRat Awesome Download Manager For Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ada mode for GNU Emacs and XEmacs
  • Creating an Animatic Using Audacity and Kino

KDE Software Compilation 4.4.4 Out

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE has issued another update to the 4.4 desktop, applications and development libraries. KDE SC 4.4.4 brings, in addition to its funny version number, mainly small bugfixes that further polish the user experience.

Also: KDE 4.4.5 is scheduled

In orbit over Fedora 13

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: So far, everything has worked as expected and, in some cases, worked better than expected. Audio/video deserves special mention —

Mozilla Delays Firefox 3.6.4

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: Mozilla has changed the release date of Firefox 3.6.4 as well as 3.5.10 from June 1 to “early June.”

Why does Ubuntu keep shipping with Evolution?

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ghabuntu.com: The Evolution mail client has been the default such application in Ubuntu since I got to know of Linux. Sure it is the default GNOME mail/calendar application, but I really am of the view that Ubuntu needs to drop it in favor of say Mozilla's very brilliant Thunderbird.

Enable multipath SAN-boot Linux system on IBM DS8000 Storage

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Linux

Learn how to boot from storage area networks and improve your overall system performance

Measuring the popularity of distros – Part 4 Conclusion

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Linux

thelinuxblog.net: Having written about a few methods of measuring popularity, including Torrents, Google Trends and Distrowatch Rankings I felt that I could try and draw some conclusions from all the data collected.

Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.35 taking shape

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.35 will deliver better network throughput, support the Turbo Core functionality offered by the latest AMD processors and de-fragment memory as required. On LKML, a discussion on merging several patches developed by Google for Android is generating large volumes of email.

15 Beautiful Android Wallpapers For Desktop

techdrivein.com: So here we are continuing our addiction with free and opensource wallpapers. Android operating system is spreading like wildfire. Let's celebrate this stellar success with some stunning android wallpapers.

Linux makes gains as Windows and Mac OS slip

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OS
Linux

zdnet.com: Data by web metrics firm Net Applications shows that while both Windows and Mac OS lost usage share in May, Linux made a small gain.

CentOS 5.5 Left Me Clueless

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: CentOS is a venerable server OS, no doubt about it! But when it comes to desktop, the same OS is a pig - you can't tame it to your liking.

Fedora 13

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software-latest.com: After the release of Ubuntu 10.04, is now the turn of Fedora developers to make front-page news, with a new version of their distribution. Fedora 13 is recently launched that comes loaded with news features and is one of the most popular Linux distributions.

Linux Mint 9: Fast, Stable, and Beautiful

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itnewstoday.com: It’s been a long time since I last looked at Mint, and a lot has changed since. After Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was released, I thought I would take a look at Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” to see what they are doing with the latest Ubuntu base.

Canonical - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS review

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Ubuntu

itreviews.co.uk: With each and every release, Ubuntu Linux seems to get that little bit easier and friendlier to use. To put it through its paces, we downloaded the CD image of the latest iteration, Ubuntu 10.04, burned it to a disc and booted directly from it.

Netbooks are doing just fine, thanks largely to Linux.

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Linux

Brad Linder’s liliputing.com reported last week that netbook sales were slowing, partly due to the rising tide of tablets and also because the lines are blurring between netbooks and more powerful but equally small thin and light laptops.

GNU/Linux *Does* Scale – and How

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: As everyone knows, GNU/Linux grew up as a project to create a completely free alternative to Unix. Key parts were written by Richard Stallman while living the archetypal hacker's life at and around MIT, and by Linus Torvalds – in his bedroom.

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