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Advice Against Upgrading Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10

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Ubuntu
  • Advice Against Upgrading Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10
  • The Linux-OEM complaint- Learn from Ubuntu
  • From Fedora 11 to Ubuntu 9.10

Riddle me this license, riddle me that.

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: The biggest difference between open source software and proprietary software, apart from being able to see the code, are the licenses governing their usage.

Open Source CMS market share report 2009

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Software
Drupal

buytaert.net: The 2009 Open Source CMS market share report was released a couple of weeks ago. The report concludes that WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal maintain a large lead on the rest of the pack.

Linux Helps Me Live a Stress-Free Life

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Linux

stephencuyos.com: Most of my day is spent in front of the computer. Thus a perfectly functioning machine is of vital importance to me. I do not want to worry about viruses and spyware. I do not want to have to defrag my harddisk every now and then or reboot everytime I install a new application. I do not want to worry about some malicious software.

How To Secure Your D-Link Wireless Router

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Hardware
HowTos

makeuseof.com: Security is probably the most important aspect of any computing experience and probably one of the most neglected. Let’s lock your door by securing your D-Link Wireless Router. Ok, off-topic, but by me, so go read it.

November 2009 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Mag Released

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PCLOS

The *NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine* staff is pleased to announce the release of the November 2009 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. Highlights include Command Line Interface Intro: Part 2, Dual Boot Windows 7 & PCLinuxOS, and Favorite Wallpaper Sites.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 328

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: First look at Mandriva Linux 2010
  • News: openSUSE 11.2 Gold Master, Fedora 12 crunch time, Ubuntu media coverage, Sabayon 5.1 updates, Puppy and BackTrack server compromises, Jolicloud for your netbook
  • Questions and answers: Distributions and real-time Linux kernel
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2010, Moblin 2.1, Scientific Linux 5.4
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2
  • Donations: OpenSSH receives US$350
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Is Microsoft Experimenting With the Open Source Model?

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Microsoft

itnewstoday.com: Microsoft is the largest software company in the world, a point to which I think just about everyone will agree. They have used a closed source model for their entire existence, but their recent actions make me wonder if they are experimenting with the idea of becoming at least somewhat open source.

When should you take up a new file system?

raiden.net: One of the questions that's been thrown at me of late is "When should I take up a new file system?" To explain this a little farther, the user is asking more or less how soon they should adopt one of the newer file systems in place of the older.

Tweaking my Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu
  • Tweaking my Karmic Koala
  • Ubuntu 9.10 netbook remix on ASUS EEE 701
  • Ubuntu 9.10 text-installer review
  • Ubuntu Karmic Koala – Clean Install vs Upgrade
  • 64-bit Flash in Ubuntu

Firefox At Five: 'Web Freedom May Not Last'

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox At Five: 'Web Freedom May Not Last'
  • five years of firefox
  • Firefox Tops Vulnerability List
  • After 5 years, Firefox faces new challenges
  • Images: Firefox through the ages

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • Computerbank installs Ubuntu on recycled PCs
  • Windows 7 the morning after? & Novell has a pulse?
  • Aptlinex – Web browser addon to install Ubuntu packages with a click
  • The Dangers of Gentoo Linux on a Slow System
  • GNOME Marketing Hackfest & Chicago GNOME Meetup
  • MythTV Theming and UI Patch Contest
  • Nonprofit Laptops: A Dream Not Yet Over
  • HTML5 YouTube viewer: close, but not quite there
  • KS2009: How Google uses Linux
  • Pseudoform
  • IP Filtering Program Similar to PeerGuardian for Linux - iplist
  • "Dawn of Ubuntu" Returns
  • The Computer Action Show! Season 1 Episode 7

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install OpenGoo for in house collaboration tools
  • Apache troubleshooting tips
  • LiveCD’s and MD5SUMS – A Tutorial
  • How to get Hard disk, CPU infomation, and temp in Ubuntu
  • How to record audio playing on your computer using Audacity
  • Using color in shell scripts (Linux, Mac OS X)
  • Drupal Site with temporary URL
  • Using BitlBee to consolidate instant messaging into one client
  • My desktop backup solution
  • Pavilion two fingers touchpad scrolling
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Installing Microsoft Office 2007

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #167

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #167 for the week November 1st - November 7th, 2009 is available.

Fedora 12 rocks on tablets

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Linux

mairin.wordpress: Got a tablet, or want to get one, but not sure it’s going to work out in Linux? Here’s how my Thinkpad x61’s built-in Wacom tablet works in Fedora 12 Beta:

Where To Find Real Geeks On The Web

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Web

penguinpetes.com: We won't go into what exactly makes one a geek here (hint: it has something to do with knowledge, learning, books, skills, and technology, but not fandom). If you are it, you know it. And if you're looking for it, you know it. So here's some pointers to places where the original geek culture is still alive.

Plugins aren't always a good choice

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: I used to be an enthusiast about plugin interfaces; with time, though, I started having more and more doubts about their actual usefulness.

New Fav Distro (F '09)

Arch
9% (237 votes)
Debian
6% (171 votes)
Fedora/Cent/RH
6% (167 votes)
Gentoo
3% (74 votes)
Mandriva
8% (232 votes)
Mint
7% (184 votes)
openSUSE
15% (421 votes)
PCLinuxOS
11% (305 votes)
Puppy
2% (58 votes)
Sabayon
1% (31 votes)
SimplyMepis
2% (49 votes)
Slackware
4% (111 votes)
*ubuntu
22% (615 votes)
Other
3% (86 votes)
Total votes: 2741

Hidden Linux : What the fsck?

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HowTos

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Linux's file system check utility fsck is little recognised and largely unloved, no doubt because it seems to know whenever you're in a hurry to boot your machine. Then - and why is it only then? - it starts doing what it was designed for -

Revelation: Why I Still Use Microsoft Word

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OOo

junauza.com: Even though I use Linux on my main workstation, I have to admit that I can't live without Microsoft Word so I have it installed through Wine and VirtualBox.

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