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Compiz Fusion Community News for May 20, 2008

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Software

It’s time for another edition of the Compiz Fusion Community News, as I come to tell you all about the cool stuff that has been going on in the Compiz Fusion project since the last time I told you about all the cool stuff going on in the project! Highlights for this edition are new plugins - Moustrails, Ghost, Desktopclick.

What's the "Linux Tax" Worth to You?

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Linux

oreillynet.com/linux/blog: In When Do You Trade in Your Gibbon for a Heron?, I mentioned that I’m considering upgrading my System76 laptop from Gutsy Gibbon to Hardy Heron. A commenter named Scummy suggested that a similarly configured Dell system is cheaper: Dude - you just paid a $350 ‘Linux Tax’ by NOT going mainstream in your hardware…

Six Annoyances in Hardy Heron Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

mattcutts.com: I’m a huge fan of Ubuntu Linux. I’ve used many flavors of Linux over the years, and Ubuntu is my favorite by far. For my needs, Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) is worse than 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). I cannot recommend Hardy Heron at this time.

New Ubuntu Version Fixes A Lot of Linux Problems

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Ubuntu

osweekly.com: Hardy Hero, a new version of Ubuntu, was announced a little while ago, and the features for this release of Ubuntu are actually rather compelling to me. Because Gutsy only wowed me on two levels - a better wireless stack and the inclusion of tracker by default, here’s some of what I would like to see with Heron.

Grandmom’s Guide to the Asus Eee PC

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Hardware

bloggernews.net: Well, my itsy bitsy teeny weenie seven inch Asus Eee PC finally arrived with the relatives visiting for fiesta season. I had bought it in the US six months ago, but it was backordered and not delibered on time. So my grandson Luke has been using it in the meanwhile.

Lundy: Time is right for open source in AU government

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: Open source might get a better look-in within government, says Senator Kate Lundy, if those responsible for purchasing decisions were forced by policy to evaluate all the options on the market.

SSL Spoofing Hell in Firefox 3!

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Moz/FF

beranger.org: Who says only Microsoft is putting you into trouble? Unless you pay (a lot of) attention, the new Firefox 3 is putting your digital identity and your money at risk too!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Galeon: It's like Firefox for Spartans

  • Linux appliance distro rev'd
  • Study Formal Linux Course While Working
  • Three-step approach boosts Linux security, admin's control
  • Popular open source spam filter gets boost
  • Race Started, Vote Now for your fav distro
  • Are open source advocates growing soft over Microsoft?
  • Autoconf: The Unsung Hero of Source Code Compatibility
  • Announcing Exherbo!
  • Open source code examined

Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 8 To Fedora 9 With PreUpgrade

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HowTos

This document describes how to upgrade your desktop from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 via PreUpgrade. PreUpgrade provides a frontend that allows the user to easily download all packages that are needed for the distribution upgrade, and then perform the distribution upgrade.

open source headlines

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OSS
  • Eight Things Microsoft Can And Should Do To Be More 'Open'

  • Worry About Integration, Not Installation
  • To Market, To Market
  • Cohen’s negotiated open source idea moving ahead
  • Open Source, by Any Other Name….

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Perl Search and Replace

  • RPM -e Error Specifies Multiple Packages
  • How to Replace Nautilus with PCMan File Manager in Ubuntu
  • How to find which service is listening on a given port
  • Make Older Add-Ons Work with Firefox 3.0
  • Essential commands for Linux network administration
  • potrace: Transform bitmap images into vector graphics
  • Ping or nmap to identify machines on the LAN
  • Tainted Perl On Linux or Unix - Helping You Protect You From Yourself

Sugar Stuff

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OLPC
  • Who will win open source professor cage match?

  • Revenge is (Sugar) Sweet
  • Should Sugar be put out to pasture?

openSUSE Wants Your Vote (on Bugs)

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Attention openSUSE users and contributors! It’s time to exercise your vote and help the openSUSE team identify the bugs that need to be squashed prior to the openSUSE 11.0 release. On May 22nd, we’re having a bug voting day to help ensure we identify the most troublesome issues.

The Origins of Linux [Video]

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Linus Torvalds tells the story of how he went from writing code as a graduate student in Helsinki in the early 1990s to becoming an icon for open source software by the end of the decade.

Open Season Episode 17

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The latest episode of our Open Season podcast series is live for your enjoyment. This time, former Sleepycat/Oracle bigwig Mike Olson joins us and provides clarity across our mess of discussion. What do we talk about?

A tantalizing taste of Firefox 3: testing RC1

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has issued the first official release candidate of Firefox 3, the next major version of the popular open source web browser. Firefox 3 includes a visual refresh as well as a multitude of exciting new features and significant improvements. Our testing indicates that this release candidate is fairly robust and ready for extensive testing.

Babies, grandmas and Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: It’s not often that I can go to a friend or community gathering and get the chance to talk open source with new people. But last weekend, while attending a baby shower, it went beyond the usual, flimsy open source familiarity. I met a man who actually uses Linux.

The state of Open Source in the Data Centre

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OSS

it-director.com: At a time of stability and excellent support in the Linux world, we can look back at the revolution over the last few years and wonder how we got here.

First Experiences with Ubuntu 8.0.4

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Ubuntu

liberidu.com: While being in Greece (2, 3 weeks ago), my nephew asked if I could install Ubuntu on his desktop. His desktop already contained Windows Vista Home Edition and I was not so sure if it would work to install a dual boot environment.

New group advocates for FOSS in libraries

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OSS

linux.com: A new advocacy group, the Public Software Foundation (PSF), is working to make free and open source software available to local libraries so it can be checked out and used just like a book or video. The premise is simple: hand out one CD and maybe you've taught one person; make it available in a library and perhaps you'll reach hundreds or thousands.

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