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Meet the staff: Community editor Lee Schlesinger

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OSS
Web

sourceforge.net/blog: Today’s a legal holiday in the US, but we like to post an entry in the blog every weekday to keep you from getting bored. I can’t promise to relieve the boredom today, because today’s entry is about me.

OpenOffice.org to use GStreamer for Multimedia

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Software
OOo

linuxjournal.com: Previously OpenOffice.org used Sun's Java Media Framework to play back audio and video in documents. But as time went on Java became more outdated. So, developers have decided to implement the widely used GStreamer framework.

Easter Eggs in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: We’ve written a lot lately about serious, geeky topics, like virtualization. But we here at WorksWithU also like to have fun from time to time. To prove it, here’s a look at some of the hilarious–or at least amusing–Easter eggs and other jokes hidden in Ubuntu.

LightDM

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Software

bobthegnome.blogspot: I'd like to announce a side-project I've been working on: The Light Display Manager (LightDM).

3G woes: maybe NetworkManager isn't that bad?

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Software

nicubunu.blogspot: I curse NetworkManager a lot, these days my main internet connection at home is 3G, using a Huawei E160 modem, an Orange 3G subscription. Well... it looks like my cursing should slow down after I had to deal at work with a much worse situation: Windows 7.

Is Ubuntu damaging my laptop hard drive?

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Ubuntu

blulin.wordpress: I have been using ubuntu since 6.06 and loving it. I recently bought a new laptop and have discovered a problem it and ubuntu.

Why I downgraded to Linux Mint 8

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Linux

openattitude.com: I’ve been using Linux Mint 9 Isadora since about June 1st on my main desktop computer. For me it was the sum of smaller issues that ultimately made me roll back to Linux 8 Helena over the weekend.

Jim Whitehurst is CEO and Chief Plumber at Red Hat

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Linux

cio.co.uk: Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, the oldest and by far the most successful company whose business is based purely around open source, makes no bones about it:

today's howtos and odds & ends:

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News
HowTos
  • How to dual-boot Linux and Windows
  • Debranding Firefox in PCLinuxOS
  • Linux.conf.au requests 2012 bid proposals
  • Announcing a new Fedora for the XO-1 release
  • Terminator 0.94 released
  • Control Applications With Simon Speech Recognitions
  • Wuala: Linux Friendly Dropbox alternative
  • RETRO: The Linux Action Show! s9e02
  • Impression of First Day at Akademy 2010
  • Liquorix Squeezes the Most Out of Your Linux Desktop
  • Open source developer sees 100 percent growth
  • The Real reason Why Ubuntu Linux Doesn’t Have Malware – Part 1
  • MegaGlest 3.3.5 Pre-release special
  • 10 Misconceptions about Linux
  • LettersFall 2.0
  • Lightspark Flash Player Continues To Advance
  • Setting up a RocketRaid 2320 controller on Linux Mint 9
  • Netrunner 2 – Blacklight – A new release

100 % free Linux distributions

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Linux

ghacks.net: On this, July 4, 2010, the day the United States celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I thought I would take a moment to celebrate that same day with a toast to those Linux distributions that shirk all non-free software. This means EVERYTHING on these distributions is protected under, at least, the GPL.

Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Customization Guide

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Ubuntu
HowTos

softpedia.com: This step-by-step tutorial was created for the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system and it will teach you how to change the looks of your Linux desktop into an eye-candy, practical, simple and modern one. In other words, to pimp your desktop and change its looks:

Lin-dependence day!

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: On Friday I was honored to sit in front of a group from the Techrepublic community and talk open source. The driving force of the debate was open source vs. proprietary software. The ever-present subtext of that debate is Linux vs. Windows. The audience was pleasantly surprised when the debate never turned sour. Why is that?

Newspaper tries free software for a day

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OSS

linuxinexile.blogspot: The Saratogian tried an experiment for Independence Day - run free software for a day, to produce the July 4 2010 issue of their (web and print) newspaper. They called it the Ben Franklin Edition *.

Five of 2010’s Linux-Powered e-Book Readers

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Hardware

junauza.com: Nearly two years ago, I did a guest post here by featuring 10 Linux-powered e-book readers. Consider this an update.

Compiz in your browser – unlock Firefox 3.6 hidden features

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Moz/FF
HowTos

indlovu.wordpress: Here are some hidden features disabled by default, similar to Compiz expo and shift-switcher.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 13 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 13 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 13 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems.

Five tips for a more efficient Linux desktop

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Linux
HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: For me, the Linux desktop is all about being efficient. Yes, I do enjoy the eye candy as well. But having an incredibly efficient desktop just makes for much faster, more reliable work. And much to the surprise of most users, Linux should be hailed as the king of desktop efficiency. Here's some tips:

July 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the July 2010 issue: Xfce 4.6.2: Xfce Settings Manager, Part 2, KDE 4: Reclaim Your Background - The Widget Dashboard, and Alternate OS: Haiku, Part 1.

The Charge for Freedom

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OSS

elevenislouder.blogspot: When we think of open source, we normally think of software. We (freetards, freediots, open source fanboys) have often been described as a type of new hippie movement. In some ways, this may be true. We favor open collaboration instead of top-down empiricism.

My experience with GNU/Linux professionally and personally

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Linux

unixbhaskar.blogspot: I am writing this out of my close association with GNU/Linux for quite sometime.I have had been using it everywhere to do my day to day work.

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