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Markus Rex heading to the Linux Foundation

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Linux

Novell Open PR: Nice industry recognition coming today for Markus Rex, a long time SUSE Linux and Novell executive. He’s been appointed by the Linux Foundation to serve at Chief Technology Officer.

Sabayon Business Edition 1.0: Easy Gentoo for the office?

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Linux
Reviews

Thomas Allen @ friedcpu: Sabayon Business Edition 1.0 is the latest release from Sabayon Linux. Sabayon is a pre-compiled version of Gentoo with many tweaks and a bent for the cutting-edge. Business Edition aims to be a stable OS aimed at productivity.

Fedora vs. Ubuntu and Target Audience

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Linux

Poelcat: Mike Mcgrath started an important topic on fedora-adivsory-board-list here and one that I have been thinking about for a long time… “Who is our Target Audience?” I think the question of target audience is important to consider in light of comparisons to Ubuntu.

Printer Setup on Ubuntu: Not the Friendliest

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Ubuntu

Ken Hardin's blog @ itbusinessedge: More on my non-techie experiments with running an Ubuntu desktop on our Windows network here at IT Business Edge. All in all, setting up a printer was a little more geeky than what I encountered during my initial OS setup.

Blackle - the evil environmentally friendly search engine

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Web

seopher: When your screen is white, be it an empty word page, or the Google page, your computer consumes 74 watts, and when its black it consumes only 59 watts.

Getting to know the OLPC's 'XO'

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OLPC

eWeek: One Laptop Per Child's XO (commonly referred to as the $100 laptop) is designed to change the world by bringing computing resources to children in the developing world. But the many innovations in the XO may also end up changing the world of technology.

Also: Intel PR honcho puts spin on OLPC relationship

Preview: AWN theme Manager

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Software

Linux Movement: If you are an AWN user who can't seem to get the right color settings for there dock, then maybe you have tried asking other for their settings? Well I got some good news for you all ryancr over at the AWN forum has started work on an AWN theme manager.

Linux: Poetry in Documentation

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Lguest is an adventure, with you, the reader, as Hero, but be warned; this is an arduous journey of several hours or more! And as we know, all true Heroes are driven by a Noble Goal. Thus I offer a Beer (or equivalent) to anyone I meet who has completed this documentation. So get comfortable and keep your wits about you (both quick and humorous). Along your way to the Noble Goal, you will also gain masterly insight into lguest, and hypervisors and x86 virtualization in general.

Best Hack of OSCON Day 1

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OSS

oreilly blogs: The best hack I saw in OSCON yesterday was in Jonathan Oxer’s Hardware / Software Hacking: Joining the Real and the Virtual.

50 Things You Need to Know About Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

TechIQ: Yes, The VAR Guy is attending UbuntuLIVE in Portland, Oregon. He’s already noticed several Ubuntu Linux trends that could potentially benefit solutions providers and their customers. So, it’s the perfect opportunity for a big countdown: 50 things you need to know about Ubuntu.

Tuning Disk Performance with AIX 5L, Pt. 2

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News

Discover how to use appropriate disk placement prior to creating your logical volumes to improve disk performance. This part focuses on monitoring your logical volumes and the commands and utilities (iostat, lvmstat, lslv, lspv, and lsvg) used to analyze results.

Mozilla begets WebRunner, a site-specific browser

linux.com: Nowadays, people are turning to Web-based applications as replacements for desktop applications. Web-based office suites, mail clients, multimedia apps, and general productivity tools are all extremely useful now, but standard Web browsers aren't always the best option for running applications.

Eben Moglen challenges Tim O'Reilly to "join the conversation"

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OSS

linux.com: Portland, Ore. -- At the O'Reilly Open Source Convention today, Software Freedom Law Center director Eben Moglen threw down the gauntlet to O'Reilly founder and CEO Tim O'Reilly. Saying that O'Reilly had spent 10 years making money and building the O'Reilly name, Moglen invited O'Reilly to stop being "frivolous" and to join the conversation about software freedom.

Linux Mint: Ubuntu on Steroids

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Ubuntu

squeetox.uni.cc: To begin with this review, I have to say that before running Linux Mint, I had already used two other Linux distros. Then I saw a great Linux time line and there was a distro called Linux Mint which forked from Ubuntu. I had a look at their website and it was looking good, so I downloaded Linux Mint 3.0 codename Cassandra.

Linux For An Old Laptop

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Linux

pcdailytips.com: Today’s tip is for those of you who may have an old laptop which is practically worthless by today’s standards, but still functional. I have such a machine (Pentium 266 MMX, 80 MB RAM, 4 GB HD) which still sports a “Designed for Windows 95″ sticker.

Why I quit: kernel developer Con Kolivas

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Linux
Interviews

apcmag.com: Con Kolivas is a prominent developer on the Linux kernel and strong proponent of Linux on the desktop. But recently, he left it all behind. Why? In this interview with APCMag.com, Con answers.

Linux Desktop Adoption: Hitting a Brick Wall?

matt hartley: Despite fantastic advances with Desktop Linux as a collective whole, there still seems to be some hurdles that this Windows alternative has yet to overcome. In this piece, I’ll examine these from my own perspective, that of a full time Linux user.

First rpm.org-RPM version released

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Software

liquidat: Recently the first version of rpm.org’s RPM tool was released. While it is only a minor version (4.4.2.1) this release is a milestones because it is a coordinated release between the participating distributions.

Marketing Ubuntu - Why we Need More Double Glazing Salesmen

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Ubuntu

justuber: Recently I’ve been involving myself with the task of marketing Ubuntu, which lead me wonder why it is that Ubuntu isn’t marketed very well in the first place.

Also: Ubuntu theme Tropic

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