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Ubuntu 9.10 at 120Mhz, 80Mb

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: After tinkering with the Thinkpad 560e for a while and learning some of the eccentricities of it, I swapped the 64Mb memory stick. With a total of 80Mb to work with, the playing field changes instantaneously.

Why aren’t Linux phones using SyncML?

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Hardware

There’s one thing about the Nokia N900’s Debian-based Maemo OS that I find bewildering and infuriating at the same time. It’s the lack of full support for SyncML — and in its place, Microsoft Exchange.

Microsoft bots perform denial of service on Perl Testers

h-online.com: The Perl CPAN Testers have been suffering issues accessing their sites, databases and mirrors. According to a posting on the CPAN Testers' blog, the CPAN Testers' server has been being aggressively scanned by "20-30 bots every few seconds" in what they call "a dedicated denial of service attack."

Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2 brings Pitivi, panel changes

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: The Ubuntu development community announced today the availability of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2, a new prerelease of the next major version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This alpha is the first Ubuntu release to completely omit HAL, a Linux hardware abstraction layer that is being deprecated in favor of DeviceKit.

GNOME 3

Can't Wait!
13% (314 votes)
Mildly excited
11% (271 votes)
not excited
4% (96 votes)
indifferent
4% (102 votes)
dreading it
2% (57 votes)
use KDE
62% (1469 votes)
use Other
3% (65 votes)
Total votes: 2374

today's leftovers:

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News
  • The Debian Adventure, Part 14: Configuration Hassles
  • GTK+ made Qt
  • What a Cool App: screenie
  • Cold War at the Eighth KDE PIM Gathering
  • Google Chrome beta review
  • Firefox gets a visit from the future
  • Geek Squad Finally Replaces My Linux-Infested Laptop
  • Newly-Minted
  • The best Linux file system of all?
  • DtO: Linux Tech Support - Day 4
  • fedora-release-rawhide coming to a rawhide near you soon
  • Intel Clarkdale (Core i3) Linux Benchmarks
  • Boxee Beta – The Best Media Center App for Your TV
  • Happy ninth birthday Drupal
  • Asus choosing between Chrome and Android
  • More games with native linux installers
  • Linux: World domination (and jobs) in sight
  • The Free Ubuntu Operating System
  • HU: Open standards made mandatory for public administrations
  • EU: European Parliament restart workgroup on open source software
  • Building a Business Network Using Ubuntu
  • FLOSS Weekly 104: FreeBSDGirl
  • Linux Outlaws 131 - Screw Your Third Dimension!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Download YouTube Videos from the Linux Terminal
  • Screen in Ubuntu Karmic
  • Multiple wallpapers in Compiz
  • Print Beautiful Custom Calendars in Linux With Photo Calendar
  • Howto: Linux and Windows virtualization with KVM and Qemu
  • openSUSE – Create your own Software Repository @ 2
  • Burn a ISO image to CD via Command Line Linux – openSUSE Ubuntu Fedora
  • Simple Tip To Keep Your Ubuntu System Clean
  • How to solve " su: Authentication failure "
  • Tech Tip: Dereference Variable Names Inside Bash Functions
  • Tip: Using KWallet or GNOME Keyring with Subversion
  • Software RAID on Debian Linux
  • Dual Boot Your Pre-Installed Windows 7 Computer with Ubuntu
  • Disable MySQL History – Clear ~/.mysql_history and MYSQL_HISTFILE
  • Free Gimp tutorial PDFs
  • Crash Course on Mixing C and Assembly on Linux/x86
  • Vim Cheat Sheet and Config

Jolicloud Pre-Beta Release

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Linux

raiden.net: Jolicloud is a respin of Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR), with the addition of significant new functionality through a slick and shiny menu system which incorporates a point-and-click method for system updates and the adding/deleting new software.

Ylmf OS now available in English

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: Remember the Ylmf that we mentioned few months back, the one that tries to bring XP interface to the Ubuntu? Well, English version of it is now ready for download.

Open source in 2010

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OSS

mybroadband.co.za: Is 2010 the "year of open source"? Probably not, but by the end of the year expect to see open source software everywhere.

The Microsoft-Linux Story As Told in the Comes Exhibits

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Microsoft
Legal

groklaw.net: As we are working on the data in the Comes v. Microsoft exhibits, describing the contents or transcribing each so as to make them keyword searchable, we are coming across some interesting materials regarding Microsoft's view of Linux. As far back as 1999, Bill Gates was asking his executives if there was a way to make things harder for Linux.

Flexible for a Fluxbox? – Lightweight X Window Manager

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Fluxbox
HowTos

thegeekstuff.com: One of the many great things about using UNIX or a UNIX-like operating system is the ability to tailor your environment to your liking. If you want something less resource intensive that offers a greater degree of control then Fluxbox Window Manager is what you’re looking for.

Wine Is a Long Shot at Solving the Windows-Apps-on-Linux Problem

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Software

eweek.com: The open-source Wine project is less a solution and more a workaround when it comes to the issue of running Windows applications on Linux.

woohoo - one of mine made top 10

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Linux

One of my stories made LinuxPlanet's Top 10 Linux Planet Stories 2009. Maybe I'll get some more work there this year. Big Grin

Screencasting Under Linux--A brief Story

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Linux

Since my recent retirement from 34 years of mathematics and computer science teaching, I've been working on creating creating screencasts for teaching how to use various kinds of computer software. So, I need to record my screen while narrating audio. What follows is my story of what it takes to do this under Linux.

GNOME Shell tryout

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Software
  • GNOME Shell tryout
  • Dispelling GNOME 3 Myths

5 powerful open source applications for businesses

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Software

ghabuntu.com: A significant part of the IT expense of most businesses comprises the cost of acquiring and running enterprise applications. Would it not be better to have the same applications your business relies on at a much reduced cost but with higher productivity?

The 9 most important events in Open Source history

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OSS

royal.pingdom.com: Have you ever wondered about those key moments in time that made open source software such an immense success story? We just did, and here below is our list.

Open Solaris 2009.06 - Slowly getting there

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OS

dedoimedo.com: For some strange reason, I keep going back to Open Solaris. Maybe it's the beautiful Gnome desktop, well arranged and streamlined. Maybe it's the belief that Sun, one of the great technology leaders in the past 30 years, can deliver a usable operating system intended for the home market. And maybe it's my desire to crack open the frightening secrets of UNIX, for Linux, Open Solaris is not.

Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 Has Plymouth
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Benchmarks With Early Fedora 13 Numbers
  • Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 Released; Software Center Changes, Fewer Games, and New Applets
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Removes HAL
  • New Leader for the Ubuntu Women Project
  • Ubuntu primes music service
  • Becoming a Geek Super Hero by Evolving from "Thinking Green" to "Acting Green"
  • Ubuntu Wants To Know What Closed Source App You Long For
  • Is GNOME Going To Duplicate The Efforts From Canonical?
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