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Distribution Variation

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: Recently, I stumbled upon a new Linux distribution aimed at the x86, general use, desktop microcomputer. Naturally, I had a bit of an urge to groan, moan, and otherwise throw a temper tantrum. The predisposition to loathe new Linux distributions is not based in a dislike of Linux distribution plurality, but more of a dislike for redundancy.

Quake Live - Redefining the online gaming

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Quake Live is a First Person Shooter game, very similar to many other Quake-based variants, an extremely popular and successful franchise of games developed by id Software. In fact, many Linux First Person Shooters are based on a variety of game engines, released as open-source by the company.

HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez Entertainment Notebook

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Linux
Hardware

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It came preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium. You can imagine how thrilled I was with that. NOT. I then set about installing (or trying to install) various Linux distributions.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Install Picasa in Ubuntu with Google Linux Software Repositories
  • Add new hard disk to your Linux machine
  • Fun with the Linux seq command
  • HOWTO: Using CPU MSR tools (RDMSR,WRMSR) in Debian Linux
  • How to Set up a Wireless Network in Puppy Linux
  • How to See Linux TCP/UDP Network and Socket information
  • Fix nvidia 50 Hz Display Rate
  • Save your time with these handy Ubuntu tips
  • Force application windows to start centered on the screen
  • Three Simple Tips for Contributing to Open Source Projects
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 63: Gentoo Developer Jorge Manuel Vicetto (jmbsvicetto)
  • Feminism's dirty little secret
  • Firefox Cache Viewer Gui Frontend
  • Visual View of Your Firefox Web Search History With History Tree
  • Linux Outlaws 111 - Developers, Developers... D'oh!

Distro Review: SAM Linux 2009

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: After some delay it’s finally time for me to write up my thoughts about SAM Linux 2009, a distro I must confess I hadn’t really heard of until someone asked me to review it. It’s a German distribution based on the very popular PCLinuxOS. So how would I get on with this unknown quantity (to me at least), read on to find out…

Linux and plethorization

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Why is it that Linux distros divide and multiply? And do we have a better name for how and why that's done than, say, "forking"?

Issue #89 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #89 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Ubuntu Version 10.04 Code Named Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: Attendees at Atlanta Linux Fest's breakout session Ubuntucon were among the first to hear straight from Mark Shuttleworth that the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu's next release -- version 10.04 -- will be named Lucid Lynx.

Using Linux for the wrong reasons

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Just as using your car's trunk as storage space is plain wrong, there are circumstances when using Linux, no matter how benevolent the effort may be or the users seemingly pleased with their evangelistic experiences, is misguided.

Tweak photos with Fotoxx (Open Source)

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Software

blog.worldlabel.com: While F-Spot and digiKam are among the most popular photo management applications, they are not the only fish in the sea. In fact, if you need a lightweight tool that can help you to manage and tweak your photos with a minimum of effort, Fotoxx can do the job just fine.

Mozilla Firefox Cleared of U.S Export Rules

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: Mozilla's top lawyer explains why the 'no-violation' letter is a major milestone for open source and the First Amendment.

10 Panel / Dock applications for your Window Managers

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Software

penguininside.blogspot: I often get complains from some people, about Openbox or Fluxbox because they lack decent panel / pager applications [ Which is NOT true ], not all the people are satisfied with Openbox's confusing right-click menus. Here is the listing ( not ranking ) of some of these applications, which can be used on Window managers.

NAEV 0.4.0 review

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: NAEV 0.4.0 is out, a game of the space trading and combat simulator genre, inspired by the non-free Escape Velocity.

How do you like your freedom?

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: Today is a special day for many people. This day, September the 19th, is of particular importance to computing tech heads, geeks, developers and even you. Yes, you.

Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 is now available for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 version is now available on public mirrors. This RC1 version is a rather a bug fix version with some more major updates.

Linus Torvalds Comes Clean. Or Does He?

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: If you've been following Linus on Twitter lately -- okay, the fake Linus -- then you've probably learned more about him in the last three weeks then you ever wanted to know. I, however, had a few lingering questions.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Unified ODF Icons
  • Bets on Nike and Red Hat
  • 5 open source project management apps to watch
  • SELinux - love it or leave it
  • Rackspace using Drupal
  • Google Chrome 3.0 Still Isn't Ready for Business
  • Sellers and Buyers Should Do Their Homework
  • Palm Pre: Top-notch smartphone, despite some hardware gaps
  • Got ROOT on my G1.. Now free as in freedom
  • Torus Trooper
  • A new OLPC deployment in Nigeria
  • Jono's Book Free to Download
  • GPLv2 Less Popular
  • The search for a suitable Calendar/Task Manager
  • The Disappearing Desktop
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.09.18
  • Linux Basement Episode 42 - Back in the Saddle

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Computer Janitor corrupting AIR installs on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Install Google Chrome on Fedora 11
  • Build a custom firewall with fwbuilder
  • How To Launch KSnapshot with the “Print Screen” key
  • Ripping CD Music with cdparanoia
  • How to install android sdk 1.6 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Download and install in one step in OpenBSD
  • Front-end for the ClamAV antivirus toolkit - klamav/Clamtk
  • Pimp your ls
  • Fluxconf: configuring Fluxbox the graphical way
  • Thinkpad kernel module in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)
  • Howto install latest Epiphany (webkit) Browser in Jaunty
  • How to mount a ssh server?
  • Real-Time Linux Kernel Scheduler
  • Audacity Tip of the Day – How Not to Lose Data!
  • GNU inetutils - ftp, telnet, rsh and more for your Linux

GIMP 2.8 and its (huge) improvements to the User Interface!

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: Finally confirmed: single window mode is coming for 2.8! But thats not the whole story yet Wink The plan for 2.8 also includes lots of other cool new usability and interaction features!

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Linux and Graphics: AMD, Linux 4.14 LTS, Etnaviv Gallium3D

  • Linux 4.14 Ensures The "Core Performance Boost" Bit Gets Set For AMD Ryzen CPUs
    Recently making waves in our forums was talk of a kernel patch to address a case where the AMD CPB (Core Performance Boost) isn't being exposed by Ryzen processors. Here's more details on that and some benchmarks. Being talked about recently is f7f3dc0: "CPUID Fn8000_0007_EDX[CPB] is wrongly 0 on models up to B1. But they do support CPB (AMD's Core Performance Boosting cpufreq CPU feature), so fix that."
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Servers and Red Hat: Cloud Foundry, Docker, CRI-O 1.0, Alibaba and Elasticsearch

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    Ken Parmelee, who leads the API gateway for IBM and Big Blue’s open source projects, has a few ideas about open-source methods for “attacking” the API and how to create micro-services and make them scale. “Micro-services and APIs are products and we need to be thinking about them that way,” Parmelee says. “As you start to put them up people rely on them as part of their business. That’s a key aspect of what you’re doing in this space.”
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Software: VirtualBox 5.1.30, Cockpit 153, GNOME Mutter 3.27.1, KDE Neon

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