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Useless Linux Terminal Commands

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Linux

junauza.com: Not long ago, I have listed here some useful Linux terminal commands and those that I described as deadly. This time, I decided to gather some commands that I think have no practical use.

NVIDIA Developer Talks Openly About Linux Support

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Linux
Hardware
Software
Interviews

phoronix.com: In late August we started asking our readers for any questions they had for NVIDIA about Linux and this graphics company's support of open-source operating systems. Many thanks go out to Andy Ritger for taking the time to answer these questions as well as to NVIDIA's Technical Marketing Manager, Sean Kilbride, for supporting this Q&A.

First Google Android netbook ships with Firefox, not Chrome

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Moz/FF

thinkdigit.com: A few days before the launch of Windows 7, Acer has released the first netbook to ship with the Google Android operating system. And a juicy tidbit has come out of an early review: Android comes with Mozilla Firefox for Web browsing, not Google’s own Chrome browser or the Android browser that comes on mobile phones.

A sneak preview of new OpenOffice 3.2

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OOo

linuxcrunch.com: The last developer milestone ( DEV300m60) of OpenOffice.org has been released. The next version of OpenOffice.org 3.2 has more than 42 features and 167 enhancements . The final version is expected to be available at the end of November 2009.

Why is it that Linux/Ubuntu is said to be so secure..?

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu: One question for Linux gurus: Why is it that Linux/Ubuntu is said to be so secure..? Is it because simply no viruses are programmed for Linux (like Macs), or is there something special about Linux architecture/core that makes it less vulnerable to attacks..?

Novell’s Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier hosts new Network World podcast series

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OSS
Web

novell.com: Yesterday, Network World rolled out a new podcast series, Open Mic with Zonker, hosted by openSUSE community manager, Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier. In the first podcast, Zonker talks with Greg Kroah-Hartman.

Hulu desktop for Linux

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Software

ghacks.net: I’m sure by now everyone here knows about Hulu. If not, Hulu is a rather huge collection of television programs that can be viewed on line, for free, with few commercial interruptions. It’s brilliant.

Will I ditch Windows 7 for Linux…???

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Linux
Ubuntu

jasonmcreynolds.com: So, after reading an article that I found in eWEEK about Open-Source and Mac Alternatives to Windows 7 I thought I’d try out a few “flavors” and see what’s new.

Kernel summit group photo

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Linux

lwn.net: The reports from the second day of discussions at the 2009 kernel summit will be a little slow in coming; getting them out more quickly would interfere with your editor's enjoyment of the conference dinner. In the mean time, though, here is the traditional group photo. View Here

The Future of Funtoo - Funtooture

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Gentoo

sanaris.livejournal: As the title states, I've been thinking about the future of Funtoo and wanted to post some of my ideas here, so you can offer feedback. These ideas are pretty complex so take some time to reflect on them.

Red Hat share price passes Microsoft's

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Linux

theinquirer.net: LINUX VENDOR Red Hat hit a milestone yesterday when its share price rose above Microsoft's.

Happy Birthday Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Happy Birthday Ubuntu
  • Happybuntu! 5 Years Ubuntu
  • System76 Prepares Ubuntu 9.10 PCs, Notebook
  • Humanity To Others: Five Years Later
  • Ubuntu One Rocking The House
  • Is Ubuntu’s Koala going to be popular?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Next from open source: warehousing apps
  • Know your audience: Going beyond “true believers”
  • Meet the Platform Team Managers: Robbie Williamson
  • Open source vendors should focus on value and price
  • Statistics: Web Grows, Apache Profits
  • A math teacher with his students bring Desktop4education to austrian schools
  • Linux-gamers -Play 33 world class games on Linux without installation
  • REvolution R coming to Ubuntu
  • I stumbled upon Sexism this week
  • UK trailing USA in adoption of open source defence technology
  • Why Microsoft can't afford Windows 7 to fail
  • FLOSS Weekly 91: Boycott Novell
  • Linux Outlaws 117 - May the Schwartz Be With You
  • Linux Basement - Episode 44: Jay and Friends

Some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 8 Tips for the Beginning PC Builder
  • HowTo: Rip Audio off flash videos
  • HowTo Set User Password Expiration Policy
  • disable the OpenOffice.org splash screen
  • broken libgomp.la in recent GCC upgrades
  • Configure Apache to support multiple SSL sites on a single IP address
  • Install vsftpd in ubuntu|debian |linuxMint
  • A simple file I/O program in C
  • Get the Most out of Vim with Filetype Detection
  • virtuoso, here i come!
  • 64-bit Hardened Gentoo
  • Debian on EEEPC 900HD
  • Notification in CenterIM
  • File Access Permissions on Linux
  • Perl-y Tweets with TTYtter
  • Stumbling and Sniffing Wireless Networks in Linux

Who Needs Windows 7 When You've Got KDE?

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KDE

earthweb.com: As a devoted free software user, I'm almost as likely to stick my hand down a running garbarator as buy a copy of Windows 7. In fact, so far, I haven't tried Windows 7. But if its features list is any indication, I'm missing little that I don't already have with the latest version of the KDE desktop.

How to give Linux a try

itworld.com: Have you ever been tempted by desktop Linux's security and stability, but you didn't want to go to all the trouble of installing two operating systems on one PC or the expense of buying a new PC? Then, you're in luck.

Scientists claim LHC is being sabotaged from the future to save the world

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Sci/Tech

foxnews.com: In a bizarre sci-fi theory, Danish physicist Dr Holger Bech Nielsen and Dr Masao Ninomiya from Japan claim nature is trying to prevent the LHC from finding the elusive Higgs boson.

Review: Linksys WRT160NL Linux Powered Wireless-N Router

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Hardware

raiden.net: The Linksys WRT160NL Wireless-N router has the potential to be both an excellent wireless router and also a simple to setup and run file and media server. The “Powered by Linux” logo and the claims on the box sound like a great recipe, but was it baked properly? Read on to find out.

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