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OpenSource World/NGDC/CloudWorld

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zdnet.com: I’ve been watching, and involved with, LinuxWorld Expo since the very early days. As with other operating system focused conferences in the past, the conference has had its glory days and then faced a declining interest from sponsors and attendees.

Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 1st – Aug 8th 2009)

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pclinuxonline.com: There were a lot of updates to the PCLinuxOS repository last week. Here is a list of interesting updates and new packages.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • How to create VirtualBox virtual machines from Command line

  • disable the touchpad in Ubuntu
  • Regenerate SSL certificate and Reset MySQL root password on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Disable Pango to Get a Faster Firefox
  • Dim your GNOME screen at dark
  • Customizing and Enabling Metacity's extra features - Compositing Manager
  • Nagios & Ubuntu 9.04 – Part 3
  • Electronic whiteboard for Linux (ubuntu)
  • Map your network with Zenmap
  • Merging Tux3 Into The Mainline Linux Kernel

  • Debian LiveCD with KDE 4.3.0
  • Ubuntu it is
  • Fun with the new Conky 1.7.1.1
  • Microsoft CEO belittles Apple and Linux in one speech

Linux Ain't Broke But Here's Five Ways to Fix It

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Linux

daniweb.com: Linux distributions could use a boost in a few different areas, specifically these five: Virtualization, Graphics, Games, Point-of-Sale and Education.

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes (27 July – 9 August 2009)

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: There were a lots of package updates in Mandriva Cooker during the last two weeks, amongst others because of rebuilds of all Perl packages. Currently a complete rebuild of all packages in the Main repository is going on. Here’s a list of some more interesting changes:

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #154

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #154 for the week August 2nd - August 8th, 2009 is available.

Quick cli application rundown

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Software

elevenislouder.blogspot: It isn't unknown that Linux/UNIX systems have a powerful CLI. The heritage of these operating systems is in the CLI, and applications are still written for it. Here is a run down of some of the more popular CLI apps.

Virtualizing Free Linux Distributions in Windows Server 2008 R2

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HowTos

zdnet.com/perlow: It’s been a while since we’ve had a hardcore Geek Sheet installment, and I promise that this one will be a real winner.

First Psystar, now Quo, but what about Linux?

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nuxified.org: Despite the lawsuit that Apple has brought against Psystar, a company which sells Mac "clones", bringing it down to bankruptcy there is a company which is pretty much doing exactly the same thing: Quo Computer. So what has Linux got to do with all of this?

PainTown: Open-Source, 2D Fighting Game for Linux

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Reviews

PainTown is a 2D fighting game somewhat similar with popular titles like Street Fighter (it even allows you to play with a character called Blanka), with versions available for Linux too, besides Windows and Mac. The nice thing about PainTown is that it runs natively on Linux and it's a standalone game, so you won't need any emulator like NeoGeo to play it.

Summer ‘09 Distro Round-up:

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jaysonrowe.com: I picked a Lenovo Y530 which also turned out to be quite an awesomely compatible Linux machine when tested w/ a Live USB, so I decided to make it my “Linux Box”. But what distro to run? Here are a few brief “non-review” reviews of distros on my hardware.

Cube 2: Sauerbraten - Awesome First-Person Shooter

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Gaming

tuxarena.blogspot: In this article I'll overview Cube 2: Sauerbraten, an open-source shooter running on Linux, which also provides a gaming engine for developing FPS games.

Zenwalk 6 – Gnome

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openbytes.wordpress: Zenwalk has always had the reputation as being a distro for the more seasoned Linux user, with the release of Zenwalk 6 Gnome, has this changed? Has this Slackware based distro taken the route of Ubuntu? Short answer – not really, but then why should it?

Makagiga, the taskmanager with the funny name

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Software

fishbowl42.com/blog: On the computer, I am surprisingly orderly but my life outside of the computer is a different story. I have been thinking there needs to be some way I can digital organize the non digital parts of my life. So i went looking.

Impressions of C#

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gamemank.wordpress: Over the last month and a half I’ve been working on an application using C#, .NET, and Windows.Forms in Visual Studio 2008. At first it seemed like they took the worst instead of the best things from Java and C++, but overall I’ve gotten to like the language. Here are some of my thoughts.

An Early Look at Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, is scheduled for release in late October, and it will be the 11th release of the most popular Linux distribution. Although it is scheduled to come with GNOME 2.28, it will be the first release to introduce the first changes that will be featured in GNOME 3.

SSDs and filesystems, part 2

blogs.gentoo.org: So, a couple days in, and I'm still trying to (re)install Gentoo. More on that in a bit. First, let's talk about speed.

Viewnior: A simple and elegant image viewer

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linuxhub.net: Images are part of our every day Internet usage and a good image viewer is an integral part of a good operating system. Viewnior is one such application for Linux.

Adios, Ubuntu

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woganmay.com: A while ago, Windows was starting to gum up in the wheels, and I decided I’d try formatting and reinstalling Ubuntu. Overall, it just works. Until you need to develop something.

Buying or Selling a Linux PC?

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prlog.org: Turn your computer into a open source computer using Linux or BSD and sell it on Buntfu.com for FREE!

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