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Ubuntu One is not a “proprietary” service

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Web
Ubuntu

trausch.us/blog: Ever since Canonical started with Ubuntu One (or “U1″), people have been crying and whining about it being a proprietary pile of goo. For someone who has been active in the free software world for a long time, and still has his brains about him, this makes no sense whatsoever.

Thank you, Novell

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SUSE
  • Thank you, Novell
  • openSuSE 11.3 RC1 Installation
  • Weekly Kernel Review (openSUSE Flavor)

Get simple access to encrypted Linux filesystems with cryptmount

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Software

sourceforge.net: Version 2.4.x of the Linux kernel allowed easy access to encrypted filesystems via the loopback device. While the 2.6 series provides improved facilities in the form of the device-mapper, they are more complicated to use and require superuser privileges. To get back to simplicity, English developer RW Penney created cryptmount.

Encrypt the Web with the HTTPS Everywhere Firefox Extension

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Software
Moz/FF

eff.org: Today EFF and the Tor Project are launching a public beta of a new Firefox extension called HTTPS Everywhere.

Network Security: Three open-source options

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Software

csoonline.com: In this article I will introduce you to a few of the commercially-supported open-source network security options currently available in the marketplace today. With open-source networking you can enjoy the benefits of lower costs, greater security, flexibility, extensibility and full enterprise support.

The New OS/2 Rumours Could Be Interesting

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OS

linuxjournal.com: Some rumours have emerged that IBM is considering an OS/2 comeback and I'm filled with the same mixed feelings that always emerge whenever the subject is raised. Would I want OS/2 back on my desktop now?

Ubuntu Maverick changes

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: Every six months Ubuntu releases a new version. October's proposed release includes a few key changes

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Review: Ubuntu Linux 10.04 – It just works
  • Red Hat Announces Finalists in Fourth Annual Innovation Awards
  • How can the Flexibility of Open Source and the Assurance of Proprietary Software Coexist?
  • Canonical's (Possibly) Excellent Adventure
  • Red Hat's revenue glass ceiling is its own making
  • "Smart Reuse With Open Source"
  • Jolicloud: Ubuntu Linux Touch Screens Meet the Cloud
  • BOSS is Nobody's Boss!
  • Linux User kernel column #88
  • Open source brings new meaning to user-generated content
  • Norwegian Free Software Center Opposes Government Pro-FOSS Policy

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Audio Recording in Linux: An Introduction [PART 1]
  • Tweak your RGBA enabled desktop
  • Boot-Up Manager (BUM) - Graphical runlevel editor
  • BackupPC not graphing? Pool size won't shrink? Try this
  • How to change background color to transparent in GIMP
  • gnome-terminal empty
  • Using Symantec NetBackp With Fedora
  • Convert a PDF file into a single Image using ImageMagick
  • Cloning With Linux 3 Ways
  • Using rdist to copy files to multiple hosts
  • Transfer Installed Packages to New Computer or Drive in Ubuntu
  • Auto-hide cursor when idle in Ubuntu
  • Perl Array Reference and Dereference Tutorial With Examples

Does Firefox Have Cooties?

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Moz/FF
  • Does Firefox Have Cooties?
  • Firefoxers howl as privacy add-on auto updates with 'bloatware'
  • The real Chrome threat to Firefox
  • New Firefox 4 ‘Minefield’ beta sports WebM video and tweaked UI

Four console document converters

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I am cursed as a member of middle management, which means part of my responsibility in real life is to filter the resumes of potential employees. It gives me the chance to mess with document converters.

A Review Of MeeGo v1.0: Is It Good Enough For Your Netbook?

maketecheasier.com: When I first set out to try MeeGo, I had hoped to boot up the live USB image on my netbook. What I soon discovered, however, is that it would not work.

ntris: an idea taken a step too far

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Gaming

blog.ksplice.com: About nine months ago, I lost a lot of free time to a little applet called Pentris. The addition of pentomino pieces made the gameplay quite different from the original falling block game, but I couldn’t help but think that Pentris didn’t go far enough.

Gaming box lets Linux play the slots

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Acrosser announced a PC that can run Linux inside arcade gaming consoles or slot machines. The ACE-S8700 includes golden finger and ccTalk interfaces, a VGA output, four serial ports, plus an intrusion logger and up to 512KB of battery-backed static RAM.

Redshift Keeps Your Eyes Sharp & Helps You Sleep

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Software

makeuseof.com: If you spend a lot of time looking at your computer – and if you read this blog I’m betting you do – you might notice that after a while your eyes start to hurt, and that you have trouble going to sleep at night. There’s a good reason for this:

Ubuntu 10.04 Upgrade: Best Practices Checklist

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Ubuntu
HowTos

itworld.com: ave you been thinking about upgrading your computer to Ubuntu 10.04? I recently made the leap, at the prompting of my Update Manager. The process went fairly smoothly, but I did have to deal with a couple of minor annoyances. Here are a few tips.

Issue three of the 'International Free and Open Source Software Law Review'

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OSS

ifosslr.org: The Editorial Committee is delighted to announce issue three of the 'International Free and Open Source Software Law Review' (IFOSS L. Rev.) is now available.

The fragile balance between fast and reliable

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Linux
Software

hwoarang.silverarrow.org: Being a Distro developer, or a packager if you prefer, is not always that simple. Many people think that our “job” is quite straight forward. All we need to do is to read the INSTALL file and then adapt the instructions into an ebuild format and we are done. Well it is definitely more than that.

epic moment: free and fast graphics at last

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Hardware
Software

vizzzion.org/blog: Well, epic for a Free software geek. I’m now running openSUSE on my desktop, which has an AMD RadeonHD 4350 card. So, what’s the epic moment?

Serve Up Your Music with Zeya

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Software
HowTos

linuxjournal.com: Have you always wanted to set up your own music station to stream your latest music collection to your friends or colleagues? Have you been thinking lately of setting up an always-on music streaming server so that you can just open up your web browser and listen to your favorite tracks?

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