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Test Driving Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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Linux

ofb.biz: OFB’s Ed Hurst continues his quest for the perfect UNIX or Linux operating system by looking at a recently released beta of Red Hat’s upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Is it the Linux nirvana? Read on to find out.

xjed: Text editor with Jedi Powers

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Software

ghacks.net: Using xjed will not make you a Jedi Knight, but it will help you in your quest to become a Jedi-level programmer. Right? Wrong. xjed is a text editor that was designed with programmers in mind.

Ubuntu Lucid ordeal

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: MUCH as it pains me to say this, installing Ubuntu 10.4 on my desktop PC was a nightmare.

Using sidux with the newly updated KDE SC 4.4.3

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KDE
Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: As of yesterday, however, the Sid repositories began to be populated with KDE SC 4.4.3, and as of today, we now have Sid (and sidux) implementations of KDE SC 4.4.3 available. I am using it now.

Firefox and the open web

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Interviews
Moz/FF

h-online.com: Firefox is the most popular and widely used free software application and boasts more than a billion downloads and more than 350 million users. The H discusses its history, present and future with Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation.

OpenSUSE Says Farewell To RadeonHD Driver

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Software
SUSE

phoronix.com: The RadeonHD Linux driver that came about in 2007 following the announcement of AMD's open-source driver strategy has had an interesting history. This driver was developed by Novell's developers, but now they are even dropping it from their openSUSE distribution.

Opera 10.53 Beta for Linux and FreeBSD released

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Software
Interviews

opera.com/desktopteam/blog: Today we released the first beta version of Evenes for Linux and FreeBSD. If you've been waiting Opera 10.5 to stabilize before trying it on your Linux or FreeBSD system, now is your chance.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Voting is now open for the Fedora 14 release name
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx First Impressions
  • TripleA
  • Is an open license enough?
  • Gwibber on Gentoo
  • Musings of an open source peddler
  • What’s new with Radio Tray?
  • Happy Birthday ODF!
  • State of Drupal presentation
  • Even the 'worst' open government plans include open source
  • Another successful Company built around Linux
  • Gamers Mad at Sony for Yanking PS3's Linux Compatibility
  • Linux Basement - Episode 54 - Kettle Meet Pot

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add Multimedia support in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Keyboard Problem with Ubuntu 10.04 Login Window on VMware
  • How To Disable IPv6 In Ubuntu 10.04
  • fsync() on a different thread: apparently a useless trick
  • Let’s Play With Tarballs
  • MySQL in SSH: Basic Guide
  • When you hit a strange Gentoo bug, make sure to rule out ccache
  • Downgrading GRUB [ Ubuntu 10.04 ]
  • Changing your password in Ubuntu
  • Set up infinote server for collaborative use
  • PDF pagination only takes a few lines
  • Preparation for Mounting /var/run as tmpfs
  • Installing Nagios Core monitoring system (client and server)

I Love WordPress But…

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Software

redmonk.com/sogrady: At RedMonk, we’e big fans of WordPress. But between a few issues of our own and some challenges helping spin up someone else’s new business on WordPress.com, there are some macro areas for concern, I think.

Windows Vista is the best Windows ever!

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Microsoft

dedoimedo.com: This title may shock you. Are you high, Dedo, you may ask. Perhaps inebriated? No, I'm perfectly sober and sane. I'm just stating the most overlooked fact in computing history, that of Microsoft Windows Vista being the best release to ever have come out of Redmond forges.

Why you should not use client-side window decorations…

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KDE
Software
Ubuntu

blog.martin-graesslin.com: So finally I know who had the idea of client side decorations: it’s Canonical. Why didn’t I think of it before? I have been aware of the fact that GTK wants to do client-side window decorations since it was mentioned on the EWMH mailinglist and I think it is a completely stupid idea which has the potential to destroy one of the most important advantages of the free desktop:

Linux Versus E. coli

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Linux

blogs.discovermagazine.com: In 1991, a 21-year-old Finnish computer science student named Linus Torvald got annoyed. He had bought a personal computer to use at home, but he couldn’t find an operating system for it that was as robust as Unix, the system he used on the computers at the University of Helsinki. So he wrote one. In his quest to avoid crap work, Torvald unleashed a monster.

Hardware drivers, the only Linux problem?

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go2linux.org/blog: I have read many articles dealing with that Linux is better or worse off than Windows. After researching the topic a bit, I think I have something to say in the matter.

“But why isn’t Debian using Launchpad?”

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lucas-nussbaum.net/blog: Due to my work on Ultimate Debian Database, I’m sometimes asked why Debian isn’t using Launchpad.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu
  • Comparing Maemo & Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Ubuntu Reviewed: Hands on With Lucid Lynx
  • Kubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
  • 10.04 Workarounds
  • Workarounds for Unrecognized Clicks in Flash Player
  • Known Lucid Lynx issues/bugs with workarounds : UF post
  • Nice themes for ubuntu 10.04

Debian Project News - May 3rd, 2010

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

* New Debian Project Leader
* Special funding for DebConf Newbies
* Debian welcomes Google Summer of Code students
* ... and much more.

EULA for Opera Desktop Browser for Open Source Operating Systems

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Software
OSS

my.opera.com: We released snapshot 6330 just minutes after I left the office on Friday. The big change is that it should make it easier for distros to include us in their online repositories.

Apple has gone too far

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Mac
OSS
  • Apple has gone too far
  • Apple faces an anti-trust suit. Is there an app for that?
  • Will Apple put its lawyers behind the open codec patent attack?
  • It's Apple and Microsoft versus Google and Mozilla in a tag team match for the video codec in HTML5

The New in KDE 4.5 with pictures

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KDE
  • The New in KDE 4.5 with pictures
  • Elementary Modification of the KDESC 4.4 Default Login (KDM & KSplash)
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  • V3D DRM Driver Steps Towards Mainline Kernel, Renamed From VC5
    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
  • Azure Sphere Makes Microsoft an Arm Linux Player for IoT [Ed: Microsoft marketing at LF (only runs on/with Windows and Visual Studio etc.)]
  • Keynotes Announced for Automotive Linux Summit & OS Summit Japan [Ed: "Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft" in there; LF has once again let Microsoft infiltrate Linux events; in the words of Microsoft’s chief evangelist, “I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. […] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?”]
    Automotive Linux Summit connects those driving innovation in automotive Linux from the developer community with the vendors and users providing and using the code, in order to propel the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.