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Would you like your notebook in pink or with Windows?

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: I have sort of a love-hate relationship with Dell. On one hand, I appreciate that they occasionally sell Ubuntu machines, but I am really sick of their avaliability games.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • archlinux live with gnome

  • Shell Script To Rename File Name To Lowercase
  • Setting CFLAGS on a per-package basis
  • How to set your wallpaper in wmii with feh
  • Conky - A Light-Weight System Monitor Tool For Ubuntu Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 80: ScummVM
  • Subsonic: another music server
  • Episode 3 – Linux Basics
  • Using Firefox + NoRedirect Extension to Avoid DNS Hijacking
  • Marble is a polished jewel
  • Mozilla preps second update for Firefox 3.5
  • Microsoft drops plan for Windows 7 without browser
  • Interview Gentoo Developer Robin H. Johnson

Why writing a Windows compatible file server is (still) hard

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OSS

tuxdeluxe.org: One of the remedies imposed on Microsoft after they lost the European Union workgroup-server anti-trust case was the requirement to publish the full specifications for third party software to interoperate with their operating systems.

Three recommended books about the Linux command line

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Linux

scottnesbitt.net: I know that I wrote that you don’t need to drop to the command line in order to use Linux. But a knowledge of the command line can be very useful. That’s where a good book on the subject comes in.

Journal on free, open source software law launched

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OSS

hindu.com: An international peer reviewed biannual journal focusing exclusively on free and open source software law has been launched recently. It is managed by an editorial committee made up of members of the European Legal Network.

Prototyping a New User Interface for OOo

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OOo

blogs.sun.com: The prototyping phase, to create a new user interface for OpenOffice.org, has ended last week. See our monthly project Renaissance status presentation for July and try the prototype yourself (Java 6 required).

5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux

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Linux

makeuseof.com: So you have heard of all the advantages and geeky babble about how Linux is better and you have finally decided to try it? How about some free downloadable ebooks to teach yourself Linux, that you can download today? Would that help?

Linux Gazette August 2009 (#165) online

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Linux

The August issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready to peruse. Highlights this month are LinuxWorld Morphs into OpenSource World, GNOME and Red Hat Linux Eleven Years Ago, and Penguin Pete's Doomed to Obscurity now included.

State of Linux

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Linux

codeghar.wordpress: Linux’s world has seen very interesting recent developments. But two that stand out the most for me are Debian’s decision about scheduled freezes and the drama surrounding CentOS. Both can be seen positively or negatively but both, in my view, have improved the state of Linux.

The Ultimate Guide To Speeding Up Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF

makeuseof.com: I like Firefox but it’s not as fast as it used to be. This is a comprehensive, safe guide to optimizing Firefox 3.5 for speedy browsing.

Two weeks, still loving Fluxbox

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Fluxbox

berenguel.blogspot: Two and a half weeks ago, I got a netbook and promptly installed Ubuntu, followed by Fluxbox. And after two weeks of almost continued use, I like it even more than when I decided to use it. Some of the points I really enjoy:

Fast Boot Your PC With Xandros Presto

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Linux

tuxtweaks.com: Presto is a fast boot Linux operating system from Xandros. It is intended to be a complement to Microsoft Windows rather than a replacement. What makes Presto a bit of an oddball in the Linux world is than it can only be installed in Windows XP or Vista.

CentOS Administrator Reappears

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Linux

slashdot.org: Lance Davis, the CentOS project administrator who had mysteriously gone absent, has now returned and is working with the development team to get things back on track.

My worst turned best day with Fedora

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Linux

dodoincfedora.wordpress: Okay, so I finally decided to take it up a notch. I was going to update F10->F11. Choices? Preupgrade, clean reinstall.

Physics for Programmers

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Humor

matthewhelmke.net: 1. An object in motion tends to stay in motion
There is no such thing as a temporary program.

Firefox Hits 1 Billion Downloads -- So What's Next?

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox Hits 1 Billion Downloads -- So What's Next?

  • why we count
  • How To Download Old Firefox And Thunderbird Releases
  • Opera does something right, again!

Life with Linux: On the Road

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Linux

sutor.com: Since my last entry on this topic two weeks ago, I’ve had the chance to bring my work Lenovo Thinkpad T400 running Ubuntu Linux 9.04 on a few business trips.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • A first look at Eclipse 4

  • Amiga on Ubuntu
  • Dell Mini and Kernel 2.6.28-14
  • Fedora on Dell Vostro 1310
  • Exploring RAID in OpenSUSE 11.1
  • Analysts wake up to open source
  • Ubuntu - Mono = Chicken
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 Alpha 2 is now available
  • Wallaper a Day - Day (-2)
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day (-3)
  • Open source goes to Washington
  • Why Choose Open Source?
  • Open Source Unified Computing Magazine
  • Sockso: A Personal Music Server
  • SUSE Studio Is a Boon for Organizations Using Novell's Linux Distros

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Get back the ctrl-alt-backspace behavior in Ubuntu

  • Basic Commands: Symbolic Links
  • Use Feh to browse images and set wallpaper
  • Godaddy.com’s Relay Mail Server with Postfix on Ubuntu Server
  • Copy Text and Files to the X Clipboard from the Command Line
  • Create an autostartup script for Debian and Ubuntu systems
  • Famous Perl One-Liners Explained, Part II: Line Numbering
  • Small openSUSE Build Service Tips
  • Install AntiX 8.2 Final on External Flash Drive
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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
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