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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #101

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ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 101 for the weeks July 20th - July 26th, 2008 is now available. In this issue: Intrepid Alpha 3 released, Ubuntu Screencasts, and Ubuntu Stats, and much, much more!

Fedora NA - Regional Ambassadors

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Linux

fedoratutorials.com: One of the things I’ve been working pretty heavily on the past couple weeks is getting more involved in the Fedora Ambassador program. And let’s just say its been a blast. I love the new direction of the North American Ambassador program and am excited to be a part of the newly rejuvenated program.

Further Foxconn fun

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Hardware

mjg59.livejournal: Ryan kindly sent me a copy of the ACPI tables for his motherboard, so I've had the opportunity to look at them in a little more detail. There's nothing especially surprising. The first method of interest is OSFL.

Dont Preach Linux. Just Mention it

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dogbuntu.wordpress: A lot of Linux users especially the ones who are newly finding their feet and have become recent converts of Linux get far too enthusiastic about the joys and benefits they experience after they have converted to Linux. They get excited and try to convert as many people as possible to their favourite OS. These people just get far too excited and end up trying to force people to Linux.

Living with Linux - Stories of a User

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silivrenion.com: I've had Fedora linux for a while now. I've enjoyed all of it for the longest time. I wasn't always, I was a Windows user. I am by no means a linux expert, but I am somewhat confident with my PC skills. Either way, the switch to linux that I made was hard, but has paid off in so many ways now.

Ubuntu Linux is Much Better than Windows

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deepbluespaces.blogspot: I have worked with Ubuntu Linux for about 2 months and find that Ubuntu is much better than Windows. My computer is Thinkpad T43 laptop. The reasons that Ubuntu is better are:

Mojave, strength of the Bear, speed of the Puma?

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Microsoft

bushweed.blogspot: So, Microsoft decided to pull some publicity about Vista by inventing a name, and showcasing it under that name. This is what they did:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Find BASH Shell Array Length

  • Setting up mpd locally
  • Keyboard Shortcut Keys in Ubuntu
  • Gmrun - Substitute for gnome run dialog in Ubuntu
  • VirtualBox Wireless Bridging
  • Getting VirtualBox working on Ubuntu after a kernel upgrade
  • Automated scanning with the shell
  • Automatically mount a windows share at boot time in OpenSuse 11
  • Taking Screenshots in Gnome
  • HOWTO: PCLOS custom session
  • Customize Compiz Fusion effects In Ubuntu
  • Compiz Fusion in openSUSE 11.0

PCLOS 2007.1 Soon, Followed by PCLOS 2008

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Good news to Linux Desktop Users! Tex and Ripper Gang will be offer PCLinuxOS 2007.1 soon followed by PCLinuxOS 2008. Now no more downloading of more than 400MB software after installing PCLinuxOS 2007.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated with support for newer hardware

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debian-administration.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename etch). In addition to correcting several security problems and a few serious defects in the stable release, for the first time in Debian's history an update for a stable distribution also adds support for newer hardware by giving users the option to install newer drivers.

Face off part two: Windows vs Linux real world RAM and disk tests

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OS

itwire.com: Last week I put Windows Vista Ultimate and Fedora Linux 9 to a test. The article hit the front page of Digg but received a lot of criticism by those disappointed with the performance of Internet Explorer. So, let's dig deeper and use Firefox to see if Internet Explorer's memory footprint is actually a Windows Vista "feature" or not.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On Fedora 9

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This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

Promoting Linux using reverse psychology

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newlinuxuser.com: I am not sure what Promoting Linux is all about but everything was so exaggerated I ended up laughing! Let me share some stuff that made me laugh:

Customer demand adds Linux to industrial computer line

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linux.com: Glacier Computer is offering two Linux distributions as options on its Everest PCs. The company announced this month it is offering customers a choice of IGEL Linux or Fedora Linux distributions.

Switched to Mandriva…

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MDV

fred.dao2.com: I finally did it! Been talking about ditching Ubuntu for ages and never found the time (you know… backup, new install, restore, get familiar, etc.).

IRC Clients for Linux

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Since I'm an IRC addict and I always liked to spend time learning new stuff on IRC, here is a review of several IRC clients for Linux. Some of them are well-known and popular, like XChat, Konversation or Irssi, and others are not so widely used or known, but nevertheless, they deserve mentioning.

The Most Interesting README File Ever?

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Linux
Humor

fsckin.com: Another linux zealot at my old job gave me the heads up on this, it’s directly from gnome-cups-manager, and I thought you would all enjoy it. The only question is what illicit substances were not consumed during the writing of this file.

Linux Community: Are we really helping it grow?

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brajeshwar.com: It is a matter of fact that you’ll find more articles on Linux HOW-TO’s than for any other operating system! Have you tried to figure out the reason behind this?

today's leftovers and late entries

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News
  • Mandriva working with Emtec to create innovative Gdium computers

  • Free Software and ‘Politics’
  • Sunday Unix/Linux Jokes - A Fair Match
  • linux version of boxee is available
  • Review of "Nmap Network Scanning"
  • Python Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Linux Mint 5.0 Light Review

Atheros Releases 802.11n Linux Driver

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Hardware
  • Atheros Releases 802.11n Linux Driver

  • ath9k - Atheros unveils free Linux driver for its 802.11n devices
  • Not sure what to buy for Wireless? Buy Atheros
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