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Salix OS 13.0.2a: Not gnarled or creepy at all

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Today's menu consists of Salix OS, which like many of the rants I do these days came from an email suggestion. It's based on Slackware and attempts to extend it while remaining fully backwards-compatible. This is a formula that's worked well for distributions like Mepis and Linux Mint, so I see no reason why it can't work for Salix OS.

OpenOffice trouble, again, again, again

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OOo

blog.flameeyes.eu: I’m definitely reaching my limit with OpenOffice. I’m not just going to bless OpenOffice as perfection just because it’s Free, it’ll have to improve for that.

Test driving the OpenSuSE Education distribution

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SUSE

ghacks.net: Schools need open source. They need it to save money and they need it for reliability an flexibility. The problem is there aren’t many distributions geared towards educational institutions. Because of the OpenSuSE Education distribution, a plethora of distributions isn’t necessary. But does this promising distribution fill all the gaps?

LUKS mermaids of remote unlock

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Security

geekscrap.com: Recently, I’ve browsed several how-to’s regarding the possibility of unlocking a LUKS root volume remotely using an SSH connection. The problem with their approach is simple: they asked how to fix their setup, but forgot to ask what they’re trying to protect.

Why Mint over Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've been an Ubuntu fan for some time now. No matter which distro I tried, I always found it lacked some feature or another and I eventually made my way back to Ubuntu. Then I found Mint.

Ubuntu and Multimedia Patents: An Introduction

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: If you’re like me, you don’t put much thought into where your multimedia codecs come from: you run a quick “apt-get install gstreamer-plugins-ugly” on new installs and move on to more important things. But not everyone’s like me, and as Ubuntu moves increasingly into government and the workplace, patent and licensing issues are becoming more and more important for many Ubuntu users.

RMS GNU/Linux-Libre!

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Linux

fsf.org/blogs: RMS GNU/Linux-Libre is a project to create a complete free software distribution of GNU/Linux that's small enough to run on a USB key, or pendrive.

GNOME Shell Usability Test Plan

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Software

mairin.wordpress: For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working with Jon McCann, Jeremy Perry, and Owen Taylor on developing a usability testing plan for GNOME Shell. It’s a work-in-progress, and I wanted to make a quick posting about the effort and where it’s going.

Also: GNOME 2.30 Beta released

Desktop publishing for Linux at its finest

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Software

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Over the years, Linux has lacked a good all-around desktop publishing application. Well, those times are over. Enter: Scribus.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Slideshow: KDE SC 4.4 screenshots
  • The Best Windows Themes for GNOME
  • Geeking Out on SSD Hardware Developments
  • The virtuous circle model of support for open source
  • KDE Application Indicators In GNOME
  • Online Music and Open Source Business Models
  • Chumby One
  • This Idiot' skipped formal education to pursue his passion for computers
  • Curl Learns IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • General Motors using Drupal
  • Karmic install
  • VLC promotional Movie you sure don't want to miss
  • Learning with the computer using open source
  • Record your Desktop with Linux Tools
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Beta Expands Virtualization
  • Red Hat Revs While VMware Takes to the Streets
  • My Debian Adventure 3: Squeeze & KDE4
  • What Matters to Open Source: Licensing or Community?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using screen as your login shell
  • Secure your Linux box with MoBlock
  • Backup Your Firefox Profile Easily using about:support
  • Hidden Linux : Example commands - df and du
  • How To Set JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint 8 Installing Adobe AIR…
  • How To Replace The Pino Notification Area Icon
  • Turbocharge Awk Scripts – Translate into C (Sudoku Revisted)
  • Prompt Tricks
  • Sync Files Between Your iPhone/Touch And Linux PC
  • White Dune is a low level VRML97 tool
  • Migrate users from one Linux machine to another
  • Determine If Shell Input is Coming From Terminal or Pipe
  • Use Latex like a guru
  • Pidgin Plugin That Enables Invisible Status For GTalk
  • How to install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu 9.10

Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1.x On An OpenSUSE 11.2 Server

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SUSE
HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless OpenSUSE 11.2 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

Turn your netbook into a portable music studio with Indamixx USB stick

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Linux

liliputing.com: Indamixx has been putting out custom netbooks designed for creating and editing music for a year or two now. Now the company is offering Indamixx Portable Studio USB Stick Version for netbooks and laptops.

When you think flash card, think Mnemosyne

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Good students of mythology will remember that Mnemosyne was the personification of memory in Greek mythology, and the mother of the Muses. Weaker students might learn more about mythology – or any topic – by spending time with Mnemosyne.

Cyan Worlds Revives Myst Online, Moots Shift to Open-Source

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Gaming

wired.com: After two years of downtime, Cyan Worlds relaunched its star-crossed MMO Myst Online this week. Cyan Worlds retained the rights to the game, and says on its official web site that its plans are to make it an open-source project.

Thunderbird in 2010

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Moz/FF

ascher.ca/blog: 2010 will be a big year for Thunderbird. Last year, we launched Thunderbird 3, which is a huge milestone for us. In this post, I’d like to give people a heads-up as to what the coming year will look like.

Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?

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Google
  • Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?
  • Iran to shut down Google email service: report
  • A quick privacy note on Chromium
  • Google Goes With Gentoo Portage for ChromeOS Build
  • Think big with a gig: Google experimental fiber network
  • One month later, Google still censors China search

Using Amarok

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Software

everyjoe.com: Music is one thing I couldn’t live without. Especially while working, music keeps me sane. Whether I am writing a lot of documentation or testing software, background music helps me from going ballistic. And because Amarok was installed when I installed the Kubuntu desktop package, I thought of giving it another try.

Five Brilliant Ubuntu-based Distros You Never Knew Existed

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: The major derivatives of Ubuntu are well known, but what about the others? Just because they aren’t as popular doesn’t mean they don’t have something to offer! We introduce five of the least known, yet simply outstanding distributions.

Linux users, get your Windows refund today

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Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blog: The problem of the "Windows Tax" as some call it, is that PCs are being offered by vendors with Windows, for less than systems that have Linux.

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