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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Best Download manager for Linux
  • Mandriva2010 Spring.. a fresh minty breeze again…..
  • Flattr: A Social Micropayment Platform for Financing Free Works
  • Supporting GNOME by buying music via Banshee
  • Hacking is easy...
  • What's wrong with Firefox?
  • Main frozen for Maverick Alpha-3
  • Weaknet Linux – Penetration Testing & Forensic Analysis
  • DebConf 10: Day 2
  • DTrace co-creator quits Sun, hits delete on Oracle
  • More GPL Enforcement Progress
  • Linux skills more in demand than Unix for the first time
  • Chronic Logic releases Gish version 1.6 for Win, OSX and Linux (PR)
  • Australia to Host Global Open Source Leaders
  • Red Hat gets bump as markets rise
  • Drupal has a two-prong enterprise strategy
  • Can open business practices survive an acquisition?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • alias
  • How do I join a Linux machine to a Windows Domain?
  • How to get Windows and Linux to cooperate on the network
  • Recover wasted disk space in Ubuntu
  • small screen Ubuntu windows customizations
  • Get Genie Effect in Compiz
  • How to unlock the Gnome keyring at login (and get "almost-hibernation")
  • Fedora GIT package update (fedpkg) step by step
  • Lookup Words from the Command Line Using a Simple Bash Script
  • Fedora 13 btrfs installation guide
  • KDE 4.5 RC3 available for Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • Using the Opera browser as a widget engine in Linux
  • 15 Useful Bash Shell Built-in Commands (With Examples)
  • Disk Information Utility - di
  • User switching in the Linux desktop
  • Introducing CsoundAC: Algorithmic Composition With Csound And Python

MeeGo for IVI 1.0 Screenshots

easylinuxcds.com: Meego is a combination of Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo project. This lightweight combination targets smartphones, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.

Extending Debian membership to non-programming contributors

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Linux

lucas-nussbaum.net: Stefano raised again the issue of providing some kind of Debian membership to people that contribute to Debian in unusual ways like doing translation, documentation, marketing, design, etc. But what for?

Canonical Adjusts Ubuntu Linux Partner Strategy

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Canonical has made a subtle but important shift in its channel partner strategy. Sure, the Ubuntu Linux promoter continues to engage with solutions providers. But increasingly, Canonical wants to recruit hosting partners and cloud partners onto the Ubuntu bandwagon.

Why Linux Is More Secure Than Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

pcworld.com: "Security through obscurity" may be a catchy phrase, but it's not the only thing that's catching among Windows users.

KDE strategy for openSUSE

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KDE
SUSE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: Within openSUSE a strategic discussion is going on - what direction should we, as a distribution community, take?

Illumos sporks OpenSolaris

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OS
  • Illumos sporks OpenSolaris
  • Illumos launched as OpenSolaris derivative
  • OpenSolaris' child, Illumos, goes forward without Oracle
  • www.illumos.org

Bibble 5, DAM for Linux, and data portability

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Software

flagrantdisregard.com: There is a noticeable “Lightroom gap” for Linux photographers. The open source project with the best chance of filling that gap at the moment is probably RawTherapee. But RawTherapee won’t be a serious contender for at least a few years. So I’m evaluating Bibble 5 Pro.

Gloobus Preview + Nautilus Elementary = Absolutely Beautiful!

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Software

techdrivein.com: Gloobus Preview is a beautiful file preview application for Linux. Select a file and click space bar to have a quick preview of the file, as simple as that.

Zenoss Joins The Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced that open source enterprise IT management company Zenoss is its newest member.

Desperately Seeking LAMP 2.0

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Linux
Software

computerworlduk.com: It seems hard to believe, but the venerable LAMP stack – Linux, Apache MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python – is beginning to fade from people's memories. And yet in many ways it was LAMP that created the flourishing ecosystem of Internet startups after the catastrophic dotcom meltdown. Today people are lost in the fog of cloud computing.

Workstation Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: As I alluded to recently, the second round of Windows 7 vs. Linux benchmarks -- with the first round consisting of Is Windows 7 Actually Faster Than Ubuntu 10.04 and Mac OS X vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu benchmarks. In this article we are mainly looking at the workstation.

Ubuntu 10.10’s New File System: btrfs

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Between ext3, ext4, reiserfs and others, Ubuntu has no shortage of file systems to choose from when installing a new system. And those options are set to become yet more numerous in Ubuntu 10.10, which will introduce support for btrfs.

10 things customers want to know about open source

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OSS

sutor.com: What questions come up most frequently when I engage with customers about open source? The answers should be important to you whether you produce or use traditional or open source software.

Is Linux Really Harder to Use?

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Linux

pcworld.com: Not surprisingly, the misperception that Linux is harder to use than other operating systems is also one that competing vendors routinely use to scare potential new users away from Linux.

Latex editors and rubber

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Software

opensuse.org: I have started maintaining three packages, namely Texmaker, TeXworks and Rubber, in the Publishing repository. These applications make working with and compiling latex documents user-friendly and painless.

If Linux is not for Everyone, Neither is Windows

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Linux

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: When contrasting Linux and Windows, one frequently hears the fallacy that Linux is not an OS anyone can use. Read this reaction about it. That recurrent argument is based on several misconceptions that I would like to discuss.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • HoN Free2Play Week For Everyone
  • Second release candidate for Opera 10.61
  • LibrePlanet 2010: Eben Moglen on the current state of free software
  • Ubuntu Needs a New Sound Theme
  • Ubuntu 10.10 To Ship With Firefox 3.6
  • Gentoo lost and Fedora is losing to OpenSuSe
  • Consider open source appliances for backup
  • Arduino: The Documentary, a Movie About Open Source Hardware
  • Jolicloud: The future is HTML 5
  • Intel Releases PowerTop 1.13 With New Features
  • Frederic Crozat to work for Novell on MeeGo
  • Firefox Falls Further Behind in Browser Wars
  • DebConf 10: Day 1
  • MeeGo 1.0 IVI For Your Car Is Released
  • Official PC-BSD Blog Launched
  • Ubuntu Business (Part Two)
  • One Laptop Per Child Finds New Partners in Sri Lanka Test Run
  • Too Smart for Git
  • Can You Make Money from Open Source+Open Data?
  • Cloud-based RSS reading with Google Reader and Liferea
  • Mandriva paywalls
  • SourceForge's August Project of the Month: Wireshark
  • Seigo: writing a plasma shell

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Get to know Linux: Grub2
  • How to set static or fixed IP address using DHCP
  • Conky Colors Makes Your Conky Beautiful In Seconds
  • Compile VLC 1.1.2 on Fedora 13
  • Changing screen resolution at the command line
  • Puppet – server management made easy
  • Load Balancing using the CUPS Print Queues
  • Dual Boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 13 Goddard with Shared /home
  • Christine - Small media player based on Gstreamer
  • New Ubuntu (10.10) Font For (almost) Everyone
  • Dial-up Internet Access With A USB Modem in Ubuntu
  • Debian and Plymouth
  • Use Single Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse To Access Multiple Computers
  • How to convert MP3 to OGG using VLC
  • Solving the Freeze Problem with APT-GET / Synaptic
  • Load Multiple Desktops on One Linux Distribution
  • useful uses of OpenSSH
  • Get all the required Process Information and Statistics - Psinfo
  • create a free audio link over the Internet using an old PC
  • Creating UI Mockups in Inkscape Video Tutorial
  • Protect Linux Against Overflow Exploits
  • Using Checkinstall To Build Packages From Source
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Servers: Kubernetes, Oracle's Cloudwashing and Embrace of ARM

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    In short: Oracle no longer reports specific revenue for cloud PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, instead bundling them all into one reporting line which it calls 'cloud services and licence support'. This line pulled in 60% of total revenue for the quarter at $6.8 billion, up 8% year-on-year, for what it's worth.

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Graphics: XWayland, Ozone-GBM, Freedreno, X.Org, RadeonSI

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