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Canonical Launching “Switch to Ubuntu” Desktop Migration Services

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Canonical on July 31 will launch a so-called “Switch to Ubuntu” initiative — including support and migration services — to help individuals and small businesses that are “seeking cost-effective alternatives” to Mac OS X and Windows-based desktops.

Linuxtracker under attack!

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Linux

I don't know if you've noticed or not, but Linuxtracker has been up and down more than your favorite roller coaster over the past week or so. The unsteadiness of the site is due to a number of DDOS attacks being sent against the server
(its amazing how much things calm down when apache is cut off).

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Canonical to offer Ubuntu desktop support

  • Survey: Linux expertise in demand
  • MySQL startup targets SSDs
  • Arora: A light-weight, cross-platform web browser based on WebKit
  • Fedora needs PHP/JavaScript hackers
  • Is Anyone at OLPC Actually Doing Windows-on-XO work?
  • a mono proposal
  • 5 Beautiful, Recently Updated Ubuntu Themes
  • Open Source: The Way, Not The Goal
  • Firefox Approaches 1 Billion Downloads, Could Hit It Tomorrow
  • CentOS developers threaten mutiny
  • Another (Red) Hat into the Ring
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day (-1)
  • Linux Virtualization with a lot of Moxie: ProxMox
  • Microsoft says Intel, HP 'Actively' Working with Linux
  • Alsaequal scratches the itch
  • Africa- A Fertile ground for Open Source and Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quick Tip: Auto Shutdown Your Linux Machine

  • Howto Make Link to Filesystem on desktop or panel
  • Firefox 3.5.x Branding Fix for Ubuntu Jaunty
  • A new application background in OOo
  • OpenSolaris: GRUB and the Boot Environment
  • HOWTO: Linux on the Intel iMac - Triple booting
  • Configuring the appearance of the Compiz Cube
  • Some cool Draw tips
  • How To Connect To A WPA Wifi Using Command Lines On Debian
  • A nice weather “plasmoid” in 4 easy steps
  • Play Classic Super Nintendo (SNES) Games on Ubuntu Linux
  • Capturing Video (How I Did It)
  • Accidental blanking and gnome-power-manager
  • Find details about your ISO images from the Linux command line
  • How to manage hosts in Ubuntu
  • Troubleshooting SSH Connections
  • How to play YouTube Video in Ubuntu 9.04?

Mentor Graphics unveils embedded Linux strategy

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Linux

eetimes.com: Mentor Graphics has expanded its position in embedded software with the unveiling of its Android and Linux strategy at the Design Automation Conference here.

Omega: Fedora For The Rest of Us

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Linux

linux-mag.com: The Fedora Project is one of the most popular Linux distributions, however its position on non-free software and proprietary codecs isn’t for everyone. But thanks to Fedora’s ability to create Remix versions of the disto with anything you like, Omega attempts to bridge the divide.

Canonical-IBM: Virtual Ubuntu Desktops vs. Windows 7

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: As Microsoft gears up to launch Windows 7, Canonical and IBM have a message for channel partners and CIOs (chief information officers): Virtualized Ubuntu desktops.

How-To: Install Miro 2.5.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu

Miro is a great application for watching videos and high-definition TV podcasts in Linux. The latest release is 2.5.1, a bug fix release for the 2.5 series, which has a faster start-up time, a new, revamped library interface, new keyboard shortcuts, a refined interface and lots of bug fixes. Miro is an awesome multimedia application, especially if you like watching videos at high quality.

Are these the first images of Google Chrome OS?

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OS

downloadsquad.com: Google wasn't especially generous with the specifics when it came to Chrome OS in their original announcement. Looking for something a bit more tangible? We just might have it for you.

PCLinuxOS LXDE 2009 Available

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PCLOS

PCLXDE 2009.3 is a minimal self-booting/installable Linux Live CD that features the LXDE desktop environment along with a small suite of lightweight applications designed for use on low end computer systems.

some podcasts:

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Linux
  • Linux Basement: Episode 41 - My Talk From Southeast Linux Fest

  • Linux Crazy: Podcast 60 Audacity | recordMyDesktop | PiTiVi (Video)
  • Linux Outlaws 104 - The Linux In-Laws

Pidgin vs Empathy

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Software

everyjoe.com: Maybe it’s been more than a month since I started using Empathy on a regular basis. It’s a fairly reliable messenger client for Yahoo, MSN and Google. I still have problems with using it though. Maybe it’s because I’ve been used to Pidgin that much. So yeah, here it goes:

My Favorite Five Linux Distrobutions

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Linux

fishbowl42.com/blog: I have been a Linux on-the-desktop user for over Five years now, and I have tried many different distributions to find the fit I like. There are five Linux distributions I find myself bouncing from the most frequently.

5 Things I Would Miss in Linux Mint

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Linux

opendaily.wordpress: So after my last post, I figured it would be interesting to ask myself, “what would I miss in Linux Mint?” if I were to go back to Windows Vista today. I came up with 5 nontrivial things.

Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on a Debian Lenny server.

Open-source Project Aims to Makes Secure DNS Easier

pcworld.com (IDG): A group of developers has released open-source software that gives administrators a hand in making the Internet's addressing system less vulnerable to hackers.

GNOME 2.27.5 Released, Marks Feature Freeze

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Software

phoronix.com: Vincent Untz has announced the release of GNOME 2.27.5. This unstable release of GNOME in the road to GNOME 2.28.0 also marks the entering of the feature freeze for this bi-annual update to GNOME.

Developers threaten to leave CentOS

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Linux

centos.org: This is an Open Letter to Lance Davis from fellow CentOS Developers. You seem to have crawled into a hole ... and this is not acceptable. You have long promised a statement of CentOS project funds; to this date this has not appeared.

Dispute between Linux gurus Alan Cox and Linus Torvalds

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Linux

h-online.com: After a dispute with Linus Torvalds, the long time developer and Linux kernel maintainer Alan Cox has stopped development of the Linux TTY subsystem.

10 Cool Unix/Linux Personalized License Plates

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Linux

junauza.com: Some people have taken their love for Unix and Linux on the streets literally by displaying their Unix/Linux-related personalized license plates.

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