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Radeon vs. RadeonHD Drivers In H1'08

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phoronix.com: For Linux distribution vendors, right now is proving to be an awkward time for them as they decide which ATI driver will ship as the default choice in their spring distribution refresh.

Suse Linux Enterprise 11 – Lean, Mean and Green!

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SUSE

itwire.com: Novell announces development plans for the next generation of Suse Linux, promising mission-critical abilities in a power-friendly package.

Is the growth of open source sustainable?

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OSS

ostatic.com: Fellow OStatic blogger Joe Brockmeier posits that "the open source model allows agile development by disperse groups of people that can build on the already massive foundation of open source libraries and applications." While I agree that open source projects are springing up in record numbers, I hope it also remains a community that can sustain itself and ultimately deliver what it promises.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 14

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SUSE

Issue 14 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Videos and Slides from FOSDEM 2008, openSUSE to Participate in Google Summer of Code 2008, Novell Free Hugs at CeBit 2008, LimeJeOS - the openSUSE-based JeOS is Born, and openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3 (today).

Waiting on the HP Linux desktop

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SUSE

desktoplinux.com: I would have liked to have been able to tell you in great detail exactly what desktops and laptops will soon be coming from Hewlett-Packard equipped with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. I'd like to tell you, but HP is still holding its Linux desktop cards close to its chest and not revealing any details. This is very annoying.

Microsoft ‘tax’ on Linux in schools must end says Becta

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Linux
Interviews

computerworlduk: Dr Stephen Lucey joined Becta in 2000 and is now their Executive Director (Strategic Technologies). Becta is the Government organisation with oversight of all things ICT in UK schools. Becta has consistently maintained an interest and a monitoring brief on the progress of Open Source software in education and this interview explores some of their current thinking.

My Linux Experience

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Linux

amassedlust.com: Linux is a “your mileage may vary” kind of operating system. Choice is great. I have a great deal of choices in Linux… but sometimes I have so many that it just ruins the experience for me.

Managing Your Tasks with Tux ToDo

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: Keeping track of all of your tasks can be a chore. It is very easy to forget a deadline or to let a little job slip through the cracks. That is where good task management software comes in handy.

Bruce Perens campaigns to join the OSI

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OSS

Matt Asay: Bruce Perens wants to be an OSI board member. That's fine. But he also seems to want to engage in scorched earth political campaigns to get there. That's not so fine.

30 Coolest and Funniest Tux Icons

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Linux

junauza.com: Tux is the world famous and endearing symbol of Linux. I don’t know any other software mascot that is so loved and venerated other than Tux. So without further delay, here they are: 30 Coolest and Funniest Tux Icons

SUSE on Dell Latitude D505

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SUSE

ofb.biz: The quest to get GNU/Linux to run well on a laptop has been a long running challenge. In this piece, Ed looks at his success with OpenSUSE on a Dell Latitude laptop.

Install Anyterm for remote terminal access without SSH

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: Anyterm allows you to have secure terminal access to a server without needing any special software on a client machine beyond a Web browser. For example, with Anyterm you can open a terminal into your server from an Internet cafe.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Another Operating System for my eeePC

  • A Look At The XO Laptop
  • Ubuntu 8.04 upgrade snafu
  • Dear Dan Lyons: Open Source was Never 'Counter Culture'
  • Impossible thing #4: Funding community enterprises like Blender and the Orange and Peach Movie Project
  • Monday at BrainShare
  • Open source's green claims
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 On Linux?
  • Reiser and Prosecutor Spar; 'I Didn't Kill Nina'
  • The GPL is a capitalist's best friend
  • KDE 4 in Linux Magazine
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Beta
  • Debian Installer Lenny Beta 1 released
  • Novell BrainShare: March 17 Recap

some more howtos and stuff:

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HowTos
  • DOSBox, part I: Installation and configuration

  • Katapult - a general purpose launcher for KDE
  • Choosing the password hashing algorithm for /etc/shadow during installation
  • ssh Without a Password
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 2
  • binstats - Statistics tool for installed programs and libraries
  • The importance of permissions
  • Know your distro: Gentoo documentation sources

Kernel space: How to use a terabyte of RAM

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Linux

linuxworld.com: An experimental new design for Linux's virtual memory system would turn a large amount of system RAM into a fast RAM disk with automatic sync to magnetic media.

PCLinuxOS 2007 WINS!

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PCLOS

desktoplinux.wordpress: I took a big risk repartitioning and installing MEPIS 7.0, risking the beloved XP operating system. But XP did and still does survive. But it is no longer the operating system of choice on the family desktop. Neither is Mepis.

Mandriva Linux Spring 2008 Release on the Asus EEE PC

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MDV

justingill.com/blog: After the success of Ubuntu 8.04 on my Asus EEE PC it was brought to my attention by Klopus there are interesting happenings going on over at Mandriva. I was directed to a thread on the EEE PC User Forum discussing Mandriva on the EEE PC. After reading through the thread I was convinced I would give Mandriva a try.

Ubuntu Is One Geeky OS

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Ubuntu

twistermc.com/blog: I’ve finally got Ubuntu (7.10) up and running. Overall the install was great, but once up and running there are a lot of items that are just to complicated. I understand that Ubuntu is a great alternative, but until it becomes more user friendly in some aspects, it’s going to be a hard sell.

Gnash Flash player reaches milestone, not destination

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Software

linux.com: Gnash, the free software Flash player, has released its first beta. The new release is a milestone for both the project and the GNU/Linux desktop, which remains dependent on the proprietary Adobe player for handling Flash files (.swf). Although Flash support is not complete in version 0.8.2, Gnash has now reached the point where it is usable for the most common everyday purposes.

Getting Stuff Done on Linux [Part 2]

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Software

makeuseof.com: Last time, we covered Linux applications for creating content. Today we will be covering organizational and web-based programs for Linux.

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