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Deactivate Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5

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Google

If the new Location-Aware Browsing (a.k.a. Geolocation) feature in Firefox 3.5 makes you worried about your privacy, you can turn the feature off with a simple about:config tweak. This "feature" allows the website you are viewing to activate the geolocation function in Firefox and discover your location.

today's odds & ends:

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News
  1. Fun with VirtualBox

  2. 5 things Windows 7 lacks vs Linux
  3. GNU Generation: Calling all pre-university students
  4. Alfresco Community Now Available for Ubuntu
  5. about:mozilla 7/28
  6. Mr Windowspants has a bad day
  7. Free like Franks Beer
  8. Asa Dotzler: microsoft's settlement proposal
  9. OLPC: the more we know, the more we marvel
  10. Babel Com buys Everything Linux
  11. Open Source or Cloud?
  12. Top 3 Linux HTML editors
  13. The Private Cloud: Opening the Door for Open Source
  14. What is Ubuntu linux, and is it ready for me?
  15. Sexism in Free Software
  16. Ultra X Linux: Ubuntu With A Faster Kernel
  17. Music Player Review: qmmp vs audacious
  18. Automatic Mandriva Linux Media Setup
  19. gcc-4.4.1 is out
  20. NVIDIA Issues 185.xx Stable Linux Driver Update
  21. Microsoft, the GPL, and Nonsense from Folks Who Know Better
  22. Knoppix - First glance
  23. U.C. Berkeley plans open source software for lecture distribution
  24. Interview: Stephen Carlyle-Smith
  25. WASC Honeypot Opens Up With Open Source
  26. openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 81

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Mystical Magical Secure Shell, Part 1

  • Configure GRUB2 options and background
  • Keeping Time In Linux
  • System monitoring with Conky
  • How to Layout a Book with OpenOffice.org: Part 3
  • Postfix not delivering to Maildir
  • Synchronize Tomboy Notes with Ubuntu One
  • How to run OpenSuse Mono 2.4.2.1 vmx imgae in vmware 1.0.9
  • The Backslash: helping Linux users ignore things
  • Creating Your Own SuperKaramba Themes
  • howto compile kernel in Debian 5.0
  • How to build a textbox URL shortener with PyGTK+
  • Recover your lost root password in Linux
  • Open and edit PDF files in OpenOffice
  • How to Install Ubuntu in Windows
  • How to Speed up Your Linux PC

Stupid UNIX man tricks

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Linux

UNIX has hundreds if not thousands of commands, and it's impossible to remember every option and nuance. But, happily, you don't have to: man, UNIX's built-in, online reference system, is man's best friend. Take a look at this shortcut guide to the UNIX man pages system.

Re-comparing file systems

log.amitshah.net: The previous attempt at comparing file systems based on the ability to allocate large files and zero them met with some interesting feedback. I was asked why I didn't add reiserfs to the tests and also if I could test with larger files.

Get started with HomeBank

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Software

tuxradar.com: With HomeBank you can automate recurring transactions, set reminders for future transactions, assess your future account balance so you can plan your spending sprees and manage your expenses expertly.

Red Hat: 'We spend over $100 million a year to advance Linux'

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Linux

cnet.com: Matthew Szulik, Red Hat's former CEO and current chairman, has been in semi-retirement for the past two years, but you'd never know it from listening to his interview with the BBC's Peter Day. Szulik, ever the revolutionary, talks up open source's opportunity to disrupt conventional software and promote social reform.

Anonymous BitTorrent Using ItsHidden VPN

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Linux

ItsHidden is now offering a free VPN targeted at those who want to protect their privacy online. Named ItsHidden, the free VPN solution has opened up a BETA test to the public, who can now privatize their Internet traffic - including BitTorrent transfers - in next to no time.

Review: antiX M8.2 'Thasunke Witko'

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead: antiX is billed as a fast, lightweight Linux distro which is ideal for use on older hardware. It includes two window managers - IceWM (the default) and the excellent Fluxbox - plus the facility for using an iconified desktop through the Rox-Filer application.

LXDE 0.4.2 Review and Screenshot Tour

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Software

internetling.com: I am a big fan of light desktop environments. Well, most people looking for a lighter alternative normally settle for a lightweight window manager, such as Fluxbox or AwesomeWM.

Openoffice.org- The rise and rise of Open Source.

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OOo

sinaisix.blogspot: There is a storm that is taking the software industry by storm. The name of this storm is Free and Open Source and one of its flagship products is called Open Office.

GNOME, KDE, and Xfce: Which Desktop is Right for You?

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Software

earthweb.com: How do you choose which GNU/Linux desktop to use? No easy answer exists, because the choice is so full of difficulties.

Review: New Linux Mint a Desktop Lightweight at Best

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Linux

newsfactor.com: Linux was making good strides in the desktop PC market before Windows 7 came out with the free-for-one-year Try Before You Buy RC1. So, can Linux hold on to the market share it easily took from Windows?

OpenGoo: An Open Source Answer To Google Apps

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: What's not to like about Google Apps? It has a ton of features, it's incredibly easy to collaborate with other people, and it's free. Well, how about the fact that your data is only as accessible as Google decides to make it?

VLC 1.0.1 is out!

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Linux

VideoLAN is pleased to announce the release of the second version of the Goldeneye branch of VLC: 1.0.1!

IBM, Novell to slash Linux prices for mainframes

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: With System z mainframe revenues down 39 per cent - and MIPS mainframe capacity shipments off 20 percent in the second quarter - IBM is keen on boosting mainframe sales. And it wants to use Linux as a lever.

Active Media Products Introduces Penguin Bootable Linux USB Drive

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Hardware
Ubuntu

hartware.de: Active Media Products (AMP), manufacturer of SSDs and WWF series USB drives, today announced immediate availability of a bootable Linux USB (BLU) drive that is compatible with Windows® 7 and benefits WWF. These new penguin BLU drives are preloaded with the full installation of Ubuntu Linux 9.0.4.

CrunchBang Linux 9.04 MiniReview

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Linux

techexposures.com: CrunchBang Linux 9.04 is an Open-Box distro based on Ubuntu with Gnome packages. CrunchBang promises performance and ultimate customization options. Version 9.04.01 was released a couple weeks ago, and we decided to give it a test drive.

Tux in Your Wallet? Proceeds From Penguin-clad Credit Card Benefit Open Source Community

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Linux

ostatic.com: The Linux Foundation is rolling out its Tux-adorned Visa Platinum Card. Through a partnership with CardPartner, Inc. and UMB Bank, the Foundation will receive $50 for each activated card and a percentage from every purchase made with the card.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 9.04 (LAMP)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an Ubuntu 9.04 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

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