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Boost your blogging with ScribeFire

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The Web is littered with blogs that are updated infrequently, at best, or completely abandoned. If you want to show your blog a little love, install ScribeFire for Firefox and get busy posting. ScribeFire puts your blog right at your fingertips in Firefox, and makes it much easier to go from thought to post.

Mandriva: Raising cash

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MDV

Last week was an exciting one: we announced we were going to raise some cash, we shipped our new version of the distro, Mandriva 2007 Spring and we held our international distributor meeting in Paris.

Let me focus on the cash raise:

Stellarium: A Stellar Application

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Software

Stellarium is a fantastic, free, open-source sky show program. The graphics are outstanding, the data on sky objects amazing, and there are some awesome surprises.

Why OpenSource matters for a business

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OSS

When talking to people about Free Software, the discussion always leads to a point where I'm trying to convince the person I'm talking to that Open Source software is better for a business than proprietary software. And by business I don't just mean a company selling or developing software, I mean any company.

first look at CentOS 5 Xen

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Linux
Reviews

I have just installed a machine running CentOS 5 as a Xen server. I installed a full GUI environment on the dom0 so that GUI tools can be used for managing the virtual servers.

Justin Steinman on Novell: never been better

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Interviews
SUSE

Justin Steinman is Novell’s PR chief, spreading the SuSe Linux gospel and the benefits of the deal with Microsoft both at home in the US and abroad. On his current visit to Australia, I got the chance to ask him questions – some easy, some tough. Novell doubters and haters beware: Steinman says Novell has never had it so good, and it’s only getting better!

Interview: Avi Kivity

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Interviews

Avi Kivity is the lead developer and maintainer of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine project, better known as kvm. The project was started in mid-2006, and has been part of the Linux kernel since the 2.6.20 release in February of 2007. kvm is a full virtualization system for x86-based Linux hosts, allowing users to run isolated x86 guest operating systems in virtual machines.

Foundations of GTK+ Development

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Software

Foundations of GTK+ Development is the only book completely dedicated to GTK+ 2 development available, available at Amazon.com for only $32.99. It uses numerous examples to introduce almost every widget available in the library. In this book, you will learn how to:

* Use basic widgets such as windows, buttons, and labels, in addition to many types of container widgets.

Linux aids the hunt for red tide in Sarasota

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Almost every autumn the beaches of Southwest Florida fill with stinking piles of dead fish, thanks to a tiny algae called Karenia brevis, better known as red tide. Researchers at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., are tallying red tide blooms with an arsenal that includes Linux and open source software.

The hard truth about installing Linux

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Linux

Having had a go at a few more Linux installations than the average newbie, I can say that Ubuntu is probably about as easy an install as it's going to get. Sure you can run into hardware driver issues but Ubuntu advocates are right when they say it's probably just as easy and maybe easier than installing Windows. However, at this point in time it needs to be.

Beryl: The Cool Linux UI Reviewed

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Reviews

To this day, I still have to smile when new Linux users decide to take the plunge because they want the cool looking visual effects that Beryl offers. To some limited degree, I can understand the motivation. The stunning videos on YouTube are certainly compelling to those who have never tried to use the setup themselves.

OpenSUSE 10.x: Hardware Monitoring - Using LM_sensors “Sensors”

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HowTos

Here’s a small how to get LM_sensors to work with OpenSuSE 10.2.

Audacity helps create custom ring tones

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HowTos

You can tell a lot about a person by listening closely when their cell phone rings.

According to commercials on TV and the Web, there is no better way to show your individuality than by spending a couple dollars to download 50 Cent's new hot hit (like tens of thousands of other individuals). And ring-tone distribution has become big business.

The awk Command

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awk is a powerful Unix command. It allows you to manipulate files that are structured as columns of data and strings. Once you understand the basics of awk you will find that it is surprisingly useful. You can use it to automate things in ways you have never thought about. It can be used for data processing and for automating the application of Unix commands.

Protester at Bill Gates Beijing ceremony sparks debate

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OSS

The "free software" protester who barged into an award ceremony with Microsoft chairman Bill Gates at Beijing's prestigious Peking University has triggered a vigorous debate among China's Internet users on his motives and cause.

Howto: Set up Feisty for speed, v1.0

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HowTos

This is release version 1.0 of “Howto: Set up Feisty for speed.”

KDE Commit-Digest for 22nd April 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: A week-long Phonon/Solid developer sprint redefines and strengthens their API's. The start of a command-line client for Strigi. Continued improvements in the Konsole refactoring work.

gaming on (foresight) linux

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Gaming

Linux seems to always get a knock when it comes to gaming. I know personally I believed the FUD, before making the switch to Linux full time 2 years ago and learning otherwise. What Linux doesn’t have in quantity as a gaming platform, it does make up in quality.

Feisty Fawn: DOA

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Ubuntu

Every time there is a new release of Ubuntu, there are announcements on many Linux-related websites. This, even though the six-month release cycle is well-known and it is generally the faithful who visit these sites.

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