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A better ext4 filesystem for Linux

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Linux

LinuxWorld: A new Linux filesystem gets rid of the 256-petabyte limit, and adds a checksum feature for the journal. But developers want you to know that it's not yet ready for production sytems.

ATI stuff @ phoronix

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Software
  • R500 XAA/EXA Benchmarks Of RadeonHD Driver

  • Radeon HD 3870 X2 Open-Source Support
  • Open-Source ATI R500 EXA & XAA Support

some howtos

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HowTos
  • urpmi and rpm

  • Remote desktop to Ubuntu 7.10 from Windows
  • File permision
  • Setting up ATI FireGL V5200 with Dual Screen in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • keypad is wonky in nano
  • Digital Music Management with Linux
  • Passwordless Login with SSH
  • Medibuntu : The Only 3rd Party Repo I Use
  • HowTo: Secure your Ubuntu Apache Web Server
  • The following packages cannot be authenticated Solution

BBC moves Linux into TV production

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: Expensive and error-prone digital tapes have forced the BBC to look at using computers running Linux to help produce its programmes.

Could Pandora open up Linux games?

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A stealth-mode startup is readying a Linux-based handheld gaming device with WiFi, USB, and a 4.3-inch 800x480 touchscreen. The "Pandora," headquartered at OpenPandora.org for now, runs Linux on a next-generation ARM SoC with integrated OpenGL 2.0 compliant graphics processor.

Using mouse gestures across Linux

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Software

linux.com: My first brush with mouse gestures on the Opera browser was an accident, but the ability to quickly move backward or forward in the browser history, open new windows, close tabs, and more without using the menus or moving the mouse toward the navigation toolbar won me over immediately. Nowadays, this feature is available in Firefox and Konqueror too, and you can even configure mouse gestures for GNOME and KDE desktop environments.

To Command Line or not to Command Line, is it really a question?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I am personally a strong advocate of using the Command Line. However, I am coming from a more tech type of situation than some others do. For the 'average" user however, is the Command Line relevant to everyday use?

Hans Reiser in the Sierra Nevada Mountains 21 Days After Wife Vanished

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Reiser, the Linux programmer accused of killing his wife, made several "uncommon" cash withdrawals -- and three ATM transactions in the Sierras -- in the days and weeks after his wife vanish Sept. 3, 2006, a bank auditor testified.

Microsoft makes last-gasp OOXML push

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Microsoft

news.zdnet.com: Weeks away from a crucial International Organization for Standardization vote in Geneva on the ratification of Microsoft's proposed Office Open XML standard, the software giant is engaged in a last-ditch campaign to convince the wider industry that its endeavors are in the best interests of users.

Also: Microsoft accuses IBM of OOXML smear campaign

Simply Mepis 7

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: This is the first time I've ever booted Mepis. I remember Simply Mepis as the distribution that switched from using Ubuntu as its foundation to using Debian as its foundation. The reason given at the time was that Ubuntu wasn't upgrading adequately within a given release. Apparently baseline Debian was.

Eight Interesting Improvements In GNOME 2.22

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in November we started sharing some of the exciting features planned for the GNOME 2.22 and 2.24 releases, and now that the first GNOME 2.22.0 Beta release is planned for later this week, we have taken another look at the packages set for inclusion and the changes that have actually been made.

Changing the game

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Linux

manilastandardtoday.com: Five of the 10 best-selling notebooks, including the top three models this weekend do not run Windows or Mac OS X. In fact, they are different models of the same dimunitive notebook the Asus Eee PC—that runs on Linux.

Tweak PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime into Full blown distribution

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PCLOS

lazytechguy.com: Well to really have fun, we need loads of other applications and some tweaks. Lets check what Minime offers and then we will go ahead and apply the required tweaks.

Nominations open for Gentoo foundation board of trustees

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: The election for the new trustees of the Gentoo Foundation is almost here! There is an open call for nominees; any voting members of the Gentoo Foundation may be nominated.

Software patent case defendant seeks support of FOSS communit

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Legal

linux.com: Barracuda Networks is actively seeking the support of the free and open source software (FOSS) community in its battle against a patent suit brought against it by Trend Micro. The suit revolves around Barracuda's distribution of Clam Antivirus (ClamAV), the well-known FOSS security software, with its firewall and Web filter hardware appliances.

The world according to Linus

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Interviews

computerworld.com.au: Computerworld catches up with the man behind Linux, Linus Torvalds, at Linux.conf.au

Open Enterprise Interview: Jono Bacon

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Interviews

Glyn Moody: Less well-known is the fact that Canonical, the company sponsoring Ubuntu – and trying to create a viable business around it – is based in London. One of the key members of staff working there is Jono Bacon, Canonical's Ubuntu Community Manager. Here, he talks about how the Ubuntu community functions, his role in that process, and what lies ahead for Canonical and Ubuntu.

Penguin on a (USB) stick

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: Ever wish you had your whole desktop on a flash disk? You know what we mean, you take a spreadsheet up to your 'rents, and you realize that they have no program to actually open your spreadsheet with.

Time and tide don't wait for FOSS projects

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OSS

itwire.com: Should free and open source software projects set a release schedule that adheres to the old geek adage: release when it's ready? Or should time-based releases become the norm?

Backing up in Ubuntu is Finally Made Simple: TimeVault

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Software

techthrob.com: File backups are a key element for every user and on every computer. Whether it be an office setting or a home desktop machine, backups are essential - your hard drive will fail at some point; you will need a backup, and you'll be kicking yourself if you learn this lesson the hard way.

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