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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing and Using RealPlayer on Foresight Linux

  • Evolution Annoyance
  • Autostarting Windows apps in KDE on Linux
  • Turn Ubuntu Blue Using Blubuntu
  • Simple Ubuntu Desktop Backup with Backerupper
  • Linux: Installing Cadence SMV for Model Checking
  • An Introduction to Runlevels

Ubuntu Mobile

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Ubuntu

1800pocketpc.com: Ubuntu Mobile is an Ubuntu edition that targets an exciting new class of computers called Mobile Internet Devices. Ubuntu Mobile, based on the world’s most popular Linux distribution, and MID hardware from OEMs and ODMs, are redefining what can be done in mobile computing.

Google urges ISO to give thumbs-down to Microsoft Open XML

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Google
Microsoft

news.com: The head of Google's open-source programs on Monday urged international delegates to vote against certifying Office Open XML as an ISO standard, saying the Microsoft-led effort poses a risk to users who want unfettered access to documents.

Also: Microsoft gets another shot at XML standard

New search powers lead Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

BBC: The latest version of web browser Firefox will make changes to the way people search for information online, says its developer. Mozilla has told the BBC's World Service that the new browser has been designed around the importance of search to users.

Also: Firefox 3 final beta to be released in March

What's New in FreeBSD 7.0

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BSD

onlamp.com: The day has come... FreeBSD is back to its incredible performance and now can take advantage of multi-core/CPUs systems very well... so well that some benchmarks on both Intel and AMD systems showed release 7.0 being faster than Linux 2.6 when running PostreSQL or MySQL. Federico Biancuzzi interviewed two dozen developers to discuss all the cool details of FreeBSD 7.0.

Refresher Course: The Free Unix Desktop

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Linux

connectedinternet.co.uk: I have been using a Mac at home since 2002. So, after a five year absence, I caught up on what’s changed on the free unix desktop. Here are some observations from an old unix geek that’s been away for awhile:

10 Most Bizarre Photos of Famous Geeks

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Misc

junauza.blogspot: Do you think that geeks are boring? If your answer is yes, then perhaps some of the photographs that I’m going to show to you can change your mind:

Linux Kernel 2.6.24.3 and 2.6.25 RC3 Launched

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Linux

softpedia.com: Two new versions of the heart of all Linux distributions were released: the stable 2.6.24.3 and the development 2.6.25 RC3 kernel. The developers advise you to update your kernel to the latest version, because of the numerous fixes included in it.

Why Do We Need Specialist Security Distros?

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Linux
Interviews

packtpub.com: I talk with Ryan Berens, from Guardian Digital makers of EnGarde Linux, to understand their role in the Linux distribution space. EnGarde is what you'd call a minimalist distribution that you'd install on your server to run critical services. It's also popular for its one-stop WebTool remote administration tool.

How Linux Passion Sometimes Beats Windows Preloads

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Linux

thevarguy.com: Sure, Microsoft expects Windows’ installed base to top 1 billion licenses by the end of this year. But in the shadow of Windows Vista, a rather remarkable trend — known as an InstallFest — continues to transform Linux from a fringe desktop option into a mainstream Windows alternative. Here’s the scoop.

Linux RAID Smackdown: Crush RAID 5 with RAID 10

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Linux
Hardware

Carla Schroder: I was already mourning the destruction of my Saturday, thanks to some blown deadlines, and was resigned to spending at least part of the day working. Then I made a fatal error: I read my email.

Dear RedHat...

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Linux

portal.itauth.com: RedHat is one of the most widely used Linux distribution, at least in the corporate and academic sectors. It's been around for years and after all the shit they've gotten from users trapped in RPM "dependency hell," you'd think they'd have learned SOMETHING by now, right?...Right?

How I Shopped for An Ubuntu Laptop

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu.wordpress: Initially, I visited ZaReason.com and System76.com because I want a laptop with Ubuntu pre-loaded. Unfortunately, neither of those vendors has a machine with the features I wanted.

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Mandriva 2008.0

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MDV
HowTos

In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Mandriva 2008.0 server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Features Of A Happy Linux Desktop?

  • Novell plans to acquire PlateSpin
  • Rawhide vs. Cooker vs. Wrong Approach
  • Help Debug Mandriva
  • Opera Dragonfly = Developer Tools?
  • First impressions of Sidux
  • Should Linux Cost More?
  • First Annual Open Source Commerce Survey Results
  • Kubuntu days...productive days
  • Stallman on handing over GNU Emacs, its future and the importance of nomenclature
  • ExtJS: When open source is not open at all
  • Music Notation Programs: Recent Releases
  • WIBRAIN: The Korean Ubuntu UMPC

The penguin begins the march south

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Linux

itwire.com: There's a still nearly 11 months to go before the penguin sets up camp on the Apple Isle but the wheels are slowly being cranked into motion by the Tasmanian Linux Users Group as they prepare to host the 2009 Australian national Linux conference.

Standards Australia denies OOXML bias

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: Following a Computerworld report on the appointment of a Microsoft consultant as part of Standard Australia's (SA) delegation for this month's Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) in Geneva, the organization's CEO has defended the objectivity of the decision.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial: Indigent, Technospeak and Evading Detection

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Jurors attempted, but couldn't bring themselves to take notes. The judge hid his head behind his hands. So continued the second week of the defense of Hans Reiser.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Triple Boot Your Mac With Ease!

  • QuickSynergy quick HowTo
  • How to make OpenOffice run faster in Ubuntu
  • Why do the CPU stats vary with ps and top?
  • Using siproxd to allow VoIP through a firewall
  • Howto Determine the throughput of a pipe command
  • Using Ubuntu as an Electronic Document Management System
  • Taking a bunch of free clip art and giving it to every user in OpenOffice.org
  • Dell xps m1330 & Gentoo
  • Secure temporary files in Linux
  • Hidden Linux : Monitor switch-off

More KDE Stuff

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KDE
  • KDE 4 Tour: digiKam 0.10

  • Looking back on FOSDEM 2008 (with pictures)
  • Kommander Leaps Forward in KDE 3.5.9
  • A quick look at the new Qt 4.4 Print Dialog
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Debian and Derivatives

  • Glad to be a Mentor of Google Summer Code again!
    While, why I proposed this idea? Plinth is developed by Freedombox which is a Debian based project. The Freedombox is aiming for building a 100% free software self-hosting web server to deploy social applications on small machines. It provides online communication tools respecting user privacy and data ownership, replacing services provided by third-parties that under surveillance. Plinth is the front-end of Freedombox, written in Python.
  • The #newinstretch game: new forensic packages in Debian/stretch
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  • Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 stable release (LTS)
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    You know we hate to give you guys bad news, but it looks like the Parsix GNU/Linux project is closing its doors in about six months after the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system.

OSS Leftovers

Ubuntu-Based Alternatives and Snapcraft 2.30

  • ​How to install Linux Mint on your Windows PC
    I think Linux Mint isn't just a great desktop, it's a great replacement for Windows. With Windows security problems such as WannaCry, people are starting to explore alternatives to Windows. I got a number of requests about switching out from Windows to the latest and best Linux. For me and many other experienced Linux users that's Linux Mint 18.1. You don't need to be a Linux expert to install Mint on a Windows PC. Here's how to do it.
  • Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land
    With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things. Even if you give Canonical the benefit of the doubt - that it will continue working on desktop Ubuntu - at the very least, desktop Ubuntu's future looks uncertain. Post Unity, how will the transition to GNOME work? Will existing Unity users be "upgraded" to GNOME with 17.10? Canonical is reportedly plotting out solutions to much of this uncertainty right now, but for users, the uncertainty rules the day.
  • Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.30 Snappy Packaging Tool for Ubuntu Linux OSes
    Canonical's Sergio Schvezov was proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Snapcraft 2.30, a major milestone of the open-source Snappy packaging tool used to package apps in the Snap universal binary format.

An introduction to Linux's EXT4 filesystem

Although written for Linux, the EXT filesystem has its roots in the Minix operating system and the Minix filesystem, which predate Linux by about five years, being first released in 1987. Understanding the EXT4 filesystem is much easier if we look at the history and technical evolution of the EXT filesystem family from its Minix roots. Read more