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Coverty: Scanning Open Source Code

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Software

earthweb.com: Code analysis vendor Coverity is now expanding its analysis beyond just the static code layer to include the sometimes overlooked build system.

GNOME 2.26.1 Released

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gnome.org: This is the first update to GNOME 2.26. It contains the usual mixture of bug fixes, translations updates and documentation improvements that are the hallmark of stable GNOME releases.

Two more rocking Linux Distros

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Linux

go2linux.org: Few days ago, Blair Mathis has written a post about eight rocking Linux Distros, but I think two distros were missed there.

The difference between Linux and Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: As Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and Fedora 11 all approach their launch dates, I've been thinking about the differences in how they're created and released.

4 IM Clients for Ubuntu

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: This article is an overview of 4 most popular IM clients available on Linux, and particularly in the upcoming release of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope.

10 (more) Awesome Themes For Ubuntu

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Software
Ubuntu

clububuntu.com: Since I have started to use Ubuntu I came across many cool themes so I decided to make a list of them. Here are my best looking themes in no particular order:

Linux needs games, games need you

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Linux
Gaming

pinstack.blogspot: It's no surprise that gaming is one of the areas lagging most in the Free Software world. Fanatics will say that yes there are good FOSS games, but the truth is, they're nothing compared to the plethora of proprietary options for Windows.

SMILE - Powerful Slideshow Maker In Linux

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aldeby.org/blog: SMILE is a slideshow building program by Stephane Gibault, author of manDVD, and is the successor to manslide.

The Best of Bread Linux Synchronization

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Linux

Using rsync to Synchronize two machines easier and faster than ever before with rsync

Back In Time Does Full Linux Backups in One Click

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Software

lifehacker.com: Back In Time, a Linux backup app inspired by Macs' Time Machine and offering the same kind of no-worry, space-saving snapshot protection, is worth adding to your must-install list. Why?

Collecting and analyzing Linux kernel crashes - LKCD

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Having found the available information on system analysis rather sparse and/or written in such a fashion that is hardly of any use but to the people who wrote the actual documents,I have decided to write a series of articles on Linux system analysis.

gNewSense 2.2 released

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fsf.org/blogs: The gNewSense project today announced version 2.2 of its free GNU/Linux distribution. This is the second point update to the release codenamed 'deltah'.

Interview With Ricky Zhou - Fedora Project

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Linux
Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Ricky. In specific, we talk about: Identity of the Fedora community and its relationship with Red Hat, Relationship between Fedora and other distributions, and Public opinion about the Fedora project.

How FOSS makes better programmers

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OSS

raiden.net: A hot button topic of late that I've seen rising up in the programming world is the discussion of how FOSS destroys the programming trade. Now on the surface one might think that to be true.

Tutorial: Build The Ultimate PC

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Hardware

pcplus.co.uk: You can never have enough processing power, especially if you enjoy working with 3D graphics or compiling your own software. Luckily, it's easy to use any spare machines you may have to create a single homogeneous computing mega-matrix and calculation engine just by wiring them all together.

Faceoff: PCLOS 2009.1 vs LinuxMint KDE CE 6

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PCLOS

teqnix.blogspot: In the past few days, I was lucky to be able to test drive two wonderful Linux distributions that both promises to work "out of the box" -- PCLinuxOS 2009.1 and LinuxMint 6.

Top 15 Creative and Hilarious Acronym Expansions of Emacs

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Humor

junauza.com: We all know that Emacs stands for "Editor MACroS", but several creative people have given the feature-rich text editor some innovative and rather funny definitions. --Here are a few.

RMS on Amazon's "Swindle"

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: As you've probably seen, there is concern over Amazon's plans to pull the text-to-voice capability of the Kindle e-book reader, because of misguided pressure from authors groups in the US.

Open Source 2009: It’s the Economy, Stupid. Or is it?

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linux-mag.com: About a week before attending the Open Source Business Conference last month, I heard an interview on public radio with the founder of Good News Network, a web site dedicated to reporting nothing but — you guessed it — good news.

Impi Linux is no more

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tectonic.co.za: Five years after it was first launched, South Africa’s Impi Linux distribution no longer exists.

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