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Firefox 3 Beta 1 takes me on one wild ride

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Moz/FF

blogbeebe: Always a patsy for the New and Shiny, today I decided to believe what I read about Firefox 3 in the press. I downloaded the tarball, unpacked it, and ran Firefox 3 Beta 1 on my Ubuntu 7.10 system. Loads of fun!

Also: Review: Firefox 3 Beta 1 -- Packed With New Features And Rock Solid
And: Mozilla warns against using new Firefox 3.0 beta

Linux on the line: musings on the CLI / GUI flip-flop

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Linux

itwire.com: People are a funny lot. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And one person’s primary means of instructing a computer is met with disdain by another. There’s a perennial battle between mousers and keyboard jockeys, and “what’s in” appears to go in cycles.

What exactly are “universally accessible formats”?

Matthew Aslett: There was a lot of excitement earlier this week following presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s promise to “put government data online in universally accessible formats” should he make it to the White House.

How Red Hat Linux can help you boost performance and shrink IT costs

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Linux

itbusiness.ca: Today's IT departments need to do more, with less budget. There are many key benefits inherent in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Dealing with .rpmnew and .rpmsave files

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Software

linux.com: Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives. Many, I suspect, simply leave them alone, uncertain what to do about them. Yet dealing with them is simply a matter of using a few basic commands, and can be a necessity for ensuring trouble-free upgrades in the future.

GIMP 2.4.2 Released

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GIMP

Three weeks later enough bug-fixes have piled up to warrant another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.4 series.

Memory test - Firefox 2.0.0.9 vs Firefox 3.0 b 1

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Does Firefox 3.0 beta 1 do a better job of handling memory than earlier versions? In a test put Firefox 3.0 beta up against Firefox 2.0.0.9 in a series of tests.

Also: Mozilla's chief engineer On leaky memory and bumping blockers

Put a Puppy in your PC

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Linux

telegraph: If you followed the steps in parts one and two you should have in front of you a copy of Puppy Linux on CD and a PC that is set to boot from the CD/DVD drive. If you are not sure about the latter there's an easy way to find out, join us now as we load Puppy for the first time.

today's leftovers

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News
  • More progress for ODF

  • What should be proprietary in open source?
  • LJ: Some Linux Audio Updates And Expansions
  • Snort creator Roesch shares secrets of his success
  • Unreal Tournament 3 For Linux MIA
  • ATI HD 2900XT With Open-Source Radeon Driver
  • One "$100 Laptop" for Each Child in Ghana
  • Introducing Mercurial, a distributed version control system
  • Why I Still Use Windows
  • Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War Linux Status
  • NTP: be on time, always
  • IBM Claims Symphony is Music to its Ears

Seek Enlightenment for an easy-to-use Linux GUI

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Software

Jack Wallen: There are many Window Managers available for Linux including the two most popular KDE and GNOME, as well many older ones. Enlightenment has been around for a while, but that doesn't mean it's outdated. It's lightweight, flexible, and reliable.

Linux vs BSD

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OS

bauer-power.net: BSD family of Unix systems is based upon the source code of real Unix developed in Bell Labs, which was later purchased by the University of California - "Berkeley Software Distribution". The contemporary BSD systems stand on the source code that was released in the beginning of 1990's (Net/2 Lite and 386/BSD release).

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Why does xorg’s cpu usage shoot up when using NVidia’s driver?

  • Linux: Double your disk read performance in a single command
  • Linux find the memory used by a program / process using pmap command
  • Ubuntu: Rumint
  • Howto Install qBittorrent in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Display Linux Session Jobs
  • Fix Ubuntu 7.10 Suspend Issue on Dell M140 Laptop
  • FreeNX Server and Client Installation in Debian Etch

In search of a quality kernel

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Linux

linuxworld: Discussions of kernel quality are not a new phenomenon on linux-kernel. It is, indeed, a topic which comes up with a certain regularity, more so than with many other free software projects. The size of the kernel, the rate at which its code changes, and the wide range of environments in which the kernel runs all lead to unique challenges; add in the fact that kernel bugs can lead to catastrophic system failures and you have the material for no end of debate.

GNOME Online Desktop: Touching the Face of GOD

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Software

earthweb.com: One of the reoccurring ideas in revisions of the desktop is to tie it more closely to the Internet. The idea was last popular in the late 1990s, when one example of it was the use of KDE's Konqueror for both web browsing and file management. Now, with the GNOME Online Desktop (GOD), the idea has been revived to reflect the rise of social networks and file sharing.

Catching up with the times: openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

paulgiannaros.blogspot: Instead of sampling one of York's many fine clubs tonight, I stayed in and finally got around to installing openSUSE 10.3. "Impressive" sums the experience up.

KDE 4 snapshot screenshots

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KDE

Sebastian Kgler: Without ado, here's a bunch of screenshots of how KDE 4.0 currently looks like. Please note that this is very recent, and not all of it is part of the just-released KDE 4.0 RC1. It's that fresh.

15 Signs that you are addicted to Linux

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Linux
Humor

foogazi.com: Here are 15 signs that you are addicted to Linux:

1. You bring a live CD with you whenever you’ll be using a computer away from your house.

2. Every time a friend or relative complains about their computer being slow due to spyware, adware and viruses, you tell them to install Linux.

Hardy recommends handling

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: It looks like a feature of package handling in Hardy is going to be a little different. This might come into play if you try to conserve disk space, or if you’re like me and you resent aptitude’s tendency to rake in all kinds of rubbish for one tiny application.

Recovering Data from Windows systems by using Linux

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HowTos

port25.technet.com: We have all run into cases where Windows fails to load for one reason or another. The problem may be hardware or a software failure, and the problem may seem to be irrecoverable. Yet often Linux can be used to help recover data that otherwise might be lost.

A sidestep to openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

mandrake.tips.4.free.fr: It's been quite a while since my last SUSE Linux installation (here's my review about that), but a bit shorter since my last contact with SUSE Linux... the (Core 2 Duo 64 bit Intel GMA950 ipw3945) laptop I'm writing this on is a Novell Certified machine that I bought about a year ago preinstalled with Novell SLED (instead of MS Windows).

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