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Take a closer look at OpenBSD 4.3

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OS

OpenBSD provides a UNIX distribution with a primary emphasis on security and cryptography. If you're looking for a UNIX distribution to deploy in the most critical nexus in your network infrastructure, look no further than OpenBSD. The recent release of OpenBSD—version 4.3—includes several new features and bug fixes that this article reviews.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 266

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Mandriva Flash 2008.1 on ASUS Eee PC 900

  • News: Slackware tests KDE 4.1, Fedora suffers from update outage, attackers crack LinuxMint.com, interviews with Ubuntu's Scott Remnant and gOS's David Liu, Zypper tips and tricks
  • Released last week: Scientific Linux 5.2 "Live CD/DVD", ClarkConnect 4.3
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 2, openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 2
  • New additions: FaunOS, Inquisitor
  • New distributions: Asterisk on IPCop
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Canonical Joins The Linux Foundation

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Ubuntu

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Canonical has become a member of the Foundation.

Three Firefox extensions for Gmail

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Gmail, Google's popular Web mail application, is already full of useful features all on its own. But Firefox users can further customize Gmail with a variety of add-ons. Some only change the appearance, while others add functionality that makes Gmail more like a personal planner than just a plain old email application. Let's take a look at three Firefox add-ons for Gmail.

The Linux Kernel

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Linux

ubuntu.sg: Many refer Linux as an Operating System. Linux is not an Operating System. GNU/Linux is. Linux refers to the Kernel of an Operating System.

Concept Distro

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Linux

netsplit.com: The Concept Distro would be an engineering project to allow developers and maintainers to let their imaginations run wild. It’d be released, probably to demonstrate at a major event, and would explicitly not be supported.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Improving Font Rendering in Ubuntu

  • openSuse compared after some time
  • Review of CrossOver Linux 7.0.2
  • Git 1.6.0 Released
  • Ubuntu growing its ecosystem of apps, partners, Canonical says
  • Why it’s a bad idea to use Debian Sid for daily use
  • Linux Outlaws 51 - Too Young for Jail

Why would anyone choose Windows over Linux?

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: I am going out on a limb here…really opening myself up for a flame-war. But you know - there are some defining moments that beg for such an action. That action? To question why anyone (when they KNOW the difference) would seriously choose a Windows operating system over Linux.

few more howtos & such

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HowTos
  • Rotate Desktop Backgrounds in Ubuntu

  • Tip: Hiding Files Inside An Image in Linux
  • Unix and Linux Online Dictionary Shell Script
  • 20 beautiful dark themes for Gnome and Ubuntu

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #104

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #104 for the week of August 10th - August 16th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Intrepid Alpha-4 released, Global Bug Jam: Retrospective, and much, much more!

How do Drigg and Pligg compare?

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Drigg and Pligg are pieces of software that will allow you to create Digg-like sites. People sometimes ask me if they should pick Drigg or Pligg. When it happens, I am not sure what I should answer. This article will hopefully solve the dilemma for most of them.

People Behind KDE: Michael Pyne

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KDE
Interviews

kde.org: In the next People Behind KDE interview, we stay in the United States of America to meet a KDE developer who could be a JuKebox in another life, someone who helps you build development versions of KDE - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Michael Pyne.

Gecko-MediaPlayer

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Software

fosswire.com: Gecko-MediaPlayer is a custom browser plugin which uses MPlayer and its GNOME bindings to provide a better user interface for playing audio and video inside your browser.

Where is KDE 4.1 in Sabayon Linux?

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KDE
Linux

joostruis.blogspot: Archlinux has it, Fedora has it, but where is KDE 4.1 on Sabayon Linux? As you know Sabayon Linux depends on Gentoo portage. We use it as our backbone. The KDE team has shrunk desperately lately.

IPTable Rules and Rebooting for Debian / Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

How to create a firewall on Ubuntu the old school way, using iptables.

OpenGEU 8.04 'Luna Crescente' Beta Live CD

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: OpenGEU, previously known as Geubuntu, is described on the project's website as “a complete and fully functional operative (sic) system based on Ubuntu.” What OpenGEU does is blend elements of the GNOME desktop environment, with E17 (E16 is the stable version) and Ubuntu.

The end of Windows as we knew it

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Microsoft

news.cnet.com: Glyn Moody has written a beautiful eulogy for the Windows desktop of yore, one that I heartily encourage you to read. Moody touches on a range of threats to Microsoft's desktop dominance, and in the process uncovers a rising threat to both Microsoft's desktop dominance and user freedom. The culprit?

My story with Linux, Part 1

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Linux

tabula0rasa.org: My story with Debian GNU\Linux is a true love story. At least for the time being. This post is dedicated to describe how I got “here”. “Here” is my relationship with Debian on my laptop, and this post will also describe what I can or can’t do with my Debian GNU\Linux and will be like a long going bug report, hopefully this will help someone resolve those bugs with time.

New to Linux? Make sure you bookmark these

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Linux
Web

binarycodes.blogspot: New users in the Linux/Unix land are often confused and overwhelmed by the marked differences between the OS they come from and Linux. It takes some time gettting used to the new environment and the new way of doing things. While there are scores of material worthy of a mention, in the internet, I list the ones that every new user must bookmark.

Limelight Networks: Why the Olympics didn't "Melt" the Internet

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Web

blogs.zdnet.com: I admit it, even I was skeptical. Who are these Limelight guys, anyway? They are a Tempe, Arizona-based company which operates a global network of fiber-optic interconnected datacenters. There’s some Linux back-ending all that Windows Media.

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