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It's time to retire the mom test

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Misc One of the more humorous ad series today is the Geico "caveman" commercials, featuring a caveman complaining about the stereotype of something being "so easy a caveman could do it." Since we don't have to worry about offending cavemen (or cavewomen), companies can safely poke humor at that demographic group and not worry about alienating anyone. However, you might want to think twice about saying "it's so easy your mom can do it."

Opera 9.50 Alpha: Fast, crisp, and superior.

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pinderkent.blogsavy: Several days back, Opera 9.50 Alpha was released. I’ve been using this alpha release for the past few days. And I have to say, I am quite impressed!

RDesktop - remote desktop howto

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vertito.blogspot: Here's a document entry on managing and connecting to Windows (TM) based operating systems (Windows 2000/2003, XP Terminal servers, Windows NT) from Linux box using a remote desktop tool called RDesktop.

Taking the Open Road: University Libraries Explore Options

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linux insider: University libraries are natural users of open source software, which offers a good fit with open access to information and collaborative working. Open source solutions are beginning to encroach on learning and library operations, more often than not without the say-so of the librarians.

Linux on the new Toshiba Portege R500

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frederic99.blogspot: As I have just said I use Linux on my R500. Why Linux over Vista? How does Linux fare on the R500? Quite well I must say.

Puppy Linux . . . Wow!

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Linux Okay, I've spent several days wrestling with Damn Small Linux. It's a very cool distribution, but unfortunately, I could not get the wireless card in my laptop to work with it. So, I went back through my list of live CD distros and found . . . Puppy Linux.

Ubuntu, fresh from the start

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Linux I introduced an Ubuntu distro to my friend, stating that he try it out, seeing that it is by far, the most popular distro among the rest. The installation went fine, then we browsed the internet, and some pages are seemingly missing some, since it needed plugins for it to display the page correctly. There has to be a better alternative.

few howtos

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  • Linux/Fedora 7 and ATI Graphics Card

  • Dealing with hard drives in Ubuntu
  • Howto: Installing SPF plugin for Postfix in Ubuntu Gutsy in 4 simple steps

today's extra links and whatnots

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  • Ubuntu Howto: Install Ruby and Ruby on Rails

  • Analogy: Ubuntu is to WordPress as openSUSE is to Movable Type
  • Itanium Linux creds lined up for Gelato ICE
  • The Horsemen Assemble
  • ActiveState opens part of Komodo IDE
  • DistroWatch Top 5*
  • IT practical tests on ‘open’ platform
  • Firefox Locks Out Adblock Plugin Users
  • Open source shouldn't just be a marketing exercise
  • Getting Open Source help for schools
  • No other operating system has ever been this shaky.
  • Linux Yesterday And Linux Tomorrow, But Never Linux Today
  • Slackware: There's something totally sane about it
  • Slackware: Secure all the way back to 8.1
  • Settingup an FTP Server on Ubuntu with ProFTPD
  • Tweaking Ubuntu Ultimate

PC-BSD Day 3: Angels 1 - Demons 3

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ruminations: Between BSD and Linux there are plenty of similarities and differences from a technological, judicial and moral viewpoint. No doubt the various crowds could go head to head over those differences (which they actually do from time to time), but there is one area where BSD beats Linux hands down consistently. Its mascotte.

ugly little laptop: Some other, abortive, efforts

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Linux Ubuntu seemed to have the best luck on the ugly little laptop, which is what I wanted from the start. I did try a few other distros, but got only mediocre results. I know, most of these problems are probably circumventable (is that a word?), but there’s an entire buffet line of Linux distro options, and I see no need to spend too much time hovering over one small point of any single distro.

File management in Linux

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polishlinux: Unix systems provide a number of commands to manage files and directories. Their strong point is the ability to use them in a rather simple manner against a group of files/directories meeting certain conditions. For example all the files satisfying specific criteria can be deleted or have their names changed en masse.

The Solution Before the Solution

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Linux Today: A friend of mine is deep in negotiations with a major computer publisher to see if they would be interested in a book about open source solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Thus far, the negotiations are not going as well as my friend would like. Part of this is the inherent conservatism found in every publisher on the planet.

Linux: Introducing Reviewed-by Tags

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kernelTRAP: "Some people seem to be using 'Acked-by' to mean, 'seems good to me', without necessarily doing a full review of the patch, and instead of trying to change the meaning of 'Acked-by', [the plan is] to have a new sign off which is a bit more explicitly about what it means," Theodore Tso explained in a recent thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list.

Some Howtos & Such

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  • Getting Started with the Trolltech Greenphone SDK

  • Prevent X.Org from Starting in Ubuntu
  • 6 important points on migration from Windows to Linux
  • Top 5 Linux Tricks
  • Debugging Inkscape with gdb
  • Graveman on Linux - burn baby burn burn
  • View process hierarcy from the command line - pstree

IceWM and Ubuntu 7.04 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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kmandla.wordpress: Slowly, slowly, things start to get better. This time I built up a stripped Ubuntu command-line installation, then added xorg, IceWM and a few GTK2 applications, to keep me in business.

AMD Partners With Novell to Optimize ATI Open Source Graphics Driver

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Linux Electrons (PR): AMD has said that the company plans to support the Open Source development community for ATI Radeon™ graphics processors. To accelerate this initiative, AMD partnered with Novell’s SuSE Linux engineering team.

Mindbridge switches to Linux, saves "bunches of money

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OSS Mindbridge didn't start out as an open source company -- far from it. "We had a predominantly Microsoft-oriented shop. Having deployed [Linux servers] to our customers, we turned around and said, we can do the same thing internally and save bunches of money."

3.2 billion people voted NO against OOXML

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OSS Although the ISO process gives Malta the same voice as China, the reality is that national support for Microsoft formats is critical to the future of the MS-Office lock-in. We look at the figures behind the NO votes... More Here

Firefox passes 400 million downloads

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c|net: Firefox just passed the 400 million download mark, according to the Spread Firefox site for promoting the open-source, extendable Web browser.

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