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10 Things I Hate About KDE4 RC2+

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KDE

linuxtechdaily.com: KDE4 has a lot of hype. It is a significant change, reportedly a big jump forward. There is a lot of new technology and names: Plasma, Oxygen, Phonon, Okular, Solid and more . Depending on what you read, and where you read it, it is either the second coming of the DE Christ, or the first coming of the DE Anti-christ.

AMD 2007 Year In Review

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Hardware

phoronix: At the end of our ATI Year in Review for 2006, we had stated, "next year will be a very interesting time for ATI/AMD Linux users." Looking back upon that statement, it has certainly turned out to be true, but perhaps an understatement for all of the AMD Linux work that has actually went on this year.

Red Hat exec: New CEO has open-source cred

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Linux

c|net: Michael Tiemann, a Red Hat executive with close to two decades of open-source business experience under his belt, has come to the defense of the company's new chief executive.

First look: Qt 4.4.0 with Phonon and WebKit

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Software

arstechnica: Trolltech has released the Qt 4.4.0 technical preview, a pre-release that allows software developers to begin experimenting with the new features that the company has implemented for the next version. Qt is an open source development toolkit that simplifies cross-platform application development.

The Flexibility of Open Source

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OSS

raiden's realm: One of the things that has been a strong point of Open Source Software (OSS) for years, even if it hasn't been held at the forefront of the battle, is the flexibility that OSS offers.

11 Predictions for Free Software in 2008

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OSS

earthweb.com: "You must be mad," Gary Trudeau says in a self-interview in one of his Doonesbury collections, when he raises the subject of political predictions. "I only do post-mortems."

Google OS Or Not?

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Linux

osweekly: How long did you think it would take for an Ubuntu-based machine to make it into Walmart, complete with Google applications scattered all over the place? Apparently it was sooner than we had expected.

howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Setup iTunes-compatible Media server in Ubuntu

  • Installing Django with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu on Notebooks : Temperature Monitoring and Power Managing
  • A visual GRUB configuration editor
  • How to Play Half-Life 2 on Ubuntu
  • Console Framebuffer in Ubuntu
  • mytop: a top clone for MySQL

today's leftovers

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News
  • 2007 Roundup: Open source comes of age

  • Gentoo SonyEricsson USB Cable DCU-11 driver
  • Umeebee + OLPC = Safe Place for Internet Kids
  • Will Patent Battles End Free Linux?
  • Richard Stallman - The Santa of Software
  • Nixcraft's Most Emailed Linux FAQ in 2007

ubuntu leftovers

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu on my HP Laptop...

  • Ubuntu on the rise
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • Installing Ruby and Ruby on Rails in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • Prelude to Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire 4320

Online games speedlink!

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Gaming

Penguin Pete: I guess I'll make a Christmas tradition out of posting links to online game sites that I've found enjoyable this year. Shuffle - Nice little board game where you hit opponent's balls off the board while trying to keep your own on the board. The computer plays against you, and it's surprisingly strategic.

Maxtor OneTouch4 with Ubuntu Linux

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Hardware

arun-prabha.com: I got the Maxtor OneTouch4 500 GB external hard drive during the Thanksgiving deal. Maxtor uses it's own software to access/backup files from/to the external drive.

Seasons Greetings: Twas The Night Before Christmas Computer Parodies

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Humor

watchingthenet.com: It's time to get away from your Computer and Internet problems (Ho Ho Ho, hopefully Santa fixed you Computer today!) and enjoy these great Computer parodies of 'The Night Before Christmas'.

FOSS folk who make us proud

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OSS

iTWire: Five days ago, three members of the free and open source software community finally heaved a sigh of relief and wiped the sweat from their brows after winning a battle they had waged for years.

Are linux distribution names should be locked?

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Linux

thetechandcents.com: I just read a post by Lucas Nussbaum, where he complains about the fact, that there are some Ubuntu deviations, which have different names. I find this irrational.

Making animated banners with GIMP….

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HowTos

readthisaloud.wordpress: Ok, this time I’ll show you how to make one of these bad boys, an animated banner logo. The first one is actually a bit trickier as it involves a lot more layers than the other one, but I’ll explain that later.

My Ubuntu Experiment

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Ubuntu

blogs.sun.com: My 71 year-old father has agreed to try Ubuntu on his home PC. He has used Windows for years, but after his XP system became so infected with viruses and other malware that I needed to wipe his system, he's willing to try Linux. I've promised I'll reload XP if this experiment fails.

Zonbu Notebook review

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Hardware

crunchgear.com: So you’re ready to try Linux but you don’t have a DVD burner or the ability to download large files. What’s a body to do? Well, you can try the Zonbu notebook, a fairly inexpensive Everex laptop with 1.5GHz VIA C7-M and 512MB and 60GB of hard drive space and running Zonbu OS, a Gentoo Linux variant with a full set of open source productivity and gaming apps.

NVIDIA 2007 Year In Review

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Software

phoronix: In 2005 we started our annual AYiR (A Year in Review) articles for looking at the progress of the proprietary ATI and NVIDIA Linux display drivers over time (NVIDIA 2005, NVIDIA 2006). Now in our third year of doing this, it's time to see how NVIDIA's binary driver has panned out over the past year.

PCLinuxOS Rediscovered

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PCLOS

rutsum.blogspot: Now that I'm back on PCLinuxOS, I feel a lot more comfortable with my PC, and my productivity (if I do something productive, that is) has increased 10 folds, as compared to Windows XP, and just about a billion times if compared to Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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