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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 40

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue #40 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1 Now Available, Serious e1000e Driver Issue, and openSUSE Homepage Redesigned.

2008 New Zealand Open Source Awards

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OSS

radar.oreilly.com: Wednesday night in Wellington is a lot more exciting when the New Zealand Open Source Award ceremony is on! We gave out prizes for best project, contributor, use in government, use in business, use in education, use in community organization, and use for infrastructure, as well as two special awards.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • 30 Cool Acer Aspire One Hacks

  • Bypassing automatic updates Debian-based distros
  • Firewall with QoS for home setup
  • Ask Linux.com: Mobile broadband, partitioning thumbs
  • Using SnortSP and Snort 2.8.2
  • 5 ways to make using bash more productive
  • Read Firefox cookie file
  • How to compile The Fabulous Logic Analyzer on Gentoo Linux
  • My home network
  • How To Use UUID To Mount Partitions Under Ubuntu Linux

Grafting American attitudes on European open source

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: Big Money Matt Asay is fairly dismissive of European open source. It lacks the killer instinct, he writes. The only way to graft that on is to bring the European to America.

Also: European open-source guidelines spark debate

Linux for Older PCs : From Ubuntu to Vector Linux

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Linux

anojrs.blogspot: Finally after 2 long years, this week, I decided to move on a bit, and try something new. My PC is getting older and constantly struggles to carry the huge processing needs for the latest KDE4 or Gnome. This week, I tried Vector Linux.

The GNU Cake

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OSS

reeteshification.blogspot: Today is GNU's 25th Birthday and the FSF Student Chapter at GRIET, my college celebrated the event with great enthusiasm. The main part was the cake Cutting at the end where all us FSF members and Staff of CSE Department ate a GNU!..... Cake.

Mandriva 2009/KDE 4.1 Revisited

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Linux

As Mandriva prepares for its 2009 release, I've been updating Mandriva 2009 daily from their "cooker" (development) repository ever since I installed a beta version a few weeks ago. Last night's update was massive, with an update of over 350 packages.

First Impressions: Pardus 2008.1 KDE4 Edition

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: ALMOST a year has passed since I first reviewed Pardus. As my previous review shows, I was mightily impressed with Pardus, so I was delighted to see a recent appearance in the Distrowatch release listings for the latest version, 2008.1.

100+ Beautiful Free Fonts for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: If you are a graphic and web designer, the default fonts that came with Ubuntu will surely be not enough for your needs. However, if you know where to look, you can find plenty of additional fonts that can help get the job done. I'll show you.

Ubuntu Forums Promotes Silence; Thumb Sucking

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Web
Ubuntu

davestechsupport.com/blog: For those of you out there who use Ubuntu Linux (or any Linux distro for that matter), recent events on the Ubuntu Forums might intrigue you. Recently, a new policy has been enacted by the moderators, which prevents people from posting new threads in “The Backyard”.

Paul Newman dies at 83

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Obits

guardian.co.uk: The screen legend Paul Newman has died at the age of 83 after losing a long battle against cancer. Newman died yesterday at his farmhouse near Westport.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Release Candidate 2 (Gnome)

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MDV

headshotgamer.com: I've previously reviewed Mandriva 2009 Beta 1 using KDE 4 as the window manager. I didn't like what I saw. This time, it's the Gnome window manager and this is the last development release before the final version hit the download mirrors on the 9th of October 2008. Hopefully they've got everything right.

Atheros HAL Under Free Software License

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Software

phoronix.com: Last year the MadWiFi project abandoned their proprietary HAL in favor of using OpenHAL. This week Atheros Communications has made another step forward in enabling their wireless products on Linux. Atheros has released their HAL used for their 802.11a/b/g devices under the ISC.

Want to try GNOME 2.24?

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Software

bani.com.br: Thanks to Ken VanDine, you can try the fresh new GNOME in an easy and painless way: through a virtual machine!

Understanding Moore's Law

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Sci/Tech

arstechnica.com: In April of 1965, Electronics magazine published an article by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. The article and the predictions that it made have since become the stuff of legend, and like most legends it has gone through a number of changes in the telling and retelling.

I keep coming back to Gentoo!

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Gentoo

rahulthewall.wordpress: I don’t know why, but somehow after using Gentoo it is impossible for me to use any other Linux Distro. I wanted to try KDE-4.1.1 quickly and I burned Kubuntu Ibex Alpha 6. I could only tolerate it for 45 minutes.

Ubuntu 7.04 reaches end-of-life on October 19, 2008

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linuxcompatible.org: Ubuntu announced the release of 7.04 almost 18 months ago, on April 19, 2007. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 7.04 will reach end of life on Sunday, October 19th.

PCLinuxOS Repositories

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PCLOS

linux-blog.org: To equip the standard PCLinuxOS user with how to change repos, we first need to understand how the repository is structured, how the developers use the repositories, and how the community should make use of repositories.

Even When Linux Fans Win, They Lose

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Linux

pcmech.com: Linux fans have been arguing - very loudly - for years that we should all be using Linux. There are quite a few *nix fans that say if you use Ubuntu, it’s a “for noobs only” OS. It is this attitude that pisses me off about the Linux community as a whole.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Have some fun with Ubuntu Virtualization

  • Jono Bacon: The Validity of 5-A-day
  • Q&A with Stuart Cohen
  • OLPC laptops to hit Indian market soon
  • Michael Robertson Sued Over Linspire's Missing Cash
  • The Netherlands Patent Office goes open source
  • Madison XO laptop project brings innovative tool to local children
  • Linux Clusters, Complexity, and HA
  • The case for licensed open source software
  • The smallest unit of freedom: A Fellow
  • Linux and FOSS in a Slowing Economy
  • About Mapping Open Source into Your Business Model
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