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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Red Hat's Valuation Finally Matters srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 9:54pm
Story Mageia 4 Alpha 3 Released for Testing srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 9:52pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 5:06pm
Story The state of XMir srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 3:48am
Story Knoppix 7.2 - It's alive srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 12:38am
Story The not-so-unchanging desktop srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 10:38pm
Story The 'Not On Steam' Sale Launches srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 10:34pm
Story Open Source Software and New Users srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 6:28pm
Story LF: Keynotes for Automotive Linux Summit srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 5:22pm
Story Meet Ubuntu Classic - Ubuntu Without Unity srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 5:16pm

coupla short notes

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Linux
  • First GNOME 2.21 Release This Week

  • GamePark’s Linux-based GP2X F-200 handheld ships: Who is their competition?

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Emergency Reboot a Remote Machine

  • Moving Multiple Files in Bash
  • What are access privileges and how can I set them?
  • Ubuntu, Dell laptop and hard disk power management

A Newbie's Guide to Flock

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Software

webware.com (c|net): Flock is essentially Firefox with a handful of highly focused extensions built in to let you connect with social services like Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and others. For Web newbies out there, Flock's offering provides an easy way to manage and monitor profiles, media uploads, and communications with all your social networks.

Also: Flock 1.0 Enters Public Beta

Review of Linux Distributions - Part 2

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Linux

madgreek65.blogspot: Last week I wrote the first part of this series which discussed the installation of Mepis, Kubuntu, OpenSuse, and Freespire on my laptops. Now that I have had time to play with each of the operating systems I would like to discuss my impressions of the different distributions.

Red Hat and Novell Hire New Executives

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Linux

ITJungle: Commercial Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell continue to build up their executive ranks as they battle against each other and Unix and Windows alternatives in the data center and on the desktop.

KDE Commit-Digest for 28th October 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Further XMP tag support in Digikam. Beginnings of a Plasma lock/logout applet and a weather applet, to display data from the existing weather data engine. Continued work on the new Plasma-based KNewsTicker applet. Continued work and development ideas in Parley.

kernel stuff:

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Linux
  • Gitk Updates

  • Asynchronous Event Notification Infrastructure
  • Less Rigid Maintainership Structure

FOSScamp wraps up

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: FOSScamp had two days of Birds of a Feather (BoFs) and hallway conversations about many topics, including KDE 4, PackageKit, OpenLDAP, Chandler, and much much more.

Also: Participate in UDS without being there

Tip of the Trade: Ubuntu's Prefab Server Stacks

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Ubuntu

server watch: While the Linux and Unix universes have always provided a wealth of high-quality, powerful servers for all occasions, putting all the pieces together has traditionally been a task for the seriously geeky. Ubuntu entered the pre-fab server stack parade back in version 6.06 (Dapper Drake), and has been refining it with every release.

Price of MIT professor's '$100 laptop' hits $200

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OLPC

Reuters: A computer developed for poor children around the world, dubbed 'the $100 laptop,' has reached a milestone: Its price tag is now $200.

Also: Uruguay buys first $100 laptops

Hyperic charges after disgruntled Ubuntu upgraders

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Ubuntu

the register: Canonical's release of a fresh version of Ubuntu has been met with plenty of grumbles. And now we find some other open source players trying to cash in on Ubuntu's issues.

OSX Tiger vs. Vista vs. Ubuntu Security: a 15 Point Report Card

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OS

virtualhosting.com/blog: When shopping for a new computer, your mind is probably spinning with considerations. Perhaps the hardest part is choosing an operating system on which everything will run. To get a good idea of what capabilities Apple’s OSX Tiger/Leopard, Windows Vista, and Ubuntu Linux have to offer, check out our 15 point report card that compares the levels of protection you’ll get with each of them.

Miguel's delusions of grandeur

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OSS

iTWire: What is Miguel de Icaza's latest game? His obsession with tailgating everything that Microsoft develops - and trying to impress the company by producing Linux equivalents - now seems to be spreading to others as well.

Also: ODF infighting could help Microsoft’s OOXML

Cruisin' with Linux- Penguins and Muscle Cars

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Linux

Linux Planet: There's an enormous difference between your average PC consumer and the hardcore computer enthusiast. One of the key differences is how much time someone is willing to expend on a system. The hardest of hardcore abandon the mainstream world of Windows and Mac and have switched to a Linux distro.

Listening to and recording audio and video streams with MPlayer

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Software

linux.com: Most streaming audio and video on the Internet is disseminated in proprietary formats such as RM, RAM, WMV, and ASF. Fortunately, the open source application MPlayer can play and even record streams in almost any format.

Ars at FOSSCamp: revolutionizing the command line with Hotwire

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OSS

arstechnica: Colin Walters of Red Hat chaired a FOSSCamp session about Hotwire, a unique and innovative graphical shell environment designed to improve the command-line user experience. I've been testing Hotwire releases for some time now, so the opportunity to see Walters present his invention in person seemed too good to pass up.

Ubuntu Dells - Not in France?

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Ubuntu

linuxquestions.org: The folks here at Dell France simply cancelled my order, pretexting that it was just a time-limited one and that systems with Ubuntu are no longer shipped, whereas their site still boasts of offering "AT LAST and BY SPECIAL REQUEST" open-sourced systems ! Now, WTF is that ?

Review: Freespire 2.0: Better than you might expect

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Linux

desktoplinux: When I downloaded Freespire 2.03 for review, I wasn't sure what I was going to get. The company behind it, Linspire, was in disarray, it had shifted from Debian to Ubuntu for its foundation, and the development of its key feature—CNR (Click 'N Run) download and install—seemed to have stalled out.

Review: The Linux Powered Neuros OSD

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Linux
Hardware

raiden's realm: The Neuros OSD is a fascinating piece of Linux powered multimedia hardware. The Neuros OSD is a small device, yet it packs a big punch. Think of it as an all in one media center that's no bigger than your average hard backed novel.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using FileZilla on Linux

  • Setting up a search engine for your website
  • UberScript lets you do more with XChat
  • How to enable extra repositories in Ubuntu 7.10
  • How to enable CD ripping and mp3 encoding with Sound Juicer in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Stop Syslog from putting –MARK– in the logs
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today's leftovers

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Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
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Leftovers: Software

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