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Fedora 8 with NetworkManager 0.7 and KDE 4 development/runtime environment

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Linux

liquidat: The Fedora development branch got a set of new packages: NetworkManager was updated to a development snapshot of version 0.7, and KDE 4 base packages found their way into the repository.

George Lucas Talks More 'Star Wars' TV

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SciFi

cinematical.com: In a two-part interview with TV Guide, George Lucas talked some more about those two Star Wars TV series he currently has in the works.

Compiz Translation Status and KIWI-LTSP News

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Software

CyberOrg: A dedicated teams of translators have been steadily getting all the compiz tools translated in their languages, recently Portuguese became the first team to complete 100% translation.

Negroponte to announce "Give one, get one" OLPC promotion

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OLPC

tech.blorge.com: Nicholas Negroponte has publicly expressed his disappointment at the lack of orders for his low-cost computer for poor children. The situation has become so dire that Negroponte will announce a "Give one, get one" promotion in the US and Canada.

Compiz in Ubuntu Update

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Software

realistanew.com: We’ve fixed the Intel driver so compiz+video works there unless you have a 965 (x3000 or x3100). If you have one of those compiz will refuse to start now. That is actually how we are dealing with most of the driver and/or hardware problems right now. We’re just blacklisting cards that have been known to have problems.

SG Chaining Performance

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Jens Axboe detailed the changes in his linux-2.6-block.git tree that he plans to merge into the upcoming 2.6.24 kernel. Among the changes where the necessary updates to enable SG chaining which is used for large IO commands, "the goal of sg chaining is to allow support for very large sgtables, without requiring that they be allocated from one contigious piece of memory."

Also: Memset versus Memzero

MEPIS 7.0 Beta5: Improvements and OpenOffice 2.3

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren Woodford has decided to release a 5th Beta of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The big change that resulted in another Beta release is the availability of OpenOffice 2.3.

Unreal Tournament 3 CE Details

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Gaming

linuxgamers: GameStop has posted the rundown of bonus content that'll be in the Unreal Tournament 3 Collector's Edition for $59.99 US ($10 more than the base package):

KateOS 3.6 LiveCD Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Not only was this week marked by the Intel Developer Forum, but the final version of KateOS 3.6 was also released earlier in the week. KateOS 3.6 features a new LiveCD installer, hundreds of updates.

Time - Run Programs and Summarize System Resource Usage

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HowTos

ubuntu tutorials: Today’s post is a quickie, and more along the lines of a “package of the day”, but I thought it would be interesting to share. The time command in Linux will offer you system resource summaries and total time taken to complete the job requested.

PC-BSD Day 18: Improving end-user security (part 1)

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BSD

ruminations: The first and last line of defense is the use of common sanity. Unfortunately, there is no way to install that, not with #pkg-add-r comsanity or with #make install comsanity. It would be nice -from a sysadmin’s perspective or when you are the one in the family that everyone calls when there is a screwup.

Asus' Linux & Menlow Based UMPC Leaked

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Linux

trusted reviews: Leaked shots have finally appeared late in the week of Asus' heavily anticipated Linux based 'ultra mobile PC': the R3. Eagle-eyed snappers at Navigadget spotted it during an Adobe presentation for its AIR platform and we learnt the briefest of spec outlines.

PCLinuxOS gaining recognition from driver makers

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PCLOS

techzone: There is a site where the driver writer luca has developed drivers for similar hardware. Initially that site offered the binaries only for Ubuntu Fiesty, for all other distributions, we had to request ( and possibly pay ) for the drivers.

Disk Based Backups With Amanda On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up Amanda (The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver) on Debian Etch. For this tutorial I chose Ubuntu v7.04 as a backup-client.

Krusader - the alternative KDE file browser

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Software

FOSSwire: KDE users have for a long time had the jack-of-all-trades, all-singing-all-dancing Konqueror for file management. If you yearn for a change of file manager now, however, and you’re a fan of the left-right split in your file manager, you might just like Krusader.

Digital Camera on Slackware

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HowTos

Tip o' the Day: I like my digicam quite a lot; its a Canon Powershot A630. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles possible, but it’s a nice little piece that takes decent photos. I’m also a distro hopper, and as such reinstall my operating system every once in a while to try something new. If your distro doesn’t support PTP cameras out of the box, you’ll want to install this package.

Apt-Get It or For-get It

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Software

daveshields.wordpress: Here is all you need to know about package management on Linux. By package management I mean how you install, update, or remove a package: Apt-get it or for-get it!

Evolution 2.10.3 under PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS
Software

Steve Carl (bmc blogs): If you are a Linux person, and you are living with MS created infrastructure, then one of the things you have to deal with is how to cross-calendar and email with the MS Windows users around you. And for MS Exchange, that is Evolution.

Take a Ride on Mandriva 2008 RC2 Express

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MDV

reviewlinux: On September 21 2007 Mandriva announced their release of Mandriva 2008 RC2. I think it was almost a 4 or 5 click process to get to the first install menu and thats why I say "Express" in my article title.

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