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SFLC on Atheros Driver Issue

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Linux

kernelTRAP: As the Atheros driver issue continues to simmer on the OpenBSD -misc mailing list and the Linux Kernel mailing list, with debate continuing over when the license of source code can be altered or added to, Eben Moglen made a statement for the Software Freedom Law Center.

Help Yourself with Man Pages

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HowTos

Linux by Example: To know more about a command, check for more options and maybe some examples how to use it, you need to read the manual of the specified command. To access the man page of particular command is easy, just do the line below.

Plasma backgrounds

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: Whenever the topics of background wallpapers for plasma comes up, 99% of the time first question is: can they be animated? Animated backgrounds would be cool, but the consistency with which people ask that is pretty impressive. So before I continue on let me just get that question out of the way:

Top 15 Uses for Duct Tape:

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Humor

cybernet: The list of uses for duct tape could probably be endless and I’m sure most of you would agree. I think it’s safe to say that the list of things you can do with duct tape is much larger than the list of things you can’t do! Here’s CyberNet’s 15 uses for duct tape!

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

adventures in linux: In a post I made a while back, the Linux distro PCLinuxOS showed up in the comments. When I stuck my foot into it in a reply, the creator of the distro, Texstar jumped in to set me straight. My mistake was to say the PCLinuxOS was now based on Debian. Another poster pointed out I needed to do my research better. Too true. I had two data points.

Something wrong with opensuse.org's web sites?

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Web
SUSE

Lew Wolfgang: Starting yesterday evening I've been getting browser timeouts on http://software.opensuse.org/. Something wrong? It's been down about 24-hours now.

Also: Quickies: openSUSE 10.3 Beta3+ Live-CDs, 10.3 Beta 3 Report, oSC Changes, KDE 4.0 Beta 2

10 Wordpress Plugins to make your blog more Safe, Secure and Easy

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Software

thecredence.com: Since I have just covered all these plugins in previous posts, I felt to make one SUPER post with link back to all the 10 wordpress Reviews. All these 10 plugins makes your wordpress more safe and secure.

Kanotix 2007 Thorhammer RC6 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Kanotix 2007 Thorhammer RC6 has been released, which signifies re-basing Kanotix against Debian Etch as opposed to Debian Sid. Kanotix 2007 Thorhammer RC6 also includes the Linux 2.6.22 kernel based upon the Ubuntu kernel.

Linux Isn't Ready for Prime Time

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Linux

randalldanger.blogspot: I've been living a lie! You see, I don't actually use Linux. I've tried, but to no avail. I tried, but eventually gave up.

FOSS is better 'alternative' to pirated software--advocate

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OOo

inquirer.net: There is an alternative to pirated software. You don't need to pirate software to use good software. We often read raids of shops and businesses using illegal software. People want to use software, and FOSS is an alternative.

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Release Dates

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Ubuntu

only ubuntu: In addition to Ubuntu 6-months stable releases and the next version of ubuntu is 8.04 with Code Name “Hardy Heron” but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop.

PC-BSD Day 11: What’s the community like?

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BSD

ruminations: The PC-BSD community has its’ own channels for communicating with developers and users. The usual suspects like mailing lists, a forum and an IRC channel are available.

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

Vinagre, An Excellent GNOME VNC Client

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Software

phoronix: A few days ago one of the Vino (GNOME's VNC server) developers, Jonh Wendell, released a new public build of Vinagre. Vinagre is designed to be a VNC client for the GNOME desktop and while it is still under development, in our testing thus far we found it to be an excellent VNC (Virtual Network Computing) client. In this article, we'll be offering a brief preview of Vinagre 0.3.

The Media on SCO Bankruptcy

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OS

groklaw: I thought it would be fun to include some of the media reaction to the news of the SCO bankruptcy filing. Some of the headlines are inspired. The winner has to be "SCO files Chapter 11 bankruptcy - Seeks court protection from its own lawsuits".

newsbeuter: RSS feed reader for the text console

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Software

DPotD: Newsbeuter is an RSS feedreader for the text console. It comes with a user interface in the style of such popular text tools such as mutt and slrn, and aims to be the text-mode RSS feedreader with the most features, providing the greatest flexibility for its users.

DistroWatch hit by a massive DDoS attack

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Security
Web

distrowatch: The site won't be updated until the problem is dealt with, but at least you can access the existing information. Sorry for the trouble Sad

Fedora 8 Test 2 Nano Review

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Linux
Reviews

blogbeebe: If you haven't tried Fedora in a while, you owe it to yourself to at least fire up the Live CD and give it a whirl. The look and feel of the entire graphic desktop has been advanced and polished quite a bit from earlier versions, including Fedora 7.

First impression of new AMD/ATI driver 8.41.7

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Software

/home/liquidat: Today I installed the new AMD/ATI drivers. It is still a bit buggy bug comes along with performance improvements. The main reason to try the new AMD/ATI driver was for me to test if the OpenGL implementation works for a program I have.

Against all odds, Ubuntulite fights back

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress.com: This is probably the most boring screenshot ever, but it’s an important one. That’s Ubuntulite 7.04, a fresh installation and a working system. Laugh if you want, but that’s an important step.

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