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Shuttleworth: Python needs to focus on future

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Software

heise-online.co.uk: Mark Shuttleworth challenged the Python community to look to future trends for Python's next big opportunity. Presenting a keynote at PyCon UK 2008 in Birmingham, Shuttleworth looked at three big trends, cloud computing, transactional memory and future multicore processors and asked the Python community how they were approaching these trends.

Chrome uses Microsoft code

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Google

theinquirer.net: WHILE GOOGLE has acknowledged that its Chrome Web browser owes a lot to Open Source projects, Firefox and WebKit, it failed to mention the input from that great supporter od open saucing... Microsoft.

Installing Joomla 1.5.6 On A Lighttpd Web Server (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can install Joomla 1.5.6 on a lighttpd web server on Debian Etch. Joomla comes with an .htaccess file with mod_rewrite rules (for Apache) (to enable search-engine friendly URLs) that do not work on lighttpd.

Introduction to working in the bash shell

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News

This tutorial provides a brief history of Bash, which indicates how the Bash shell is different than some of the other popular UNIX shells, and also provides an overview of the major features available within Bash.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Funtoo on GitHub

  • SightSpeed to Announce Linux Version
  • GPL v3 Project Watch List for Week of 09/12
  • Peru to Be First With New OLPC Laptop With Windows
  • My «favorite» RHEL5 bug
  • What’s the big deal about the Firefox EULA?
  • Vietnam's open-source developers go global
  • How Open is the Open Video Player Initiative?
  • Chip PC Launches New Lineup of Linux-based Products (PR)
  • Chrome comes to Mac/Linux with CodeWeavers
  • Supercharge Firebug
  • Mandriva 2009 RC1 on Acer Aspire One: Follow-Up
  • Open-Source Alternatives To Microsoft Office
  • Open source teaches us how to sell games
  • The psychology behind open source and gaming
  • Firefox Plays Chrome Catch-up. Or does it?
  • Mozilla's Frank Hecker on Politics 2.0, Open Source, and Participatory Democracy
  • Linux Email Tips: KMail Templates, and Filters
  • Vista suffers a dose of Linuxitis
  • Is Microsoft buying Citrix? Novell!?
  • build an open source mainframe in your kitchen
  • Scratch: Open-source programming for kids
  • Capturing screens with GScrot
  • The most hated community Linux distribution

4 new mini-laptops -- which is smallest, lightest, best?

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: To see what all the excitement is about, I got my hands on four of the latest minis available: the Sylvania G Netbook, the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC, the Acer Aspire and the Asus Eee PC 1000. These four mini-notebooks offer portability, low prices and a Linux operating system. How do they compare?

Open source and the Creative Commons

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OSS

stuff.co.nz: Open source software may sound like just another passing buzzphrase, but it is no fly-by-nighter. It has been around for decades and we have all relied on it for some time. As more and more people are coming into direct contact with open source, it's a good time to ask what makes it so special.

Video front-end comes with Linux drivers

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Nuvation is shipping a "video front end" reference design that digitizes multiple analog video streams, tiling them for display on a 1080i monitor. The Multichannel Video Front-End (McVFE) uses Texas Instruments (TI) video decoders and a Xilinx Spartan 3A FPGA, and ships with Linux drivers.

GIMP User Filter allows use of Photoshop filters

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GIMP

linux.com: One brake on the GIMP's popularity is that, while it boasts dozens of filters, a rival like Photoshop boasts thousands. You may only occasionally need a special effect that imitates a pencil sketch or a famous style of painting such as Impressionism or Cubism, but, when you do, having a filter to create the effect instantly saves serious amount of time. To help bridge this divide, the GIMP is reviving the User Filter.

Standing Up to Hurricane Ike. . . with Linux, of Course

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Misc

linuxjournal.com: All of us at Linux Journal's Houston office are just fine, and we have found ways to stay in touch with each other and our community. We have used whatever technology is available to us to exchange information and coordinate our efforts.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Top 7 Ubuntu GUI tips

  • Installing and Configuring Solr on Gentoo Linux
  • Get more from APT
  • Xubuntu 8.04.1 on USB drive
  • Securing your network premises with Endian
  • Spam prevention with Exim and greylistd - Part 1
  • Try command-line looping for added efficiency
  • Share One Keyboard and Mouse Between Multiple Computers
  • Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files
  • HowTo: Setting custom resolution in VNC Server
  • Get latest wine development version on ubuntu
  • How to install Fedora on your Eee PC
  • Two easy setup changes everyone should make in OOo
  • Howto: Build software updates in Ubuntu

Flash Player 10 RC updated

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Software

adobe.com: Flash Player 10 release candidate was updated on 9/15/2008 and includes several bug fixes. Highlights include: Many Linux camera issues have been fixed, Linux full-screen optimizations have been made, and New Text Engine.

Cassidy: Linux devotee tries to spread the word

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Linux

mercurynews.com: Cafiero is leading a revolution in the redwood-ringed town of Felton. He's been inspired by others around the country and with them he's dubbed the effort "Lindependence 2008,'' a scheme hatched to turn Felton into an all-Linux enclave.

How I Became A Happy Ubuntu User

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Ubuntu

iarematt.com: I have recently switched from Vista to Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 1525. I started off doing a dual boot with Vista but after playing around with Ubuntu for the past few days and customizing it to my liking, I am confident that I can format my Vista partition and switch to Ubuntu completely.

Michael Larabel talks about Phoronix

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Software
Interviews
Web

linux.com: Phoronix.com is the definitive Linux hardware review site, featuring articles on motherboards, processors, memory, power supplies, cases, and other components. While other sites throw a hardware review into the mix occasionally, hardware reviews are the primary focus of Phoronix.com. Phoronix founder and executive editor Michael Larabel has it down to a science -- so much so that he was able to package and released his primary tools as an open source hardware testing suite.

Call for SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE Beta Testers

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SUSE

opensuse.org: In the “old days” SuSE had a closed list of beta testers that would help with SuSE Linux testing and try to help SuSE ensure the best possible Linux distribution. Many beta testers expressed an interest in joining the SUSE Linux Enterprise beta program as well. We’re happy to announce that we have found a way to make this possible.

See You on the Dark Side of the Moon :'(

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Obits

latimes.com (AP): A Pink Floyd spokesman says founding member Richard Wright has died. He was 65. Wright died today after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain.

Blender Game Engine Tech Demo

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Software

phoronix.com: For several months the Blender and Crystal Space projects have been working together to develop an open-source game they hope will be of a professional quality and deliver an industry standard 3D gaming experience.

On KDE4 Performance

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KDE

Aaron Aseigo: Andreas Pakulat recently blogged about performance issues with KDE 4.1 on his new desktop system. While I agree with some of the comments on that blog entry that his blog would've been better off on the kde-devel or even the kde-core-devel mailing list, since he's uncorked the genie I figured I may as well offer some commentary.

Ubuntu, Firefox and License Issues

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Moz/FF

Mitchell Baker: Ubuntu recently included a patch that causes an End User License Agreement for Firefox to appear. This has caused great concern on several topics. One is the content of the agreement. Another is the presentation. A third is whether there’s any reason for a license at all.

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