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The Linux laptops of 2009

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: The Linux laptop business represents a Chinese industry trying to serve a Western market and getting lost in the translation.

Linux 2.6.29.1 fixes errors in the network subsystem

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Linux

h-online.com: The maintainer of the Linux stable series has released kernel version 2.6.29.1. It contains nearly 50 fixes and minor enhancements for the ten day old Linux 2.6.29 which saw Tuz the Tasmanian devil stand in temporarily as mascot.

Favorite Personal Financial Applications

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Software

linuxtoday.com: I spend a lot of time on my personal bookkeeping, so I very much appreciate how this is one job that computers have made easier. Keeping good records is everything when you're in business for yourself.

Parted Magic 4.0 Has Exciting New Features

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Linux

news.softpedia.com: Patrick Verner announced today the immediate availability of Parted Magic 4.0, a Slackware-based Linux distribution designed to help users with hard disk partitioning and recovery tasks.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Gazette: April 2009 (#161)

  • Mother, May I?
  • The Open Source Enterprise Trap
  • openSUSE apt repositories at gwdg.de to stop
  • Cedega 7.1.1 Released With New Game Support
  • "The Cloud" is coming. Is your house next?
  • Supplying the horns (Fedora infrastructure)
  • Ubuntu Surprises keep coming
  • Microsoft's latest open-source release catches a wrinkle
  • Will Your Next Wireless Router Run Ubuntu?
  • Gartner's open source database forecast doesn't make sense
  • The false contradiction within open source
  • First look: Novell SLED 11
  • SUSE Linux Desktop 11
  • Linux, Windows Server both hit by economy
  • Opera Turbo in 10
  • Mono Again: the Controversy That Won't Quit
  • Switch to linux
  • Ubuntu article ‘El Pais’ Newspaper
  • Video: Spotlight on My Fedora

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using Grep

  • prevent graphical grub menu on startup
  • Linux Commands to Create NTFS Filesystem on USB Stick
  • Installing Roboform in Linux and integrating it with Firefox
  • LaTeX made easy
  • Installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Creating Cover Art with Open-Source Software
  • How to squeeze blank lines using cat or less
  • Distro Choice: Based on Using runlevels

openSUSE iFolder: Come and Get It!

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse.org: Today we announced (officially) that iFolder code has been pushed out and we have a new iFolder Web site.

Introducing: The New Arch User Magazine

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Linux

archuser.com: Issue 1 of Arch User Magazine has finally been released! Issue 1 is a bit short, but the lack of contributors at the moment means I have to do all the work myself and I’m only so creative.

Good-bye Solaris? The fate of Sun's top 5 technologies

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OS

blogs.computerworld.com: By this time next week, IBM will have bought Sun at a cut-rate price. I'd long thought Sun was going to down for the count, so the news that IBM was moving in didn't surprise me. What happens next though?

Also: If IBM owns Java ...

Linux Format wallpapers

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Linux

tuxradar.com: We've had a number of reader requests to make available some of the imagery we use on the covers of Linux Format magazine. Naturally we're happy to share with you all.

Nexuiz 2.5 Raises The Bar For Open-Source Gaming

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Nearly a year ago Nexuiz 2.4 was released and it offered impressive graphics along with a new menu design, improved networking performance, reduced memory usage, and many other enhancements to this open-source game. The developers behind this first person shooter have now outdone themselves again with the release of Nexuiz 2.5.

A great new theme for PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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PCLOS
HowTos
-s

For those who wish a new theme for their PCLinuxOS 2009.1 desktops, a nice one just showed up in repositories. It features a much softer look than the shipped theme and I'll show you the steps to install it.

5 Essential Add-ons for Firefox 3

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Reviews

This is an overview of five essential add-ons which every Firefox user should take a look at.

Ubuntu Linux Gnome Desktop Gripes

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Software
Ubuntu

planet-geek.com: I've been using Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex as my desktop platform of choice for a few months now. As part of that changeover, I also switched to Gnome. I have to say, after my initial "ohh, look, this just works" with Gnome, the shine has certainly come off.

Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop

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GIMP

smashingmagazine.com: GIMP is the favorite graphics editing program of many designers and graphic artists. It has a wide array of features, as well as plug-ins, filters and brushes. Documentation is primarily available in online communities, as well as through extensive add-ons.

Flock – The ideal Browser for Facebook Users

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Software

kabatology.com: In the browser war, I switch my browsers according to my needs. When it comes to social networking in general and Facebook in particular, I give it up to Flock.

Evaluating Ubuntu Backup Solutions — the FOSS Way

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Software

workswithu.com: I don’t keep regular backups. If the hard drive in my laptop was to fail I’d have a serious problem. I would be faced with the very real risk of losing weeks, maybe even months worth of work. What I need is a backup solution.

8 Power Docks For Your Linux Machine

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Software

makeuseof.com: To have or not to have a dock in Linux is really dependent on individual preferences. While popular Linux distros such as Ubuntu and Fedora do not come with a dock by default, there are plenty around.

Amarok 2: a story of disappointment

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Software

rudd-o.com: Amarok 2 is regrettably worse than unusable (it actually causes data loss) for people coming from Amarok 1. Worst part is, Fedora ships it as "stable" software since its tenth release.

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