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Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system - APT. In this article, we are going to highlight some of APT’s best features, and share a few of the lesser known features.

Marvell's Plug Computer: A fully functional 5 watt Linux server

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Linux
Hardware

tgdaily.com: Marvell announced today a new type of computer. It's about the size of an AC to DC converting wall outlet plug, but is really a full SoC with a 1200 MHz CPU, built-in 512 MB Flash, 512 MB DRAM, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 support. It runs small versions of Linux, consumes about 5 watts.

Installing Xen 3.3 With Kernel 2.6.27 On Ubuntu 8.10 (x86_64)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install Xen 3.3 on an Ubuntu 8.10 host (dom0). Xen 3.3 is available from the Ubuntu 8.10 repositories, but the Ubuntu 8.10 kernels (2.6.27-x) are domU kernels, i.e., they work for Xen guests (domU), but not for the host (dom0).

The Joy of Linux based Nokia N810 app development

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Linux

This series of articles (3) shows how to build a global positioning system (GPS)-aware application using the Linux-based Nokia N810 Internet Tablet and its built-in GPS receiver. You will find that developing for the Nokia N810 is a real joy. The developer tools and community forums provide a wealth of resources to get the job done, as well as these articles.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Why Are Unix/Linux People Grumpy?

  • Open source powers massive theatrical mixing console
  • God Dommit, Obonto!
  • Dell *Does* Deliver (with Netbooks)
  • Mitchell Baker Honored as a Winner of The Anita Borg Institute’s 2009 Women of Vision Award
  • Linux Fund Supports Inkscape
  • EndSoftwarePatents.org Phase II
  • Is Fast Booting A Red Herring?
  • Expert guide to open source software security
  • "Nobody Uses Linux" is Not a Good Enough Answer
  • Unified Communications for Ubuntu Server Edition: Opportunity Rings
  • The Netbook Effect: How Cheap Little Laptops Hit the Big Time
  • EU's Free Software Education Programme
  • Is dual-booting more hassle than it’s worth?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO use Inkscape filter effects to style text

  • Migrating from Outlook to Mozilla Thunderbird in Linux (part 2)
  • Installing A "Full" Linux Distro On A USB Stick [How-To]
  • [HOW TO] Get the new Notifications on Intrepid
  • Set up a bluetooth keyboard and mouse in Fedora 10
  • Tutorial: Mounting UDF DVD's in Linux
  • Stupid Geek Tricks: Watch Movies in Your Linux Terminal Window
  • How-To: Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 and ext4

Kongoni: A new Linux distro from Africa

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: We’ve had Ubuntu and Impi, now there is a new African-named Linux distribution. South African developers today announced the first cut of a new Linux distro which they are calling Kongoni.

Also: The first Kongoni Screenshots ever

Addressing software freedom in cloud computing

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Is the freedom torch passing from Richard Stallman to the next generation? Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Conservancy opened the Southern California Linux Expo this year with a keynote about software as a service and user freedoms.

Mozilla demos impressive Firefox 3.1 features at SCALE

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: During a presentation on Saturday at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE), Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard discussed some of new features that will be included in the next version of the Firefox Web browser.

Kogan promises a Linux Netbook by the end of March

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Linux
Hardware

apcmag.com: Ruslan Kogan is, it's arguably fair to say, something of a tech geek, and has been for some time. I sat down with Ruslan Kogan at the MediaConnect Kickstart Conference in Queensland today to discuss Netbooks, building in China and what the future holds for his upstart and brash company.

Follow-Up - iMagic OS: Commercial Linux Distro Gone Wrong

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Linux

techgage.com: Once in a while I'll receive a bit of flack for whatever I ranted about, and one perfect example of this was with regards to last week's posting, "iMagic OS: Commercial Linux Distro Gone Wrong". After posting, I received a rather straight-forward e-mail from Carlos La Borde, the CEO of iMagic OS.

Offensive Words List Released by Message Partners

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OS

Message Partners released into the public domain the world’s most extensive offensive language list for use with a spam filter.

8 Beautiful Themes For Enlightenment WM

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Enlightenment is perhaps the least known and the oldest Windows manager still being actively developed. Enlightenment features an iconbar, which the “Dock” of OS X is based on, and is quite different from the traditional WM and DE that we are used to. Here are eight beautiful E17 themes that really stands out from the rest.

Red Hat returns to the Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Does this mean that Red Hat will be getting back into the Linux desktop business? That's the question I posed to Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, in a phone call after the Red Hat/KVM press conference, and he told me that, "Yes. Red Hat will indeed be pushing the Linux desktop again."

Reflections on a complaint from a frustrated git user

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Software

thunk.org/tytso/blog: Last week, Scott James Remnant posted a series of “Git Sucks” on his blog. His problem? To quote Scott, “I want to put a branch I have somewhere so somebody else can get it. That’s the whole point of distributed revision-control, collaboration.” Part of the problem here is that for most git workflows, most people don’t actually use “git push”.

Lenovo ThinkPad T400

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Hardware

phoronix.com: When we were looking at the Phoenix HyperSpace instant-on Linux environment, we had a Lenovo ThinkPad T400 in our testing labs for a few weeks. In this article we have some feedback on the T400 when it comes to Ubuntu Linux compatibility.

Kurt Roeckx is the new Debian Secretary

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Linux

h-online.com: Steve McIntyre, the leader of the Debian Project, has appointed Kurt Roeckx as the new Debian secretary. The decision was made in close cooperation with Bdale Garbee, the current acting secretary.

Get the new notifications system from Ubuntu Jaunty to Ubuntu Intrepid

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Ubuntu

The new Ubuntu that will be released in april, codename Jaunty has a new notifications popup system (here is a flash example of the notifications system). Here is how you can install it in Ubuntu Intrepid: Click to read about how to install the notification system.

Build a faster and more secure UNIX file system

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HowTos

UNIX's method of handling file systems and volumes provides you with an opportunity to improve your systems' security and performance. This article addresses the issue of why you should split up your disk data into multiple volumes for optimized performance and security.

Anatomy of ext4

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Linux

The next generation of the extended file system; ext4, provides improved scalability, reliability, and considerable new functionality. This article covers ext4 Functionality, scalability, and performance. It's an easy read to get to know the latest and greatest Linux file system.

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