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Fedora 8: Wolf in need of a flea bath.

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Linux

techiemoe rants: Fedora and I go way back. I was there when it was born (before that even, with its grandpa Redhat 7.3) and I've seen its whole sordid childhood. It's done some dirty things. It's disappointed me time and time again. I keep hoping one day it will wake up sober. Perhaps 8 will do it?

Book Review: Knoppix Hacks, Second Edition

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Linux

lockergnome.com: Rather than opt for the expense of a laptop and the additional worry of losing or damaging it, Klaus Knopper, creator of Knoppix, made a bootable Linux CD distribution so he could take his favorite open source tools with him wherever he needed to work. CD in hand, he was able to go from computer to computer and get right to work.

Is Microsoft Claiming Ownership Of Embedded Linux?

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: Microsoft has long claimed that Linux violates its patents, but has refused to be specific. A recent deal between the software company and a printer maker may offer a clue.

Gosh, gOS is good

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Linux

linux.com: Many people still question whether Linux will ever make it fully into mainstream computer acceptance. A $199 computer now available on a major superstore's shelves just in time for Christmas might change all that. Anyone who wants a computer to just to send email and instant messages and watch YouTube videos should like the Everex gPC, which is powered by a nifty Linux distribution called gOS.

Open-source software rated: Ten alternatives you need

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Software

cnet.co.uk: Open source products comprise the work of many collaborators -- sometimes thousands of them, and often separated by oceans. We've put together a collection of ten free open-source applications that will potentially save you hundreds of pounds. We've outlined their pros and cons and compared them to the nearest commercial alternative.

Operating systems - who needs them?

whatpc.co.uk: It never ceases to amaze me how new ideas, ­ like cicadas, can appear, breed, hibernate for a few years and then re-emerge in a metamorphosed form. Several years back, I remember meeting some guys from Phoenix Technologies, one of the major developers of PC firmware, who showed me one such idea whose rebirth is well overdue.

My Fedora 8 Diary

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Linux

vertito.blogspot: Fedora 8 is the latest rpm-based linux distribution managed and operated by Planet Fedora which offers the latest and free opensource linux softwares. I am writing this blog entry for me to have my record keeping of having my own Fedora 8 desktop linux diary.

Does Hilf speak for Microsoft on open source?

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Microsoft
OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Information Week has published a fawning interview with Microsoft’s Bill Hilf (right), now general manager of Windows Server marketing and platform strategy, stating he was “revealing” the company’s open source strategy. In fact he did nothing of the kind.

Asus Eee PC 4G sub-sub-notebook

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Asus' diminutive Eee PC 4G 701 micro-laptop is here. It's garnered an amazing welcome from computer users looking not for the acme of performance but for a highly portable wireless notebook with a decent battery life. Will they be disappointed?

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Howto Add entries in GNOME Menu

  • Chikka on Kopete Messenger Howto
  • HowTo - Batch Image Resize on Linux
  • Reboot Linux box after a kernel panic
  • Quick Tip: Configuring Menu Transparency in Compiz Fusion

Get familiar with alternative Linux desktops

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Software

techrepublic.com: Desktop customization in Linux is very flexible; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone.

Also: 'Konquering' the desktop with KDE

An interview with compiledkernel

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: A veteran staff member and one of the driving forces behind the Ubuntu Gamers Arena and Ubuntu Document Storage Facility, compiledkernel has a long history as a Linux user and Ubuntuforums community member.

Oxygen Wallpapers Contest: first winner

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KDE

blog.ruphy.org: Mesdames and Messieurs, time has come to finally unveil the winners of the contest! This is one, the first unveiled, of the winning wallpapers! We reached a number of 15 total winners!

The Complete Ubuntu Desktop Setup

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Ubuntu

abhay-techzone.blogspot: Ubuntu is a great distribution and is one of the major causes of increase in Linux on Desktop. Most of the hardware is self detected and auto configured; still I found it lacking in some small areas. This article represents the measures I took to make Ubuntu truly workable for me.

some shorts, leftovers, and stuff

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News
  • Ubuntu JeOS 7.10 Released

  • The death of pam_console
  • EContent Magazine selects Drupal as one of 100 top companies
  • Mantis helps developers eat bugs
  • PC-BSD is a GNU/Linux killer
  • 49 Open Source Projects in the Spotlight
  • PC-BSD version 1.4 to be carried in All Fry's Electronics Stores nationwide
  • When I sat up at Comdex
  • Radeon X1250 Supported By RadeonHD
  • 2008 Linux Symposium information

some howtos

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HowTos
  • FreeSoftware Magazine: Tips and Tricks

  • HOWTO: Install a basic Gentoo server
  • Rocover your Grub boot loader
  • Howto: Build a functional Lowarch system
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part One - Config Files
  • OOo: Using the Standard Filter
  • Howto: Convert a K6-2 into a C64

Hans Reiser Trial: Day Six

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Reiser

The 8-year-old son of Linux superstar Hans Reiser testified at his father's murder trial here Thursday that his grandparents told him his dad did something terrible to his mother, Nina Reiser.

Linux Backups For Real People, Part 3

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HowTos

Carla Schroder: In part 1 of this series we learned how to format USB storage devices for maximum portability, and in part 2 we learned a simple, efficient way to use the excellent rsync command for easy single-user backups. Today we're going to create menu icons for launching our backups.

A first look at the Firefox 3 visual refresh for Linux

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Moz/FF

arstechnica: Mozilla ruffled some penguin feathers last month when the organization revealed that Firefox 3 would get an extensive visual refresh to maximize integration with Windows and Mac OS X, but not Linux. After the decision was widely criticized by Linux enthusiasts, Mozilla reversed its position and decided to revisit Linux theming.

Also: Where's The First Firefox 3 Beta?

Online music school saves cash with Linux

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Linux

linux.com: When WorkshopLive was in the early stages of development, the company had limited funds to devote to hardware, software, and human resources, so CTO Marilyn Hoefner decided to give open source software a try. "We've been extremely happy," Hoefner says.

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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