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today's howtos & leftovers

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HowTos
  • Whoa!! Virtualbox needs kernel maintenance?

  • What New Users Need To Know About Ubuntu
  • Ask Linux.com: IT, Japanese, and crafting bigger and better bash scripts
  • rinetd - Internet TCP redirection server
  • How-To: encrypted partitions over LVM with LUKS
  • Extract and Compress Right Click Menu on KDE4
  • Getting Compiz Fusion on Fedora 9
  • Fedora 9, Skype for Linux 2.0x and the Microphone
  • AOL Voyager 105 Modem and PCLinuxOS 2007
  • PolicyKit Solutions with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installing and uninstalling .deb package
  • Drupal Sourceforge 2008 award finalist

  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 07/04, 4th of July Edition
  • From the Middle English Phrase "God Be With Ye"
  • Why is Open Source/Community Developed Better?

People of openSUSE: Bryen Yunashko

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Bryen Yunashko, a openSUSE member, is a recent acquisition to the openSUSE project who is involved in the openSUSE-GNOME and Marketing teams, coordinating the Helping Hands Project as also giving a hand at the accessibility of openSUSE.

Crummy Stats on the Gentoo 2008.0 release

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Gentoo

robbat2.livejournal: Ok, so this isn't a full one week period yet, but I'm going to be out tonight probably, so 8 hours ahead of time is close enough. This is just a quick scrape of the numbers.

More Unix And Linux Humor

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Humor

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: I'm putting some more funny stuff I've found while crusing the web, regarding our two favourite flavours of OS. Cheers, and enjoy!

Stop this GNOME 3.0 Tabs Stupidity!

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Software

i-nz.net: I really hope this GNOME 3.0 Tabs “mania” is a prank, because it just seems so, sooooo stupid. Really. It’s like flushing down the toilet all of the UI simplicity that GNOME is supposedly aiming for. Here is a mock-up.

Notes from the Field: Mandriva 2009 KDE Alpha 2

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MDV

blogbeebe.blogspot: Mandriva 2009 Alpha 2 hit the wires yesterday for both the KDE and Gnome desktops. As usual I did the download/ISO burn/boot three-step to check out the KDE version. And as usual, in spite of glowing reviews it had enough rough edges to constantly remind me this is an alpha release.

10 Best KDE Applications

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: This article is a continuation of the 10 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE which I wrote a while ago. In this second part I'll add 10 more applications which I consider to be full-featured and to have a high quality. So, here goes the list...

The Dragon Roars: Myah OS 3.0 KDE Edition Review

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: SOME Linux distributions are fair game for a reviewer's criticism. I am thinking of the mega-distros like Ubuntu, Mandriva, openSUSE, Fedora, Debian – the big boys with deep pockets, large teams of developers, or both. But how is a reviewer to approach a distribution born of one person's many long, frustrating, sleepless nights?

We don’t want you to talk, Mr. Ballmer

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Steve Ballmer deigns to talk about open source. I hate to go all Bond villain on Mr. Ballmer, but the question of whether Microsoft talks to open source, about open source, or even engages open source is just not relevant any more.

Banshee 1.0, A Great Gnome Media Player

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kdubois.net: Banshee logoBanshee 1.0 was released in the recent past, and I just got around to installing it to give it a whirl. All in all, I’m impressed.

Brasero vs K3B: CD Burning in Linux

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Software

alternativenayk.wordpress: I have not hidden my preference for KDE over GNOME. However, for K3B my comparison was mainly Nero or GNOME’s older default burning application. With Ubuntu 8 point whatever came the Ubuntu CD Burner Brasero. And I was keen to see how it worked. Here’s a brief comparison.

Beyond the Rumors of KDE 4.1's Folder View

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KDE

earthweb.com: No icons on the KDE 4.1 desktop? For over a month, rumors of this change have been sweeping through the free software community, adding to the controversy that has surrounded the popular desktop.

X.Org 7.4, Mesa 7.1 In Ubuntu 8.10

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Software
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Since last night's release of Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 2 we have been trying out this latest work from the Canonical camp. While many Linux desktop users would just shrug off X.Org 7.4 as not being too relevant to them if you're a faithful Phoronix reader you should already know about much of the recent driver work.

Closed Source vs. Open Source in Desktop Linux

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earthweb.com: When most people in IT think of Linux, they picture an open source operating system kernel, along with other software, coming together to create the server and desktop OS based on Free software. But at what point do we accept that – whether we like it or not – closed source applications will eventually have to be let in to this otherwise "open" world?

Mac OS X - Highly Customized Linux

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Linux

linuxtreat.blogspot: Few players in the Linux arena creates their Linux distro to look like Mac OS X or Windows.... Here I'm going to list some distro which looks like Mac OS.

Ubuntu Adventures

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Ubuntu

mmiika.wordpress: For me PC has equaled Microsoft since I sometime in late eighties/early nineties booted my fathers “portable” Panasonic into MS-DOS the first time. That is, until last couple of weeks. A “heated discussion” with Vista on my laptop lead me on a trip to Ubuntuland.

Top Ten Worst Uses for Windows

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Microsoft

networkworld.com: While I have joined the chorus of security folks who rail against the Microsoft Monoculture I still cannot believe some of the uses for Windows. Some of them are just downright silly, some you may claim are criminally negligent. So here is the Top Ten List of Worst Uses for Windows.

Distinctively Draco

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Linux

junauza.com: Draco GNU/Linux is a unique Linux distribution based on Slackware but with a package management system created by NetBSD. It is currently developed by Norwegian Ole Andre Rodlie with a main aim of creating a lightweight and simple desktop operating system.

United States Leads in Linux Use

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Linux

reallylinux.com: In the past State of Linux articles, I began to explore the areas where Linux use was growing rapidly. It is impossible to miss the substantial way that the United States retains the firmest and most substantial growth of Linux in the enterprise.

KDE 4.2 Kopete Mockups

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Software

nienhueser.de/blog: One of the things I want to do for KDE 4.2 is a “Contacts” plasmoid: A Kopete-centered plasmoid that displays your contacts status and allows for a quick chat initiation. So far I have two mockups.

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