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Python 3.0 makes a big break

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linux.com: Typically, each new version of the Python programming language has been gentle on users, more or less maintaining backward compatibility with previous versions. But in 2000, when Python creator Guido van Rossum announced that he was embarking on a new version of Python, he did not sugar coat his plan: Version 3.0 would not be backward-compatible.

I hate Skype. So Should You.

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gnuru.org: Skype is a predatory virus that should be banned from your computer. But don't take my word for it. Look at the facts.

clearing up a little confusion about geolocation in Firefox 3.1

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0xdeadbeef.com: There has been some confusion around the Geolocation functionality that we’re including in Firefox 3.1 Beta 1. I thought I might make a short post to try and clear some of it up.

some howtos:

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  • Tweak Your Font Rendering for Better Appearance

  • Float irregular images on your Web pages with pngslice
  • Bash Command Line Shortcuts
  • Why do the BSD's use slices? What are they?
  • How to import PDFs into OpenOffice.org 3.0
  • How to install Adobe Flash Player 10 in Ubuntu 8.04
  • /proc explained
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Firewall

Mandriva 2009 helps new users to grow

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MDV

linux.com: Back when Mandriva was called Mandrake, the distribution had the reputation of being the most user-friendly Linux distribution. Financial difficulties, personnel changes, and the rise of Ubuntu changed that, and somehow Mandriva never quite regained its reputation.

Linux an equal Flash player

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desktoplinux.com: Once upon a time, desktop Linux was a second-class citizen, where Flash was concerned. Welcome to the future. Linux is now a first-class desktop operating system citizen.

Open source for president? Get real

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OSS

cnet.com: I've seen a lot of noise over the past year about which presidential candidate would be best for open source, most recently this blog post in TechRepublic suggesting that Obama would be better for open source.

MythTV, Rainy Day Project With Staying Power

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ostatic.com: My MythTV box has been humming in my living room just shy of a year. It's not a project for a new user, but it's a better application, and less complicated to install and maintain than you've been led to believe.

End of Life for Linux Mint 3.0 and 3.1

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softpedia.com: Today, we have sad news for existing Linux Mint 3.0 and Linux Mint 3.1 (GNOME, KDE and Xfce editions) users, as starting October 19th, these operating systems will no longer be supported.

Firefox 3.1 beta vs. Chrome beta

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Moz/FF
  • Web browser dragster races: Firefox 3.1 beta vs. Chrome beta

  • Review: Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 no speed demon, lags behind Chrome
  • Firefox 3.1 raises the browser bar … again
  • First Look: Firefox 3.1 Beta Offers Speed, Better Searching and More

Zenwalk 5.2 ... hello old friend

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Linux

wamukota.blogspot: While rummaging through some old CD's I stumbled upon a Zenwalk 4.2 labeled one, which reminded me that last year I really liked that distro, but due to some BIOS problem on my laptop, it didn't behave the way I liked. Now, a year later, I was willing to give Zenwalk another try.

Flock 2.0 Has Arrived

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webpronews.com: Flock, the social Web browser built on Mozilla Firefox is now out. Social networking users can have access to MySpace, Facebook, Digg, YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket and Twitter via Flock's sidebar.

The great Ubuntu experiment

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menace.co.nz: Many months ago, some very non-tech savvy friends where having trouble with their computer. Being someone that does ‘IT stuff’ meant I got called to help out their failing machine. What I found was a Windows XP machine riddled with malware. I decided to replace it with Ubuntu.

Nine Attitude Problems in Free and Open Source Software

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earthweb.com: I love free and open source software (FOSS). The cause -- essentially, an extension of free speech -- is one that I can get behind as a writer. At times, though, the community can be its own worst enemy. Certain attitudes, often long-ingrained, make the community less united than it should be.

25 essential Firefox add-ons for power users

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techradar.com: A bare copy of Firefox is a wonderful thing, but when you start stuffing it with add-ons it gets even better. So what are the best add-ons for power users? Here's our top 25:

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.0 With GNOME

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2009.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Xfce 4.6 BETA-1 ('Fuzzy') released

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We are one month since the release of Xfce 4.6 ALPHA. And now it's time to release the first BETA, codename 'Fuzzy'. A lot of bugs have been fixed in this release.

How Linux Can Conquer The Laptop

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informationweek.com: There's little question that Linux on laptops (and on PCs in general) is no longer nearly as complicated or painful as it used to be. The new problem is whether notebook manufacturers are going to readily offer Linux to consumers -- both regular folks on the street and corporate clients -- outside of designated niches.

Livin' La Vida Linux

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Linux

tuxdeluxe.org: Last weekend I finished a home project I've been slowly working on for several months. I finally finished converting all the CDs in my collection from physical media to digital files.

RPM Fusion enters testing state

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liquidat.wordpress: RPM Fusion, a merge of several former Fedora 3rd party repositories providing licence/patent problematic packages, has entered the public testing state. Fedora Rawhide users can now start using it, and the brave among the Fedora 9 and Fedora 8 users can also help testing.

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