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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
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  • When I sat up at Comdex
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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.

From Linspire to PCLinuxOS via Mandriva 2008

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Linux

planstoprosper.org.uk: Well, I finally moved form my beloved Linspire! Took me a while but Linspire 6 didn't really get my laptop performing as well as it should. I hope that Linspire's new CEO Larry Kettler can get things moving.

Intel Core 2 “Penryn” and Linux

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Hardware

linuxhardware.org: On October 28th, Intel released the reviews on the new “Penryn” Core 2 processor, specifically the Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX9650. The QX9650 has a lot of new features and welcomes a new generation to the Core 2 processor family. So what are these features and how will they equate into benefits to the consumer and, more specifically, Linux users?

Ubuntu: first stop on the road to Damascus

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Ubuntu

iTWire blogs: In nearly 10 years of experimenting with, and, later, using Linux, I have never been presented with a situation where someone actually asked me to preside over their initial foray into the use of the open source operating system on a regular basis.

Open source values: Consensus

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Consensus by Rick VoermanLast week I wrote about transparency as an open source value. Today, in the second of this informal series, I want to discuss the value called consensus.

Benchmark Your Linux System with HardInfo

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Software

tombuntu: Want to compare your computer’s performance? HardInfo is a system profiler and benchmark for Linux systems. It can gather information about your computer and operating system, perform a varitety of benchmarks, and export the data to HTML.

OLPC community-based testing

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OLPC

gregdek.livejournal: If you've been interested in working on OLPC, but have no idea how to get started, consider becoming a tester of activities. Check out the Activity Testing Matrix.

Also: OLPC XO User Review

Is 2008 the Year of the Linux Desktop?

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Linux

linux magazine: No doubt you've heard the prediction before — "this is going to be the year of the Linux desktop." At the risk of being repetitive, though, I'm going to go ahead and say it: 2008 really could be the year of the Linux desktop.

Paravirtualized Ubuntu shows early performance promise

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Ubuntu

techtarget.com: Early testing has shown that Ubuntu, when run as a virtual guest taking advantage of the new paravirt-ops paravirtualization interface, delivers as promised: it runs faster and more efficiently that it would as an unmodified guest.

1,500 companies adopt Oracle Unbreakable Linux

linuxworld: Oracle Wednesday said that 1,500 companies have signed up for its Unbreakable Linux discount support program since it was announced one year ago

Ubuntu scores first major pre-installed server win

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Ubuntu

linux-watch: Ubuntu is extremely popular on the desktop, but it's made comparatively little progress on servers. That's about to change. Dell is expected to announce in the first quarter of 2008 that it has certified Ubuntu Linux for its server lines.

Hands-on with the OLPC XO laptop

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OLPC

infosyncworld.com: We finally get a close look at the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop, and though nobody could explain the interface, the hardware was pretty cool.

Ceph Distributed Network File System

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Ceph is a distributed network file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability, and scalability with POSIX semantics. I periodically see frustration on this list with the lack of a scalable GPL distributed file system with sufficiently robust replication and failure recovery to run on commodity hardware, and would like to think that--with a little love--Ceph could fill that gap."

Scalable Public Key Infrastructure for both OpenSWAN and OpenVPN

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HowTos

Debian Administration: User management and the related cryptographic authentication infrastructure is a major hurdle in deploying scalable, manageable VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). Two major pieces of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) for VPNs are OpenSWAN and OpenVPN.

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