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Iron Man vs. Open Source

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I saw the Iron Man movie (quite awesome I must say) and was inspired when I came home and did a search “Iron Man open source” on Google. I was surprised that I actually had a lot of hits.

GoblinX 2.7 Beta1: Just a look...

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beranger.org: As a live system, either I was in a better mood, or it's improved since 2.6. None of the included firewalls blocked me anymore. The RGB subpixel smothing wasn't there anymore, which is good for me, however...

Ubuntu Nuggets - It's the Little Things that Count

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ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: The first Ubuntu release hype is slowly passing away. It’s amazing to see Ubuntu-related articles rise to the top of social bookmarking sites, extolling the wonders of the new Hardy Heron. Too bad most of them stick to the obvious.

Why ufw Does Not Need A GUI

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ubuntu-tutorials.com: I’ve been hearing more and more recent requests (at OpenWeek -chat and in blog comments) regarding a request for a GUI on top of ufw. I wanted to take a second and outline more clearly what ufw is, which will likely stop these requests. I think its just a simple matter of not truly understand what ufw does which leads to these.

Check if Compiz will run well on your Linux Box with Compiz Check

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makeuseof.com: Those people who frown at the Linux GUI (Graphical User Interface) haven’t actually experienced the 3D effects provided by Compiz. Compiz is a composite manager that adds visually pleasing 3D effects to your desktop - these include the cube effect and other window minimization effects that make things very appealing on your screen.

Me and Linx (Ubuntu) - Day 1

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giordun.blogspot: So here I am with my cool orangey OS. I've tried using it a few times before but I fail because I don't know how to install. So now I am officially a Linux user. I use Ubuntu, cause it sounds cool and it's orange.

OLPC Decision Not Final, RMS Asks: Can We Rescue OLPC from Windows?

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OLPC

groklaw.net: Richard Stallman just switched to an OLPC XO, for the free bios, and at that same moment in time, Nicholas Negroponte made some odd statements about Windows and the OLPC. Walter Bender's replacement has just been announced, by the way:

few howtos:

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  • Filesystem Basics

  • Hidden Linux: Hardy - The way I like it (Part II)
  • How to: Compile packages on Debian/Ubuntu by hand
  • Compare Directories using Diff in Linux
  • How to Install Firefox 2 in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

Filipina named head of global open source project

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OSS

inquirer.net: A soft-spoken Filipina in her early twenties was recently named project leader of one of many open source community projects run by the Apache Software Foundation.

2.6.26-rc1, "Less Scary Stuff Going On"

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kerneltrap.org: "So this merge window was somewhat rocky in the sense that there was a lot of arguments about it, but at the same time I at least personally think that from a technical angle, we had somewhat less scary stuff going on than has been almost the rule lately," noted Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.26-rc1 kernel.

Yoper 3.1 Beta

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planetoss.com: YOPER (Your OPERating system) promises to be a i686 optimized, fast linux distribution. The latest beta 3.1 was released to public testing on 22-April.

The Progress Of X.Org 7.4

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phoronix.com: If all goes according to plan, X.Org 7.4 will finally be released this month. This release isn't quite as elaborate as X.Org 7.3, which introduced input hot-plugging, EXA enhancements, and RandR 1.2 to just name a few features, but X.Org 7.4 is another update better enhancing this X server.

Funny Side of Linux

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linuxhaxor.net: In all seriousness of being a linux user we sometimes forget the fun side of it all, here is an attempt to capture some of it.

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS) based server as a spamfilter in gateway mode. In the end, you will have a SpamSnake Gateway which will relay clean emails to your MTA.

today's leftovers

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News
  • cu: Simple serial communication program

  • Reversing All Lines In A File On Linux Or Unix Using Perl
  • OpenDNS in Ubuntu
  • New Linux Game
  • Linux - adventures in Ubuntu
  • Not everything is peaches and cream in Ubuntu land
  • Have I found it?
  • Installing true type fonts for linux
  • Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu 8.04: A Preliminary Look
  • Howto: Install (GTA) Grand Theft Auto Vice City with wine in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Top 5 Tiny Distros

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I was cleaning up my /home partiton when I noticed I had several tiny distros hanging around waiting to be tested. So I thought this might be a good time to write an updated Mini-distro Roundup. The five contestants are CDlinux 0.6.1, Damn Small Linux 4.3r2, Puppy 4.0rc, Slitaz 1.0, and Austrumi 1.6.5.

Howto: Set up Hardy for speed, v1.0

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kmandla.wordpress: This guide is a collection of tips and tweaks for Ubuntu Linux 8.04. The content comes from tutorials and speed suggestions found on the Ubuntu Forums and elsewhere. The material has been collated and narrated, and arranged with links to external resources or supplemental information.

Microsoft walks away from Yahoo

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Microsoft

bbc.co.uk: Software giant Microsoft has dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.

My New Favorite Distro: Gentoo

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Gentoo

jonesproductionsltd.com: After my less than satisfactory experience with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron I decided to try Gentoo Linux. I had always wanted to try it since its thought of as a Distro for more advanced Linux users. And it couldn't have been more perfect for me.

gNewSense 2.0: GNUbuntu

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techiemoe.com: I approached this rant a little differently than ones in the past. I've already determined due to a lack of OSS drivers for the important hardware on my computers (3D cards, wireless internet) that gNewSense will not work for me as an everyday desktop.

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