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Best Buy Selling Ubuntu: Now, the Bad News

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The Web is buzzing about Best Buy’s decision to stock Ubuntu Linux on its shelves. But I have to say, I’m not all that impressed by the news. Here’s why.

Also: I’ll have the #3 Value Meal, Super Size, with an order of Linux

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11

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SUSE
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 11 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of OpenSUSE 11, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Have linux, will travel

  • Post-Gates: Microsoft, Competition and the Semantic Web
  • Why I Am Leaning Toward Debian
  • Bank of America may finally embrace Firefox
  • Can Open Source Drive Sustainable Innovation?
  • Italian lawyers use open source software to move online
  • Cheese : Easy to use WebCam application for Linux
  • Howto Schedule Bittorrents to Automatically Download in Ubuntu
  • FIRST: Water found on Moon
  • Announcing openSUSE Day at LinuxWorld Expo
  • MTN Huawei E220 on ubuntu linux
  • "Piggybacking" and the open-source trademark issue
  • The Open Source Mobile OS Battle Continues

How broken is Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

beranger.org: I thought it was me, but there are several reports of Firefox/Iceweasel 3.0 bugs, including missing images, right after they were loaded!

Drupal 6.3 and 5.8 released, fixing security issues

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Drupal

drupal.org: Drupal 6.3 and Drupal 5.8, maintenance releases fixing problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. Upgrading your existing Drupal 5 and 6 sites is strongly recommended.

Open-Source Business Policies: Everyone Is Making It Up As They Go Along

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OSS

cio.com: We know your company uses open-source applications. We also know many of you already have an open-source policy. Sort of. "Somewhat effective" policies are like "somewhat effective" security; clearly, there's more to be learned. CIO.com asked CIOs and other people in the trenches about what's working—and what's not.

Meet the People Who Have Trillions Riding on Linux this Fall

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: If you work around Linux regularly, in some ways the latest amazing news is… not that amazing. The New York Stock Exchange, where the world’s largest public companies trade their stocks, is now running on Linux. In addition the Chicago Mercantile Exchange also runs on Linux. While perhaps not as famous as the NYSE, the CME is one of the largest exchanges in the world. Even the Tokyo Stock Exchange is running on Linux. Why is this?

Palit GeForce 9600 GSO Sonic with Gentoo

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Hardware
Reviews

bioslevel.com: Palit is the second largest graphics manufacturer in the world. I'll be using the same system I've used in previous videocard reviews, and the system will be running both Windows Vista Business 64-bit with Service Pack 1 and Gentoo Linux 2008.0 64-bit. I'll look at some of the latest games in Windows, and look at a few similar benchmarks in Linux including results from the Phoronix Test Suite.

A Better Introduction to Linux User Interface

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Today I cam across a nice article by cnet on Linux user interface. The article obviously was geared towards new users who might be interested in Linux. For new users switching to Linux or even test-driving it has never been easier. But do we really think if we want to encourage new users towards linux, we can achieve it by showing an image of a Solitaire game and (oh my gosh!) a calculator?

Open source finally blooms at Google

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Google
OSS

Matt Asay: For all the bile that I and others have spewed at Google over the years for its adoption of open source, with little in the way of contributions back, it's amazing to see the trickle of open source from Google turn into an absolute flood.

Book Review - Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition

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Ubuntu

fosswire.com: It’s no coincidence that Ubuntu is now the most popular distribution of Linux for desktop PCs. It is one of the easiest distributions to set up and use for day-to-day tasks. Despite this, getting onto the ‘Linux ladder’, making your first steps into the world of Linux, can be daunting, especially without support.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Update compiz fusion

  • Intel Wireless 3945abg on Gentoo
  • Using qemu on Windows
  • How to install Ubuntu on an MSI Wind laptop
  • Tip-add a option Delete to pop-up menu on Gnome
  • How to check what is running on your system
  • Enable Timed or Automatic Login on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Yum Download Only

New Linux-powered PowerStation dispels rumors Power Architecture's death

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: Terra Soft, the developer of Yellow Dog Linux on the PowerStation platform, is pushing the limits of design and performance with the planned mid-July release of a quad core PowerPC deskside tower that returns the Power Architecture to both the workstation and server markets at a competitive price.

Killer Reiser In Jailhouse Interview: Sorry I Lied

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Reiser
Interviews

cbs5.com: In an exclusive interview with CBS News at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, 44-year-old Hans Reiser said he was sorry he lied on the witness stand during his trial when he maintained he had nothing to do with 31-year old Nina Reiser's death.

big sites picking up on Best Buy Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Best Buy, Amazon selling Ubuntu for $20

  • Ubuntu Linux goes retail
  • Canonical and Valusoft bring Ubuntu plus support to Best Buy
  • Ubuntu's Best Buy
  • Best Buy stores to sell boxed version of Ubuntu Linux
  • Best Buy Is Selling Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux at Best Buy

openSUSE Build Service 1.0 Released

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The 1.0 release provides all the features necessary to support building openSUSE in the public build systems and allowing direct contributions to openSUSE from all contributors. The openSUSE Build Service allows developers to create and maintain packages for openSUSE and many other Linux distributions, including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat, and Ubuntu.

KDE 4.1 Improvements

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KDE

giannaros.org/blog: There are a lot of nice things in the upcoming 4.1, so I’ll just briefly mention a few of those visual ones which particularly interest me:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Simple Guide to Making the Perfect Recording in Audacity

  • qGIS on Ubuntu Hardy
  • Vim Editing Multiple Files and Windowing Support Under Linux / UNIX
  • Fast, powerful Geany editor offers IDE features
  • Using Traps Outside Of Shell Scripts On Unix Or Linux
  • From noise to grain

Introducing wattOS - A Lightweight Ubuntu

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Linux

softpedia.com: wattOS... the last frontier, the lightweight Ubuntu-based operating system is now here! Faster than anything else out there, wattOS is not just another Ubuntu clone, it is powered by the Openbox window manager, a standards compliant, fast, lightweight and extensible window manager.

ISO to TMB: OOXML Appeals Should Be Denied

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OSS

groklaw.net: The processing of the ISO/IEC DIS 29500 project has been conducted in conformity with the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Directives, with decisions determined by the votes expressed by the relevant ISO and IEC national bodies under their own responsibility, and consequently, for the reasons mentioned above, the appeals should not be processed further.

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Kernel: Linux 4.15, TLDR, and Linus Torvalds' Latest Rant

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