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GCC 4.2.2 Released

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kernelTRAP: Mark Mitchell announced the availability of GCC 4.2.2 saying, "GCC 4.2.2 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.1 relative to previous GCC releases."

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 2: Bulletproof X and Graphical X configuration

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ubuntu.com: Yesterday we kicked this whole thing off and took a look at Deskbar and Tracker. Today we turn our attention to X, the graphical subsystem of any Ubuntu (or Linux or Unix machine). As any existing Ubuntu user knows, not only do you need to configure X, but breakages can happen. Thankfully with Ubuntu 7.10, there comes a few new features to help out with these problems, including better auto detection and configuration, Bulletproof X and graphical X config, for those times when you really to play with something.

Also: Gutsy Release Parties

today's leftovers

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  • Alternative Open Source Drivers for ATI Graphics Cards

  • How To: Run A Portable Puppy Linux Install On Any Computer
  • Ballmer: All open source dev should happen on Windows
  • Making Sure Linux Doesn't Get Lost in Translation
  • Using your Webcam with Kopete and Jabber
  • A label printer for Linux
  • How to make Totem Media Player play encrypted DVD's
  • Installing PHP for Lighttpd on Linux
  • My Debian desktop (and: Why some distros work like crap)
  • Becoming an Ubuntu Developer is easy
  • Will Thunderbird fall to earth?
  • Video capture device suits Windows and Linux
  • Tip of the Trade: Hardware Discovery From Outside
  • gPodder - A Full Featured Podcast Client for Linux

Diversity in FOSS - help or hinderance?

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FOSSwire: One feature of the free software/open source development model that is largely unique and differs from the proprietary model is sheer diversity.

Ubuntu vs. Debian, graphically explained

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beranger: col·lab·o·rate
1 : to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th

par·a·site
synonyms: PARASITE, SYCOPHANT, TOADY, LEECH, SPONGE

Brainstorming ideas for the GIMP's next interface

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linux.com: The GIMP image editor is preparing for the start of a new development cycle, and you can have your say in the way the next version looks by submitting a mock-up to the GIMP UI Brainstorm blog. User interface designer Peter Sikking spoke with us about the project and how it fits into the larger work of creating the GIMP's UI.

Get down and dirty with Linux

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pcadvisor: Let me start with a controversial statement: installing new software is almost always easier on Linux than on Windows. On most Linux systems, a package manager takes care of both the installation and removal of software.

The SUSE impression fades a little

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abhay-techzone.blogspot: I was in total awe of SUSE 10.2. I liked its stability, performance, improvements to OpenOffice, YAST2, security, default fonts and above all the default theme and artwork. I was all praises for SUSE in my comparison of SUSE with Ubuntu. A lot has changed since then.

One day without graphics but with Linux

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linuxscrews: The idea to work one day without graphical applications and use only text utilities like wget isn't new but… Here is the list of essential tools that are invaluable to make "text mode day" real.

Linux 2.6.23 Kernel Benchmarks

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Phoronix: The Linux 2.6.23 kernel has been released today and we have some preliminary benchmarks of the 2.6.23 kernel as we compare it to the past Linux 2.6.22 kernel.

Fedora Developer Interview: Máirín Duffy

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Fedoraproject: Over the past few releases, Fedora has gained a reputation amongst the various distributions for having some of the best artwork out there. This time around, responsibility has been handed over entirely to the community Art Team, and they've done themselves proud. Mairin Duffy, Fedora Art team lead, previews of some of the key elements belonging to the infinity theme.

Luke Schierer discusses Pidgin, Open source and life

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computerworld: With over 3 million estimated users, Pidgin is an open source instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unix platforms. It works with AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Released

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pcburn: Linus has tagged the final release of kernel 2.6.23. Grab a copy from kernel.org and give it a run through if you've been waiting on features.

Show us your pumpkins!

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red hat mag: We’re giving away $50 for the best pumpkin related to open source, Linux, Red Hat, Creative Commons, or any of the other things we post about here. Carve it, paint it, however you want to decorate it, as long as it’s creative.

XSensors 0.60: New Chips

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Software

linuxhardware.org: This is another release of xsensors, a program designed to display all the related information from your motherboard sensors. This information is gathered via lm_sensors, the software drivers that actually gathers the sensor information.

opensuse-xgl-settings

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SUSE

CyberOrg: cb400f has released his popular opensuse-xgl-settings for openSUSE 10.3, it is a GUI tool for KDE that makes installing and configuring Compiz Fusion painless.

Xubuntu in *urgent* need of testers

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xubuntu.wordpress: In order to prevent a sudden surge of bug reports after Xubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) has been released, everybody is encouraged to test the new daily images of Xubuntu now.

Which Mandriva Linux Edition That's Right For You

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linuxmini: The One edition of Mandriva Linux is a Live CD. A Live CD is an operating system which boots and runs directly from CD, with no installation required. The Free edition of Mandriva Linux is so named because it is 'free' in both senses: it costs nothing and it contains only free and open source software.

Customize Compiz in Ubuntu Gutsy

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maximum pc: With nine days remaining before the release of Ubuntu's latest version, Gutsy Gibbon 7.10, everyone's asking how the integrated Desktop Effects will work. So here's the deal.

Is Linux server more secure than Windows server?

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nixcraft: Many new Linux user / admin asks: Is Linux more secure than Windows? That depends. Wink Let me explain:

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