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Speed Up Amarok With Large Music Collections

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HowTos

how-to-geek: Amarok is a wonderful application for managing and playing your music collection, but the default settings aren't optimized for speed when it comes to large collections of music. The problems are especially noticeable while trying to use the search box.

Fun with Ubuntu "Gutsy Gibbon" (and a bug)

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Ubuntu

linuxworld blogs: The message "New distribution release '7.10' is available." and the "Upgrade" button have been sitting there taunting me for a while, and one of my home servers has donated 25GB of Bittorrent traffic to the task of spreading the new release since it came out last month. But I was on a trip, and we all know not to upgrade the main work laptop right before a trip.

Fluxbuntu - not a bad start, I like it

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Ubuntu

mrzonbu.wordpress: This distribution deserves more detail here, and it will get it in a later post, but so far Fluxbuntu is looking like a solid candidate for a base to build a Debian/Ubuntu derived distro for the Zonbu.

Linux. Its all about choice!

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OS
Linux

Whenever we go to a store we are bombarded with choices. From mobile(cell,pocket) phones to furnishings, clothes, even trains, planes and automobiles. Wherever you go and whatever you want there is some store out there which will have just the thing for you. That is what makes our lives our own. This is what makes us, us!

Rift Brewing Between Reiser and His Attorney

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Reiser

wired: As Linux engineer Hans Reiser's murder trial ended its first day here Tuesday, the rift between the defendant and his attorney appeared to be fracturing even more.

The unabated development of Fedora Linux

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Linux

linux-noob: Werewolf shall be officially released November 8th, 2007. There are so many new features in Fedora 8 that it would warrant a separate review (coming soon), however I will try and cover some of the main points here.

Kernel space: experimental container support for 2.6.24

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Linux

linuxworld: Faster than virtualization, but harder to implement, containers are a promising security technology for Linux. Watch the 2.6.24 kernel for experimental support for creating and managing containers.

Also: Fixing Compiler Misoptimizations

One-Click-Install support at Packman

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Software

/dev/loki: The Packman website now has basic support for the new openSUSE One-Click-Install (also known as YMP).

Hugin: Software To Create Panoramic Photograph

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Software

blog.mypapit.net: I’ve always wanted to try and take panoramic photographs using my dad’s Nikon Coolpix 5200. Using a tripod, I took up to 3 sets of photographs with the help of Nikon built-in panorama helper function. To my delight I found Hugin!

SSH Port Forwarding

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HowTos

Red Hat Magazine: SSH (Secure SHell) is well known to Linux administrators as the de facto method for connecting to other systems. An administrator typically runs SSH to login to another system, often to run a shell on the remote host and issue commands. SSH, however, has many extra tricks up its sleeve beyond simply securing a connection.

Also: Automatic SSH login

Linux Game Company Opens Doors

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Gaming

LWN: Sixth Floor Labs LLC has announced their existence as a Linux game development company. "Founded by Ethan Glasser-Camp and Carl Li, the company aims to improve Linux's desktop feasibility through the creation of high-quality games."

The 'Social Web Browser' Flock Hits Primetime

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Software

wired blog: It may be almost a year late, but Flock, the browser dedicated to social networking, has finally released version 1.0. The results are surprisingly compelling.

Mozilla closing in on Firefox 3.0 beta

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Moz/FF

computerworld: Mozilla Corp. is nearing a release of the first beta of Firefox 3.0, which is several months behind schedule, making a final version of the open-source browser this year unlikely.

Prosecutor: Linux Engineer Reiser Abused Son, Murdered Wife

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Reiser

wired blog: Hans Reiser, the popular open-source Linux engineer, traumatized his 5-year-old young son with violent video games and horror movies, prosecutor Paul Hora told jurors in the opening of Reiser's murder trial.

Novell to close Israel branch

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SUSE

globes.co.il: Software giant Novell Inc. (Nasdaq:NOVL) has announced a global redeployment, with a focus on ten large European countries. The company will also close direct activity in other countries in the region, including Israel, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, and Turkey.

Open source values: transparency

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OSS

zdnet blogs: Values are important, in a business sense. When your values and those of your customers are in sync, you have a great opportunity for growth. They’re also important politically. They define the boundaries for internal debate, and establish markers for debate with opponents.

Linux guru's life, and life's work, hang in balance

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Reiser

linuxworld: In an e-mail, Corbet said that despite "years of effort," Reiser4 has still not made it into the Linux kernel and the future of the technology does not look good. "There are still a couple of people putting some volunteer effort into Reiser4, so it could, just maybe, still make it into the mainline [kernel] someday."

Ubuntu 7.10: adding some 'bling' to Linux

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Ubuntu

tech.co.uk: Ubuntu 7.10 (codenamed 'Gutsy Gibbon') could arguably be called the 'bling' release of the world's most popular Linux distribution. Swish 3D desktop effects, coupled with a new display configuration tool, make eye-candy the focus. Could this be the version that makes you switch from Windows or Mac OS X?

Format confusion unfortunate

451 CAOS Theory: I was disappointed when the Open Document Format (ODF) suffered a significant setback with the Massachussetts defeat in July. However, I was encouraged again recently as ODF continued to gain support, both in use and backers. We just got a report on a variety of vendors and products incorporating the format.

Customizing X Window: An Introduction

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HowTos

onlamp.com: X Window, X11 or "X," as it is known for short, provides the programming framework and the underlying runtime system for most Unix and Linux-based network-transparent windowing implementations. On its own, X Window requires, but does not provide software to manage and display flexible GUI elements, e.g., windows.

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