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5 GIMP Tricks Everyone Should Know

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helpforlinux.blogspot: Having used both GIMP and Adobe Photoshop I must say I personally believe GIMP is much better for common folks like you and me. I decided to make this tutorial for those who still haven't discovered the magic of GIMP and don't know how to use GIMP productively.

Is the end near for independent open source?

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Matt Asay: I worry for Red Hat. As I wrote the other day, if Red Hat's stock continues to tumble it becomes ripe for an Oracle acquisition. Losing Red Hat as an independent open-source vendor would effectively call an end to open source as a standalone software strategy.

Linux Rooted in Fiction: ParanoidLinux

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ostatic.com: If the fact that this Linux distribution (now in an "alpha-alpha stage") is based on a work of science fiction isn't unsettling, consider two key peripheral issues.

Is Microsoft trying to take control of ODF?

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Microsoft

heise-online.co.uk: After a recent meeting of the SC 34 committee, the ISO/IEC group responsible for OOXML, Groklaw are reporting that they believe Microsoft are trying to take control of the Open Document Format (ODF), the uncontroversial open document format standard.

Intel Provides Temporary e1000e Fix

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Last night Intel folks posted a patch protecting the card (marking the memory read only, and disabling the possibility to set it read/write until next reboot). That means that it's now much safer to use e1000e with this patch applied than disabling it.

Sbopkg provides seamless package repository integration for Slackware

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linux.com: No Linux distribution can bundle every package that users might want, so most distros host software repositories from which users can download and install additional applications. Sbopkg is a new ncurses-based utility that helps users build packages from SlackBuilds.org and seamlessly integrates the repository with the operating system.

Build better blogs with Linux

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itwire.com: Chances are you have some sort of web site. Linux has a rich history of text processing which can be used to turbo-boost your blogs. In fact, blogging goes to Linux like a hand to a glove.

Linux Gazette Issue October 2008 (#155) Available

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The October issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Highlights include: Away Mission: Google I/O and Better Software Practices, HugeTLB - Large Page Support in the Linux Kernel, and Book Review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.0 Gadgets

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 3.0 Gadgets desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Learning about Linux - the easy way

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frrl.wordpress: Linux is seen as an alternative to Windows. So if you are one of those who does not want to be “assimilated into the collective” of Microsoft then maybe Linux is for you.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Vs. Unix: The Sins Of The Father?

  • Adobe “Answers” More Linux Questions
  • Gentoo not cutting edge anymore
  • Bash Parameter Expansion
  • Ubuntu misses the memo on Stallman's cloud computing rant
  • OpenGoo delivers the best of CRM and project management
  • Software Freedom Day Report
  • FSF reboots its High Priority list with a grant and call for input
  • Converting .bin/.cue to .iso
  • Norwegians leave their Standards Body in protest
  • Push and pull network filesystems with ccgfs
  • Going Virtual with VirtualBox
  • parallel programming?
  • Gentoo is Doing the Job—Time to Format XP!
  • Typical browser users?

Review: Antix 7.5

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: It’s time once again for a Linux distro review. This month, Antix 7.5 was included on the LXF DVD. It’s another light distro, so I will use the same metrics I used in the Lightweight Linux Throwdown. Antix is based upon Mepis which is, in turn, based upon Debian.

GIMP 2.6 released, one step closer to taking on Photoshop

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arstechnica.com: A new release of the venerable GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is now available for download. Version 2.6 offers a variety of new features, user interface improvements, and is also the first release to include support for the Generic Graphics Library (GEGL), a powerful, graph-based image editing framework.

Confession: I switched to Ubuntu

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gdickinson.co.uk: I’ve been a Red Hat Linux user for years. As soon as my chosen hardware arrived–a Dell Optiplex 755–I popped in the Fedora 9 DVD, and installed the OS. It happened that at the time, one of my colleagues’ laptops needed to boot to a usable OS. Rather than create a Fedora 9 boot disk, he went with Ubuntu, and reported ATI drivers which worked out-of-the-box.

IE and Firefox down, Safari & Chrome gaining ground

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tech.blorge.com: The browser debate continues, as a shift in market share for all the “big guys” continues to hold strong. While Internet Explorer still accounts for over 70% of worldwide browser usage, its market share continues to take a nose dive now that steady competition from the likes of Safari and Chrome are looming.

Evaluating the performance of ext3 using write barriers and write caching

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hightechsorcery.com: The ext3 filesystem supports write barriers which are designed to allow a filesystem to take advantage of a disk’s write cache without fear of compromising the ingetrity of the filesystem on a power failure or kernel panic. I’ve seen reports that ext3 write barriers have a significant impact on performance.

A new way of sleeping in the Linux kernel

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Linux

The new TASK_KILLABLE feature is generally an improvement over the existing options—after all, it is another way to keep from getting stuck with dead processes.

Lancelot Not to be the default KDE menu

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Software

ivan.fomentgroup.org/blog: I have seen the proposals to replace the default Kickoff menu with Lancelot on a quite a few places now, the latest triggered me to write my stance on the subject.

Also: KDE 4's artwork is really a giant leap forward on all fronts

Linux is Making Me Fat and Lazy

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday: Because of Linux I hardly have to lift a finger anymore, and because of it my health is suffering. I rarely hop up and down in a fit of temper, I don't have to drive to the store to buy software, and I don't get the aerobic benefits of spending hours on the phone with tech support, breathing hard and accelerating my heartbeat.

Who writes Linux: Corporate America

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: I'm not sure why the silly notion that "Only .10068% of Linux kernel developers are paid" keeps circulating, but it does. So, let me just say, once and for all, Linux is written, for the most part, by paid software engineers and programmers from major American corporations.

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