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The unforking of KDE's KHTML and Webkit

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arstechnica: There is one major web rendering engine that grew entirely out of the open source world: KHTML is KDE's web renderer which was built from the ground up by the open source community with very little original corporate backing. The code was good and branches were born as a result, the best known being Webkit. Now, after years of split, KHTML and Webkit are coming together once again.

All you wanted to know about Linux certification but were afraid to ask

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Linux

iTWire: In IT, certification is a big deal. Try as professional societies like the ACM and ACS might, there’s no universal qualification – like the accountant’s CPA – that states you are recognised as competent and capable. This is where vendor certifications fill a gap.

New tools in Ubuntu land: build service, eBox and TimeVault

/home/liquidat: Ubuntu announced that they will feature their own build service soon. Also, the next Ubuntu version is supposed to have a default installed server management web interface, eBox. In the meantime, development is underway to create a user friendly snapshot manager: TimeVault.

Linux for Writers

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Software

Serdar Yegulalp: Mitch Wagner’s post about writer’s tools for the Mac got me thinking about whether or not similar things exist for Linux.

The Future of Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: But the real big question on my mind, as the proprietor of a new start-up IT company, will Gentoo Linux have a future or will another fork of Gentoo, such as Sabayon Linux assume to role to provide support for a possible Gentoo-based Enterprise Server?

Linux Tip for Newbies - Surviving the Internet with Linux

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HowTos

techpersona: As Linux becomes more and more popular, people are finding out that many of their favorite web applications do not work as they once did because of the change in OS (Operating System). In today’s article we will go over some ideas or suggestions for some alternate programs that can be used on the Internet.

US government snoops used Vista to spy on me

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Microsoft

the inquirer: A BLOKE, SUSPICIOUS of what his newly-installed Vista was up to, fired up some port-sniffing software. The result, he said, was "foundation shaking."

Howto Change CPU Frequency Scaling in Ubuntu

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HowTos

ubuntugeek: The CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor provides a convenient way to monitor the CPU Frequency Scaling for each CPU. Unfortunately, CPU frequency scaling can currently only be monitored on Linux machines that have support in the kernel.

Disable ProFTP on CentOS

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HowTos

the howto geek: I realize this is probably only relevant to about 3 of the readers, but I'm posting this so I don't forget how to do it myself! In my efforts to ban the completely insecure FTP protocol from my life entirely, I've decided to disable the FTP service.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 212

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Linux

Welcome to this week's Distrowatch Weekly:

  • Mini-Reviews: Sabayon BE 1.0 and Puppy Linux 2.17

  • News: Gentoo Foundation, Debian tidbits, openSUSE News & Coolo, Linus
  • Interview, and Too Many Distros?

  • Released last week: Absolute Linux 12.0, Puppy Linux 2.17, and openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 6
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2008 Beta 1, Frugalware Linux 0.7pre2, Fedora 8 Test1
  • Reader comments

More in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly...

An ingenious version tracking solution for OpenOffice.org

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HowTos

linux.com: While OpenOffice.org allows you to save multiple versions of a document, that feature has a few drawbacks that limit its usefulness. A compromise solution uses OpenOffice.org to maintain an RSS feed of document changes.

Cross-platform UI with Qt4 and Ruby - Mac/Linux HOWTO

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blog.paulbetts.org: Today I’ve spent the day working on figuring out how to make UIs using Ruby and Qt4. If you haven’t heard of it, Qt4 is an awesome UI framework written in C++. Since C++ is way too much work, some great KDE devs wrote a bindings generator for Qt4 called qt4-qtruby.

The Sorry State of Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) in Linux

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Linux

OSWeekly: Have you looked at the HCL (Hardware Compatibly List) for your preferred Linux distribution lately? Do you see it? Exactly, it's a mess.

Fifteen years of ThinkPad highs and lows

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Hardware

ZDNet: It is 15 years this July since the first product to bear the name "ThinkPad" graced the shelves, in the form of the 2521 ThinkPad, a tablet design sporting a 20MHz 386SX processor and a 20MB solid-state hard drive. Since that launch, this most enduring of tech brands has gone through a lot; some of it good, some of it not so good. Here's a potted history.

Ubuntu team announces next LTS release

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Ubuntu

tectonic: Ubuntu will release its next long term support (LTS) edition of the popular Linux distribution in April 2008. This is according to Mark Shuttleworth who was speaking at the Ubuntu Live conference in Portland, Oregon yesterday.

Firefox 3: Preview of the User Interface

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Moz/FF

techdo.com: Firefox 3 will include some significant changes. Here is a quick recap of design work that's been going on in the Mozilla community over the past few weeks for Firefox 3.

Dual-booting Kubuntu and Windows

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HowTos

freesoftware mag: We have come to a cross-roads in the computer world today. There are two big factors that stop most people from loading GNU/Linux onto their computer. The first is that they think they need to be a geek to install it. Also, people think that you can’t run Windows if you have GNU/Linux. However, it is actually possible to run Windows and GNU/Linux on the same computer.

Does The Microsoft-Novell Pact Favor Red Hat?

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OS

internetnews.com: What is the impact on Linux distribution usage of the Novell patent deal with Microsoft? According to open source enterprise content management (ECM) vendor Alfresco, it's driving users to Red Hat.

KDE Commit-Digest for 22nd July 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Plasma progress, with new Plasmoids: Browser, Notes, 3D Earth Model, Twitter, Desktop, and Tiger (scripting example), and the development of a mouse cursor data engine. Support for encrypted storage devices in Solid, with better integration of device support and Plasma in Amarok.

Ubuntu Live 2007 Day 1

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Ubuntu

phoronix: Starting out the first-ever Ubuntu Live 2007 conference was Mark Shuttleworth's keynote followed by Stephen O'Grady and Jeff Waugh. Starting off the day was the announcements of Canonical Landscape for system monitoring and management and Ubuntu 8.04 being a Long Term Support (LTS) release.

Also: Mark Shuttleworth Stuck To Wall

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