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Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Gains Two New Virtualization Solutions

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InfoWorld: The Linux 2.6.21 kernel then improved on the support for paravirtualization with the full featured addition of Virtual Machine Interface (VMI). Now, if that weren't enough, the upcoming 2.6.23 kernel release will feature two new virtualization frameworks.

A New Plasma Clock

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KDE

Riccardo Iaconelli: The new clock I made is more modern and fresh, and it’s digital. It’s made to look like the big informations that you can find in the train stations, the ones who flip down to change what is written on them.

E17 as a Desktop — don’t try this at home!

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polishlinux: E17 is a still being developed version of a graphical environment called Enlightenment. E17 has been developed for a long time already. Stable release of the environment is not planned anytime soon, but this of course isn’t a problem for us to have a glance at what Enlightenment has to offer at the moment.

ingimp: improving the usability of the GIMP

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DPotD: ingimp is an instrumented version of the GNU Image Manipulation Program that collects real-time usability data, such as the commands used, the size of images worked on, and so on. This usability data is automatically transmitted to ingimp for anyone to download and analyze.

Ubuntu Experiment

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helpmerick.com: I decided that in order to really test out Ubuntu Linux (which I have been glowing about for the past few months), I will use the machine as my sole computer for the next two weeks. I'm going to leave my Windows machine cold turkey and rely soley on my laptop running Ubuntu. I will access files, as needed, on my Windows' machine, but only via my network through Ubuntu.

How package management changed everything

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Ian Murdock: What’s the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry? Package management—or, more specifically, the ability to install and upgrade software over the network in a seamlessly integrated fashion.

Software manager in OpenSuse 10.3

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liquidat: The software management for OpenSuse 10.3 is in heavy development. Compared to 10.2 zmd was dropped, leaving yast and zypper. Both work now basically.

Making linux hard

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internetsnews: Linux is not hard to use. Really. It's different to an extent. But not "hard" in the sense of not being user friendly.

Linux kernel 2.6.23 to have stable userspace driver API

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/home/liquidat: Linus Torvalds included patches into the mainline tree which implement a stable userspace driver API into the Linux kernel.

Music to your ears

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FOSSwire: As long as we have music, there will always be many players to support it. Linux is no exception, and today we’re going to look at some of the top contenders for both GNOME and KDE. Some music players may be grouped together due to their similarities.

Nokia N800 gains a Mozilla-based browser

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linuxdevices: A Mozilla-based web browser is available for Nokia's Linux-based N800 Internet tablet. The "MicroB" browser was released last night, by the Nokia-sponsored Maemo community that maintains open source software stacks for Nokia's tablets.

Gip - IP calculator for GNOME desktop environment

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ubuntugeek.com: Gip is an IP address calculator that integrates well with the GNOME desktop environment. Gip provides system administrators with tools for IP address based calculations.

ET: Quake Wars First Impressions

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paul cutler: I stopped by my buddy’s place last night and put my ET: Quake Wars beta key to use on one of his Windows boxes. After downloading the client, I hopped in to a random ET:QW running about 8 on 8.

Install Parallels Workstation on Fedora 7 - Kernel 2.6.21-1.3194

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typos: Parallels Workstation from Parallels is a Virtual Machine Management software that takes advantage of the latest Intel Virualization Technology. It allows you to run various Operating Systems inside another operating system as guests.

SuperTuxKart 0.3.0

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freegamer: Well let's start with the fact that despite the complete lack of any announcement whatsoever and no update to the website, SuperTuxKart 0.3.0 is available for download and has been since the 5th July.

Also: ET: Quake Wars Dealyed, Once More

Grandmom’s guide to Linux/Ubuntu: Watching b**tleg movies

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bloggernews.net: So now I have a collection: My US DVD’s, my VCD that need an Asian codec to run, and your computer will only let you play one country. I also have a few downloaded films from Google or other libraries. My grandson told me the way to get around this.

Free Guitar Hero clone really rocks

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thestar.com: Music fans and video gamers alike can rock out – for free – with a clever Guitar Hero clone downloadable for your Windows, Mac or Linux-based PC.

Many Linux users work with multiple OS platforms, survey finds

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linux.com: I recently received a new MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.4 from our corporate headquarters. The choice of platform was deliberate, driven by professional requirements for applications not available on Linux. To see how others felt, I asked a local LUG mailing list:

Linux phone goes on sale

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the inquirer: TWO VERSIONS of a truly open Linux mobile phone, the Neo, have gone on web sale in the US, made by FIC of Taiwan.

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Games for GNU/Linux

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