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T61, Suspend, and You

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HowTos

movingparts.net: The T61 is a heck of a nice little machine. Fast, smooth, quiet, and the works. However, there are a few things that have proven to be not so nice: most notably that which is absolutely necessary in a laptop: suspend and resume.

Boiling Water : Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

grumpy bunny: One of the basic problems facing Linux conversions these days is the person who says something to the effect of "I've used Windows Xp for the past 4 years and I've never had any problem with it."

Do you Ubuntu? I do!

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Ubuntu

varna.wordpress: It is precisely when I have a lot of work to do, that I find other things to do. Last week was one of those times. I’ve always wanted to use a Linux distro without getting rid of a prior working version of Windows XP. I have now succeeded.

cowsay: a configurable talking and thinking cow

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DPotD: Cowsay is a useless but very fun text filter written in Perl. If you send some text into cowsay, you get an ASCII cow saying your text.

Ubuntu Linux - So Close to the Masses but Massively Far

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mikehmayer.com: Ubuntu Linux is one of the best open source solutions that the world has ever seen. It is a free and powerful operating system that includes, by default, most of the tools that people need on a daily basis to get work done on a computer. What tools it lacks have free and open source alternatives that, in many of cases, can do equivalent or better work.

Cairo-Dock

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Software

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: Another cool dock, cairo-dock. I used it when it first came out and it has made a ton of progress. So here is a little video to show it off.

A Letter to GNOME Foundation

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: It appears that the Gnome Foundation is participating in ECMA TC 451 regarding resolving comments and contradictions for DIS 29500. Given the technical shortcomings in the specification and the disregard for process that the backers of DIS 29500 have displayed during the process, Gnome’s participation in this activity is to the detriment of interoperability among office suits.

Fluxbuntu 7.10 RC on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress.com: I’m prejudiced. I admit it in the first sentence. Ubuntu was the origin of my Linux history, and I’m still partial to it. I approach Fluxbuntu with a mix of hope and over-familiarity, and that might shine through because I really, really like it.

My Favorite (Open-Source) Things: MPlayer

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Software

Serdar Yegulalp: Since this blog does get filed under the category Open Source, I thought I'd take time out here and there to talk about some of my favorite open-source applications, not just Linux (or OSes in general). I'll start with an app that has breathed unexpected new life into some of my DVDs: MPlayer.

Linux Mint 4.0 Screenshots

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Linux

review linux: Linux Mint 4.0 Beta 021 was released on October 26 2007. Like their tagline; slogan; campaign speech says, Linux Mint is really an "elegant" distribution. I had no issues at all installing Linux Mint 4 Beta on my innotek VirtualBox.

Memory Management Improvements

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kernelTRAP: A recent report on the lkml suggested improved IO/writeback performance in the recently released 2.6.24-rc1 kernel compared to the earlier 2.6.19.2 and 2.6.22.6 kernels. Credit was given to some patches by Peter Zijlstra. Ingo Molnar replied, "wow, really nice results! "

Lancelot revealed

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KDE

Ivan Čukić: Well, not exactly, but now you can get the general idea, and you can see what it will look like. This is an actual screenshot, not a mock up. Extender Button is the base of the no-click concept interface.

Shuttleworth at FOSSCamp: collaboration brings "brilliant flashes of innovation"

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arstechnica: Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth kicked off FOSSCamp this morning with some introductory remarks. The goal of FOSSCamp, he says, is to get those involved with open source projects together to collaborate and share ideas.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quickzi: Get rid of the Ubuntu splash screen during boot

  • How to pimp out your Ubuntu desktop
  • compiz fusion with ati radeon x800 gto on ubuntu gusty

Howto: Shut down Linux from the Openbox right-click menu

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kmandla.wordpress: This is kind of a weird problem with a lot of different solutions. Usually it’s a trick to shut down the computer from the right-click menu in Openbox if you’re using a privileged user account, not a root account. There are a couple of ways around that.

Why Windows Selling better than Linux does not bother me

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zerias.blogspot: Recently there has been an article floating around touting that Windows is selling better than Linux. Now, there are a multitude of ways to discredit an article these days. The fact is, the majority of Linux's growth as an operating system has come at the hands of grass roots activists.

Asus Eee PC: When the price is as small as the wireless laptop

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Hardware

Telegraph: A couple of weeks ago, we featured the Sony Vaio TZ21 range of ultra-portable notebooks. But what about those people who already have a desktop computer, or perhaps a chunky but reliable laptop that works perfectly well at home but causes hernias and sciatica when it's taken on the road?

The Beauty Of Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

phoronix: This past weekend my uncle had computer problems again, yes the one that was ripped off by the geek squad before. He knew I was in town just for a party and going back. He did not want to tell me that his computer was messed up again but I knew it after looking at his face. I said I would stop by and fix it.

Ubuntu 7.10 Clean Install First Impressions

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Ubuntu

Having recently encountered problems upgrading from Ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10 I decided to do a clean install. I opted to install the AMD 64 bit version of Ubuntu.

today's leftovers

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News
  • DisplayConfig-GTK Saves The Day

  • New Display Tool Coming In Fedora 9
  • Spinning Down Hard Drives in OpenSuse 10.3
  • Red Hat coder moving to Mozilla
  • Current state of Ubuntu switch over
  • Open source Halloween: what scares you most?
  • powertop helps to save 40% of power consumption
  • Ubuntu Tricks today
  • How to remove old kernel images
  • New York Times opens up code
  • Mozilla: We don't need your stinkin' money
  • Ubuntu Presentation at Columbia Teacher’s College
  • Quickzi: How to determine file types on Linux
  • Corporate open source advice
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Ubuntu and elementary

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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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