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Publishing calendars in Linux

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HowTos

techrepublic.com: Trying to find a cost-effective, reliable way to publish calendars using the Linux platform? Jack Wallen shows you how to do it using Firefox, an Apache module, and the Firefox Lightning plug-in.

Virus Protection With F-PROT Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install and use F-PROT Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users.

Third Release Candidate for GIMP 2.4

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gimp.org: GIMP 2.4.0-rc3 fixes most of the bugs that were reported for the earlier release candidates. Some highlights include using the new format for storing recently used files, added conversion options to the color profile conversion plug-in, and improved handling of the JPEG settings.

Dell and The Saga of Poor Linux Support

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Linux

OSWeekly: Certainly another reason to consider when buying your Ubuntu PCs from System76 over Dell, it seems to me. Having dealt with Dell 'support' in the past, it's clear. It is the over-sized anchor on an already sinking ship.

Also: Linux vs. Mac: Should I Get a Mac?

Lesser Known Applications for Linux — Getting Things Done

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richardfcrawley.wordpress: Much has been written about David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” action and time management system (GTD). Many websites have come into existence to help people organize their lives, projects, and time around GTD methodology. This installment of Lesser Known Applications for Linux provides approaches to getting things done.

Suspend and Resume with ACPI

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kernelTRAP: "It took me quite a while to realize the real root cause of the VAIO - and probably many other machines - suspend/resume regressions, which were unearthed by the dyntick / clockevents patches," Thomas Gleixner explained regarding two patches for fixing suspend issues that Andrew Morton experienced with his VAIO laptop.

Also: Read-only Bind Mounts

KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd September 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: A security fix developed for KDM, covering KDE 3.3.0 to 3.5.7. A KioBrowser data engine, HDD monitor applet, and general layout work in Plasma. More refinements in Parley (formerly KVocTrain).

"What is open source?"

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OSS

useopensource.blogspot: I was on the Novell campus a few weeks ago attending the Utah Open Source Conference. One of the days I went to the Novell cafeteria for lunch. While I was filling my plate with food, a young man next to me asked, "So do you work here?". I replied with "No, I'm here attending the open source conference." A few seconds later I was hit with a question that I was not prepared to answer.

Also: The Big List of Open Source Applications

Linux and open source software pay off for PayPal

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Linux

techworld: When Scott Thompson left Visa to take the CTO role at PayPal in 2005, the Web company's data centre surprised him. "Wait a minute," he recalls saying, "they run a payment system on Linux?"

Anthony Doesburg: Open source opens doors

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OSS

nzherald: For someone whose job suddenly disappeared on him, Auckland software developer Vik Olliver is on a high. Apart from his employment misfortune, good things have been happening to Olliver, a stalwart of the open source software community in New Zealand.

Awn Hover effects

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thelinuxmovement.blogspot: Awn has lots of cool new hover effects being created so I will demonstrate them all here including the cpu monitor applet.

Remove Root from PCLinuxOS Login Screen

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linux-blog.org: Just a quick tip on how to remove the root user from the PCLinuxOS login screen. This should work for most if not all KDE based distributions.

Fedora 8 with NetworkManager 0.7 and KDE 4 development/runtime environment

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liquidat: The Fedora development branch got a set of new packages: NetworkManager was updated to a development snapshot of version 0.7, and KDE 4 base packages found their way into the repository.

George Lucas Talks More 'Star Wars' TV

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SciFi

cinematical.com: In a two-part interview with TV Guide, George Lucas talked some more about those two Star Wars TV series he currently has in the works.

Compiz Translation Status and KIWI-LTSP News

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CyberOrg: A dedicated teams of translators have been steadily getting all the compiz tools translated in their languages, recently Portuguese became the first team to complete 100% translation.

Negroponte to announce "Give one, get one" OLPC promotion

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tech.blorge.com: Nicholas Negroponte has publicly expressed his disappointment at the lack of orders for his low-cost computer for poor children. The situation has become so dire that Negroponte will announce a "Give one, get one" promotion in the US and Canada.

Compiz in Ubuntu Update

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realistanew.com: We’ve fixed the Intel driver so compiz+video works there unless you have a 965 (x3000 or x3100). If you have one of those compiz will refuse to start now. That is actually how we are dealing with most of the driver and/or hardware problems right now. We’re just blacklisting cards that have been known to have problems.

SG Chaining Performance

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Jens Axboe detailed the changes in his linux-2.6-block.git tree that he plans to merge into the upcoming 2.6.24 kernel. Among the changes where the necessary updates to enable SG chaining which is used for large IO commands, "the goal of sg chaining is to allow support for very large sgtables, without requiring that they be allocated from one contigious piece of memory."

Also: Memset versus Memzero

MEPIS 7.0 Beta5: Improvements and OpenOffice 2.3

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren Woodford has decided to release a 5th Beta of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The big change that resulted in another Beta release is the availability of OpenOffice 2.3.

Unreal Tournament 3 CE Details

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Gaming

linuxgamers: GameStop has posted the rundown of bonus content that'll be in the Unreal Tournament 3 Collector's Edition for $59.99 US ($10 more than the base package):

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