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Inheriting from Debian

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Linux

the-gay-bar.com: When you work with a distribution you will see its warts and every distro has some if not many. Many new distributions are based on Debian or nowadays sometimes Ubuntu. But The more I personally work with Debian and Debian based distributions the clearer I see the big warts.

X Server 1.6.0 Has Been Released

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Software

phoronix.com: It's arriving about two months later than originally scheduled (and didn't arrive in 2008 like Intel wanted), but X Server 1.6 has been officially released this afternoon and it wasn't 212 days late like the infamous X Server 1.4.1 release.

Mandriva : Tracking Mandriva features and specs progress

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: Today I take a look at 2009 Spring specifications implementation progress report and it was .. clearly outdated. If you read it you may feel very bad for the quality of the upcoming 2009.1 Spring release as we are only 2 month away from its release.

ZaReason: An Amazing Attack of Linux Cluefulness

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Genuine cluefulness in any business is a rare pleasure, and that is why I like ZaReason so much. ZaReason sells Linux boxes: desktop, server, netbook, and pretty much whatever you want. Another priceless bit of cluefulness is the Valerie Aurora Webcam mod option.

Media player targets embedded Linux devices

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Embedded development firm NthCode announced a media player for IP-ready DVD players, TVs, and other Linux-based devices. NthCode Player automatically connects to home networks, and then catalogs all available media, offering WebKit browser access to media, plus feeds from BitTorrent and RSS.

The Future of Linux File Systems and Volume Managers

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Linux

hydrasystemsllc.com: I enjoy working with data storage technologies and especially enjoy topics on file systems/volume managers. It is my personal opinion that both UNIX and GNU/Linux are more well equipped to cater to enterprise market although I am still concerned for the future of GNU/Linux with regards to one specific area and that is storage management.

Why are so many windows stiff?

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OS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: It was said that windows are one's eyes to the world. And for so many years in my computing growth, I was convinced that there was only one way to look at the world. Then I discovered Linux.

Fedora 10 regains Linux fans

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: In 2007, Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux distribution, hit an all-time low. Two years later though, Paul Frields, Fedora project leader, declares that there has been "a major up-tick in Fedora involvement over the last 6 months.

Also: Red Hat Fedora Linux 10 nears 1 million user mark

The Windows-versus-Linux server face-off

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OS

infoworld.com: Linux certainly has established itself as a prominent server OS these days, pushing Unix into the background. But the open source OS shares the stage with commercial software giant Microsoft, which remains a dominant player with Windows Server.

Carmack: Quake Live on Mac, Linux 'high on my priority list'

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Gaming

joystiq.com: Don't worry Mac and Linux gamers: Though the public beta of Quake Live that opened its doors yesterday only supports Windows, id Software's John Carmack tells Joystiq that "it's pretty high on my priority list to have the Mac and Linux support."

Eye Candy: Pimping the Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu

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Software

laptoplogic.com: There seems to be two different types of users: those who love eye candy, and those detest it. This article is for those who love to see the glitter, glamour, and special effects and want to pimp their Gnome desktop.

Open source doesn't make software safer

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OSS

techradar.com: There is this ludicrous paradigm among the technorati that just because a piece of software is developed collaboratively and by enthusiasts with source code shared freely on the web, that automatically makes it more secure and less buggy.

NVIDIA 180.35 Driver Update Brings Changes

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Software

phoronix.com: It was just two weeks ago that the NVIDIA 180.29 driver was released for Linux and we talked about how NVIDIA had kept pushing out many updates in a short period of time. Well, they didn't stop with the 180.29 release. Available since last night is now the NVIDIA 180.35.

Ballmer: Linux Bigger Competitor than Apple

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Linux

osnews.com: Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.

Gentoo: Yearly Releases - help or hurt Gentoo?

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Gentoo

blog.jolexa.net: I have been thinking for awhile now and can’t convince myself of an answer. Does the lack of yearly releases help or hurt Gentoo?

Review: Mepis 8.0

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I AM a little conflicted about Mepis. There is much to like about version 8.0, released recently to coincide with the launch of its parent distribution, Debian 5.0 'Lenny'.

Linux forensics - Part 1: Helix

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dedoimedo.com: In this article, we will introduce and review Helix, a vastly powerful Linux forensics distribution. Helix is a live Linux CD carefully tailored for incident response, system investigation and analysis, data recovery, and security auditing.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE 4.2 on Gentoo

  • Comux 001001
  • My friends will kill me
  • Logitech MX1000 Laser Mouse Ubuntu 8.10
  • screencast of open web video in firefox 3.1
  • Red Hat VP explains software patent threat at Linux Expo
  • List of Free Software non-profits
  • Ubuntu 9.04's New Login Screen and other features
  • How To Lean Towards Free & Open
  • The Falcon Programming Language: a brief tutorial
  • Hawking Open Source in Tough Times
  • DNSSEC: Forgetting The User, Again.
  • Book Review: Using Drupal
  • Strange Bedfellows: Citrix, (Free) Xen & Microsoft
  • OpenOffice's new location for developer builds
  • Ubuntu Jaunty - Codec Helper is more helpful
  • Fictional Air Combat 0.1.3
  • 5 Reasons Why I Bought a Kindle 2
  • Labour disingenously adopts Tory position on open source software
  • Sorry, socialists: Open source is a capitalist's game
  • Acquia, Alfresco Partner With Optaros for First Drupal CMIS Interface
  • Mozilla Developer News 2/24

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Gentoo Linux - Part 1 - SSH

  • High perfomance Xen virtualization on Ubuntu server
  • Fix For Grub Problem After Fedora Update
  • How to add your own Nameservers to Arch Linux when using dhcp
  • lenny-backports
  • Disable GNOME Automounting
  • Gimp Tip: Document History Dialog
  • Ubuntu Linux: The Easy Installation Guide
  • Enabling Web Video Playback in Fedora 10
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A look at Lutris – Open Gaming Platform for GNU/Linux

Lutris is quite the handy application I’ve discovered, that helps with organization and installation of games on GNU/Linux, even if they come from multiple sources. One of the project's goals is to support any game that runs on Linux regardless of whether it runs natively, through Wine, or other means. The main appeal of Lutris is that it provides an interface to manage all games installed on the machine regardless of source. While it is necessary to integrate the games in the application first, doing so is not super complicated. You may add local games right away by selecting them from the local system or visit the Lutris website to add games this way. Lutris simplifies nearly everything. Users can visit the list of support games on the Lutris website, choose to download and install the game (Note: If its a game that must be bought, you must own it first.) The website lists supported games and where you can acquire or download them. You can use filters on the site to display only free games, games of a genre, or use the built-in search to find games of interest quickly using it. Read more