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Linux vs BSD

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bauer-power.net: BSD family of Unix systems is based upon the source code of real Unix developed in Bell Labs, which was later purchased by the University of California - "Berkeley Software Distribution". The contemporary BSD systems stand on the source code that was released in the beginning of 1990's (Net/2 Lite and 386/BSD release).

some howtos:

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  • Why does xorg’s cpu usage shoot up when using NVidia’s driver?

  • Linux: Double your disk read performance in a single command
  • Linux find the memory used by a program / process using pmap command
  • Ubuntu: Rumint
  • Howto Install qBittorrent in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Display Linux Session Jobs
  • Fix Ubuntu 7.10 Suspend Issue on Dell M140 Laptop
  • FreeNX Server and Client Installation in Debian Etch

In search of a quality kernel

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Linux

linuxworld: Discussions of kernel quality are not a new phenomenon on linux-kernel. It is, indeed, a topic which comes up with a certain regularity, more so than with many other free software projects. The size of the kernel, the rate at which its code changes, and the wide range of environments in which the kernel runs all lead to unique challenges; add in the fact that kernel bugs can lead to catastrophic system failures and you have the material for no end of debate.

GNOME Online Desktop: Touching the Face of GOD

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earthweb.com: One of the reoccurring ideas in revisions of the desktop is to tie it more closely to the Internet. The idea was last popular in the late 1990s, when one example of it was the use of KDE's Konqueror for both web browsing and file management. Now, with the GNOME Online Desktop (GOD), the idea has been revived to reflect the rise of social networks and file sharing.

Catching up with the times: openSUSE 10.3

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paulgiannaros.blogspot: Instead of sampling one of York's many fine clubs tonight, I stayed in and finally got around to installing openSUSE 10.3. "Impressive" sums the experience up.

KDE 4 snapshot screenshots

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KDE

Sebastian Kgler: Without ado, here's a bunch of screenshots of how KDE 4.0 currently looks like. Please note that this is very recent, and not all of it is part of the just-released KDE 4.0 RC1. It's that fresh.

15 Signs that you are addicted to Linux

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Humor

foogazi.com: Here are 15 signs that you are addicted to Linux:

1. You bring a live CD with you whenever you’ll be using a computer away from your house.

2. Every time a friend or relative complains about their computer being slow due to spyware, adware and viruses, you tell them to install Linux.

Hardy recommends handling

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: It looks like a feature of package handling in Hardy is going to be a little different. This might come into play if you try to conserve disk space, or if you’re like me and you resent aptitude’s tendency to rake in all kinds of rubbish for one tiny application.

Recovering Data from Windows systems by using Linux

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port25.technet.com: We have all run into cases where Windows fails to load for one reason or another. The problem may be hardware or a software failure, and the problem may seem to be irrecoverable. Yet often Linux can be used to help recover data that otherwise might be lost.

A sidestep to openSUSE 10.3

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mandrake.tips.4.free.fr: It's been quite a while since my last SUSE Linux installation (here's my review about that), but a bit shorter since my last contact with SUSE Linux... the (Core 2 Duo 64 bit Intel GMA950 ipw3945) laptop I'm writing this on is a Novell Certified machine that I bought about a year ago preinstalled with Novell SLED (instead of MS Windows).

Red Hat 4 gets a facelift

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computerworld.com.au: Red Hat has followed up its release of release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.1 two weeks ago with an update to its older RHEL 4 line of operating systems, including kernel updates and hardware tweaks.

DesktopBSD Day 13 - Installing onto a Harddrive

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BSD

ruminations: If there is one thing I don’t fondly remember about the PC-BSD series, it is the problems I had finding a hard drive that would be accepted as ‘good enough’ by the installer. With this in mind I expected DesktopBSD to act similarly.

What’s new in PHP 5.3

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blog.felho.hu: In my previous post I mentioned that PHP 5.3 will be released in early 2008 so I think it’s just in time to talk about the features of this version. It is started by this polling (in detail, in an ordered version) on the internal list.

Wal-Mart's $199 Linux PC Back In Stock

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informationweek: Just in time for the holidays, Wal-Mart has re-stocked a Linux-based PC that sells for $199. A check of the retailer's Web site Tuesday revealed that the Everex TC2502 Green gPC -- which had temporarily been sold out -- is now listed as "In Stock."

First Release Candidate of KDE 4.0 available

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On 20th November 2007 the KDE community released the first release candidate for the new major version, KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks that the majority of the components of KDE 4.0 are now approaching release quality.

Linux defenders go after more alleged GPL offenders

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c|net blogs: The Software Freedom Law Center said that it has filed suit against two companies for allegedly violating the General Public License which covers usage of Linux and thousands of other free and open-source products.

The Trouble With BIND DNS Servers

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internetnews.com: Maybe it's too much of a good thing, or just not enough knowledge. A new survey by DNS (define)services vendor Infoblox has found that the vast majority of DNS servers today are using open source BIND DNS software.

KDE 4: Plasma drag&drop, Digikam multiple storages

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liquidat: KDE 4 will be released in the next months, and most of the developers focus on polishing. At the same time, the big 3rd party KDE applications are ported to KDE 4.

Also: KDE 4 - starting to shape up

CLI Magic: Video conversion with mencoder

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HowTos

linux.com: Mencoder is part of the MPlayer media player package. While MPlayer can play audio and video files, mencoder converts and manages multimedia files. The application has a ton of graphical user interfaces, but you can use it from the command line to produce video files in almost any format you want. Here's how.

Create Video DVDs With ManDVD

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tombuntu: ManDVD is an application for creating video DVDs from a wide variety of video formats. Using this application, you can also create eye-pleasing menus with video, audio, and chapters.

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