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today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu 9.04's blazing boot times

  • What happens with KDE with Qt license shift?
  • Netbooks Head for the $200 Range: Good News for Open Source
  • Switching
  • Netbook adventures
  • The enterprise value of modifying open source
  • Sizing, configuration, and the Unix reseller hurdle
  • Is There A Linux Equivalent To Microsoft Exchange?
  • Plasmoid prognostication
  • 6 tips how to make your Virtualization better
  • Tip of the Day: Use lm-sensors to Monitor Your Hardware
  • Bringing Open Source Software to Trading Desks
  • Bringing Up Open Source, Part 1: Enterprise Edition
  • Installed OpenSuse 11.1 over Mandriva 2009
  • The end of my love affair with Apple?
  • Fixing MBR after Ubuntu overwrites
  • Installing Ubuntu EEE with Compiz on the EEE PC
  • Forcing Upgrades: Not Just Open Source
  • Watch a command
  • Famous Sed One-Liners Explained, Part III
  • Woman blames Ubuntu for missing online classes
  • Making KDE's Konqueror Obey You

i will not drink the PulseAudio koolaide

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Software

aseigo.blogspot: When I started using Phonon everything Just Worked(tm). I upgraded my operating system and was "blessed" with PulseAudio. Now nothing Just Works(tm).

Ok Lenny, so maybe it’s not over

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Linux

fullmetalgerbil.com: So, after leaving Debian Lenny I slutted around with a number of distributions (PCLinuxOs, Zenwalk, Vector Linux, Open SUSE, Mandriva, Fedora, and even gave my old ex Ubuntu a booty call), however for one reason or another all of them were suboptimal compared to Debian.

Fact Vs. Friction: Picking The Right Open-Source Office Suite

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Software

bmighty.com: Over the past several months, a war of words has erupted over the future of OpenOffice.org. Let's focus on what most small-business users really care about: Picking the right software suite to maximize their productivity, control costs, and manage risk. In particular, let's look at five closely related business productivity suites:

Why Linux will crush Windows 7

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Linux
Microsoft
  • Why Linux will crush Windows 7

  • How windows anti Linux strategy will backfire in 2009
  • Windows 7, Meet Fedora 10; Play Nice
  • Windows to Ubuntu and back to Windows

Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com.au: Mozilla said Tuesday that it will delay the third beta of Firefox 3.1, citing a "large number" of remaining bugs as the reason for the slip.

Ricardo "Khan" Montalban dies at 88

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Obits

latimes.com: Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on ABC's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.

Why we need Edubuntu to succeed

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Ubuntu

laserjock.wordpress: I say that is that Ubuntu and Linux/FLOSS in general needs advocates on behalf of students, educators, and the next wave of technolgy users. People generally tend to stick with the OS they first learn so one of the best ways to make Linux maintstream is to get it into schools.

Increase openSUSE Speed & Performance

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SUSE
HowTos

vavai.net: This post is based on true story Smile. It’s my experience and I’ve applied it. I get a faster and nicer openSUSE after applying these tips.

KDE: Linux Format's Free Software Project of the Year

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Linux Format recognizes stand out projects and members of the Free software world with their Reader Awards. In recognition of the path KDE took in 2008 from the initial 4.0 release through to our current effort, the readers voted overwhelming for KDE as the Free Software Project of the Year.

"BeagleBot" cruises on Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: A Linux-powered robot project has won the first monthly design contest sponsored by "BeagleBoard.org," a group promoting a low-cost, Linux-friendly single board computer.

A Collection of Tips and Tricks for XChat, Part 1

XChat is a GTK client for IRC, available on both Linux and Windows. It is one of the most popular and feature-rich IRC clients on the Linux platform, together with Konversation and KVirc. Of course, there are very good clients like Irssi too, but I'm talking only about graphical clients here. In this article however I will list some of the tips and tricks I consider most popular and useful for the IRC user, leaving all that scripting behind.

Freedom Walk: A walk to claim, ensure and preserve freedom

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OSS

fsf.org: A team of four people decided to take the fundamental principle of the freedom behind free software and take this message of freedom to the masses in Kerala. For doing this they decided to follow the Gandhian concept of walking, and walk they did.

How to Create a Profitable Desktop Business for Linux

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: I've been involved in Linux since the early 1990's, worked at one of the mainline Linux distros some years ago and have been an Open Source author of two projects. Over the years, the Linux environment has made great functional progress, yet mainline Linux vendors have struggled continuously to create a profitable desktop business around it.

Freeciv

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Gaming

meandubuntu.wordpress: The other day I was looking for a game and Freeciv caught my eye. Freeciv is easy to install, quick to get started, and has deep gameplay. As I played the game, I was having fun and seeing where strategy could start be developed.

7 reasons why Windows 7 will not wreck Ubuntu

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: One of our competitors has a review of the Windows 7 beta which claims that desktop Linux is doomed — doomed! Not exactly. Not even approximately.

The beauty of AUR

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: One of the shining stars of Linux is Arch Linux, and one of the crowning points of Arch Linux is the AUR. After you use it you can’t help but marvel at the obvious common-sense of it.

New Volume Control Interface For GNOME

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Software

phoronix.com: One of the items being worked on by Red Hat for Fedora 11 is making the GNOME volume control and sound preferences area more intuitive and easier to use.

Windows 7 is enough to kill Linux on the desktop

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Linux
Microsoft

theinquirer.net: FOR THE PAST three years I have been a Linux fan-boy using Ubuntu most of the time. I decided to play with the new Windows 7 beta. It was pretty good and, if I am right, could result in the move away from Voleware to Linux and OSX being stopped in in its tracks.

The "just works" crowd

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the things I've been seeing more and more as of late is an attitude of "I just want it to work". Oddly, it's not a new attitude, but as we expand out into new markets, and go after new groups of users, we're starting to encounter people like this more and more.

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