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Howto : Make Flash Player 9 Work In Full Screen Mode

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tuxicity.wordpress: On most distros the Stable version of Flash: 9.0.48.0 is available. To get Flash Player 9 to work in full screen mod mode you need Flash, build 9.0.64.0 , a prerelease of the next version of Flash. To get the prerelease of Flash you need to go to adobe.labs.com.

"Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks"...Why care?

Its amazing what people are willing to do for ad-dollars nowadays. Don't fall for the trick that tech journalists use!

Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks - Part3

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Infoworld blogs: It's a rite of passage. All new Linux users must face that ultimate test of courage and conviction: Fixing a broken video card configuration. One minor slip-up - selecting an unsupported resolution, choosing the wrong screen model - and Bam!

ATI 8.43.3 on openSUSE - the hard way

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CyberOrg: Much awaited ATI 8.43.3 drivers are finally available. Here is what you need to do to get them working on openSUSE 10.3. Step 1. Get all requirements:

Linux v2.6.24-rc1 "humongous"

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lkmltimes.brucalipto.org: Linus Torvalds has just released the first release candidate of the upcoming 2.6.24 Linux kernel: “This may count as one of the biggest -rc releases ever. This one is eleven megs!

Add a directory to your PATH

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/dev/loki: As it's a recurring question, here is how to add one or more directories to your PATH (on openSUSE, but applies more or less to other distributions as well). Note that I assume you're using bash as your shell.

Learn and teach geometry and algebra with GeoGebra

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linux.com: GeoGebra, a GPL-licensed teaching and learning tool that integrates geometry, algebra, and calculus, benefits both teachers and students alike. GeoGebra constructs geometrical figures and demonstrates the relationship between geometry and algebra. GeoGebra can help you create interactive demonstrations and precise images of geometric figures for inclusion in teaching and testing materials.

GIMP 2.4.0 Officially Released

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GIMP 2.4.0 is released and celebrated with a new look for gimp.org. Developers, artists and user interface designers from all over the world worked together to make GIMP more powerful and easier to use than ever.

Building a custom kernel in Freebsd

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Raiden's Realm: If you've run Freebsd for a while, you're likely by now interested in streamlining its operation a bit by building a custom kernel. While a generic kernel allows for easier portability of your install should something happen to the hardware, a custom kernel allows you greater speed by removing unnecessary configurations and options from the kernel.

short takes and left overs

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  • Quick KDE 4 Post

  • Game icons
  • How to change the Debian Menu Icon
  • The mythical (open-source) man month?
  • I Was Wrong: Microsoft Won
  • Query your processes under X with Qps
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Update and Verizon Mobile Broadband
  • NVIDIA Releases Updated 2D "NV" Driver
  • Howto: Remove the brown background color during login
  • My Opinion on OpenSUSE and Ubuntu

OLPC looks for manufacturing scale, targets deep-pocketed donors

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arstechnica: The One Laptop Per Child Foundation is now targeting deep-pocketed donors for its OLPC XO laptop. A new initiative launched by the group is actively looking for charitable foundations, not-for-profit organizations, and wealthy philanthropists to give the OLPC XO a boost.

The real reasons why Linux is “behind” Windows on the desktop.

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hackfud.net: Every day I seem to read some article on-line which has some sentiment to the effect of “Linux is behind Windows on the desktop”, or, “Is Linux ready for the desktop?” , or “Linux isn’t ready for the desktop!”. The main, number one reason;
Microsoft.

Reiser trial delayed by National TV show

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insidebayarea.com: Opening statements in the trial of computer science engineer Hans Reiser on charges he murdered his wife, Nina Reiser, have been delayed by at least a week because of concerns about potential prejudicial information in an upcoming national television show about his case.

Basic Linux Tips and Tricks, Part 3

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Linux Planet: Part 1 of this article provided the general background a reader needs to solve problems with Linux. Part 2 of this article discussed the process of solving Linux problems. In this final part of a three-part series, we'll step through a real-world example of solving a Linux problem.

My server backup solution

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FOSSwire: I'd like to share something with you today and that is the backup solution that I use on my web server. My server powers my personal website and a couple of other small sites too.

An interview with MetalMusicAddict (ubuntu studio)

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kmandla.wordpress: Ubuntu Studio is an Ubuntu derivative aimed at audio, video and graphic enthusiasts and professionals, and now offers a 7.10 release. MetalMusicAddict is among the Ubuntu Studio crew, and a leading contributor on the Ubuntu Forums.

kernel news and quotes

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  • Kernel space: Fair user scheduling for Linux

  • I Don't Care About AppArmor
  • SG Chaining Merged
  • SysRq Help
  • Not Free Enough
  • Signal To Noise
  • Linux Device Support

Another Day Another Distro – Part 4 – PCLinuxOS 2007

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Adventures In Open Source: So after my positive experience of Mandriva 2008 it was time to reluctantly pack my bags and move on. My destination this time was PCLinuxOS 2007 which is not a distribution I'd tried before. So without further ado here is what happened:

Red Hat exec: Open Source is mature, disruptive and innovative

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Craig Nielsen was one of eight speakers at the WA open source symposium earlier this month. He fills PC World Australia in on where the industry stands and where it is rapidly heading.

GIMP 2.4 preview

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Red Hat Mag: Fedora 8 test releases have a surprise for all users interested in graphics: a release candidate for the new GIMP 2.4, meaning the final version will get the stable GIMP 2.41. This is exciting news, as the previous major release, GIMP 2.2, is several years old, and a lot of new features were added in the meantime. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most visible new features.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.

FOSS Licensing (and Lack Thereof)

  • Portugal to harmonise usability of govt portals
    All of the code, information and tools are made available for reuse.
  • JRC: ‘Releasing code without a licence hinders reuse’
    Projects that publish source code without a licence weaken the reusability of their code, warns Stefano Gentile, a copyright and trademark specialist working for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Currently just 20 % of all projects published on GitHub, one of the most popular source code sharing platforms, have selected a licence for their work - down from about 60% in 2008, Gentile said, quoting numbers published in 2015 by GitHub.
  • React to React
    The Additional Grant of Patent Rights is a patent license grant that includes certain termination criteria. These termination criteria are not entirely unprecedented when you look at the history of patent license provisions in OSI-approved licenses, but they are certainly broader than the termination criteria [or the equivalent] in several familiar modern licenses (the Apache License 2.0, EPL, MPL 2.0, and GPLv3).
  • BetConstruct declares the source code for its front-end as open source
    The project is distributed under MIT license.