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Hans Reiser's 'Mental State' Created by Police

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blog.wired.com: If Hans Reiser's behavior seemed suspicious following his wife's disappearance, thank the Oakland Police Department. That's what the 44-year-old defendant's defense attorney, William DuBois, said Wednesday at his client's murder trial here.

Virtualization Made Easy In Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

phoronix: One of the features that was introduced a year ago into Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" was support for KVM. KVM -- even back to its infancy -- has been quite fast at virtualization when compared to Xen or kqemu. However, the KVM virtualization support found in Ubuntu hasn't been the most user-friendly. However, in Ubuntu 8.04 this has all changed.

Open Movie Editor - Surprisingly Robust

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Software

Despite some commentators deploring the state of Linux video editing tools, I continue to believe that somewhere out there is a non-linear editing program that is feature rich, intuitive and stable for the Linux platform. Yesterday, I decided to give Open Movie Editor a chance.

Daniel Robbins Nominated for Gentoo Trustee ...or not

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org (Daniel Robbins): It looks like someone nominated me for the upcoming Gentoo trustee election. Before I know how to reply to this nomination, I need to know if it is even valid.

First look at Ulteo Desktop

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Linux

linux.com: Using VNC to remotely access your desktop, applications, and documents sounds like a great solution when you are out and about, but it has a few significant drawbacks: you have to leave your machine turned on, the VNC protocol is not secure, and often you need a dedicated VNC client to access your desktop. Ulteo, the company started by Gaël Duval of Mandriva fame, is set to offer an alternative solution.

GIMP 2.4.4 Release Announced

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.4 is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series. Some include a fixed typo in stock icon name, removed duplicate entry from Tango palette, and fixed potential crash on missing CMYK color profile.

Your First Steps with Linux

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Linux

terminally-incoherent: Over the years I think I helped to influence few people here and there to actually start experimenting with linux. Here are the few tips I usually pass down to the newbies. I figured that I might as well record them here and just point people to this post from now on.

Ubuntu Ultimate 1.6: A Feature Rich Newbies friendly Desktop Linux distro

linuxondesktop.blogspot: Ubuntu is undoubtedly one of the most popular Linux distributions , it is popular with geeks as well as Linux newbies and even big computer cos like Dell are shipping their laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled . However Ubuntu usually comes with pretty limited number of applications and codecs. Ubuntu Ultimate 1.6 plays a role to resolve this issue.

Interview With Mandriva CEO, François Bancilhon

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Interviews
MDV

linuxjournal.com: Linux Journal recently caught up with Mandriva CEO, François Bancilhon, to find out more about a recently announced partnership between Mandriva of France and Turbolinux of Japan.

Fires ravage South African One Laptop project

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OLPC

tectonic.co.za: The South African arm of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has suffered a setback following the past weekend’s devastating fires in the Western Cape.

Distrowar: Fluxbuntu vs. MiniMe

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Linux

junauza.blogspot.com: Fluxbuntu and MiniMe are ultra-lightweight versions of two equally popular Linux distributions namely Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS. Fluxbuntu kept it light by utilizing a Fluxbox window manager as well as other unhefty pre-installed applications. Meanwhile, MiniMe uses a KDE desktop but with minimum out-of-the-box software packages.

Asus Eee PC: Why is it SO Hot?

datamation: If you want to see the future of the portable PC, forget about the MacBook Air. Forget, too, about deluxe supertanker laptops like the HP Pavilion HDX, which fetches $1,999. No, to see where the portable computer industry is headed, take a look at the humble Asus Eee PC. All this enthusiasm raises the natural question: Why?

Also: Asus Brings EeePC and Linux to TVs, Desktop, and All-in-One

The Linux kernel: now and then

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Linux

itwire.com: When Linus Torvalds was writing his kernel way back in the 1990s, he was working in a small bedroom in an average house in Finland and using hardware that wasn't exactly top of the range.

GIMP Animation Package 2.4.0 Released

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GIMP

GAP, the GIMP Animation Package, is a collection of plug-ins to extend GIMP with capabilities to edit and create animations. Version 2.4.0 of the GIMP Animation Package is now available. This is a bug-fix release that makes GAP usable with GIMP 2.4.x releases.

Review: SimplyMepis 7.0

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Linux

raiden.net: SimplyMepis, or just Mepis for short, is a distribution built around an idea of being as simple for a new user as possible. I've heard a lot of talk about Mepis lately, yet I've never really tried it before. But given that I've heard so many glowing comments and reviews about it, I thought to take it for a spin myself and see what all the hype and fuss was about.

The future of Linux: what it means for Wikipedia

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Linux

apcmag.com: With 2,000 lines of code being added every single day, any lingering suggestion that Linux might suffer from a lack of support is clearly insane. But what lessons can the open-source OS teach its somewhat younger encyclopaedic cousin, Wikipedia?

French police deal blow to Microsoft

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Ubuntu

afp.google.com: The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft for the free Linux operating system, becoming one of the biggest administrations in the world to make the break.

First look: CrunchBang - A faster Ubuntu

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Linux

softpedia.com: Everybody knows Ubuntu, right? And I bet that some of you heard about Openbox, the standards compliant, fast, lightweight, extensible window manager (similar to Fluxbox). Well, CrunchBang is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and powered by Openbox!

today's leftovers

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News
  • dillo: a super fast web browser

  • OLPC, by Jim Gettys
  • Put your program in, Pull your program out. That's what it's all about.
  • Progress drives Linux, greed drives Windows Vista
  • A practical guide to Ubuntu Linux
  • Why don't corporates love Debian?
  • Linux an inspiration for new ideas: expert
  • Ubuntu Help: Reporting bugs using Launchpad
  • What do Torvalds, Gates and Jobs Have In Common?
  • Epson Stylus C92 on Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10)
  • Delete Emacs backup files
  • "Real-time" Linux tools ported to Ubuntu
  • Mother-in-law on Linux? Yep.

Core Driver Patches in the 2.6.25 Merge Window

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Prefacing a series of 196 patches, Greg KH noted, "due to the low level nature of these patches, and because they touch so many different parts of the kernel, a number of the subsystem maintainers have asked me to get them in first to make merging other trees easier."

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