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odds & ends

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News
  • openSUSE 11.1: Updates via PackageKit and PolicyKit

  • WUBI - Windows Ubuntu Installer - Tutorial
  • Ask Linux.com: NAS, Find, Squid, and EFS
  • Linux And Martial Arts Humor - Linus Torvalds Vs. Chuck Norris
  • FLOSS Weekly 47: Mifos
  • Open source & Linux
  • File downloads over the command line via CURL
  • Freedom at your disposal
  • How To Buy A Laptop
  • Screencapture made easy with GScrot
  • Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 1 Available
  • OpenSolaris 2008.11 RC2 Released

October 2008: Firefox, Opera gain & IE, Safari, Chrome drop

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Software

arstechnica.com: Chrome amassed a higher market share than Opera in its first month, stealing market share from the speedy browser, as well as IE and Firefox. Only Safari gained as well. This month, things have flipped around completely, except for Microsoft.

The best laid plans, No. 73

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: I was going to spend some time tonight writing a big warm and fuzzy blog post about looking forward to Fedora 10 and all the good times ahead. That would have been awesome.

GIMP 2.6.3 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.6.3 is another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Fixes include Plugin Map Color Range disappears from GIMP, zoom-focus better, and document history crash.

Ubuntu’d

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Ubuntu
  • Asus Eee, Ubuntu’d

  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Sighting Inside Elastic Server
  • Review: Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' – Missed the mark?
  • My New Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Installation
  • Asus Says Windows and Linux Eee PCs Getting the Same Return Rate?

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE Video Cast Episode 2, Nov 22nd

  • WINE 1.1.9 Brings Improved Memory Performance
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor, Part 3
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor, Part 4
  • Musical Geek Friday #15: Kill -9
  • IBM buys code-converter firm in Linux move
  • Belgium.be using Drupal
  • Mind Maps: The Fedora Project
  • The Daemon, the GNU, and the Penguin
  • Extended Linux support from Red Hat
  • Ubuntu Linux Install Week at AIS Picture Gallery
  • Metrics of open source success
  • Create Read View Edit Word Document on Ubuntu
  • OpenSUSE 11
  • Public Open Source Companies: Much Ado About Nothing?
  • Five reasons Sun won't be acquired
  • The tanking economy and OSS
  • Damn you Gentoo Devs!
  • The Software Freedomometer

Ten Reasons To Get Fired Up Over Fedora 10

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Linux

redhat.com: Over the next week we plan to post a series of blogs that explore ten examples from around our community, of people making a difference to free software through their work in Fedora.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Gitting going with git: creating your first repository

  • python: writing binary file
  • make your BIOS love security
  • How the Linux Kernel Manages Virtual Memory
  • USB Hard drive spindown fix on Linux
  • An Executive Guide to Open Source
  • Parallels Desktop 4: Installing Parallels Tools with Ubuntu as Guest
  • A graphical way to MySQL mastery
  • Problem installing PECL PHP extensions while /tmp is secured
  • Customizing Firefox for Netbooks

The Gentoo Council

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Gentoo

blog.cardoe.com: The Gentoo Council is a group of elected Gentoo Developers that are elected on a yearly basis by the developer body as a whole for the purpose of deciding on global issues and policies which affect the Gentoo Linux Distro as a whole or part.

Interview With Dries Buytaert

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Interviews
Drupal

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Dries. In specific, we talk about: Building specialized commercial support for open source technology, Making cloud computing more viable for widespread use, and The relationship between Drupal and Linux distros.

Linux Should Copy Amiga

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OS

linuxtoday.com: Mark Shuttleworth made headlines not too long ago when he called for the Linux desktop to surpass Mac OS X in both beauty and functionality. I'm not much of an Apple fan-- I don't care for the Apple desktop. I think there is a better model to aspire to, and that is the AmigaOS.

Tactical Linux computer muscles up

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announced a more powerful version of its rugged tactical mission computer. The Parvus DuraCor 810-Duo runs Linux on a 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and targets "high reliability" military and homeland defense applications.

Reliable Linux netbooks for Black Friday

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld: Before charging out the door to buy one, though you need to think this through. You don't want to just rush out there and grab the first cheap machine you see. For example, if your ring size is '11,' than a 7" display netbook isn't going to be for you at any price.

Red Hat Fedora Claims It's the Leader in Linux

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Linux

internetnews.com: Counting Linux users is no easy task since there is typically no requirement for users to register their installations. Yet on the eve of its next major release, the distro produces new figures showing that it's ahead of rivals in total users.

YaST Mascot Winner Chosen! Say Hello to Yastie!

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE Project and YaST team are happy to announce the winner of the YaST Mascot Contest. After extensive deliberation, the judges have chosen the Aardvark concept, submitted by Klára Cihlářová.

Backtrack Linux on a Thumbdrive: Can Security Testing Get Any Easier?

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: I have dealt with a lot of Linux distros since I first learned the power of my newfound penguin friend. He was free unlike a Microsoft or Apple product, had thousands of available programs (also free), and looked damn classy while he was in control of my computer.

The telepathic desktop: apps are out, people are in

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Software

siltala.net: This article is a humble opinion piece of a GNOME user who wishes to stop using communication software and just be in touch with people. I want to write mail to, chat with, talk to, and have video conferences with real people without worrying about applications and technology.

Linux is a kernel, Now STFU

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Ok. How many times did it happen to you that whenever you say “Linux” referring to Linux Distro or Linux as an OS in general, some righteous-grammar nazi pops out of nowhere only to correct you by pointing out the obvious and the annoying fact that “Linux is actually a kernel?”

SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried

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Linux

linux.com: Nowadays, everyone uses Ubuntu, most people have used Fedora, and many folks have tried openSUSE. SimplyMEPIS ... not so many. That's a shame, because this relatively obscure Debian-based desktop distribution from Morgantown, WV, is an outstanding desktop operating system. With SimplyMEPIS 8 at beta 5 and closing in on release, I tested the distribution and found it to be a keeper.

PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008 (Issue 27) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Player Roundup 5, PCLOSonUSB, and Brighten the Puter.

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Games Leftovers

Linux and Linux Foundation

  • V3D DRM Driver Steps Towards Mainline Kernel, Renamed From VC5
    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
  • Azure Sphere Makes Microsoft an Arm Linux Player for IoT [Ed: Microsoft marketing at LF (only runs on/with Windows and Visual Studio etc.)]
  • Keynotes Announced for Automotive Linux Summit & OS Summit Japan [Ed: "Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft" in there; LF has once again let Microsoft infiltrate Linux events; in the words of Microsoft’s chief evangelist, “I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. […] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?”]
    Automotive Linux Summit connects those driving innovation in automotive Linux from the developer community with the vendors and users providing and using the code, in order to propel the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.