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History: Unix, GNU, Gnome

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linuxmaniax.blogspot: A brief review of the history of Unix will place in context much of the terminology and philosophy of this operating system. Terms like Linux, GNU, Unix, Gnome, Free Software, and Free and Open Source Software get bandied around, often with little understanding and usually with much misunderstanding.

Hands-On With Palm's Linux-based Foleo

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pcworld blogs: I spent some time today with Palm's not-yet-released Foleo at the LinuxWorld conference here in San Francisco. Due out this summer, the $600 not-quite-a-laptop device is small and light and might be of interest for some Treo-using mobile professionals, but most people would likely be much better served by a regular notebook.

today's extras:

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  • Linux-Microsoft Lovefest at LinuxWorld Expo

  • How to have some fun with Strigi and Xesam queries
  • Dell, Ubuntu and My Dad
  • Linux will never make it on the desktop...
  • Time for a Free Software Business Initiative
  • FOSS and the philosophers
  • Certification
  • Video tip from RHCEs: Kickstarting with Dell
  • HP Looks to Linux for Tomorrow's Datacenter
  • Ubuntu Certified Professional

MythTV users to regain TV guide info -- for a price

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Software The free electronic program guide (EPG) data that Zap2it Labs currently provides to many MythTV users is scheduled to shut down on September 1. Today MythTV users learned how much a replacement service offered by Schedules Direct (SD) will cost.

GNU Screen

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lxpages: What is so special about screen? It can multiply one shell prompt into several allowing you to run IRC on first window, Vi on the second, Reading man pages on third, browsing sites via Lynx on fourth and reading your emails on 5th window and so on.

Stable Linux kernel

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LWN: The stable kernel update is out. "This release has a lot of bugfixes and some security updates so all users of the 2.6.22 series should update to it."

Also: CFS Cleanups

Torvalds on Linux, MS, software's future

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LinuxWorld (computerworld): In this interview, Linux Torvalds talks about why he released the code, offers his views on Microsoft Corp. and says the future belongs to open source.

Firefox is a Public Asset

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mitchell's blog: Recently a Mozilla observer and contributor asked why Firefox isn't treated as a typical for-profit, commercial effort, and why we are giving up the chance to get rich. This is a great topic for discussion, I'm glad it was raised. I've got a very strong opinion on this, and am quite interested in what others think.

Also: New Mozilla working group aims to simplify enterprise Firefox deployment

Future Implications: Why Microsoft will fear Google and Linux

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c|net blogs: Google and Microsoft are at it again. But this time Google is attacking Microsoft for threatening Linux users for patent violations. Microsoft is deathly afraid of Google. But Microsoft's fear of Google goes far beyond Linux and open source.

Also: Open Source's Next Steps
And: It's not about Windows, dammit!

Does Open Source Licensing Matter?

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OSS At the heart of many open source debates is the issue of licensing. Is one license better than the other? Is a particular open license actually open source? In the final analysis, according to a panel at LinuxWorld, it may not matter at all.

Nokia director speaks on Linux, open source

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linuxdevices: "Linux is the launching pad you need to stand on to be productive," said Nokia's open source director, Ari Jaaksi, at LinuxWorld Wednesday. "We have never managed to bring out a product in such a short time, with so few resources," he added, referring to Nokia's Linux-based Internet tablets.

And: Linux emerging as new power in mobile OS

grep multiple lines

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Linux by Example: You can grep multiple lines before or after matching the keywords. Here is a simple tips, that what I discover grep capable of.

And: run-parts scripts: a note about naming
And: Strong Passwords Made Easy

Linux Mint 3.0 Xfce Review

Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components

The Golden Penguin Bowl at LinuxWorld (underground video)

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Humor The Golden Penguin Bowl is a perennial LinuxWorld event frequented by inner-circle types and shunned by the humorless. The format is simple: two teams, the Geeks and the Nerds, answer a series of not-serious technical and movie/TV trivia questions and possibly engage in other feats of derring-do, such as a robot face-off. One team wins, the other team loses.

Report from Australia - the OOXML Forum

groklaw: An attendee, Lee Welburn, at the meeting yesterday in Australia regarding whether or not to approve OOXML as an ISO standard has sent me his notes. I am publishing them as is, without any editing except for making urls clickable, so keep in mind that these are notes taken live.

Also: Little progress in states' ODF considerations

Customizing your screensaver in GNOME

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FreeSoftware Mag: One popular screensaver in Ubuntu is “Floating Ubuntu”, which displays a number of Ubuntu logos floating around the screen. I thought that it would probably be easy to customize it and have an image of my choice floating around instead. Unfortunately, screensavers in Ubuntu are not configurable using the GUI so I had to hack the screensaver myself. Here’s how I did it.

Dell charges UK a premium for Linux PCs

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ZDNet: Customers who live in the UK will have to pay over one-third more than customers in the US for exactly the same machine, according to detailed analysis by

Red Hat And Its Fedora 8 Friends

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internetnews: Make no mistake about it. Red Hat is a key part of the Linux world, even though you won't find the company on the exhibition floor at LinuxWorld. Not officially at least.

Also: Red Hat small business desktops available in Australia early 2008

Linux seen vying with Windows for platform dominance

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infoworld: The computing world will be dominated by two ideas, open and closed, and two platforms, Linux and Windows, according to Zemlin, speaking at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

Watch online video? Get Miro

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Software First it was called DTV, then Democracy Player, and now it is Miro. Whatever you call it, the Mozilla-based, cross-platform, open source video player is now in public release. Miro differs from playback front ends like VLC by offering integrated content-finding and content-management tools.

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