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Full Circle Magazine Issue 14 Out

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Ubuntu

Full Circle Magazine Issue 14 Out. This month, we’re proud to introduce a new column, Command and Conquer. We’ll be taking a look at the command line and hopefully how to make it a little less scary for you.

Cloudbook Maker Everex Snapped up by Newmarket

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Hardware

pcworld.com (IDG): Low-cost PC maker Everex this week said it had agreed to be acquired by systems integrator Newmarket Technology for an undisclosed sum. Everex is well-known for the Linux-based Cloudbook, an inexpensive ultraportable notebook computer like the Asus Eee PC.

When is an open-source project ready?

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OSS

practical-tech.com: I’ve been getting told that my recent review of KDE 4 wasn’t fair because KDE 4 isn’t really ready for prime time. My response: “When is any program, especially an open-source program, ready?”

Linus Torvalds' opinions regarding the GPL

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Linux

This video was from 2001 and a lot of time has passed since then. Perhaps Linus is feeling a bit more positive about the GPL than he was at that time. Perhaps not though, because he doesn't seem very inclined to begin the process of moving the Linux Kernel to GPLv3.

Amarok 2: Artwork is Back

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Software

sebruiz.net: My last couple of weeks has been spent focusing on getting cover art back up to scratch in Amarok 2. Cover art really adds a lot of spice and colour into the UI of the application, especially now that we are showing the artwork in the collection browser, context view and playlist.

How Linux can make me have a painful day

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Linux

nvalcarcel.aureal.com.pe: Today at work (where i can’t use linux) i was asked to do a really easy and repetitive task: Take screenshots from an e-learning course and paste it with the content text on a text document. It sounds easy (not fun, just easy), well it wasn’t for several reasons:

30+ Must-Have Updated Firefox 3 Extensions

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Moz/FF

mashable.com: We’ve put together a list of 30+ must-have Firefox 3 extensions that we know you’ll enjoy, whether you’ve upgraded to Firefox 3 and are looking for something new to add to your browser, or have yet to make the upgrade and are looking for a reason.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Alpha 1: no public release

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MDV

mandrivaclub.com: Those of you who saw the recent announcement of the Mandriva Linux 2009 release schedule may be wondering about the status of Alpha 1, which was scheduled for public release on June 25th. Due to some major problems we have decided not to make a public release of Alpha 1.

Military-grade USB key supports Linux desktops

desktoplinux: IronKey Inc. has announced that its line of encrypted USB storage keys is now available for all major Linux operating systems (OSes). IronKey devices come in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models, offer military-grade hardware encryption, and do not require driver installation, says the company.

Linux at 20 percent market share? What crack were they smoking?

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Linux

Matt Asay: I'm very grateful to Digg user BrokeBody for reminding me of just how intoxicated we were with the Linux desktop back in 2003. 20 percent market share by 2008. The money quote? "We didn't see Linux on the desktop as a major market, but we were wrong."

PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Last week we learned a bit about the chaotic jumble that is audio on Linux, and about the new PulseAudio sound server that just may create bit of order, and perhaps some more user-friendliness. Application support for PulseAudio is not quite complete. Today is going to be Fix *buntu Day.

Fun with openSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

blogs.zdnet.com: Not a single post I make about Ubuntu goes by without at least one of you making some comment about my distro of choice and suggesting that I try some other distro. Well, never let it be said that I don’t listen to you - so this week I decided to take openSUSE 11.0 for a spin.

The Best Way To Learn Linux

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Linux

foogazi.com: Dan Craciun posted a nice article on his blog titled What is the best way to learn linux? that got me thinking just what some of the best ways to learn Linux are. Dan and I agree that reading documentation is one of the best ways to learn Linux in general.

Also: What is the best way to learn Linux?

Firefox and Thunderbird phone home daily

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Several of you have emailed me to let me know of a Firefox and Thunderbird feature that you might not be aware of - both applications phone home on a daily basis.

OpenSUSE 11: nice kid, bad custodians

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SUSE

itwire.com: Sometime back, I had a couple of encounters with OpenSUSE, the so-called community distribution which was started by Novell in 2005. Neither of them was exactly salutary. With version 11, there is somewhat better news. Or maybe I should I say mixed news.

Pushing the Glacier

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OSS

wearenixed.blogspot: Free and Open Source Software is a wonderful thing. I know that I am saving money, time, and hard disk space by not using the commercial alternatives. For the rest of my college career, I no longer need to pay for expensive software. I am not the only one who has come to this realization. But how can it be spread?

How Can We Harness the Firefox Effect?

linuxjournal.com: Three things are striking about the recent launch of Firefox 3. But the question has to be: what now? How can we harness that amazing spirit, to make the Firefox Effect permanent, not just a media event that comes around once every few years?

ATI Radeon HD 4850 Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Now that we have had time to complete testing of the Radeon HD 4850, today we are sharing the first Linux results from this brand-new ATI graphics processor. Before you think the Windows and Linux performance is equal for the Radeon HD 4800 series, this isn't the case, at least not yet.

IT leaders urged to contribute code to open-source projects

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OSS

computerworld.com: Open source is no longer a novelty, even within the largest corporations. Today, 53% of businesses use open-source software, according to a recent CIO.com survey. However, not enough of those businesses are contributing code back to the open-source community.

Don't forget the text editor

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Software

linux.com: Text editors are important for many tasks, from editing configuration files, nudging cron jobs, and manipulating XML files to quickly pushing out a README. Luckily, there are a number of interesting editors available. Here's a brief introduction to nine intriguing choices.

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