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State of (common) search bars in KDE

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KDE

liquidat: In the discussions around the last commit digest the question if there will be a common, firefox-like search bar for all applications anytime soon which all applications can share. It will not make it into KDE 4 for certain reasons, but might be a possibility for KDE 4.1.

Installing Virtualbox and Windows in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Arun's Blog: I have successfully installed Virtualbox in my Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Installation was pretty simple. Configuration and installing Windows took some time. I’m listing the steps I followed to get it installed and configured.

Interview with Flavio Castelli, A Strigi Developer

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KDE
Interviews

dot.kde.org: We are here today to talk about the Strigi project - the indexing and search technology of KDE 4 - and to interview Flavio Castelli, a key developer of Strigi.

New Mozilla Blog

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Moz/FF

spreadfirefox: Mozilla's marketing team is getting close to launching a blog intended to serve as the official, central Mozilla Corporation blog with both original and cross-posted entries from the Mozilla blogosphere.

Gentoo Linux Rolls Its Secret Sauce

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Gentoo

internetnews.com: The term release isn't all that accurate in reference to Gentoo, since Gentoo considers itself to be a metadistribution that is constantly updated.

Choosing And Testing A Linux Distro

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Linux

Bits of News: The top five Linux distributions, or distros, are Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora, PCLinuxOS and MEPIS. These rankings are courtesy of Distrowatch. You can go there and see which distros round out the top ten, hundred, and so on. There are literally hundreds of distros to choose from.

Librarian's video about installing Ubuntu on library PCs

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Ubuntu

boing boing: Internet folk-hero and librarian Jessamyn got some donated PCs without any operating system on them at her library, so she installed Ubuntu Linux.

Distro Change

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Linux

lockergnome blogs: Change! That is the name of the game. Picked up a “new” computer cheap the other day. I thought I’d give Ubuntu another try. Well I loaded it up and quite honestly I still don’t see what all the fuss is about it. So I installed PCLinuxOS.

Automatix - an essential add-on that further mainstreams Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ZDNet: As I grow increasingly fond of my Kubuntu install, I'm looking for any avenues that might make it even easier for the average ed tech guy (or girl) to deploy on the average PC in our environment. While the setup is largely straightforward, there are a few niggles that make it a bit less plug and play than Windows or Mac.

What's a Linux Guy Doing at Sun?

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Misc

eWeek: That's the question Ian Murdock, chief open source platform strategist at Sun Microsystems Inc., posed in a session he chaired at Sun's CommunityOne Day on May 7 prior to the opening of the JavaOne conference.

Mandriva 2007 Spring packs a punch

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MDV
Reviews

Linux.com: Mandriva recently released its first distro of the year, dubbed Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring. Like previous releases, Spring is available in five editions, two of which can be freely downloaded. I installed and worked with the $76 Powerpack edition, which includes support and several gigabytes of packages. Not only does Powerpack score over other multiple CD/DVD free-of-cost distros, it also makes competing non-free distros eat dust.

Blob Wars : Blob and Conquer 0.90

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Gaming

Linuxgames: Version 0.90 of Blob Wars : Blob and Conquer, a 3rd person action shooter, is now available to download.

Ubuntu Developer Summit in Full Swing

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Ubuntu

Jono Bacon: Kick arse. Kick arse. Those are the only ways to describe the Ubuntu Developer Summit. Here we are in Seville having a blast and getting some really productive work done. I have actually been here since Wednesday for the Ubuntu Education Summit and the Ubucon, and everything has been running smoothly.

When faculty say ‘NO’ to UNIX/Linux

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Linux

ZDNet Education: Well, sooner or later, it was bound to happen. We are in the process of retiring our last two instructional UNIX/Linux labs. And guess what? Nobody seems to care!

Linux: LogFS, A New Flash Filesystem

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Jörn Engel announced LogFS, "a scalable flash filesystem." The project's home page notes that LogFS aims to be the successor of JFFS2, "the two main problems of JFFS2 are memory consumption and mount time. Unlike most filesystems, there is no tree structure of any sorts on the medium."

Get a daily overview of your system with Logwatch

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Software

FOSSwire: Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS systems (and possibly more distributions too) ship with a tool called Logwatch. Logwatch is absolutely invaluable if you’re running a server of any kind as it allows you to stay up-to-date with what’s going on inside your system.

The straw men of open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: The straw man in this case is the Microsoft-led argument that using Linux carries patent risks. It doesn't. But signing on to the idea that it might is like my running bet that I'll die next year. It's insurance.

7 Challenges Red Hat Faces to Remain Open Source's Finest

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Linux

Seeking Alpha: When Red Hat kicks off its annual customer conference today in San Diego, I will be watching closely. The company faces at least seven key challenges--and opportunities--as it tries to remain the open source industry's most successful company. Here's the rundown.

SLAX 6.0.0 RC3 Screenshots

Phoronix: SLAX is one of our favorite Linux distributions so when SLAX 6.0 RC3 was released you can be sure that had caught our attention. New in SLAX 6.0.0 RC3 is the Linux 2.6.21.1 kernel, full NTFS write support, and upgrades to Slackware current.

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today's leftovers

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Leftovers: Software

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Linux Foundation: Blockchain and Automotive Grade Linux

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