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adamw’s blog: We got 2008 (mostly) finalized today. Well, tomorrow morning, Paris time. I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks - 2008 is shaping up to be a really killer release.
kernelTRAP: When a Linux user reported a repeatedly high load average on an idle server, tracking the problem to a specific patch labeled, "user of the jiffies rounding code", Andrew Morton replied, "this is unexpected. High load average is due to either a task chewing a lot of CPU time or a task stuck in uninterruptible sleep."
Also: Forcedeth Improvements
DPotD: hpodder is a command-line podcast client that just works. The command arguments are simple to master and allow for flexibility in downloading.
People Behind KDE releases the fourth and final interview in its series of interviews with students who are working on KDE as part of the Google Summer of Code 2007 - meet Marijn Kruisselbrink, Alexandr Goncearenco, Emanuele Tamponi and Vladimir Kuznetsov!
tips.vlaurie.com: A few months ago I installed Ubuntu Linux on an old PC using the free standard distribution CD. I am very impressed with it and thought I would tell you the things about it that I like.
Also: Ubuntu on a USB stick with XPS 720
And: Ubuntu 7.10: Changing Nautilus' view pane background
blogs.cnet.com: One of the advantages of Apple Macintosh computers is that simply by not being Windows, they are immune to the plague of malware (malicious software) that constantly strikes at Windows based machines. Linux has this advantage too, plus it's cheaper. A computer running Linux may be ugly compared to a Mac, but it can cost in the neighborhood of 20% as much (more on this later).
krizka.net: Last week I posted a harsh review about OpenSuse 10.3, but I also pointed out that there were some good things about it. Here is a quick summary of what I enjoyed during my excursion with this GNU/Linux distribution.
- Gutsy bug reporting
- xchat fun with festival!
Phoronix: The good folks over at ASUS have sent over the P5E3 Deluxe, which is based upon Intel's new X38 Chipset and continues in the usual ASUS fashion of pushing new (and often unexpected) innovations onto the motherboard. Without spoiling the review of this motherboard that will be published shortly, the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe is one of the most innovative motherboards we have seen to date and it packs one very exciting and unusual feature.
onlinedev.blogspot: I used compiz fusion on a old laptop. There it seemed to work very fast and good. Now recently I bought a new laptop. Normally it should be much faster, because I now have dualcore and a Nvidia 8600 GT. After installing compiz fusion it was just slower than my previous computer.
ubuntu-tutorials.com: Well I am a bit pleasantly surprised to say that I’m very much enjoying my time in KDE right now. There are some bugs, as is to be expected, but for the most part I’m continuing to be very productive and I’m learning a lot.
blogbeebe: I finally followed through my on my threat to replace openSUSE with Ubuntu. I've replaced openSUSE 10.3 GM with Ubuntu 7.10 Beta 1. Based on my experiences with both on my machines, I consider Ubuntu 7.10, even though it is still in beta, to be the better of the two distributions.
carla schroder: Do you need a Macintosh computer for high-quality, satisfying digital photo management? Macs include the excellent iPhoto for no extra cost, and if you want to spend money the Aperture photo-management application is first-rate.
penguin pete: New to BSD from Linux? Welcome to the outback! BSD is going to feel like a TV commercial that goes: "We've secretly replaced this geek's Linux with BSD - let's see how long it takes to notice!" Herein is a random little list of notes I'm leaving along the way, as I venture into the depths of BSD.
pendrivelinux.com: How do I upgrade from Debian Etch to Lenny? The other day, one of our subscribers had asked us just that. Upgrading to a newer version of Debian is actually relatively simple and for the most part, can be done in very short time with just a few quick steps.
linux.com: Uruguay's government this week announced the results of a study indicating that XO computers from the One Laptop Per Child project were a better value for the nation's schoolchildren than Intel's similar offering, the Classmate PC. The next step is likely to be a purchase agreement.
tweakhound: This is how I installed and configured openSUSE 10.3. This is simply how I did it. It may or may not be the best way, but it worked for me. I hope that you may find a tip or two to help you with your installation. At the very least you’ll find some good links here.
log.prashanthellina.com: I’ve been using Ubuntu Feisty and waiting to get Gutsy when the release comes out. However my curiosity got the better of me and I could not resist upgrading from the beta repositories. The first thing I noticed after upgrade was the amount of polish and attention to detail.