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KDE 4.1.2 "Codename" Finally Out

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Two days later than initially planned, "Codename" (or more traditionally KDE 4.1.2) was released just a few minutes ago. 4.1.2 is another one of those monthly bug fix and translation updates. No new features are allowed into the 4.x/ branches, so no new features went into KDE 4.1.2, but some nice bug fixes instead.

Bruce Perens: A Big Change for Open Source

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OSS An appeals court has erased most of the doubt around Open Source licensing, permanently, in a decision that was extremely favorable toward projects like GNU, Creative Commons, Wikipedia, and Linux. The man who prompted that decision could be described as the worst enemy a Free Software project could have. This is the story of how our community was able to benefit from that enemy.

Review: PC-BSD 7

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BSD Recently the PC-BSD team released their latest stable version (PC-BSD 7) code-named Fibonacci Edition. Some of major changes from the previous version include a newer kernel, an experimental ZFS module, and a KDE 4 for desktop environment. Being a Linux junkie, I thought of this as a perfect opportunity to venture into the BSD arena.

Linux on laptops

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  • Is Toshiba ACPI Permanently Broken?

  • Ubuntu on HP mini note
  • Our second Linux laptop has a real keyboard

First Look: Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’ Beta Delivers

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Ubuntu The first beta for the next major version of Ubuntu Linux is now available for download and testing. While it isn’t finished yet, the beta version of “Intrepid Ibex,” as this release is known, promises a number of important improvements.

Is twhirl the "most awesomest" Twitter desktop client for Linux?

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Software The first thing that I did after I got a Twitter account was look for a desktop client for Linux. Unfortunately, I only found a few, and most them are still under development and their features are anemic.

Marble: 'Googe Earth Lite' Comes Free With KDE 4

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: EVERYONE seems to love using Google Earth. It is such a thrill to use, allowing you to zoom across oceans and continents at the click of a mouse button, or to look at your own home from the heavens.

some howtos:

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  • How to install GIMP 2.6 on Linux

  • Adding search to your Web site with Xapian and Omega
  • OOo: Sorting mixed 5- and 9-digit zip codes
  • How to Convert flv (flash video) to dvd iso in Ubuntu
  • How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Game In Ubuntu Hardy
  • Sharing Files with a USB Drive in Ubuntu
  • Protect your network with pfSense firewall/router
  • Bash Weather Script - World Update

FSF: wrong priorities

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OSS That's here: FSF Campaigns: High Priority Free Software Projects. And I don't see any vision at all, but mostly politics.

AspireOne: a review

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Hardware On Sunday, I purchased an Acer Aspire One - a 120Gb Linux machine in 'Sapphire Blue'. Ever since some of my friends started using Asus Eee machines, I'd been thinking about buying a 'netbook.'

Vendors rush to fix critical TCP/IP bug

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Security (IDG): Internet infrastructure vendors are rushing to develop patches for a set of TCP/IP security flaws, which could help hackers knock servers offline with very little effort. Robert Lee and Jack Louis, have said that they can knock Windows, Linux, embedded systems and even firewalls offline.

7 Days of M1530: First Impressions

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Ubuntu It’s been four days now since I got my Dell XPS M1530 pre-installed with Ubuntu. I am ready to give some first impressions. Here is what I have noticed so far:

Picasa 3 (beta) for Linux released

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googlephotos.blogspot: We're proud to announce the public beta of Picasa 3.0 for Linux. With version 3, Picasa adds improved Linux desktop integration. For instance, it now uses your preferred file manager, and you can use your preferred email program to send photos directly from Picasa.

OOXML Leaked: The Stuff ISO Doesn’t Want You to Have

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OSS In light of the systematic abuse and the demise of ISO, which IBM loudly protested against [1, 2], we shall no longer let this process remain secretive. We finally have complete copies of the documents which the shenanigans keep behind passwords (unlike ODF which they attack). This includes 6 files, namely:

50 significant moments from internet history

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Web We decided to plough the history of the entire internet, from the roots of its underlying technology, to the Web properties that helped it explode, the litigation it endured on the way and disasters companies have suffered as a result of the Net's popularity. We've picked 50 of what we think are the most significant moments.

What I wish I'd read months ago about KDE3 vs. KDE4

This could have saved me (and probably others) a lot of public freaking out.

today's leftovers

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  • Mastering IPTables, Part I

  • FSF high priority list becomes a campaign, seeks donations
  • When Linux does well: the e1000e Ethernet bug fixed
  • Developing with libyui/libzypp & python - part3
  • A Minor Stumble with Ubuntu
  • Microsoft changes the Managed Extensibility Framework License
  • Sistine: A sify broadband client
  • Perens new crusade is patent law
  • Macs now have 8% of computer market
  • Bubba Two: The little server that could
  • Handy wallpaper for basic linux commands
  • Rwanda: Kagame Launches One Laptop Per Child
  • Application servers that developers love
  • Red Hat Delivers First Integrated Linux-Based High Performance Computing Platform
  • Red Hat Hosts Fourth Annual Government Users and Developers Conference
  • Mr. Clean actor dies at 92

Apple may mix up netbooks, Linux still looks good

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blogs.the451group: There are some indications that yes, indeed, Linux netbooks may have to fear Apple Netbooks. They should. While I’m bullish on the opportunity for netbooks that are based on Linux, that is based partly on the fact that Linux faces really only one competitor, which is actually a ‘retired’ OS (Windows XP). An Apple netbook with iPhone-like connectivity and touch functionality would be formidable.

Notice of discontinuation of Mandriva Linux 2007.1

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MDV "It's that time of year again. With the pending release of Mandriva Linux 2009.0, older versions of Mandriva Linux will no longer be supported.

why Thunar is the best file manager

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Software I have been a long time KDE supporter, and I still love the flexibility it provides. While I find both the GTK and QT toolkits to provide a pleasing look and feel to my desktop, I haven’t found a file manager that can handle my level of customization.

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