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Fifteen years of NetBSD

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BSD

lwn.net: The NetBSD project is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Throughout the past fifteen years, NetBSD has increased the portability and security of the 4.4BSD operating system on which NetBSD was based, and added support for new processor and system families, while enhancing the system's performance to such an extent that NetBSD has become known as the most portable operating system in the world.

It's A Support Thing -- Or: One Throat To Choke

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: Last year, word swirled in the air that Hewlett-Packard would be the next big PC vendor after Dell (Dell) to add support for Linux on desktops. T the guesses now center around HP providing SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop as its distro of choice. The real question isn't what distribution, though -- it's which throat to choke when things break.

Open-Source ATI R500 3D Milestone Reached

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Software

phoronix.com: Coming just a day after AMD had opened up their production microcode from their proprietary drivers for the R100 to R600 GPUs, a significant milestone has been reached in the road to open-source 3D graphics capabilities for the Radeon X1000 (R500) series. We now have hardware-accelerated glxgears!

GNOME Do - Much More Than an Application Launcher

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Software

tombuntu.com: You could call GNOME Do an application launcher, but it does so much more. It allows you to quickly find all kinds of items and perform a variety of actions on them. Whatever you’re trying to do, GNOME Do can help you do it quickly.

India Has Voted NO to OOXML

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OSS

groklaw.net: I'm very happy to report that despite all the pressure to get India to change its vote, India has stalwartly voted No once again to OOXML. That will, I hope, encourage others to vote what they truly believe is right.

Reiser Admits Trying to Hide Car From Police

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Linux guru Hans Reiser conceded in open court here Thursday he was trying to hide his car from the police in the aftermath of his estranged wife's disappearance.

Mozilla says Firefox 3 ready for prime-time

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Moz/FF

reuters.com: A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft Corp's dominant Internet Explorer. The program's creators told Reuters the trial version of Firefox 3 browser is ready for the masses to use after months of development.

More Apparent Departures from One Laptop Per Child

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: I was looking at the Laptop.org site today, bemoaning the loss of Ivan Krstić and Mary Lou Jepsen. Taking a closer look, and comparing it to the archived version, there are four other absences that stand out.

Freespire 2: Not Bad!

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Since I needed a system to last until the Ubuntu 8.04 release, my search has landed me back at Freespire 2.0. The 2.0 version of Freespire is based on Ubuntu, which really was another reason that I wanted to try it. My first impressions of Freespire are simple: It’s not a bad system.

Hardy Heron Alpha 6

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Ubuntu

mylittleubuntuguide.com: So I went ahead and decided to test this Alpha 6 version of the new 8.04 Ubuntu release scheduled for April sometime. I have to say, this is a HUGE improvement over Gutsy. It feels like this is the correct step up from Feisty and that Gutsy was what Windows ME was to Microsoft! Remember, stuff broke more!

Who Should Lead the Open Source Community?

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OSS
  • Who Should Lead the Open Source Community?

  • Perens campaigns to protect open source
  • Bruce is back, does OSI still want him?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO: Ubuntu desktop visual effects on Dell D630

  • Convert uif Images in Ubuntu Linux
  • Change OOo keyboard shortcuts
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 3
  • Basics of PHP #1

Drupal keeps getting better

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Drupal

linux.com: Drupal is a modular content management system. It allows a user or group of users to construct Web sites, blogs, or forums by providing the framework for users with little or no PHP or database experience. It grows more popular with each new release because it becomes easier to use each new release.

A tale of two Linux-based computing appliances

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: I recently had the opportunity to try out two very different laptop-like computing appliances, both based on Via C7-M processors and priced around $400. The Zonbu Laptop and the gOS Cloudbook.

Alpha spotting: openSUSE 11 Alpha 3 stirs cautious optimism

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: The third alpha of openSUSE 11 was announced yesterday, so while I was puttering about the house before bedtime I downloaded the ISO, specifically the KDE live CD. I then burned the ISO and rebooted europa with my newly minted CD. That's when I ran into my first problem.

5 Steps to a Quick Security Check

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HowTos

certcities.com: When it comes to IT, a lot more people talk about system audits than actually do them. In the spirit of building a solid foundation, this month we'll look at five steps that you can take on any Linux distribution -- but using Fedora as the example -- to perform a quick security check.

An Eye On The Prize: A Detailed Look At Foresight Linux 2.0

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: "...Foresight sets itself apart by eliminating the need for the user to be familiar with Linux, combining a user-focused desktop environment on top of Conary." Bold claims, indeed, but I'm here to tell you that the Foresight developers have delivered on their promises... mostly.

Intel Releases 2.3 RC Driver w/ XvMC

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Software

phoronix.com: In Linux graphics news unrelated to the recent ATI/AMD excitements, Intel has just released the xf86-video-intel 2.2.99.901 driver. This driver is meant to serve as the first release candidate for what will become xf86-video-intel 2.3.0.

What to Expect from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - aka Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Every two years, Canonical prepares an LTS (Long Term Support) release of one of the best desktop Linux distributions available today. Now that the beta version of Ubuntu 8.04 (codename Hardy Heron) is at the door and since I've tested all the alpha releases, I think it's a good moment to introduce you to the good parts and bad parts that Canonical prepared for this Long Term Support release.

Also: Hardy Heron Notes

Linux clients for three top P2P networks

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Software

linux.com: You can find Linux clients for several file-sharing networks. Taking into account how many clients are available for each, the current top three peer-to-peer (P2P) networks are eDonkey2000, FastTrack (derived from Kazaa), and Gnutella. Here are some desktop applications that allow you to become a full-fledged file sharer.

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