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Introduction to Linux: Desktop Environments

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Software

techwarelabs.com: I've discussed what GNU/Linux is (commonly referred to as Linux), what it represents, why people use it and why more should. I've even touched on the subject that you can do almost anything in Linux that you may have taken for granted as being a purely Windows (or Apple) related functionality. For those who took my advice and played around with a Live CD, it must be like being lost in a foreign nation. Where's the Start button? Where's Windows Manager?

DTrace and the Linux bunker mentality

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: DTrace is an open source Sun product that made its debut with Solaris 10 but has since been ported to MacOS X and various other BSD derivatives. Only Linux is left without significant corporate or community support for a DTrace port. Instead the Linux kernel group has been working on a thing called SystemTap.

The open source jobs boom

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: Looking for a good job in IT? Sharpen your knowledge of open source development frameworks, languages, and programming. A just-published study of available IT jobs found that 5 percent to 15 percent of the positions now on the market call for open source software skills.

How gaming in Linux will bring the ultimate benefit to all

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Linux

dogbuntu.wordpress: The biggest reason I still dual boot my Ubuntu with Windows XP is Gaming. In fact the Windows XP in my desktop is used for no purpose absolutely except occassionally playing games.

Linux Users: Why So Serious?

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Despite coming from a very rich and early history, linux OS consumer market share is less than 1% [1,2]; and the community more divided than ever. What are we doing wrong?

How To Install Django On Debian Etch (Apache2/mod_python)

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HowTos

This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Debian Etch server. Django is a web framework that allows to develop Python web applications quickly with as much automation as possible. I will use it with Apache2 and mod_python in this guide.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Shell Script To Emulate A Thesaurus For Linux or Unix

  • Who says you can't make money in open source?
  • Kernel Log: Centrino 2 WiFi driver iwl 5000 and webcam driver gscpa in Linux 2.6.27
  • Red Hat Ups Length Of Top Technical Support For Enterprise Linux
  • Linux HOWTO: Video Editing Magic with ffmpeg
  • Using new social networking service Identi.ca from the command line
  • Sun Takes a Shine to Linux in New Web Stack
  • Giving love to the Previewer
  • SCO Blast From The Past
  • Vista Adoption going no-where, IT considering Linux and Mac instead
  • Linux answers the age-old question, "Why is my network slow?"
  • Ubuntu Classroom #1 at Engineering Faculty
  • OLPC and LEGO - A Match from Heaven?
  • Network Security Toolkit distribution aids network security administrators
  • 11 Firefox 3 Extensions That I Can’t Live Without
  • Video: Fedora Live
  • Killing the Desktop Metaphor with GNOME

Would a chic Linux seduce the masses?

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: Linux has lived a long life of stability and sturdy usability, but what if the underpinnings of that strategy fell away and the developer community were to welcome an influx of open source designers focused on producing the most pleasant and intuitive interface imaginable.

Software piracy hurts the open-source community too

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OSS

computerworld.com: Proprietary software vendors, movie companies and the music industry aren't the only businesses that don't like pirates stealing, copying and reselling their CDs and DVDs. OpenOffice.org community manager sees fallout when proprietary wares are jacked.

The new FreeBSD Core Team (2008-2010)

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: One of the major differences between FreeBSD and Linux, is that FreeBSD is coherent operating system, and that the building of it is steered and managed by a Core Team.

1st steps with PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

babygods.com: I had so much trouble trying to reinstall Windows XP on my IBMX23 that I thought I’d see how I get on with PCLinux.

Network Monitoring with Zenoss: A Reluctant Administrator's Guide

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: My household now has four physical computers, one of them dual boot. All are on a single internal Local Area Network. I also have two computers sitting in a box, which will probably be added to this mess soon, plus my wife plans to get a laptop. Like it or not, I now manage a network bigger than many small businesses! Surely, there must be a way to automate this mess?

GNOME 2.23.5 Released

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Software

gnome.org: Here's the first release after GUADEC. The GNOME contributors actually managed to continue hacking on their modules. Amazing. Those people never stop. I guess it shows how passionate they are! So they made changes that are now visible in this latest version of GNOME.

Future Ubuntu names

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot:

  • Jerking Jackass (9.04)

  • Kevlar Kiwi (9.10)
  • Lumbering Lama (10.04)

X.Org Server 1.4.99.906 Released

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Software

Veteran developer ditches Microsoft for open source

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OSS

linux.com: If you've ever used Microsoft Access or Excel, you have likely used a product that Mike Gunderloy had a hand in developing. The irony is that Gunderloy himself doesn't use those products anymore. He's given up Microsoft for open source -- and he's not going back.

Happy 10th birthday, Mandriva Linux

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MDV

happyassassin.net: Yes, today - July 23rd, 2008 - is the tenth anniversary of the release of Linux-Mandrake 5.1, the very first public release of what is now Mandriva Linux. It was versioned 5.1 as it was a fork of Red Hat 5.1.

Also: Interview With Helio Chissini De Castro - Mandriva

Fedora adds collaboration tools

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Linux
  • Fedora Phones Home: Fedora Talk and Other Updates From the Community

  • Fedora adds collaboration tools
  • Developers Make a Good Call With Fedora Talk

Can the Linux desktop best the Mac desktop?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, wants desktop Linux to "shoot beyond the Mac." Can it? Today's Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard, is a work of the user-interface designer art. This competition forces Linux desktops to evolve very quickly.

SuperTux, the Greatest Linux Game of All Time

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Gaming

junauza.com: If you ask my 3 year old son what's his favorite Linux game of all time, he would start hopping and say SuperTux in a loud and superhero-like voice. I can't blame him for being such a SuperTux fanatic because when I was a kid, I was very much addicted to a game which SuperTux was based upon.

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