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Flock me! It’s a new 2.0 beta browser based on Firefox 3!

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itwire.com: Social networking browser, Flock, has reached the 2.0 milestone in beta status, bringing together all the major social networking sites in the one browser. Offering all the enhancements of Firefox 3.0, you’ll only be flocking to use this browser if you’re a big social networking user.

Why I’m Still Waiting to Upgrade to Fedora 9

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I’m not 100% sure, but I think this is the longest I’ve purposely waited to upgrade to another Fedora release. I’ve been reading the Fedora user and developer mailling lists and what’s I’ve seen there has pretty much convinced me not to upgrade.

What does open source *really* look like?

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  • What does open source *really* look like?

  • What do Free and Open Source Software Leaders Think of Microsoft?
  • Open source tour of Europe: Czech Republic
  • Open source tour of Europe: Greece
  • Open source has yet to learn it pays to advertise

openSUSE 11.0: The Plasma Desktop

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KDE
SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: openSUSE 11.0 will be finally released on Thursday! Smile The Sneak Peeks story about KDE has just been published and I want to follow up with a list how our Plasma desktop differs from the stock KDE 4.0 version.

Songbird 0.6 - The Bird Got Wings

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: When it first starts, Songbird prompts the user to select default language and extensions it should load by default, downloading them if necessary. Scanning a music collection of almost 4000 OGG Vorbis songs took around 3 minutes on an Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz with 1 GB DDRAM2.

Firefox 3 available today at 17:00 UTC

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3 available today at 17:00 UTC (10am PDT)

  • Firefox 3.0 final - First thoughts
  • How To Install firefox-3.0.tar.bz2 in Linux

Bringing the trashcan to the command line

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HowTos

linux.com: The trash project allows you to interact with your desktop trashcan from the command line. It lets users "undo" deletions made with the trash command in a similar manner to restoring files from the trashcan in a desktop environment. For experienced Linux users, the trash command comes in handy when you want to put a file into the trashcan from the command line.

Ubuntu Compared to Other Linux Distributions

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suresh-mobileweb.blogspot: If you log into the command line of both an Ubuntu system and a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora system, very little will look different. Let's see how Ubuntu differs from other Linux Distributions - Redhat or Fedora, Debian, Suse, Knoppix.

Fedora 9 GA, interesting but not Enterprise

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bmc.com/blogs: The problem with asking a technogeek whether or not something is possible is that you will almost always get back the answer "Yes". "Can a program be written that monitors all the computers on the network, regardless of who makes it, or what OS it is running?" "Yes" "Can it be ready a week from Tuesday?" "What year?" There is the rub.

New Nvidia Linux Drivers Bring Support for Kernel 2.6.26

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softpedia.com: On May 28th, 2008, NVidia decided to please the Linux world and launched version 173.14.05 of their graphics drivers, which brought preliminary support for X.org Server 1.5. A few days ago, they decided to make the Linux users happy again, by releasing yet another bugfix version of their graphics drivers, Nvidia 173.14.09.

Asus Eee PC 901 Linux Edition

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: It's ten quid cheaper but packs in more features. Hot on the heels of Asus Eee PC 900 comes the 901, sporting not only a smart new design but also Intel's Atom processor. So is it the machine the 900 should have been?

10 Things Worth Doing While Waiting for Firefox 3

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  • 10 Things Worth Doing While Waiting for Firefox 3

  • Firefox 3.0 to clog up the Interweb
  • Firefox 3 Is Given to the World – Or Maybe Not
  • Firefox 3.0 final available for download?

How To Set Up A Load-Balanced MySQL Cluster With MySQL 5.1

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This tutorial shows how to configure a MySQL 5.1 cluster with five nodes: 1 x management, 2 x storage nodes and 2 x balancer nodes. This cluster is load-balanced by an Ultra Monkey package which provides heartbeat (for checking if the other node is still alive) and ldirectord (to split up the requests to the nodes of the MySQL cluster).

today's leftovers

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News
  • Opera Impervious To Acid Once Again

  • KDE 4.0.82 + Kubuntu Tutorials Day
  • Netflix Player from Roku Uses Linux Tech
  • Multimedia Editing Software...
  • Windows dual boots its way onto a Linux stage
  • Linux Kernel Stats
  • Running With Forks
  • KDE4
  • Jonathan Schwartz's free software foundation
  • Linux Learning Curve - Episode Fifteen - Installing applications on your Linux PC
  • Is Linux about to displace Windows Mobile?
  • LVS persistence
  • Open Source 'Census' is a joke. Isn't it?
  • Compiz Fusion, Mandriva 2008.1 on AMD Phenom Quad-core PC with Demo
  • ArtistX 0.5 - A Complete Multimedia Studio on a Live DVD

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: KDE with Stephan Binner

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: With openSUSE 11.0 just a few days away, it’s time to look at one of the stars of the show: KDE. In openSUSE 11.0, you get two KDEs for the price of one. Here we’ll take a look at what’s coming in KDE, and talk to one of openSUSE’s KDE contributors, Stephan Binner.

Review: Firefox 3 Versus Internet Explorer

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crn.com: Firefox 3 has steadily been on the tail of Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT)'s Internet Explorer as the number two browser of choice. With the final release of RC2 version 3, could Firefox become the IE slayer?

Also: Firefox 3 on Linux: Questions about Stability
And: Firefox-A Brief History

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Guide to customizing Ubuntu’s look and feel

  • Mastering Mandriva Rescue mode
  • Install Sun Java with the Firefox Plugin on an Ubuntu Live CD or USB
  • Removing Logical Devices Using LVM On Linux And Unix
  • How to get information about your file system in Ubuntu
  • Easy Way To Schedule And Automate Tasks In Ubuntu
  • Smart case-insensitive, incremental search using vim
  • Fedora tips-speed up yum downloading
  • How to create a cd/dvd iso image in Ubuntu
  • Restore PCLinuxOS from a remasterme

Linux Disk Utilities

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salatti.net: Here is a list of useful disk utilities a friend of mine sent me by mail. Not sure where they come from, but I want to share them with you.

When Linspire Was Fab

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kevincarmony.blogspot: When John Jones was here this past week, we got to thinking about the silly videos we did for Linspire over the years. I thought it would be fun to let others see them again, as just a bit of Lindows/Linspire history.

KDE 4.0 is NOT a failure; it is a place to start

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troy-at-kde.livejourna: There is an old saying that "Any press is good press", amongst the marketing types. Well, I was checking on KDE in various news sources today, and we must be getting a lot of "good" press. Is bad press still "good" press?

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today's leftovers

  • Schaller On Linux In 2018: Rust Rules, Apple Declines, Linux Graphics Compete
    Christian Schaller who has long been involved in GNOME/Fedora development while serving as a senior software engineering manager at Red Hat and formerly with Collabora has some bold predictions about 2018 for open-source software.
  • Fedora Classroom Session: Fedora QA 102
    Fedora Classroom sessions continue next week with a session on Fedora QA. The general schedule for sessions appears on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session on Wednesday, December 22 at 16:00 UTC. That link allows you to convert the time to your timezone.
  • Cura, the nice 3D print slicer, is now in Debian Unstable
    After several months of working and waiting, I am happy to report that the nice and user friendly 3D printer slicer software Cura just entered Debian Unstable. It consist of five packages, cura, cura-engine, libarcus, fdm-materials, libsavitar and uranium. The last two, uranium and cura, entered Unstable yesterday. This should make it easier for Debian users to print on at least the Ultimaker class of 3D printers. My nearest 3D printer is an Ultimaker 2+, so it will make life easier for at least me. :)
  • #PeruRumboGSoC2018 – Session 5
    Today we have celebrated another session for the #PeruRumboGSoC2018 program at CCPP UNI. It was one of the longest sessions we have experienced.
  • Mozilla releases tools and data for speech recognition
    Voice computing has long been a staple of science fiction, but it has only relatively recently made its way into fairly common mainstream use. Gadgets like mobile phones and "smart" home assistant devices (e.g. Amazon Echo, Google Home) have brought voice-based user interfaces to the masses. The voice processing for those gadgets relies on various proprietary services "in the cloud", which generally leaves the free-software world out in the cold. There have been FOSS speech-recognition efforts over the years, but Mozilla's recent announcement of the release of its voice-recognition code and voice data set should help further the goal of FOSS voice interfaces. There are two parts to the release, DeepSpeech, which is a speech-to-text (STT) engine and model, and Common Voice, which is a set of voice data that can be used to train voice-recognition systems. While DeepSpeech is available for those who simply want to do some kind of STT task, Common Voice is meant for those who want to create their own voice-recognition system—potentially one that does even better (or better for certain types of applications) than DeepSpeech.
  • FreeBSD-Based TrueOS 17.12 Focuses on Faster Boot, Bhyve and LibreSSL Support
    en Moore, the creator of the FreeBSD-based TrueOS computer operating system and Lumina desktop environment, released the TrueOS 17.12 update, which introduces multiple enhancements. Synced with the FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT and FreeBSD ports tree software repositories as of December 4 and November 30, 2017, respectively, TrueOS 17.12 is an incremental update to the operating system adding improvements to the OpenRC-based boot process, removable-device management, LibreSSL and SysAdm API integrations, as well as Bhyve support for TrueOS Server Install. "We have also been working quite a bit on the server offering of TrueOS, and are pleased to provide new text-based server images with support for Virtualization systems such as bhyve," said Ken Moore in the release announcement. "This allows for simple server deployments which also take advantage of the TrueOS improvements to FreeBSD."
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    ...Tax-Calculator, an open-source tax-modeling program.

Games: Slaps and Beans and Games Online For Android

  • Slaps and Beans now in Early Access
    Bud Spencer & Terence Hill: Slaps and Beans [Steam] is now in Early Access after a successful Kickstarter campaign in which the developers gained over $200k.
  • Best First Person Shooter Games Online For Android
    With the ever shining genre of First Person Shooters making it Huge in the PC market, game studios have brought the best of FPS action to people’s mobile devices. Here I present to you my best picks for the Free first person shooter games online for Android.

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