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Kernel space: How to use a terabyte of RAM

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Linux

linuxworld.com: An experimental new design for Linux's virtual memory system would turn a large amount of system RAM into a fast RAM disk with automatic sync to magnetic media.

PCLinuxOS 2007 WINS!

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PCLOS

desktoplinux.wordpress: I took a big risk repartitioning and installing MEPIS 7.0, risking the beloved XP operating system. But XP did and still does survive. But it is no longer the operating system of choice on the family desktop. Neither is Mepis.

Mandriva Linux Spring 2008 Release on the Asus EEE PC

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MDV

justingill.com/blog: After the success of Ubuntu 8.04 on my Asus EEE PC it was brought to my attention by Klopus there are interesting happenings going on over at Mandriva. I was directed to a thread on the EEE PC User Forum discussing Mandriva on the EEE PC. After reading through the thread I was convinced I would give Mandriva a try.

Ubuntu Is One Geeky OS

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Ubuntu

twistermc.com/blog: I’ve finally got Ubuntu (7.10) up and running. Overall the install was great, but once up and running there are a lot of items that are just to complicated. I understand that Ubuntu is a great alternative, but until it becomes more user friendly in some aspects, it’s going to be a hard sell.

Gnash Flash player reaches milestone, not destination

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Software

linux.com: Gnash, the free software Flash player, has released its first beta. The new release is a milestone for both the project and the GNU/Linux desktop, which remains dependent on the proprietary Adobe player for handling Flash files (.swf). Although Flash support is not complete in version 0.8.2, Gnash has now reached the point where it is usable for the most common everyday purposes.

Getting Stuff Done on Linux [Part 2]

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Software

makeuseof.com: Last time, we covered Linux applications for creating content. Today we will be covering organizational and web-based programs for Linux.

Google Summer of Code, XFCE and the lack of a vision

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Software

beranger.org: XFCE was not accepted for the Google Summer of Code 2008. Should things have been different? And: how Thunar thinks I am idiot.

NightStar LX Tools for Ubuntu Linux

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Software

edablog.com: Concurrent recently release of a new version of its NightStar(tm) LX debugging and analysis tools for Ubuntu Linux editions. NightStar is a powerful, integrated GUI tool set for developing and tuning time-critical applications on x86-based platforms. NightStar's advanced debugging features enable system builders to solve difficult problems quickly.

A Microsoft Slur in the OOXML Saga -- Did I Tell You or Did I Tell You?

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Microsoft

groklaw.net: The New Zealand Open Source Society is reporting that an employee at Microsoft New Zealand recently sent an email to one of the technical bodies advising an NB involved in the OOXML ISO process, smearing a man's reputation, Matthew Holloway, apparently to undermine his technical input which was critical of OOXML.

Sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke is dead

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Obits

news.com: Science fiction impresario Arthur C. Clarke is dead, according to published news reports. Clarke was the author, or co-author, of dozens of fiction and non-fiction books. But he will likely always be best known for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Alternageek Episode 32: Putting On A Social AIR

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Linux

In this week’s episode, we talk about our new AlternaGeek OGG feed, PCLinuxOS, Amazon MP3 Downloader for Linux, Adobe AIR and the recent influx of social network aggregators like SocialThing, FriendFeed and Spokeo.

Best Practices for moving to desktop Linux

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Linux

cityblogger.com: There are a lot of good reasons for moving to Linux on the desktop. But before you make the move, here are a few suggestions on the best practices to be followed before moving to Linux on the desktop.

Hans Reiser Stumbles on Witness Stand; Defense Attorney Cuts Bait

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Linux guru Hans Reiser took the witness stand for the fifth day at his murder trial here Tuesday and immediately decried the police as law breakers who will do anything to get a conviction, including the planting of evidence.

Novell comes to Sesame Street

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SUSE

blogs.zdnet: Novell on Tuesday announced that Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind Sesame Street, is a reference customer using ZENworks Asset Management and Xen virtualization on Suse Linux Enterprise Server.

Ubuntu Based Linux, 32 Flavours and Then Some…

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Ubuntu

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I had an inspiring thought this morning. It occurred to me how vibrant a number of Ubuntu Linux flavours there must be. Below is what some of the flavours have to say about themselves. Ubuntu Linux truly is 32 flavours and then some. Can I make it to 32? I’m not sure but let’s try… Wink

Web Servers: Don't Count Apache Out

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Software

ostatic.com: There's been discussion in the open source world about a decline in the popularity of the dominant Apache web server. These concerned are fueled largely by the Netcraft survey of the internet, which shows a 20% decline in Apache's market share over the last three years. But bearing in mind the old saw about lies and statistics, it's worth digging a bit more to see what these numbers mean.

10 Linux Commands You Probably Don’t Use

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Linux

foogazi.com: If you are a hard core systems administrator or Linux engineer you’ll probably recognize most of these Linux command line tricks. The following Linux command line tips are not typically used by your everyday Linux user.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Reload the Gnome or KDE Panels Without Restarting

  • How do I… Create a 3D logo in GIMP?
  • Drupal 6.0: Installation and Basic Usage
  • PIC Programming with Linux #2: building the programmer
  • dvorak to QWERTY on the fly
  • See what Unicode characters are in Perl’s character classes
  • Linux Desktop Search
  • The value of a meaningful xorg.conf
  • Bash bits, nibbles and bytes: Breaking out of the Loop.
  • Lightweight Linux - A Look at Fbpanel
  • Enhance your music player with Rockbox

mozilla developer news March 18

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Moz/FF

In this issue… Firefox 3 Memory usage, Mozilla QA Companion released, Mozilla at SXSW
John Lilly and Mike Schroepfer interviewed by Matt Asay, Effortless Good Firefox Add-on, and The Year of the Gecko.

Microsoft +/vs. Novell: The rich irony of then and now

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Microsoft
SUSE

Matt Asay: There is a tragic (but rich) irony in the news that Microsoft failed in its appeal to throw out Novell's decade-old antitrust lawsuit against it. On one hand, you have Novell arguing (rightly) in court that Microsoft unfairly bullies competitors. On the other hand, we see Novell supping at the feet of Microsoft to revive its Linux business.

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