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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 4:45pm
Story Linux Shines at CES with Smart TVs and Home Automation Gizmos Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 3:57pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: IIX Inc. Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 3:55pm
Story Good news, Some Samsung 2014 TVs to be upgradeable to Tizen Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 3:02pm
Story Wearing LG's webOS smartwatch made me happy Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 2:59pm
Story Linuxy Hopes and Dreams for an Inferno-Free 2015 Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 2:24pm
Story diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 2:15pm
Story Harman brings Linux based IVI to entry-level cars Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 2:14pm
Story Is SteamOS Ready for the Possible Steam Machines Launch in March? Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 1:15pm
Story OSS Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/01/2015 - 1:13pm

LXDE, A stable and lightweight desktop environment

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Software

linuxpoison.blogspot: LXDE is the abbreviation for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. LX also stands for LinuX. You will find it different from other desktop environments, due to its discrete components, which can be used independently and with few dependencies.

Review: Sabayon 3.5 Pod

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: ince both Gentoo and Sabayon were included on this Linux Format DVD, I decided I would first try and install Gentoo and then Sabayon and compare how easy the installations were since Sabayon is a derivative distro from Gentoo.

VMware Server 2 shows some improvement

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Software

linux.com: Despite being an entry-level server virtualization product, many people used VMware Server on the desktop. Taking that into consideration, you have to look at the recently released VMware Server 2, from two angles -- as an entry-level server virtualization platform and as an alternative to desktop virtualization products like VirtualBox. With its performance and other improvements, it does enough to keep existing customers happy, but probably not enough to get others to switch.

Ubuntu 8.10: what's new, Doc?

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Why do people climb Mount Everest? Well, because it's there, I guess. Why do so many people dislike George Bush? Saves a lot of time, I guess. Why do people keep downloading every new release of Ubuntu?

Also: Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu 8.10. Upgrade Now!
And: Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) - Configuration Tips

today's leftovers

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News
  • Million’s of Linux Users, they can’t all be experts

  • Getting KMS Ready For Linux 2.6.29 Kernel
  • Cool New Happenings in uPnP and Telepathy Land
  • There is one global market in an open source world
  • GNOME Annual Report 2008 Kickoff
  • Open-source Silverlight slips into second gear
  • Prizefight: Battle of the browsers
  • Twiki.net vs. NextWiki: open source developers go their own way
  • openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 Slip
  • sudo zypper up from factory repo now requires EULA Agreement
  • AlgoScore - Music By The Numbers
  • Gentoo 2008.0 - a second attempt
  • New DMX Server Provides More Features, Less Complex
  • My Daily WTF!
  • Open source technology casts new perspective on China's development
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Released and Reviewed
  • Review: Ubuntu 8.10 Is The Real Deal

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • how to drain your entropy and have fun with ssh fingerprint ASCII-art

  • Netconsole: how to get kernel messages you would not get otherwise
  • Common vi editor command list
  • How survive zypper dup on system with bad internet connection
  • Parallel SSH execution and a single shell to control them all
  • 11 Simple Ways To Recover Your Screen on Linux and Unix
  • Bash efficiency formula
  • NVidia Fan Speed Revisited
  • Ubucleaner - Simple bash script to keep your Ubuntu System Clean
  • Find out number of IP’s connected to the system
  • Script for deleting users (follow up for creating user)

AOL Goes Open Source

adweek.com: The most old-school Web media brand is set to embrace an open source, Web 2.0 approach in a major way.

Also: AOL.com opens its home page, but does anyone care?

Intel joins Taiwan on Linux OS for netbooks

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Linux

linuxworld.com (IDG): Intel and the Taiwan government plan to open a development center to further the Linux-based Moblin OS for devices such as netbooks and mobile Internet devices (MIDs), they jointly announced on Thursday.

Six Experimental Firefox Extensions We Love

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Moz/FF

lifehacker.com: We love Firefox for its extensibility, but sometimes we run into an extension or two that dons the "Experimental" label on the Firefox add-ons site. So without further ado, read on for a closer look at seven awesome Firefox extensions we're into.

You Don't Make Mistakes Like This

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: It wasn't but just a few days ago that I laid into IBM for not only saying something that should make every Linux User wonder...but for saying something so outrageous that it was hard to believe they said it at all.

Desktop Linux tidal wave alert

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: In 2009, more Linux-powered desktops will sell then will Windows-powered ones. Sounds crazy doesn't it? Think again.

Opera Preps For More Browser Battles

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Software
Interviews

informationweek.com: In an interview, Opera's CEO discusses the Web browser's fight for market share, how important the mobile space is, and why Google's Chrome has been good for Opera.

Also: Opera sings the security blues

The state of Linux gaming

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Gaming

bantermarket.com: When people hear Linux, they hear open-source, and it usually comes to a shock to them that, not only have old games been successfully ported to Linux, but even some of the most modern first-person shooters have too been ported natively to Linux.

more ubuntu picks

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Brings the BBC to Linux

  • Ubuntu's Intrepid Ibex Loads Up on Linux Features
  • 10 Reasons to Not Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10
  • Using Add/Remove Applications for Software Management in Ubuntu
  • Solving Privacy Issues in Ubuntu 8.10

How's Ubuntu 8.10

Great!
43% (296 votes)
meh...
22% (150 votes)
Sucks!
10% (71 votes)
Passed on it.
25% (174 votes)
Total votes: 691

Avant Window Navigator

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Software

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: For a long while there I didn’t want to check out the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) because I was shunning Compiz. But now that I’m back on the Compiz (and since Metacity should have compositing “soon” anyway) I decided to give a shot.

Linux Continues to Define the Future of Computing While Microsoft Follows

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Linux
Microsoft

Jim Zemlin: It is hard for the executive director of the Linux Foundation to feel bad for Microsoft, but they are having a bad week while Linux continues to move forward in innovative ways.

GIMP 2.6.2 Released

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GIMP

The GIMP development team has made another bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Improvements and fixes include faster Scaling, unit and zoom entries now in Statusbar, and Printing now to scale.

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A Better File System for Linux?

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Linux

internetnews.com: At the heart of every operating system is the file system that provides read/write access to data. Since 2001, Ext3 has been the mainstay of Linux file systems. But the winds of change could be blowing toward a better file system in the works.

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Security: Updates, Trustjacking, Breach Detection

  • Security updates for Monday
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