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Full Circle Magazine Issue 1 Released

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Ubuntu

Well, Issue 1 is finally out! Head over to our downloads page (tab at the top) and click Issue 1. We only have the English version out, but more languages are coming soon.

OSS Sound Drivers to be Open Sourced

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Software

pcburn: 4Front Technologies will be releasing their Open Sound System drivers under the GPL v2 and CDDL licenses. Their post on the OpenSolaris forum gives a quick rundown of the plan.

Dell's next step - SUSE Linux desktops?

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SUSE

iTWire: Why would the world's second-ranked PC seller make an effort to sell an operating system that it's never sold before on custom hardware - and do it in a half-hearted manner? Why would it do this at a time when it's desperately trying to regain its number 1 ranking?

Also: A word with Michael Dell

Spice up Windows - replace it with Linux; part 3

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HowTos

Blog of Gentoo: In my previous posts I stated that I'd like to help people to spice their system and move from Windows to Linux. But we all know that it cannot be done in an instant. I started to explain the process in last posts. This time I will explain the 3rd step: Spicing up Office/Production applications.

On the Bench: PCLinuxOS 2007, radically simple?

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PCLOS
Reviews

opensourcelearning: PCLinuxOS released it’s most recent incarnation and has even succeeded to surpass Ubuntu in popularity with (if we use the Distrowatch ranking as an indication of that). With it’s roots solidly in Madriva and dedicated to be even more userfriendly it does deserve a closer look.

New York becomes latest state to ponder ODF

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OSS

LinuxWorld: New York has become the latest U.S. state to ponder whether to use open standards for government document formats, though the move is not necessarily good news for proponents of the ISO standard Open Document Format (ODF).

Optimizing Linux System Performance

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HowTos

Linux DevCenter: Performance optimization in Linux doesn't always mean what we might think. It's not just a matter of outright speed; sometimes it's about tuning the system so that it fits into a small memory footprint. You'd be hard-pressed to find a programmer that does not want to make programs run faster, regardless of the platform. Linux programmers are no exception.

Linux: Using Acked-by Tags

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Linux

Andrew Morton submitted some documentation explaining the use of the "Signed-off-by" and "Acked-by" tags added when patches are submitted for conclusion into the Linux kernel. "The Signed-off-by: tag implies that the signer was involved in the development of the patch, or that he/she was in the patch's delivery path."

Also: Anatomy of the Linux kernel

Sabayon makes managing multiple GNOME user profiles simple

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Software

linux.com: If you have multiple users sharing a single computer, you could probably use an easy way to manage their user profiles. Sabayon can help you create and set up GNOME desktop profiles and assign them to different users. It's similar to Kiosktool for KDE, but for the GNOME environment.

Firefox 3 Alpha 5 is out

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Moz/FF

mozilla links: Firefox 3 Alpha 5 About pageA little more than a month after Alpha 4 and a week later that the scheduled May 30 release date, Mozilla has released the fifth alpha of Firefox 3.

Five scripts that make life easier with Vim

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Software

linux.com: The Vim editor allows you to modify its behavior via scripts, and the Vim community has produced hundreds of scripts that may help you be more productive, or add functions to Vim that you've always wished it would have. Here are five that I find particularly useful.

Best Downloads for Hacking Firefox

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Moz/FF

PC World: Want to bend Firefox to your will, keep yourself safer while you surf, and customize how Google works? These great Firefox extensions will let you do it.

SSH with authentication key instead of password

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HowTos

Debian Administration: SSH is a must use tool for system administrators. However, residing access security on a human entered password is not very wise. The good news is that there is a way to leave remote access open and have not to worry about passwords.

Enable Moodbar in Amarok Music Player

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HowTos

Ubuntu Geek: Amarok is a sound system-independent audio-player for *nix systems. Its interface uses a powerful “browser” metaphor that allows you to create playlists that make the most of your music collection. Moodbar in amarok it shows you the “mood” of a track.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.

Installing repos on Fedora

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HowTos

Typos: Well Fedora never ships with the third-party repositories, since the mirrors contain some illegal stuff. Basically it’s a lot easier to install things like mp3 support, graphics drivers for you nvidia casrds and ofcourse your trusty mplayer or VLC player.

Canonical refines mobile Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

cnet: Ubuntu backer Canonical has pinned down some broad feature lists for its upcoming version of Linux for smaller mobile devices.

Exploring the /etc directory: The skel directory

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HowTos

ITtoolbox Blogs: After quite a while away from the /etc directory I thought that I would get back to visiting it again. This time I will talk about the /etc/skel directory. The skel directory is short for skeleton which goes to show that absolutely everything has a skeleton hiding around somewhere. Including Linux.

Mozilla disputes Firefox flaws

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Moz/FF

computerworld: Mozilla's security chief Tuesday panned a pair of Firefox bugs revealed Monday as low-level threats but hours later changed her mind and said that when used together, they could pose a greater risk.

Is Debian Etch The Other "Easy Linux"?

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Linux

Wired Blogs: Much ink has been written about Ubuntu lately, how it's the best thing to happen to Linux since The Matrix. For sure, Ubuntu's reputation for user-friendliness is much deserved, but voices are currently rising in support of the recently released Debian 4.0 "Etch" desktop.

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