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Linux, a habbit or a cult?

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Linux

bushweed.blogspot: It's no secret that i'm a Linux user. Most of my blog traffic is to Linux related pages. But what makes someone prefer Linux over Windows or Mac? I've debated this with colleagues on many occasions, and there is no clear answer, but there are many outcomes of these debates.

Bring Back the Excitement to Linux Desktop Effects

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Software

junauza.com: There's no doubt that some people have become a Linux user after seeing a video of Compiz Fusion in action on YouTube or wherever. During the first few days or weeks, sure they will enjoy the experience of having an extraordinary desktop that they can show off to their Vista-using friends. However,

The Perfect Server - Fedora 10

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora 10 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP5/Ruby/Python, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

MEPIS 8: An Early Look At Beta 5

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Linux

tuxgeek.me: I recently stumbled upon MEPIS Linux (pronounced ‘meh-pis’ — similar to “memphis”), and was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to pick up and use. I’ve decided to share my experiences with the latest beta of the upcoming MEPIS 8.

Holiday Special: Dell Ubuntu Linux Netbooks At $299

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Hardware
Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Attention Ubuntu Linux shoppers: Dell in newspapers today advertised Inspiron Mini 9 netbooks running Ubuntu for the bargain basement starting price of $299. Even The VAR Guy is opening his wallet and buying one.

Profanity Is Not Professional

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Somewhat unsurprisingly, profanity is a lot more common in open source than in closed source software. Also not surprisingly, some people find it offensive.

Mandriva Pink Slips Adam Williamson too

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MDV

happyassassin.net: Well, I was rather expecting this after reading Vincent’s blog this morning, but I have been told that as of December 31st, I’ll no longer be working for Mandriva, as all external contractors are being canned.

Free Software We're Most Thankful For

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Software

lifehacker.com: Dear free software developers: Before we American nerds sit down to our turkey and mashed potatoes today, know that your creations are at the top of the list of things we're most thankful for.

Open Solaris 2008.05 - Are you kidding me?

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OS

dedoimedo.com: This article is a summary of my four-hour experience with Open Solaris 2008.05. How was it? Well, in one word: good. In two words: NOT good.

openSUSE 11.1 RC 1 Now Available

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE Project is happy to announce that openSUSE 11.1 RC 1 is now available. If all goes well, this will be the last testing release before the final 11.1 public release on December 18th.

Also: GNOME backports on openSUSE

Mandriva Axes Vincent Danen

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MDV

linsec.ca/blog: As of December 31st, my contract with Mandriva will be terminated and I will no longer be working for Mandriva. We’ve got a new CEO now, and he’s determined there is to be no remote contractors, and as a result I’ve been booted from the camp.

I Wonder: Who is Scared of Linux?

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Linux

itwire.com: In short, IBM isn’t scared of Linux, neither is Novell. Oddly, neither is Microsoft, after-all, they actually sell it.

KDE's Kate text editor gets Vi input mode

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Software

arstechnica.com: The KDE desktop environment's advanced text editing program, which is called Kate, has a new input mode that is designed to mimic the functionality of the text-based Vi editor.

Fired Up Over A Hot Browser

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Moz/FF

investors.com: Even though Mitchell Baker was fired from her role overseeing a struggling software project in 2001, she wasn't about to quit.

Why I moved to Gnome

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Ubuntu

blog.andrewmin: I’ve been a KDE user basically since I started using Linux. The Qt toolkit’s default theme was much more visually appealing than GTK+, KDE’s purple and silver was a nicer mix than Ubuntu’s orange and brown, and the KDE apps were pretty awesome. Despite this, I’m now sitting here in front of a clean Ubuntu Intrepid install.

Funtoo is so easy it should be illegal

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Gentoo

azerthoth.blogspot: I sit here watching the first emerge --sync go slowly scrolling by in preparation for my second go around with Funtoo. The Funtoo creator Daniel Robbins, the same man who gave us Gentoo, has started a new project for us geeks to play with.

$500 KWin bounty

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KDE

undefinedfire.com: For those who have not read the KWin mailing list recently an extremely nice KDE user has placed a cash bounty on the implementation of a particular KWin feature.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Talking with Likewise on GPLv3 and community management

  • Seagate offers fix for problematic Barracuda drives on Mac/Linux systems
  • Xavier School Deploys 600 Ubuntu Linux Desktops
  • Thanking open source developers
  • Consumer Search running Drupal
  • Run your NFS server in the user address space with NFS-GANESHA
  • sexism in Debian
  • Steve Ballmer Loves Linux
  • VLC. The swiss army knife of video viewing.
  • Analyst: Red Hat "deeply undervalued," Oracle Linux "has failed"
  • Cisco Offers $100,000 Bounty to Linux Application Developers
  • Open Sources Episode 3: Why does technology hate us?
  • Daniel Robbins: What I’ve Been Up To – New site, etc.
  • Jono Bacon: The Flow Of Ideas
  • Third ever webserver retired...
  • CrunchBang Linux 8.10.01 released
  • Aaron Seigo: free software supply chains
  • 64bit Linux, PulseAudio, Fedora 10 and so on

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Tint Task Manager in Debian

  • SHIFT, CAPSLOCK, and CONTROL keys stop working in Ubuntu
  • Understanding the Linux Filesystem
  • Use the date Command to Measure Elapsed Time
  • Revisor: Creating Custom Fedora Installation Media
  • Looking for large files on your Linux
  • How to reset a lost MySQL root password
  • Data encryption and Ubuntu, Part II
  • How to downgrade the Kernel in Ubuntu 8.10 the easy way
  • Create Encrypted CD’s and DVD’s in Linux
  • Freeing up disk space in Ubuntu
  • Good Power Management Practices

Blockbuster box runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Blockbuster announced a branded version of a IP set-top box and media player from 2Wire that runs Linux on a MIPS-based Broadcom chipset. The Blockbuster version of the 2Wire MediaPoint digital media player is used to download videos from Blockbuster OnDemand via broadband.

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GNU nano 2.9.7 was released

Accumulated changes over the last five releases include: the ability to bind a key to a string (text and/or escape sequences), a default color of bright white on red for error messages, an improvement to the way the Scroll-Up and Scroll-Down commands work, and the new --afterends option to make Ctrl+Right (next word) stop at the end of a word instead of at the beginning. Check it out. Read more

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Games: Cities: Skylines - Parklife, Descenders, WolfenDoom: Blade of Agony, Stoneshard

  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife launches this Thursday, get the main game super cheap on Humble Store
    With the release of Cities: Skylines - Parklife on Thursday, it's going to expand the already great city builder with some fun new features. For those who don't have Cities: Skylines yet, it has a massive sale on Humble Store with 75% off.
  • Extreme downhill free-riding game 'Descenders' just had a huge update, needs a quick fix on Linux
    Descenders is an extreme downhill free-riding game currently in Early Access and their first major update just went live. I've been quite a big fan of it, as it showed a massive amount of promise at the initial release. I held off on covering this update right away, since the released version of the update broke the 64bit Linux version. Nearly a week later and no fix, so here's how you can fix it manually: Right click on it in your Steam library and go to properties, then hit the Local Files tab up the top and press Browse Local Files… once there, open the Descenders_Data folder, go into the Plugins folder and delete "libfmod.so".
  • WolfenDoom - Blade of Agony is looking for AMD testers
    The GZDoom-powered FPS total conversion WolfenDoom: Blade of Agony [Official Site] is pushing on with development of Chapter 3: The Clash of Faith.
  • Open-world roguelike RPG 'Stoneshard' will have Linux support, nearly hit the Kickstarter goal
    Stoneshard [Official Site] is a pretty good sounding open-world RPG, it's currently on Kickstarter with a promise of Linux support and they've nearly hit their goal. With 26 days left to go, they've hit $28K of their $30K goal, so it looks like they will manage it easily. Inspired by the likes of Diablo, ADOM, Darkest Dungeon and more, they have a lot to live up to in terms of their inspiration. What makes it sound quite interesting, is the survival elements you heal to deal with like diseases, broken bones, mental health and more.