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PCLinuxOS Gnome 2.21.2

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PCLOS

distro-review.com: I have a lot of confidence in the PCLinuxOS guys (Texstar) because PCLinuxOS 2007 was (and still is) one of my favourite releases ever. I was worried for a while that nothing was going on in the PCLOS camp because there was no word of PCLOS2008.

Not the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, Chapter 6

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Gentoo

gentooexperimental.org: Not the Gentoo Weekly Newletter Chapter 6 is online and ready to go. Topics include Travel report: FOSDEM, Gentoo Improvement: Trustees, Interview with a bot: Amarok, and Tips&Tricks: bash completion.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Alpha 6

  • Debian Lenny XFCE CD: buggy as nobody else
  • Fedora XFCE: 8->9
  • Granularity of GNOME dependencies: and the ad-hoc winner is...
  • Linux: An Introduction
  • My Thoughts On Linspire
  • Interview with Craig Muzilla, VP of middleware at Red Hat
  • KY Rep. Seeks To Ban Anonymous Blogging, Comments
  • Samba keeps up with Server 2008, Vista SP1
  • Will Acquia ruin Drupal?
  • Dries Buytaert Open Source Rock Star / Entrepreneur?
  • The Linux.. Windows.. Um, Just the Desktop
  • OLPC computers on their way to Birmingham, Ala.
  • Ubuntu Installation
  • The Linux car that drives itself

Top 20 Linux Games: Boredom got PWNT!

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Gaming

linuxlove.org: If you’re a Linux user on a daily basis, certainly you’re not really a gamer. But there are some moments for everyone when we’re bored in front of the computer. And what better way to kill boredom but with games?

Another Look at Gnome Menu Bar Alternatives

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Software

linuxtidbits.wordpress: After reading a post yesterday that talked about replacing the Gnome’s built-in menu applet, I began thinking why not try out the replacements for my lead-weighted Gnome Menu Bar.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Creating Your Own Linux RPM's - The Initial Software Build

  • Beginning Your Spec File For Building Linux RPM's
  • How to set default session timeout in Linux
  • Archive files in both Windows and Linux using PeaZip
  • phpMyBackupPro: No simpler backup for MySQL
  • List Open Files for Process
  • How to check your video card
  • Rescue an encrypted LUKS LVM volume
  • Thunderbird Has Lost my eMail in Ubuntu
  • How-to Install Nexuiz 2.4
  • Using Google Gears on Linux
  • Monitoring Realtime network interface Using Slurm
  • Patching debian packages
  • AstroMenace: A 3D space shooter game
  • ACPI S2 vs. Gentoo vs. Vaio TZ11

pytmenu: a menu option for openbox with xcompmgr

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: pytmenu is unconventional, but I can’t deny that it works, and has potential. Basically this is a common applications list, thrown up on the screen as a transparency, with applications triggered when you hit return.

EU to consider buying open-source software

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OSS

iht.com: The European Commission will propose in the next few days to buy more of its computer software from open-source developers, a commission spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The Office Suite Dilemma on Ubuntu

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Software

ibeentoubuntu.com: Let's face it, the office suite options on Ubuntu aren't as good as they should be. (I'm going to talk mostly about word processing here.)

Open Source Music Makes Tons Of Money

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Misc

openlogic.com/blogs: This past week, the band Nine Inch Nails released a new studio album consisting of 36 tracks on the internet. He uploaded a torrent of the album to The Pirate Bay as well as other torrent sites, all completely free.

Breaking a dpkg Addiction with Gentoo

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Gentoo

kdubois.net: “Hello. My name is Kevin, and I’m a dpkg addict. Its been 3 days since my last apt-get…” Dpkg is the package management system for the *buntu’s and for Debian. I have had an itch for a little while to move away from downloading prebuilt packages. Why?

Microsoft Singularity: What is the mess we've been handed?

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Microsoft
OSS

penguinpetes.com: I have a standing moral obligation with myself as follows: If Microsoft ever released a purely Open-Source or Free Software system I would download it, try it out, review it, and possibly adopt it, to be treated no different from software from, for example, Red Hat Inc. or BSD. But I'm poring over the license, and this seems like it doesn't qualify.

Negroponte Seeks a Laptop CEO

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OLPC

businessweek.com: With the group far short of his goal, Negroponte is looking for help in piloting OLPC. During an interview with BusinessWeek, he revealed publicly for the first time that he's searching for a chief executive while he continues in the role of chairman. He says the organization has been operating "almost like a terrorist group.

Linux Reality Episode 97 - A Few Linux Games

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Linux

linuxreality.com: In this episode: an overview of a few games for adults and kids alike that work great in Linux:

ISO Statement on the BRM: Public Stay Out - Updated

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OSS

groklaw.net: The ISO folk have put out a press release about how wonderful the BRM worked out and what happens next. However, it tells us little people to stay out. Here's the operative language:

Proposal: Fedora@Home

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Linux

lwn.net: The Fedora project has just begun considering a proposal (from Red Hat) to incorporate the MRG grid scheduler into its distribution. This would enable Fedora users to donate their spare CPU cycles to some worthy project.

Also: Red Hat Expands Legal Firepower

AMD Catalyst 8.03 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Today the Catalyst 8.03 Linux driver has been released with the release train slowly chugging along. The only new feature in this month's proprietary Linux driver is X-Video support for the Xpress 1200 hardware, but there are a few bug fixes that may satisfy some Linux users.

Icon herding gets easier with Tango Generator

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: When you want to customize the look and feel of your Linux desktop environment, you can find many resources for altering window managers and interface widgets, but working with icons has always been more of an issue. Now you can get help with icons from a new program called Tango Generator.

Hans Reiser Testifying He Still Cares for Nina, Missing Seat Explained

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Reiser

wired blogs: Hans Reiser took the stand Wednesday for the second day at his murder trial here, telling jurors that he still has feelings for his estranged wife he is accused of killing.

Understand your Domain Name System

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HowTos

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the service that converts hostnames and domain details into the IP addresses required for application to communicate. This article looks at the basics of DNS setup, how servers and requests are distributed, and exchanged and how to set up and keep a DNS environment running smoothly.

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