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Richard Stallman, founder of GNU Project confirmed safe after earthquake

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wikinews.org: Wikinews has learned that Richard Stallman, the founder of the GNU Project, is confirmed to be safe in Peru after a massive 8.0 earthquake struck the country on August 15. It was earlier reported that he may have been missing.

today's leftovers

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  • How can I make dd give me a progress report?

  • Linux Testers Wanted for EVE Online
  • Red Hat in talks with states for open source solution
  • Is Open-Source A Business Model? $500 Million Says It Is
  • An Interview with Matt Asay
  • MIT’s ‘$100 laptops’ to go to Pacific islands
  • Xandros dance with Microsoft turns to a smooch
  • What made Kevin’s jaw hit the floor today?

today's extra links:

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  • A quick overview of Linux kernel crash dump analysis

  • Linux, Speedtouch USB modem and ADSL = major headache!
  • Linux Goes Legit
  • How to install Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) in OS X using Parallels Desktop 3.0
  • Freespire 2.0 Review
  • Linux: The Original Process Scheduler
  • Xandros Licenses MS Exchange Protocols
  • Where does SCO go from here?
  • Bash eternal history
  • Simply Mepis 6.0 64
  • Opera-9.23 Is Out, So Lets Install It In Debian And/or Ubuntu
  • Microsoft PR bunnies love Firefox - shocka
  • What does your favorite text editor say about you?

Distributed administration using SSH

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Use Secure Shell (SSH) to run commands on remote UNIX systems and, with some simple scripts, put together a system that enables you to manage many systems simultaneously from one machine without having to log in directly to the machines themselves.

GNOME Desktop project 10 years old!

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Exactly 10 years ago, on 15th August 1997, Miguel de Icaza started his first announcement about GNOME Desktop project with this words: "We want to develop a free and complete set of user friendly applications and desktop tools, similar to CDE and KDE but based entirely on free software."

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today's leftovers:

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  • New tilesets for KMahjongg and KShisen

  • The homogenization of the UNIX world
  • Freespire 2.0: First look and impressions
  • Changing lots of passwords at once
  • Novell doesn't want to be the next SCO
  • Musings on Gnomedex and evolution
  • Oracle CEO Ellison: Open source software is no threat
  • Mainframe Linux
  • In Wake Of SCO Ruling, Torvalds Sticks To Kernel
  • Linux looking to conquer apps, data center, edge
  • Tip of the Trade: SystemImager

Today's extras and shorts:

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  • Red Hat rated #1 IT vendor in Japan

  • Serving Two Markets
  • My new Ubuntu laptop
  • Bug Slashing/Hunting Weekend is Over
  • A Fond Farewell Smiling
  • LinuxWorld Expo 2007 report
  • Nokia Siemens joins Linux Foundation to push 'telco' Linux
  • MEPIS - MEPIS Talks - 4
  • Low-cost GPS silicon targets Linux gadgets
  • Linux dances with penguins' Happy Feet
  • “kernel: VFS: Busy inodes after unmount. Self-destruct in 5 seconds. Have a nice day…”?
  • Counter-Strike on Linux
  • PCLinuxOS 2007– Ready for Average Joes?
  • Linux ready to play with rivals
  • Distro Choices
  • Mozilla Labs reveals animated PNG editor for Firefox
  • Dells are this much cheaper with Ubuntu rather than Windows
  • Ask On-Disk.com
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