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Various news items of interest

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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  • Linux-Microsoft Lovefest at LinuxWorld Expo

  • How to have some fun with Strigi and Xesam queries
  • Dell, Ubuntu and My Dad
  • Linux will never make it on the desktop...
  • Time for a Free Software Business Initiative
  • FOSS and the philosophers
  • OpenOffice.org Certification
  • Video tip from RHCEs: Kickstarting with Dell
  • HP Looks to Linux for Tomorrow's Datacenter
  • Ubuntu Certified Professional

Some short takes and stuff:

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  • How To use Yum

  • OLPC Mexico: Carlos Slim Buys 250,000 XO Laptops!
  • LinuxWorld: Partnership Love Is In The Air
  • Ways Of Updating To SLED Or SLES SP1
  • New Firefox support site targets your mom
  • Oracle on Linux Is No Game
  • AMD servers get SuSE Linux certified]
  • Lenovo and Dell tout Linux PCs
  • Install the LAMP stack with 3 commands!
  • Ubuntu Gutsy Tribe 4 to include Tracker-by-default
  • Me and FLOSS in the late '90s

Emacs editing, Pt.5: Shape your Emacs view

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This tutorial, the fifth in a series, shows you how to manage and manipulate the shape your Emacs session—examine how to partition the Emacs screen, create multiple X client windows for a single Emacs session, and display multiple buffers in each window, dividing the screen with horizontal and vertical divisions.

Today's Left-Overs:

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  • QuakeCon Wrapup (& Carmack Interview)

  • Open Source Projects and Corporations
  • Linux database becomes a browser
  • Why doesn’t kudzu ask me to setup a new network card on system start?
  • Mandriva Linux 2008 Beta 1 'Cassini'
  • Merging "Open Source" and "Free Software"

Expect plays a crucial role in network management

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Expect is an indispensable tool for efficient system and network management, and it's also widely misunderstood. In this article, find out the benefits Expect provides in common use cases.

today's buncha links

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  • Installing Rainlendar

  • Top 10 Firefox features that don't require extensions
  • Compiz Fusion Logo Contest
  • Making Good Use of Firefox Add-Ons
  • What's Wrong With Dell Selling Linux PCs
  • Vancouver law firm trades in MS for desktop Linux
  • Vim shortcuts in the browser using Vimperator
  • A Look at Sourceforge Enterprise Edition
  • Open source software gets a chance in Russia
  • Introducing OWB, an open-source browser for consumer devices
  • Reference - making backups using mysqldump
  • Mission Creep: Open Source Virtualization Usage Models Proliferate
  • GPLv3 picks up traction
  • Microsoft's JPEG rival to become a standard?
  • Mozilla to give away own security testing tools
  • Linux: Merging Kgdb?
  • OpenMusic - Free Music for a free World
  • Eight Reasons NOT to Use Linux in the Enterprise

Rich-Client application Performance, Part 1

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In this first installment, you'll learn how to measure the performance of Eclipse-based Rich Client Platform (RCP) applications, determine if slowdowns are caused by CPU or I/O bottlenecks, and keep the UI thread idle to maintain responsiveness. Part 2 will address memory problems.

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