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October 2009

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • My GNOME themes
  • MythTV 0.22 Release Approaches With RC2
  • Maddog: Three-in-one
  • Slackware Package Managers
  • Fedora 12 Beta on Thinkpad T500
  • Fedora 12 features
  • Super Linux Triage fest at Zareason HQ this weekend
  • Fixing Eclipse in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
  • Linux and Windows - one and the same?
  • DRI2 Sync + Swap Extensions Near Reality
  • Skype Open Source « in the near future »

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing and Using SNORT on Ubuntu
  • Install Flash & MM Support on Ubuntu
  • Mplayer Frontends (gnome-mplayer,Smplayer)
  • Omnet++ 4.0 : Installation
  • remove an alias - unalias
  • TCP Wrappers and xinetd

Experiencing Sabayon 5, oh!

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Linux
Gentoo

linuxforu.com: Sabayon’s strength has always been to showcase the power of FOSS on the desktop. Once upon a time, it used to come preinstalled with Linux-compatible games. But the current releases have done away with the idea of showcasing the games factor and concentrate on giving an out-of-the box desktop experience.

Sugar: The Cooler Desktop

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Linux

ujjwol.com.np: Most of you, Linux users have always been limited to the two big desktop names in Linux. GNOME and KDE today represent the Linux desktop. But one desktop was made with small screen and children in mind. Yes, the Sugar.

List of Slackware-based mini Distributions

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Slack

mysticalgr.awardspace: Following is a list of Slackware-based mini distro’s I’ve collected from various sources (wikipedia/distrowatch..) The need of such a list came when I was trying to find a Slackware-based mini distribution to install it in my usb pen-drive.

Apple Scuttles ZFS: Community Picks it Up

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OSS

ostatic.com: In like a lion, out like a Snow Leopard? Apple changed its spots on Sun's ZFS fairly quickly. This week the company shutterd the ZFS Project on Mac OS Forge, and there's no hide or hair of ZFS to be found in Snow Leopard. But as with all things open source, there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

Gedit: Don't Get Tricked by Its Simple Looks

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Software

softpedia.com: Every Linux user that has used the GNOME desktop environment must have had at least an encounter with its default text editor, Gedit. You start it up, and it looks like a simple notepad type application with a toolbar added on top. However, don't let yourself fooled by that simple appearance.

Phoronix 2009 Linux Graphics Survey

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Hardware

phoronix.com: For the past two years we have hosted an annual Linux Graphics Survey in which we ask well over 20,000 users each time their video card preferences, driver information, and other questions about their view of the Linux graphics stack. This survey will run from 31 October to 30 November, 2009.

Open Source Whitepaper updated for 2010

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OSS

opensource.org: The paper is now 5 pages of text and 2 pages of references. It is still relatively concise, but the fact that the numbers keep showing double- and triple-digit improvements in important metrics (compared with proprietary software), I felt that it would only be fitting to expand the content and the data by a commensurate amount.

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