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Five Features Perl 5 Needs Now

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oreilly.com: Perl's 21st anniversary of release is next Thursday, 18 December. Perl 5 is already 14 years old. Though the language has seen many changes since 1994, it can't stand still. Perl 5.10 added many wonderful features and Perl 6 will change the landscape for programming languages, but what's the vision for Perl 5? How can the language stay relevant?

Why are Child Soldiers & Prostitution in OLPC Videos?!

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olpcnews.com: Joanna Stern at Laptop Mag asks "Has OLPC gone too far" with their latest promotional video, one that starts with child soldiers training to fight and child prostitutes soliciting for sex, before promoting XO's for children:

With HP in, all OEMs now ship desktop Linux

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blogs.computerworld: I have known for more years than I care to think about that HP has been almost ready to release a pre-configured Linux desktop system. But, then, they wouldn't pull the trigger. Now they have.

Also: Novell, Hewlett-Packard Push SUSE Linux for Schools

First Look: NexentaCore OS

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rcpmag.com: Recently, I read about NexentaCore, a new experimental operating system that seeks to merge the functionality of a Linux user environment with the OpenSolaris OS kernel, supporting the ZFS file system. I downloaded NexentaCore, currently at version 1.01, and tried it out using VirtualBox.

Amarok 2.0 Rocks the World

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Software

dot.kde.org: After two years of intense development, Amarok 2 has become a reality! Some of the highlights that are included in the 2.0 release are a completely redesigned user interface, tight integration with online services such as Magnatune, Jamendo, MP3tunes, Last.fm and Shoutcast.

New Notifications for Jaunty

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Ubuntu

blogs.gnome.org: The big innovation (and controversy) coming out of the Desktop Experience team here at UDS seems to be the new notifications work going on.

Review: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 adds speed and privacy

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Firefox 3.1 may only be a point release -- from 3.0 to 3.1 -- but its just-released Beta 2 version is a good indication that the final release will be a must-have upgrade for anyone using Firefox.

OpenSolaris as a file server

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heise-online.co.uk: A very fast SMB/CIFS server and the modern functionality of the ZFS file system make OpenSolaris a good choice when setting up a LAN file server.

Fedora 10 a Solid Linux Choice

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eweek.com: Fedora 10 offers a broad security framework and new audit capabilities, and gives Linux enthusiasts and good way for upgrad-ing from Fedora 9. However, for those who use the Linux-based OS, don’t ex-pect any support from Red Hat.

10 Linux-based Gadgets Just in Time for Christmas

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Hardware

daniweb.com: If you haven't bought that special geek in your life something electronic yet for Christmas, here are 10 ideas for you. They're all Linux-based and are sure to bring a smile to any geek's face. They are in no particular order.

Using Linux to Create Holiday Cheer

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earthweb.com: I do not believe anyone needs to be reminded that this holiday season is going to be substantially tighter economically than anything celebrated in the recent past. This article will examine the benefits of making room for open source solutions this holiday season in the place of dropping a ton of money.

Best Linux/FOSS Podcasts of 2008

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junauza.com: One of the most fun ways to get your daily dose of Linux and other FOSS-related news is to listen to a podcast. In no particular order, I have here a list of some of the best and highly recommended Linux/FOSS podcasts of 2008:

Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuse .. does it really matter?

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anojrs.blogspot: It's the perfect time of the year to experiment and look around. It's a season of new releases. Be it Ubuntu with 8.10, or Fedora's 10th release, Mandriva's shiny 2009 edition or the upcoming betas of OpenSuse and Vector Linux.

A Gentoo User Gives Debian a Go Around

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lxer.com: A few weeks ago, I installed Debian for the first time on the desktop. I have run Gentoo for the past four years, and most of the times it's hard to 'learn' something else. However, I still liked to try and find out for myself if Debian was an easy distribution to use. So, how did I fare?

On Linux for Netbooks

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blog.wificat: After almost 3 weeks (and lots of late nights), my experiment with installing another Linux distribution for my Asus Eee 900 netbook has more or less come to a conclusion. After numerous installations I'm settling now with Mandriva One.

Types Of Repositories

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codeghar.wordpress: Many linux distributions divide their repositories into different parts based on certain criteria. It could be for support, policy, or anything else. I will provide a brief introduction here and link to more information.

Checking out the neighbors, part II

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Linux

meandubuntu.wordpress: More exploration with non-Ubuntu based distributions. This time I’m checking out Arch Linux and CentOS.

Sun adds goodies to OpenSolaris 2008.11

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theregister.co.uk: Well, it may be December, but it is time for the OpenSolaris 2008.11 update, the second tweak of the open source variant of the Solaris Unix platform. With the new release today, it's getting some interesting storage enhancements as well as the usual update additions.

Ubuntu 9.04 To Get Nouveau Driver

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phoronix.com: Nouveau still doesn't have a stable released version of its 2D DDX or Mesa 3D driver, but development snapshots of it have appeared in Fedora and a few other distributions. With the release of Ubuntu 9.04 next April, a packaged version of Nouveau will finally appear in Ubuntu's repositories.

FreshRPMs and Livna Join Forces

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ericsbinaryworld.com: If you use Fedora and you want to be able to do useful things like play MP3s or DVDs you need to add an external repository like FreshRPMs or Livna. However, for the good of the Fedora users, they have finally teamed up in the form of RPM Fusion.

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