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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 8:37pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 8:38pm
Story Mageia and OpenSUSE Updates Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 8:39pm
Story KDE and GNOME Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 8:41pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 8:42pm
Story Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 8:45pm
Story Chromebooks, GNU/Linux, and Windows Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 8:46pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 8:46pm
Story OTON X claims to be the first artificial intelligent games console, it's powered by Linux Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 10:19pm
Story Games for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 05/09/2016 - 10:37pm

odds & ends

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News
  • Linux Action Show Mini Episode 1

  • Novell Joins Moblin to Further Development of Linux-based Mobile Devices
  • Backup and Restore Package Lists in Ubuntu
  • Middle East lagging open source
  • Working with CSV files in Bash
  • Intrepid Ibex: Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 in 5 simple steps
  • Which is more relevant - iPhone or Linux?
  • Mozilla Messaging releases new Thunderbird 3 alpha
  • Andrew Lahdelt Timed the Market, but Missed the Mark on Linux
  • Problem Running Bash Script In Cron

Q&A: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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Linux
Interviews

zdnet.com.au: In this candid interview with ZDNet.com.au, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst discusses why he thinks rival VMWare will fail, how the financial crisis will be good for open source, and why cloud computing will be the future.

Top 12 Most Absurd Quotes By Steve Ballmer

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Microsoft

junauza.com: Yesterday, my post was about the latest stupid remarks by Steve Ballmer at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo. Today, we'll take a look at his all time most ridiculous quotes.

The Calm Before the Open Source Storm

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OSS

mr-oss.com: Companies who have previously relied upon software to generate revenue will see financial decline if they take the open source road. This decline however is to be short lived and in the long run will prove to be a power play that will pay off in the future and here is why.

KDE 4 Is The New KDE 3 (Are /You/ Ready?)

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KDE

lincoln.ac.uk/~padams: So, the eagle-eyed of you may have noticed something happen to my T61 as I was taking screenshots of the LTSP setup for LEL.... That's right! I have finally switched from my beloved KDE 3.5 to KDE 4.1. And I'm very happy about it indeed.

Microsoft self interest is its commitment to open source

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Microsoft
OSS

blogs.the451group: Microsoft continued its moves to make its Windows OS and other software more supportive and integrated with open source last week, releasing Web Application Installer software to facilitate development and use of popular Web applications, including open source software such as DotNetNuke web application framework, Drupal content management software, osCommerce e-commerce software and WordPress blogging software.

Also: How Microsoft will compete with 'free'

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #113

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #113 for the week of October 12th - October 18th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 7.04 “End of Life,” Intrepid release parties, and Archive frozen for Intrepid 8.10.

Dillo 2.0 Gets Tabbed Browsing

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Dillo, the famous little browser used in small, lightweight distributions like Damn Small Linux (DSL), reached version 2.0 on October 14, 2008.

Status Update: openSUSE 11.1 beta 3

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SUSE

opensuse.org: A quick status update on openSUSE 11.1 beta 3. The DVD installation ISOs were not complete by Friday night, and only the x86 live CDs have built correctly. The team will try another test build Monday morning.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 ships with partition error

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Hardware

liliputing.com: If you’ve ordered a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook with Ubuntu Linux and an 8GB or 16GB solid state disk, you might want to check the amount of available disk space. It appears that early units only made use of 4GB even if the computer had a larger SSD.

Is CompUSA.com poised to become the Crazy Eddie of Linux?

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: CompUSA used to be my favorite brick and mortar place to buy computers. My interest was particularly piqued by this weekend’s latest mailer, which list the Sylvania G Intel Atom-based netbook, that runs on a specially modified version of Ubuntu, for $379.

Why good people make bad OS choices

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I was looking for a mini-notebook the other day for my mom-in-law at a Best Buy when I happened to hear a senior sales guy telling a newbie the 411 on selling PCs. "You sell them either Vista, or, if you have to, point them to the Macs because those computers work. That XP stuff is old junk and Linux doesn't work."

How To Install OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 On Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide shows how you can install the new OpenOffice 3.0.0 office suite on your Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. Your current OpenOffice installation will not be removed unless you uninstall it with Synaptic or on the command line, so you can run both versions in parallel if you like.

Linux incognito part one: the Leopard

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Linux

itwire.com: One of the strengths of Linux over other operating systems is that its user interface can be totally replaced to suit any occasion. Here is how to trick it out like MacOS's Leopard, and trick your friends.

misc stuff

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News
  • Your mom runs Ubuntu?

  • KDE4: Resolving Dolphin crashes & the Krusaders to our rescue
  • How to Setup Broadcom Wireless BCM4312 (rev 02)for Ubuntu

Hands on: Revive an old PC with Linux

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Linux

pcw.co.uk: Reader Graham Steel wrote to ask about his computer. He said: “I have an old IBM Thinkpad installed with Windows 98 and incapable of running newer versions of Windows, with just 96MB of Ram and a Pentium II CPU."

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.28 - Part 1: ATA support and block layer

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: In the week since the publication of Linux 2.6.27, the kernel developers have already integrated more than 4000 patches into the main development tree of Linux, from which kernel version 2.6.28 will emerge in late December or early January.

Opera 9.60 Review - Awesomeness, Great Features and a Few Annoying Crashes

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: I must say that I think Opera is doing a great job supporting its browser on Linux. Even though it's closed-source, it's still one of the most powerful web browsers out there, and each release comes with packages for every major distribution out there.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to network Vista, XP, Linux and OS X

  • Some tips for correcting UUIDs in Ubuntu
  • memstat: Identify what is using up virtual memory

odds & ends

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News
  • FLOSS Weekly 45: KDE

  • Why Ubuntu Then?
  • Linux/Unix Want Ads - Humor That's Sad But True
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/17
  • Linux versus Windows: another fine Microsoft TCO Analysis
  • Daniel Robbins: Metro Build Engine Released
  • Kernel Log: new Catalyst drivers, 2.6.27.1 resolves cause of e1000e problem
  • Leave It To The Little Guys...
  • Stop and Start Services in Arch Linux
  • Rufscript - A nice handwriting font
  • R.I.P. - Windows XP
  • Official drink for openSUSE addicts
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