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Linux and the Third World

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: The government of Vietnam announced last week that it will be converting all its government computers to open source software by the end of 2010, with conversion to begin almost immediately. So apparently open source software really is communism.

What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 1: Dodgy Wifi drivers and AP support

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Scarcely two weeks after the release of Linux 2.6.28, Linus Torvalds has integrated comprehensive changes for kernel version 2.6.29 into the main development branch. As of Friday morning, he had added a whopping 7550 patches.

odds & ends

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News
  • Btrfs and Squashfs merged into Linux kernel

  • It's 2009 and SCO are maintaining the Linux rage - what the?
  • Linux Outlaws 71 - Evil@Home
  • 20 awesome free OS downloads that aren't Windows 7
  • Mozilla Craziness
  • European SME representation was against OOXML
  • How to change DMA settings on Ubuntu
  • ASUS Eeeeeeeee PC: Innovative NetBook
  • Five reasons to seriously consider buying a netbook
  • I’m not compatible with Linux
  • Stopping Pythons from eating your Rams
  • Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu using VirtualBox
  • How secure is open source disk-encryption?
  • Start gnome screensaver from the command-line

Windows 7 as “Linux killer”? How times have changed!

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft makes for an unlikely David, and Linux an even unlikelier Goliath — but here we are. A few years ago, Linux was positioned as the “Windows killer.” Now Windows 7 is being positioned as the Linux killer.

Amarok 2.0.1.1 "Magellan" Released, Includes Security Fix

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dot.kde.org: The Amarok team is pleased to announce the release of Magellan, Amarok 2.0.1.1. It includes some of the features users have been waiting for, bugfixes as well as a security fix.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #124

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #124 for the week of January 4th- January 10th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Next Ubuntu Global Bug Jam, Ubuntu Developer Weekend returns, Debian Import Freeze, And much, much more.

XBMC

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Reviews

Streaming media around the home, is something which is becoming a more commercial viability, if you look at the amount of hardware available for the Task, the Big Boys, Buffalo, Dlink, LinkSys, Freecom and NetGear all have Network Media extenders which attach to your network, and TV, and allow you to stream music and video off a NAS Server or computer to your TV.

The Man and the Myth Behind Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The New York Times ran a story today about Ubuntu and its prospects for beating Microsoft. Focusing on Mark Shuttleworth, the Times reporter concludes that the idea of Linux on every desktop remains a bit “quixotic,” and suggests that Ubuntu has only come so far thanks to Shuttleworth’s wealth. I don’t think that’s true.

Netbooks take center stage at CES

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Hardware

reuters.com: Netbooks were everywhere and on everyone's lips at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, expanding as a category of small laptop PCs that are rewriting the rules for the struggling computer industry.

Is It GNU/Linux Or Linux?

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: It is Debian GNU/Linux, but it is Linux Mint and just plain old Ubuntu. But Canonical says Ubuntu is a Linux-based distro, not a GNU/Linux based distro. It is also PCLinuxOS and not PCGNU/LinuxOS. Redhat calls it Redhat Linux and the list goes on. So what is it GNU/Linux or Linux?

Ubuntu 9.04 Receives EXT4 Support

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phoronix.com: With the EXT4 file-system having been stabilized with the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, the Ubuntu developers are preparing to adopt this evolutionary Linux file-system update. EXT4 will not replace EXT3 as the default file-system until at least Ubuntu 9.10, but as of yesterday, Ubuntu 9.04 now has install-time support for EXT4.

Docky - the newest awesome

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daenim.com: Ever wanted a linux dock that did parabolic zoom (the fisheye effect that mac’s have)? Ever wanted a dock that did was more stable then rm? Ever wanted a dock that actually made sense? Ever want a dock that actually knew what to populate it with?

dstat: versatile tool for generating system resource statistics

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debaday.debian.net: During my work with computers, I like to check the usage of system resources in my network. Sometimes a running process takes up too much CPU load, or the disk I/O goes too high. Since I have found out about dstat, I can cleanly check out all the system resources used by my computers.

The Linux community sucks at times.

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visonix.net/blog: I was converted to Linux my senior year of high school by a classmate. For me, Linux was a positive experience and continues to be today. My system runs beautifully. What some fail to understand, however, is that using an OS like Windows doesn’t necessarily imply ignorance, failure, or stupidity.

The (Nearly) Perfect Installer for Ubuntu

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linuxloop.com: I can’t say Ubuntu’s installer is bad compared to other installers (in fact, it is one of the better ones), but it could certainly be improved.

The understated usefulness of SSH, part 2

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HowTos

omegamormegil.wordpress: Last time, I covered some different ways of using SSH for remote access on a LAN or over the Internet. This time, I’ll talk about using SSH with X11 forwarding, using VNC with SSH, and making it all run faster.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 8.10

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HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

Fedora 11 release name

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Linux

Paul W. Frields: The Fedora 11 release name is: Leonidas

today's leftovers

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News
  • LCA2009: geeking your ride

  • CES 2009: How I Barely Avoided An Epic Fail
  • On Debian membership
  • FLOSS Weekly 51: cURL
  • Why I Like USB Flash Drives
  • Linux-based gizmo construction kit gets extra bricks
  • Quotes From Larry Wall: Unix And Linux Perl Humor
  • Interview with Non-Sun OpenOffice.org Contributor, Charles-H. Schulz
  • Open Sources Episode 5: Open Source and venture funding
  • Linux 2.6.29-rc1 Kernel Released
  • Add Custom Functionality To Nautilus [Linux]
  • Monitor your hard drives in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid
  • How To Enable Graphical Boot with Plymouth on Fedora 10
  • Accessing Yahoo Main in Thunderbird
  • Nice(r) console fonts
  • pmount - Policy Mount for removable storage by regular users

Sabayon - LiteMCE - sneak-peek

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wgo.wolf911.us: With sabayon Linux 4.0 rolling on it’s way it’s time to look at some sort of a mini edition. We are gonna spin out a mini-dvd instead of a mini-cd.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Using Open Source Software in a SecDevOps Environment
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Server: GNU/Linux Dominance in Supercomputers, Windows Dominance in Downtime

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    Some users are complaining that O365 is "completely unusable" with others are reporting a noticeable slowdown, whinging that it's taking 30 minutes to send and receive emails.