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10 useful Firefox-based apps

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Software

infoworld.com: Mozilla's underlying Web browser technology also runs some interesting non-browser applications

Linux wins court case agains Microsoft

mybroadband.co.za: A Quebec court ruled a provincial agency was wrong to install Microsoft software on its computers without allowing others, such as Linux dealers, to bid on the lucrative contract.

Passionate about ... Operating Systems

on-being-open.blogspot.com: I have never been able to figure it all out. The Windows mavens that call Apple people names and insult their intelligence (and the reverse).

intellectual honesty and html5

0xdeadbeef.com: OK, this is the post that contains everything that everyone on the inside of the browser market knows, but doesn’t say out loud. It’s time for someone to expose the emperor.

Help for sysadmins? That’s Checksuite!

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sourceforge.net/blog: If you’re a system administrator, with crazy demands on your time, you need all the help you can get. If your organization’s budget doesn’t allow for extra colleagues, often you can get some help from software. For instance, consider Checksuite.

First look: Red Hat 6 built for the long haul

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Linux

gcn.com: Toward the end of June, Red Hat plans to release the second beta to the much-anticipated Red Hat 6.0. We recently had the opportunity to test the initial beta of Red Hat 6.0 and found the improvements encouraging, to say the least.

Ten New Linux Distributions Inspired by News Stories

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Linux
Humor

daniweb.com: I've run across ten new Linux distributions inspired by current news stories. Some, of course, are better than others and a few just have no practical use or purpose whatsoever but still are worth a mention.

Linux Desktop Success Not in the Clouds

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Linux

itworld.com: This is not some death curse on the Linux desktop environments, nor the "traditional" PC platform. The market is not done with this niche yet. Yeah, I said it: niche. Because very soon, I believe, most consumers are going to use computers they carry in their pockets and purses--and nothing else.

Similarities

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: Recently, I tried Ubuntu 10.04 and I was impressed. Then the system locked up. I downloaded openSUSE. I installed Fedora. Same thing. I installed Debian, Mandriva, Sabayon, MEPIS, Pardus, and GoboLinux and all of the experiences were rather similar. Then it clicked.

Who’s Supporting WebM on Linux?

workswithu.com: A couple weeks ago, Google, along with a number of other groups, famously advanced the WebM codec as a supported video format for HTML5-enabled browsers, in an attempt to finally put forward a standard that all parties involved can agree on. How far has the Linux community come since then in implementing support for the new codec?

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 was released today

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OOo

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 was released today. This is a bugfix release, so no new features implemented and the Feature Documentation from 3.2.0 is still valid.

Going Paranoid on Fedora 13

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HowTos

linuxbsdos.com: A Paranoid, or 5-star, security rating is the highest physical security rating that you can achieve on your computer. Even when you think that you have nothing to hide, you never know when some guys will show up at your residence or business with a warrant.

YlmF OS - Ni Hao!

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: YlmF is Linux, so it's not Windows. But it's designed to look and feel like Windows XP, including the classic looks. For less knowledgeable users, it as near as makes no difference.

If Microsoft Bought Novell

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Microsoft
SUSE

thelinuxlink.net: Dave Yates had brought up on TLLTS and then later on LottaLinuxLinks Oggcast the possibility of Microsoft buying Novell now that the latter company is up for sale. He felt hat this would place Microsoft in an interesting position to own the Unix Copyrights and to have their own Linux distribution.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Opera *NIX family focus
  • Whyteboard Aids in Teachable Moments
  • Datamining with Linux
  • Maxi Mini Golf – Released
  • New Mephisto Backup v1.10.4 released
  • The False Uniformity of Oatmeal Code
  • Maverick Alpha 1 released
  • The Quintessence of Open Source
  • A Quick Q ‘n’ A Session with Greg Kroah-Hartman
  • Meerkat wallpapers
  • New Open-Source OS Will Feature 'Disposable' Virtual Machines
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #356 6/2/10
  • OpenSSL updates fix vulnerabilities
  • Linux On The Top
  • Trading Update for Red Hat Inc.
  • Aquaria goes open source
  • Linux Outlaws 153 - Tinfoil Wallpaper Millionaire

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Ultimate Bash Array Tutorial
  • LXC with Gentoo Linux
  • Create Bootable USB / Flash Drive From ISO
  • How I sped up my server by a factor of 6
  • Playing AAC/M4a files on Mandriva 2010
  • How to: Install Linux without a CD-Rom
  • connecting to self signed SSL certificate from Java
  • Python decisions
  • Browsing Man and Info Pages using Konqueror
  • Shutter - Fully Loaded Screenshot App For Linux
  • Copy partitions with gparted
  • Renaming Photos with digiKam
  • build a pure-ftpd Debian package for OpenVZ

My Top 5 Bash Resources

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Software

lcorg.blogspot.com: Over the course of writing The Linux Command Line and this blog, I've had frequent need of good reference resources for command line programs including the shell itself. Here is my list of the ones that stand out:

Ubuntu LTS 10.04, a Linux OS at Its Best

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Ubuntu

serverwatch.com: As you've probably seen, Canonical just released the latest LTS (long-term support) version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) exists in both desktop and server form. I looked at the server edition for ServerWatch.

Debian Squeeze Pre-review

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Linux

cannonblast.net: Every two years or so, Debian puts out a new "stable" release. This is my favorite distribution because of the minimal number of bugs and the huge software repositories and the powerful package manager.

Could Red Hat be Novell's spouse?

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Linux
SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst declined to dismiss the possibility of buying out his company's Linux rival Novell in a meeting with reporters in London today.

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