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Top 5 Firefox Add-Ons For Soccer Fans

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Moz/FF

epltalk.com: Other than how easier it is to use and how fast it is, one of the reasons web users love Firefox is because of their massive library of add-ons. So since we’re all soccer fans, I thought I’d share five favorite Firefox add-ons — and they’re all free.

Patents are the secret to open-source success? Really?!?

  • Patents are the secret to open-source success? Really?!?
  • Microsoft and A Patent Checkmate of My Dreams
  • Red Hat accuses Microsoft of patent FUD
  • Microsoft and Patent Trolls

Higher-Order Perl: free Perl ebook

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News

Higher-Order Perl is about functional programming techniques in Perl. It's about how to write functions that can modify and manufacture other functions. Why would you want to do that? Because that way your code is more flexible and more reusable.

3 Software Applications For Chemistry Students

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Software

makeuseof.com: An often overlooked aspect when compared with other more popular operating systems, Ubuntu enables students of various ages and topics to access a wealth of educational software.

Commentary: Should you switch to Linux?

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Linux

wislawjournal.com: Are you a candidate for Linux? If your answers were “yes” to all of the above, then, like me, you’re probably not Linux material. But, if you’re intrepid and cost-conscious, you might want to consider becoming a Linux lawyer.

Multimedia codecs on Windows vs. Linux - which one is harder?

dedoimedo.com: Windows is familiar. Windows is a given. Just for fun, imagine what would happen if you removed all icons from the desktop or moved the taskbar to the top of the screen. Can you imagine how many thousands of Windows users would perform a proverbial seppuku inside their minds?

Problems with Your Intel Wireless Drivers? Try Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

redmonk.com/sogrady: When it’s compared to Microsoft Windows on the subject of driver support, Linux is generally perceived as lacking, although far less so in recent years thanks to the efforts of Intel and others. But in at least one case, Linux was the solution.

Sexism: Open Source Software's Dirty Little Secret

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OSS

earthweb.com: On September 19th, the GNOME Foundation and the Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on how to increase women's participation in the free and open source software (FOSS) communities.

Firefox 3.5.3

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: The Mozilla Firefox have already started spreading the latest Firefox version with the version number of 3.5.3 to the official mirror servers. This usually means that the next Firefox update is imminent.

Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone

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Hardware
  • Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone
  • 10 things I think I think about Palm's Pixi webOS smartphone
  • The Palm Pre gets a Little Brother - the Pixi

GNOME Journal Issue 16 Released!

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Software
  • Putting the Network back into G(N)OME - An Interview with John Palmieri
  • Writing Open Source Conference
  • Behind the Scenes with Lucas Rocha

Mono Survey Time!

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Software

tirania.org/blog: In this survey, I want to know how much people are willing to pay for (or not pay) for Mono commercial support on a variety of platforms: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris on a variety of architectures.

Intel Core i5 750, Core i7 870 Linux Benchmarks

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Now that we have provided a brief overview of the Intel P55 and how it functions under Linux, our larger area of concentration is looking at the Linux performance of the P55 with the new Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 processors.

Another Reason Open Source is Better: No Abandonware

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Microsoft
OSS

computerworlduk.com: There are many good reasons for choosing open source over proprietary software, notably the freedom it gives you, and the security that comes from allowing anyone to look for bugs.

Linux doesn't work? Just recompile.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Just about any mailing list, forum, blog comment you read will inevitably have a comment regarding Linux in the form of something like "If it doesn't work then just recompile it." I do not believe that telling anyone to compile a program as a problem fix is the "right thing (tm)" to do.

Metadata Performance Exploration Part 2: XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2, and resier4

linux-mag.com: More performance: We add five file systems to our previous benchmark results to creating a “uber” article on metadata file system performance. We follow the “good” benchmarking guidelines presented in a previous article and examine the good, the bad and the interesting.

Year X is NOT the Year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

daniweb.com: This year is not the year of the Linux desktop. Next year is not the year of the Linux desktop. In fact, NO year is the year of the Linux desktop. I've given up hope for it.

Replacing X11

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Software

elevenislouder.blogspot: MicroXwin is a kernel module Xlib compatible graphics system, but it isn't client/server oriented and is not network oriented. It is binary compatible but uses only 1 to 2 mb of RAM.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Third Plasma Summit Lifts KDE Desktop To Higher Grounds
  • The Words Are Important...
  • Novell fannies about with Open Enterprise Server 2
  • Lenz Grimmer to keynote openSUSE Conference
  • LugRadio Live 2009 Announced
  • Linux OS market ‘long term prospects remain good’
  • Zenwalk Linux 6.2
  • cwrapper – a wrapper for colorizing the output of common unix commands
  • The Command Line Is Not Always Better
  • Linux 2.6.32 To Get R600 KMS Along With 3D
  • OpenOffice.org: The Limits of Readability and Grammar Extensions
  • Review: Easy Peasy 1.5
  • Get a Visual Overview of Your Firefox Browsing History
  • Java.net using Drupal
  • about:mozilla 9/8

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vim – Add Line Numbers
  • Best way to create perfect chromium launcher on Linux
  • Find details about your ISO images from the Linux command line
  • Howto: Canon LBP 5100 with Samba (amd64)
  • Adding Color to Bash List Command Part II
  • UTF-8 and apache - mysql - php
  • movietime – stop powersaving to watch a movie
  • Making Firefox Fonts On Linux Look Like They Do On Windows
  • Lions and Tigers and Shares... Oh Mount!
  • Using Eselect
  • Mound Data Manager – Manage data in the context of other applications
  • Change Ethernet Card’s Speed And Duplex Settings In Ubuntu Linux
  • Amarok 2.X proxy settings
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