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Never heard of Exherbo? You will in the future

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Linux

kloeri.livejournal: The last couple of days I've seen a bunch of links to 'Never Heard of Exherbo? Never Will, Either.' pop up all over the internet and people have asked me about it on freenode as well.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: Compiz, with Dennis Kasprzyk

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SUSE

opensuse.org: There have been several changes with the Compiz setup in openSUSE 11.0, including both exciting and new features in Compiz Fusion, and extra developments behind-the-scenes which make running and managing Compiz easier. Today we will be taking a look at these, and catching up with Dennis ‘onestone’ Kasprzyk.

50 Most Eye-catching Linux Distro Logos of All Time

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Linux

junauza.com: I took some time to look at several Linux distribution logos, and then decided to collect 50 of them that caught my eyes. I not only picked those that are well-known and good-looking, but also those that looked weird and ugly.

Linux On Mars

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Linux

linuxblogonline.org: When NASA needs an operating system for a Mars lander does it go knocking on Bill Gates’ door? The answer is no. The newly arrived on the planet Phoenix Lander is powered by a variation of Linux running on a specially hardened CPU and motherboard produced by IBM.

The art of Linux

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: The existence of Linux is inevitable in the realm of LAMP based web development. It is more than incomplete to talk about LAMP without the operating system - Linux. Although Apache, mySQL and PHP/Python/Perl are equally capable of running over non-*nix machines too, Linux predominantly holds a larger share in terms of developers’ choice. Hence the acronym - LAMP. So, where lies the difference?

My Linux Box is INFECTED!

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Humor

linuxlock.blogspot: Hey, I wasn't doing anything a million other websurfers weren't doing...all I wanted was a link to a live webcam somewhere in Felton California. I just wanted to put a link up.

Version labeling is out of control

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Software

linux.com: Version numbering and labeling is next to meaningless. These days, versioning rarely gives an accurate idea of the state of development, except relative to other builds of the same project. It is simply a label that distinguishes one build from another.

The Next Frontier for Open Source

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OSS

Jim Zemlin: Open Source is still a disruptive idea. It has moved beyond that in server operating systems, of course, with Linux on 20% of servers shipped these days. That’s known as being “mainstream.” But the effects of open source development and business models continue to be heavily disruptive as they spread into new technology markets.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Asus presents 4 new Eee's

  • Eee PC 901 Unboxing Shots and First Impressions
  • Dell's wee Eee-alike loses some keys
  • What about Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu is Dead
  • Bug #1 in Ubuntu
  • PSUbuntu Developers Need Your Help
  • 10 open source e-learning projects to watch
  • Killer Tux
  • Just what you asked for
  • UK’s Linux User Group Scene
  • Screencast Introduces New Mozilla Firefox 3 Features
  • Firefox 3.0 is so close, we can taste it
  • Microsoft Protests Linux on Phoenix Mars Mission
  • The Business Prospects for Open Source: What's Needed?
  • Win4Lin overhauls Linux desktop virtualization
  • Nicotine +
  • Manage Your Finances With GNUCash
  • StorYBook gets in the way of plotting fiction
  • Recording in Ubuntu, Pt 2. - Problems in Ardour
  • Useful openSUSE 11.0 Repositories for the best SUSE Experience

Paging Dr. Tux

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: As some of you may recall, I spend one night a week volunteering at a local hospital. This week however, during a lull, I noticed one of the EMTs had brought in one of their Toughbooks, the Panasonic laptop that's designed for lots of outdoor work.

Ending the Hardware/Software Rat Race

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OS
Hardware

pcworld.com/blogs: Microsoft announced this week that it is extending the cut-off date for sales of Windows XP until 2010. It's not hard to see why. The mini-laptop that started it all, the Asus Eee PC, shipped with Linux pre-installed, and many of the new machines are likely to take the same road. This is a fascinating development, and with any luck it could be the start of a promising new trend.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find out what IPs are on your subnet

  • install mp3 and mplayer on opensuse
  • Using Perl To Handle Mass Mailing In Linux Or Unix
  • How To Add a Welcome Message for SSH Users
  • Run a command under a different environment

Ubuntu Netbook Remix: a detailed explanation

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Ubuntu

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Lately, there has been a lot of noise about Ubuntu’s Netbook Remix. In an unrelated (and definitely lucky) interview with The Guardian, Mark Shuttleworth hinted that Canonical were about to announce a version of Ubuntu for a new class of devices created by accident by Asus with the EeePc (talk about corporate luck…). The buzz about this was monumental. But… what is Ubuntu Netbook Remix? Here is the answer…

Is Linux a Lonely Word?

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs/amanda: Yesterday as I was sitting in a cafe having a drink, I caught up on my New York Times business section. In a review of the new class of Mini-Notebooks, I wasn’t surprised to see Linux mentioned. After all Linux is the dominant OS in these new class of computers, described by the Times as bigger than a smart phone but smaller than a laptop. While I wasn’t surprised to see Linux mentioned, I was surprised by my reaction.

Why Linux Hasn’t Gone Mainstream Yet

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cybernetnews.com: Even though Linux is more user-friendly than it ever was, it has yet to catch on with the average Joe. Having used Ubuntu Linux for over a year, I’m pretty familiar with both the graphical interface and the terminal. I’m gonna play devil’s advocate and try to uncover what’s keeping the crowd away from Linux.

Microsoft Free - One year later

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox: This whole "Microsoft free" experiment started when a colleague of mine challenged me to eat my own dog food after reading many of my posts about my dabbling with open source technologies. The next day, after a few blue screens of death and various issues with Outlook, I grabbed a Ubuntu CD and installed it on my laptop....

Pondering Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

certcities.com: Make no mistake about it: I think Ubuntu is the best Linux distribution for the corporate/institutional desktop available, and I'm not likely to change my mind. With that said, however, I have to question the logic behind the latest release. Did the few minor tweaks included in the latest version of Ubuntu actually warrant a new release?

Hans Reiser Offers To Lead Cops to Nina's Body

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Hans Reiser, the Linux programmer facing a mandatory 25-to life term for killing his wife, might disclose the location of Nina Reiser's body in exchange for a reduced term, Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff told Threat Level on Friday.

Tale of a codec optimisation: doing things the GNU/Linux way

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Encoding is a CPU-intensive operation. Whilst encoding, using optimised code is crucial. In this short article I will explain how I gained a 300% speed boost when encoding DVDs and will show how having the program’s sources and being able to talk to the maintainers sometimes really, really helps. Welcome to doing things “the GNU/Linux way”.

A Review of Sony Vaio VGN-NR285D Laptop

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Hardware
Ubuntu

ryanorser.com: This laptop is only available in Canada, though you can get similar laptops all over the world. This laptop compared to my other laptop was the easiest to work with Linux.

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