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Story Hedge Funds Are Selling Red Hat Stock srlinuxx 26/08/2013 - 4:50pm
Story Has Apache lost its way? srlinuxx 26/08/2013 - 4:48pm
Story Torvalds celebrates 22 years of Linux with nostalgic message srlinuxx 26/08/2013 - 4:47pm
Story Ode to Groklaw: A Requiem for What Was Lost srlinuxx 26/08/2013 - 4:45pm
Story Gravity Ghost A Game To Soothe Your Senses srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 4:14am
Story X.Org Foundation Loses Its 501(c)(3) Status srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 4:03am
Story @ softpedia today srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 3:57am
Story 18 New Wallpapers Chosen for Ubuntu 13.10 srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 3:52am
Story @ ostatic.com today srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 3:49am
Story Steve Ballmer retires: A dark day for Linux! srlinuxx 23/08/2013 - 11:33pm

An unwilling Internet hunger fast

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Web

Matt Asay: I've been skiing here with Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu), and I think we both found it charming at first when the hotel's Internet connection went down. "We're roughing it!" we laughed.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Setup Canon C3380/C3380i printer

  • The irony of bug-buddy
  • Turn syntax highlighting on/off in vim
  • Using rdesktop to window XP from ubuntu/linux
  • Ubuntu Hardy and a Broadcom Chipset
  • ADSL Configuration in ubuntu
  • How to build and customize your own PBX with Asterisk
  • Fedora 9 postinstall: multimedia

5 Reasons Why a Newbie should try Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

brajeshwar.com: With the advent of LiveCDs, the perception for Linux has changed quite dramatically. What was one believed to be a geek’s operating system is now being used by school kids, doctors and grandpas too!

Akademy 2008: Picture Album

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: I decided to put online an album with a lot of the pictures I took at Akademy. Since most people at (big) conferences and community gatherings like it when they can have some form of memento (including me!) of themselves and the event.

Ubuntu 8.04 Ease of Installation

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Ubuntu

mylittleubuntuguide.com: It was easier than ever to get my Ubuntu Hardy system up and configured. Compiz Fusion installs flawlessly and with no tweaking. ATI drivers and the Wireless drivers also were a breeze to install.

Experiencing with vmware server and Sun xVM VirtualBox

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Software

linux.byexamples.com: Recently I have tried Sun xVM VirtualBox 1.6.4 , I have compare vbox with Vmware server 1.0.4. After couple days of testing, its time for me to share some personal findings towards them. I may not able to provide graphs, and accurate figures to shows their performance and specification, but what I do is to only share my point of view as a layman, and how I like or dislike them based on the user experience.

KDE 4.1 in the Press

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Our latest release, KDE 4.1, has had a great reception in the media so far. The KDE Promotion team has been collecting articles and blog entries, and put them together.

Mesa 7.1 Release Candidate 4

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Software

phoronix.com: Mesa 7.1 has been in development for a number of months already with the first release candidate having come out in May. However, this update to the open-source 3D graphics library has been delaying the release of X.Org 7.4 as it's a dependency for building the X Server. We wish we could tell you Mesa 7.1 was shipping today, but instead we have another release candidate.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 on the MSI Wind / Advent 4211

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Ubuntu
HowTos

linuxextremist.com: My fiancee likes small laptops. One of her first recovery missions for me was to take an old Dell and see if Linux would revive it. Sadly, even Ubuntu can’t make a laptop that has a battery running as hot as short order chef’s griddle run better.

5 Anti-Linux Sites You Must Follow!

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Linux
Web

linuxhaxor.net: Ever since I read Jeremy Allison’s blog post about why we need to hear criticisms from people who dislikes Linux, I have been thinking a lot about what he said and how it hits very close to my own philosophy about life: In order to improve, you need to be open to criticisms; even from your enemies. Here are some of the popular sites who are active critics of linux:

10 Best-designed Linux Distribution Websites

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Linux

junauza.com: Most Linux Distribution websites have been redesigned to sport a Web 2.0 look. To give credit to their talented web designers/developers, I’ll pick 10 Linux Distribution websites that I think stand out from the rest.

Why the Computer Won’t Be Going Into the Cloud Anytime Soon

dawningvalley.com: Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about cloud computing. The CherryPal Linux-based machine got on both Slashdot and Digg when it announced it was shipping a machine with “Firefox as the OS”. And the Red Hat CEO thinks that cloud computing is the way of the future. Unfortunately, they’re all wrong.

Mandriva One 2008.1 (spring), I want to like it…

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MDV

izanbardprince.wordpress: I downloaded a Mandriva One 2008.1 disc to try out the other day, and tried it on three systems. What I found is that while Mandriva is definitely a good distribution from many points, it still has some pretty damning problems that rule it out for new users.

Linux Mint Server hacked

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Linux
Security
Web

linuxmint.com/blog: Our server was hacked and code was injected into it to make connections on our behalf to pinoc.org and download a trojan called JS/Tenia.d

Santa Cruz and its "Linux Strategy" Back in the 1990s

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Linux

groklaw.net: Here are some more screenshots for you, showing the real Santa Cruz Operation relationship with Linux before the modern day SCO Group began suing the world and its dog. Back in the late 1990s, Santa Cruz had what it called its "Linux strategy". It included both money and support to help Linux succeed.

Intux 1.0 is a Toxicant for all the Bad Reasons

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Rupesh Shah, the project leader of Intux, had posted a thread in the intux forum that read "The release of intux OS v1.0 will be uploaded very soon. The developers of intuxOS are trying their best to meet the expectations of community and won't deliver anything less than the best." But this outrageous proclamation has been proven a lie outright.

Debian Turns 15 Years Old

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Linux

efytimes.com: Despite being only 15 years old, Debian is more mature than any of the other operating systems. And it is available for free to download and use.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Find matches for udev rules

  • Tutorial: Conditions in bash scripting (if statements)
  • How to Boot Linux CDs on an Old Computer
  • Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Mute the Speakers on Linux

today's leftovers

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News
  • The top 4 internet flame wars about free software

  • The DNS Bug: Why You Should Care
  • The Stockholm airport to sponsor Ubuntu Brainstorm
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2008.08.15
  • The Awful KHelpCenter
  • Mandriva One running on VirtualBox
  • How to backup Firefox 3 settings under Linux
  • Video Comes to KDE://Radio from the Akademy Boat Trip
  • The biggest open source threat to Microsoft
  • Testing Firefox QT
  • Recover Corrupted Partition From A Bad Superblock
  • See last partial lunar eclipse of 2008 on August 16-17
  • Fix: Ubuntu .dmrc permissions error on login
  • ESC Boston giving away free Beagles
  • Linux and Unix Admin Humor - The Web Site Is Down!
  • The Most Powerful Linux Utility
  • Commercial Apps For Consumer Linux: D.O.A.?
  • Linux to Windows and back again with Samba

Why the linux idea of open source is "Correct"

Open source is a term that we have all heard. Open source simply means that the complete code of a program is available to anyone and can be modified in any way pleased. Why is this correct? Very simple. Have you you ever played the game of "Secret"; A game were a secret is whispered from person to person and the secret has to come back the same way it was originally to the person who started it.

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