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Can the x86 Just Keep Going?

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Hardware

internetnews.com: Few technologies last 30 years, let alone become more dominant with each passing one, but the x86 architecture has done just that.

Instant-on maker Splashtop goes corporate, adds virtual desktops

computerworld.com: DeviceVM Inc. is creating a new version of its instant-on Linux environment, Splashtop, aimed at laptop computers bought and managed by enterprise IT managers.

First impressions of GRUB2

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Software

stargazer.at: If a known computer magazine writes about the new grub2 version, it cannot be that bad at all, isn’t it? True, Grub2 is still unfinished, but it should be already quite useable. So why not giving it a try?

Watch YouTube Videos in Cinema Style in Firefox

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Moz/FF

howtogeek.com: Do you like watching lots of videos at YouTube but are tired of the small video size and abundant background clutter? Now you can enjoy watching those videos in cinema style with a simple Firefox extension.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 323

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Slackware Linux 13.0 - the oldest Linux distro gets a major overhaul
  • News: Upgrading openSUSE to 11.2, Red Hat challenges software patents, Slackware "current" updates
  • Released last week: Gentoo Linux 10.0, Sabayon Linux 5.0
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010 RC2
  • Donations: KompoZer receives €250.00
  • New distributions: DigAnTel, EsiTux, MyXbmc Passion, Pandorga GNU/Linux, Portable Linux, VIPER VAST Live
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Learning to love KDE 4 (part I)

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KDE

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: There seems little doubt that KDE 4, the flagship desktop environment used by many Linux aficionados, was released too early. After seven years of solid, steady KDE 3 deployment, KDE 4 was released amidst the much media hoopla and near-universal user disappointment. As a result many users simply avoided it. Including me. At least until recently.

ECS A785GM-M Black

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Back in March the open-source ATI Linux driver had gained support for an unreleased IGP known as the RS880, months before it would end up on the market and become known as the AMD 785G Chipset. With the 785G being the latest (and likely last) ASIC in the AMD 700 series, we decided to look at the ECS A785GM-M motherboard.

Lazy Linux sysadmins make systems insecure

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Linux

theinquirer.net: SOME LAZY Linux administrators are living in a dreamworld where they believe their systems are secure just because they use Linux, according to an insecurity expert.

Open core, closed heart?

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OSS

h-online.com: When is an open source license not an open source license? The recent rush to "Open Core Licensing" as defined by Andrew Lampitt, the business development director of JasperSoft, raises many questions as to the meaning and purpose of free and open source software.

My Upgrade to Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

I've upgraded ever since Gutsy: to Hardy, Intrepid and Jaunty. But this time, I did a fresh install of Karmic Koala, given the new Grub, ext4 and so on. Here are some things (bugs I mean - with potential fixes) I've experienced running Ubuntu Karmic Koala as my main OS (for about 2 days now):

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Outlaws 114 - LinuxCon 2009 Special
  • Using an Epson Perfection V30 scanner in Linux
  • Linux Mint
  • Firefox Tips
  • Search Your Files Using Catfish
  • LiberKey applications work on Debian through Wine
  • Free software is so easy…you don’t even need a keyboard
  • Fedora: XZ takes over Gzip in RPM
  • The Linux Command Line - Third Draft Now Available
  • 2009 Gentoo 10 Screenshot Winners
  • Using Gentoo on a server without C++ compiler
  • October morning sky fills with planets
  • When a laptop’s too much, try a netbook
  • Linux's biggest failing
  • Some Linux Shell Commands

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to turn a spare Linux machine into a media server
  • Beginning with Vi
  • VPN Setup using PPTP
  • Bash: coproc
  • Reliance Netconnect on Ubuntu
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 1

Ubuntu Karmic Koala preview

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Ubuntu

ghacks.net: If you’ve been following the Ubuntu release cycle you know that the .10 release is forth coming. Slated to hit the bandwidth October 29th, 2009, 9.10 promises to have quite a number of new features that should please even the most discerning of Linux users. But what can you expect and how should it run?

The best anti-virus.

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Linux

idreamoflinux.com: Last week my mom forwarded an email to me and I started to laugh. The email was to warn me about a virus that is spreading and destroying peoples data. I called my mom and told her that she does not have to worry.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #162

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #162 for the week September 27th - October 3rd, 2009 is available.

openSUSE 11.2 M8: What a Fine Lookin' Lizard

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SUSE

zdnet.com/perlow: Ubuntu’s Karmic Koala isn’t the only hot Linux beta floating around. Milestone 8 will precede two release candidates to be also released in October, but contains the final aesthetic and branding bits for the final version.

Windows 7 retail boxes hitting stores

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Microsoft
  • Windows 7 retail boxes hitting stores
  • Windows 7 An Experiment In Progressive Arrogance and Stupidity?

Linux-based phones : Why are GNU/Linux users treated as second class?

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Like many free software users, I am greatly encouraged by the number of mobile phones that are starting to come out running some form of embedded Linux-based OS. But just how useful are these free software phones to the free software lover? Not as much as they could be it seems.

The Grand Experiment - Linux Ads on Radio

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: For those that are not aware, two radio ads introducing people to Linux and our services/non profit recently ran on KLBJ AM radio in Austin Texas. The results were surprising.

Linux Software for iTunes

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Software

cyberciti.biz: I cannot install Apple iTunes software to manage music for my Apple iPod. How do I manage iPod under Ubuntu Linux? What's the best way to manage my iPod without Apple iTunes software?

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