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Olympics Online, With a Hook

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Microsoft

nytimes.com: To view the video, it will be necessary to download a Microsoft Web browser software component based on a new proprietary technology, Silverlight. For many industry executives who compete with Microsoft the Silverlight strategy recalls a federal antitrust case in which Microsoft was found guilty.

You keep using that phrase "operating system"...

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News

I do not think it means what you think it means... Linus seems to be saying some pretty reasonable things lately, but the people who interview him keep crediting him with creating an "operating system" called "Linux".

Zock: the free betting office

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Gaming

Zock is a new piece of free software for organizing betting games.
It is a “betting office” targeted at cliques of friends or co-workers which would like to organize a betting game for a sport event.
Right now, it needs testers. If you are interested in using it, read on.

Read the full story at Freesoftware Magazine.

Howto Install Metasploit

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Security

A tutorial on howto setup Metasploit, a tool for exploit testing, IDS, and pen testing.

Creating wealth with free software

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Linux

A report by the Standish Group indicates that adoption of ‘open source’ has caused a drop in revenue to the proprietary software industry by about $60 billion per year. That’s not a huge amount of money compared to what has been lost though the misselling of mortgages, but it is still a lot. The report identifies the value of these ‘open source’ products to be about 6% of the world market for software. Unfortunately, the Standish Group doesn’t believe in openly sharing its research, instead selling it for $1,000…

Read the full story at Freesoftware Magazine

LVM Snapshot Merging

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: Mikulas Patocka announced new patches introducing snapshot merging for the Linux kernel's logical volume manager. He explained, "snapshot merging allows you to merge snapshot content back into the original device. The most useful use for this feature is the possibility to rollback."

reiserfs undeletion: the lost, the found, and the ugly

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Reiser
Software

lucidfox.org: When mass-renaming video files for Mai-HiME (which I recommend to anime fans out there, unless anything involving magical girls in any way is not your thing; but not the point), I made a mistake in the mv command, which caused all files to be moved to a single destination. I immediately Googled up an instruction on undeleting files on reiserfs...

Very happy puppy!

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Linux

puppylinux.org/community/blogs: I've installed Puppy Linux 4.0 (Dingo). I like it. A lot. It has really impressed me, and I'm difficult to impress. Now, I appreciate the "blind squirrel" phenomenon - a blind squirrel will occasionally find a nut. But this is different.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex looks DISGUSTING

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Ubuntu

crashedpips.co.uk: Ubuntu 8.10, the Intrepid Ibex, is starting to take shape. It’s going to be similar in spirit to Edgy Eft (6.10), in that it’s focussed on introducing radical new features, as opposed to polish and stability. Now, I’m all in favour of new features. And, in my opinion, Ubuntu needs a new theme. Perhaps it should be something with a little more colour this time. It also needs a new font.

23 Awesome Themes for Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

sizzledcore.com: I started using Ubuntu 4 months back, and since then I’ve been looking for ways to customize and tweak it to make Ubuntu more productive and look good. During my search, I came across many cool themes from various sources that I’d like to share with you all.

10 Linux T-shirt that will make you smile

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Linux

wordpress.com: There are times when I want to let my geekiness out and I want the world to know about it. I decided to share with you my favorite collection of Linux t-shirts that you also might like. Please share you ideas for healthy geeking in the comments.

my take on KDE 4

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KDE

antonywilliams.com: KDE is a Desktop environment like GNOME. Whilst there are some historical reasons for them both existing (KDE was originally built with a toolkit that wasn't free, so GNOME was created), they're both now based on OSS toolkits.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Firewall on Ubuntu

  • Anonymous internet surfing on openSUSE
  • Word War Vi in Ubuntu
  • Reorder your Boot Menu Manually
  • Clear and Disable BASH History
  • An introduction to Security Enhanced Linux
  • Setup PostgreSQL in Ubuntu
  • Setting up a DNS for the local network on the Ubuntu Hardy Heron server
  • Zenwalk and GRUB
  • Pulseaudio Fixes for Hardy Heron

Linux risks netbooks defeat to Microsoft

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Linux

channelregister.co.uk: Ubuntu-based things do pretty well in techie circles. The consumer space is a different beast, as gOS discovered when mega retailer Wal-Mart blamed poor demand from those sporting baseball caps and mullets for its decision to stop selling PCs loaded with its version on Linux earlier this year.

Lawyer's Funny AntiLinux FUD Turns Out to be Not So Funny

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Linux

groklaw.net: I put this article from Law.com's Legal Technology page, "Commentary: The Penguin Doesn't Fly, Avoid Linux" in News Picks because I found it hilarious, in the Rob Enderle kind of way. But then I thought I'd look up the author on Google, and lo and behold, I find he said something that appears to be not exactly true.

How to: Customize your GNU/Linux desktop in 7 easy steps

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HowTos

catswhocode.com: I absolutely love Linux, but in terms of design I have saw better than the default theme of most of the available distributions. Here’s a complete how-to for giving your Linux desktop the look you want and customize everything, from themes to fonts.

Ubuntu Mobile Edition: Review

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: The mobile Internet device (MID) space is one of the fastest growing platforms with new concept designs appearing every month. Nokia was one of the earliest vendors with a product (Nokia 770) in this space to ship with a Linux operating system (OS) and continues to see solid sales with the current model 810. New concept designs come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and many sport a Linux OS.

Try Ubuntu - why you should try Ubuntu.

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Linux

Is Ubuntu suited for you? In this article I will try to give you some idea of the capabilities of Ubuntu to see if they fit your needs.

today's leftovers

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News
  • More OpenDocument Updates

  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex: Visual exploration of NetworkManager Applet 0.7
  • Dag Wieers intelligent swipe at Ubuntu
  • AppChecker: No More Linux Cross-Platform Blues?
  • Using FTP Clients in Ubuntu
  • Reader Report from OSCON
  • List of BitTorrent clients Available in Ubuntu Linux
  • Richard Stallman in Auckland: On copyright in a networked world
  • Turn OpenOffice.org into a Web-editing tool with ODF@WWW
  • Intel's GEM Driver Enters Mainline Code
  • Howto Install ZFS-FUSE on Ubuntu 8.04
  • IBM Linux laptop push gets a boost
  • SplashTop Linux Security Hole Discovered
  • Creating an Audio CD with mp3cd
  • The Open Source Community
  • Are vendors afraid of open source?
  • Using Open Source in your Business: Myths and Clarifications

Fast ext4 fsck times

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Software

thunk.org/tytso/blog: This wasn’t one of the things we were explicitly engineering for when were designing the features that would go into ext4, but one of the things which we’ve found as a pleasant surprise is how much more quickly ext4 filesystems can be checked.

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