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Thoughts from a two-day-old Gentoo newbie

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Gentoo

fedoratux.blogspot: I remembered there was some of jokes or such like, which depicted major GNU/Linux distributions as in cartoon pictures. As for Gentoo, if I recall correctly, it is a broken old-school CRT monitor with some funny words like “You broke, fix it.”

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Firewall Part 3: Selecting Your Hardware

  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 4
  • Things You Didn't Know About Firefox Browser Tabs
  • Ubuntu Linux Quick Tip - Mount a Samba (Windows) file share to a folder
  • Password Protect a Folder in Linux
  • How To Convert Audio Cassettes & LPs to MP3 in 5 Easy Steps
  • Linux Foundation using Drupal
  • “Quarterly” Report: Yakuake
  • Open Source You Can Use, April Edition
  • Funny Linux Video: Battle Of The Startup Sounds
  • Heavy Metal On Your IPhone - By Linux
  • Novell’s SUSE Linux Patched
  • Palm's Pre May Not Be Drawing Much Interest
  • XO Laptop Gen 1.5: with VIA C7-M 1GHz Performance
  • Open XML, the standard that was not
  • CUPS update closes security holes
  • Unigine Working On New Physics, Multiplayer

Several Nice Linux Easter Eggs

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Humor

Although some of this stuff is old, here are some funny easter eggs I bumped into over time.

In APT
Fire up a terminal and type the following, one command at a time:

Mozilla Prism - Site-Specific Browser

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Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: The first time you hear about site-specific browsing, you raise a brow and wonder. What is this thing? And how is it different from the ... eh ... regular browsing.

Do operating systems still matter?

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OS

ianmurdock.com: Do operating systems (still) matter? If you’re writing an application at the level of Java or PHP, what difference does it make what operating system is running underneath?

Dumping Windows for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

livewithoutwork.com: I have decided after much deliberation that I am no longer going to withstand Microsoft Window’s buggy software.

Linux: Drivers Should NOT be Closed Source

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Linux

doctormo.wordpress: In one of my previous blog entries about a Dell Support issue some of the comments suggested that the reason we were in this mess was because of the inflexible nature of the Linux kernel.

Changes to the GNOME System Administration Team

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Software

lwn.net (gnome-announce-list): We'd like to announce a formal system administration team. GNOME has long had an informal sysadmin team that has managed the gnome.org services.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix woes

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Ubuntu

Envizions Announces 3-D Online Community for Linux Game Console

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Web

ostatic.com/blog: When I read the press release about EVO's community, called "My Universe," I shuddered violently enough to shake the couch and scare the small dog sitting beside me. I realize that maybe, in the EVO's case, this might not be a fair assumption.

Ubuntu 9.04: Faster, but more of the same.

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: The latest entry, 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope," promises to be another iterative release, with a couple of new features (faster boot, overhaulted notifications system) but nothing to blow your skirt up.

Washington state rejects open source

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: National, state and local governments are all waking up to the opportunity open source offers. Washington state, the home of Microsoft, appears to be an exception.

Also: How open source got its wings

Android destined for a set-top box?

linuxdevices.com: Motorola and KDDI are developing a new version of their Linux-based Au Box set-top box (STB) that runs the Android stack.

Where do I find Linux software?

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Software

ghacks.net: But what if you are searching for Linux software? Where do you go? Is there a one stop shop for all of your software needs? Yes and no. Even though that answer is not a resounding YES! there is a plus side.

Mark Shuttleworth: Meta-cycles: 2-3 year major cycles for free software?

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: Six-month cycles are great. Now let’s talk about meta-cycles: broader release cycles for major work. I’m very interested in a cross-community conversation about this.

Dconf in GNOME 3.0 : one step further to Windows registry ?

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Software

linux-wizard.net: Today, while reading LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 9 concerning GNOME 3.0, I noticed the part about dconf. Dconf aims to replace ... gconf already. Yeah, we can't keep a simple technology as simple as reading and writing application configurations settings more than 8 years ...

Switching To KDE From Gnome

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KDE

customdistros.com: This morning I thought I would shake things up a little and start using KDE instead of Gnome. Installation of KDE is simple enough, but actually using it turned out to be a little different for a KDE newbie such as myself.

10 things you should look for in a netbook

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Hardware

blogs.techrepublic.com: When you’re evaluating netbooks, you have to weigh the convenience of their small form factor against a variety of limitations. Erik Eckel explains several key considerations that will help you find a suitable middle ground.

Nexuiz 2.5

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: So what are the big selling points of 2.5 from the player side of view? According to the changelog: New HUD, new weapons, new racing game mode, improved look & sound, better bots.

Do you need to worry about the new /dev/mem rootkit problem?

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Security

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: A new paper was presented in late March about using /dev/mem to inject and hide a rootkit (PDF), and the method has been getting some press, leading to a little concern.

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