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First Look: Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: With the April 23 release date getting ever closer, I decided to test Alpha 4 of Ubuntu 9.04 — code-named Jaunty Jackalope – to get a feel for the forthcoming operating system.

Review: openSuse 11.1

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SUSE

ericsbinaryworld.com: After reading through LXF, I tried loading openSuse 11.1 with the failsafe settings and it worked in VirtualBox. So I’ll now be reviewing openSuse 11.1.

Looking at Lenny: hands on with Debian 5.0

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The Debian development community has officially released version 5.0 of the venerable open source Linux distribution. The new version, which is codenamed Lenny, includes updated software, security enhancements, and improved hardware support.

some leftovers:

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News
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 2

  • The Software Freedom Law Show: Episode 0x07 - Van Lindberg
  • Linux Outlaws 77 - Your Papers are Here
  • Comux 001000
  • Entropy UGC
  • Elphel camera: free software and open hardware
  • A Better Grip on Open Source Projects?
  • India’s open source future
  • Ubuntu displaces CentOS at Groundwork: Is this a good thing?
  • Mozilla Developer News 02/17
  • Benchmarking On Ubuntu Just Became Easier

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Shell Tricks To Save You A Few Gray Hairs

  • Run a command when not busy
  • How to know which drivers you may need when configuring your Kernel
  • Migrating from Outlook to Mozilla Thunderbird in Linux (part 1)
  • Periodic Table of the Operators
  • How to upgrade Debian Lenny to Squeeze
  • Benchmark Your Computer with Debian 5 Lenny
  • Upgrading a C# Mono Application on Gentoo Linux, Pt 3

OpenSUSE 11.1 Vies for Desktop Linux Supremacy

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SUSE

eweek.com: Novell's OpenSUSE 11.1 hit the Web late last year packed with desktop-friendly features. Novell is hoping those new features will help in openSUSE's competition against the likes of Red Hat Fedora and Ubuntu from Canonical.

Debian 5's Five Best Features

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Despite delays and internal arguments, Debian 5, Lenny, has finally arrived, and it's a darn nice Linux distribution.

Microsoft: "Waaah! Linux stole our IP" (and 1337 DVD)

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: In today's IT Blogwatch, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer claims all your IP are belong to us. Not to mention the IT Crowd DVD's subtitles...

Also: Windows could die soon! Isn't life GRAND?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 59

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SUSE

Issue #59 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Special Edition about FOSDEM2009, OpenOffice_org 3.0.1 final available, and Product Creation with the openSUSE Build Service.

Elisa: 47.6% more rocking than ever

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Software

happyassassin.net: Elisa just keeps on rocking more each week. They release an update to the 0.5 series every week with useful bugfixes and small new features, and rarely break anything. This week’s update - 0.5.28 - is particularly dear to my heart, as they implemented a feature I’ve been bugging the poor Fluendo guys about for months now.

4 Websites To Learn Cool Linux Command Line Tricks

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Web

makeuseof.com: Hollywood movies often have a tech geek entering commands and doing amazing things. While it may not be that easy to hack into public transport systems or or control the world like Eagle Eye, the command line is certainly a geeks playground.

Automate Tasks With Cron

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Software

debiantoday.com: There are many tasks that a system administrator does on a regular basis that can be simplified using cron. Cron allows you to create a schedule to complete perl or shell scripts in the background.

Announcing `Access`

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Software

gentoofan23.wordpress: “Access” is a multiuser management system to limit any given person’s allowed time to be on the Internet per day (in theory the “Internet” could be any network, but in practicality it will usually be the Internet).

A Unix Utility You Should Know About: Netcat

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catonmat.net: Netcat is often referred to as a “Swiss Army knife” utility, and for a good reason. Just like the multi-function usefulness of the venerable Swiss Army pocket knife, netcat’s functionality is as helpful. Some of its features include port scanning, transferring files, port listening and it can be used a backdoor.

We put Debian 5.0 (Lenny) through its paces

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Linux

h-online.com: After nearly two years of work the the Debian development team have published Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (Lenny). Our trials show what you can expect from Lenny.

The Open-Source Collaboration Gap

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OSS

forbes.com: When it comes to open-source communities, individuals are much better citizens than institutions. The enlightened self-interest that causes individuals to send back bug fixes, contribute ideas for new features and write documentation is much harder to find in institutions.

OpenSUSE 11.1 Review

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SUSE

extremetech.com: It's been quite a while since I've played with openSUSE. Back in the day it was pretty much my favorite Linux distribution. Oh sure I flirted with other distros and I enjoyed using them, but openSUSE always had its own special appeal. As a result, I couldn't resist downloading openSUSE 11.1 and giving it a shot.

Free and Open Source Finance/Accounting Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: If you have a small or medium-size business, then you may consider using finance or accounting software to efficiently manage your own venture. To those who are using Linux and are living on a tight budget, you can try some of these.

The Days and Years of Sabayon

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Linux

wgo.wolf911.us: The year 2004, my first jump into the Gentoo world after a slew of other distros. I hated the terminal, I liked my point and click GUI so it was a big change. I glanced over the handbook without really reading it and went upon my venture, I failed miserably.

PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2009

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2009 (Issue 28) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Player Roundup 5, KDE 4, and PCLOS on HP 2133 mini-note.

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