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So I bought a netbook - Asus eeePC

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Ubuntu When it comes to computers, I'm a bit promiscuous. The more the merrier. And so it happens that I bought myself yet another piece of hardware, an Asus eeePC netbook.

Why Would You Want To Do That?

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Ubuntu The title of this post is the #1 question that sets my teeth on edge. That's from people. From a computer, the question that drives my fists through the screen is "Are you sure?"

Playing DVDs in GNU/Linux

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Legal We retain one XP machine here simply because it can play DVD videos. One can copy a DVD for personal use/backup so the encryption is not a matter of copyright but restriction on access and a means to extend copyright.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 148 is out

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In the issue 148 you can read:

* Run…Or Help Run!
* Kostas Koudaras: 11.3 Late Launch Party
* Rares Aioanei: kernel weekly news – 06.11.2010

Sabayon 5.4 E17 review

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Linux Sabayon 5.4 E17 is one of several “Experimental Spins” of Sabayon Linux released just this week. It is based on E17, version 0.17 of Enlightenment, a multi-platform stacking window manager and desktop environment.

Comparing Netbook Desktops - Part 3, Jolicloud

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Linux Third in the sequence of Linux netbook desktops I am going to compare is Jolicloud. Doing this comparison might be a bit unfair right now, because the next release of Jolicloud, 1.1, is due out literally "any day now."

November 2010 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine

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The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the November 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the November 2010 issue: LXDE: Tips & Tricks, Get Slick With xbindkeys, and Shotwell: A Lightweight Linux Image Handler.

Why your desktop still matters

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Software I was surprised by the passion generated by my blog entry last week about Ubuntu's decision to replace GNOME with its own Unity desktop. Apparently, contrary to the pundits and usability experts, users have strong feelings about their interfaces of choice.

Ubuntu Drops CLI For DOS Prompt

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Humor It wasn’t bad enough when last week it was announced that Ubuntu would be dropping the Gnome interface for Unity. The teeth-gnashing has already started because Ubuntu is dropping X for Wayland. But you ain’t seen nothing yet, folks.

Linux kernel performance is as good as ever, benchmarks show

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Linux Phoronix has published the results of benchmarks performed on 26 Linux kernels dating back five years, from Linux 2.6.12 to a pre-release version of the upcoming Linux 2.6.37. Despite the addition of numerous features over the years, the results show remarkable consistency.

A hell of a time

  • Sexual Assualt at ApacheCon
  • Previous incident at SouthEast LinuxFest
  • Listening to Our Better Angels
  • commonality and community

Wayland or Waylaid?

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  • Wayland or Waylaid?
  • FOLLOW-UP: General Disillusionment with Ubuntu
  • My Thoughts On Ubuntu's Decision to Dump X Server
  • New Ubiquity slide-show for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

today's leftovers:

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  • Blender 2.5 Beta 3 released
  • Devil's dollars drive Open Source
  • Introducing students to the world of open source: Day 1
  • OLPC Art: Can you do this with Paint Activity?
  • Mockup for Integrated Music Playback in Nautilus
  • Monster 2 2.0 Released
  • The Forking OpenOffice Community Bodes Well For Users
  • Google Soups Up Apache With New Speed Module
  • GCC 4.5 unmasking and etc.
  • How Default App Installs Can Compromise Apache
  • Open Source: Money versus Mindshare
  • Microsoft Releases F# Under Open Source License
  • Mandriva’s New cooker manager
  • Linux Outlaws 173 - GPL Black Ops

some howtos:

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  • How to Install and Play 'True Combat: Elite' on Ubuntu
  • Lets deal with oddity : Remove files with special char in them
  • Stop the blinking wireless LED light on Ubuntu 10.10 laptops
  • Wireshark: An Ethereal Experience
  • GNOME Gconf Registry Cleaner - Gconf Cleaner
  • Display your real name in MeMenu

Kubuntu 10.10 Technical Review

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Ubuntu When I first started using Linux about 6 years ago I ran Mandrake with KDE. So KDE holds a special place in my geek heart. I always gave Kubuntu a spin but never felt that it held its ground next to its Gnome sibling, Ubuntu. However,

talk about openSUSE

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  • talk about openSUSE
  • Milestone 3 delayed

Thinking About X

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  • Thinking About X
  • Why Ubuntu Linux Is a Good Business Choice
  • Making Our World More Respectful
  • Huge Ubuntu Changes to Come (Unity review)
  • The X.Org Plans In Ubuntu 11.04, Again

10 Myths & Reasons

  • 10 Reasons Open Source Is Good for Business
  • Ten myths that plague Linux

Kraft - A Useful Tool for Invoices etc.

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Software If you are doing contracting or have a small business, you want to have some inexpensive tools to help you do your paperwork, such as offers and invoices, in an efficient and professional manner.

Fusion Linux 14 - Distro Review

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Fusion Linux aims to do for Fedora what distros such as Linux Mint, PinguyOS, and Zorin did for Ubuntu. It aims to alleviate much of the messy setup work that is required to get a fully functional desktop.

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Graphics Mesa, X.Org Foundation and Wayfire

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Linux Steam Controller Driver and LWN Kernel Coverage

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  • Time-based packet transmission
    Normally, when an application sends data over the network, it wants that data to be transmitted as quickly as possible; the kernel's network stack tries to oblige. But there are applications that need their packets to be transmitted within specific time windows. This behavior can be approximated in user space now, but a better solution is in the works in the form of the time-based packet transmission patch set. There are a number of situations where outgoing data should not necessarily be transmitted immediately. One example would be any sort of isochronous data stream — an audio or video stream, maybe — where each packet of data is relevant at a specific point in time. For such streams, transmitting ahead of time and buffering at the receiving side generally works well enough. But realtime control applications can be less flexible. Commands for factory-floor or automotive systems, for example, should be transmitted within a narrow period of time. Realtime applications can wait until the window opens before queuing data for transmission, of course, but any sort of latency that creeps in (due to high network activity, for example) may then cause the data to be transmitted too late.
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Browsers: Mozilla and Chrome

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