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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Iptables: How to save and restore rules at boot & shutdown

  • Welcome to the Linux Command Line Interface Desktop
  • Getting started with awk
  • Extending the Gedit Text Editor with Plugins
  • Ubuntu Tip of The Week: Configuring Static IP Addressing
  • The /etc/default/rcS file
  • wget - Resume downloads, limit the speed and much
  • How To Replace ScreenCapture with KSnapshot

Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC

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OLPC
  • Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC

  • One Laptop - hello Windows, goodbye Linux
  • It’s finally official: XP is coming to the XO
  • Windows XP on the XO Laptop - Microsoft Buys Out OLPC
  • Microsoft Press Release

What’s wrong at OpenSolaris

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OS
  • What’s wrong at OpenSolaris

  • Linux shop adds Solaris for performance boost
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05, and other places the sun don't shine

Trouble in paradise?

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I may be wrong, but there appears to me to be a strengthening commitment in some quarters to the ideals of the Free Software Foundation in rejection of the commercial opportunities provided by the Open Source Initiative.

Six months with an Eee PC and Not Looking Back

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Hardware
  • Six months with an Eee PC and Not Looking Back

  • Asus' Atom-powered Eee PC 901 spied on web
  • Eee PC School: Add a Keyboard Backlight For Under $15
  • MSI Wind knocks EeePC off its feet

10 Must-Have Firefox Extensions

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Moz/FF

linuxjournal.com: The Mozilla Project's plugin-based architecture turns a solid application into a customizer's paradise. The projects available on the Mozilla Add-ons site now stretch into the thousands, which gives the end user the opposite problem of the no-choice straitjacket of certain other browsers. The embarrassment of riches means too much choice, and figuring out how to narrow it down is no mean task.

How did Ubuntu end up so popular?

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Ubuntu
  • How did Ubuntu end up so popular?

  • Distro Review: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 KVM Benchmarks

Open-Source Security Idiots

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OSS

practical-tech.com: Sometimes, people do such stupid things that words almost fail me. That’s the case with a Debian ‘improvement’ to OpenSSL that rendered this network security program next to useless in Debian, Ubuntu and other related Linux distributions.

Planet exgentoo is live!

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Gentoo
Web

kloeri.livejourna: Due to a recent policy update on Planet Larry (a planet run by Steve Dibb for gentoo users) former gentoo developers are no longer allowed to be syndicated there. So to provide a central place for former gentoo developers to talk about gentoo and other things on their mind Alexander Færøy have now started Planet Exgentoo.

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 7: Left Standing at the Altar

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OS

penguinpetes.com: Who's left standing at the altar? Windows users, that's who. Windows has now become the only proprietary operating system without a free-software or open-source equivalent. Apple has Darwin. Solaris has Open Solaris. Unix has Linux and BSD. And Windows has... nothing!

Mark Shuttleworth: Discussing free software syncronicity

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Linux

markshuttleworth.com: There’s been a flurry of discussion around the idea of syncronicity in free software projects. I’ll just contribute a few thoughts and responses to some of the commentary I’ve seen so far.

The Ultimate Guide to Linux Digital Photography Software - Introduction

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Software

maysville-linux-users-group.org: I had been using digikam for several years to manage my collection of digital photographs. With the recent purchase of a new DSLR (my first I might add), I was looking to see what else was out there in the terms of software, functionality, features, costs, etc. At the same time, while looking on the net to see what was available, I found many people looking for the same things as I. There was also a lot of mis-information out there. Due to the popularity of our Ultimate Linux Guides to ....I decided to create this one.

Dreamy Dreamlinux

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Linux

linux.com: Dreamlinux is a Debian-based distribution that offers you a choice of GNOME or Xfce window managers as well as an extremely simple installation and scripts to install popular programs not found in the Debian repositories. Besides a few minor bugs that didn't cause any problems, my experience with Dreamlinux was entirely positive.

Give Me 3 Synths, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In this second installment I'll profile Minicomputer, a subtractive synthesizer with some familiar aspects, unique characteristics, and terrific sounds. Let's take a look under its hood and see what makes the Minicomputer run.

Linux and the tax office: never the twain shall meet

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Linux

itwire.com: Why would a government body offer trial software for small and other businesses which use the GNU/Linux operating system, take it offline when the interest in it grows and keep quiet about it thereafter?

Nine Steps to Optimal GNU/Linux Desktop Setup

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Linux

earthweb.com: Configuring GNU/Linux does not end when the installation CD ejects, nor even after the post-install wizard runs. While installation leaves you with a basic system, it does not leave you with an optimized system in which all your preferences and requirements have been taken into account. To fill that gap, here are nine steps you should take after installing GNU/Linux.

OpenOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office vs. Moore's Law

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OOo

oooninja.com: Earlier we challenged Moore's Law with OpenOffice.org. Today we have a three-way match. In the first corner, we have heavyweight Microsoft Office; in the second, undefeated champion Moore's Law; in the third corner, underdog OpenOffice.org. Let's get ready to rumble!

PHP 6.0: More to Love, Less to Hate

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Software

ostatic.com: One of the languages that many people love to hate is PHP. What started out as a simple templating language written in Perl has become one of the biggest open-source success stories. PHP might theoretically be a general-purpose programming language, but in practice, it is used almost exclusively for creating Web applications.

Stuart Cohen: Meet the Man Behind the Collaborative Software Initiative

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Interviews

linux-mag.com: Disruptive technologies meet staid businesses. Stuart Cohen is bringing the open source development model together with big business, and finding it to be a perfect fit. Joe Brockmeier talks to Cohen about the Collaborative Software Initiative’s first year, and where it’s going from here.

Red Hat defends UK's open source record

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: Is the UK really a laggard in open source? Red Hat denies there is any problem. There are plenty of people who disagree with him. OpenForum's Graham Taylor, speaking at the same event, is just the latest person to say the UK is crap at open source.

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