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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux in minutes: What is it and What it Can Do
  • There's more to open source than Linux
  • Airbus Joins Open Source Think Tank Paris
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Paris Mini-DebConf 2010
  • Chromium Browser Removed From Debian Testing
  • An iterator that never ends
  • Wammu - Mobile phone manager
  • Warp Speed Second Alpha
  • A brief history of Duke Nukem
  • Clam or Klam? Either Way, It's Easy Linux Protection
  • Drupal featured on TV quiz
  • "Software Sources" Disabled From The Ubuntu 10.10 System Menu
  • Fedora Board Meeting 3 September 2010
  • Oracle Gobbles Up Open Source
  • Faceted Browsing in KDE
  • FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents
  • Teaching Open Source Practices, Version 4.0
  • Eric Schmidt tells us how Google really feels about privacy
  • Even Bill and Ted Had To Grow Up, So Does Open Source
  • Despite Naysayers, Android Is Definitely Linux-based
  • What we have learned about Linux and Virtualization....
  • Linux Foundation Simplifies FOSS License Management
  • A Perldoc Pruning
  • Search: now faster than the speed of type

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Guest-Additions on Ubuntu 10.10 Beta : Workaround
  • How to use GNU Privacy Guard (GPG)
  • Create Your Own Graphical Web of Trust
  • Create Window Placement Rule Using Compiz Fusion On Ubuntu
  • Detecting Rootkits in Ubuntu system using Chkrootkit and Rkhunter
  • Easy Way to Wirelessly Transfer Files Between an Android and KDE
  • Midori, Flash, and Unity Linux 2010
  • Add missing icons under System Menu in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Enable Foreign Language Input In Ubuntu
  • Linux Directory Structure (File System Structure) Explained with Examples
  • Find in Tabs – Search Multiple Open Tabs in Firefox Simultaneously

Debian Project News - September 8th

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

LF Announces Program for 2010 End User Summit

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: World’s most advanced Linux users from British Telecom, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ, and more meet with kernel community to collaborate on requirements and opportunities

nvidia, opengl, compositing: play nice!

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Hardware
Software

nthrbldyblg.blogspot: I was pleased to see this in the ChangeLog for the nvidia drivers 256.53: "Fixed a bug that caused extremely slow rendering of OpenGL applications on X screens other than screen 0 when using a compositing manager."

Eight Bogus Beliefs of the Linux Community

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Every now and then, it's good to take a step back - all the way back, away from the glowing screens, away from the terminal emulators, all the way to the forest.

Launching the Revolution: Kickoff's redesign ideas

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Software
SUSE

anditosan.blogspot: The launcher menu paradox has almost been around ever since graphical environments were created. It is time for a revolution, a change. The first thing that we need to do in order to change the start menu is to understand it.

10 reasons to make KDE 4.5 your desktop of choice

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KDE

blogs.techrepublic.com: Despite a rocky start, KDE 4 has come out on top. Jack Wallen offers a stellar review of the vastly improved KDE 4.5.

emelFM2: Another fast file manager

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Software

ghacks.net: Today I’m going to take a look at another lightweight Linux file manager called emelFM2. This particular file manager will pull at the heart-strings of old school Linux and UNIX users because it is based on the old Norton Commander file manager.

EXT4 & Btrfs Regressions In Linux 2.6.36

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Linux

phoronix.com: Recently when benchmarking the Btrfs and EXT4 file-systems we were left surprised that the performance of the next-generation Btrfs file-system had regressed against EXT4 to the point where the evolutionary file-system is measurably faster in a greater number of disk benchmarks.

Also: Videos from LinuxCon and end to maintenance of 2.4 and 2.6.27

How Ubuntu is Made

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Ubuntu
  • How Ubuntu is Made
  • A Quick Look at Lubuntu 10.04
  • How Ubuntu Plays Nicely With Others: The Sponsorship Process

Why we are here

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Linux

lateral.netmanagers.com.ar: Yesterday the government of Argentina announced that they are giving way 3 million netbooks to students with the option of Windows 7 or Ubuntu. There was, of course, the typical reaction from the FLOSS side:

Spotlight on Linux: Zenwalk Linux 6.4 "Live"

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware based distribution introduced in early 2004 that aims to be fast, easy, modern. Zenwalk tends to have a very loyal user-base in addition to leaving most distro hoppers and reviewers impressed. Most agree with Zenwalk's latest tagline: It just works.

Survival horror "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" is Released

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Gaming

frictionalgames.com: We at Frictional Games are happy to announce that Amnesia: The Dark Descent is now available for instant download!

The 6 dimensions of Open Source

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OSS

fnords.wordpress: Why do people choose to participate in Open Source ? It’s always a mix of various reasons, so let’s try to explore and classify them.

Linux Stability - An oxymoron once reserved for Windows

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Linux

fewt.com: I remember a time when Linux was rock solid, and Windows computers couldn't stay running no matter what you did to try and make them stable. Boy things sure have come full circle.

Zorin 3 - A great distro for newbies

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Several readers contacted me, urging me to review Zorin. My interest piqued, I set about the lanes of Google, searching for more information. Zorin aims to be a simple, friendly operating system for Linux newbies.

A Look at KDE Desktop Effects

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: KDE’s visual effects for windows and menus technically dates back to KDE 3. With the coming of KDE 4, the number of effects has multiplied, and KWin (KDE’s window manager) is now on par with Compiz.

Linux Mint Debian review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Linux Mint Debian is the latest addition to Mint’s suite of Linux desktops. Mint has long promoted itself as a distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian, a claim that I have long discounted as misleading.

The 1% “myth” is pretty accurate

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Linux

thepcspy.com: I recently read two posts throwing mud at the 1% statistic. Neither give evidence to show Linux at a higher level.

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