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Website for the KDE Utilities Launched

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: The family of KDE websites has got a new member, the site for the fine utilities applications from the module kdeutils. Despite being one of the first modules, kdeutils has always been without its own website. No longer. At utils.kde.org you can now find a lot of information about the KDE Utilities.

Debian 5.0 “Lenny”

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Linux

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I’ve decided to do something I’ve never done before - I’m running multiple Linux distributions, on different computers. I have my main desktop running Debian “Lenny” (currently the “testing” release.

tar.gz is the best package format for complex programs

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Software

antirez.com: There are two kind of Unix programs. The real problem is for complex programs with tons of dependencies, like firefox, amule, openoffice and a lot of less famous unix applications. To compile this applications is hard for the newbie and tedious for the expert Unix user so it's mandatory to have a binary distribution if the project goal is to reach a big user base.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • GIMP Tricks: Fake Fill Flash

  • Create video animations with Inkscape, ImageMagick and FFmpeg
  • Apt and Dpkg Tips

Geek Sheet: A Tweaker’s Guide to Solid State Disks (SSDs) and Linux

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Is 20th-century conventional Winchester multi-platter, multi-head random-access disk technology too quaint for you? Want to run your PC or server on storage devices that consume far less energy than the traditional alternatives? Do you have $500-$1500 in spare change lying around? Then Solid State Drives (SSDs) are for you.

17 ways Greasemonkey can revolutionise Firefox

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Moz/FF

pcadvisor.co.uk: Do you get frustrated and angry when a poorly designed website doesn’t load quick enough or is only partially visible? Well Greasemonkey, a free Firefox add-on, offers hundreds of free script to improve the functionality of websites and the net.

10 Download Managers Available in Ubuntu

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Software

qozan.com: A download manager is a computer program designed to download files from the Internet,unlike a web browser, which is mainly intended to browse web pages on the World Wide Web (with file downloading being of secondary importance).

KDE 4.1: What to Expect

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KDE

dawningvalley.com: Recently, Gnome’s been gaining a lot of ground on its KDE counterpart in the desktop environment wars. The KDE developers were hoping to change this with KDE 4, the new radical release of KDE, but it was not to be.

Is OpenSolaris in hot water?

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OS

linux.com: Here's how it works: Novell owns Unix's IP (intellectual property). SCO sold Unix's IP to Sun. Sun then included some Unix IP into Solaris. Finally, Sun open sourced Solaris as OpenSolaris. Sounds like trouble, doesn't it?

Tabs in file managers

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Software

celettu.wordpress: These days, everyone agrees that tabs belong in webbrowsers. As I’m writing this article, I have nine tabs open, one to write this and eight with the articles I’ll link in it. I think tabs are one of the best things the new generation of web browsers have. But do they belong in file managers?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Gentoo x64 - Performance Shock

  • On Governance
  • OSCON 2008 in photos
  • CrunchBang Linux 8.04.02 Release Notes
  • How many nautilus windows can 882.7mb of RAM handle?
  • Marc Fleury starts an open-source home automation project
  • OLS: Kernel documentation, and submitting kernel patches
  • Google Hands Oregon State $300,000 for Open Source
  • OpenID gets the third degree at OSCON
  • Open Source Skype Scuppered
  • Every OS Sucks
  • More Linux and Unix Laughs For The Weekend
  • Howto Use Bootchart to Time and Track your Boot Sequence
  • How to reset/recover the ROOT password in openSUSE
  • Linux Outlaws 48 - LugRadio Live
  • Software achieves Linux compliance
  • Asustek to extend battery life and storage capacity for Eee PCs in 2H08
  • Open Source - What is the Total Cost of Ownership?
  • Open-source electronic voting
  • 3 open-source challenges: cloud computing, open Web, mobile

Customize Compiz Fusion effects In Ubuntu

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Software

geekishblog.com: Ubuntu 8.04(Hardy Heron) comes with a full featured version of Compiz Fusion, but the main problem is that there is no way to configure these effects. To configure the different options we will use a tool called Compiz Config.

Testdriving Zimbra Desktop Mail for Linux

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Software

anojrs.blogspot: Ever since Yahoo acquired Zimbra, a lot of us were waiting for the next big thing in desktop emailing. Recently, Yahoo launched Zimbra desktop, an open source email client which aims to increase your productivity by integrating an email client, calendar, task list, contact manager and a briefcase, all in one slick and easy package. It's time to see how well it fares.

Christmas Comes In July For An Open ATI

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Many Linux users will be celebrating the Christmas holiday in five months, but it seems there's a holiday worth celebrating today for open-source ATI Linux users.

Are Gnome and Ubuntu ruining the Linux Desktop?

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Ubuntu

scienceblogs.com: Some current news in the Linuxosphere, and some things going on on my very own desktop, have me wondering about the nature of the Linux Desktop. Are Gnome and Ubuntu ruining the Linux Desktop? And if they are, what do we do about it?

Red Hat founder concerned over Bill C-61

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Linux

blogs.itworldcanada: Bob Young, CEO of online publisher Lulu Inc., has expressed concern in the past over the effects of copyright legislation on open source development.

OSCON: openSUSE's Eleventh Hour

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Interviews
SUSE

informationweek.com/blog: Aside from having one of the niftier names in the industry, Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier has a pretty nifty job, too: He's the openSUSE Community Manager at Novell, where he oversees the folks that help make what will ultimately turn into the next version of SUSE Linux Enterprise. I grabbed a few minutes of his time to follow up on things I'd talked to him about back at the Red Hat Summit.

Tux3 Versioning Filesystem

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Since everybody seems to be having fun building new filesystems these days, I thought I should join the party, began Daniel Phillips, announcing the Tux3 versioning filesystem.

Drupal, KDE, and You

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KDE
Drupal

codeincarnate.com: Work continues on the Dot update. We're in the middle boring stages now, plenty going on, but there isn't really anything interesting to talk about on that front. There will be soon, and I appreciate everyone's patience. But I wanted to take some time to talk about something relatively important. Why did I choose Drupal for the Dot?

Also: State of Drupal 2008 survey

NimbleX 2008 Mini-Review

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Linux

linuxloop.com: A while back, as you may remember, I did a quick look at NimbleX, as well as some of the features of the then upcoming NimbleX 2008. Just a few days ago, NimbleX 2008 final was released, so I decided to check it out.

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Chew on this: Ubuntu Core Linux comes to the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 board

Linux and other open source software have been in the news quite a bit lately. As more and more people are seeing, closed source is not the only way to make money. A company like Red Hat, for instance, is able to be profitable while focusing its business on open source. Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, and it is not hard to see why. Not only is it easy to use and adaptable to much hardware (such as SoC boards), but there is a ton of free support online from the Ubuntu user community too. Today, Canonical announces a special Ubuntu Core image for the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 board. Read more