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Can't Program, won't Program? Then Mash the Web with Mozilla's Ubiquity

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Moz/FF

Like any other aspect of life the internet is awash with hype. And snake oil salesmen. It’s lure exceed the benefits those spam e-mails promise that inundate your inbox with offers of little blue pills to reach those parts of your anatomy other chemicals just can’t reach. However, sometimes the hype is not just, well, hype.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Six nice opensource games for Linux.
  • GNOME-integrated, IAX-compatible VoIP client for Ubuntu
  • GCC 4.4.4 Is Being Uploaded For Release
  • A look at JooJoo web tablet, the iPad rival
  • Krank, for when Ubuntu’s novelty wears off
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.4 is released ! Now support LinuxMint9
  • UN to buy 500,000 OLPC laptops for Palestinian children
  • Rename Maria
  • Opera acquires Aussie IMAP email provider FastMail.fm
  • Discussing Mesa's "Stupid Development Model"
  • Pidgin Plugin Authors: Save Your Users' Sanity!
  • Meet the Hypocrites: Steve Jobs
  • Join your jeesh for zero-g battles in Leges Motus
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.04.30
  • LinuxCrazy Podcast 75 David's Biased Distro Review

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting Up a VPN on Your Linux Router or Gateway
  • Configuring the network interfaces on Gentoo
  • Surviving the DISA UNIX STIGs
  • Ubuntu: Install Amarok 1.4 in 10.04
  • Linux File Security Training at the ACLU
  • How do I disable the ping response?
  • Fix Offending key in ~/.ssh/known_hosts file

Red Hat Prevails in Federal District Court

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Linux
Legal

marketwatch.com: Red Hat, Inc. announced that today a jury in federal court in Marshall, Texas, returned a verdict in favor of Red Hat, Inc. and Novell, Inc. in a case alleging patent infringement brought by IP Innovation LLC, a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation and Technology Licensing Corporation.

Rethinking PID 1

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Linux

0pointer.de: This blog story is long, so even though I can only recommend reading the long story, here's the one sentence summary: we are experimenting with a new init system and it is fun.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx: Final Review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx: Final Review
  • System76 Ships Ubuntu 10.04 Systems May 3
  • E-mail to ubuntu-devel

Rate your inner Linux geek as easy as ABC ...

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Linux

itwire.com: Here is a way to prove your Linux runs on the board. If you’re an old-timer, here is your chance to shine. Here is ... a rhyme.

Boycott Apple. Boycott Everyone.

linuxtoday.com: When Apple dispatched California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team to conduct a literal door-busting raid on Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's house to confiscate his computers and many other items, the general response should have been outrage. But what really happened?

AMD Athlon II X3 425 On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: One of AMD's low-priced offerings is the Athlon II X3 425, which is a triple-core AM3 processor that can easily overclock past 3GHz and is priced to sell at around $70 USD.

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring Beta2 is available for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: We are now very near from final release. Here comes the second beta release for 2010 Spring version of Mandriva Linux.

KDE system tray progress

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: We've been slowly working away at getting the system tray in order. The goal is deceptively simple: allow us to host the entries there in a way that meshes with the rest of the user interface.

25 Reasons Why Perl Keeps Rising in the Enterprise

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Software

eweek.com: Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Perl was originally developed in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier.

Introducing the Fedora Kiosk Spin

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Linux

danwalsh.livejournal: Imagine a machine sitting at a library, that had no operating system on it, except a livedvd. The livedvd has a disabled root account, and the only user account is xguest. The xguest account can only talk to web ports and when you logout all files and processes get destroyed.

The Hobbyists OS

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Linux

thistleweb.co.uk: Microsoft's army of apologists like to spread the word that Linux is a "hobbyists OS", so this post is a look at what that means and why it's a label more suited to Windows.

The Bugs In Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

lcorg.blogspot: Now that Ubuntu 10.04 ("Lucid Lynx") has been released, I can spend some time talking about my experience testing it.

Stupid Television Executives

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The guys who run Hulu, on the other hand, are smart. You'll see why in a bit.

GNOBSD - A beginning

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BSD

dedoimedo.com: GNOBSD is an OpenBSD-based operating system with a rather unique feature little seen in the UNIX world - a bootable live DVD with automatic hardware detection, very much akin to Linux distributions.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx review
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx great as ever, no game changer
  • Upgrade Results in Upside Down Fonts
  • Lucid Lynx on Prowl for Users of a Different Stripe
  • The Best Improvements in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Asus Eee 901 and Eee 1000H Wi-Fi problem
  • fix ubuntu blank Screen at startup
  • Visually Seeing Your Boot Speed With Bootchart
  • How to remove Mono from Ubuntu 10.04
  • Swap out default applications with one of these alternatives

Grml 2010.04 Live Linux adds VNC mode and detects host RAID devices

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Linux

h-online.com: Version 2010.04 of Grml Live Linux distribution, codename "Grmlmonster", has been released.

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Mozilla Firefox Quantum

  • Can the new Firefox Quantum regain its web browser market share?
    When Firefox was introduced in 2004, it was designed to be a lean and optimized web browser, based on the bloated code from the Mozilla Suite. Between 2004 and 2009, many considered Firefox to be the best web browser, since it was faster, more secure, offered tabbed browsing and was more customizable through extensions than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. When Chrome was introduced in 2008, it took many of Firefox’s best ideas and improved on them. Since 2010, Chrome has eaten away at Firefox’s market share, relegating Firefox to a tiny niche of free software enthusiasts and tinkerers who like the customization of its XUL extensions. According to StatCounter, Firefox’s market share of web browsers has fallen from 31.8% in December 2009 to just 6.1% today. Firefox can take comfort in the fact that it is now virtually tied with its former arch-nemesis, Internet Explorer and its variants. All of Microsoft’s browsers only account for 6.2% of current web browsing according to StatCounter. Microsoft has largely been replaced by Google, whose web browsers now controls 56.5% of the market. Even worse, is the fact that the WebKit engine used by Google now represents over 83% of web browsing, so web sites are increasingly focusing on compatibility with just one web engine. While Google and Apple are more supportive of W3C and open standards than Microsoft was in the late 90s, the web is increasingly being monopolized by one web engine and two companies, whose business models are not always based on the best interests of users or their rights.
  • Firefox Nightly Adds CSD Option
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Firefox 57 is awesome — so awesome that I’m finally using it as my default browser again. But there is one thing it the Linux version of Firefox sorely needs: client-side decoration.