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Installation on Chocolate Laptop

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Humor

en.opensuse.org: This article describes unsuccessful openSUSE 10.3 installation on Chocolate Laptop.

Google toys with Digg-like voting to prioritize search results

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Google

tech.blorge.com: Though Google is at the top of the search engine food chain, the mega site is taking a page from successful social indexing sites like Digg by testing out a new feature that will allow users to vote up their favorite search results.

today's leftovers

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News
  • the fantastic four - drupals unofficial core

  • Linux App Finder: Ease the Pain of Switching
  • Novell's New Desktop-to-Server Software Suite
  • Scientific Linux 5.1 BETA: much better than the released StartCom AS-5.0.1
  • Fabrice Facorat: What is broken in Cooker currently?
  • Linux Atomic Battle Tank Game
  • Best Community Linux
  • 'Telecom & education sectors fuelling OSS growth'
  • Removing Windows from a Dual-Boot System
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Experience
  • konqi gets tab undo!
  • Linux Scorched 3D Tank Game
  • YaST should be in every distro
  • New Firefox 2.0.0.11 update on its way

Open Document Format Can Evolve Without Foundation Input

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OSS

eWeek: The recent demise of the OpenDocument Foundation is not expected to have any impact whatsoever on the progress and adoption of the Open Document Format.

The So-Called 'Incompleteness' Theory Of Open Source

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: Sourceforge.net, the premier repository for open-source software, has more than 160,000 projects registered. Many of them will never reach the 1.0 revision marker. But is that really a bad thing?

Excursions With Find, Xargs, and Perl

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HowTos

Geek Pit: It's a common sysadmin task to want to change permissions on all the files and subdirectories under a top-level directory. You could just use the '-R' switch to chmod, but what if your files and directories need different permissions?

In the black: Why Linux makes financial sense

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Linux

iTWire: Last week I touched on some Microsoft backflipping over Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to Linux. It had been claimed that although Linux was a free operating system, Windows had a lower overall cost with all factors considered due to its greater ease of administration.

A Look at openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

Linux Online: Just a little over a month and half ago, Novell released their free community-developed version of SUSE Linux, known as openSUSE, version 10.3. I downloaded the DVD image and took my time to evaluate this offering of one of the more well-known Linux distributions.

File permissions in Linux

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HowTos

polishlinux: In this article we’re going to cover topics such as the basics of Linux file access rights, useful commands that allow you to manage file permissions, as well as numerical and special access modes.

OLPC Sued Over Keyboard Design

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OLPC
Legal

bostonglobe: A Nigerian entrepreneur based in Natick says the One Laptop Per Child Foundation, of Cambridge, stole his company’s design for a multilingual keyboard.

Distrowar: TinyME vs. Sidux

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: A month has already passed since our last distrowar, so we are at the right moment to bring it on again. This time it’s TinyME against Sidux for today's main event. Now, without further ado, let’s get ready to rumble!

the WalMart gOS vs. the community? Nah.

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Linux

gnuski.blogspot: I occasionally read, and usually enjoy, the Blog of Helios, and his opinions are usually pretty dead-on, in my eyes. But recently, Helios cried fowl at the Everex gOS GreenPC, the $200 'little' sold-out-at-WalMart. Helios, buddy, really?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A newbies guide to Fdisk

  • How-to Install Google Earth in Ubuntu
  • Upgrading NVIDIA Drivers in Debian Lenny
  • Linux Shell, Bash tutorial
  • Using Mozilla Prism on Linux
  • How to install deb packages
  • Migrating mailman lists
  • Shell Scripting 101

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 1

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SUSE

opensuse news: We are very glad to be able to announce the first ever issue of the openSUSE Weekly News newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is to summarise all the finer details occurring in and around the openSUSE Community.

Big news from Zonbu - The Zonbu Notebook!

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Linux
Hardware

arsgeek: I’ve just heard from the Zonbu folks this morning and they let me know that as of today Zonbu is releasing a notebook version of their low power, environmentally friendly desktop.

Hans Reiser Portrayed as 'Stressed' Before Nina Vanished, Jurors Bored

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Reiser

wired.com: A local politician took the witness stand in the Hans Reiser murder trial Wednesday, offering testimony that the defendant was "stressed" and growing deeply frustrated with the divorce courts that had awarded legal custody of their children to his wife.

Is Being 'Gutsy' All It Takes?

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Ubuntu

serverwatch.com: A number of pundits like to bemoan Linux's supposed lack of an integrated server stack and wail about the difficulty of figuring out what is needed, how toilsome it is to install all the pieces separately, and how arduous it is to configure everything after you have found and installed all the separate pieces. Fortunately they're wrong.

Konqueror: doing it all from one interface

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KDE

Free Software Magazine: Buried treasure is the most fun, so let’s get that spade out and start digging for a few Konqueror gems. One of the first, best and simplest things you can do is to get an easy speed boost.

Putting Linux in Perspective

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Linux

Linux Journal: While I was cleaning up my office I ran into the March 1986 issue of UNIX/WORLD, a long-since deceased magazine. I had saved this particular magazine because I am the author of the article featured on the cover: The Unix System on the IBM PC. While what I am writing here may sound like humor, it actually is real. That is, it is about what has happened in the last 20 years.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop (I am using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 graphics card). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

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