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some howtos:

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  • Using screen as your login shell
  • Secure your Linux box with MoBlock
  • Backup Your Firefox Profile Easily using about:support
  • Hidden Linux : Example commands - df and du
  • How To Set JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint 8 Installing Adobe AIR…
  • How To Replace The Pino Notification Area Icon
  • Turbocharge Awk Scripts – Translate into C (Sudoku Revisted)
  • Prompt Tricks
  • Sync Files Between Your iPhone/Touch And Linux PC
  • White Dune is a low level VRML97 tool
  • Migrate users from one Linux machine to another
  • Determine If Shell Input is Coming From Terminal or Pipe
  • Use Latex like a guru
  • Pidgin Plugin That Enables Invisible Status For GTalk
  • How to install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu 9.10

Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1.x On An OpenSUSE 11.2 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless OpenSUSE 11.2 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

Turn your netbook into a portable music studio with Indamixx USB stick

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liliputing.com: Indamixx has been putting out custom netbooks designed for creating and editing music for a year or two now. Now the company is offering Indamixx Portable Studio USB Stick Version for netbooks and laptops.

When you think flash card, think Mnemosyne

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sourceforge.net/blog: Good students of mythology will remember that Mnemosyne was the personification of memory in Greek mythology, and the mother of the Muses. Weaker students might learn more about mythology – or any topic – by spending time with Mnemosyne.

Cyan Worlds Revives Myst Online, Moots Shift to Open-Source

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Gaming

wired.com: After two years of downtime, Cyan Worlds relaunched its star-crossed MMO Myst Online this week. Cyan Worlds retained the rights to the game, and says on its official web site that its plans are to make it an open-source project.

Thunderbird in 2010

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Moz/FF

ascher.ca/blog: 2010 will be a big year for Thunderbird. Last year, we launched Thunderbird 3, which is a huge milestone for us. In this post, I’d like to give people a heads-up as to what the coming year will look like.

Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?

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Google
  • Why can’t I send myself an e-mail on Gmail?
  • Iran to shut down Google email service: report
  • A quick privacy note on Chromium
  • Google Goes With Gentoo Portage for ChromeOS Build
  • Think big with a gig: Google experimental fiber network
  • One month later, Google still censors China search

Using Amarok

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Software

everyjoe.com: Music is one thing I couldn’t live without. Especially while working, music keeps me sane. Whether I am writing a lot of documentation or testing software, background music helps me from going ballistic. And because Amarok was installed when I installed the Kubuntu desktop package, I thought of giving it another try.

Five Brilliant Ubuntu-based Distros You Never Knew Existed

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: The major derivatives of Ubuntu are well known, but what about the others? Just because they aren’t as popular doesn’t mean they don’t have something to offer! We introduce five of the least known, yet simply outstanding distributions.

Linux users, get your Windows refund today

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Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blog: The problem of the "Windows Tax" as some call it, is that PCs are being offered by vendors with Windows, for less than systems that have Linux.

Mozilla Developer Preview (Gecko 1.9.3a1) available

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Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: A Mozilla Developer Preview of improvements in the Gecko layout engine is now available for download. This is a pre-release version of the Gecko 1.9.3 platform, which forms the core of rich Internet applications such as Firefox.

Linux-based Roku Player has an SDK

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Hardware

The Roku player, that nifty little Linux-based device which streams Netflix, Amazon movies, Revision3 shows, and more, now has an SDK available for programmers to create their own channels:

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With the Roku Software Developer’s Kit, you too can build a channel that streams your content to the TV.
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http://gnuski.blogspot.com/2010/02/roku-sdk-available-someone-make-my.html

Small distro, big ego

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Dedoimedo lemma to happy computing states that the fanaticism of a Linux user is inversely proportional to the size of the user base for the said distro.

Xfce Desktop: Less Lard, More Usability

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linuxplanet.com: This is the first in a series of articles looking at some lightweight, but still fully-functional, desktop alternatives to KDE or Gnome. First up: Xfce.

Telling the Linux Story

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itworld.com: If you were one of the 106.5 million people who watched the Super Bowl this year, you very likely caught the now (more) famous Google ad, "Parisian Love." I got to thinking about the search field as a storytelling metaphor the other day when I had yet another occasion to explain to a technological newcomer just exactly what Linux and open source was.

An Application Ballot Screen For Ubuntu? Oh Jeez...

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The following idea, proposed on Ubuntu Brainstorm, puts forward the sugeestion that users should be allowed to configure the application set before installation. Sort of like the Windows Browser ballot but for, well, pretty much everything.

Fedora 13 Features Preview

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blog.taragana.com: It's almost time for Fedora 13 feature freeze and we hardly expect any new last minute additions. With most accepted Fedora 13 features highlighted on Fedora Project Wiki we decided to provide a comprehensive preview of the Linux distribution.

Life with Linux: Adding a Mac-like dock

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sutor.com: One of the nice things about using a Mac is the dock, the area on the bottom of the screen that contains the Finder (file and directory lister) and other applications you use. By default, Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Gnome-based user interfaces do not come with a dock, but it is easy to add.

What happened Ubuntu? You used to be cool…

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botptr.wordpress.com: These problems with ubuntu are pretty much show stoppers for me. This weekend my plan is to find an OS that will work instead.

KDE SC 4.4: Fresh breeze for KDE

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KDE

h-online.com: The latest 4.4 release of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC) offers far more than just stability and bug fixes: The developers have added a special new desktop for netbooks, as well as more program options. They have also made major structural changes.

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