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5 geeky Easter eggs for Easter

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Software

royal.pingdom.com: In time for Easter we thought that we should list a few funny and geeky Easter eggs. Easter eggs in software don’t do anything good besides being funny which we of course like. So here we present a few selected ones that we think are funny.

The Perfect Desktop - PC-BSD 1.5

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BSD
HowTos

This document describes how to set up PC-BSD v1.5. This release is based upon FreeBSD 6.3 and uses KDE 3.5.8 as default desktop environment.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Know your distro: Gentoo features

  • 5 Awesome Linux Videos
  • Gnash, the free software Flash player
  • New Novell.com
  • Mepis Wireless Walkthrough
  • FreeBSD Install Applications
  • Weird and Interesting Ubuntu Derivatives
  • Apache rules web server landscape
  • Have a global menu bar at the top in KDE
  • The new Face to VLC Media Player
  • Jim Zemlin, Microsoft, and Rabbits in the Shadow of the Hawk
  • Ignore the open source hot heads, CIOs told
  • alltray - Dock any program into the system tray
  • Novell promises pick and mix software
  • Mail that report auto'mutt'ically
  • Lab Rats - Intro to Linux and Ubuntu
  • Don’t upgrade to hardy yet!
  • I hate suspended levels
  • Linux Reality: Episode 99 - Slackware Revisited
  • Track and manage your time on your computer
  • EeePC - Why Small is Beautiful

OpenOffice.org 3.0's new features, an early look

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OOo

oooninja.com: OpenOffice.org 3.0 is 167 days away, but who's counting? Maybe the software developers are counting because they have a whopping 2,278 issues targeted for this release. Even though OpenOffice.org 2.4 is not yet out the door, let's see how far they've come with OpenOffice.org 3.0.

Red Hat open-sources security framework

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Software

linuxworld.com: Red Hat has open-sourced its identity-management and security system to promote its assertion that open-source software provides the most secure infrastructure.

Choke points in open source

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Most markets have a choke point. In soft drinks it turned out to be distribution. In software it was the operating system. One feature of open source is that it frustrates the seeker of choke points. The classic case is Linux itself.

Interview with Ken VanDine of Foresight Linux

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Linux
Interviews

fsckin.com: A few weeks ago, I saw that Foresight Linux was going to be pre-loaded onto Shuttle computers at an amazing price - just $199. I was able to catch up with the very busy creator of Foresight, Ken VanDine. He’s got some really interesting answers to thing plaguing my mind, like which pie is best - I only hope that you can also appreciate the internal debate that’s finally been settled by this fine gentleman.

Penguin Suicide Bombers: The Terrorism of Open Source

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OSS

theobjectiveobserver.com: The open source movement is widely recognized as “an important development” in the computer industry and has been both lauded and criticized by many pundits. However, despite exhaustive analysis and discussion, the phenomenon of open source has remained singularly vexing to classify. Variously, the open source movement has been classified as socialism, communism, a “gift economy”, charity, futilism and gullibilism.

development releases

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Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Beta Released

  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3
  • Mandriva 2008.1 RC 2 Released

Harald Welte and Groklaw announced as winners of the FSF's annual free software awards

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OSS

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced the recipients of its Award for Projects of Social Benefit and its Award for the Advancement of Free Software. Groklaw received the social benefit award, and Harald Welte received the advancement award. FSF president Richard Stallman handed out the awards at the conclusion of the FSF's annual associate members meeting in Cambridge, MA.

Mod Your PC for Triple Boot: a PC for All Seasons

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HowTos

popsci.com: Lucky you; you just received a brand new shiny PC. Unfortunately, your new rig almost certainly came preinstalled with Windows Vista. What’s a poor Vista PC to do? Simple: a triple boot super PC.

Reiser Fumbling: 'I Am Not Consistent In My Thinking'

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial resumed here Wednesday with the defendant fumbling on the witness stand. "Are you just making these things up?" Alameda County prosecutor Paul Hora asked at one point.

15 years in the making, Wine 1.0 is in sight

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Software

desktoplinux.com: For far longer than any of its developers would care to recall, Wine, the best program to use in Linux to run Windows applications, has been in development. Now, at long last, Wine 1.0 is scheduled to be released.

Are Windows, the MacOS, and Desktop Linux Obsolete?

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OS

Rob Enderle: Major worldwide economic problems often speed up transitions as models that are failing are forced to fail more quickly, and emerging models that have significant economic advantages (they’re cheaper) get a substantial boost. We are entering such a time.

Grokking open source

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OSS

itwire.com: "Grok" is a word that you may not know, but it has been in use since the 1960's. It is commonly taken to mean "understand" but it is so much more than that. Do you grok open source? The word is the key to understanding why talented developers give of their time.

KolourPaint: More than a Microsoft Paint clone

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Software

linux.com: Just as Microsoft Paint is included with every Windows installation, so KolourPaint has been part of the kdegraphics package since KDE 3.3. This simple raster graphics editor works well not only in KDE, but also in Xfce, GNOME, and Fluxbox.

some howtos & such:

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HowTos
  • References on using the GIMP

  • OpenLDAP installation on Debian
  • burn DVD images with Dvd+rw-tools
  • Bash Scripting : The Importance Of A Sanity Check
  • Guide to Playstation Emulator on Ubuntu
  • Convert hexadecimal to binary in Perl

Review: PcLinuxOS 2008 "MiniMe"

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PCLOS

raiden.net: It's been nearly ten months since we last reviewed a PcLinuxOS release. This time around we have a brand new flavor to look at. The venerable "MiniMe" 2008 release. What's different about this version over the previous 2007 version? Let's have a look and find out..

Novell chief: We helped Microsoft be more open

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Interviews
SUSE

zdnet.co.uk: Speaking to the Novell boss at his company's annual BrainShare user conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, ZDNet.co.uk asked whether the Microsoft deal could actually be damaging in the long run and what effect a financial downturn could have on Novell's recent recovery.

Ivan Krstić Resigns from OLPC

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OLPC

Ivan Krstić: "I cannot subscribe to the organization’s new aims or structure in good faith, nor can I reconcile them with my personal ethic. Having exhausted other options, three weeks ago I resigned my post at OLPC."

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