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tuxradar.com: Leonidas, is the 11th release of the Fedora operating system. Along the way there have been a few duds. Fedora 10 was a rock-steady release that introduced a slew of new features, and Leonidas is promising more of the same.
arstechnica.com: Jolicloud is a Linux-based netbook OS that is built on top of Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix. It uses Mozilla's Prism environment to make Web applications accessible outside of the browser.
freesoftwaremagazine.com: The submission by Microsoft of twenty thousand lines of code to the Kernel has, predictably, caused many an eyebrow to arch. The phrase “beware Greeks bearing gifts” comes swiftly to mind.
helpforlinux.blogspot: I decided to reinstall Ubuntu after using Kubuntu for some time. Here are some apps which I installed, I hope you will find it useful:
earthweb.com: More teachers and institutions are now participating with organizations like SchoolForge, the Open Source Education Foundation, and Open Source Schools. These educators are beginning to see that the open source philosophy has the power to transform education in several key ways.
toolbox.com: Linux is a great operating system in the back room. It is used in mobile(cell) phones, networking equipment, printers and many other embedded devices. It doesn't matter what operating system you use, as soon as you surf the internet you will be using Linux.
opendaily.wordpress: As I go through the daily grind on my trusty Thinkpad, I once in a while notice quirks in Linux Mint / Ubuntu that makes me miss certain small but important conveniences from Windows Vista. I’ve been taking notes, and here’s my list.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature: A distro odyssey - looking for the best fit, part 1
- News: Gentoo celebrates tenth birthday, Omega offers latest Fedora with extras, Linux Mint switches to Launchpad and Github, FreeBSD outlines internal engineering process
- Released last week: antiX MEPIS 8.2, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "CoreCD"
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4
- New distributions: Ice-Z Linux, pcubuntoo, Photo Artists Workshop Live CD, sEEcher OS, Xin Yang Linux
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
gquigs.blogspot.com: Wave 1.5 just asks two questions. Playing all the songs on shuffle. Generating a playlist is fine as long as I can select multiple (read all) folders. Who is out?
workswithu.com: With a number of its other products remaining proprietary, what are Canonical’s real intentions towards living by the free-software ideology that drives projects like Ubuntu?
internetnews.com: It's not everyday that there is a public security exploit published for the Linux kernel, yet that is what happened in early July.
reallylinux.com: I appreciated the stories and articles that showed Linux as easy to use and beneficial, although sometimes with a reserved cynicism. But when I left for a few minutes yesterday to go use the toilet and returned to find my own 2 year old daughter playing it up on a Centos test machine -- I woke up.
mdzlog.alcor.net: At Debconf 9, Steve Langasek delivered a talk on pam-auth-update, which included a tongue-in-cheek slide about how it had come to be. He pointed out that this project had required about six years of “thinking” and two months of actual development, and that this seemed to be a pattern exhibited by a number of notable Debian projects.
BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. From the BackerUpper project page: "Backerupper is a simple program for backing up selected directories over a local network.
rightardia.blogspot: While I was working, the screen froze up and I noticed the hard drive thrashing away. After powering the PC down, I noticed it could not find a a working Linux image to boot off of. So loaded a copy of Fedora.
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- Proper Multi-Seat X Support Is On The Way
- Compare files in Linux
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- Photo Collage Maker - Shape Collage
- Linux Outlaws 103 - It's a Trap!
- Make MPlayer play h264 video files faster on multicore machines
- How to safely dual-boot Windows & Linux with Wubi Installer
- Howto install and Enable Broadcom Wireless in Ubuntu 9.04
- Proper word-wrapping in vim
- Chrome v Firefox: Can Innovation Happen Without A Fight to the Death?
techrepublic.com: Recently I had a bit of a run-in with my daughter’s high school. She was undergoing an eShool class over the summer titled “Computer Applications” and it turns out the class only actually “covered” Office Suites - namely Microsoft Office. Now in our household we do not own a copy of Microsoft Office. Instead we use OpenOffice and have never had an issue - that is, until now.
ghacks.net: I have a confession to make. My favorite game of all time is Zombies Ate My Neighbors. It was a classic Super Nintendo game. Lately I had been jonesin’ to play that game so I was about to plop down some cash for an old SNES when I came across Zsnes.
daniweb.com: I recently upgraded a friend of mine to Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop for his five-year-old Acer laptop with 512 MB of RAM. I installed the latest stable version of Ubuntu and he immediately fell in love. What came next was a bit of a shock.
fishbowl42.com: I heard about Tiny Core Linux a few months ago and given its description as a minimalistic Linux designed to build to your own specifications from the ground up it sounded right up my alley.