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Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 4 – Sabayon Five-Oh LXDE

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Linux

g33q.co.za: Today we give Sabayon Five-Oh a run. Three of the four distros we reviewed this week have been using LXDE as its desktop environment.

Oracle vs Google: Triple Damage

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OSS
  • Oracle vs Google: Triple Damage!
  • Oracle loses another DTrace creator
  • The OpenSolaris-Based Nexenta Core Platform 3.0 Released

0 A.D. Releases Alpha Build, Launches PPA

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Gaming

workswithu.com: The dreams of Ubuntu users looking for commercial-quality games that run natively on Linux came a little closer to fulfillment this week, as the open-source project 0 A.D. pushed out its first alpha release.

Two Distributions Celebrate Birthdays

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The Linux community had two birthdays to celebrate recently. Debian GNU/Linux turned 17 on August 16 and openSUSE has been providing an excellent desktop Linux for five years.

GNOME 2.32 Beta 1 Is Here

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Software

softpedia.com: The first beta of the upcoming GNOME 2.32 has landed to give early adopters, distro builders, developers and generally curious people a taste of things to come.

Are we being too hard on Adobe?

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Software

shanefagan.com: The perception is that every company can do what Google does and open source everything they can and even go as far as to buy other companies to open source their products.

Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3

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HowTos

This tutorial describes the installation of an ISPConfig 3 multiserver setup with dedicated web, email, database and two DNS servers all managed trough a single ISPConfig 3 control panel. The setup described below uses five servers and can be extended easily to to a higher number of servers by just adding more servers. E.g. if you want to have two mailservers, do the setup steps from chapter 2 on both of these servers. If you want to set up more web servers, then install ISPConfig on all other web servers in expert mode except of the first one.

Fedora 14 Alpha is go

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Linux

paul.frields.org: As John posted last night, Fedora 14 Alpha was declared ready for release next week. Although there was a one-week slip to handle the fact that our blocker list wasn’t clear, Fedora developers and testers in the community have worked hard together both to resolve the remaining issues and make sure that our Alpha would pass the release criteria.

Arch Linux – Minimal, Lightweight, Flexible & Easy to Use

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Linux

pcsplace.com: Arch Linux is a lightweight, flexible and simple Linux Distribution which is targeted at competent GNU/Linux users. Its Development focuses on a balance of minimalism, elegance, code correctness and modernity. It provides a minimal environment upon installation, (no GUI), already compiled and optimized for i686/x86-64 architectures.

The KDE 4.5 Notification Area

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KDE

ghacks.net: With KDE 4.5 came a lot of updates and changes. From the bottom to the top, nothing was immune from an update or two. One tool that received a nice overhaul is the Notification Area.

Illumos begins diverging from OpenSolaris

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OS

h-online.com: According to Garret D'Amore, Illumos project leader, the recently launched derivative is beginning to diverge from OpenSolaris.

Peppermint Ice review

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Does Peppermint Ice, the new cloud-oriented desktop distro, have what it takes to do for desktops what Jolicloud and Google Chrome OS are doing for netbooks?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Debian Project News
  • Emacs undo trees
  • Untangle Gateway- An open source solution for blocking
  • Be A Community Manager
  • Novell and Markus Rex: Reinventing An Empire
  • Open Source Contributor Agreements: Some Examples
  • Open source and Windows 8: spotlight on Microsoft’s open source interop strategy
  • Improve artwork openSUSE 11.4
  • ATI's 2D Performance With X.Org Server 1.9
  • Open-source cuts through intell community's red tape
  • European Open Source Think Tank 2010:
  • Reflective compiz panels
  • The popularity of Firefox around the world
  • SFLS: Episode 0x2D:Updated Discussion
  • Linux Outlaws 163 - The Frostbite Empire

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sudo without Passwords
  • Backup your Linux machine the smart way
  • Mount Any Archive File In Two Clicks
  • Enable SSL on Apache-2.2
  • 2 Ways to Add Swap Space Using dd, mkswap and swapon
  • How to Create a Family Friendly Ubuntu Setup
  • Multiple IP address in Unbutu
  • How to free Linux Kernel page cache and/or inode and dentry caches
  • Install and configure MailWatch monitoring tool for MailScanner
  • nethogs - Net top tool grouping bandwidth per process
  • verify and compare two directories differences
  • How to Install KDE 4.5

OpenOffice by the book

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OOo

mybroadband.co.za: South African organisation Translate.org.za is best known for its work translating open source software into indigenous South African languages. Now, in addition to translating the software into additional languages, Translate.org.za has also released a book on using OpenOffice.org effectively.

working upstream

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Software

vizzzion.org/blog: I read an interview with Canonical’s Jono Bacon. The definition Jono handles of upstream development is quite different from how it works for me. I can speak of personal and professional experience in this context

10 things you can do to keep your new Linux users from bailing on you

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Linux

techrepublic.com: Before you hand off Linux machines to users who are new to the operating system, do a little prep work to ease the transition and make sure they have the tools they need.

Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS released

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS released
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Codename "Natty Narwhal" Release Schedule
  • Reasons to Love Ubuntu

Where do Debian Developers Come From?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Christian Perrier has published the results of his analysis of the number of Debian developers per country.

When open source sells out.

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: I just read a rather alarming article claiming that Oracle aims to destroy open source software industry. This article is in the tone of chicken little. As in the sky is falling and all is doom and gloom. It is written in such a way to ring every alarm bell it can find. It is, I believe, on the border of FUD.

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