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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 To Be Released Later Today
  • Cisco gets into SMB space with new Linux routers
  • Linux Foundation Announces “Get One, Give One” Holiday Membership Program
  • Open Source Is Smart Choice For Business Intelligence
  • Sugar on a Stick adds ebook support
  • Yet More Malware Found on Gnome-Look
  • Windows 7 download tool (finally) open-sourced
  • Complying With Open Source Licenses Just Got Easier
  • Juniper Networks backs FreeBSD with MIPS port
  • How GNOME Foundation Hackfests Operate
  • Better ripped-off than switch to Linux?
  • Gift Ideas for Linux Geeks
  • AutoZone settlement signed, sealed and delivered
  • Portable thin client's based on Dell notebook
  • MySQL and a tale of two biases
  • Mono and C# 4.0 Released
  • OpenCL Over Mesa, Gallium3D Discussion
  • Blood Frontier Beta 2 Released
  • Pandora Handheld Video
  • Linux Outlaws 126 - The Man with the Golden Laptop
  • TuxRadar - Podcast Season 1 Episode 23

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Fix crackling noise on HDA audio cards in Ubuntu
  • How to Silence Sony Vaio laptop fan Using Vaiofand
  • Howto create simple logo with GIMP
  • Create a live 3D-Earth with live clouds with GIMP
  • Creating a database with MySQL Administrator
  • Installing Play Framework on OpenBSD 4.6
  • A Single Command to Install Thunderbird 3 in Ubuntu
  • How to activate Flash Plugin for Google Chrome on openSUSE 11.2

Two task organizers

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I came across two organizers of sorts the other day, one for the console and one for the QT toolkit. One is rather impressive, while the other has the potential.

Review: Thunderbird 3 with tabs, enhanced search

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Software

arstechnica.com: Mozilla Messaging has announced the official release of Thunderbird 3. Ars takes a hands-on look at the improvements in the new version—including tabbed messaging and enhanced search—and finds a lot to be excited about.

Review: Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009

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Linux
  • Review: Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009
  • Red Hat Summit 2010 Call for Papers
  • Red Hat open sources SPICE for desktop virtualization
  • Red Hat to Webcast Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010
  • IBM's newest mainframe is all Linux

Linux Mint 8 'Helena' Review

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: Linux Mint 8 is the newest Linux distro on the block. We, at Gadgetmix, have been testing the new Mint from the past few days on a variety of netbooks. So, does this distro offers something newer, better than the popular Linux distros like the amazing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala? Can it be used as Windows alternative? How user friendly it is?

Is There Any Good Screencasting in Ubuntu?

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Software

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: One of the things I've personally found frustrating in Linux is the development status of screencasting applications, or lack thereof. I think many of us are aware of some of the commonly mentioned packages, but, I just wanted something that will work.

Linux, Windows, or Mac: You need to patch Adobe Flash

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Software

itworld.com: I don't think about Adobe Flash much. I just use it. I think that's the case for most of us. Almost all the video on the Web is in Flash, and we just take it for granted. That's a mistake. Like any other popular application, it can be an easy way for a cracker to hack into your computer.

Which Server to Pick?

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Linux
  • Ubuntu Server 9.10 - Review and Commentary
  • Linux vs Windows – Which Server to Pick?

2010: A Virtual Retrospective

  • 2010: A Virtual Retrospective
  • What the Google Web will look like in 10 years

Ubuntu Misses A Trick

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Ubuntu

pcplus.techradar: Open source OS wants to challenge Windows and OS X, but fails to back this up with the marketing gusto required for such a task

Two Minimalist Linux Text Editors That Make Writing Easy

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Software

makeuseof.com: It took decades of writing, but I’ve come to a realisation: word processors do way more than what I need. And so I started to wonder: why should I be doing my writing with software designed to make it easy to arrange text for being printed out on letter-sized pieces of paper? Why can’t I find software that just lets me write?

The Quest for an Ubuntu Netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I recently came into the market for a new Ubuntu netbook, and have been scouring the Internet looking for the best deal. It’s been a fun experience, but also one replete with frustration at certain large computer vendors with byzantine websites that treat Linux as a dirty word.

Microsoft tries to improve image among open-source developers

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Microsoft
OSS

canada.com: Nik Garkusha is a young and friendly bloke who, in faded jeans and a plain navy blue sweater, resembles the "I'm a Mac" kid in the Apple television ads more than the staid and stuffy PC guy. Funny thing: He's the PC guy.

New openSUSE Board Members

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The election committee announces the three new members of the openSUSE board:

Museum unearths Web origins

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Web

theinquirer.net: THE WORLD'S FIRST museum gallery showcasing the technology of the Internet opened recently at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) and the interactive exhibit tells the story of the pioneering British boffins without whom the World Wide Web could have been a very different place.

Time to look at the Linux GUI?

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Software

raiden.net: Graphical interfaces have come a long way since the fertile minds at Palo Alto came up with a way to make the nowadays plague proportions of plastic rodents useful. While GUI's look very pretty and are so full of eye candy I am surprised that our eyeballs don't have cavities, the current GUI's seem to be lacking in user efficiency.

Wally: A Cross Platform Wallpaper Changer

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Wallpapers breathe life into a desktop. But the same wallpaper can be boring after some days. if you want to automatically rotate wallpapers in your desktop, Wally is just the tool you need.

Linux for "DoublePlusHuman"

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Linux

nuxified.org/blog: I have a purpose in life. It is the evolution of what I call "DoublePlusHuman" which represents a human individual that is free of all self-contradiction, superstition and coercion. That is the ideal and every progress towards it in my view comes with a tremendous world changing potential.

10 Netbook-oriented Linux Distributions... and Counting

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Linux

junauza.com: I can say that Linux on netbook is gaining momentum right now contrary to what others believe. Just take a look at the growing number of Linux distributions that are optimized for netbooks. For those of you who are interested, I've compiled a list of well-known, netbook-oriented Linux distributions.

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