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Test-driving Chrome for Ubuntu

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Software

workswithu.com: With an alpha version of Google’s Chrome web browser recently released, I’ve been using it on Ubuntu for a few days. Below are some thoughts on the new browser and its ability to improve the Ubuntu experience.

Why Windows is not yet ready for the Desktop

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Microsoft

climbing-the-hill.blogspot: I don't spend my time telling other people which OS should or shouldn't suit their way of working. But it seems there are people who do. And it is thus that I find myself moved enough to mock their contribution to the state of public discourse.

Squeezing Lenny didn't make a lemon.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: As you probably realised from my previous posts I like to put my Linux installations through their paces. In fact I am positively brutal with them. So I decided to do a distribution upgrade from Lenny.

No penguins in Akihibara

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Today in Tokyo, I set myself the task of finding Linux in the Akihibara, which advertises itself to the world as Tokyo’s electronic wonderland.

few odds & ends:

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News
  • Open Source Network Diagramming..

  • Linux Market Share Passes 2%
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 6
  • Doing the geek thing with Linux
  • Podcast 56 Gentoo Developer Joshua Jackson

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing 64bit Flash Player in Ubuntu Linux

  • Reclaim Linux Disk Space by Reducing Reserved Blocks
  • How to build a highly available file server using OpenSolaris
  • Subclassing a list in Python
  • NetBackup Backup Report Script

OpenSolaris 2009.06: Getting Better All The Time

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blogs.zdnet.com: The June 2009 (2009.06) release of OpenSolaris provides a solid Open Source GNOME desktop experience like that of a modern Linux distribution combined with the scalability and stability of UNIX.

AbiWord 2.7.3 Released

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uwog.net: We just released AbiWord 2.7.3. The most visible addition to this release is the return of our Maemo support.

Install it forward

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Ubuntu

practicalswitchtoubuntu.blogspot: I am reminded by the movie "Pay it forward" where a person started doing good to three other persons and the way of gratitude is to pay it forward, doing good to three other persons thus multiplying the goodness around.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #145

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #145 for the week June 1st - June 7th, 2009 is available.

On the menu - Console Apps

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kmandla.wordpress: I have mentioned a couple times that I have been running without X for quite a while, on my main system. Here’s what’s running on it.

Fedora teams’ call to action.

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: The Fedora Project has always been aimed at encouraging participation. Free/libre and open source software continues its forward momentum and increasing pace through the growth of community and contribution.

Creative Commons, We Have a Problem

opendotdotdot.blogspot: I'm a big fan of the Creative Commons movement. But it has a big problem: few people have heard of it.

FOSS can work in the Free Market

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OSS

doctormo.wordpress: This is in response to LeafStorm’s excelent post about the market economics of software and FOSS caleed FOSS and the Free Market.

Get your Google Chrome on in Linux

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Now I have to admit I assumed I would get it installed only to have it seg fault left and right (or worse, not even start up). I, however, was very pleasantly surprised.

Code Talks

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OSS

stefanoforenza.com: Some days ago I stumbled Why Free Software has poor usability. Disagreeing on about everything written in there, I decided to pull out a long reply to each one of the points made.

Invisible force Destroying the Status Quo

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: I spent a good part of my Sunday calling people that now use Linux. It's good to track how many people are happy with their systems. That's why I simply laughed at the recent story of Linux reaching 1% of the market.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.3 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.3 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

The Three Best Linux Media Centers

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berkeleylug.com: The three media centers I list are my favorites. All of them integrate easily with MythTV by adding a simple menu item, and each work greats with remotes and looks good on your TV.

25 Years of Tetris: Time Waster Retrospective

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Gaming

downloadsquad.com: Today is a historic day. Not only is it the 65th anniversary of D-Day (and my grandfather, a US Naval Captain was there), It is the 25th anniversary of the greatest puzzle game of all time: Tetris.

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