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some software shorts

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Software
  • Meld, my old love

  • DosBox : Playing Mario On Linux
  • Recording on Linux
  • Mirage Image Viewer
  • Video screen capture in Linux with recordMyDesktop

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Changing Server Timezone On Ubuntu

  • Slackware 12 on Lenovo Thinkpad R61
  • Detect intruders on your network with snort
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 1
  • autossh - Automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels
  • FreeBSD Display Environment Settings
  • two-sided brochures in OpenOffice.org
  • OS X-Like Widgets with Screenlets on Ubuntu (3rd Update)

Is Linux Commoditizing the Desktop OS Market?

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Linux

openlogic.com/blogs: Glyn Moody wrote an interesting article for the Guardian earlier this month titled “Why falling Flash prices threaten Microsoft.” It got me thinking about commoditization; specifically pondering the question: Is Linux driving the O/S towards commoditization as many would have us believe?

Why Doesn’t Linux Market to the Masses?

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Linux

foogazi.com: I’ve always wondered why there has yet to be a Linux distribution that has ventured into a big time marketing campaign for its Linux product. With Mac OSX stealing a lot of Microsoft’s market share due to a great marketing campaign with the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” television commercials, why have we yet to see any Linux commercials? Are Linux Users Too Cheap?

Novell Starts Talking SLES 11

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SUSE

eweek.com: Novell used its BrainShare 2008 conference here to start talking publicly about its development plans for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, the next version of its server operating system.

Cool Desktop Applications (Part 2): 25 Small and Simple Games for your Linux/Ubuntu Desktop

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Gaming

linuxondesktop.blogspog: Continuing my previous article about cool applications that you can install on your Ubuntu Desktop , in this article we cover some really cool games and emulators that you can install on your Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Desktop.

KDE 4.1 to bring back Konqueror tree view, other goodies

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KDE

arstechnica.com: When I wrote about file managers in my review of KDE 4.0, I noted that several important features had been removed from Konqueror, including the tree-based detailed view. Developer Peter Penz reports that the tree view has been restored and that it will be fully functional in time for the KDE 4.1 release.

Ubuntu 8.04 gets ready for beta

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux.com: Ubuntu has announced that Ubuntu 8.04 is now in beta freeze. What this means is that no new package changes are going to be allowed in the well-regarded Linux distribution. The only exceptions will be for bug fixes for already known problems.

Reiser Says Wife Vanished After He Accused Her of Embezzlement

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Linux guru Hans Reiser, on the witness stand here for the fourth day Monday, denied again that he killed his missing wife. The defendant claimed his 31-year-old wife, whom he married in 1999, abandoned her children because she embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his Oakland-based Namesys company.

And: Hans Reiser Explaining Coincidences; Jury Seems Unmoved

Kokkini Zita: The Audio Software Of Fons Adriaensen

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linuxjournal.com: Looking at the software listed at Kokkini Zita it's easy to see where developer Fons Adriaensen's interests lie. He has written one of the best organ synthesizers for Linux, he has contributed to the LADSPA collection of processing plugins, and he has provided Linux sound researchers with some excellent tools for measuring and representing audio signals. He is also involved in improving Linux support for the Ambisonics technology of encoding and decoding multichannel audio.

Watch and explore outer space with Stellarium, Celestia, and Xplanet

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linux.com: Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth spent about $20 million to go into space, and he never got farther away from Earth than a few hundred miles. Using three free software programs, you can look at and virtually travel to places millions of miles away without leaving your GNU/Linux desktop or paying a dime.

Ulteo Application System beta1 has been released…

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Gaël Duval: Automatic synchronization of documents with the Ulteo Online Desktop, automatic upgrading, new “My Digital life” panel, installation in about 3 minutes, hundreds applications available… That’s what you’ll find in this just-released installable version of Ulteo Application System.

GNOME 2.22 focuses on utilities and standard applications

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linux.com: As you might expect, GNOME 2.22, the latest version of the popular desktop, which was released last week, has some functional tweaks and new default applications. Few of these changes are dramatic, but the overall impression is of dozens of small enhancements that nudge GNOME toward greater usability.

Verizon Settles Open Source Software Lawsuit

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OSS

informationweek: Two software developers have reached a settlement in a lawsuit against Verizon Communications in which they claimed the telecom giant's broadband service violated the terms of the widely used open source agreement under which their product was licensed.

Also: Verizon GPL settlement is a biggie

Microsoft and Novell: The Ultimate Love-Hate Relationship

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Microsoft
SUSE
  • Microsoft and Novell: The Ultimate Love-Hate Relationship

  • Novell to Announce New, Expanded Partnerships
  • Supreme Court won’t block Novell’s antitrust suit against Microsoft
  • Novell CEO Looks to the Future
  • ActivIdentity, Novell integrate products
  • Compellent Adds Novell Yes Certified Products

Celebrate St. Partick's Day, Linux-style

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Linux

linux.com: Today is St. Patrick's Day, a national holiday in Ireland that's celebrated by people of Irish lineage worldwide. Like Ireland itself, the holiday is associated with the color green -- as are many things in the Linux universe.

Explaining Open Source's Exponential Growth

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OSS

Glyn Moody: One of the problems with open source is that much of it happens invisibly. Whereas proprietary software, which is sold, has to publicised at some point, open source can simply be written: whether or not it gets used is a question of the author's personal inclinations.

Clone Linux, Windows disks with Clonezilla

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Most users know about proprietary software packages such as Norton Ghost that can be used for cloning hard disks for backup or distribution purposes. And a few may know about Partition Image, an open source alternative for saving partition images. But how many users know about Clonezilla, an all-in-one cloning tool that promises both speed and power?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 244

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at PC-BSD 1.5

  • News: Ubuntu beta freeze, KNOPPIX release update, PCLinuxOS E17 edition, unofficial
  • Gentoo live CD, BSD Certification update, package management in OpenSolaris

  • Released last week: Foresight Linux 2.0, Frugalware Linux 0.8
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Beta, Ubuntu 8.04 Beta, OpenBSD 4.3
  • Site news: Mining DistroWatch.com logs, Xandros Eee PC edition
  • New addition: Clonezilla Live
  • New distribution: MallorcaLinux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Make Sunbird shine with extensions

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Sunbird, Mozilla's calendar application, supports extensions just as Firefox and Thunderbird do. What kind of extensions work with a calendar? How about being able to get a weather forecast when you're setting up a golf date, or exporting your desktop calendar to a Web service?

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