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Firefox 2.0.0.14 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.14 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Linux Users

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Linux

hehe2.net: Switching to Linux can be very daunting, most seasoned Linux users experienced that first hand. After all, at some point they were also “noobs”. Over here I compiled a list of 7 habits that I feel someone has told me when I started out.

Why Mac OS X Sucks and Linux Rocks

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Linux
Mac

junauza.com: As some of you may know, I had my very first taste of Mac a few weeks ago. I got a Macbook Pro (Penryn) which comes with the standard OS X Leopard. But for the sake of sanity, I immediately installed Linux.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Create TTY User to view logs via TTY in Ubuntu Linux

  • HowTo: Copy and Paste A Text File into Another Text File via Terminal
  • Tips and tricks: How do I capture the output of “top” to a file?
  • Mounting archives with FUSE and archivemount
  • Hidden Linux : VirtualBox
  • Mandriva : HOWTO add easily officials and third parties repos
  • Fun with Conky, part 3
  • Block Bad IP Ranges with iplist in Ubuntu Linux
  • Tertiary menu in Drupal

Mandriva One 2008.1 and old laptop: alas ....

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MDV

seputarlinux.blogspot: Several months ago, I had a chance to try running the live cd version of Mandriva One (version 2008) on my old laptop. At that time I was very impressed, it was beautiful, very user-friendly and everything just worked flawlessly. So when Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring was out several days ago, I was very excited.

BeleniX 0.7 OpenSolaris Desktop

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OS

phoronix.com: Long before Sun's Project Indiana came about, BeleniX has been one of our favorite GNU/Solaris distributions. BeleniX has been a LiveCD based upon OpenSolaris, but with yesterday's release of BeleniX 0.7 it is now a source-level derivative of the Project Indiana blend of OpenSolaris. Today we're taking a quick look at this new release.

Tips & Tricks from PCLinuxOS Forum

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Visiting PCLinuxOS Forum has been one of my hobbies. It updates my linux computing skills by providing me with the most practical solutions. Here is a list of some important tips and tricks directly from PCLinuxOS Forum.

Linux for Grandma - Part III, Finale

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Linux

technocrat.net: It has been a few months since I have set my 83-year old grandmother with a desktop PC running Kubuntu 7.10. I configured everything in advance. I gave her some basic training on the things she will do regularly.

A Salute to Ubuntu Volunteers

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Ubuntu

tycheent.wordpress: Recently, on another site, someone suggested that the development and marketing of Ubuntu was done by paid staff of Canonical. Having been actively involved in the Arizona Team for 8 months I would like to say that I consider such a comment to be FUD fostered for the sole purpose of disparaging against Ubuntu and the people that make it work.

Emulation station: GP2X F-200 gaming handheld reviewed

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Hardware
Gaming

arstechnica.com: For the uninitiated, the GP2X is a line of handheld, personal entertainment players manufactured by a South Korean company called GamePark Holdings. We're reviewing the latest version, the GP2X F-200. The GP2X F-200 offers an open source, multifunctional, alternative to the proprietary handheld systems currently offered at retail in North America.

Asus Eee 900 to hit shelves on 1 May

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Linux
Hardware

news.zdnet: The second version of Asus' low-cost subnotebook, the Eee PC, will go on sale on 1 May. The Eee 900, which will come with an operating-system choice of Linux or Windows, will cost £329. The Linux version will have 20GB of solid-state storage on-board.

Also: ASUS Eee PC 900 review roundup

Review: Dream Linux 3.0 - Is It Really A Dream?

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: Today's victim... sorry guest is the Brazilian distribution Dream Linux 3.0, a Debian-based distro I'd heard quite a bit about but never actually used. After a while out of the game would I still remember how to do this? Well, I'll leave that up to you to judge but here's how I got on...

Ubuntu takes early lead in Open Source Census

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OSS

community.zdnet: Ninety percent of participants have Ubuntu, and about half are in the US (with an impressive and results-bending 33 percent from Finland). Two thirds of them are small businesses (ten to 49 people).

Ubuntu Linux upgrade: Why you should try it

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Ubuntu

computerworlduk.com: If there is a single complaint that is laid at the feet of Linux time and time again, it's that the operating system is too complicated and arcane for casual computer users to tolerate. Ubuntu, the user-friendly distribution sponsored by Mark Shuttleworth's Canonical, has made a mission out of dispelling such complaints entirely.

Green PCs: CPU frequency scaling in Linux

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HowTos

polishlinux.org: Electricity bills got higher again? Does your computer waste too many power cycles? Or perpahs you just don’t feel green enough? In any case, this article is for you! You’ll learn how to save energy and CPU cycles with your Linux box, no matter how old it is.

Linux: Sexy, Smart, and Cheap. The Perfect Date.

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Yes yes, I realize it's no surprise we feel pretty attached to Linux here at Linux Journal, but that aside, what's not to love about Linux? Especially in the last few years, it's no longer a matter of whether Linux is ready for the desktop yet -- it's just a matter of when are people going to realize it? Thankfully, we're starting to see that. And here's why:

Your Linux Skills - Use them or lose them

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Linux

raiden.net: I've been noticing a disturbing trend among Linux users of late, myself included, that has begun to bother me enough to necessitate writing this short article. What is this trend? It's a general loss of the Linux skillsets that so many of us senior users have gained over the years.

A GNOME-based Desktop on Demand

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Software

linux.com: Desktop on Demand (DOD) is the latest contender to give users a full-fledged remote desktop instead of Web-based applications to help users to stay productive when they are on the move. Similar to Ulteo, DOD gives you a full-blown remote Linux-based desktop -- but that's where the similarity ends.

Songbird media player: the love child of Mozilla and WinAmp

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Software

arstechnica.com: Ian McKellar gave a presentation on the Songbird media player at LugRadio Live this past weekend. The talk introduced some of the underlying goals behind the Songbird project and included a demonstration of some of the core technologies in the Songbird media player.

Google closed source app engine does evil

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Google

itwire.com: This time Google App Engine gives the great promise of letting you serve your own applications to the world using the grunt of Google-powered machinery. However, it’s not the saviour it purports to be, perverting the open source way.

Also: Google says “sod it... lets do a bit of evil”
And: Google Earth 4.3

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