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Is Open Source Too Open for its Own Good?

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OSS

h-online.com: While I was at linux.conf.au 2010 last month, I finally met Ted Ts'o, one of the most senior figures in the Linux world, and, like many of them, now working for Google. Indeed, few people go further back in the world of Linux than Ts'o.

Has Linux Mint Killed Distrohopping?

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Linux

extremetech.com: Back in the old days, Linux used to be a tough cookie to get installed. These days, it's more or less a snap to get Linux working on your computer. Perhaps a little too simple.

Does Open Source really hate windows?

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Microsoft

locutus.us: What is it with Open Source, more commonly Linux advocates, and windows? There seems to be an underlying theme amongst this crowd that they hate windows. They say that windows 5ux0r35 or mention it as windaze, windoze, winblows and many other derogatory terms and spelling plays.

10 Best Linux Distributions in 2010

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Linux
  • 10 Best Linux Distributions / Distros in 2010
  • Will the Decade's Best Distros Please Stand Up?

Two new-mail notification apps for Linux

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Do you sometimes find yourself desperately checking for new emails, afraid you're going to miss something important? Well, no more! All you need to do is to choose one of these extremely handy panel plug-ins!

Issues Within The X.Org Foundation?

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Software

phoronix.com: For the past two weeks elections have been going on by X.Org members to elect five people to serve as board of directors for the X.Org Foundation, the formal 501(c)(3) organization that backs the development of the X.Org project. Since the elections started there has been a rather explosive mailing list discussion.

MySQL Database Replication With SSL On CentOS

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL using an SSL connection for encryption (to make it impossible for hackers to sniff out passwords and data transferred between the master and slave). MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync. This is not a backup policy because an accidentally issued DELETE command will also be carried out on the slave; but replication can help protect against hardware failures.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Top 25 Programming Errors list updated
  • Review: Patriot Box Office PVP
  • Kdenlive 0.7.7 Released
  • Open source is a restaurant where everyone is a chef
  • Benchmarks Of Nouveau's Gallium3D OpenGL Driver
  • AMD Catalyst 10.2 For Linux Gets Direct2D
  • Take the 2010 Future of Open Source Survey
  • Mono: What have we been up to?
  • Microsoft to Talk Open Source at OSBC
  • CodePlex open source group moves beyond Microsoft
  • Why SDL Perl Matters
  • From Slovenia, with love: A new Snoopy Logger
  • FSF submits comment in USTR Special 301 Review
  • openSUSE Milestone 2 released
  • AMD Reveals Upcoming Catalyst Driver Changes
  • Linux Outlaws 136 - Make Love, Not Proprietary Software
  • Ubuntu ported onto Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1
  • Conversation with a free software radical
  • SimplyMepis Linux 8.0.15 Review
  • Why teachers should boycott ICT (except Linux)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Generate a moderately secure random password
  • tput
  • multicd.sh - Combine several CDs into one
  • Multiple IP uplinks with Gentoo
  • How to setup Chrome as your default browser on Ubuntu
  • Installing and configuring PPTP VPN server on lenny
  • Good Collection of Linux Tutorials
  • How To Fix Sound Issues in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Using Templates in digiKam
  • Compiling custom kernel for different GNU/Linux distributions
  • 4 Awk If Statement Examples ( if, if else, if else if, ? )

Introducing LinuxSearch.org!

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Web

blog.dustinkirkland.com: While I know the available Ubuntu resources very well, I may not necessarily have Gentoo's bugtracker or Arch's forums at my fingertips. Thus, I created LinuxSearch.org!

Flinks—Speed-Reading Web Browser

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Software

linuxjournal.com: I'm always on the lookout for original projects, and this particular application really took me by surprise. According to its Web site, “Flinks is a text-mode flashing word Web browser. It is intended for speed reading.

Computer Science Education Benefits from FLOSS

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I read with interest today when Linux Weekly News linked to Greg DeKoenigsberg's response to Mark Guzdial's ACM Blog post, The Impact of Open Source on Computing Education. I must sadly admit that I was not terribly surprised to read such a post from an ACM-affiliated academic that speaks so negatively of FLOSS's contribution to Computer Science education.

Also: Damned Lies and Statistics, FOSS Sexism and Education

KDE 4.4 Review, Screenshot Tour (and KDE 4.0 Comparison)

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KDE

internetling.com: 21,000 closed bugs later, the KDE team has announced the new KDE 4.4 and I simply had to take a look. After all, the last time I took KDE 4 Series for a spin was back when I still thought open source was one word.

Multimedia Codecs: The Legal Path

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Software

workswithu.com: If the American government invested as many resources rounding up violators of software licenses as it does fighting “terror,” I’d have been put away long ago, because all of my Ubuntu systems use patented multimedia software that I didn’t pay for.

Getting a good grip on Claws - a review for daily use

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Software

nuxified.org: In 2009 I had written about my experience with Claws Mail. After almost a year with Claws and a few minor releases, I thought it useful to share my experiences after a longer period of time.

Google’s strategy unveiled: a little bit of everything you do

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Google

itwriting.com/blog: Schmidt’s blind spot is that he does not really see privacy as an issue. He mentions it from time to time; but he is clear that he regards the trade-off, that we give our personal data to Google in return for these cool services.

Guayadeque Music Player: Light, Unique, Awesome?

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: It may have a name like an exotic fruit but Guayadeque music player is a surprisingly powerful new addition to the Linux music player scene. Light on resources and heavy on features.

Stop Fighting Linux and Learn Your Distro

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Linux

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: Is Linux frustrating for you? Do you find yourself spending time trying to figure out why package updates broke or undid changes you've made? You're not alone, but we have good news: it doesn't have to be that way.

You can’t have it your way

kmandla.wordpress: I have some advice for you, if you’re thinking about spearheading an open source project: Define your goal at the outset, and never ever allow the public to determine which way your project goes.

Linux Training Week: Ease of Use

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Linux

zath.co.uk: For most consumers, the number one factor when buying a computer is for it to ‘just work’ without them having to play around with various settings or install drivers for various hardware components.

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