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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #122

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #122 for the week of December 14th- December 20th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue:
* Holiday Schedule for Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter
* Announcing the next “Global Ubuntu BugJam”
* Ubuntu on Amazon EC2 Beta release
* Main frozen for Alpha 2
* And much, much more!

Mozilla CEO: Ties with Google 'complicated' since Chrome

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. has a "reasonable" relationship with long-time partner Google Inc., but it's gotten complicated since Google launched its own browser, according to Mozilla's chief executive.

Memorable Linux Moments of 2008

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Ah 2008, I hardly knew ye. Actually I knew ye quite well because there were certainly some personal Linux milestone moments. Profound? Hardly. Important? Personally, sure. Will they matter to you? Maybe not, but they might, just might, make you ponder your own 2008 Linux moments, compare them, and make you realize how important Linux has become to you.

Introducing Ulteo: your virtual Linux desktop

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Linux

techradar.com: If you take a look at Ulteo.com today, you won't find any mention of Linux on the home page. Not only that, but everything about the Ulteo site is slightly confusing. It's very difficult to understand what Ulteo is and what it might do. But Ulteo is actually four distinct technologies.

Debian- What It Means To Me

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Linux

pthree.org: I have a love/hate relationship with Debian. It is a solid operating system, with a lot of potential. There are plenty of other advantages that just make Debian one of the best Linux distributions out there. But, then there are disadvantages.

Shifting from Fedora 8 to Ubuntu 8.10

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Linux

sathyaphoenix.wordpress: This is something i had been planning for a very long time since i found my fedora 8 boring .Its not that fedora isnt good , but i was done configuring a hell lot in fedora that i wanted it to be more simple. So i waited.

The tallies are in.

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: Election results for the Fedora Project Board, the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, and the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee are all announced this morning.

The Advantages of Open Source Software

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OSS

computingtech.blogspot: If the GPL seems like a bad idea from the standpoint of commercialism, consider the surge of successful open source software projects—they are indicative of a system that does indeed work. This success has evolved for two reasons.

Christmas Jokes for Linux/Unix Geeks

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Linux
Humor

junauza.com: We hope you've enjoyed the “The 12 Bugs of Software” we've posted last week. As promised, we will keep the tech jokes coming because it's the season to be jolly (falalalala lalalala).

Of Harsh Rules

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Linux

thenixedreport.wordpress: I recently read the article about Manoj Srivastava quitting as secretary of the Debian project. I can only imagine the insults that flew back and forth concerning the entire mess. This is a gathering of people who are supposed to have an open and democratic system.

The Linux/windows divide is a turbulent one.

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it.toolbox.com/blogs: At this moment in time there seems to be a war going on. On one side there is the proprietary systems, iconified by windows. On the other side there is the open source systems, iconified by Linux.

Maximize Your Terminal Usage with Terminator

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Terminator is a simple program that allows you to load multiple terminals and arrange them in grid. It is useful when you need to access to various terminals at the same time.

From 4.1 to 4.2: KWin

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KDE

undefinedfire.com: A lot has happened in trunk since the release of KDE 4.1 in July. With 4.2 final just a little over one month away, now is the perfect time to look back and see if we have achieved our goals. I would like to try and start something here by writing an overview of what has happened in KWin over these past six months.

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.1

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SUSE
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 11.1 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

11 ways to create a successful Linux distro

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Linux

techradar.com: What can you do to stand out from the hundreds of other Linux distros that already exist? There are a number of angles you can explore for this – choose one, two or all of them if you want!

Boxee - You are NOT “Open”

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Software

meandubuntu.wordpress: I’ve been researching building a better media PC, and recently someone pointed out Boxee to me. Another vivid example of how so many companies are only paying lip-service to the term “Open”.

openSUSE 11.1 installed and running

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: I hadn't received my openSUSE 11.1 boxed set yet, in spite of pre-ordering it December 9th, and it looks like it won't ship until January 5th. No matter. The downloadable ISOs are available and I just grabbed the official release versions and re-installed.

Also: 5 Days on openSUSE 11.1 was an early X-Mas present

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 51

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SUSE

Issue #51 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 out, Lee Matheson: NEWBIES - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation, and Joe Brockmeier: Leaping lizards! Lots going on in the openSUSE community.

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