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Linux Advocacy: The Right Way

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I am a full time student, one of the primary uses of my computers thusly is for school work. At any given point I typically have my netbook (which runs Ubuntu) and my phone (which runs Maemo) with me. Having and using these devices in the public on a daily basis has made me realize that there is a right way and a wrong way to promote Linux to those who are unfamiliar with it. What is the right way to promote Linux you ask?

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 109 is out

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SUSE

Issue #109 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Display Thunderbird Unread Count On Docky
  • Lucid Separates Shutdown and "Me" Menus
  • OpenOffice dropped from Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04
  • Gnome Gmail made simple
  • Take the tour of Firefox 1.0 on Nokia N900
  • Open Source Policies in San Francisco and California Take Different Paths
  • Mozilla Weave 1.0: take your tabs and bookmarks everywhere
  • 10 Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 6.06, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10
  • Catalyst 10.1 Still Trash In Heaven, But Good News
  • Defective by Design delivers 5,000 signatures to Jobs
  • MariaDB 5.1.42 Released
  • Melody: The Other Movable Type
  • Microsoft to drop Linux, Unix versions of enterprise search
  • Improved Window Management Shortcuts Land in Lucid
  • Following Open Sourcing, Symbian Talks Netbooks and Tablets
  • What Happened to Red Hat Exchange?
  • FLOSS Weekly 107: Stellarium
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.02.05
  • Linux Outlaws 134 - The Greppy Awards

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Change Wallpaper in Fluxbox Window Manager
  • Anonymous Internet browsing using Ubuntu 9.10, Tor and Firefox
  • APG - Automated Password Generator for random generation
  • Installing fuzzyfinder_textmate: Textmate’s Cmd+T in Vim
  • How to Install Adobe Photoshop on Ubuntu Linux
  • Increase your internet speed with Namebench
  • CMake Tutorial Now on the Web
  • Installing OpenType Fonts in Gentoo
  • Tiny Linux Command Reference
  • Easiest Way to Have a USA IP Address
  • screen capture with ffmpeg
  • Covert .mp3 to .wav and .ogg from command
  • Building An All-Text Linux Workstation - Part 10
  • Using dd to blank a drive
  • OpenSolaris 2009.06 domU on opensuse 11.2 dom0

UK Company Launches iTablet

wired.com: Now that Apple has chosen the famously awkward name “iPad” for its tablet, the most obvious candidate “iTablet” is up for grabs. X2 is happy to announce it’s “hot on the heels of Apple’s latest product launch” with the iTablet, which will run Windows 7 and Linux.

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring Alpha2 available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Time has came for second alpha release for 2010 Spring version of Mandriva Linux. It’s now available through 32 and 64 DVD isos on public mirrors.

Also: Mandriva booth in FOSDEM

Why Compile a New Kernel?

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Linux

hotaboutlinux.com: I lost count of the number of times someone told me I was nuts for wanting to compile a new kernel Why not get a new different distro of Linux that works on a specific machine? What is wrong with the kernel that comes with the distro? There are reasons for compiling a new kernel.

The GNOME Journal - February 2010

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Linux
Software

The February issue of The GNOME Journal is out and ready to read. Articles include: What's New with Banshee, Interview with Jonathan Thomas, creator of the OpenShot, and GNOME Boston Summit 2009.

Virtio: An I/O virtualization framework for Linux

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Linux

With all the virtualization schemes running on top of Linux, how do they exploit the underlying kernel for I/O virtualization? The answer is virtio, which provides an efficient abstraction for hypervisors and a common set of I/O virtualization drivers. Discover virtio, and learn why Linux will soon be the hypervisor of choice.

Answering a Friend About Ubuntu on a Netbook

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Ubuntu

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Thinking of installing Ubuntu on a Netbook we're going to buy as I've heard it's pretty lightweight in comparison to Windows 7. What are your thoughts on this in general? Also, it is free right?

Clonezilla (Live & Server Edition) review

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Ever experienced a computer crash the day before you have to turn in an important project? As we all know, backups are your best friends in such situations. There are several types of back-up systems out there today. One method is to clone your hard drive, so that you can restore everything as it was in the event of a crash.

Pardus 2009.1 Review

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Linux

distrocheck.wordpress: Having tried Pardus 2009, I was excited to try this upgrade (2009.1) since the previous one simply blew me away. They make this 2009.1 version on the year 2010 which is kind of odd, but I guess the changes were not worthy enough to make it a whole new version, or it was probably intended to come out a bit earlier.

Ubuntu 9.10 on Dell Latitude D820 Laptop

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Ubuntu

openfarmtech.org: The PowerBook G4 Mac in the house finally quit working. We splurged $300 on a brand new laptop recently. We got a 3 year old Dell Latitude D820 from Craigslist. With 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo, and 1920×1200 screen resolution – that makes for an impressive system with Ubuntu 9.10 installed.

Linux of the Rings

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Last month saw the launch of http://www.data.gov.uk web site not only built on Open Source Technology but designed to give UK-data back to the UK-people. In the same month both UK political parties restated their total commitment to Open Source software. What is going on? What has happened to the forces of darkness?

The KDE 4.3 System Settings - Part 3

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KDE

raiden.net: Welcome to part 3 of our overview of the KDE 4.3 System Settings panel, the replacement for the old control panel of KDE 3.5. Today we're going to look at the Computer Administration master section.

LinuxCertified Laptop – a review, and a side plug for Linux, and Mint!

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Reviews

I have spent two days with my new laptop, the LC2210Si from LinuxCertified.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 3) - Graphics

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Linux

h-online.com: The next version of Linux is not only the first to offer the Nouveau KMS graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware, it also comes with a multitude of improvements for the two AMD/ATI and Intel graphics drivers which support Kernel-based Mode Setting (KMS).

Ubuntu 9.10: Some they giveth some they taketh away

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Since I like this saying so much, I decided to write an entire article revolving around its message. And the focus of the message, once again, the much loved/hated and controversial Ubuntu, the Paris Hilton of the Linux world.

The Linux Community - Bringin' it...

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: The HeliOS Project, some would argue, is a local effort fueled by a handful of people who want to make a difference. Is that what you think? Silly you.

Matt Asay - From Alfresco to Canonical

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Ubuntu

news.cnet.com: After more than four years at Alfresco, I have joined Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, as its chief operating officer.

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Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

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