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Blog entry Forgot your Ubuntu Password? All is not lost. fieldyweb 09/01/2013 - 9:43pm
Story Linux Mint 14 Is a Breath of Fresh Air srlinuxx 09/01/2013 - 8:46pm
Story Ultimate Edition 3.5 srlinuxx 09/01/2013 - 8:45pm
Story Stargazing with Open Source – Three FOSS apps srlinuxx 09/01/2013 - 8:41pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 09/01/2013 - 6:47pm
Story A look at XFCE in Debian Wheezy srlinuxx 09/01/2013 - 2:34am
Story Mini-interview with ROSA srlinuxx 09/01/2013 - 2:32am
Story what’s new in Firefox 18 srlinuxx 09/01/2013 - 1:21am
Forum topic MyahOS vorn213 09/01/2013 - 12:08am
Story Red Hat ships Enterprise Linux 5.9 srlinuxx 08/01/2013 - 10:50pm

Eee PC Face-Off: Eee PC 701 vs. Eee PC 900

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: It's finally here. The eagerly -awaited ASUS Eee PC 900 has touched down stateside after several agonizing weeks of reading overseas techies chronicle their experiences with the mini-notebook. So we decided to pit our fresh-out-the-box Eee PC 900 against the original Eee PC 701 (both with Xandros Linux) in a knock-down drag-out.

Also: Asus Eee PC 900 is a ripper not a rip-off: review

Top 10 Firefox Extensions to Impress Your Friends

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Firefox extensions are often lauded for the additional features and functionality that they bring to the browser. Today we’re going to flaunt what the developers have given us. That’s right, it’s time to tell your friends that your browser is better than theirs.

I'm on the Verge of Leaving Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.com: I started with Ubuntu on the day of their first release, having come from Debian. I've been loyal since then. I spent countless hours on teh forums working with people to help them get settled into Ubuntu. I wrote howtos for the wiki and for this blog. I guess I'll be back to Debian tomorrow.

Also: Giving up on Hardy... for now

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Hardware Compatibility List. Know It, Love It

  • Who is The VAR Guy?
  • Working With Arrays - Porting Between Linux Or Unix Using Bash, Perl, C and Awk
  • Linux Users: Why Did You Switch?
  • Gentoo Foundation Reinstated
  • Need a generic iptables tcp proxy?
  • Open source software player sets up in Dublin
  • XP's end: Another reason to look at Linux
  • A caution about Drupal as a social software platform
  • Howto: Fix compiz display white screen when locked issue in Ubuntu Hardy

Next Ubuntu LTS in 2010, unless Linuxes synchronize

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Mark Shuttleworth, head of Canonical and founder of the Ubuntu project, has called on other Linux developers to synchronize releases of new versions of their distros.

The 2008 Google SoC: 21 Projects I'm Excited About

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The annual Google Summer of Code is upon us again. This is where great projects like the GDebiKDE installer were created. And this year looks even better than before, with 175 organizations and 1125 students. So today, I’m going to do a short rundown of some of my favorites.

UK education agency nixes OOXML

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OSS

informationweek.com: Brits Want Microsoft Office 2007 Expelled From Classrooms. Instead of Open XML, BECTA wants the EU to compel Microsoft to support open standards, such as the Open Document Format.

New Fedora 9 makes waves by emphasizing contributors

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Linux

linux.com: The Fedora distribution has a reputation for innovation, and the new Fedora 9, released today, is no exception. But for Paul W. Frields, who became Fedora project leader in February, what distinguishes the release is less the technology than the community that supports it, and how the technology contributes to the larger free software world.

Linux gains action RPG

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Software
Gaming

desktoplinux.com: Linux Game Publishing has announced a Linux port of "Sacred Gold," an action role-playing game first published for Windows three years ago. The U.K.-based game publisher plans to ship the title in August of this year, priced at 27 GBP (~ $50).

Totem Movie Player can play YouTube Videos

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Software

linuxdesk.wordpress: It’s installed by default in Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and works fabulously! Totem Movie Player now includes a plug-in for searching and playing You Tube videos without leaving the player and without Flash.

OpenSSL & OpenSSH Vulnerabilities : Confirm & Fix Instructions

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HowTos

ubuntu-tutorials.com: I’m sure many of you have heard by this point that there is a reported vulnerability in openSSL and openSSH. Security patches have been deployed to the Ubuntu archives so the first step is to, of course, apply any security patches available. Am I Affected?

Mozilla and Flock stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Customising Firefox 3

  • Flock 1.2 Beta Includes Digg Integration
  • Mozilla Developer News May 13

Open Source Security Myths Dispelled

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OSS

itproportal.com: Many IT professionals can’t seem to shake off the belief that OSS is inherently risky unreliable and complex. I am going to examine the most common of these perceptions to highlight how the facts are very often the exact opposite to what people believe.

Flipping the Linux switch: My OS is okay, your OS is okay

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: All right, let's quit the touchy-feely psycho-babble talk. There is a lot written about choosing distributions, desktops, and other fun stuff that comes with Linux. But how do you really know if it's something you want to invest time in trying at all?

ReactOS no threat to Windows

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: ReactOS is an implementation of Windows Server 2003, still in alpha stage, and very interesting. But it is no threat to Windows. None at all. Especially compared with Linux. Here's why.

OpenOffice.org obeys Moore's Law?

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OOo

oooninja.com: Let's compare these laws against OpenOffice.org to see which law wins. We'll measure the installed disk usage of OpenOffice.org for Linux in English as built by Sun Microsystems. The size of OpenOffice.org installation over time fits a linear equation with R2 = 0.858 and an expoential curve with R2 = 0.876: that means it is predictable like Kryder's Law.

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 6: The Black Hand

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Have you noticed that the differences in major computer platforms really do seem to make them like different countries? The different ways we do things like run system tasks, open files, shut down and restart, have different file formats and character schemes and default fonts.

more Fedora stuff

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Linux
  • Fedora 9 Released with KDE 4.0.3

  • Fedora 9 Gives Ubuntu a Run For Its Money
  • Hats off to Fedora 9
  • Red Hat lives on the edge with Fedora 9
  • First Look at Sulphur, Fedora 9
  • Promoting Fedora the Blurbuntoo way

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu KDE4 Remix: An Ubuntu User’s View

  • 5 types of people who should be using Ubuntu
  • Week 1 with Ubuntu 8.04LTS

Open letter to standards professionals, developers, and activists

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: You’ve read how Microsoft drove its tank through the international standardization process last year and this year, finally winning ISO approval for its legacy OOXML format. The OOXML event proved that we’re in a real fight, and that money and power can break down the existing polite rules and agreements that constitute the international standardization process.

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