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today's leftovers:

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News
  • U.S. Netbooks: Five Examples Why Windows Dominates Linux

  • Fireworks from the Command Line
  • Five best download managers for Linux
  • Winning war won't secure peace for open source
  • NVIDIA Issues An Open-Source Driver Update
  • Will "good enough" virtualization topple VMware?
  • eight million firefox downloads in two days
  • The Promise and the Pain of Open Source
  • Ubuntu: brought to you by Microsoft
  • Open Source and the Cloud: Where’s the LAMP?
  • The Best Free Linux Games Ever
  • Why haven't you heard of Linux
  • Antix Player ported to Linux
  • Ubuntu private clouds need more than tools; they need support, too
  • Linux Vendors Head to the Cloud in Search of Cash
  • A Root-less X Server Nears Reality
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Boot Performance - It Does Matter
  • Linux Outlaws 99 - FUDCast (Linux Tag Special)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sending Email Alerts Through Cron

  • Prevent Software Containing Mono Getting Installed in Ubuntu
  • 2 Useful SSH Tricks to Improve Your System Security
  • Easy FTP management with Nautilus and more
  • Bourne Identity on Linux
  • Using Firewall Object in Firewall Builder
  • The care and feeding of embedded Linux running on MIPS CPUs
  • Howto install Cherokee web server with MySQL, PHP support on Jaunty
  • Installing Themes in Linux
  • A Non-fatal Boot Error in Mandriva 2009.1 and its Fix
  • How _not_ to fix GCC 4.4 bugs
  • How to write a KWin effect
  • Tech Tip: Color man Pages

Why I disagree with RMS concerning Mono

blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: Richard’s position is that it’s dangerous to include Mono to the point where removing it is difficult, should that become necessary to legally distribute your software. On the surface, I agree. But he goes a little further. And on this point, we disagree.

Improved RHEL, CentOS and Scientific Linux hardware support

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Linux

dag.wieers.com: The past few months a bunch of very cool CentOS community members (and I am not including myself here) spend their time creating kernel modules for the stock RHEL5 2.6.18 kernel to extend hardware support. The result is now known as: ELRepo

Get to know Linux: man pages

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Linux

ghacks.net: Have you ever had someone tell you to “RTFM” (aka: “Read The Flippin’ Man page”) only to realize you have no idea what man pages were?

Get started with Linux - part 1

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Linux

computeractive.co.uk: As the years go by, many computers start to slow down. One way to breathe new life into an old computer is to re-install Windows but, unless you have all the required discs, this can be tricky. One easier way to bring an old computer back up to speed is to install a copy of Linux.

Linux desktop adoption boosted by economy

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Linux

techtarget.com: While hard numbers remain elusive, business adoption of Linux on the desktop appears to be growing, motivated at least in part by the need to stretch IT budgets during the current economic slump.

5 reasons to switch to Linux

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Linux

techdigest.tv: It's time to wave goodbye to Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer and give Linus Torvalds' operating system a go.

Moblin: a First Look at Intel's Open-Source OS

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OS

pcworld.com: Moblin is an Intel-created open-source operating system for netbooks and, specifically, the kind of people who use them.

Turn Your Old Laptop into a Powerful Linux Workhorse

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Linux

blog.worldlabel.com: If your laptop is getting long in the tooth, here is no reason to rush out to buy a new one. Instead, you can relegate the most demanding computer tasks to your desktop machine and use your laptop to run applications remotely.

Is microsoft setting itself up for another antitrust case?

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Those of us who remember the word Netscape will also remember the browser wars. Then microsoft spliced internet explorer into its operating system and set itself up for one of the most publicised antitrust cases of this century.

Linux is ..... amazing

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Linux

raiden.net: All too often people concentrate on what Linux isn't .... they look for anything lacking and make a huge big deal about it, and in doing so miss the simple fact that Linux - this little community project - can so so much.

Available Now: GNOME 2.26.3

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Software

softpedia.com: The GNOME developers, through Lucas Rocha, have announced early this morning in a press release that the last maintenance release of the popular GNOME 2.26 desktop environment is now available for download.

Can FAT patch avoid Microsoft lawsuits?

desktoplinux.com: Andrew Tridgell has published a patch that could make the Linux implementation of the FAT filesystem impervious to Microsoft patent claims of the kind that forced a settlement from TomTom. The patch alters the VFAT code so that it does not generate both short and long filenames.

Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 1: Wi-Fi

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.31 will be IEEE 802.15.4 capable and will include a new Wi-Fi driver for Intel chips. The Wi-fi stack and drivers are now better able to use newer power saving technologies.

Windows 7 vs Linux: What's the Best OS for Your Netbook?

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Linux
Microsoft

maximumpc.com: That shiny new netbook is light and portable, plays music and movies, and cost less than an iPhone (with service). Problem is: you might be ready to chuck it off a bridge. The answer to the netbook dilemma is: find an alternative operating system.

Why Ubuntu has become the flag bearer for Linux

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: It's easy to argue that Ubuntu's success is because there's an unlimited supply of investment from its super-rich parent company, Canonical. But Linux isn't like any ordinary software stack.

CrunchBang Linux 8.10.02: A review

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: As I become more knowledgable about Linux, the thought has crossed my mind to create my own distribution. Well, someone beat me to it, and that someone is Philip Newborough. The distribution is called CrunchBang Linux.

Virtual Linux is the prescription for hospital

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Linux
SUSE

itwire.com: A Californian hospital is using Linux virtual desktops to provide patients with email and web access.

Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.5.1 for Linux on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop and how you can install AIR applications.

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