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Open source leadership model

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OSS

indiatimes.com: As I study some of the thriving new age organisations, I see many of them successfully nurturing , what I call an open source leadership model, an offshoot of the software model. It is changing the rules of the game, and it is proving to be successful. So, what defines an open source leadership model?

Shuttleworth: Microsoft Does Not Want War

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical Ltd., which maintains the Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution said he doubts Microsoft would file suit against a free software developer unless the software giant wants "war."

How A rootkit Exactly Works

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Security

How A rootkit Exactly Works — Explaination and dissection of the dica rootkit (a variant of the t0rn rootkit).

My Favourite Linux Sites

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Linux
Web

internetling.com: I am on vacation so I do not have much time to write. But if you are wondering which sites I visit often, do take a look at this little list.

Writing Without Distractions in Linux

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Software

junauza.com: The best way to write or compose something important using a computer is to do it without any distraction. But how is it possible to concentrate if your email notification keeps on popping, your Twitter updates are flashing, and you are always tempted to open your RSS reader?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 3, Part 4

  • Howto: build and install the intl PECL extension for PHP5 in Debian
  • How to change the default timeout before default OS boots in grub
  • Using Adobe Flash and other 32-bit applications on 64-bit Linux
  • Guake Drop-Down Terminal for GNOME
  • How to install the Web 2.0 i686 Flock Web Browser on 64-bit Gentoo Linux…
  • Installing Fonts Using Synaptic In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

HP reveals plans for a second ‘low-cost’ mini-note

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Linux
Hardware

apcmag.com: One day after Toshiba revealed the company is working on its first mini-note, HP has announced plans for its second mini-note. In addition to its premium ‘business class’ Mini-note, HP is working on a new ‘economy’ model for budget-minded buyers.

10 ways to make Linux boot faster

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Linux rarely needs to be rebooted. But when it does, it’s often slow to boot. Fortunately, there are ways to speed things up. Some of these methods are not terribly difficult. (although some, unfortunately, are). Let’s take a look.

Linux 2.6.25.12 released

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Linux

lwn.net: We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.25.12 kernel. It contains loads of bugfixes, all over the map. Any users of the 2.6.25 kernel series should upgrade to this version.

The Four Consideration in Choosing Linux

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Linux

warungdigital.com: The advantage that can be picked from Linux usage is not only some money that we can save but also features. In deciding which Linux we want to choose there are four consideration that we can use:

Folder View becomes smarter

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KDE

ereslibre.es: After some hacking I have got a nice requested feature for the folder view containment. Mime type filter support. I took some screenshots so you can have a look yourself.

The two essential Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

blogs.computerworld: Now, a lot of people publish lists of 'best' extensions. It's quick and easy to make these lists. One difference between my list and some of those "99 Must Have, Best Firefox Extensions!" is that is the real list of the extensions that I use every day.

Also: What fires Firefox

What’s Required for Linux to Overtake Apple Mac OS X?

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Linux

workswithu.com: As this site has noted, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth at OSCON called for Linux distributions to leapfrog the quality of Apple’s Mac OS X user experience. So, what will be needed? Here are some thoughts.

Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds

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OS

pingdom.com: We have collected some of the best quotes from three of the most influential people in the history of operating systems: Steve Jobs (Apple), Linus Torvalds (Linux) and Bill Gates (Microsoft).

Linux Mint Elyssa Vs Ubuntu Hardy!

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Linux
Ubuntu

geekadda.com: The reason i am writing this review is that few days back i had some problem with my ubuntu desktop (resizing disk issues) when i thought of giving Linux Mint a go since the new version Elyssa was released. I am a relatively new linux user about 6 months old. So i put forward my perception. Feel free to reply what you all think.

30 Gnome themes to enhance your Ubuntu experience

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Software

catswhocode.com/blog: To be honest, I never really liked Human, Ubuntu’s default theme, and seems that many other people don’t. Happilly, on GNU/Linux systems it is easy to customize everything. Here’s a list of 30 Gnome themes.

Ottawa Linux Symposium 10, Day 1

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Linux

linux.com: The tenth annual Ottawa Linux Symposium kicked off Wednesday in Canada's capital, just a few blocks from the country's parliament building, in a conference centre in the midst of being torn down. The symposium started with the traditional State of the Kernel address, this year by Matthew Wilcox.

Dell UK launches systems with preinstalled Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

heise-online.co.uk: Dell is now selling selected systems with Ubuntu 8.0.4, Hardy Heron, pre-installed in the United Kingdom . Ubuntu has been an option some Dell systems in the past, but only in the United States.

The Mess That is Linux Volume Management

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Linux

lxer.com: The GNU/Linux operating system is blessed to have sound partition management tools like GParted which are very easy to use. However, when it comes to the management of 'virtual partitions' known as volumes, things are quite different. There is Linx Volume Management, or LVM in short, however, it can almost only be used from the command line. Also, it doesn't integrate software RAID - except for striping. I was quite optimistic when I started using volume management some four years ago, but not anymore. Let me explain why I'm disappointed.

Easter Eggs For both the Command Line and GUI

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Software

linuxplanet.com: This week, in celebration of summer and the holiday week in United States, we decided to take a minibreak from the serious and bring you some Linux Easter Egg fun.

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