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Natty Alpha 1 Released

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Ubuntu
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  • Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" [Review]
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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Super-Duper Linux Computers
  • FOSDEM 2011: Call for presentations
  • Ubuntu Cleansweep Stats
  • A 50-monitor Setup Powered by a 25-node Linux Cluster
  • Adobe's Flash Video Acceleration For Linux Works Well
  • LMDE News
  • Red Hat: The Trend Continues Higher
  • Ubuntu-based ARM server runs on 80 Watts
  • Vendetta Online, World of Goo are Now in Ubuntu Software Center
  • Anti-harassment Policy for Open Source Conferences
  • Kupfer, Synapse - GNOME Do Alternatives
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HowTos
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  • Install BURG in Ubuntu: A stylish replacement for GRUB
  • delete cookies, cache and history in all major browsers
  • How to install Steam on Linux
  • My desktop backup solution
  • Debian Package Viewer for files and contents - deb-gview

Debian and Ubuntu – collaboration and issues

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Debian and Ubuntu – collaboration and issues
  • Ubuntu 11.04 May Still Get Nouveau Gallium3D
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1 Has Unity, Linux Kernel 2.6.37 and Firefox 4

What's up with Fedora Installer Warning

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Linux
Software

mairin.wordpress: This post is just a little bit of thinking about a particular warning dialog in the Fedora installer. There is a ‘just for now,’ simple, low-churn solution to the issue, but the larger problem remains unsolved.

openSUSE Announces Fourth Development Milestone

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: On Monday, the openSUSE project released the fourth of six milestones in the development of openSUSE 11.4. Milestone 4 (M4) brings a wide range of updates, both major and minor.

A Long Overdue Look at XFCE

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Here at MakeTechEasier, we’ve covered Linux desktop issues of all kinds, and we’ve examined desktop environments both well known (Gnome and KDE) as well as somewhat obscure (Window Maker, LXDE). For some reasons, we’ve never taken a close look at the very popular XFCE desktop environment.

December Updates Further Stabilize KDE's 4.5 Series

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KDE

kdenews.org: As of today, the latest release in KDE's 4.5 series is 4.5.4, which adds a bunch of stabilization and translation updates on top of 4.5. Users in general are encouraged to upgrade to 4.5.4. The changelog has more details about some of the changes that went into this release.

Linux Desktops

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Software
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  • The Desktop Faces Of Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1

Mageia Trudging on to Release

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The Mageia project is moving on to their initial alpha, now expected sometime in January. They've been busy setting up the infrastructure, developmental and administrative teams, and choosing a permanent logo.

The Dark Descent developer talks puzzles and future plans

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Interviews
Gaming

pc.ign.com: In case you missed out on it earlier this year, you should really play Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Frictional Games built on the foundation it laid during its work on the Penumbra series to deliver a title that doesn't rely on shock scares or cheap, gross-out imagery to frighten. It's the genuine article --

Back door in ProFTPD FTP server

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Software
Security

h-online.com: Unknown attackers penetrated the server hosting the open source ProFTPD FTP server project and concealed a back door in the source code.

Who Else Bid to Buy Novell?

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Interviews
SUSE

thevarguy.com: When Attachmate disclosed plans to buy Novell in November, The VAR Guy had plenty of questions: Did any other companies bid on Novell? Will Novell Channel Chief John Dragoon (pictured) join Attachmate? What will become of Novell’s relationship with VMware? Here’s the update.

Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Image Apps

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Software

tomshardware.com: Adam Overa is back with the fourth installment in the series covering Image Apps. This is a showcase of Linux software designed for creating, viewing, editing, and organizing image files.

Linux Gazette December 2010 (#181):

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Linux

December 2010 (#181):

* Simple lip-sync animations in Linux
* What Really Matters or The Counting Article
* Linux Sound Journey
* Almost-but-not-quite Linux...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Canonical

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Ubuntu

adventuresinoss.com: It used to be that Microsoft was considered the antithesis of open source, but now I would claim that Apple represents the opposite of “open.” Is it possible to create polished and “integrated” apps using open source?

Ubuntu Developer Manual project

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Ubuntu

muktware.com: Canonical assigned Belinda Lopez to help move the Ubuntu Manual project forward. Canonical has been following the project and has decided it is time to step in and help out.

Quality drives enterprises to Open Source Software

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OSS

siliconindia.com: Open source is so very important now that it touches us every day more than we actually realize. A recent Netcraft survey places the open source Apache share of web servers at 57 percent. Linux OS, which is more popular on servers than on PCs, has been estimated to have 1 percent of operating system market share including both servers and desktops.

Linux and Windows iron power Q3 server revenues

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Linux
Microsoft

channelregister.co.uk: The server market got a first opinion about its health from Gartner earlier this week, and now, IDC dons the white coat and snaps on the rubber gloves to give the third quarter server racket a full checkup and a second opinion.

Has Linux Reached the End of the Line?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: "End of life for GNU/Linux? No way," says blogger Robert Pogson. "GNU/Linux is still a kid, with growth-spurts and all. Sometimes the rapid changes are annoying, but GNU/Linux is a child of the world and we will always love it."

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