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Ubuntu on My Macbook

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Ubuntu

stephencuyos.com: I have recently acquired a brand new Macbook (2.2 GHz, 1Gb RAM). The first thing I did with it was to resize the OSX partition using Boot Camp to make space for Linux. Now my Macbook dualboots Leopard and Ubuntu.

Desktop Eee PC spied on web

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Is this the face of Asus' diminutive desktop Eee PC? The machine, snapped at the CeBIT show earlier this month, was certainly tagged with the Eee's own slogan, "Easy to Play. Easy to Learn. Easy to Work".

Linux in the Mainstream: Why Does It Matter?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Ah, Spring. It's the time of rebirth, renewal and hope, and it's almost here! Too bad, then, that so many hopes were dashed last week when Wal-Mart announced it was pulling the Linux-driven Everex Green gPC from its retail store shelves.

An Early Look At KDE 4.1

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KDE

phoronix.com: The first alpha release of KDE 4.1 isn't planned until the end of April, but this past weekend the OpenSuSE team had updated their KDE Four Live spin against the latest KDE 4.0.66 snapshot packages.

The effects of open source on stock prices

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OSS

Matt Asay: Has open source been positive or negative for its primary (commercial) proponents? That's the question I asked myself yesterday about Red Hat, Sun, and Novell, and found the answer interesting. I looked at these three as they, more than any others, have results that can be isolated and directly attributed to open source.

KDE Commit-Digest for 9th March 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Support for alternate direction layouts (vertical, horizontal) in Kickoff. Improvements in the Device Notifier applet, with support for window icons in the Pager Plasmoid in Plasma, with the "Trash" applet moving into kdebase, the "Luna" applet moving to extragear, and the "Contacts" and "Converter" runners moving into kdereview.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 17 March 2008

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: Hello and welcome to the third issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter. Last month we ran graphical statistics on an experimental basis. While most of you think they're a good idea in general, there seemed to be general dislike for 3D pie-charts. We've replaced two pie-charts with bar-graphs, and made the remaining pie-chart two dimensional. We've also split the package addition and removal lists by week, in hopes of improving readability.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Debian bugs

  • Microsoft OOXML SDK renews standards debate
  • Mozilla: Firefox 3 beats IE7 and Opera in memory tests
  • Hands on: open-source scripting environment Komodo Edit 4.3
  • Finding open source project teams
  • adventures with cross-distro nfs
  • Power your command line with Terminator
  • ATI R200 Documentation Coming Too

Mining DistroWatch.com Logs (Part 1)

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Linux

blue-gnu.biz: Mining the logs from the famous DistroWatch.com website enables to formally assess the trends in the GNU/Linux ecosystem. In particular, this first part analyzes the popularity of Ubuntu with respect to the former predominance of Mandriva.

Open Source Licensing: Obsolete or Of Importance?

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OSS

redmonk.com: Once besieged by basic questions ranging from “is it open source?” to “will it make money?,” the open source world is increasingly facing more mature, nuanced questions and assertions.

Using Full KDE: Almost There

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KDE

jonreagan.wordpress: Using full KDE, meaning the KDE environment and all KDE applications, I have learned about the various applications and their usage. After using it for a week, what have I found?

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install all your applications with 3 commands

  • How To: fixing Evolution after home directory changed (Failed to append to mbox)
  • Software installation 101
  • NFS - Creating a Network drive Quick NFS how-to
  • Installing Flashplayer 9 on Fedora 8.0 64bit
  • Argus 3: Audit Trail with HGWL
  • HOWTO: Virtualize Windows on Ubuntu Gutsy using KVM, Part II
  • Linux Partition Quickie

Ken Starks and Larry Cafiero talk Lindependence 2008

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Linux
Interviews

nuxified.org: I am honored to have had a chance to interview two of the most dedicated Freedomware and GNU/Linux advocates. Ken Starks and Larry Cafiero answered a number of questions about Lindependence 2008, an ambitious, multifaceted new advocacy project they have started recently. So, let's get right down to it!

Flipping the Linux switch: Installations are disturbingly easy

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: All right, the headline is a little bit of a lie. Some Linux installs are hairier, take longer, and just aren't as soothing as the one we're about to show you. They do all work approximately the same way, however, and that's just fine for us as a point of illustration.

Fujitsu Receives Novell YES Certification

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Hardware
SUSE

PR: Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation announced at opening day of BrainShare 2008 that the Fujitsu LifeBook U810, LifeBook T2010, LifeBook P1620 ultra-portable convertible notebooks and the LifeBook S6510 thin and light notebook have been YES Certified by Novell. The certification means the notebooks have been stringently tested for compatibility with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell.

Linux fanboy hacks Beeb iPlayer again

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Web

zdnet.com.au: Just hours after the BBC said it had fixed the iPlayer streamed TV service to prevent DRM-free file downloads, a London-based programmer has bypassed the new protection.

Asus: alas poor Linux Eee PC we fare thee well?

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Linux
Hardware

itwire.com: Question: Asus makes an innovative cheap little Linux computer that takes the world by storm but decides to fix what isn't broken and make it more expensive, why? The power of Microsoft of course! And so yet another attempt by a Linux purveyor to carve a niche in mainstream consumer computing looks set to fall to Windows. Or will it?

Open source: world domination or world liberation?

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OSS

Matt Asay: Linus Torvalds used to talk about "world domination" as his goal for Linux. These days, though, while we seem to be making progress toward this end, we also appear to be increasingly complacent. We downplay the ideology that underlies open source in favor of "safe" rhetoric about lower sales and marketing costs and such.

PAGASA, PH, uses a Debian cluster for weather forecasts

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Linux

debian.net: The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration uses a Debian GNU / Linux eight off-the-shelf PC nodes cluster for weather forecasts running open-source and no-cost meteorological software, achieving better control of configuration, timely forecasts and accuracy.

Mono project releases first IDE, Mono 2.0 into beta

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Software

Paula Rooney: Novell’s Mono project has delivered its first Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Mono as well as a beta version of the next Mono platform.

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Leftovers: KDE

  • KDE Partition Manager Now Lets Users Resize Encrypted Filesystems with LUKS
    Andrius Štikonas announced the release of the KDE Partition Manager 2.2.0 open-source partition editor software designed specifically for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, as well as the KPMcore 2.2.0 utility. KDE Partition Manager and KPMcore 2.2.0 are two major release, finally bringing proper LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) support, in the way that the software is now capable of creating LUKS volumes on disk drivers, as well as to format the inner file system, besides detecting the LUKS container.
  • KDE Partition Manager 2.2 Brings Proper LUKS Support
    The KDE Partition Manager, the promising disk partitioning application that's become a viable alternative to GParted, is up to version 2.2. KDE Partition Manager 2.2 was released this week by Andrius Štikonas and its big feature is proper LUKS support. The KDE Partition Manager can now properly handle LUKS encrypted volumes with support for creating them and formatting the inner file-system, opening/closing LUKS volumes, resizing support, and more.
  • I have a problem...
    Every day, a sizable number of people posts problems on the KDE Community Forums and the ever-helpful staff does their best to solve whatever issues they’re facing. But what exactly does one do when this happens? This post provides more insights on the process.

Parrot Security OS 3.0 "Lithium" Is a Linux Distro for Cryptography & Anonymity

A few days ago, Parrot Security OS developer Frozenbox Network teased users on Twitter with the upcoming release of the long anticipated Parrot Security OS 3.0 "Lithium" distribution. Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux technologies and borrowing many of the packages from the Debian 8 "Jessie" stable repositories, Parrot Security OS 3.0 just received new Release Candidate (RC) ISO builds that users can now download and install on their personal computer if they want to get an early taste of what's coming. Read more

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