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Can a BasKet Replace Google Notebook?

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Software

For the last few years, Google Notebook has played a part in organising my information. When Google announced the other week that they are going to stop developing Google Notebook, I decided to review my information management process, and see if it can be improved.

What vendors really mean by 'open source'

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zdnetasia.com: Like me, you've probably read articles on how free software, or open source, is going to thrive in 2009, and how businesses everywhere are going to survive the recession by migrating to it.

A conversation with Bdale Garbee

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Interviews

itwire.com: It's difficult not to notice Bdale Garbee, the chief technologist for open source and Linux at Hewlett-Packard, when he attends the Australian national Linux conference.

PCLOS - Big Update Coming

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: Well, it's almost time for the BIG UPDATE! The Rippers have been working for months on this to make it as trouble free as humanly possible. We're hoping there won't be too many problems.

10 Things a Power User Will Love about Linux

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Linux

blog.ajlisy.com: If you’re a power user but haven’t yet given Linux a shot, you should definitely try it out. Here are 10 things that you will love about Linux over Windows or OS X.

How Good Is the Asus Eee 1000?

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Linux
Hardware

openmode.ca: I don’t have many tech gadgets or toys, but my Eee PC 1000 is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Though admittedly I have conditioned myself to say that after paying so much for the 1000 model when it was still fairly new in Canada.

Mark Shuttleworth Strikes the Right Tone On Windows 7

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Some people are scratching their heads over recent Windows 7-related comments attributed to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. I think Shuttleworth was stating that healthy competition drives IT innovation. And an innovative, motivated Microsoft is good for Linux.

Keith Tokash and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ccieflyer.com: I've been wanting to write this for some time, but aside from wanting to use Ubuntu for a reasonable amount of time, I'm pretty lazy. What finally prompted me to write this was Amarok, a music player I liked so much better than iTunes that it bordered on being difficult to express.

The next challenge for Linux

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paulspontifications.blogspot: I was in the local branch of "Currys" and they had some little netbooks, and taped next to each one was a little note saying something to the effect of "This runs Linux, so it won't run Windows software". It was a local version of a wider story about Linux:

Open Source's Moment is Now

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daniweb.com: There are number of factors coming together that lead me to believe that open source's moment is right now, today, this year.

Gnome vs KDE in Ubuntu - 2009

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Software

ubuntuswitch.blogspot: Ubuntu uses as default Gnome and Kubuntu uses KDE. If we are to keep the facts straight we need to also take into consideration the versions. Ubuntu OS taken into consideration is 8.10 called (Intrepid Ibex). Ubuntu 8.10 uses Gnome 2.24 and Kubuntu 8.10 uses KDE 4.1.

Intel Graphics Regressions In Ubuntu 9.04?

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: A month ago we compared Intel's graphics performance between Ubuntu 8.10 and the latest Ubuntu 9.04 daily snapshot at the time. With those tests we found Intel's performance had degraded significantly.

Linux Distro Review - Dreamlinux 3.5 RC4

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linux-hardcore.com: Dreamlinux is the only distro I know that has Broadcom B43, Madwifi, athkk, ath9k, Intel wireless drivers out of the box. Other Debian and Ubuntu based distros require you to download to install restricted drivers.

Five Applications for Netbook Bliss

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linux-magazine.com: Want to beef up the software bundle that comes with your Linux-based Netbook? Here are five nifty applications and tools that are worth a closer look.

Postfix Virtual Hosting With OpenLDAP And Dovecot On Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This how to will allow you to configure a Postfix mail server with virtual hosting. Virtual hosting means that you can add as many maildomains as you want and subsequentially as many mailboxes for these domains as you want.

Review: Linux Mint 6 “Felicia”

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Linux

headshotgamer.com: Based on Ubuntu 8.10, you might pass Linux Mint off as being yet another Ubuntu spin-off, though Mint has been around now for while (first release was on the 27th of August, 2006) and it's still a popular distribution, sitting in the number 3 spot on the Distrowatch page hit ranks.

A Final Word on Kubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

sharplinux.blogspot: I wanted to report on my experiences with KDE 4.1 and Kubuntu 8.10. I succumbed to the temptation to upgrade from Kubuntu 8.04 (which uses the KDE 3.5.9 version) to Kubuntu 8.10 and KDE 4.1.

Three Little Utilities That Make a Big Difference

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linuxloop.com: One of the things that I love about being a Linux user is that there are tons of incredibly useful little tools. These are three of the “killer apps” I use.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linuxcutioner

  • iftop - display bandwidth usage on an interface by host
  • Must-have Geeky Exercise Machines
  • Make Your Evolution Mail Client Sound Like You’ve Got Mail
  • Little Linux Puzzle
  • National Word Processors?
  • Simple plotting with gnuplot
  • From Windows to Unix: a mental journey
  • Linux Keyboard Shortcuts: Safe Way to Exit During System Freezes
  • 13 Plugins to Make Gedit a More Useful Text Editor
  • SVN: Load dump in
  • FLOSS Weekly 53: FOG
  • Using mencoder to convert Videos in Linux
  • wmii - Simple Window Manager
  • Using Gmail with mutt, the minimal way (IMAP update)
  • The Ubuntu Linux, Possibly Humorous, Religious Marathon Continues

New to Ubuntu? Here are some tips for you!

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Ubuntu
HowTos

ubuntu.imoka.net: When they hear about Linux, most of the people are running away because they heard that horror story which says that installing software in Linux is a nightmare. This is not true!

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more