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Why I Love Linux and FOSS

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linuxtoday.com/blog: FOSS is all about giving power and control to individuals. It embraces all of the important freedoms-- the freedom to create, share, invent, collaborate, learn, and change, all without penalties or artificial barriers.

Critical Mass

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Linux

danlynch.org: Dvorak has never had much love for Linux and he’s been very derogatory in the past. He seems to love the latest Ubuntu. The two words that really stuck out to me in the article though were “critical mass”.

After two years, a new PCLinuxOS ships

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PCLOS

desktoplinux.com: Two years after its last major release, the interesting PCLinuxOS project has quietly posted a major new release.

First encounters of the SimplyMepis kind

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ldjackson.net: It’s funny that my first encounter with SimplyMepis came as sort of an accident. I have been reading Preacherpen’s articles about Mepis and had actually downloaded the new SimplyMepis 8. Since I already had the CD of Mepis 8, I decided to see what it would do on the old laptop.

Google and the Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: My compadre, David Coursey, doubts that Google will actually be partnering with any hardware vendor to deliver Google Android to users as a desktop Linux. Actually, David, I'm sticking with that prediction.

European open-source policy paper reflects Microsoft influence

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OSS

news.cnet.com: It's fascinating to see governments around the world embrace open source as a way to boost local economies and improve sovereignty. It's even better when the policy process itself is laid bare, allowing outsiders to see the partisan meddling that goes into a publicly articulated policy.

Possible data loss in Ext4

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Software

h-online.com: A bug report posted in the bug tracker for the next version of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) describes a massive data loss problem when using Ext4, the future standard file system for Linux.

An Interview With The Developers Of FFmpeg

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Software
Interviews

phoronix.com: Earlier this week the FFmpeg project reached version 0.5, which was quite significant considering no new FFmpeg release was made available in years. This release contained a plethora of new encoders and decoders, support for VDPAU, a variety of bug-fixes, and many other improvements. What is next for FFmpeg?

Massive updates in slackware-current

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Slack

slackbook.org/blog: Today, Pat Volkerding published a massive amount of package updates to the slackware-current tree. Some of the absolute highlights mentioned in the ChangeLog are indication of a big step forward for Slackware, and most importantly: KDE 3.5.10 is gone, replaced by KDE 4.2.1.

Designing a Linux PAM login security application

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Linux

Learn 10 steps to designing a simple PAM security login app for Linux

Etymology of an Open Source App/Project

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hehe2.net: The natural extension of the “Etymology of a Distro” blog would be delving deeper into Open Source project’s etymologies. Indeed many readers already suggested that. Here are 20 Open Source applications and the interesting (and not so interesting) stories behind their names:

Review: Zenwalk 6.0, A Sprint And A Stumble

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: THE first real connection I made at an emotional level with a Linux distribution was with Zenwalk, back in its version 2.0 days, and it was that connection which persuaded me to make my first (modest) cash donation to an Open Source project.

Desktop GUI - Quick Clarification

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wolf911.us: I run across people that get confused as to what a GUI is. Of course a GUI stands for Graphical User Interface and can be applied several ways and methods, but I want to focus on 3 things for this post.

Red Hat: Cloud won't drive open-source adoption

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news.zdnet.com: Open standards and the need for interoperability on the cloud will not necessarily drive the adoption of open-source software, said a Red Hat executive.

PCLinuxOS 2009 Is Released?

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PCLOS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: Although for some reasons, there has been no announcement so far as I know, PCLinuxOS 2009 had been released. I guess it's time for first impressions.

Also: PCLinuxOS 2009.1 is Released Today!

Outfit Your Netbook With Open Source: 21 Tools

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earthweb.com: These days everyone is looking for a bargain, and laptop manufacturers are eager to deliver. As you might expect, these cheaper netbooks often lack the performance and security features you'll find in higher-priced models. Fortunately, you can overcome many of these limitations – without spending an extra cent – by turning to open-source software.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Foundation, Microsoft and Sun Debate Future of Operating Systems at Annual Collaboration Summit

  • Will Karmic Koala & A Bad Economy Conspire to Make Ubuntu The New Leader?
  • Ubuntu 9.04 (Alpha 5) Jocular Jack-O-Lantern Review
  • Risk report: Four years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Review of Linux Mint 6
  • Ubuntu in the workplace
  • Top 3 Threats to Microsoft: Apple, Linux, Pirating
  • Shameless product endorsement No. 5
  • Open source x86 router distro gains GUI
  • Comux 001011
  • New Peregrine build
  • Slax Linux
  • Pidgin 2.5.5
  • When Equivalents Aren't
  • GCC To Receive Automatic Parallelization Support
  • Downtime for download.opensuse.org
  • Debian Developers Conference call for speakers
  • Open Source Games Funding Survey
  • Taser Launches Headcam for Cops
  • Mozilla Developer News 03/10
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 62
  • The Payola Didn’t Arrive On Time
  • Songbird 1.1 is here

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • gstreamer bug in Ubuntu and a temporary fix

  • opensuse kernle update, recompile
  • How To Reset Any Linux Password
  • Randomize lines in a file
  • Make your bash shell cool again
  • Copy package into chroot environment on Gentoo
  • Get To Know Linux: See Your Systems’ Memory Usage
  • How-To: Compile Programs From Source in Linux
  • Burning Xbox 360 Games on Linux (Stealth!)
  • What is ‘wheel’?
  • Commandline 101: Getting a Grip on Grep
  • CPU Scaling on Celeron M Notebooks
  • Adding new file extension on Kwrite
  • Random Educational Moment: modaliases
  • Add more features to your Right-Click Menu with Nautilus Pyextensions
  • Getting started with the yum package manager

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC1 ready for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The RC1 release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name pomerol) is now available. This RC1 version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.1, GNOME 2.25.92, Xfce 4.6, X.org server 1.6, OpenOffice.Org 3.0.1, qt 4.5.0.

Fun with Puppy puplets

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: This article describes Puppy Linux, a flexible, fast distribution that's always a favorite among DesktopLinux readers. Author Dave Dibble briefly reviews MiPup2, one of many ready-made Puppy "puplets," and updates us on Puppy's current state and planned new features.

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