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10 Windows features I would like to see in Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen recently looked at how certain Linux features might improve Windows. Now he lists some things about Windows that could improve Linux.

Who is KDE? (continued)

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: In my previous blog I talked about who KDE is and how the web is full of cool blogs and podcasts and more about our community. In this blog a few more links Wink

Free and Open Source CAD Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects whether 2D or 3D, real or virtual. Here are some of the best free and open source CAD software for Linux that you may want to check out:

Ubuntu 9.10: Frequently Asked Questions

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Ubuntu

techie-buzz.com: Here are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) , by new users , for Karmic Koala:

How To Install Bluetile In Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Bluetile is a tiling window manager for X based on xmonad. Bluetile automatically arranges the windows to tile the screen, maximizing screen use.

Empathy ... best voice and video chat

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Software

Making chats and even video calls using Empathy

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.2 x86_64

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SUSE
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 11.2 server (x86_64) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

Fedora 12: One Major Step in the Right Direction

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Fedora 11, released just under six months ago, was a disaster. I tried everything to install Fedora 11 on my test machine. Fedora 12, as it turns out, installs without a hitch.

Sugar on a Stick v2 - a.k.a. Blueberry - released

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Linux

h-online.com: Sugar Labs, the organisation behind the One Laptop Per Child's XO laptop software, has released Sugar on a Stick version 2.0 - a.k.a. Blueberry.

Anatomy of a Modern GPL Violation

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I've been thinking the last few weeks about the evolution of the GPL violation. After ten years of being involved with GPL enforcement, it seems like a good time to think about how things have changed.

Appreciating Rhythmbox Again

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Software

everyjoe.com: I haven’t used Rhythmbox for the longest time because Listen met my needs. Well, it was Listen, Sound Juicer and Ex Falso.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • X.Org 7.5 Gets Pulled Into Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Open Source In A Parallel Universe
  • The big Linux Achilles: Documentation
  • The market for humanitarianism (OLPC)
  • Google DNS Benchmarking and Rationale
  • Do you Really Need Google? Benchmark Your DNS
  • Lenovo ThinkStation S20 Workstation
  • Exherbo Install Process
  • MedCon, conversion utility intended for reconstructed nuclear medical images
  • openSUSE Weekly News hits triple digits
  • Tux Typing for kids- A Tuxy alternative to Mavis Beacon
  • DIY pfSense firewall system beats others for features, reliability, and security
  • It’s definitely working…
  • Szulik to deliver commencement address Dec. 13 at Appalachian U
  • Open Source Web Analytics Software
  • Gallium3D Workshop Videos, Slides Posted
  • Boxee and D-Link Partner For Boxee Box
  • The Computer Action Show! Season 1 Episode 9

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Plymouth theming guide (part 2)
  • Font smoothing in OpenSUSE 11.2
  • Copying multiple sheets at once in Calc spreadsheets
  • Ubuntu’s Internet Connection Sharing
  • Create your own social network site with Elgg
  • Install a graphical firewall client on Ubuntu 9.10
  • How To Make Ubuntu Even Easier To Use With Ubun-student
  • zypper + bash script = simple repo management
  • Unix and Linux startup scripts, Part 2
  • Hack Karmic's GDM Login Part 2
  • HowTo: Clear out Amarok's corrupted music database and start over
  • Customizing X-Splash
  • Openoffice.org- Play starwars galaxy easter egg in Calc
  • Yum-fastestmirror, Use fastest mirror for downloads

Zemlin: 'Industry transformation depends on Linux'

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Linux
Interviews

news.cnet.com: The closest thing to a CEO in Linux land is Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. While Zemlin doesn't steer the Linux ship, he does a great deal to corral its competing interests. I caught up with Zemlin late last week to get a pulse on the state of Linux in the market. As ever, Zemlin didn't disappoint.

Living on the edge

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KDE
SUSE

dennogumi.org: KDE SC 4.4 Beta 1 has been released, and of course I couldn’t stay still. Thanks to the friendly openSUSE Build Service, there were packages available, so I just pointed my zypper sources to KDE:KDE4:UNSTABLE:Desktop repository, adjusted a few other things (mainly other third-party repositories) and updated.

Examining the State of Fedora

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linuxplanet.com: While most operating systems can't afford to be too bleeding edge, Fedora boldly goes where no one has gone yet. That's a tough task to manage. We learned how they do it. How does one manage the balance between professional users and open source fanatics? Carefully.

Ubuntu 9.10: Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

skattertech.com: After becoming increasingly frustrated with Windows Vista, I began searching for an alternative operating system.

Pentoo Linux for Penetration Testing

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: Pentoo linux is a Gentoo-based live CD with a selection of apps and tools designed to perform penetration testing. They recently released their 2009.0 version and we thought we'd take it for a spin and share our findings.

Lawsuit alleges Palm Pre violates copyright

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Legal

techworld.com.au: Artifex Software is suing Palm over the PDF (Portable Document Format) viewer in Palm's Pre smartphone, it said on Thursday.

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