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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Top 25 Programming Errors list updated
  • Review: Patriot Box Office PVP
  • Kdenlive 0.7.7 Released
  • Open source is a restaurant where everyone is a chef
  • Benchmarks Of Nouveau's Gallium3D OpenGL Driver
  • AMD Catalyst 10.2 For Linux Gets Direct2D
  • Take the 2010 Future of Open Source Survey
  • Mono: What have we been up to?
  • Microsoft to Talk Open Source at OSBC
  • CodePlex open source group moves beyond Microsoft
  • Why SDL Perl Matters
  • From Slovenia, with love: A new Snoopy Logger
  • FSF submits comment in USTR Special 301 Review
  • openSUSE Milestone 2 released
  • AMD Reveals Upcoming Catalyst Driver Changes
  • Linux Outlaws 136 - Make Love, Not Proprietary Software
  • Ubuntu ported onto Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1
  • Conversation with a free software radical
  • SimplyMepis Linux 8.0.15 Review
  • Why teachers should boycott ICT (except Linux)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Generate a moderately secure random password
  • tput
  • multicd.sh - Combine several CDs into one
  • Multiple IP uplinks with Gentoo
  • How to setup Chrome as your default browser on Ubuntu
  • Installing and configuring PPTP VPN server on lenny
  • Good Collection of Linux Tutorials
  • How To Fix Sound Issues in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Using Templates in digiKam
  • Compiling custom kernel for different GNU/Linux distributions
  • 4 Awk If Statement Examples ( if, if else, if else if, ? )

Introducing LinuxSearch.org!

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Web

blog.dustinkirkland.com: While I know the available Ubuntu resources very well, I may not necessarily have Gentoo's bugtracker or Arch's forums at my fingertips. Thus, I created LinuxSearch.org!

Flinks—Speed-Reading Web Browser

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Software

linuxjournal.com: I'm always on the lookout for original projects, and this particular application really took me by surprise. According to its Web site, “Flinks is a text-mode flashing word Web browser. It is intended for speed reading.

Computer Science Education Benefits from FLOSS

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I read with interest today when Linux Weekly News linked to Greg DeKoenigsberg's response to Mark Guzdial's ACM Blog post, The Impact of Open Source on Computing Education. I must sadly admit that I was not terribly surprised to read such a post from an ACM-affiliated academic that speaks so negatively of FLOSS's contribution to Computer Science education.

Also: Damned Lies and Statistics, FOSS Sexism and Education

KDE 4.4 Review, Screenshot Tour (and KDE 4.0 Comparison)

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KDE

internetling.com: 21,000 closed bugs later, the KDE team has announced the new KDE 4.4 and I simply had to take a look. After all, the last time I took KDE 4 Series for a spin was back when I still thought open source was one word.

Multimedia Codecs: The Legal Path

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Software

workswithu.com: If the American government invested as many resources rounding up violators of software licenses as it does fighting “terror,” I’d have been put away long ago, because all of my Ubuntu systems use patented multimedia software that I didn’t pay for.

Getting a good grip on Claws - a review for daily use

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Software

nuxified.org: In 2009 I had written about my experience with Claws Mail. After almost a year with Claws and a few minor releases, I thought it useful to share my experiences after a longer period of time.

Google’s strategy unveiled: a little bit of everything you do

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Google

itwriting.com/blog: Schmidt’s blind spot is that he does not really see privacy as an issue. He mentions it from time to time; but he is clear that he regards the trade-off, that we give our personal data to Google in return for these cool services.

Guayadeque Music Player: Light, Unique, Awesome?

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: It may have a name like an exotic fruit but Guayadeque music player is a surprisingly powerful new addition to the Linux music player scene. Light on resources and heavy on features.

Stop Fighting Linux and Learn Your Distro

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Linux

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: Is Linux frustrating for you? Do you find yourself spending time trying to figure out why package updates broke or undid changes you've made? You're not alone, but we have good news: it doesn't have to be that way.

You can’t have it your way

kmandla.wordpress: I have some advice for you, if you’re thinking about spearheading an open source project: Define your goal at the outset, and never ever allow the public to determine which way your project goes.

Linux Training Week: Ease of Use

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Linux

zath.co.uk: For most consumers, the number one factor when buying a computer is for it to ‘just work’ without them having to play around with various settings or install drivers for various hardware components.

Lucas Rocha Resigns from GNOME Board

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Software

blogs.gnome.org: So, considering my priorities now, I feel that I would be more useful to the Board by stepping down and letting another person with a lot of energy to take my position.

Is RHEL5 the New XP of Linux World?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: If you blamed Redmond for late release of Vista (almost 6 years after XP) then think again, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is the new XP of Linux World. And the same user-reaction is building towards it.

Firefox 3.5.8 And 3.0.18 Downloads Today

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: Mozilla has announced plans to update the Firefox 3.0.x and Firefox 3.5.x branch today earlier this week. The updates are currently distributed to the official mirror server network to be prepared for the increased traffic after the official release announcement.

OpenShot Now Included in Ubuntu 10.04

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Software
Ubuntu
  • OpenShot Now Included in Ubuntu 10.04!
  • Lucid Software Centre Adds 'Featured' Gallery, PPA View
  • Elementary Theme Getting New Metacity
  • Bad Karma with the Koala -Take 2
  • Prey for Ubuntu
  • What's the best laptop to run Ubuntu Linux?

Shuttleworth, Rodriguez Keynote at PyCon 2010

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OSS

Mark Shuttleworth and Antonio Rodriguez keynote at PyCon 2010, the world's largest conference of the Python programming community.

KDE 4.4 Mail Misunderstanding Explained & Akregator Surprize

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Linux

I've gotten quite a few responses to my quickie look at KDE 4.4 under Mandriva written for this week's Distrowatch Weekly. One of which came from Aaron J. Seigo himself. I thought I might share some of what he said since several people expressed similar concerns on the topic here in comments. I also found one really super-duper neato new feature in Akegator in 4.4 that deserves a mention.

SAM Linux - In the twilight zone

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: SAM, an acronym that stands for Surface to Air missile. SAM, Linux. SAM Linux is a distribution based on PCLinuxOS, a small if rather popular distribution that caters to new users by offering a rich, exciting desktop, with everything working out of the box. That is PCLinuxOS. So what can SAM Linux do?

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Linux 4.15, Linux 4.16, and Linux Foundation's CNCF and CII

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