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The Linux Operating System

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Linux

mikefolan.com: The Linux project is a flagship leading the current trend toward open source and free (as in freedom, not free beer) software within the computing industry. A rock-solid operating system because of the model under which it was (and continues to be) developed, Linux represents much that is good and pure in software development.

KDE's New Licence Policy

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KDE

Jonathan Riddell: KDE's licence policy was created some years ago and has worked well in specifying what is for the most part pretty obvious, all KDE code should be free. With the new GNU GPL it was time to update the policy to ensure all code can link to GPL 3.

Tweaking Everex's $199 TC2502 Green PC and gOS

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Linux

Groklaw: There has been quite a bit of press about the Everex TC2502 Green PC. So, I was at Wal-mart the other night and noticed they had two gPC's on the shelf, and decided it was time for me to buy one of them to evaluate.

odds & ends

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News
  • OLPC turns cranky

  • Your wallet-sized photos are going digital
  • An oral history of LinuxCabal (video)
  • Mitch Kapor and Mozilla
  • Compiz Updates
  • Disabling SSH connections on ipv6

The Root of it All: The meanings of the folders in the / directory

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HowTos

kdubois.net: Most linux users know about the root directory, but many of the folders contained in / are a mystery as to their purpose. I hope this article will better prepare you better for managing your linux system, no matter what you use it for.

Paul Frields to be Fedora project leader

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Linux

fedora-announce (LWN): Outgoing Fedora leader Max Spevack has sent a goodbye letter of sorts from FUDCon and announced that the new project leader will be Paul Frields.

Get More Space Out of Your ext3 Partition

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HowTos

martin.ankerl.com: I have just discovered that ext3 defaults to reserving 5% of its partition exclusively for root, as a precaution measure that your system does not get FUBAR when you use it for your root partition. Thankfully this is easy to fix:

KDE 4: It'll be even better soon

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KDE

distrogue.blogspot: KDE 4.0.0 was released on Friday. For the KDE team, it represents a huge leap forward in many areas, one of them being that they didn't add a K onto the name of every new app. For once. But elsewhere, KDE 4 brings huge enhancements both on and under the surface.

Also: Initial Impressions of KDE 4.0

PCLinuxOS 2008 ‘MiniMe’

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PCLOS

fareast.linuxdiary: Is a minimal version of PCLinuxOS that comes with just the bare bones, allowing you to install exactly what you need; the liveCD is a very fast boot, and true to its Mandriva roots is extremely easy to configure through the Control Centre.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: GnuPG

  • How to Change your Computer Name in (K)Ubuntu
  • Taking a Look At Expect on Linux and Unix

today's leftovers

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2007 and Mint 4.0: ELDs?

  • WiFi Radar - Simple tool to Manage Wireless Profiles
  • gTwitter: How to Tweet in Penguin (Linux)
  • A2DP (Stereo Bluetooth Headset) on Linux
  • Good, Bad and Ugly - Firefox Micro Themes
  • One Laptop Per Child Looking for a Friend
  • HowTo: Virtual PCLinux 2007 via VirtualBox over Fedora 8
  • Little Linux Laptops: Build It and People Will Come
  • Beautiful but frustrating — A few minutes with KDE 4.0.0
  • How to outfit a recycled computer
  • Fixing no UI display in Visual Paradigm 3.1 in GNU/Linux during Composite Enabled
  • Reiser Murder Trial Resumes — Images From the Courthouse So Far

Consumer Darwinism and the Rise of FOSS

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OSS

Linux Today: One of the recurring themes that keeps popping up in the Linux community is this pressing need to get Linux on the desktop. I have often pondered in the past that such a goal is indeed worthy--once we actually figure out just exactly what "desktop" means.

Mozilla Takes on Microsoft in China

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Moz/FF

businessweek.com: Internet Explorer has held a virtual monopoly on the mainland, home to 160 million Internet users. Now, Firefox is pushing for more market share.

Review: Mandriva 2008 Flash

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MDV

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I've probably tried every one of the top 20 distros in the Distrowatch rankings – and a good few outside it - and I have to admit that few have impressed or surprised me as much as Mandriva 2008 Flash.

My Favorite Linux Tool

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Software

certcities.com: While I rarely get excited over free applications, the KDE news-feed reader Akregator is proving to be an exception to the rule. This simple tool has made my life so much better that it's difficult to talk about it without sounding like a late-night infomercial for OxiClean.

KDE 4 gives Linux some Mac, Windows flavor

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KDE

c|net: KDE programmers released a significantly revamped version of their Linux graphical interfaces software on Friday, incorporating several features that also appear in Windows Vista and Mac OS X.

Review: Tiny Asus Eee packs a big punch

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Linux

linux.com: The Asus Eee PC has been heralded as a groundbreaking new computing experience and great for children. While the computer didn't bowl me over, my kids were another matter.

PCLinuxOS Day 7 - Control Center Part 2

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PCLOS

ruminations: Two tasks remained under the heading Sharing: settting up file/printserver and setting up a share. The first task ran into a snag quickly with an error message that the name ‘localhost’ wasn’t correct for a DNS server. Setting up a Samba share wasn’t error free as well.

Lenovo finally delivers SUSE Linux-based ThinkPads

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SUSE

desktoplinux: PC vendor Lenovo has promised ThinkPads with pre-installed Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 for some time now. Lenovo will deliver the goods the week of Jan. 14.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Alpha 2 Neottia released

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MDV

The second pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is here. This pre-release brings a near-final snapshot of KDE 4.0 (final 4.0 packages are currently being uploaded to the Cooker repositories), new NVIDIA and ATI drivers, the chance to test the experimental nouveau open source driver for NVIDIA cards, kernel 2.6.24rc7, and more.

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