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VirtualBox 3.0: An easy way to mix and match operating systems

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computerworld.com: Whether you prefer Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X, you can probably get almost everything you need done with your chosen OS. However, sometimes a task demands an OS that you are not currently using. That's where virtualization programs like Sun Microsystem's VirtualBox 3.0 come in.

Kdenlive: A Video Editor in the Spotlight

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linux-mag.com: Linux distributions strive to include all the useful applications that users will need, but a quality video editor has been lacking for quite some time. Now with KDE4 getting better and better, could an application like Kdenlive fill that gap?

15 Instant Messenging Clients for Linux

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repasik.com: Instant Messanging (IM) clients are not a very popular topic in the FOSS and Linux community, most talk about browsers, music applications and just plain distros. Many may think there are only three to five instant messaging applications for Linux, but the open-source community offers much more than just a few. Here's a list.

What to expect from the next version of Ubuntu

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techradar.com: The great thing about Linux distro development, when compared with OS X or Vista, is that the whole process is transparent. You can see at any stage what the developers are planning, and even download the latest build of your favourite distribution.

5 Simple APT Tips for Debian and Ubuntu, Part II

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Several months ago I created an article with 5 APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) tips for both Debian and Ubuntu available here. APT is the package manager in Debian and Debian-based distributions, like Ubuntu. Here's part two of that article, with 5 more tips and tricks for APT.

Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install Sun VirtualBox 3.0 (released on June 30, 2009) on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. With VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system.

today's leftovers:

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  • Jim Zemlin: Linux the Clear Winner in Google OS News

  • Google Chrome OS vs. Microsoft Windows CNBC News Report Video
  • Life with Linux: Simplifying and starting over
  • Life with Linux: First customizations
  • Linux Mint 7 Gloria – MiniReview
  • The Future Of EGL On Linux With Mesa, Eagle
  • Funtoo-dev Mailing List - Initscripts
  • Opera Unite is a scary little Wave
  • Google Chromium gains native theming support on Linux
  • KDE 4 on Ubuntu
  • Twitter Gets In Your Face About Upgrading to Firefox
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 12
  • Oscar Mayer dies at 95

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install VMware Tools on a Gentoo Guest

  • Installing Perl Modules on Ubuntu Linux
  • Show the Icons from Your Home Directory in your Xfce Background
  • Encrypting an existing Debian lenny installation
  • Installing uzbl on Debian Squeeze
  • How to setup Disk Quotas in Ubuntu
  • GNOME thumbnails garbled in Nautilus? Fix them.
  • Search and replace line feeds using emacs
  • Speeding up my Linux system
  • Using Bash History More Efficiently
  • Linux Tips: Handy ways to grep
  • Useful Tricks With Screen
  • Move Over, Grep. Hello, Ack.
  • Linux Shutdown Management
  • Clojure: Getting Started in 5 Simple Steps

Did Microsoft force Asus to axe Linux?

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Hardware
Microsoft

guardian.co.uk: Microsoft is right to warn about the danger of a serious monopoly in search because of Google's dominance. Maybe it is time to apply Microsoft's enlightened approach to monopolies to what is happening in its own backyard.

Mono: Microsoft community promise inadequate, says RMS

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itwire.com: Microsoft's bid to dispel the patent fears surrounding the open source .NET clone, Mono, has met with little enthusiasm from free software advocates.

Linux driver problems? What driver problems?

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raiden.net: For ages people have complained about how there's no drivers for certain products in Linux (or insufficient drivers), despite Linux having the largest driver database in the entire world, easily twice as large as Microsoft's largest collection. However, the problem doesn't lie in what's supported, but rather when it's supported.

The Ubuntu Museum

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blog.dustinkirkland.com: Earlier today, Steve Langasek reminded us that Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) reaches its end of support on the desktop next week (July 14, 2009). I think it's time for a little nostalgia!

11 Undocumented Features Of Google Chrome OS

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Humor

woot.com: 1. Your family photos are accompanied by text ads for skin care and diet plans.

3. Every month, the hard drive is automatically defragged and investigated for anti-trust violations.

More Steps in Scripting the Vim editor

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Learn how Vim Scripting allows you to create new tools, and simplify common tasks

10 Linux applications that are perfect for educational environments

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Teachers and school administrators are having to get creative about finding quality educational software they can afford. Jack Wallen introduces 10 topnotch open source solutions to help manage and administer educational programs and teach children of all ages.

A First Look at Kubuntu-Jaunty (v9.04)

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informit.com: Are you looking for a Linux distribution with an ultramodern look with plenty of eye candy? One that will run on older desktop computers or current netbooks? Does the well-known stability and security of Linux interest you? A. Lizard thinks that Kubuntu-Jaunty just might be the distribution you are looking for.

Google's Chrome OS Threatens Linux, Is Good For Microsoft

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Google
  • Does Chrome OS Have a Fighting Chance?

  • Google's Linux fork may not trouble Microsoft
  • Google's Chrome OS Threatens Linux, Is Good For Microsoft
  • Why Won't Apple or MS Give Us What Google Might?
  • Why Google Chrome OS matters already, on Day 1
  • Google, the Cloud and me
  • Google's vanity OS is Microsoft's dream
  • Is Google Stealing Ubuntu’s Thunder?
  • Five Questions About Google Chrome OS
  • Google's Chrome OS and Netbooks: Why Microsoft shouldn't worry...yet

Ubuntu Netbook Remix "Acid Test" - Wrap-Up

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: Time to wrap up one more open item - my informal "Acid Test" of UNR. The size of my test group has doubled (from one to two), and the results have been consistent. The conclusion is,

When Windows 7 ships without IE8 will it be good news for free software browsers?

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A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would not ship with Internet Explorer 8 within the European Union. This is to comply with EU demands following the anti-trust case some time back. On the immediate face of this seem like good news for users of other browsers — but is it?

Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

Lockheed develops open source, social media framework

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civsourceonline.com: Lockheed Martin has announced the release of a proprietary social media tool, using an open source software license. The platform is one of a growing number of offerings meant to tap the power of collaboration between employees, while creating a secure environment to share content using blogs and wikis.

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