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What Freezes the System: Firefox or ext3?

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Moz/FF

softpedia.com: A few days ago, the first Release Candidate for Firefox 3 was launched but some problems still remained unfixed, like the one that caused the browser (and sometimes the entire system) to freeze.

Debian's worst nightmare - and how it came about

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Linux
  • Debian's worst nightmare - and how it came about

  • After Debian's epic SSL blunder, a world of hurt for security pros
  • Stand By Your Debian

Comparing Linux USB flash disk distros

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Linux

linux.com: The recent success of the ASUS Eee PC has shown that running Linux from flash memory is now commercially viable in the consumer market. If you don't have an Eee PC, you can still run Linux from a humble USB flash disk, which will hold not only Linux but also your data. Several Linux distributions run from flash; here's how some of them compare.

QGtkStyle makes KDE apps fit in with GNOME

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Software

arstechnica.com: Trolltech developer Jens Bache-Wiig is working on a new style engine for Qt that can leverage the user's default GTK+ theme. This will make it possible for Qt applications to optionally share the GNOME look and feel when they are running in the GNOME desktop environment.

Mozilla to release Firefox 3.1 this year

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Although Mozilla hasn't even released the final version of Firefox 3.0, its developers are already hammering out plans for the next edition, which may come as soon as late 2008, according to posts written by company executives.

Microsoft Supporting ODF? -- Close, But No Cigar

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OSS

groklaw.net: I wish I could wholeheartedly applaud the Microsoft announcement about native support for ODF, but I can't. Of course, it's better to have native support for ODF, no matter what motives may have influenced Microsoft's announcement, and I'm glad about that for the sake of end users. But it hasn't happened yet. Was the word 'vaporware' not coined for Microsoft?

How big is the open source funding pipeline?

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Venture Capital Journal has published an interesting article analyzing the state of venture capital funding in open source software. While some of the data is somewhat lacking* the article makes up for it with insight from the likes of Robin Vasan, Peter Fenton, Amit Pandey, Cameron Lester, Harold Goldberg, Larry Augustin, Lisa Lambert and Leo Spiegel.

X.Org 7.4 Creeps Closer To Release

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Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we had shared the progress of X.Org 7.4 with the features slated to be included in this next X release, what features have been postponed, and the repeated delays that always seem to plague the X.Org development community. Since then there still has yet to be any official update on its status, but the Wiki continues to claim a May 2008 release.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu, women, men, children, and the digital divide

  • Ubuntu Linux Boot CD - don’t leave home without it
  • Embedded Mandriva Linux in Samsung Network Printers?
  • 50 Reasons Why I Love Linux
  • Mal-what? Firefox 3 vs. Bad People
  • Firefox 3 will release with system-killing performance problem
  • ET: Quake Wars v1.5 Released
  • Becta: The Story Continues....
  • ODF Alliance sceptical of Microsoft supporting ODF dropping ISO OOXML
  • Marketing Linux in libraries
  • Multipointer X for “Minority Report” XO-2
  • New Drupal Book: Learning Drupal 6 Module Development
  • Microsoft can’t support Open XML
  • Are there in this world any examples of successful usage of GPL in business?

Puppy Linux 4.0 on a Dell Inspiron 1150 Review

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Linux

penguinway.net: I got a chance to check out the latest Puppy release this week. I booted the Puppy 4.0 “Dingo” CD on my trusty Dell Inspiron 1150 notebook. The system has a Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz Celeron, 1 gig of memory, and a 80 gigabyte hard drive.

Review: Everex gPCmini with gOS Linux

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Everex's gPC mini is a small, quiet, powerful $500 computer with a hip Linux-based operating system designed for MySpace users and others who appreciate the entertainment value of PCs. With a few simple hardware tweaks, the gPC is sure to delight fun-loving PC users of all ages.

open graphics card available for preorder

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Hardware

hackaday.com: the open graphics project has started accepting preorders for their ogd1, a graphics card with a completely open source design. this initial release is billed as a high-end fpga prototyping kit specifically designed to test computer graphics architectures.

42 of the Best Free Linux Games

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Gaming

linuxlinks.com: "Can I game on it" is a frequently asked question we hear from Windows users toying with the idea of trying Linux for the first time. Well, the simple answer is yes! To demonstrate the level of sophistication available, we have put together a list of 42 high quality Linux games that all have the virtue of being free to play.

Interview: Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of the Ubuntu Project

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Interviews

guardian.co.uk: In 1999, the South African-born Mark Shuttleworth sold his internet company, Thawte, which provided digital certificates for websites, for more than $500m (£254m). After he started the Ubuntu project - named after an African word meaning "Humanity to others", which has since become the most popular GNU/Linux distribution.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using Last To Its Full Potential On Linux

  • CuteFlow - Document circulation and workflow system Setup in Ubuntu
  • Mutt Addressbook
  • How to find files, using command line (locate)
  • Quick Command Line Tip - Whois from the Command Line
  • Using Ubuntu's Gnome configuration editor
  • How to adjust the auto-hide delay in Gnome panels
  • Fedora 9: Livna Repo RPM Installation

Red Hat, SUSE update their enterprise Linux OSes

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Linux

idg.no: Linux vendors Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc.'s SUSE division Wednesday unveiled updates for their enterprise Linux operating systems, adding new capabilities and hardware support in between the next major releases of their products.

Why You Cannot Forge an Open Source Forge

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: One of the striking developments on the open source enterprise software scene has been the rise and rise of the forge. These are typically adjuncts to the main commercial sites that try to foster a vibrant developer community centred on the relevant open source code.

Fresh Gentoo Install

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Gentoo

ronaldsteelman.com: Recently I decided that it was time I picked up some flavor of Linux and give it a try. I’ve installed Gentoo in the past, with some difficulty, but never stuck with it for long. The second time around with Gentoo wasn’t as bad as the first.

Also: Moving on from Gentoo…
And: Gentoo Software that never made it Sad

OLPC: following in the steps of Microsoft

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OLPC

itwire.com: When Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the One Laptop Per Child project, said two months ago that the project needed to be managed "more like Microsoft" he was speaking nothing but the truth.

GCC 4.2.4, Bug Fix Release

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Software

kerneltrap.org: Joseph Myers announced the availability of GCC 4.2.4 saying, "GCC 4.2.4 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.3 relative to previous GCC releases." He adds, "as always, a vast number of people contributed to this GCC release -- far too many to thank individually!"

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