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Debian mourns the loss of Frans Pop

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Linux
Obits

debian.org: The Debian Project has lost a member of its community. Frans Pop (fjp) died on August 20th.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • VMware should buy Novell
  • Software Freedom Day is Coming
  • Breaking the Internet in one easy step
  • My life with Ben, episode 3
  • EE: Tallin city and college fund poll and referenda application
  • UK: 'Government use of ODF would help break vendor lock-in'
  • Keep on...
  • streamtuner2 Live internet radio browser
  • Oracle and Apple have public ties
  • Interview with SevenL Networks, 6 Year Gentoo Sponsor
  • Paul Allen's Complaint Against the World, as text
  • DOOM DOOM DOOM
  • Wind River launches Linux developer community
  • open source Linux-based cell tower
  • Review: The Official Ubuntu Book
  • Time trackers for the console
  • Linux Basement - Episode 60 - Spork You Oracle
  • Empathy's Meta-Contacts feature Gets Detailed

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Filesystem internals from user space
  • Pashto Under Gentoo Linux
  • Launch Application from Any Terminal or Create Shortcut
  • Make An App Open On A Certain Virtual Desktop (Using Compiz)
  • Use the Windows Key for the “Start” Menu in Ubuntu
  • How to block flash videos using Squid proxy Server
  • Manage your LDAP data with phpLDAPadmin
  • Virus Scan A Windows Machine
  • Assign a Shortcut Key to Activate an Open Application
  • Correct Lens Distortion with digiKam
  • Inkscape Tiled Clones
  • Dropbox: Painless and Free Backup
  • Split large files with GNOME Split
  • Dropbox: Painless and Free Backup
  • Split large files with GNOME Split

Firefox 4 Review: App Tab, Panorama and Sync

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: Mozilla has recently released the fourth beta of the Firefox 4 browser. I have been testing it since the first beta and I am happy to see the progress and the addition of new features with each beta.

What’s cooking in openSUSE’s GNOME for 11.4

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Software
SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: The openSUSE GNOME team has launched itself full throttle into preparations for openSUSE 11.4, which will be released with GNOME 2.32 as one of the desktops. Along the way, we decided on our focus points for the upcoming release:-

Hold The Celebrations; H.264 Is Not The Sort Of Free That Matters

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OSS

blogs.computerworlduk: While the "free for web use" claims for H.264 by MPEG-LA sound great and have deceived many commentators, they are nothing new and contain no good news for open source software.

The Gnashing of teeth

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Software

linux-magazine.com: Flash remains the dominant format for viewing videos on the web. And that is why the announcement that GNASH .8.8 was released last week, and is supposed to be compatible with all Youtube videos is important news --

Diaspora Clarifies:

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Web

techcrunch.com: A few days ago, we noted that Diaspora was three weeks away from unveiling their open-source Facebook alternative. But a small update today clarifies one important point.

Customizable Linux tablet features 10.1-inch multitouch display

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Japanese reseller Redstar has begun taking pre-orders for an ARM11-based 10.1-inch tablet computer from RealEase that runs the new Shogo Linux distro. The Shogo Tablet runs on a 533MHz Freescale i.MX37 system-on-chip (SoC) with 256MB RAM and 4GB flash.

Open Mind, OpenSuse

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SUSE

mylifeinlinux.blogspot: It is advertised as a system for beginners, experienced users and ultra-geeks and on the basis that nearly everyone can fit into one of those categories, this should be a pleasant experience.

StormOS Hail Beta - A very stormy experience

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OS

dedoimedo.com: On paper, StormOS is an excellent technological concept: it is based on Nexenta, which itself is based on Solaris, and packaged with Ubuntu user-land and package management system.

Why Microsoft is Being Nicer to Open Source

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Microsoft

itworld.com: If there was any take-away I got from LinuxCon a couple of weeks ago, it was this: open source has finally become mainstream.

Exploring PCLinuxOS Xfce

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PCLOS

bargincomputing.com: Since the HP laptop used for this test only has a 30 gigabyte disk, I split the space used by Fedora 13 between PCLinuxOS Xfce and PCLinuxOS LXDE. With only 512 megabytes of memory, lighter weight desktops are a plus.

Five Reasons Linux Beats Windows for Servers

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Linux

pcworld.com: Rapid growth in the market for x86 servers over the past year brought good news for both Linux and Windows, as research firm IDC reported last week. That's no accident. Linux is eminently better suited to server use than Windows. Why? Let's count the ways.

Back to the ‘buntus

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Ubuntu

openattitude.com: Many of you will consider this a huge step backwards. I consider it a small step forwards, and this fuzzy terminal grab is the reason why. Permit me to explain — but first, a quick refresher…

AMD Officially Retires the ATI Brand

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Hardware

daniweb.com: AMD’s acquisition of ATI has finally come full circle. It is officially time to say goodbye to the ATI brand. In an official announcement today, AMD reveals that they will ditch the ATI moniker in favor of their own.

Firefox 4.0 Freeze Delayed to September 10

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4.0 Feature Freeze Delayed to September 10
  • Thousands of Firefox add-ons already work on Firefox 4

Red Hat Board Gets Military Leadership

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Linux

pcworld.com: The managing board of enterprise open-source software company Red Hat has elected a retired U.S. Army officer, General Henry Hugh Shelton, to serve as chairman, the company announced Monday. Shelton takes the place of Matthew Szulik, who was the former CEO of Red Hat.

Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 9 – Peppermint OS

g33q.co.za: Right, we are now at the first of our extra distros, voted in by you folks. Today our victim is Peppermint OS, the newest version based on Ubuntu Lucid.

Operating System Support: How Long Does Yours Last?

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OS

earthweb.com: Key to any operating system buying decision is its lifespan for support and maintenance updates. As it turns out, most of the major operating system vendors offer support lengths that, on the surface, don't differ radically from each other --

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