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Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote

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Movies

theregister.co.uk: It's Friday, so what better way to waste a bit of the firm's time before beer o'clock than by participating in our fun-for-all-the-family top sci-fi movie quote poll?

Can Linux Stage a Coup D'Etat?

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Linux

linuxinsider: Give office workers familiar with the Microsoft XP operating system an opportunity to try the same navigational tasks at a Linux-based desktop. Then step back and wait for the reaction. First will come the surprised look. Then questions like "where did the command line go?" will soon follow.

Bash bits, nibbles and bytes: Handling command line arguments

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HowTos

blogs.ittoolbox.com: There are plenty of tutorials out on the web but they tend to shove a whole lot down your throat in one big hard to swallow gob. I intend to make short, sharp and shiny snippets so it is easy to understand and use.

Torrentflux — web-based BitTorrent client

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Software
HowTos

polishlinux.org: The Bittorrent network is becoming increasingly popular and perfectly legal. It allows to download the latest movies, music or, to say the least, almost every Linux distribution available.

Ubuntu: How To Change Wallpaper Easily With Wallpapoz

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Wallpapoz is an easy to use wallpaper changer application for GNOME. If you love to collect wallpapers, and like your desktop to change wallpaper at regular interval, then Wallpapoz is right for you.

How to Become a Linux Guru

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Linux

computoredge.com: It's an observed fact that some people are good with computers, and other people aren't. We call the good ones gurus and the rest users. How do you tell the difference?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux keeps landing in the mainstream

  • Is public domain software open-source?
  • Partitioning for Linux
  • GNOME 2.22 Release Candidate
  • Here’s my problem with many rogue coders, hackers, Open Source cultists
  • Novell's PR director leaves to change the world
  • Report: Open Source Adoption Increases App Dev Pay
  • Fedora, Getting Involved Guide (GIG)
  • modprobe returns Invalid kernel module Format
  • Five Main Advantages of Open Source for Enterprise Solutions
  • Firefox, Or Pigfoot?
  • Howto Install Clam AntiVirus with GTK frontend GUI
  • Demystifying a Wireless Network
  • Inside the SFLC's guide to legal management of FOSS projects
  • Open source makes a healthy site for healthy eaters
  • Open source gains business credibility

Full Circle Magazine Issue 10 Released

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Ubuntu

Can you believe it? We’re already at our tenth issue! Highlights include: Linux Mint Install, How-To : Compile from Source, and Review of the ASUS EEE PC running Xubuntu.

Distro Review: Foresight Linux 1.4.2

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Linux
Reviews

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: After some delay and threatening over the last couple of weeks I've finally gotten around to typing up my review of Foresight Linux. Foresight is a distro I've been interested in for quite some time, I knew it had a lot of cutting edge features but I was a little worried about the stability issues that might cause. Would my concerns prove to be unfounded?

Battle of the Ultra-Mobile Linux Laptops: Cloudbook vs. EeePC vs. My Old Thinkpad

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Linux
Hardware

popsci.com: Let's take a look at the main contenders in the Linux-powered ultraportable world—the Asus EeePC and the Everex Cloudbook--and, as a control, my four-year-old IBM Thinkpad X31 running Ubuntu Linux. Sure, the X31 is not as crazy-svelte, but in its day it was about as small as they came, and still serves as an impressively compact workhorse to this day. And best of all, the three of them can be had for $400, so let's see what's possible with each.

Open source software and recycled gear equals PCs for needy schools

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Linux

networkworld.com: One person's trash is another's treasure, and this weekend open source vendors and community members plan to join forces with a Northern Californian recycling organization to transform hundreds of desktop and laptops into PCs loaded with Ubuntu, Firefox, OpenOffice and more to be donated to needy area schools.

Tasky on Foresight 2

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Software

silwenae.org: Tasky is a new task management application for the GNOME desktop. Written by Boyd Timothy, Tasky features syncing with Remember the Milk, but doesn’t feature the ability to use RTM tags yet. Tasky is a great way to help implement and use Getting Things Done.

When Sally met Eddie: The Fedora package story

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: There are lots of ways that software gets included in Fedora releases. Because Fedora is a community-powered Linux distribution, the most common (and likely the easiest) method is when a community member packages and “owns” the task of building it for Fedora. This story follows that process.

Defense Planting Seeds of Doubt; Is the Reiser Son to be Believed?

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blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser defense on Thursday zeroed in on the case's only eyewitness -- the Linux programmer's 8-year-old son: A child psychologist took the stand in a bid to convince jurors that the boy, when he was 6, saw his mother Nina Reiser walk out of the Oakland hills house where prosecutors said she never left alive.

White Asus Eee briefly spotted today at Amazon.com

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: ANYONE IN NEED of an affordable yet very portable micro-laptop with plenty of battery life has been keeping an eye on the ASUS Eee. But the long awaited 8G version in white colour has been as easy to get as a Wii at Crimble.

Elonex £99 Eee PC rival to arrive in June

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Elonex has rolled out its sub-£100 Linux-based laptop, the One, but it looks like it's going to prove harder get hold of than Asus Eee PC has been. Elonex today unveiled black, pink, green, white and silver Ones to whet buyers' appetites.

Novell Reports Financial Results for First Fiscal Quarter 2008

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SUSE

earthtimes.org (pr): Novell, Inc. today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, 2008. For the quarter, Novell reported net revenue of $231 million. This compares to net revenue of $218 million for the first fiscal quarter 2007.

SystemRescueCD

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Linux

fosswire.com: Bad things happen, and sometimes those bad things will happen to your computer, or a computer you are responsible for. SystemRescueCD includes a whole host of tools that are very useful. If you are already a Linux whiz, you have a full command line available to you. As well as the command line side of things, the CD also has a GUI available, which uses WindowMaker.

How big a threat is good Microsoft?

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: All this “good Microsoft” stuff about supporting open source, abut placing code on Codeplex, and about keeping open source projects “in the loop” regarding format changes, is no head fake. It’s serious. This is the new strategy. Kill open source with kindness.

Also: Microsoft's Ballmer On Windows Server, Yahoo, Linux

Ubuntu Brainstorm Site Takes the Community Pulse

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Ubuntu

blog.wired.com: Ubuntu has launched a new community feedback site, dubbed Brainstorm, where users can post ideas and suggest improvements they'd like to see in the popular Linux distribution. You can also comment and vote on other people's suggestions and ideas for improving Ubuntu.

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