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Refresher Course: The Free Unix Desktop

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Linux

connectedinternet.co.uk: I have been using a Mac at home since 2002. So, after a five year absence, I caught up on what’s changed on the free unix desktop. Here are some observations from an old unix geek that’s been away for awhile:

10 Most Bizarre Photos of Famous Geeks

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Misc

junauza.blogspot: Do you think that geeks are boring? If your answer is yes, then perhaps some of the photographs that I’m going to show to you can change your mind:

Linux Kernel 2.6.24.3 and 2.6.25 RC3 Launched

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Linux

softpedia.com: Two new versions of the heart of all Linux distributions were released: the stable 2.6.24.3 and the development 2.6.25 RC3 kernel. The developers advise you to update your kernel to the latest version, because of the numerous fixes included in it.

Why Do We Need Specialist Security Distros?

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Linux
Interviews

packtpub.com: I talk with Ryan Berens, from Guardian Digital makers of EnGarde Linux, to understand their role in the Linux distribution space. EnGarde is what you'd call a minimalist distribution that you'd install on your server to run critical services. It's also popular for its one-stop WebTool remote administration tool.

How Linux Passion Sometimes Beats Windows Preloads

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Linux

thevarguy.com: Sure, Microsoft expects Windows’ installed base to top 1 billion licenses by the end of this year. But in the shadow of Windows Vista, a rather remarkable trend — known as an InstallFest — continues to transform Linux from a fringe desktop option into a mainstream Windows alternative. Here’s the scoop.

Linux RAID Smackdown: Crush RAID 5 with RAID 10

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Linux
Hardware

Carla Schroder: I was already mourning the destruction of my Saturday, thanks to some blown deadlines, and was resigned to spending at least part of the day working. Then I made a fatal error: I read my email.

Dear RedHat...

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Linux

portal.itauth.com: RedHat is one of the most widely used Linux distribution, at least in the corporate and academic sectors. It's been around for years and after all the shit they've gotten from users trapped in RPM "dependency hell," you'd think they'd have learned SOMETHING by now, right?...Right?

How I Shopped for An Ubuntu Laptop

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu.wordpress: Initially, I visited ZaReason.com and System76.com because I want a laptop with Ubuntu pre-loaded. Unfortunately, neither of those vendors has a machine with the features I wanted.

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Mandriva 2008.0

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MDV
HowTos

In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Mandriva 2008.0 server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Features Of A Happy Linux Desktop?

  • Novell plans to acquire PlateSpin
  • Rawhide vs. Cooker vs. Wrong Approach
  • Help Debug Mandriva
  • Opera Dragonfly = Developer Tools?
  • First impressions of Sidux
  • Should Linux Cost More?
  • First Annual Open Source Commerce Survey Results
  • Kubuntu days...productive days
  • Stallman on handing over GNU Emacs, its future and the importance of nomenclature
  • ExtJS: When open source is not open at all
  • Music Notation Programs: Recent Releases
  • WIBRAIN: The Korean Ubuntu UMPC

The penguin begins the march south

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Linux

itwire.com: There's a still nearly 11 months to go before the penguin sets up camp on the Apple Isle but the wheels are slowly being cranked into motion by the Tasmanian Linux Users Group as they prepare to host the 2009 Australian national Linux conference.

Standards Australia denies OOXML bias

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: Following a Computerworld report on the appointment of a Microsoft consultant as part of Standard Australia's (SA) delegation for this month's Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) in Geneva, the organization's CEO has defended the objectivity of the decision.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial: Indigent, Technospeak and Evading Detection

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Jurors attempted, but couldn't bring themselves to take notes. The judge hid his head behind his hands. So continued the second week of the defense of Hans Reiser.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Triple Boot Your Mac With Ease!

  • QuickSynergy quick HowTo
  • How to make OpenOffice run faster in Ubuntu
  • Why do the CPU stats vary with ps and top?
  • Using siproxd to allow VoIP through a firewall
  • Howto Determine the throughput of a pipe command
  • Using Ubuntu as an Electronic Document Management System
  • Taking a bunch of free clip art and giving it to every user in OpenOffice.org
  • Dell xps m1330 & Gentoo
  • Secure temporary files in Linux
  • Hidden Linux : Monitor switch-off

More KDE Stuff

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KDE
  • KDE 4 Tour: digiKam 0.10

  • Looking back on FOSDEM 2008 (with pictures)
  • Kommander Leaps Forward in KDE 3.5.9
  • A quick look at the new Qt 4.4 Print Dialog

Firefox 3 Performance Gets a Boost

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Now that Firefox 3 is approaching the home stretch it is important that Mozilla starts to throw in performance improvements to really make the browser purr. Over in our forum xpgeek pointed out that a Profile-Guided Optimization (PGO) build of Firefox 3 had been created which greatly improved the performance of JavaScript in the browser.

Also: Evangelist: Mozilla has "historic opportunity" to advocate for users
& Firefox vs. Internet Explorer-Which Search Engine is Better?

The Pulse of Open Source

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OSS
Web

blogs.the451group: To highlight open source activity on Twitter, I have launched a new web application today called The Pulse of Open Source. This is the stream of collective consciousness from the open source community on Twitter.

KDE 4: Wow Factor Fully Engaged

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KDE

linuxplanet.com: Plasma, ZUI, Oxygen, Dolphin, Okular, and Phonon are terms that seem more at home in a science experiment than in a Window Manager. But this is one science experiment that didn't go bad. You're going to love KDE 4.

Fedora Interview: Dan Williams on Network Manager

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Linux
Interviews

fedoraproject.org: GNU/Linux systems have often come under attack for the difficulty involved with setting-up and configuring various wireless devices. Thanks to NetworkManager we now have a system that allows us to quickly and easily connect to different networks. To find out more we talked with Dan Williams, Fedora project member and NetworkManager developer.

Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert Balances Community And Company Interest

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Interviews
Drupal

huliq.com: In the year 2000, Dries Buytaert created Drupal. Buytaert (now 29) just finished his doctoral thesis and has founded the start-up Acquia. The new company wants to become Drupal's best friend, with the help of an all-star team and US$7 million collected from venture capitalists. Wikinews reporter Michaël Laurent sat down with Dries.

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  • Mojang working on new launcher for Minecraft, Linux might not see support [Ed: Microsoft loves Linux again. After killing GNU/Linux client for Skype now it does this... Microsoft loves Linux so much that not only does it not port software to GNU/Linux but it also buys cross-platform software, removes ports. I can feel the ‘love’.]
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