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Software emancipation: An open letter to Linus Torvalds

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Ed Burnette (zdnet blogs): After years of watching the software industry twist itself in knots trying to differentiate “open” vs. “free” and having to re-invent code simply because it had the wrong comments at the top, I think it’s time to put an end to the madness. This promoted me to write the following letter to Linus Torvalds.

Unshaking and refocusing your photos

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Software

linux.com: Whether by wind, vibration, or shaky hand, we have all taken blurry photos. But in the digital era, there is no need to despair -- you can remove shake and blur from your pictures after the fact. Several Linux-friendly utilities can help you.

Why the SFC Should Not Manage Gentoo Foundation

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Gentoo

tsunam.org: I am of the opinion that Gentoo should not contract the SFC to manage the Foundation. I am of the opinion that Gentoo should welcome the return of Daniel Robbins, but in a somewhat more limited sense than his recent offer.

Can't watch the news in Linux

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Web

Tristan Rhodes: For the two previous versions of Ubuntu, I have tested seven news websites to find out if I could watch their video feeds using Ubuntu. Now that Ubuntu 7.10 is out, it is time for me to test these websites again.

Closing Day at the Release Event

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KDE

dot.kde.org: After the star studded talks of the main event day, the final day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event returned to the un-conference format of small group talks, demos and discussions. KDE Dot News listened in to some of the sessions, read on for brief summaries.

Also: Kepas - KDE Easy Publish and Share

Open season on open-source software

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technology.timesonline.co.uk: Open-source software, which by its traditional definition is developed collaboratively by informal groups and available free to anyone, has been a major factor driving the growth of the internet, and especially the proliferation of blogs and small websites.

Misplace a file? Find it quick!

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HowTos

downloadsquad.com: It happens to the best of us. We forget where we put things. Car keys. Flash drives. Yes, sometimes we even forget where certain files are on our computers. We can't really help you with the car keys and flash drives (although we inexplicably find things like that in the refrigerator here), we can help you out with finding missing files.

Linux attack worse than feared

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Web

techworld.com: Security researchers claim that a mass attack of websites is much worse than was feared. According to ScanSafe, the attack has affected at least 10,000 sites.

Three Ways To Access Linux Partitions (ext2/ext3) From Windows On Dual-Boot Systems

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Linux
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HowTos

If you have a dual-boot Windows/Linux system, you probably know this problem: you can access files from your Windows installation while you are in Linux, but not the other way round. This tutorial shows three ways how you can access your Linux partitions (with ext2 or ext3 filesystem) from within Windows: Explore2fs, DiskInternals Linux Reader, and the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows.

Zenwalk 5.0: Slackware Made Somewhat Easier

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Linux

distrogue.blogspot: I tried Zenwalk back at v3.0 and liked it. It was a fast, sleek, minimalist OS based on Slackware, but supposedly only aimed at more technically advanced users. With the release of v5.0, I decided to try it again and see how far it's come in the past year or so.

Dreamlinux: A Review

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Linux

jon-reagan.blogspot: Dreamlinux, currently at verion 2.2, is based on Debian stable. I have had the Live-CD for about a year now, and have installed it before on an old, low-end desktop. I was originally confused with the interface and had a hard time using the system. This time, things were different.

Some reflections on Linux and its community

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Linux

blogs.cnet.com: Over the past weekend, I spent most of my time playing around with OpenSUSE and Ubuntu in an attempt to reintroduce myself into the wide world of Linux.

Brightside extends GNOME window manager

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Software

linux.com: Brightside is a small utility for extending the functionality of Metacity, the default window manager for the GNOME desktop. Now at version 1.4.0, it currently offers two mutually exclusive functions: corner actions that are activated when the mouse cursor moves to one of the desktop's corners, and scrolling with the mouse between desktops.

French tempted with €199 Eee PC HSDPA bundle

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: French ordinateuristes can now buy Asus' elfin Eee PC with integrated HSDPA 3G, courtesy of local carrier SFR.

Linux Journal's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards

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Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards offer the opportunity for readers to vote for their Linux and Open Source favorites. Polls will be open through February 14th. Winners will be prominently featured in an upcoming issue of Linux Journal.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 236

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux in Vietnam

  • News: Gentoo discusses Foundation issues, Mandriva launches Manbo Labs, openSUSE unveils new installer, Ubuntu delivers desktop course, Geubuntu becomes OpenGEU
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 6.3, Scientific Linux 5.1
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Beta 1, Dreamlinux 3.0
  • New distributions: iloog, VAFEO, XtreemOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

IBM, Google quietly supporting OOXML?

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OSS

Mary Jo Foley: In spite of their public opposition to Microsoft’s attempt to get the ISO standardization nod for its Office Open XML (OOXML) document format, IBM and Google quietly are supporting OOXML.

First XO laptop in Nepal through Simply Give program

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OLPC

olpcnepal.blogspot: Simply Give donation program has brought the first XO Laptop to Nepal. The lucky one is Prajesh Dulal. Jane Smith (USA) has contributed the laptop. Today he came to OLPC Nepal office for learning how to use this beautiful machine.

Also: impressions of an xo laptop

Cloning a Debian Etch system for redundency

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HowTos

debian-administration.org: I am responsible for a production web server that is very critical to our clients and the bread and butter of our company. We have collocated the server, for reliability of power, A/C and Internet connectivity as well as cost effective high bandwidth. Here we'll describe how to make that more redundant with the configuration, identical, machine.

Play Flash and Quicktime files in Ubuntu

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cnet.com: I'm starting to wonder if anything about Linux is going to be easy. But I remain undaunted in my efforts to use Ubuntu 7.10, or Gutsy Gibbon, to accomplish the same computing tasks I use Windows for. Now that I've got Flash and Quicktime working in Ubuntu, I feel like I'm nearly there.

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