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Awesome Ubuntu Software Center Updates

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Ubuntu
  • Awesome Ubuntu Software Center Updates
  • Sorbet- Another proposed theme for Ubuntu 10.04
  • My Artwork Landing A Ubuntu 10.04

Screenshots Gtk Applications for Mono

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Software

ubuntulandforever.blogspot: Mono is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications.

5 modules that should come by default in Drupal

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Drupal

ghabuntu.com: Drupal is a great CMS no doubt. I have gone round and tried lots of them, but I still come back to Drupal. However, the more I use it, the more I feel that the following five modules should actually come by default with every Drupal installation.

Ultra-compact PC targets digital signage

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Habey USA announced an ultra-compact PC with a choice of Intel Atom processors. The BIS-6620 has a 4.7 x 4.7-inch footprint, runs at 1.1 or 1.6GHz, comes with CompactFlash and SD expansion slots, and uses just nine Watts, the company says.

My top 10 Gedit plugins

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Software

mikethecoder.com: Gedit can be a really awesome editor if you give it a few plugins and an open mind. Here are a few of my favorites.

Debian project at CeBIT 2010

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian project is happy to announce that it will again be represented at the CeBIT IT fair in Hanover, Germany, this year. At the booth of Univention GmbH in hall 2 stand B36, members of the project will be available for questions and discussions and will give a preview of the new version Debian 6.0 Squeeze.

The Five Best Linux Video Players

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Software

linux.com: Have some downtime and want to watch a movie or two on your Linux laptop? Linux has plenty of options when it comes to video players.

CentOS Clone OpenNode Aims to Simplify KVM and OpenVZ

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Active Systems has released the first public beta of OpenNode, a CentOS based distro that is designed to make it easier to run virtual machines using KVM or OpenVZ.

Opinion: "Confessions of an Ubuntu Fanboy" Response

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Ubuntu

montanalinux.org: Just got done reading, "Confessions of an Ubuntu Fanboy". While I'm glad the author has decided to be more practical in his promotion of Linux and Ubuntu, I strongly disagree with some of his conclusions.

coupla teehees

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Humor

Oracle Still To Make OpenSolaris Changes

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OS

phoronix.com: One of the open-source projects that Oracle hasn't been too open about their intentions with has been OpenSolaris. Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) already closed up last month and there hasn't been too much information flowing out about the next OpenSolaris release.

FOSS Legal Strategy Session Silicon Valley: Success!

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lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog: On February 10, 2010, the Linux Foundation and the Open Source Initiative co sponsored their first Legal Strategic Planning Session. I am glad to declare it a success. We had a very diverse group both professionally and geographically, with participants from Europe, Japan and the US.

Let My Codecs Go

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Software
  • Let My Codecs Go: Will Google Free VP8?
  • Risks in Google killing Adobe Flash
  • HTML5 looks like broken hackish kludge

Customizing the Ubuntu Application Stack Before Installation

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Ubuntu is way easier to install than certain other operating systems. But it would be even greater if I could select which applications I wanted on my new system before the Ubiquity installer goes about its business.

Bruce Perens: Inside Open Source's Historic Victory

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earthweb.com: Jacobsen v. Katzer is closed, after five years. Open Source won, and big. The details are fascinating. Let's start with the Open Source developer: Bob Jacobsen.

Say Everything: Blogging as open-source journalism.

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Reviews

As fascinating as the chronicle of blogging are the constant dismissals of it through its decade-plus history, as both a literary medium and an alternative to professional journalism. And Rathergate, the defining moment when the latter got its comeuppance, is thoroughly documented...

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Tips to help users migrate to OpenOffice

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OOo
HowTos

ghacks.net: The office suite. Ah the importance you hold over the PC user. You help our business to flow, you help us to draft our papers and novels, and you help us communicate. But what of those users who previously were using Microsoft Office or any other office suite?

the futility of termcap in Linux

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Linux

landley.net: Back in the 1970's Unix systems used to output to various hardware devices. First there were teletypes. This is what "tty" is an abbreviation for: teletype. By the time Linux got started, external display hardware that spoke its own serial protocol had been gone for a decade. This meant that terminfo and termcap no longer served any real purpose.

What's wrong with Gentoo, anyway?

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Gentoo

blog.flameeyes.eu: Yesterday I snapped and declared my intent to resign from Gentoo. Why did that happen? Well, it’s a huge mix of problems, all joined together by one common factor: no matter how much work I pour into getting Gentoo working like it should be, more problems are generated by sloppy work from at least one or two developers.

A handbook for the open source way, written the open source way

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OSS

opensource.com: Remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer had the idea to make a coffee table book about coffee tables? I always thought that was a pretty elegant idea. Well, a few months ago, some of the smart folks on Red Hat's community architecture team had a similarly elegant idea:

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How Linux became my job

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OpenStreetMap in IkiWiki and Why OpenStreetMap is in Serious Trouble

  • OSM in IkiWiki
    Since about 15 years ago, I have been thinking of creating a geo-referenced wiki of pubs, with loads of structured data to help searching. I don't know if that would be useful for anybody else, but I know I would use it! Sadly, the many times I started coding something towards that goal, I ended blocked by something, and I keep postponing my dream project.
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    That said, while I still believe in the goals of OpenStreetMap, I feel the OpenStreetMap project is currently unable to fulfill that mission due to poor technical decisions, poor political decisions, and a general malaise in the project. I'm going to outline in this article what I think OpenStreetMap has gotten wrong. It's entirely possible that OSM will reform and address the impediments to its success- and I hope it does. We need a Free as in Freedom geographic dataset.

Linux KPI-Based DRM Modules Now Working On FreeBSD 11

Thanks to work done by Hans Petter Selasky and others, this drm-next-kmod port is working on FreeBSD 11 stable. What's different with this package from the ports collection versus the ported-from-Linux Direct Rendering Modules found within the FreeBSD 11 kernel is that these DRM modules are using the linuxkpi interface. Read more