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Booting With Mandriva's Speedboot

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phoronix.com: Being worked on as part of Mandriva's next Linux distribution update is a technology they are referring to as Speedboot. In essence, the user is logging into their Linux desktop even before the system is fully booted. We have some timed results of Mandriva's Speedboot along with videos showing the differences.

Input Redirection, MPX and NOMAD

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smspillaz.wordpress: So considering that compiz++ is now master and my patches haven’t been maintained in a while, a lot of you might be wondering what is going on with input redirection and MPX.

Linux: A Complete Overview

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ocmodshop.com: This article will discuss the differences between the Linux and Windows operating softwares; we discuss some of the pros and cons of each system.

New notification work lands in Jaunty

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: Thanks to the concerted efforts of Martin Pitt, Sebastien Bacher and several others, notify-osd and several related components landed in Jaunty last week. Notify-OSD handles both application notifications and keyboard special keys like brightness and volume.

The Smell of Linux Spirit

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: New versions of Linux distributions are churned out at a remarkable pace. Not only are new distros popping up all the time, but updates to existing distros are always up and coming as well.

Five-O for PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: I have a group of friends who visited me in campus, and Marvin S. Tan brought his elegant ASUS laptop with him. Whatever for? To install PCLinuxOS, of course.

CrunchEEE 8.10.02 Review

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Linux

linux-ninja.com: After buying my Asus EEE PC 1000HA, I initially installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix on it. After learning more about (#!) CrunchBang Linux and seeing that they had released an optimized version for the EEE PC called CrunchEEE. I’ve been using CrunchEEE on my EEE PC for the last week and decided to do a review.

some leftovers:

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News
  • Governance best practices

  • I Switched to KDE 4
  • Linux, nComputing, And Overheated Classrooms
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.02.20
  • How to make your first billion--with free software
  • Spy shot: Is this the new Mac mini?
  • Video: Mark Shuttleworth - We are our own worst enemy - Interview (Part One)
  • Video: Mark Shuttleworth - We are our own worst enemy - Interview (Part Two)
  • Ubuntu names
  • Dabbling with Linux
  • Qt Jambi to be open source
  • Post 4.2 features - part 1 [Lancelot]
  • NetworkManager 0.7.1 coming soon
  • Ubuntu now has "Cloud Computing Inside"

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A free, open-source Linux multimedia streamer

  • How to Join the Ubuntu Community
  • Creating an adhoc host with Ubuntu
  • Taming the Wild Eee PC: Replacing the Operating System, Part 1
  • The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install
  • 10 iptables rules to help secure your Linux box
  • Aligning filesystems to an SSD’s erase block size
  • Use netstat to See Internet Connections
  • Using ntfs partitions from GNU/Linux
  • Make Firefox flag secure web pages in Ubuntu and Mint
  • Retheaming Ubuntu - Part 2
  • Building OpenJDK under Ubuntu

Connecting to Windows servers from GNU/Linux using pyNeighborhood

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Need to connect to a Windows server from a computer running GNU/Linux? pyNeighborhood gives you an easy and graphical way to do just that.

Read the full tutorial at Freesoftware Magazine.

Does Open Source Need Better Evangelists?

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: Do commercial open source companies need better evangelists? There are some good reasons to believe that they do.

Washington Times releases open source projects

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OSS

washingtontimes.com/blog: The Washington Times has always focused on content. After careful review, we determined that the best way to have the top tools to produce and publish that content is to release the source code of our in-house tools and encourage collaboration.

Finally, We Have It All- Small, Fast, and Affordable

linuxtoday.com: Ever since I can remember travelers have wanted netbooks, but the sticking point was always the cost. Then came the netbook craze, which is accelerating as they get better and cheaper.

OpenGL 3 - what types of changes to expect from your favorite 3D

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fireuser.com/blog: Now that OpenGL 3.0 is well on its way to a desktop nearby, you may be curious about what types of changes to expect from your favorite 3D applications. There are two main categories of improvements.

Why would anybody need PulseAudio?

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blog.flameeyes.eu: That’s a very common question as of lately, and somehow I feel like most people who haven’t dealt with ALSA in the past would find it very difficult to properly answer to it. Even myself I would have ignored one particular issue till last night, when I hit another reason why I want to keep PulseAudio.

Troubling times for OpenSUSE

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itwire.com: Some Novell developers, who were also contributors to the OpenSUSE project, were laid off by the company. This has caused some other contriburors to apparently ask the OpenSUSE board about the future of the project.

Who's buddying up closer with Microsoft: Novell or Red Hat?

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blogs.computerworld: I know for a fact that either Novell or Red Hat, or perhaps both, will be announcing next week that they'll be shifting their server virtualization offerings from Xen to XenServer. What I don't know is what, if anything, either one of them may be doing beyond that to further their virtualization partnerships with Microsoft.

Opera, all prettied up with nowhere to go

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bushweed.blogspot: In general i find Opera to be a far superior browsing experience to any other browser at the moment.

Speedboot explained

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MDV

crozat.net: For those of you not following Mandriva Linux development closely, we just released Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Beta and this is our first release featuring speedboot feature, in its initial phase.

More Ear Candy (0.3)

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anotherubuntu.blogspot: Ear Candy is a sound level manager, written by Jason Taylor, that nicely fades applications in and out based on there profile and window focus.

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