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Pulseaudio and Kmix 4.4 in Sabayon 5

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Linux

Recently there have been a number of issues reported in the forums and other places of people having issues with pulseaudio and kmix after updating to KDE 4.4.0. I am glad to announce that most of those issues should now be resolved...

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What’s the difference between a Hub, a Switch and a Router?

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Hardware

linuxdesk.wordpress: Hubs, switches, and routers are all devices that let you connect from one computers to other computers, networked devices, or to other networks.

Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux

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junauza.com: Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux: Do you want to create your own avatar? I'm not talking about the Avatar movie but the graphical representation of yourself inside the computer world that you can use as a profile image.

OpenSolaris community worried by Oracle silence

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h-online.com: The OpenSolaris community is concerned by the silence from Oracle over its future plans for the open source operating system. In a blog posting, OpenSolaris developer Peter Tribble complained that Oracle has not mentioned OpenSolaris.

EXT3, EXT4, Btrfs Ubuntu Netbook Benchmarks

phoronix.com: We received a request from Canonical to look at the EXT3 performance. We have done just that.

Jacobsen and FOSS Community Win Big in Jacobsen v. Katzer Settlement

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Legal

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog: As expected, the Jacobsen case has now settled. The settlement was a complete victory for Jacobsen and is great news for the FOSS community. The Jacobsen case was very significant for the FOSS community because it was the first case in the US about the enforcement of open source software licenses.

Linux Laptop launched to aid computer novices

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Hardware

news.bbc.co.uk: People confused and frustrated by computers can now turn to a laptop called Alex built just for them. Based on Linux, the laptop comes with simplified e-mail, web browsing, image editing and office software.

Creating MySQL Backups With AutoMySQLBackup On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

AutoMySQLBackup is a shell script that lets you take daily, weekly and monthly backups of your MySQL databases using mysqldump. It can back up multiple databases, compress the backups, back up remote databases, and email the logs. This tutorial explains how to install and use it on an Ubuntu 9.10 server.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • FreeBSD and the GPL
  • Subversion accepted as a Apache Top-Level Project
  • Maemo + Moblin = MeeGo: The Q&A
  • Linux, open source driving smartphone revolution
  • Open Source, UK Gov. & Institutional Profligacy
  • Open Source Licensing Nirvana
  • Ubuntu 10.04 May Backport More Kernel DRM
  • The Evolution that is Linux
  • Why you subsidize Google's Soviet-style Net
  • It’s the hot topic and we’re all part of it – the Gen Y
  • Mandriva 2010 – A Review
  • Comparing Browsers on Linux
  • Linux Gaming With Sabayon Gaming Edition DVD
  • We're All Makers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Easily Install Nautilus CoverFlow In Ubuntu
  • Easy folder sharing in KDE 4.4
  • HOWTO: Customized Live DVDs with Reconstructor's Web UI
  • Remove Duplicates with fdupes
  • Ubuntu/Lucid: recovering from yesterday's messy update
  • How to change the default Opera download directory
  • Dual booting Debian and KolibriOS
  • Activating Virgin Media Broadband on Linux
  • How to add/remove User accounts
  • How to install GOsa on RHEL/CentOS 5
  • Make Your Personal Linux Cloud With Tonido
  • Getting Google Calendar to work with KDE PIM on Kubuntu
  • Making a videoloop with Kino and Audacity

Ubuntu live CDs now boot 33% faster!

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downloadsquad.com: How to convince a Mac OS X or Windows user to try GNU/Linux? Installing the desired distribution in a Virtual Machine? Read them all those FAQs about partitioning your hard drive for a dual-boot system? No, no - there's an easier way:

It's not just Twitter

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OSS

blogs.computerworld: A recent Washington Post story observed that Twitter loves open source. Twitter's not the only ones. Most, if not all, social networks are built on top of Linux and open-source software.

Linux needs its eyes wide open

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: For Linux to continue to grow, its eyes need to be firmly open, and any hint of blinkers put away, argues Simon Brew…

The 'year of the Linux desktop' has passed

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news.cnet.com: For those still waiting for the year of the Linux "desktop," I regret to inform you that it has already come and gone.

Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if...

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Ubuntu

ghabuntu.com: Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if

Jolicloud: The Operating System Download for Netbook You’ve Been Looking For

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makeuseof.com: I’ve finally found my ideal netbook operating system. It’s called Jolicloud. Let me explain.

CoverGloobus 1.6 "WOW!" lives up to its name

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: CoverGloobus - an awesome application for displaying cover art and lyrics on your desktop - quietly released version 1.6 at the beginning of this month.

Top 10 Open-Source Server Technologies You Need to Know

serverwatch.com: If you think open-source server technologies are limited to Linux distributions, think again. Although these software projects pair well with Linux, it isn't an integral part of any of the 10 listed. Open-source software no longer refers to a Linux-only environment.

A Bash Primer

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certcities.com: With the graphical interfaces within Linux distributions becoming more and more enhanced, the number of users avoiding the command line is increasing. And that's a shame; there's so much power and possibility within the shell that to steer clear of it is to overlook a mighty gem.

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