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Compiz Fusion Community News for November 20th: Features, Features, Features

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Software

Welcome to another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News. In this edition, I will be covering numerous bug fixes that have been made to Compiz and Fusion as well as covering some new features and plugins that just came in. Among those being atlantis2, fireflies, smackpad, Autumn, cubedbus and filedebug.

There's No System Like Linux for the Holidays

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Linux

linux insider: The holidays are coming, and there's no better time of year to consider buying a computer for yourself or as a gift. It is also a good time to consider a PC loaded with Linux. What's that you say? Run Linux instead of Microsoft's Vista? Does anybody really do that?

gOS Unboxed: Should Microsoft Worry?

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Linux

extremetech: Microsoft's rivalry with Google heated up considerably this past year when rumors surfaced that Google might release its own operating system to compete with Windows. Has Google finally jumped into the fray with its own OS?

Are People Losing Interest in Linux?

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Linux is losing popularity. That is according to Google Trends, a tool from Google Labs that shows the most popularly searched terms from the beginning of 2004 to now. The graph below shows a downward curve.

Also: I just can't help but be excited about Linux

Mozilla releases Firefox 3 beta 1

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Moz/FF

c|net: A few months later than had been planned, Mozilla released on Monday night the first beta version of an overhauled Firefox, the widely used open-source Web browser.

Also: First look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 1

today's leftovers

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News
  • Blocking specific network applications with iptables

  • Asterisk unveils customized Linux distro
  • Alex Deucher Joins AMD For OSS Work
  • Audacious - Install Howto
  • Amarok - Howto Install
  • Firefox 3 Beta 1 to be released tonight or tomorrow
  • Tip of the Trade: AppArmor
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Three - Tweakage - Part One
  • Mandriva Linux selected as "Product of the Year 2007" at the Russian Softool event
  • Nokia N810 hits store shelves
  • Five questions with Zonbu’s CEO Gregoire Gentil
  • Open Specs For ATI All-In-Wonder Cards?
  • Tiny Asus Eee Runs Linux & Windows
  • SSH tunneling (reverse too)
  • Change Linux RunLevels Howto
  • The wonders of Drupal
  • Rice Technology Solutions to Distribute Ubuntu Based Linux Exclusively
  • Get Linux Disk Space and Usage
  • FreeCiv - the open source Civilization clone
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars 1.2 Client
  • GNU GRUB (0.97) Simplified for Newbies

Ubuntu and DVD playback - an issue with codecs?

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Ubuntu

iTWire: As my colleague Sam Varghese has written, after nearly two weeks of flawless operation, my first Ubuntu Linux installation unexpectedly became unstable, crashed and was unable to be booted. Puzzled that an OS with the reputed stability of Ubuntu could behave like this, I searched forums and user groups for an explanation.

My Own Linux Distro: The Choices

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: After my first post about creating my own Linux distribution as a learning project, I received a lot of extremely positive letters from readers, many of whom had suggestions about particular distributions to use as the core for the project. Here's some of what they had to say.

The problems with ATI graphics and Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: I've had a Sapphire ATI X1950 Pro video card for over 30 days now, and it's crossed my mind more than once to send it back to Newegg and get an nVidia replacement. Getting it to work is a royal PITA. Trying to get it to work under Linux, either openSUSE 10.3 or Ubuntu 7.10, only adds insult to injury.

Novell refocuses on its partners

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SUSE

linux-watch: Novell's channel partners have not been happy lately. Novell knows that, and on Nov. 19, the Linux power announced a new initiative to increase revenue and profitability for solution providers and consulting partners that specialize in selling Novell technologies.

Code of Conduct for OSI Mailing Lists

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OSS

opensource.org: Since there has been some confusion as of late, I've posted an updated Code of Conduct. Hopefully this (along with planned charter revisions) will improve our overall mailing list climate. These guidelines define a code of conduct for members of the various OSI public mailing lists, which function as the committees of the Open Source Initiative.

Aiming for the Clouds: The Red Hat Q&A

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Linux

redmonk.com: There were a couple of releases accompanying Red Hat’s call on the 7th, but the two most interesting pieces of news as far as I’m concerned were the announcement of its Appliance Operating System (AOS) and the revelation that Red Hat would be available on top of Amazon’s EC2 platform.

Ladies and Gentlemans, we have a default [KDE4] wallpaper!

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KDE

blog.ruphy.org: After a week of pondering and discussing we’ve finally chosen which will be the default wallpaper! And the winner is…

Minor grumbles with Mandriva 2008 and its GNOME 2.20

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MDV

beranger: For a first grumble, I noticed that the battery stopped charging, and that it says "97%". Then, by reading the details, I got the following dilemma: if the battery is only charged at 97% (43.3 Wh instead of 44.4 Wh), then how can it say the capacity is 100%?!

Portrait: ZaReason founder Cathy Malmrose

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Interviews

linux.com: Rather than choose her current career, it almost seems as if Cathy Malmrose's career chose her. Malmrose is CEO of ZaReason, an OEM that manufactures and sells desktop and notebook systems with Ubuntu.

Also: ZaReason’s Ubuntu Keyboard

Let Emacs help you out with assistance from the editor

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News

Part 7 of this series shows you why Emacs is the self-documenting editor, and the many ways in which you can take advantage of the help and assistance offered in this editor. In this tutorial, learn about describing keystrokes, commands, and functions. You'll also read, browse, and search through a complete Emacs reference manual.

GREAT NEWS: Top Linux Multimedia Player MPlayer Now on Windows Mobile

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News

MPlayer is one of the most popular Linux/Unix media player ... we all know that, don't we. Now, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member amitv_17, the porting to Windows Mobile has started.

Today's Screenshot: Cool Leopard-Flavored Dock for Ubuntu

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Software

wired blogs: I just came across this nice little mock-up of an application launcher for Ubuntu Linux created by Brad Jensen. It incorporates the look of Mac OS X Leopard's dock, and it adds a system navigator and search interface which pops up when you click on the system icon.

Automatix lands a Linux user in trouble

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Software

iTWire: There are times, even at my age, when I feel like going out on the road and kicking the first dog that passes by. The last two days have been like that - I feel as though I've really lost something.

olpc & asus eeepc

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Hardware
  • Review: ASUS Eee PC 4G is the little laptop that deserves to be huge

  • Let them eat laptops
  • $100 laptops? Not really, but $200 isn't bad
  • Asus Eee PC Secret: Xandros Mimicking Windows XP
  • Should a child’s first word be “Google”?
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    Intel has been rapidly advancing their OpenGL 4.x support and OpenGL 4.5 is even in sight now. Kristian Høgsberg today landed GL_KHR_robustness support in the i965 DRI driver, a requirement for OpenGL 4.5.
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