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Outfit Your Netbook With Open Source: 21 Tools

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Software

earthweb.com: These days everyone is looking for a bargain, and laptop manufacturers are eager to deliver. As you might expect, these cheaper netbooks often lack the performance and security features you'll find in higher-priced models. Fortunately, you can overcome many of these limitations – without spending an extra cent – by turning to open-source software.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Foundation, Microsoft and Sun Debate Future of Operating Systems at Annual Collaboration Summit

  • Will Karmic Koala & A Bad Economy Conspire to Make Ubuntu The New Leader?
  • Ubuntu 9.04 (Alpha 5) Jocular Jack-O-Lantern Review
  • Risk report: Four years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Review of Linux Mint 6
  • Ubuntu in the workplace
  • Top 3 Threats to Microsoft: Apple, Linux, Pirating
  • Shameless product endorsement No. 5
  • Open source x86 router distro gains GUI
  • Comux 001011
  • New Peregrine build
  • Slax Linux
  • Pidgin 2.5.5
  • When Equivalents Aren't
  • GCC To Receive Automatic Parallelization Support
  • Downtime for download.opensuse.org
  • Debian Developers Conference call for speakers
  • Open Source Games Funding Survey
  • Taser Launches Headcam for Cops
  • Mozilla Developer News 03/10
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 62
  • The Payola Didn’t Arrive On Time
  • Songbird 1.1 is here

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • gstreamer bug in Ubuntu and a temporary fix

  • opensuse kernle update, recompile
  • How To Reset Any Linux Password
  • Randomize lines in a file
  • Make your bash shell cool again
  • Copy package into chroot environment on Gentoo
  • Get To Know Linux: See Your Systems’ Memory Usage
  • How-To: Compile Programs From Source in Linux
  • Burning Xbox 360 Games on Linux (Stealth!)
  • What is ‘wheel’?
  • Commandline 101: Getting a Grip on Grep
  • CPU Scaling on Celeron M Notebooks
  • Adding new file extension on Kwrite
  • Random Educational Moment: modaliases
  • Add more features to your Right-Click Menu with Nautilus Pyextensions
  • Getting started with the yum package manager

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC1 ready for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The RC1 release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name pomerol) is now available. This RC1 version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.1, GNOME 2.25.92, Xfce 4.6, X.org server 1.6, OpenOffice.Org 3.0.1, qt 4.5.0.

Fun with Puppy puplets

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: This article describes Puppy Linux, a flexible, fast distribution that's always a favorite among DesktopLinux readers. Author Dave Dibble briefly reviews MiPup2, one of many ready-made Puppy "puplets," and updates us on Puppy's current state and planned new features.

Concerted Linux-netbook effort needed to beat Microsoft

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: When it comes to Linux netbooks, PC manufacturers should act more like cell-phone makers and telcos by selling customized and subsidized machines with online services.

Photoshop and GIMP Performance Shootout

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Software
GIMP

extremetech.com: Everyone takes digital photographs. The explosion of digital photography, ranging from cell phone cameras to simple point-and-shoot units has created an burst of photographic content. It also means that more and more of us are editing our photos on our PCs.

Another 100,000+ week for Fedora 10

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Linux

californiaquantum.wordpress: Fedora 10 has been gaining new users at impressive rates. This past week alone Fedora 10 has picked up over 100,000 more.

Choosing your perfect Operating System

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OS
Humor

aplawrence.com: Whatever your personality, whatever your social standing, there is a computer operating system that is just right for you.

French Gendarmes Rely on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: According to Lieutenant-Colonel Xavier Guimard's calculations, the French police plans to save $50 million in switching from Windows to Ubuntu.

10 tips from Benjamin Franklin for System Admins

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Linux

Learn from Benjamin Franklin how to maintain your UNIX systems and prepare for suden adverse and unexpected change

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 "done," Firefox 3.5 beta 4 due April 14

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is done and beta 4 is slated to be released on April 14. That’s the latest from the Mozilla Firefox team, which held its weekly meeting on Tuesday.

Review: HP Mini 1001TU with MIE

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Linux
Hardware

canllaith.org: I keep promising myself that I wont do this again. It’s actually getting a little embarrassing, really. I can tell that my friends think I have a problem, but are too polite to mention it. This time I managed to go entire *months*, but I’ve succumbed again, and bought another netbook.

Debian 5.0 XFCE At A Glance

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: I've had the pleasure of taking a special Debian 5.0 distribution (Debian 5.0 i386 XFCE LXDE) for a recent test drive as a virtual machine in Citrix XenServer 5.0.

What's the point of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server?

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SUSE

serverwatch.com: If you look at the enterprise server operating system market, there's Microsoft's Windows server platform, there's the UNIX platform and there's Linux. What's needed is good strong competition between the platforms, resulting in robust systems with the features that enterprises want.

First Free Software Conference Held in Nigeria

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OSS

kde.org: The first Nigerian conference on Free and Open Source Software was held this week in Kano, Nigeria. The conference featured local speakers, consultants, network engineers, system administrators and academics, and international guests from KDE.

What Goes On Within AMD's Linux Beta Program?

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Software

AMD maintains a private beta program for their Catalyst Linux driver. Phoronix has been apart of this program for years, but those testing this driver are under a strict Non-Disclosure Agreement. Today, however, AMD has decided to declassify some information.

Linux services without mains power

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Stevan Lockhart now lives in the north west of Scotland in a house that is off the electricity grid. Using a wind generator, some solar panels and free and open source software he and his wife both run their businesses off just 20W of power.

The Top 10 Distros We Enjoy the Most

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Linux

deviceace.com: A Linux distribution is an OS based on the Linux kernel, and they usually consist of many applications. The main reason that everybody loves Linux is because it’s free, unlike an OS from Microsoft. There are plenty of distros out there, but these are the Top 10 that we enjoy the most.

First Look: Zenwalk Linux 6.0

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Linux

softpedia.com: After pushing our trusty computer to its limits, we thought it would be nice to introduce our PC to the Zen meditation techniques. And though in the end Zenwalk Linux 6.0 didn't help our test machine discover its Buddha-nature within, the experience was very pleasant and indeed relaxing.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.