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The growth of Linux in developing regions

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Linux

idreamoflinux.com: Since I started my Blog I noticed an interesting trend. A lot of the readers and individuals who link to my Blog are from developing regions around the world such as China, India, Indonesia and Central/South America. However, most of the time when I am writing about Linux I am concentrating on the North America and Europe.

Batch Process Photos with Phatch

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blog.worldlabel.com: Virtually any photo manager out there lets you perform mundane tasks. But even the most powerful applications can’t really help you when you need to perform the same action on dozens or hundreds of photos. For those tasks you need Phatch.

Five handy secure shell tips and tricks

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Software

ghacks.net: I use secure shell a LOT, every day. So much so that I often take for granted how important this tool is. In this article you will learn five different (and handy) secure shell tips to make sure your ssh usage is as good as it can be.

Palm Pre: first impressions

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Hardware

shaneosullivan.wordpress: My iPhone 3G died a few weeks ago after rudely jumping out of my pocket and onto some gravel, so I took the opportunity to upgrade to the new Palm Pre smartphone.

Cairo-Dock 2.1.0 Released, OpenGL Mode Now Works

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Linux

When Cairo Dock v2.0 was out, it instantly became my favourite dock for Linux. Unfortunately, some Intel and ATI graphic card users were not able to run it. Cairo Dock in OpenGL mode now works.

some *buntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu = Hope! Let’s get our voice to space
  • Eeebuntu Evolution
  • How to replace Windows with Kubuntu
  • Adept Package Manager
  • Ubuntu Tip : Howto recover gnome-panel

OpenSUSE Weekly News #93 is out

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #93 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Access 100+ Games Instantly With DJL

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Gaming

maketecheasier.com: For those who always feel that gaming is not suitable in Linux OS and it is always an hassle to install and get games to run in Linux platform, then DJL will definitely change the way you think.

Laptop for every pupil in Uruguay

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OLPC

bbc.co.uk: Uruguay has become the first country to provide a laptop for every child attending state primary school.

Why more people don't use GNU/Linux: it's the apps, stupid

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Linux

itwire.com (varghese): If one were to pose the question why don't more people use GNU/Linux, one would probably get as many answers as people who are asked the question.

Fun Brain Games and Geek Toys

linuxtoday.com: My favorite card game is Krypto. Eons ago when I was a youngun, you could buy this game from Edmund Scientifics, and can still find it on Amazon and other online nooks and crannies.

Home automation gateway runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: The Fifthplay FG4000 Gateway and Home Monitor builds on Wind River Linux to offer a customizable platform for developing home automation applications.

Introducing your Child to Linux

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Linux

thesmartbean.com: The Linux operating system offers an excellent learning opportunity for children, whether for educational software and games, programming, or general computer skills. Charles Profitt, a K-12 systems administrator, shares with SmartBean the nuts and bolts of introducing kids to Linux.

GNU Four Freedoms Translated for Users

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OSS

thelinuxlink.net: I was reading an article about Freesoftware adoption and it noted that the freedoms afforded by the GNU Gpl were written largely for developers not end users. So I figured I would take a shot at positing the four freedoms to general users.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Romantic, Old-School Open Source Notions Abound
  • Open Source Will Change Enterprises, Says BT Guru
  • When to give up control of an open source core
  • Free Software Award Season
  • GPLv2 Ambiguities Linger On
  • Windows (L)users Are People, Too
  • So Ubuntu is gunning for the enterprise?
  • Closed Ubuntu Design Suggests Mark
  • Linux in Education: Athens Schools
  • Oracle and Novell Linux: Caught between a Red Hat and a CentOS
  • Will Linux be the dominant OS for consumer electronics?
  • LiMo Fights Back
  • AutoFsck For Ubuntu
  • OOo: 9 Years of Magic
  • GNOME 3.0 Determines Boston Summit
  • Parsix 3.0 “Kev” Released and Reviewed
  • Updated openSUSE countdown image
  • More AMD Radeon 5770 Linux Benchmarks
  • A new release of F11 for the XO-1 has hit the interweb
  • The Helix Player is an open source media player for Linux
  • Ten useful open source tools for web developers
  • Portland State University using Drupal
  • Palm Pre GSM model source code available
  • OpenOffice Renaissance Provides Usage Click Charts for Impress
  • 10 years in Debian now
  • The Most Popular Open Source CMS
  • Couturier Merges PDF Files on GNOME Desktop
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.10.16
  • Linux Outlaws 116 - Hardly a Stampede

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Automatically login to Ubuntu? Step By Step
  • Linux Tuning The VM (memory) Subsystem
  • Centos 5 Multimedia Howto
  • Spam filtering with Kmail
  • How to add sessions to KDM and GDM
  • Debian Chinese How-To
  • How to merge PDF documents in Linux

Epic Games Changes Story, Unsure About UT3 Linux Future

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phoronix.com: Next month will mark the two-year anniversary of the Unreal Tournament 3 release, but to this day the UT3 Linux client still has not been released. Up to this point we have been told by Ryan Gordon (the one porting over the game and engine to Linux) that it is still being worked on. Well, today we've been told a different story.

Some Things I Like about KDE 4

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Linux

I've been complaining all over the place about how much KDE 4 sucks. Then after my post earlier I remembered something I've even said to other folks about stuff before myself, "Well, go ask for your money back!" Towards that end, I thought I'd share some of the things I think are kinda cool about KDE 4.

Java: The Good Parts

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Software

kev009.com: When Java first started gaining popularity, it was loudly hyped as the end all language. It was expected that Java would take the “rich client” by storm, and applets would be the go to solution for enhancing web pages. What happened was a bit different.

Conky is a good example of a simple Linux tool

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computoredge.com: Linux (and indeed Unix) has long held the philosophy of "one tool for each job, and one job for each tool." This can lead to quite a paradox for newcomers to Linux: Why are there so many tools that do similar things?

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