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Linux Distros That Could Take The Lead Soon

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Linux

biguncledave.wordpress: After more than 15 years of Linux development, the last couple of years have seen an explosive spectrum of progress in conquering the desktop. It is as if the world is suddenly waking up and discovering Linux. Lately a whole rash of distros have been coming out of the woodwork, building on the previous progress. Here’s my picks for the distros showing the greatest potential.

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running LVM System (Incl. GRUB Configuration) (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running LVM system (Debian Etch). The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

today's leftovers

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News
  • More OOXML BRM Messiness: A Delegate from Brazil Challenges "Law of Silence"

  • Best Way To Create Your Own Ubuntu
  • Hidden Linux : Doing the splits
  • Google exec lets slip Android release date?
  • Presens IT conducts Open Source Survey with Red Hat
  • I found my perfect KDE4 Setup!
  • Kernel as hypervisor: Andrea Arcangeli
  • Linux 2.6.24.4
  • Exploring Etoys on the OLPC XO
  • Paul Murphy: Security - lintel vs wintel
  • Exposing a closed Congress to Open Source: Change Congress
  • AMD's "Mystery" Digital Block Supported
  • ATI "r500-fp" DRM Merged To Master
  • Microsoft's real open-source nightmare
  • How to check the exit status code
  • Gnome Needs Plenty of Improvements, but ...

ISO approval: A good process gone bad

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Misc

redhatmagazine.com: You may have read our background article about ODF and OOXML and why Red Hat believes OOXML should not be approved as an ISO standard. This time, we focus on how the standardization process has been compromised at ISO.

My experience with Mandriva (and 64 bit)

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MDV

techsmartly.com/blog: I’ve always wanted to try Linux, but it was always impractical, since I had some stuff installed that I needed, and it would take ages to get everything working smoothly on Linux. But now, with a fresh reinstall, why not install Linux as well?

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Misconceptions

  • It’s The Little Things…
  • 5 Must have Apps for Ubuntu
  • Mdv2Ubu...
  • Ubuntu UK Podcast Second Episode

Is the AGPL half-empty, or half-full?

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OSS

blogs.the451group: The GNU Affero GPL, released in November 2007 and approved by the OSI this month, is being viewed as both closure of a GPL loophole and as a tool to truly transfer the collaborative and community benefits of GPL to the software-as-a-service model.

Is Firefox 3 ready for prime time?

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Moz/FF

desktoplinux: Firefox 3 may still be a beta, Beta 4 to be exact, but in a recent Reuters news story, Mozilla Vice President of Engineering Mike Schroepfer said of the browser, "In many ways it is much more stable than anything else out there." OK, so Reuters jumped the gun. Still, how ready is Firefox 3 for everyday use? I decided to find out.

some howtos and apps:

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HowTos
  • PIC Programming with Linux #3: installing the needed software

  • Make the Windows Key Open the Gnome Panel Menu
  • File System Checking with fsck
  • gcore: Obtain core dump of current running application
  • Easily Install Prism Web Apps in Ubuntu 8.04
  • gcipher - A simple “encryption” tool
  • Find out what ports are open on Linux
  • KWordQuiz: An amazingly useful flash card tool
  • Inserting more than one row at a time in OpenOffice.org Calc
  • Undeleting photos on (gentoo) linux/windows/mac
  • I like Brasero
  • Music applet

Cuba Votes No to OOXML - Says It Did So in September, Too

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OSS

groklaw.net: The Cuban National Bureau of Standards has reportedly sent an email to the three names NBs are supposed to notify at ISO, Toshiko Kimura, Keith Brannon, and Martine Gaillen, reporting that Cuba votes to disapprove OOXML.

Linux Docks - 5 Mac OS X Docks for Ubuntu and Other Linux Distros

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Software

internetling.com: Why is the Dock becoming more and more popular? It’s probably got something to do with clever window management, doesn’t it? Well, in my opinion it’s just the eye candy. Now here’s a list of 5 different Docks you can use on Linux.

The Orientation: Linux

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Linux

crunchgear.com: Keeping with our Linux theme for the week, I present this week’s Orientation on, well, Linux. Despite a market share of less than 1 percent for the Linux OS compared to 92 percent for Windows and a smidge over 7 percent for Apple’s Mac OS, the seldom used (by the general public) OS is the epitome of open source dev and free software. So for the uninitiated, here’s Linux in a nutshell.

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” beta - making life easier for Windows users

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: Let’s face it, deciding to nuke your existing operating system installation and replace it with a completely different OS isn’t the sort of task that you should approach lightly. One of the barriers to Linux adoption is the fact that many people find the idea of wiping their Windows installation a daunting thing.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04 beta: an agile upgrade

AMD Radeon HD 3200 / 780G

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Last year AMD introduced the flagship 790 Chipset series as part of their Spider Platform for use with the Phenom processors and Radeon HD 3800 graphics. Until earlier this month when AMD introduced the 780 Series, missing was any chipset with integrated graphics capabilities supporting these first AMD quad-core processors. Now we have AMD's 780G and 780V.

Dell, Rivals Leaving Linux Money on the Table

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy is in the market for a small office printer that supports Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP. Alas, most PC companies do a lousy job describing which of their printers work with Ubuntu. Which means they’re leaving easy money on the table. Here’s our resident blogger’s sad story so far.

The Unexpected (good) side effect of using Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

dthomasdigital.wordpress: I am a Ubuntu believer, as one of those total converts for almost two years now Ubuntu has answered my every computing need. So what’s the side effect you say?

Roundtable: The state of open source

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OSS

infoworld.com: Any endeavor rooted in community is bound to spark passionate debate. After all, without contention, how else to determine the best way forward? On the eve of our Open Source Business Conference, we spoke with 11 thought leaders about the current open source climate to uncover the most vibrant themes and conflicts shaping open source today.

Get the Most out of Social Media On Your Ubuntu

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Software

polishlinux.org: Sometimes I get the feeling that Web 2.0 is just too fancy for Linux, loads of tools, websites, and apps are being developed without taking Linux users into consideration. Here I will take you through some of the best tools and apps out there and how to get them up and running on your Ubuntu (assume 7.10).

NSA releases new version of Linux software

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Linux

metimes.com (UPI): The U.S. National Security Agency has released its own version of the open-source computer operating system Linux, which offers enhanced security for users.

XO Sightings

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OLPC

blog.linuxtoday: It seems that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program's XO laptop is just popping up all over lately. Twice in as many weeks, mention of the green and white laptop has appeared in the most unusual places.

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