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Rock The wbar Dock

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HowTos

ubuntumini.com: wbar is a quick launch bar similar to the OSX dock. It's a lightweight and fast piece of useful eyecandy written in c++ using imlib2. While it isn't as full featured as Gnome-Do or Avant Window Manager, wbar's low overhead, speed, and efficient dependencies make it an ideal for netbooks.

Beautify the Terminal

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HowTos

gauravlive.com: The linux terminal can get boring at times owing to lack of colors & a rigid black background. Hardcore Linux enthusiasts won’t think about the appearance of the terminal but normal users will surely get bored of the monochrome terminal sooner or later. Surprisingly beautifying the terminal is pretty simple.

Ubuntu Got it Right with Sudo

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Ubuntu

prairiepy.blogspot: The compelling thing to me about Ubuntu was that I kept seeing information on the web about how to do various things in Ubuntu. One issue that previously gave me reservations about Ubuntu was the whole thing with disabling the root account in favor of extensive use of sudo.

FSF urges non-profits to reject Windows 7

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OSS

theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) is to write to the leaders of 500 of the most influential non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide to urge them to refuse Windows 7. The move is a stepping up of the FSF's campaign timed to coincide with the launch of Windows 7 and follows an earlier letter sent to 499 chief executives of Fortune 500 companies.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Hands-On With The Netbook Linux Anyone Can Master
  • Best 5 PDF Readers for Linux
  • Nvidia Halting Chipset Development
  • Red Hat boot camp for FOSS teachers
  • Boycott Boycott Novell and I
  • Three Things I Heard from Red Hat Yesterday
  • Dutch police goes open source
  • Linux and Marketing - Same as it Ever Was
  • why nano is Gentoo's “default editor”
  • The New York Times's Open Source Project
  • OpenSUSE: About Patterns versus Packages
  • UN warns of world war online
  • Happenings: Open World Forum 2009
  • Automaticaly Organize Your Photos by Date
  • UK: Head of IT development Camden: 'Cooperate with open source communities'
  • Where In the World Are the Most Debian Developers?
  • Download Lots of Files with Multiget
  • A musical guide to the future of Linux
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: New Theme, Icons
  • Linux Basement: Episode 43 - Train Wreck

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tutorial: Using Cinelerra to create PIP videos
  • Speed up your IDE/ATA hard drive with hdparm
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 2
  • Remotely Accessing Your Linux Computer: Part 3
  • Technology Explained: Understanding The Internet Speed
  • Sed as a handy developer tool
  • Make a shortcut to your unread Gmail in Firefox
  • How to Pause a Process
  • Try out the new "single window" Gimp
  • Download/Upload files using FatRat
  • Accessing remote computers via XDMCP
  • HowTo contribute guide #1 (kde)

Cloud computing with Linux and Apache Hadoop

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Linux

This article shows you how to use Apache Hadoop to build a MapReduce framework to make a Hadoop Cluster and how to create a sample MapReduce application which runs on Hadoop. You will also learn how to set up a time/disk-consuming task on the cloud.

Supercomputers love Linux

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Linux

emcelettronica.com: Everybody knows Linux as an open-source operating system - available today for many different hardware architectures - which has become the de facto alternative to the Redmond’s product, especially in the servers segment. We are not going to add some fire on that already “hot” discussion, but rather analyze some real facts and take the appropriate conclusions.

This Linux thing is getting out of hand

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idreamoflinux.com: People are slowly realising that Linux is out there. They might not be installing it en masse but they are aware of it. Ten years ago if you asked someone on the street what is Linux most people would not have a clue.

Desktop Linux doing fine

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Linux

the451group.com: Despite some pragmatism and optimism, the overall sentiment on desktop Linux at LinuxCon was, frankly, pretty dismal. The good news is there were not half as many Macs at this event compared to usual tech gatherings. But seriously, there continue to be signs of life and even light in desktop Linux, whatever the hell ‘desktop’ means now.

Dell: Ubuntu Desktop PC Is Back

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Ubuntu
  • Dell: Ubuntu Desktop PC Is Back
  • What’s the deal with Ubuntu? Why bother?
  • New Linux User

Debian to harness FreeBSD with kernel port

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Linux
BSD

theregister.co.uk: The Debian Project is planning a FreeBSD kernel of its disto that'll help fine tune its Linux for web sites and critical network-based deployments.

Red Hat Stays Focused on Target Market

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  • Red Hat Stays Focused on Target Market
  • Microsoft, Red Hat seal the deal on interoperability
  • Red Hat: An analyst day in improving times

KGet gets some love :)

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kdedevelopers.org: I want to talk but about a great coding team doing a great job with a very promising application. That application is.. imagine.. you already know since it was in the title.. It's KGet.

K3b 2.0 Alpha 2: Review and Screenshots

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kabatology.com: K3b, the popular open source full-featured CD, DVD, Blu-Ray burning and ripping application gathers momentum and heads towards version 2.0 after a year or so of no-growth. The last stable release, version 1.05 was out in late May 27, 2008. The good news is K3b 2.0 has been ported KDE 4 thanks to two developers from the Mandriva project.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix - Short review
  • Ubuntu Cola vs. Windows Cola
  • Staying With Ubuntu
  • Personalities behind the Fest - Jono Bacon
  • A Linux In Winter
  • Karmic GDM Gets New Glowy Icons

Netgear router not open source, says coder

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Hardware

news.zdnet.co.uk: Networking company Netgear has been accused of breaking open-source licensing conditions, by shipping a Linux-based router without source code.

Kernel Log - Improved USB 3. 0 support, X.org drivers to move back into X Server

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.31.2 not only offers minor bug fixes, but also selected major changes. The X.org hackers have adapted their development strategy and, in the long term, plan to merge several drivers back into the X Server code.

Open Letter to Steve Ballmer: Didn't Your Mother Teach You To Say "Thank You?"

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Seriously, Mr. Ballmer, your lack of gratitude to your best friend in the Linux community is appalling. I am talking about Ken "Helios" (named after the Greek god of the sun) Starks, who has recently helped defeat your main competitor.

EU and Microsoft reach anti-trust agreement

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Microsoft
  • EU and Microsoft reach anti-trust agreement
  • Microsoft, EU Reach Accord on Antitrust
  • EU Commission Announces Market Test of Microsoft Suggestions
  • Microsoft's top lawyer: Relations with Europe improving
  • FSFE appeals to European Commissioner Kroes in Microsoft antitrust case
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