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stuff.co.nz: There have always been people in society who help others just because they can - the cub scout leader, the charity volunteer, the community clean up group, they all contribute to making the world a better place.
newlinuxuser.com: Rhythmbox is the default on Ubuntu and these days I find VLC’s user interface too limited when it comes to playing music files. I’d rather stick with Rhythmbox.
ubuntukungfu.org/blog: Here are some tips for Ubuntu users who use notebook computers, including how to sync files effortlessly between a laptop and desktop, how to switch CPU speeds on the fly from the desktop, how to power-save your hard disk, and more.
linux.com: STUX 2.0, released last month, is a remarkable improvement from the 0.9.2 release I reviewed a couple years ago. While the look and feel of the Slackware-based distribution have stayed pretty much the same, STUX lacks the glaring technical problems that made it unusable on the previous occasion.
informationweek.com: The Computer History Museum Tuesday night honored three legends in the industry, including Linux-creator Linus Torvalds whose operating system became the catalyst for the open-source software movement that challenged traditional concepts of intellectual property.
ducea.com: The Debian Art team is seeking a slogan for the next stable release, Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny”.
opensuse.org: The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the availability of beta 3 of the 11.1 release. It’s a few days late, but much better for the delay. Beta 3 is now available for immediate download and testing.
Its that time of year again! Merry Fearmongering everybody!
- Ubuntu is... umm.. kinda f-ed
- How to Break Up With the Linux Community
- 7 Reasons to Pick Ubuntu and When Not to Choose It
- Ten Commandments for New Linux Users
raiden.net: Switching users who are uncommitted, or can't switch cold turkey, are some of the hardest. One of the easiest ways I've found to help them make the switch is to do a multistep plan with them, similar to how smokers or others do in order to quit.
ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: For some reason, I didn’t get Linux Format Magazine issue #110 when I was supposed to. I ordered another copy and it arrived recently, so it’s time for another slate of Linux reviews.
linuxjournal.com: “What's in a name?” some bloke in the sixteenth century once asked. As Microsoft knows, quite a lot. What you call something can have a major influence on how you think about it. So how Microsoft talks about free software is important – not least for the clues that it gives about its latest tactical move to defang the open source threat.
heise-online.co.uk: At the Kernel Summit a few weeks ago, kernel hackers accepted the "linux-staging" development tree into the main development tree (1, 2) (Kernel-Summit). Greg Kroah-Hartman started linux-staging a few months ago as a place to bring together open source drivers that are maintained independently of the official Linux kernel but do not satisfy the kernel developers' quality requirements.
linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced it is publishing a new report on the value of Linux development. The paper finds that it would take approximately $10.8 billion to build the Linux community distribution Fedora 9 in today’s dollars with today’s software development costs. It would take $1.4 billion to develop the Linux kernel alone.
Andreas Jaeger: openSUSE 11.1 Beta3 is a bit later than expected (it should go out later today). Of course, this raised couple of questions why. So let me explain how a build of a Beta release works in general from release manager perspective and what are the reasons for the slip.
education.zdnet: My oldest son, creator of flame wars, finally discovered that you can only surf to the nether regions of the Internet so many times before even Vista business succumbs to malware. His computer an unusable mass of pop-ups, spewing traffic over our network actually asked me tonight to reinstall Linux for him.
- PCLinuxOS Magazine October 2008 Released
- Mac OS is better than Ubuntu Linux: A myth
- Tracking down license infringements with the GPL Compliance Engineering Guide
- Let's Dance: Learning The Samba
- Fooling windows by dancing the samba with Linux
- ScreenCast: Fedora Talk with Twinkle
- Foresight 2.0.5 review - First Impressions
- A Week Of Open Source Riches
- Novell Open Enterprise beta targets Netware users
- Mozilla Developer News 10/21
- Symbian seeks to attract developers with open-source code
- Android is now Open Source
- Encrypt CD/DVDs
- Apricot netbook ditches Linux
- Gentoo-Wiki, Gentoo-portage Down
- Linux Carried Along on Netbooks Wave
- Is commercial open source possible?
- Improve MySQL performance with MySQLTuner
- Sending Email From Your System with sSMTP
- BBC Weather
- Indamixx sound box plays on Linux base
- Red Hat promises open-source virtualization technology
- Change (gk)sudo timeout
- Examining the compilation process. part 2.
- Interview With David Ascher And Dan Mosedale - Thunderbird - Mozilla Messaging
PR: Plat'Home today announced the results of the "Will Linux Work?" contest. For the past month, Plat'Home's OpenMicroServer (OMS) has been in the hands of the four contest winners who have put Linux to the test.
greenhughes.com: Often when we talk about Linux it is often in the context of a computer enthusiast, a person who enjoys finding out what open source technology can do for them. A group that sometimes we don't think about is our creative friends, artists, musicians, animators, audio engineers, video editors and suchlike.