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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #103

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #103 for the week of August 3rd - August 9th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Intrepid Alpha-4 ahead, Ubuntu Studio looking for help, SRU needs you, and New Ubuntu Members.

Jono Bacon On Potential

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OSS

jonobacon.org: Regulars of this ‘ere blog will be familiar with my abundant love of all things community. The thing I find so exciting about community is the sheer potential it offers.

PHP 4 is dead, long live PHP 4

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computerworld.com.au: The 8th of August marked the end of life for PHP 4, which has been in stable release since May, 2000. With no further security patches to come for the technology, what options are there for those who can't or won't upgrade?

Best Application Ever

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amarok.kde.org/blog: so the very kind folks who won the Akademy awards last year ( sebastian trueg, matthias kretz, danny allen ) decided to go ahead and award Amarok with the Best Application award! we are obviously very excited.

GIMP Save for Web plugin

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Linux

Save for Web allows to find compromise between minimal file size and acceptable quality of image quickly. While adjusting various settings, you may explore how image quality and file size change.

10 Coolest Devices Running Linux

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168hours.wordpress: Linux is not limited to just desktops. It’s far reaching, actually. Not that you’d have a Terminal app on it or anything, but you could. Are there any other cool devices out there running on Linux or Unix? Of course there are:

Qt 4.5 to Dramatically Improve QtWebKit and QGraphics

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dot.kde.org: Video support, animations and transitions, optimisations to speed up painting and animations, and new graphical effects open up nearly endless new possibilities for developers to present their user interfaces with.

Free Software Essay

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jakeneumann.wordpress: Imagine a world in which computer software was free. Now, imagine a world where software can be modified in whatever way the user desires. This is the world of free software. Free software was designed to give people freedom in choice for the software that they used, and freedom to do what they wanted to with it.

Getting involved with GNOME

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jaysonrowe.wordpress: Many people get started “giving back” to the Linux community by getting involved in the community surrounding the distro that they use. However, another great way to get involved is by contributing to the Desktop Environment that you or your distro use.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up a DHCP server on Ubuntu Hardy Heron

  • How to compile your own linux kernel for openSUSE
  • Accessing Linux Partitions from Windows
  • Configuring WPA2 (AES) in Slackware
  • Richard Stallman inspects my computer

Impressions: gOS 3 Gadgets BETA

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Linux

justplaintech.com: I thought gOS would be good, solely based on the fact its built off of Ubuntu, which is great. After testing gOS I realize it’s even better than i had expected. Read on after the jump to find out more.

More On GEM & Intel's Next Driver

phoronix.com: The xf86-video-intel 2.4 driver was just released about three weeks ago, but we're already well into the xf86-video-intel 2.5 development cycle, which will be Intel's next quarterly graphics driver release. Intel's Jesse Barnes has provided a brief status on the code mergers taking place for this next open-source release.

KDE Akademy 2008

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  • Akademy 2008 - Day 1

  • Letter from Akademy
  • how to survive akademy

My Linux Anniversary - 1 Year Later . . .

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sharplinux.blogspot: Well, it has been a year since I took the plunge and installed Debian on my parents' old desktop, and my what a year it has been! One year ago I was a reference librarian at a busy suburban library who found a book about Linux and decided to try out Knoppix for the first time.

Review: OpenArena 0.8.0

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Gaming

headshotgamer.com: Being such a new version, you might not be seeing this in Ubuntu 8.10, Mandriva 2009, Fedora 10 or Suse 11.1 – unless they update their repos quick smart. All is not lost however, as it's a quick download without the need to compile anything, as you run the game from the directory choosing either the x86 or the x86-64 runtime.

5 Useless Compiz Fusion Effects

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linuxhaxor.net: Compiz Fusion is the best thing that happened to Linux desktop user experience yet. In the world of Linux bashers who argue that Linux is not quite ready for home users; compiz is one of the few things that really set Linux apart from other OS with major market share. Still I feel we need to make a list of “WTF, why would anyone want to use this?” effects with Compiz Fusion.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Debian Etch

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his guide explains how to set up WebDAV with lighttpd on a Debian Etch server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the lighttpd server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP. Of course, WebDAV can also be used to upload and download files.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Coverity's open source code audit efforts are funded by the US government (video)

  • DebConf8 Streams
  • Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum, Creator of MINIX
  • Ubuntu Community Interview: Alan Pope
  • Olympic concept KDE 4.1 theme preview
  • Review: Powermanga 0.90
  • Ubuntu on Fujitsu Siemens ST5112
  • Manage HD partitions with GParted
  • How to show apt log history
  • Short tip: Moving files on sshfs mounts
  • Gentoo: Banshee with iPod flag; podsleuth
  • Linux Journal's Linuxworld Pix
  • Linux and Unix Humor With The Operator From Hell

PCLinuxOS Magazine August 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, August 2008 (Issue 24) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Players - Part 1, Alphabet of programming languages, and Chapter 4 - Kde User Guide.

Gnome has Empathy for You

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: Just after 2.22 was released, I took a look at the upcoming Gnome release, and I said, for probably the fifth time, that I wish Empathy and Telepathy would make it into Gnome, but that it wasn't going to happen because

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