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Story Best Educational Linux Distributions srlinuxx 14/08/2012 - 3:02am
Story GNOME opts for pristine GNOME OS dev environment srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 8:34pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 469 srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 7:38pm
Story Canonical Showcases Desktop Linux, Inside the Browser srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 7:36pm
Story Qt's Move Gives FOSS the Jitters srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 7:35pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 5:58am
Story Snowlinux 3 Crystal Review: With Gnome 2 srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 12:41am
Story Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon: Not Quite There Yet srlinuxx 13/08/2012 - 12:39am
Story When two (open source) worlds collide srlinuxx 12/08/2012 - 10:09pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 12/08/2012 - 4:23am

Life on the bleeding edge: Ubuntu 7.10 Tribe 4

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the distrogue: Ubuntu's next release is planned for mid-October, as usual, with the codename "Gutsy Gibbon". Gutsy is going to be another cutting-edge release, with AppArmor installed and parts of KDE 4 in Kubuntu- not to mention a full Compiz Fusion desktop by default.

openSUSE Bug Slashing This Weekend!

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opensuse news: So openSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 has now been released and it’s looking great. A long-discussed topic on the mailing list was the suggestion of having a “Bug Slashing” day or weekend. Now we can finally go ahead with that idea.

Some Howtos:

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  • How To Enable Automatic Logon In Ubuntu And Kubuntu

  • Quick and dirty Web applications with bookmarklets
  • Linux Tutorial: Packaging, Updating, and Installing
  • An Introduction to Device Drivers
  • HOWTO iterate over command line parameters in Bash

gelato: Tasty tumblelog software

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Software You may be forgiven for thinking that a tumblelog is just a blog for lazybones. While there are a lot of similarities between these two kinds of content management systems, a tumblelog is more like an online basket, which you can use to collect your thoughts and discoveries and share them with others.

More on Linux vs Windows

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Paul Murphy: Last week’s discussions on using Linux to catch Peter Principled bosses between rocks and hard places included a comment from ARyKaXaN in which he points out that Wintel’s majority market position makes it the standard against which most people judge other products and then concludes that as long “as *users* aren’t willing to accept that only windows behaves as windows” other OS/GUI combinations will face uphill struggles for acceptance.

My Path to Linux

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richardfcrawley.wordpress: GNU/Linux — most often referred to just as Linux — is a free, open-source computer operating system. I began using it a few years ago when Microsoft Windows XP Professional started having issues with my computer’s NVidia video card.

History: Unix, GNU, Gnome

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linuxmaniax.blogspot: A brief review of the history of Unix will place in context much of the terminology and philosophy of this operating system. Terms like Linux, GNU, Unix, Gnome, Free Software, and Free and Open Source Software get bandied around, often with little understanding and usually with much misunderstanding.

Hands-On With Palm's Linux-based Foleo

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pcworld blogs: I spent some time today with Palm's not-yet-released Foleo at the LinuxWorld conference here in San Francisco. Due out this summer, the $600 not-quite-a-laptop device is small and light and might be of interest for some Treo-using mobile professionals, but most people would likely be much better served by a regular notebook.

today's extras:

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  • Linux-Microsoft Lovefest at LinuxWorld Expo

  • How to have some fun with Strigi and Xesam queries
  • Dell, Ubuntu and My Dad
  • Linux will never make it on the desktop...
  • Time for a Free Software Business Initiative
  • FOSS and the philosophers
  • Certification
  • Video tip from RHCEs: Kickstarting with Dell
  • HP Looks to Linux for Tomorrow's Datacenter
  • Ubuntu Certified Professional

MythTV users to regain TV guide info -- for a price

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Software The free electronic program guide (EPG) data that Zap2it Labs currently provides to many MythTV users is scheduled to shut down on September 1. Today MythTV users learned how much a replacement service offered by Schedules Direct (SD) will cost.

GNU Screen

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lxpages: What is so special about screen? It can multiply one shell prompt into several allowing you to run IRC on first window, Vi on the second, Reading man pages on third, browsing sites via Lynx on fourth and reading your emails on 5th window and so on.

Stable Linux kernel

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LWN: The stable kernel update is out. "This release has a lot of bugfixes and some security updates so all users of the 2.6.22 series should update to it."

Also: CFS Cleanups

Torvalds on Linux, MS, software's future

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LinuxWorld (computerworld): In this interview, Linux Torvalds talks about why he released the code, offers his views on Microsoft Corp. and says the future belongs to open source.

Firefox is a Public Asset

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mitchell's blog: Recently a Mozilla observer and contributor asked why Firefox isn't treated as a typical for-profit, commercial effort, and why we are giving up the chance to get rich. This is a great topic for discussion, I'm glad it was raised. I've got a very strong opinion on this, and am quite interested in what others think.

Also: New Mozilla working group aims to simplify enterprise Firefox deployment

Future Implications: Why Microsoft will fear Google and Linux

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c|net blogs: Google and Microsoft are at it again. But this time Google is attacking Microsoft for threatening Linux users for patent violations. Microsoft is deathly afraid of Google. But Microsoft's fear of Google goes far beyond Linux and open source.

Also: Open Source's Next Steps
And: It's not about Windows, dammit!

Does Open Source Licensing Matter?

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OSS At the heart of many open source debates is the issue of licensing. Is one license better than the other? Is a particular open license actually open source? In the final analysis, according to a panel at LinuxWorld, it may not matter at all.

Nokia director speaks on Linux, open source

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linuxdevices: "Linux is the launching pad you need to stand on to be productive," said Nokia's open source director, Ari Jaaksi, at LinuxWorld Wednesday. "We have never managed to bring out a product in such a short time, with so few resources," he added, referring to Nokia's Linux-based Internet tablets.

And: Linux emerging as new power in mobile OS

grep multiple lines

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Linux by Example: You can grep multiple lines before or after matching the keywords. Here is a simple tips, that what I discover grep capable of.

And: run-parts scripts: a note about naming
And: Strong Passwords Made Easy

Linux Mint 3.0 Xfce Review

Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components

The Golden Penguin Bowl at LinuxWorld (underground video)

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Humor The Golden Penguin Bowl is a perennial LinuxWorld event frequented by inner-circle types and shunned by the humorless. The format is simple: two teams, the Geeks and the Nerds, answer a series of not-serious technical and movie/TV trivia questions and possibly engage in other feats of derring-do, such as a robot face-off. One team wins, the other team loses.

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