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Story Why I'm excited for Linux Mint 16, even though I don't like Mint srlinuxx 10/10/2013 - 2:48am
Story Would It Be a Disaster If Ubuntu Ceased to Exist? srlinuxx 10/10/2013 - 2:46am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 09/10/2013 - 4:40pm
Story Why do so many Chinese bitcoiners use Linux? srlinuxx 09/10/2013 - 4:33pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:54pm
Story Hanthana 19.0 Review: Sri Lankan spiced up Fedora srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:26am
Story Trying the “btrfs” file system srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:24am
Story Distro Astro 1.0.2 srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:22am
Story KDE via Kubuntu v13.04 – My First Thoughts srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:21am
Story Oh No, Too Many Distros? srlinuxx 08/10/2013 - 4:20am

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to install Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) in Parallels Desktop for OS X

  • A survey of existing Linux patents
  • How to connect Motorola V3X to ubuntu 7.04 trough USB
  • Tips and tricks: Gentoo Linux on a Samsung Q45 laptop
  • OOo: Another way to tweak labels, and save the format
  • 1-Click install of GIMP 2.4 on OpenSUSE
  • HP releases multi-level security services for RHEL5
  • Intel and OLPC: Friends that Fight like Brothers
  • GPLv3, bug fixes, and complexity

Why people insist on using /boot

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Linux

farragut.flameeyes: One of the strangely quite common type of support request involved to some extent the standalone /boot partition. But why people insist on using a standalone /boot partition?

Flock Plugins On Ubuntu

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HowTos

matt hartley: So you just downloaded Flock, fell in love with it and believe this is the browser for you. Previously, you already installed all the preferred plugins for Firefox, yet Flock does not see them on Ubuntu?

Also: Simple Firefox optimizations that really matter
And: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 Now Available

No worries: head of MEPIS Linux is fine

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Linux

desktoplinux: Users of the popular Linux distribution MEPIS were getting worried about the distribution's leader, who had been rather quiet lately.

Also: MEPIS 7.0 Beta6: The Final Round of Updates

Nokia N810 First Thoughts Review

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Hardware

tabletpcreview.com: The Nokia N810 is a traditional handheld that will be on the market soon. This is the first in Nokia's Internet Tablet series of devices to include an integrated sliding keyboard and a GPS receiver. It was on display at a tradeshow I attended, so I was able to get some time with this model and put together my first thoughts on it.

Ubuntu 7.10 is a real contender

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Ubuntu

stuart.amanzi.co.nz: I had last tried the 7.4 release on my new notebook without much luck as the hardware was a lot newer than the operating system. I wasn’t too hopeful of having much luck installing 7.10 either on my HP 6910p notebook, but a funny thing happened - it just worked!

Interview With Pamela Jones, Editor of Groklaw

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Interviews

datamation: When Pamela Jones, better known as PJ, started Groklaw, a Web site devoted to covering and explaining legal cases of interest to the Free Software and Open Source communities, she preferred to remain anonymous and showed no desire to become well-known. Groklaw nevertheless became extremely popular very quickly. In this Q & A, she explains how Groklaw operates, what its purposes include, and where it is likely to head in the future.

What The Google Phone Could Do For Linux

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Linux

Forbes: Even the best technology needs a sugar daddy. Seven years ago, Linux got just that when IBM said it would put $1 billion on the then-nascent open-source operating system, pushing the software into the corporate mainstream. Now the same could be about to happen for Linux with the mobile phone, with Google set to give Linux a major endorsement this November.

Why Novell is like Napster-era Metallica

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SUSE

c|net blogs: Remember back when Metallica isolated the majority of their fan base with their over-the-top stance against Napster and what it did to the band and the fans that supported them for all those years? That's how I am starting to think of Novell.

November 2007 (#144) Issue of Linux Gazette

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Linux

This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Some highlights include Virtualization made Easy, Slow Receivers in a Distributed Data Management System, and Escaping the Clutches of Web 2.0.

Book review: The Essential Blender

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Software

linux.com: The Essential Blender from No Starch Press is both a reference and instructional guide to Blender, the open source 3-D modeling, rendering, and animation tool. Despite a few flaws, it's a good resource for those struggling with the software.

Book review: Fedora 7 Unleashed

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Linux

Red Hat Magazine: Have you ever had deja vu? I’ve been reading the new Fedora™ 7 Unleashed book by Andrew and Paul Hudson, and I’ve had that feeling several times.

When All Else Fails, Go to the DeLi!

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Linux

pcworld blogs: After doing a bit more research, I came across DeLi Linux, a Linux distribution that claimed it could run on extremely old computers, even ones that had Windows 3.1! I had to check it out.

Real or fake Linux PC? Everex will know

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Linux

linuxworld: PC vendors haven't been eager to know how many users actually run Linux when it's preloaded on their low-end PCs. But Everex, the latest company to introduce a low-priced desktop Linux system, will have the information, thanks to the software update system behind its Linux distribution.

Autodesk's Liam Speden on how open source can help coordinate our world

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Interviews

Speden tells PC World that the open source community and Autodesk can work together to make sense of the surge in location enabled and spatially aware information. The interview follows Autodesk's recently announced plans to donate its coordinate system (CS) and map projection technology to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

PCIe video capture card supports Linux apps

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Hardware

linuxdevices: Adlink Technology has introduced a PCI Express video capture card aimed at surveillance and machine-vision applications. The PCIe-RTV24 is said to capture and display four channels of video at rates up to 30fps per channel, and is available with Linux support.

Puffy's Marathon: What's New in OpenBSD 4.2

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Interviews
BSD

o'reilly onlamp: OpenBSD is famous for its focus on security. Today, November 1st, the team is proud to announce Release 4.2. Even though security is still there, this release comes with some amazing performance improvements. Federico Biancuzzi interviewed 23 developers and assembled this huge interview...

Linux Backups For Real People

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HowTos

Linux Planet: Everyone knows they should make regular backups of their data. But hardly anyone is as diligent with backups as they should be. So in this two-part series we're going to learn some nice simple methods for making regular backups on single PCs or small networks.

Introducing the real 3D Compiz!

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Software

dev.compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: Wodor has hacked together an anaglyph plugin for Compiz that turns ordinary monitor into a real 3D one. The blurry image you see below is an anaglyph rendered by the plugin, you need 3D glasses or use anything transparent red (left eye) and cyan(right eye) to view the magic.

If you’re going to bash Steve Ballmer, don’t hold back on the ammo

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MDV

zdnet blogs: If you’re going to put an open letter out there for commentary don’t be shy about the details. Bancilhon implies that Microsoft fought dirty. Is this dirty as in illegal? Or just the usual cloak and dagger stuff in the technology market? Were there smear tactics? Just wondering if we have a federal (DOJ, FTC etc) offense.

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