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First look: Firefox 3 beta 3 polishes rough edges

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has announced the official release of the third Firefox 3 beta, which includes many user interface improvements and a handful of new features. Firefox 3 is rapidly approaching completion and much of the work that remains to be done is primarily in the category of fit and finish.

Small Linux distros: Puppy, SLAX and DSL

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Linux

polishlinux.org: Linux is really a great operating system, and probably none of you would argue with such opinion. Its features are almost endless, and with little effort and skills you can perform just any task using this OS. But the question is, what can we do when we have a really old computer?

Marble's Secrets Part III: The Earth in a Download

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: Today we'll finish our first trilogy about Marble Desktop Globe. In Part III we'll look beyond Marble's offline mode: We'll get to know how Marble fetches its data from the internet.

The Best Linux gmail Checker

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Software

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: he best Linux gmail checker is named CheckGmail. Now why am I raving about a gmail mail checker? You ask, how different can it be from the other gmail checkers, because don't they all do the same thing, notify you when you get mail?

Fluxbuntu: User-friendly Featherweight Linux?

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Linux

techthrob.com: While Linux is praised for its ability to run on older hardware, modern distributions such as [K]Ubuntu and Fedora eat up lots of disk space, memory, and processing power. Fluxbuntu's aim is to be a "lightweight, productive, agile, and efficient" operating system; this review takes a look at Fluxbuntu and whether it lives up to the challenge.

Apple iPhone camera and Linux Mint / gThumb 2.10.6

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Linux

on-being-open.blogspo: I have been on the road for a week or so, and I have been using my MacBook for most of the trip. Today I decided to use my Dell D620 running Mint 4.0 at the office and I was surprised to see the Linux desktop ask me if I wanted to import the pictures.

Debian & APT - Why I love it

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Software

itpro.co.uk/blogs: I pretty much use Debian in favour of other linuxes because it is free, and updates are also free. Why do I personally use Debian on my home servers - the main answer is APT.

Five fun ways to use a Linux webcam

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Hardware

linux.com: So you just set up a Linux-compatible webcam. You've tested it with Kopete, and you can send images on MSN and Yahoo! Now what? Here are some fun things you can try.

Also: Get the most out of your mouse with btnx

The world ends on January 19, 2038: thanks Unix!

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Linux

linuxlove.org: While no significant computer failures occurred when the clocks rolled over into 2000, this might not be the case with the Y2K38 bug. Even if this problem only affects Unix-like operating systems, if true, will be enough to cause massive disruption to the computer world and real world alike, as we know them.

How to Create a Desktop Linux Monopoly

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Linux

itmanagement.earthweb: What if I told you that it would actually be possible to see a Linux monopoly with the right components in place taking form within a short five-year period? That would be impossible due to licensing and availability, right? Nonsense.

Eight Distros a Week: Fluxbuntu 7.10

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Take the massively popular and versatile Ubuntu distro and minimize the impact on system resources so newer machines are raised to a higher level of performance while older machines can utilize it. What would you call it? Fluxbuntu.

some shorts

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Linux
  • Opensuse 11: Alpha 2 with KDE 4

  • Spice up your Linux desktop with AWN
  • UPDATE: OpenSUSE 10.3 And KDE 4 Repositories
  • Accessing Linux Volumes From Windows

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Patch Running Linux Kernel

  • Open OpenOffice Text Files That Are Larger Than 65,536
  • Unite Windows and Linux With a Single Mouse Click
  • Slash Proc - File System Utilities
  • Debian Lenny and compiz fusion
  • Making your internet faster (ubuntu)
  • Ubuntu: How to View Hidden Files and Folders
  • How to make Windows Vista boot first using GRUB in Ubuntu
  • Tips on removing the annoying Ubuntu cdrom needed action in apt-get

Interview with Nokia's Olli Toivanen

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Interviews

weblog.infoworld.com: I managed to score an email interview with Olli Toivainen, Nokia's director of product management and one of the key guys behind the N Series of Linux-based Internet Tablets.

What to Use in Linux: Open Or Closed Software?

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OSS

osweekly.com: This is a question that has struck a lot of new Linux users. Should they use closed source software when the open source alternatives are lacking? Today, I will talk about some of the applications I use and the advantages that each of them present.

Open source on campus: The Stanford Open Source Lab

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OSS

redhatmagazine.com: Over the last few months, open source has gained momentum at Stanford University in the form of the Stanford Open Source Lab. Inspired by groups like the Free Software Foundation, Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab, Drupal, Openflows Community Technology Lab, and MIT’s Open Course Ware, a few people at Stanford decided to band together and dedicate their time and energies to the development of free/open/libre learning and knowledge resources.

A Look Back at 10 Years of OSI

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Interviews
OSS

onlamp.com: During February 1998, Eric Raymond and Bruce Perens founded OSI, the Open Source Initiative, with the goal of promoting Open Source culture, especially in the business world. After 10 years of activity, the foundation has reached many unbelieveable goals, and it has a great future ahead. To celebrate the moment, Federico Biancuzzi interviewed the two founders, Bruce Perens and Eric Raymond.

PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe - Dual Review

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PCLOS

candyfoss.com: One of the things Carl and I toyed with when discussing CandyFOSS is doing dual-reviews — where we both review the distribution at the same time. Today we’re taking a look at PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe, the latest and greatest from the PCLinuxOS guys, just minimalised so you only get what you need and you add what you want on top of it.

This new job really makes me think... Windows vs Linux

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OS

androodle.blogspot: I use linux at school and at my job at MSUM and it works wonderfully, but I think it's still lacking the desktop features it really requires to be a fully functional OS for the consumer market.

Why I use GNU/Linux

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Linux

silentcoder.co.za: With this post I wish to answer the apparent belief that GNU/linux doesn’t “work”. I want to highlight the practical advantages it offers to me as an end-user (I may be a developer, but I also use my computer - and so does everybody else) - advantages which I have come to consider crucial.

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Open Source Adreno Project “Freedreno” Receives New Update

Users of Freedreno, the open-source graphics driver support for Adreno on Linux distributions, will be pleased to know that a new update has been released in the past week. Lead developer Rob Clark discussed many of the details in his blog, which highlight above all the support for Adreno 500 series GPUs. Among the highlights include compute shaders for OpenGL and OpenGL ES, improved performance and improved Linux distribution support. Read more