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Fedora 8: Close, But No Cigar

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Linux

redmonk.com: Fedora had a chance - a real chance - to unseat Ubuntu last week. Not for my primary machine, the Thinkpad, but for Ultra 20 workstation. So it was out with Ubuntu, or maybe it was Indiana, I can’t remember, and in with Fedora 8. Or it would have been, were it not for the fact that Fedora doesn’t make available LiveCD’s for the x86_64 architecture, only DVDs. Why? You’d have to ask them.

today's shorts & leftovers

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News
  • Metacity beats compiz-fusion

  • Nokia's new OS streamlines, syncs tablet platform with desktop Linux
  • An Ode to Fedora 8
  • Back to Linux
  • Calculate IP Address Parameters with IP Calculator
  • Computing made a better experience
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd December 2007
  • BlogRovR, A New Spin on RSS
  • XO-Monitor
  • Novell going through ch-ch-changes
  • My KDE thoughts
  • Radeon Kernel Mode-Setting Code
  • Find the file permission without using ls -l command
  • 2.6.24-rc4, "A Bit Late"
  • Asus says it'll ship 3.8 million Eee PCs next year

Staking the Myth that Free Software Can't Innovate

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OSS

earthweb.com: Like Dracula, the old myth that free software can't innovate keeps returning. Its latest incarnation is in the form of a column by Jaron Lanier in the December issue of Discover Magazine.

When Bad Things Happen With Good Software

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: If you create a piece of open source software and discover that it has been put to use in a way you find personally distasteful or immoral, what would you do about it?

HowTo: Install 113 Amazing Fedora Games

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Gaming
HowTos

vertito.blogspot: One hundred and thirteen Fedora linux games! Yes, you read it right, Linux game lovers, meet 113 Fedora graphical games. These games can be easily installed using RedHat/Fedora yum installation process and are all available from Fedora game repositories.

Mozilla's Chris Beard on the Future of Firefox and Online Services

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Moz/FF

wired: Mozilla wants Firefox to get in on the social web. First came The Coop, which remains an active project, and now Chris Beard, VP and General Manager for Mozilla Labs, says that Mozilla is looking to develop an open, extensible framework for online services.

I'm building Gentoo stages

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Gentoo

Daniel Robbins: Just wanted to let you know that I've started building Gentoo stage1, stage2 and stage3 tarballs for x86, i686 and amd64, and am making them available online.

Free/Open-source Educational Software for Kids

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Software

junauza.blogspot: I have here a list of some of the most valuable free/open-source educational software for kids. I hope this will in some way serve as a guide to those who want to teach their child at home without the need for spending some extra money.

OpenOffice.org 2.3.1 Released

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OOo

openoffice.org: The OpenOffice.org Community announces the immediate availability of OpenOffice.org 2.3.1. This is a minor bug fix release with no new features for users. However, as this release also fixes a security vulnerability, we recommend all users should upgrade to this release.

Kubuntu Tutorials Day

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: With KDE4 only a month away, now is the time to get involved in becoming a Kubuntu developer. We've set up these IRC sessions below to get you started.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to configure webcam in Debian Linux

  • Using one time passwords to temporarily open firewall ports
  • Hacking RPMs with rpmrebuild
  • Knock, Knock, Knockin' on EnGarde's Door (with FWKNP)
  • USB PCLinuxOS 2007 install tutorial

How to make Kontact work with Google Apps

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HowTos

linux.com: Recently, Gmail added IMAP support, giving the powerhouse email host the ability to interact better with third-party clients. And Google, being the friendly neighborhood do-gooder that it is, provided instructions on how to use IMAP with a variety of third-party clients. However, it forgot one popular client: KMail. Here's how you can integrate them.

Firefox 3 beta 2 planned for December 21, test day on Friday

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: At the last Firefox 3 status meeting, Mozilla developers planned the release schedule for the second Firefox 3 beta.

Reiser's Mom Defending Son on Her Second Day of Testimony

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Reiser

wired: Hans Reiser mother took the witness stand at her son's murder trial here for the second day Tuesday and did what moms usually do: Protect their offspring.

KWin composite video available

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KDE

liquidat: Francis Giannaros published a screencast featuring KWin’s compositioning features. The very well made video is provided as a Flash video (Google) as well as an high quality Ogg video. It shows KDE 4 from a point of view which got just to few attention the last weeks.

At least 125m Firefox users estimated

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Moz/FF

tectonic: In a recent blogg post John Lilly, chief operating officer at Mozilla, said that Mozilla estimated worldwide that at least 125 million unique users ran Firefox each month.

Gartner underhypes open source

Matt Asay: I'm not sure who Gartner talks to when it puts together its famous "Hype Cycle" reports, but I'm finding it hard to believe that it talks with enterprises. I was recently reading through its "Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2007" report, and was astounded to find out that I've been tricked by paying customers into believing that they were, well, paying.

One Laptop Per Child Doesn't Change the World

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OLPC

John C. Dvorak: Hands Across America, Live AID, the Concert for Bangladesh, and so on. These folks think that any sort of participation in these events, or even their good thoughts about world poverty and starvation, actually help. Now they can sleep at night. It doesn't matter that nothing has really changed. This is how I view the cute, little One Laptop Per Child computer.

Five days of Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

bluesuncorp.co.uk: Last wednesday I ordered a new laptop. I’ll definitely be installing Vista on it, if only for gaming and DirectX 10, but I also plan to use it as an excuse to get to grips with Linux. This is my account of it, as a completely new user.

Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Following the series of Adobe Flash Player 9 Linux betas over the past year, the Adobe folks have unleashed the Flash Player 9 Update 3 Final build. This update is not only available for Windows and Mac OS X, but a new Linux build was released on the same day.

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How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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