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Something to Really Bake Your Noodle

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KDE

linuxtoday.com: I pulled down the Kubuntu flavor of Heron yesterday, and thus far I like what I have seen. I haven't noticed any great leaps in speed or interface changes. The geek part of me sometimes longs for the heady days when new interfaces came out as a matter of course. I called up Aaron Seigo, the lead developer of Plasma and asked for a basic rundown of what he and his team are doing.

People of openSUSE: Michael Löffler

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: This week ‘People of openSUSE’ scope out openSUSE Product Manager Michael Löffler known for his great work in helping setting up the openSUSE Project, bridge between Novell and community, openSUSE Shop, and so much more..!

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO: Install btnx for better mouse control in Ubuntu Hardy

  • List RPM keys you trust
  • How to use any command in FTP ?
  • Fast way to execute sequential commands from the command history
  • How do I find information (version, etc.) about php?

Ksplice, Rebootless Linux Kernel Security Updates

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "I've put together an automatic system for applying kernel security patches to the Linux kernel without rebooting it, and I wanted to share this system with the community in case others find it useful or interesting," said Jeff Arnold, announcing ksplice.

Why you hate the GPL and why I love it

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OSS

matt asay: I'm helping to edit what is turning out to be a shockingly good book on the legal issues around open source, from the developer's perspective. When it comes out, you will want to buy it. It's incredibly well-written and expresses things much more clearly than I've yet seen in my 10 years within the open-source community.

even more ubuntu...

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Ubuntu
  • Tech Note: Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Hardy Heron Running Fine

  • Thinking about upgrading to Hardy? Wait a couple days.
  • Adventures with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Is Ready to Take On Windows
  • MBP on Xubuntu/Ubuntu Hardy Heron WiFi Card Fix
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu - from a Windows guy’s perspective

What Edubuntu can teach your kids

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Linux

linux.com: Edubuntu is a customized version of Ubuntu aimed at children in educational environments. According to the distributions homepage, Edubuntu is "Linux for Young Human Beings." That works out well for me, since I have three of those in my house.

Five important security apps for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows

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Software

arstechnica.com: No matter what OS you use, you need to think about security. We've got you covered with five freeware or shareware security tools for Linux boxes, Macs, and Windows machines, all recommended by Ars staffers.

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Windows Vista Power Usage

  • Well… Hardy Didn’t Exactly Work
  • Ubuntu: I’m extremely impatient
  • Hardy Heron Makes Linux Worth Another Look
  • 10 Tips for After You Install or Upgrade Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: a Visual Overview

The Linux Driver Fiasco - Always late and never early

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the things I love about open source is its ability to react quickly, adapt, and respond to any changes it needs to, sometimes within hours of an issue being discovered. Open source is quick and agile, easily able to tackle almost anything thrown at it. [Except] the Linux driver scene.

Mandriva: 100/100 on Acid3

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MDV

happyassassin.net: So, thanks to the fine work of the WebKit team - particularly the GTK+ port - Mandriva can now achieve 100/100 on the Acid3 web standards compliance test.

Interview with Donald Knuth

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Interviews
OSS

informit.com: Andrew Binstock and Donald Knuth converse on the success of open source, the problem with multicore architecture, the disappointing lack of interest in literate programming, the menace of reusable code, and that urban legend about winning a programming contest with a single compilation.

Compiz Fusion Community News for Friday April 25th

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: More and more improvements to the Compiz Fusion codebase this week, some highlights including: Sphere-like cube deformation, cairo text backgrounds and workspace naming.

Asus Eee PC 900 Linux Edition

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: It's not even a year since Asus first demo'd the machine that would become the Eee PC 701 - aka the Eee PC 4G - and here we are reviewing the second version, the 900.

some ubuntu bloggings & such

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu-fied

  • Ubuntu 8.04, Take 2
  • Ubuntu Linux getting worse
  • Tweaking Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Released… so what
  • Ubuntu 8.04 - First Impressions
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron - First impressions
  • Nokia Nseries tablets to get Ubuntu, Qt apps
  • Interview: Kenneth Wimer of the Ubuntu Art Team
  • Ubuntu 8.04 "Oliver Hardy"?

Interview: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader

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Linux
Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Steve McIntyre is the recently elected Debian Prioject Leader. He is a software engineer and a long-time Debian developer. His best known contributions have been in the field of creating Debian CD/DVD images; he is the Debian-cd team leader and is responsible for generating the official images.

Three myths Microsoft tells Russia

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OSS

cnet.com: I'm at the Moscow airport getting ready to fly back to the United States. Before I leave, however, I figured it would be good to note (and then bury) three myths that I heard perpetuated by Microsoft at the Interop Moscow conference.

This, too, shall pass, or: Things to remember when reading news about OLPC

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OLPC

radian.org: It’s easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom over OLPC’s future. But keep things in perspective: they aren’t as bad as they seem.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 Gives A New Face To Solaris

  • From camera to website: Building an open source video streamer
  • Tasque - a simple todo list application for GNOME
  • Opera 9.5 Beta 2 (Kestrel) Is Awesome
  • Protecting directory trees with gpgdir
  • Distrowatch gets real?
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 19
  • Issue 12 - One Year of Full Circle Magazine

Benchmarking Linux With the Phoronix Test Suite

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Knowing how to measure your own computer performance gives you mighty system and network tuning powers. It's also fun. We're going to take a look at the brand-new Phoronix Test Suite, which is for testing hardware performance under Linux.

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