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Would The Internet Exist Without Linux?

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Linux The internet as we know it today predominantly runs on Linux. There’s an extremely high probability that the internet connection you’re using right now is connected thru a Linux server - and routed thru many other Linux servers along the way.

The Philosophy and Features of Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu Last week, I had the pleasure of getting some unique insight into the Ubuntu 8.10 release ("Intrepid Ibex") from Canonical's marketing manager, Gerry Carr. The finalized server and desktop editions of the 8.10 release will be available for download October 30th, and host a variety of new tools and features.

few more odds & ends

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  • Ubuntu® 8.10 Press Release Already

  • Ubuntu Linux: 8 Million Users and Growing
  • Ubuntu for Business
  • Speed up your Linux Boot and normal use (openSUSE)
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/24
  • Open Season is now Open Sources... Episode 1
  • Open-Source Wireless Routing

odds & ends

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  • The dark (theme) side of Firefox

  • New feature for game developers coming to Jaunty
  • Lack of interest forces cancellation of Open Standards conference
  • Stable kernel
  • Kernel prepatch 2.6.28-rc2
  • Get Your Local TV Listings From The Bash Command Line
  • Preview: Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”
  • Geek War: Mac vs. PC vs. Linux
  • Deleting whole words on a bash command line
  • SplashTop Security Hole Still Exists
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 7
  • Naples goes Open Source
  • Australians Demand Linux Netbooks
  • Unmask packages in Gentoo
  • Piracy Hurts Open Source Also
  • Linus' Blog: Candyland

some ubuntu stuff

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  • Dell Inspiron Mini 12 First Impressions; The $600 MacBook Air??

  • Ubuntu Hard Drive Logos
  • Five Tips to Prepare for Release Day!
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex - You can Tell Release is Approaching
  • Easy way to install libdvdcss2 and w62codecs for Ubuntu 8.10 AMD-64 bit
  • Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installing Wine in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
  • The upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10

Basket: Open Source replacement for Microsoft OneNote

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Software Recently a client of mine came to me with a request: Find an open source replacement for Microsoft OneNote. I had actually never heard of OneNote, so when he told me what OneNote did I was pretty confident I could find something for the Linux operating system that could do the same things.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #114

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Ubuntu The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #114 for the week of October 19th - October 25th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: * Ubuntu 8.10 RC released, * Intrepid Release Parties, and * Pre-order Intrepid CDs.

Battle for Wesnoth - Awesome Turn-Based Strategy Game

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tuxarena.blogspot: Battle for Wesnoth is one of the most popular and played turn-based strategy (TBS) games on Linux, if not the most popular. It's a free, open-source community-driven project which has done some amazing improvements since its initial release.

My Intrepid Desktop

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Ubuntu I couldn’t wait any longer so I did a 100% new install of Intrepid yesterday. I decided that is was time for an entirely new install. It takes a lot of faith to wipe out 200GB of data. However, I’m happy to report that my new Intrepid desktop is running beautifully and all my data survived, I hope.

My Firefox 3 experience

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myviewmytake.wordpress: A few months ago, I wrote an article entitled Opera 9.5–My browser of choice. Since Firefox 3 has been released, I have used it more often than I have used Opera 9.5, mainly due to the way it works with WordPress.

How long until Apple is bigger than Microsoft?

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Mac While Microsoft executives like to talk about Apple as an insignificant company with less than 5% of the worldwide market share of all PCs and servers sold, the Mac maker now has more cash than Microsoft and earns more than half of its profits and over three fourths its revenues.

Features I’d Like to See in Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu There are so many things I’d like to change in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (it is still a great Linux OS), but don’t have the time/knowledge to do. I am very active in promotion, but maybe someone who knows his stuff will read this list of ideas for inspiration.

Dolphin Features for KDE 4.2

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ppenz.blogspot: The feature freeze for KDE 4.2 starts on the November the 17th. Time again for a summary of the features that made it into Dolphin since KDE 4.1...

Fedora 10 Prepares For Development Freeze

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Linux The release date for Fedora 10 (codenamed Cambridge) is less than one month away and as a result this Red Hat distribution will go into a development freeze beginning Tuesday. The new desktop background in Fedora 10 is part of their solar theme. Some of the packages currently in Fedora 10 / Rawhide are GNOME 2.24.1, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, X Server 1.5.2, 3.0, Firefox 3.0, and GIMP 2.6.1.

Linux Provides a Secure Hierarchical Filesystem

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computingtech.blogspot: A file is a collection of information, such as text for a memo or report, an accumulation of sales figures, an image, a song, or an executable program. The Linux filesystem provides a structure whereby files are arranged under directories, which are like folders or boxes.

Rename music files through Ex Falso

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Software If you have a huge collection of music files already, sometimes you realize that you were too lazy to add tags and/or descriptive file names to them. It’s a mess! But no need to worry! Ex Falso will help you organize your files.

rdiff-backup: Easy incremental backups from the command line

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Software Storage is becoming cheaper and cheaper: you can find hard drives that cost less than a dollar per GiB. Buying an external hard drive to make backups (or even having a backup server) is a must if you value your work and what you have stored in your computer. However, doing backups should be easy enough to be done on a regular basis. The more automated, the better.

First-Person Shooter Games for Linux II: Nexuiz and OpenArena

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tuxarena.blogspot: Today I will continue with two other first-person shooter (FPS) games, natively available for Linux: Nexuiz and OpenArena. They both are currently maintained and the wonderful thing about them is that they all are completely open-source, free and usually available in all the major distributions.

Windows 7 pre-beta build: What’s inside

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blogs.zdnet: Microsoft isn’t going to show Windows 7 to attendees of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles until Tuesday, October 28. But new info about what’s part of the pre-beta build that will be provided to show-goers is beginning to trickle out.

Review: Gentoo 2008.0 and beyond Part 1

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Gentoo Another distro in the seven distros included in Linux Format Magazine issue #110 is Gentoo 2008.0. This is an interesting release given the recent news that, at least for the time being, Gentoo is not going to be releasing these discs anymore. Apparently for both of the last two years there has been a lot of trouble with compiling the LiveCDs.

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Ubuntu: Logic Supply and Linux 4.15/Linux 4.16

  • Tiny Apollo Lake based mini-PCs run Ubuntu
    Logic Supply unveiled two 116 x 83 x 34mm mini-PCs built around a Celeron N3350: a CL200 with 3x USB ports and a CL210 that doubles memory to 2GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC, and adds a second mini-DP and GbE port. Logic Supply announced its smallest mini-PCs to date with CL200 and CL210 models that measure just 116 x 83 x 34mm. The CL200 ships with Ubuntu 16.04 while the more advanced CL210 also offers Windows 10 IoT. Both of these “IoT Edge Device” mini-PCs tap Intel’s dual-core, 1.1GHz Celeron N3350 with 6W TDP from the Apollo Lake generation, and support digital media, data acquisition, automation, and network gateway applications.
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Graphics: mesa 17.3.7, mesa 18.0.0-rc5, VGA_Switcheroo and More

  • mesa 17.3.7
    Mesa 17.3.7 is now available.
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    While Mesa 18.0 should finally be out on Friday as the major quarterly update to the Mesa 3D drivers, Mesa 17.3.7 is out today and it's a rather big update for being just another point release to last month's 17.3 series. Last week marked the release candidate of Mesa 17.3.7 with 50+ changes and then on Monday came a second release candidate given all the extra patches.
  • mesa 18.0.0-rc5
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Slax Linux Distribution Begins Planning For Its First 2018 Release

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