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What's new in Linux 2.6.27

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Linux New and improved Wi-Fi drivers now allow the kernel to routinely deal with a considerably higher number of 802.11n Wi-Fi chips than before. Add the gspca webcam driver and a host of further changes to kernel drivers and infrastructure and you get a Linux kernel with much better hardware support and a much wider range of features; in addition, 2.6.27 is said to be faster and better scalable than its predecessors.

OpenOffice 3.0 Final ready & is it good enough

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blogs.zdnet: 3.0 Final has already been uploaded to a variety of mirror download sites ahead of the official announcement Monday 13.

few distro quickies

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  • A Quick Glance at Fedora 10 beta

  • 24 hours with Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
  • My switch to Ubuntu

20 websites that changed the world

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Web If there was one site that would change the world for ever, it would be the first ever website, created by internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee.

Linus: On making releases..

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torvalds-family.blogspot: The whole point of a release is that it should be something reasonably stable. Stable enough so that people can take that release and use it as a base for the stable tree. It doesn't have to be perfect.

UserBase: A Tour

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Web Taking a break from my website “duties” (some other blog post), I thought of doing some UserBase “marketing”. This has been one of the pet projects of the KDE Community Working Group and one that I’ve been personally and deeply involved in. This “tour” tries to highlight some of the features and goals of the wiki.

I am not impressed with OpenOffice Impress

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ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: Impress makes LaTeX + Beamer look user-friendly. Now that I've gone through turning my OLF slides from boring black-on-white to prettier, I realize how much of a usability nightmare Impress is.

Power Outage downs openSUSE Servers

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SUSE We have a power outage in the part of the city of Nürnberg where the Novell office and the main server room is. This means that many of our servers are right down, especially the download redirector, the mailing lists, the openSUSE build service and

today's leftovers

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  • Where open source will be sucked into the downdraft

  • Huawei e169 3G modem on Ubuntu 8.04
  • How to Find duplicate copies of files Using fdupes in Ubuntu
  • High volume is key for open source
  • Why eBay Should Open-Source Skype
  • Office Pranks
  • Bureaucracy and open source: Do they mix?
  • 'Unbreakable' encryption unveiled
  • Show users in MySQL
  • Why Open Source is hot now?
  • openSUSE at Indiana Linuxfest and Ohio Linuxfest this weekend
  • 5 Useful Linux Performance Utilities
  • Simply Mepis Linux and My Office - Part Two
  • Linux 2.6.27
  • Stable kernel updates and
  • Security scans with OpenVAS
  • Making money on open source
  • Mono 2.0 Live CD lets you test the latest version
  • Clocks for time travelers
  • CyberLink Announces Linux HD Video Player

Mandriva 2009 with KDE 4: First Impressions

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jaysonrowe.wordpress: Please don’t regard this post as a review of Mandriva 2009 - these are simply my first impressions upon booting up the system. First, I have one word: Wow!

Myths of Linux - The Public Can't Cope with Linux

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Linux One criticism of Linux is that ordinary people are, on the whole, too ignorant about technology to use anything except Windows. This is just wrong.

Test Center review: Drupal turns pro

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Drupal As we've seen time and again, in an increasing number of enterprise software categories, open source has become a promising alternative to commercial software. But there's no free ride.

Foresight Kid's can inspire young minds

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Linux Foresight Linux is best known by many as the distribution that features the Conary package management system. Perhaps soon it may become known as your child's favorite distro. The recent release of Foresight Kid's Edition 1.0 introduces a new generation to the benefits of Linux and open source software. My 4-year-old granddaughter test drove Foresight Kid's Edition and had a wonderful time.

Life on the cutting edge - ArchLinux

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thesmallerbang.wordpress: After a few months of using it, I finally feel I am confident enough to write a piece about one of the best, and I MEAN best, linux distros ever, archlinux. This distro is rather unique, and several things in it make it the ideal distro for the intermediate level linux user.

Wikipedia moving 400 servers to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu Since the free, online Wikipedia user-created encyclopedia began in 2001, the Linux-based IT infrastructure behind it has been expanded and lassoed together to keep up with the demands of the popular Web site. Soon, that problem will be gone.

Linux in The Economic Meltdown

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Linux As the US economy continues to shift for the worse, I find myself thinking back to recent trips to a local bank where I noticed that Windows 2000 Pro is the norm and the computers, if updated at all, might be using Windows XP.

Linux at 17 - What Windows promised to be

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Linux Linux has come a long way in those intervening 17 years. Linux is what Windows had once promised to be - at least in terms of cross-platform support.

Firefox add-on blocks 'clickjacking' attacks

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Security A popular Firefox add-on designed to block scripts and plug-ins has been updated to stymie the new "clickjacking" class of attacks, the extension's developer said today.

AMD's MultiView On Linux

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Software Introduced in the Catalyst 8.8 Linux driver and further stabilized within Catalyst 8.9 was AMD's MultiView technology. MultiView makes it possible to use multiple GPUs on the same system not for Linux CrossFire but for driving multiple display heads. Using MultiView on Linux you can easily drive four, six, or even eight screens.

KOffice 2.0 beta hints at improved capabilities

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Software KOffice has been trailing the office application leaders for a long time. Despite years of development, it has yet to match feature for feature. Judging from the first beta, KOffice 2.0 will still not rival or other free software rivals, but it should be a major step in that direction.

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