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Linux Kongress 2008

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: At the recent 2008 Linux conference, big names in the world of Linux presented current and future developments. Samba developers now want to combine the code for Samba 3 and 4, which until now have been developed separately. In future, HA and cluster developers want to bundle their efforts on specific modules. Dirk Hohndel showed off

OpenSolaris 2008.11 Starts Coming Together

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OS

phoronix.com: OpenSolaris 2008.05 had given a new face to Solaris through a vastly improved desktop experience. While OpenSolaris 2008.05 was not perfect, it was quite pleasant and a very nice first step. Sun Microsystems is now preparing for the release of OpenSolaris 2008.11 to incorporate their latest set of changes.

Everex Zonbu Notebook: Greener and safer option for new users

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Linux
Hardware

techtreak.com: Everex Zonbu Notebook is 1.5 inches thick and weighs around 5 pounds. When it comes to display, Zonbu is provided with a 15.4 inch widescreen display. Its WXGA display (1440 x 900) along with a VGA output is adequate for clear display.

Everlasting OpenOffice.org bugs

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OOo
  • Everlasting OpenOffice.org bugs, revisited

  • Microsoft: OpenOffice a bigger rival than Google
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0: The Big Yawn

Benchmarking Flash Player 10

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Software

arstechnica.com: The web collectively got a bit shinier this week with Adobe's release of Flash Player 10. The new version offers designers a compelling set of new features including support for rich 3D visual effects, a new antialiasing engine, an improved drawing API, support for color management, and enhanced support for streaming audio and video content.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Remastering openSUSE : How to Build your Own openSUSE Based Distro

  • Installing Ubuntu on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9
  • Animating slide shows in OpenOffice.org Impress
  • Debugging EasyUbuntu
  • Miro - Internet TV for your Ubuntu Desktop
  • The watch command
  • 10 Ubuntu Tips
  • Reboot like a racecar with kexec
  • Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 Hardening Guide
  • Intel e1000e Corruption Fixed in openSUSE 11.1 Beta2
  • Probable e1000e corruption culprit found (and 2.6.27.1 released)
  • Ubuntu
  • openSUSE Linux 11.0
  • Debian as a Desktop
  • VC funding for open source down 12% in Q3
  • Adept 3.0 Beta 4 released
  • Compiz-Fusion MPX Support is Complete
  • Linux, The Standard Version (LSB)

Is the Linux Foundation allergic to the media?

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Linux

itwire.com: A few days back, October 13 and 14 to be precise, the Linux Foundation held what it called an end user collaboration summit in New York city. The event did not get much publicity. Not surprising at all, when one considers that the media were not allowed within 100 yards of the place.

GNU/Linux vs. Open Source Software

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OSS

sob.apotheon.org: In some respects, the worst enemy of open source software — the ideals, the commercial success, the mindshare, the development success, and the widespread use of open source software — is GNU/Linux.

Top Graphical Text Editors

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Software

linuxpoison.blogspot: A text editor is software used for editing plain text files. It has many different uses such as modifying system configuration files, writing programming language source code, etc ...

Russia's Open Source Revolution

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OSS

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: WHAT does Microsoft do when someone says: No, sorry, we do not want to use your software any more. If that someone is a small business operating in an increasingly cut-throat world, a great deal of pressure can be brought to bear on them to fall into line. But what if that someone is a whole nation?

Interesting Linux Blogs To Follow

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Linux
Web

linuxhaxor.net: There are a lot of interesting blogs out there focusing on FOSS and Linux development, even though most of them are news aggregators, some of them publishes original contents which is what I am most interested in.

Nine Smart Tips for Becoming an Anti-Linux Troll

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Linux
Humor

codingexperiments.com: You have seen those extremely brilliant ant-Linux trolls that demonstrate their brilliance on IRC channels, message boards, and blog posts, right? I bet that you’ve always wanted to become one of those trolls.

How did I ever consider Linux stable?

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Linux

mailund.dk: I’ve been working on my Ubuntu Linux laptop the last couple of days, and I f*cking hate it. It seems to me that whenever I start a memory intensive job, the very next thing I do is to reboot it using the power button.

5 More Things I Wish Linux Had And One I Wish It Didn't

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Linux

daniweb.com: After posting 5 Things I Wish Linux Had, I did some mulling and gathered comments from readers and compiled this additional list of items that I wish Linux had. I've also included one thing that I wish Linux didn't have.

The Linux Foundation End User Summit

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Linux

redmonk.com: To be honest, I half expected the Linux Foundation End Users Summit to degenerate into a tavern brawl. Fortunately, rationalism prevailed, and every discussion that I witnessed or participated in was both cordial and polite.

Netbooks: Cheap young cannibals of laptop PCs

  • Netbooks: Cheap young cannibals of laptop PCs

  • Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Makes Unannounced Appearance
  • Ultra-Portables Creep Towards £100
  • Microsoft prepping 'Instant On' OS?
  • My Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Blog

Quick Look at KDE 4.2-SVN

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KDE

polishlinux.org: As the work on KDE 4.2 turns out to be on quite an advanced stage, I’ve decided to test the current development version. For the purpose of this test I used the Archlinux distribution, that features the KDE 4.2-SVN packages repository.

Dillo-2.0 has been released

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Software

linuxdevices.com: The eight-year-old Dillo project has released version 2.0 of its Linux-compatible, ultra-lightweight HTML browser for embedded systems, antiquated PCs, and other low-powered devices.

Zenwalk: Slackware's Moment of Zen

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Linux

ostatic.com: Periodically, Linux media outlets go on list frenzies -- Ten Linux Distros for New Users, Five Great Distributions You've Never Heard Of. These are interesting lists but always seem to feature the same distributions. I wonder why Zenwalk is rarely mentioned.

I love Ubuntu, and here is why

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Ubuntu

kyleabaker.com: I love Ubuntu for many reasons. Several of them involve the fact that Ubuntu is open source (but Linux in general is that way) while others involve the fact that Ubuntu is striving for a certain aesthetically pleasing appearance that Apple has managed to control for so long.

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