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Interview with Mitchell Baker

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Interviews
Moz/FF

livemint.com: Mitchell Baker, Chairperson of Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation talks about the Curious tale of Mozilla, the importance of a browser, Open Source and what excites her about the Internet

Notes on using a netbook

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Linux

jonrob.wordpress: 2 months ago I swapped my MacBook for a Dell Mini Inspiron 9 as my primary system. Comparing my computer use now to then, I have a couple of comments to make:

Ubuntu Studio 8.10

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Ubuntu

planet.gentoo: I installed Ubuntu Studio 8.10 on my laptop a couple of days ago, wiping out the unused Windows Vista partition. Eh, the laptop didn't come with a recovery DVD anyway. I know. Why Ubuntu, right?

is there a long-term future for the netbook?

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Linux

zerias.blogspot: Case in point would be a vendor that claimed that returns of their Linux netbook were 400% higher than returns of their Windows Xp netbook. What the vendor didn't mention, and then promptly buried when it was brought up, is that the sales of the Linux netbooks were well over 4 times the sales of the Windows Xp netbooks.

remind: a text based agenda and todolist manager

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Software

debaday.debian.net: There are lots of different tools for managing your time. All these applications are based on a graphical user interface, and use either iCalendar or the older vCalendar as the data formats. What about people who prefer console based interfaces?

Red Hat, Inc.'s Matthew Szulik Named Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Linux

marketwatch.com (PR): Matthew Szulik, chairman of Red Hat, Inc., was today named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2008 overall national winner. He was also named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2008 national winner in the Technology category.

Internet Café Invaded by Linux Desktop

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Linux

junauza.com: A while ago, I was in an Internet café at a tiny mall here in Bohol for a quick check at my Email. Linux was nowhere to be found. But today is different. I saw a monitor displaying brownish desktop wallpaper that made me smile.

Dear Google! Now I Know You Hate Linux Users

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Linux

livecrunch.com: Lets be honest, how many Google applications support Linux? Almost none! Even though their vision is “open source” (my a$$). What about Google Chat Video? Brand new Google feature, which is really great but not for Mac or Linux users! AGAIN!

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 8.10)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database.

some odds & ends

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News
  • XKCD - Linux, Unix And Other Funny Cartoons

  • Quickly Install a LAMP server on Ubuntu
  • Asinine lawsuit from French music interests targets Sourceforge
  • Open Source and Sustainability, Updated
  • Database Optimization
  • Experiment -- The OS is Dead
  • Linux and Netbooks - what’s the truth?
  • What the Next Theme for Ubuntu Should (and Should Not) Be
  • Fake Unix and Linux Advisory - The /dev/null Vulnerability

Compiz Fusion Community News for November 15, 2008: Can I haz plugins?

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: Wow, lots of news this edition, not exactly big news like last week, but we certainly have been bombarded with a whole bunch of new development code. This week, the big items are:

Giving Thanks to Linux and Open Source

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Linux

linux-mag.com: When you think of Thanksgiving, what images come into your mind? If you’re a typical American and have visions of Norman Rockwell paintings engraved into your consciousness like the rest of us. But this year, I’ve decided to switch gears and give thanks to a different bird — the Penguin.

few shorts:

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Linux
  • I will never bet again - day 1 with GNOME

  • Linux Outlaws 64 - Lick My Lenny
  • Nvidia 180.06 driver solves panel flickering problem with KDE 4 + OOo
  • High Quality Ubuntu Wallpapers

some howtos:

  • Bash script that process input from pipeline or file redirection

  • How to broadcast a message to all users - using wall
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 installation on OpenSuSe
  • How to install OpenSolaris
  • How to kill user's processes and logout the user

Using ntop, iftop and apachetop to Monitor Traffic on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Not monitoring your server's network traffic is the equivalent of driving a car with your eyes closed. You must at all times be aware of your server's traffic. Just checking the logs is simply not enough.

Phoronix 2008 Linux Graphics Survey Launches

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last year we hosted our first annual Linux Graphics Survey as really the only study that's been done to get a better understanding what the Linux community is using in their computers to fulfill their graphics needs, what their key interests are, and where they are looking for improvements. Here we go again.

openSUSE 11 - Review & Tutorial

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SUSE

dedoimedo.com: First, you'll be pleasantly surprised. I will install openSUSE 11 not only on a test machine - but also on a production machine. This will give me (and you) an excellent opportunity to see how this distro behaves in a real situation.

Linux-Hater’s Blog, considered

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Web

esr.ibiblio.org: One of the advantages of having helped found the open-source movement that I cherish most is that nobody can criticize me when I criticize it. I’m a gadfly by nature, disgusted by cant even (actually, especially!) when it’s my own insights being reflected back at me as dogma. Anyone who actually does that is likely to flip me into full Discordian rascal-guru mode. So I was actually pleased to learn of the existence of Linux-Hater’s Blog.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 46

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SUSE

Issue #46 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5 Released, Updated Build Service Roadmap, and KDE’s Compositing in openSUSE 11.1.

Customizing Ubuntu to provide stunning looks

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Ubuntu

jamesselvakumar.wordpress: As I used my Ubuntu more and more, I felt the pain of living with Ubuntu’s default font rendering, especially when I browse using firefox. I tried all the options available under the “fonts” section in “Appearance Preferences” with no fruitful result. Then when I started looking around for solutions.

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MX Tools - A year later, the toolbox got better

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Success for net neutrality, success for free software

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