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Debian Blues

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Linux

crumja.wordpress: After running Debian Lenny for a while, I’ve got a few things to report. Performance is admirable and is certainly a step up from Ubuntu 8.04 in terms of reponsiveness. However, not all packages behaved well.

Experiences with Linux

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Linux

community.zdnet: I've been going in circles for a while now, I think it is time to pass along a few notes and experiences from those circles...

Child’s Play: Linux Conversion Through Education

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Linux

linux-mag.com: Successful and peaceful conversion of a population to any new concept occurs through its children. Do you want to introduce a new type of mathematics? Introduce it in Elementary School. You may convert the world to Linux by providing free and engaging Elementary School level educational and edutainment programs.

Clone your Ubuntu installation onto a new hard disk

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HowTos

linux.com: Just upgraded your system with a shiny new hard disk and want to make it your new book disk? Cloning Ubuntu to another hard disk is easy. In fact, Ubuntu provides tools to clone the entire hard disk -- including the Windows partition, if there's one on there. This is the kind of fundamental task that Linux excels at, in fact.

Intel X.Org, Mesa Performance In Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Earlier this week we had published ATI benchmarks of the open-source Mesa stack and X.Org in the Ubuntu releases going back to Ubuntu 7.04. To see if the open-source Intel situation is any different, we have carried out similar tests with an Intel 945G Chipset across the past four Ubuntu releases.

Introducing Plasma

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KDE

introducingkde4.blogspot: In KDE 3.5.x we had kicker, but for KDE 4, it has been killed and replaced by the most famous part of the KDE technologies, known as Plasma.

Opinion: Why GNU/Linux will ultimately succeed

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Linux

itwire.com: In the last few weeks and months, there have been some very interesting articles and discussions on iTWire about Linux, Windows and Mac OS and their relative merits. Here's my take on why I think that Linux will ultimately succeed.

Novell's Faustian Pact

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SUSE

computerworlduk.com: There is something rather curious about software companies operating in the open source world. Although they may be competitors in a particular sector, the open source licence they employ means that they are also partners: they can generally use the code of other companies if they wish.

How Ubuntu Lost Its Credibility and the Road to Regaining It

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: If Ubuntu announced that a radically new theme would be included in Ubuntu 9.04, would you believe them? After promising exactly that in 8.04 and again in 8.10 without ever delivering, I would not.

Tidy up your mailboxes with Archivemail

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Software

linux.com: Over time, people tend to accumulate a large number of messages in various email accounts, most of which they never bother with again. The problem is particularly acute for administrator accounts that receive routine notifications of events that are viewed, if at all, no more than once. The archivemail tool lets you easily archive these old messages and thereby free up some disk space and improve your mail client's performance.

How To Back Up An Ubuntu 8.10 System With SystemImager

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Ubuntu
HowTos

SystemImager lets you create images of your Linux installations. To do so, you need an image server (should have enough disk space to store your images) and a so-called golden client (i.e., the system of which you want to make an image). This means that you have to install some software on your image server and on your golden client in order to run SystemImager.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Support freedom by joining the FSF during our year-end fundraiser

  • openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4: Screenshots
  • openSUSE 11.1 beta 5 draft announcement
  • My beta 5 woes - Sad
  • Getting your eGalax touchscreen monitor working on Ubuntu
  • Cell processor specialist buys Linux distributor
  • Find your way with tangoGPS
  • Dismissing the open source bear at the door
  • Open source: The new patent regime
  • Fresh Ubuntu Install Without Losing Your Current Settings
  • How to get Atheros AR5007EG or AR242x working in Ubuntu
  • Kdenlive 0.7, for KDE 4
  • How to encrypt a USB thumb drive in Ubuntu
  • Using the % character in crontab entries
  • Linux Desktop Migration Tips Keep On Ticking
  • Ubuntu Jaunty: updates-available and reboot-required now in /etc/motd
  • NVIDIA Releases 177.82 Linux Driver
  • pdftotext: Linux / UNIX Convert a PDF File To Text Format
  • How To Share Files In VirtualBox With Vista Guest And Ubuntu Host
  • Proc and Processes
  • Keeping SSH Sessions Alive

Portrait: FOSS legal leader Andrew Updegrove

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OSS

linux.com: Attorney Andrew Updegrove specializes in technology, intellectual property, and standards. While other lawyers can make the same claim, few have his credentials -- maintainer of an online repository about standards consortia, former board member of the Linux Foundation, and progenitor of a major open source license.

ARM And Ubuntu To Join Forces In The Netbook World

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Ubuntu

umpcportal.com: The crossover is finally happening. The smartphone CPU designer is moving into the PC market while the PC CPU designer is moving into the smartphone market.

Firefox 3.0.4 update available now

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Mozilla has released Firefox 3.0.4, the fourth update to Firefox 3, released last June. As usual, this release brings several stability and performance bug fixes, as well as, according to the release notes, some security patches.

Learn Ubuntu with Hackett and Bankwell

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Ubuntu

geek.com: I’ve been a GNU/Linux user for about a decade now. Back then, GNU/Linux absolutely deserved a lot of the criticisms it received: it was hard to use, it was a pain to configure, and interoperability with more mainstream protocols and file formats was a crap shoot at best. Enter Hackett and Bankwell.

few distro bloggings

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Linux

World without Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Microsoft CEO and President, Steve Ballmer was happy as a clam today at his WindowsWorld keynote in San Francisco's Gates Center. "Nothing can make me happier to tell you that, Larry Page CEO of Google," a niche AOL search engine, "has agreed to run their search engine on Windows Server 2004."

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  • 10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Isn’t Mainstream – For The Record
    10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Isn’t Mainstream. Yeah, the title is totally link-bait. However, it’s worth noting that I actually deliver what the title describes and then some. Linux is awesome, but sadly, most people haven’t heard of it. Here’s why.
  • Linux Works For You
    Linux allows YOUR computer to work for you, not against you. Wearing this shirt/hoodie demonstrates to all who see it that you are not a slave to your PC. You are in control and Linux is the reason for this.
  • Robin "Roblimo" Miller
    The Linux Journal mourns the passing of Robin Miller, a longtime presence in our community.
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  • Pidgin / Libpurple SkypeWeb Plugin Sees New Stable Release
    SkypeWeb is a plugin that allows using Skype in Pidgin / libpurple chat clients. The plugin can be used to send instant messages and participate in group chats, but it does not yet support voice / video calling.
  • Feral's GameMode May Soon Have Soft Real-Time Capabilities
    Feral Interactive's Linux system tuning daemon, GameMode since being introduced earlier this year has primarily offered the ability to easily change the CPU scaling governor when gaming but not much more. Though a new feature is now in the works for GameMode.
  • Mini DebConf Hamburg
    Last week I attended the MiniDebConfHamburg. I worked on new releases of dracut and rinse. Dracut is an initramfs-tools replacement which now supports early microcode loading. Rinse is a tool similar to debootstrap for rpm distributions, which now can create Fedora 28 environments aka chroots.
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