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Things I Miss When I'm Forced to Work in Windows

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu: I do 95% of everything in Debian Gnome, but my school standardized on Windows XP. As a result, there are times when I'm required to use it. There are a few things that I really miss, even when the work is shallow and quick.

Puppy Linux 4.0 Review

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Linux

happylinuxthoughts.blogspot: After my last review of Puppy Linux, I was very skeptical about the new release. But, I'll say right away that it has improved quite a bit.

Transmission: don’t “fix” what ain’t broken!

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I love fast, simple, lightweight applications, so when I discovered Transmission it seemed like a godsend. Transmission is a bittorrent client that’s just that: small, simple, fast, easy. But lately they changed the layout of their file-selection dialogue, and in my opinion, screwed it completely.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 31 August 2008

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Gentoo

The August issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: PHP4 removal, GSOC interview, new Gentoo-based distributions, and more!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Enlightenment LiveCD based on OpenSUSE-11.0

  • Distros For Old Pentium Computers
  • Comparing KDE 3 with $SOMETHING
  • Why Linux...? You might be surprised
  • How to create KVM virtual machines
  • Minor Linux Victory: Getting Amazon MP3 Client To Work in Kubuntu
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 24th August 2008
  • GNU/Linux / FLOSS Podcasts
  • Age of Linux
  • 10 Reasons I Use Linux
  • The Flavor of Mint
  • Backups and Data Recovery in Linux
  • Mobile Linux app developer snapped up by Wind River

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • For A Parallel World. Case Study n.3: temporary files naming

  • Respecting CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS, reality testing
  • File rescue with Ubuntu Linux
  • Linux password policies
  • 4 Easy Ways To Get Yourself Out Of a Ubuntu Crash
  • Ask Linux.com: Lost passwords, lost files, and terminal tricks redux
  • Pybackpack - A user friendly file backup tool for Ubuntu Linux Desktop
  • HowTo use "diff" and "patch"
  • Installing Ubuntu Packages Offline
  • TCPDump: Capture and Record Specific Protocols / Port
  • How to buy a mini-laptop
  • How can I create a background image for Grub?

What a nuisance (gNewSense)

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: The latest release, 2.1, was just announced on Distrowatch. Based on Ubuntu, it strips out all the proprietary bits, including codecs and drivers, and forces the end user to initially use the open and free equivalents if they exist. If they don't then you're stuck without features such as 3D acceleration, DVD playback, QuickTime movies, etc.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #106

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #106 for the week of August 24th - August 30th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Second Ubuntu Developers Week, Intrepid feature freeze - Alpha 5 freeze ahead, Call for testing of 2.6.27 kernel(Intrepid), and Xfce 4.6-beta now available for Intrepid users.

Ubuntu Studio: Pictorial Walkthrough

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Linux

freedomyug.wordpress: Ubuntu Studio is a tailor made multimedia creation flavor of Ubuntu aimed at audio/video, graphic editors, both enthusiasts and professionals. One could setup a decent studio, and connect midi devices, synthesizers, audio/video recording devices, additional sound cards and installing ubuntu studio on the system.

Crystal Ball Sunday #10: Linux Vendor Consolidation

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Welcome to the 10th installment of the Crystal Ball Sunday series. This is an exciting time to be involved with Linux because the temperature is right for some Linux vendor consolidation.

Open opportunity

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Interviews
OSS

thehindubusinessline.com: What is hot in the open source software scene? eWorld chatted with Gery Messer, President, Red Hat Asia Pacific, for an update. Here goes:

Firefox, the king of web browsers

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Moz/FF

freesoftwaremagazine.com: After Microsoft killed Netscape, there was no serious competitor to Internet Explorer in the browser wars. For years, Microsoft lorded its dominance of the web browser market. Then along came Firefox, the open source web browser that took the world by storm.

21st Century Desktops, Linux or Windows, Does It Matter?

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OS

techrepublic.com/forum: It is with considerable amusement I view the verbal skirmishes between the gathering Linux and Windoze factions, almost like watching differing Religious sects gather. There are obvious advantages to each O.S. and the philosophy's behind their development. So what, does it really matter what the desktop of the 21st century is? In the whole overview I doubt it makes any difference at all.

20 Linux apps you can't live without

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Software

techradar.com: Following the success of our 25 killer apps for Linux post, we've dug deep to find the 20 must-have apps you should get your hands on today. Believe us when we say that for Linux users, they're indispensable.

Top 7 Best-kept Linux Secrets

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Software

As we all know, there are a vast amount of applications available for Linux. People outside the Linux scene will probably have heard and used the most famous open source apps, but there are a select few programs that are either insanely cool and innovative, or just extremely polished.

4 Open Source Collection Manager Apps

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Software

makeuseof.com: I have way too much stuff. I managed to find four open source programs that all call themselves “collection managers.” That is, they all claim to make it easy to catalog and keep track of your collections of things like books, movies, and CDs.

Top Free Linux Online Courses

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: If you plan to get your Linux knowledge a formal nurturing, an online course may be something you would be interested in! These courses would be beneficial for people interested to master the art of Linux.

Open Source In Action -- Xi'An

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OSS

zdnetasia.com/blogs: Last month, I had a good opportunity to visit Xi'an Software Park with SUN, Intel and Red flag for 'Open source In Day'. This is second time I went to Xian, the event also let me more understand the development of software in this ancient city.

It’s a joke: In a Linux world without walls who needs Windows?

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Microsoft

itwire.com: Microsoft are poised to launch a new $USD 300 million advertising campaign this week, starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld among others. The marketing types responsible are intending to counter Apple’s successful "I’m a Mac" line, but the slogan picked out is simply on the wrong foot from the start and is thwarted by Linux immediately.

My Favorite Linux Podcasts

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Linux

internetling.com: In the recent years, podcasting has been gaining momentum and today we have a multitude of podcasts for almost every topic, including my favorite (and yours, I hope), GNU/Linux. Instead of listening to the same song over and over, why not educate yourself about the latest in open source technology?

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