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some howtos & such:

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HowTos
  • References on using the GIMP

  • OpenLDAP installation on Debian
  • burn DVD images with Dvd+rw-tools
  • Bash Scripting : The Importance Of A Sanity Check
  • Guide to Playstation Emulator on Ubuntu
  • Convert hexadecimal to binary in Perl

Review: PcLinuxOS 2008 "MiniMe"

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PCLOS

raiden.net: It's been nearly ten months since we last reviewed a PcLinuxOS release. This time around we have a brand new flavor to look at. The venerable "MiniMe" 2008 release. What's different about this version over the previous 2007 version? Let's have a look and find out..

Novell chief: We helped Microsoft be more open

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Interviews
SUSE

zdnet.co.uk: Speaking to the Novell boss at his company's annual BrainShare user conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, ZDNet.co.uk asked whether the Microsoft deal could actually be damaging in the long run and what effect a financial downturn could have on Novell's recent recovery.

Ivan Krstić Resigns from OLPC

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OLPC

Ivan Krstić: "I cannot subscribe to the organization’s new aims or structure in good faith, nor can I reconcile them with my personal ethic. Having exhausted other options, three weeks ago I resigned my post at OLPC."

Radeon vs. RadeonHD Drivers In H1'08

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Software

phoronix.com: For Linux distribution vendors, right now is proving to be an awkward time for them as they decide which ATI driver will ship as the default choice in their spring distribution refresh.

Suse Linux Enterprise 11 – Lean, Mean and Green!

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SUSE

itwire.com: Novell announces development plans for the next generation of Suse Linux, promising mission-critical abilities in a power-friendly package.

Is the growth of open source sustainable?

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OSS

ostatic.com: Fellow OStatic blogger Joe Brockmeier posits that "the open source model allows agile development by disperse groups of people that can build on the already massive foundation of open source libraries and applications." While I agree that open source projects are springing up in record numbers, I hope it also remains a community that can sustain itself and ultimately deliver what it promises.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 14

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Issue 14 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Videos and Slides from FOSDEM 2008, openSUSE to Participate in Google Summer of Code 2008, Novell Free Hugs at CeBit 2008, LimeJeOS - the openSUSE-based JeOS is Born, and openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3 (today).

Waiting on the HP Linux desktop

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SUSE

desktoplinux.com: I would have liked to have been able to tell you in great detail exactly what desktops and laptops will soon be coming from Hewlett-Packard equipped with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. I'd like to tell you, but HP is still holding its Linux desktop cards close to its chest and not revealing any details. This is very annoying.

Microsoft ‘tax’ on Linux in schools must end says Becta

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Linux
Interviews

computerworlduk: Dr Stephen Lucey joined Becta in 2000 and is now their Executive Director (Strategic Technologies). Becta is the Government organisation with oversight of all things ICT in UK schools. Becta has consistently maintained an interest and a monitoring brief on the progress of Open Source software in education and this interview explores some of their current thinking.

My Linux Experience

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Linux

amassedlust.com: Linux is a “your mileage may vary” kind of operating system. Choice is great. I have a great deal of choices in Linux… but sometimes I have so many that it just ruins the experience for me.

Managing Your Tasks with Tux ToDo

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scottnesbitt.net: Keeping track of all of your tasks can be a chore. It is very easy to forget a deadline or to let a little job slip through the cracks. That is where good task management software comes in handy.

Bruce Perens campaigns to join the OSI

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OSS

Matt Asay: Bruce Perens wants to be an OSI board member. That's fine. But he also seems to want to engage in scorched earth political campaigns to get there. That's not so fine.

30 Coolest and Funniest Tux Icons

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Linux

junauza.com: Tux is the world famous and endearing symbol of Linux. I don’t know any other software mascot that is so loved and venerated other than Tux. So without further delay, here they are: 30 Coolest and Funniest Tux Icons

SUSE on Dell Latitude D505

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ofb.biz: The quest to get GNU/Linux to run well on a laptop has been a long running challenge. In this piece, Ed looks at his success with OpenSUSE on a Dell Latitude laptop.

Install Anyterm for remote terminal access without SSH

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linux.com: Anyterm allows you to have secure terminal access to a server without needing any special software on a client machine beyond a Web browser. For example, with Anyterm you can open a terminal into your server from an Internet cafe.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Another Operating System for my eeePC

  • A Look At The XO Laptop
  • Ubuntu 8.04 upgrade snafu
  • Dear Dan Lyons: Open Source was Never 'Counter Culture'
  • Impossible thing #4: Funding community enterprises like Blender and the Orange and Peach Movie Project
  • Monday at BrainShare
  • Open source's green claims
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 On Linux?
  • Reiser and Prosecutor Spar; 'I Didn't Kill Nina'
  • The GPL is a capitalist's best friend
  • KDE 4 in Linux Magazine
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Beta
  • Debian Installer Lenny Beta 1 released
  • Novell BrainShare: March 17 Recap

some more howtos and stuff:

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HowTos
  • DOSBox, part I: Installation and configuration

  • Katapult - a general purpose launcher for KDE
  • Choosing the password hashing algorithm for /etc/shadow during installation
  • ssh Without a Password
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 2
  • binstats - Statistics tool for installed programs and libraries
  • The importance of permissions
  • Know your distro: Gentoo documentation sources

Kernel space: How to use a terabyte of RAM

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Linux

linuxworld.com: An experimental new design for Linux's virtual memory system would turn a large amount of system RAM into a fast RAM disk with automatic sync to magnetic media.

PCLinuxOS 2007 WINS!

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PCLOS

desktoplinux.wordpress: I took a big risk repartitioning and installing MEPIS 7.0, risking the beloved XP operating system. But XP did and still does survive. But it is no longer the operating system of choice on the family desktop. Neither is Mepis.

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Ubuntu: Ubuntu 18.04 Install and First Look, Canonical and Trilio Deal, Ubuntu Server Development and Shuttleworth's Controversy

  • Ubuntu 18.04 Install and First Look
    The long anticipated Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” Long Term Support (LTS) release has arrived… Let’s install it and take a look around.
  • Canonical Managed Cloud adds data protection and recovery with Trilio
    Canonical and Trilio announced today a partnership agreement to deliver TrilioVault backup and recovery solutions as part of BootStack, Canonical’s fully managed OpenStack private cloud solution. TrilioVault will also be made available as an option to Ubuntu Advantage support customers. As a result, users already taking advantage of the Ubuntu platform for their OpenStack deployment now have seamless access to the only OpenStack-native data protection solution on the market. Together, the two companies are pushing the boundaries of enterprise OpenStack clouds to become increasingly easier to build, simpler to manage, and more reliable in the event of a disaster.
  • Ubuntu Server development summary – 22 May 2018
  • Ubuntu's Shuttleworth Creates Controversy with OpenStack Summit Vancouver Keynote
    The OpenStack Foundation is facing a bit of drama and controversy as it deals with issues related to a keynote delivered by Ubuntu Linux founder, Mark Shuttleworth at the OpenStack Summit here on May 21. Typically the OpenStack Foundation posts videos of all its session online within 24 hours, but with the Shuttleworth keynote, the video was apparently posted and then promptly removed. During his keynote, Shuttleworth took direct aim at his OpenStack competitor Red Hat, which apparently made some people in the OpenStack Summit community uncomfortable.

Offline Computing – 10 Apps for the Digital Nomad

In today’s always-connected, constantly-inturrupted world, it can often be rewarding to go offline. Disconnecting from the Internet doesn’t mean you have to buy a yurt, live on beans, and get no work done though! While there’s a ton of great apps in the Snap store which rely on a connection to function, there’s also a lot you can do offline. So whether you’re taking a trip that doesn’t offer (reasonably priced) in-flight wifi, or want to live life the digital nomad style, we’ve got some apps for you! These all work offline, so once installed you can work, study & play without a connection. Read more Also: Linux Release Roundup: GNOME Twitch, Shotwell & GIMP

Finally: Historic Eudora email code goes open source

The source code to the Eudora email client is being released by the Computer History Museum, after five years of discussion with the IP owner, Qualcomm. The Mac software was well loved by early internet adopters and power users, with versions appearing for Palm, Newton and Windows. At one time, the brand was so synonymous with email that Lycos used Eudora to brand its own webmail service. As the Mountain View, California museum has noted, "It’s hard to overstate Eudora’s popularity in the mid-1990s." Read more Also: The Computer History Museum Just Made Eudora Open Source