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Flock me! It’s a new 2.0 beta browser based on Firefox 3!

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Software

itwire.com: Social networking browser, Flock, has reached the 2.0 milestone in beta status, bringing together all the major social networking sites in the one browser. Offering all the enhancements of Firefox 3.0, you’ll only be flocking to use this browser if you’re a big social networking user.

Why I’m Still Waiting to Upgrade to Fedora 9

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I’m not 100% sure, but I think this is the longest I’ve purposely waited to upgrade to another Fedora release. I’ve been reading the Fedora user and developer mailling lists and what’s I’ve seen there has pretty much convinced me not to upgrade.

What does open source *really* look like?

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OSS
  • What does open source *really* look like?

  • What do Free and Open Source Software Leaders Think of Microsoft?
  • Open source tour of Europe: Czech Republic
  • Open source tour of Europe: Greece
  • Open source has yet to learn it pays to advertise

openSUSE 11.0: The Plasma Desktop

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KDE
SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: openSUSE 11.0 will be finally released on Thursday! Smile The Sneak Peeks story about KDE has just been published and I want to follow up with a list how our Plasma desktop differs from the stock KDE 4.0 version.

Songbird 0.6 - The Bird Got Wings

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: When it first starts, Songbird prompts the user to select default language and extensions it should load by default, downloading them if necessary. Scanning a music collection of almost 4000 OGG Vorbis songs took around 3 minutes on an Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz with 1 GB DDRAM2.

Firefox 3 available today at 17:00 UTC

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3 available today at 17:00 UTC (10am PDT)

  • Firefox 3.0 final - First thoughts
  • How To Install firefox-3.0.tar.bz2 in Linux

Bringing the trashcan to the command line

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: The trash project allows you to interact with your desktop trashcan from the command line. It lets users "undo" deletions made with the trash command in a similar manner to restoring files from the trashcan in a desktop environment. For experienced Linux users, the trash command comes in handy when you want to put a file into the trashcan from the command line.

Ubuntu Compared to Other Linux Distributions

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Linux

suresh-mobileweb.blogspot: If you log into the command line of both an Ubuntu system and a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora system, very little will look different. Let's see how Ubuntu differs from other Linux Distributions - Redhat or Fedora, Debian, Suse, Knoppix.

Fedora 9 GA, interesting but not Enterprise

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Linux

bmc.com/blogs: The problem with asking a technogeek whether or not something is possible is that you will almost always get back the answer "Yes". "Can a program be written that monitors all the computers on the network, regardless of who makes it, or what OS it is running?" "Yes" "Can it be ready a week from Tuesday?" "What year?" There is the rub.

New Nvidia Linux Drivers Bring Support for Kernel 2.6.26

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Software

softpedia.com: On May 28th, 2008, NVidia decided to please the Linux world and launched version 173.14.05 of their graphics drivers, which brought preliminary support for X.org Server 1.5. A few days ago, they decided to make the Linux users happy again, by releasing yet another bugfix version of their graphics drivers, Nvidia 173.14.09.

Asus Eee PC 901 Linux Edition

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: It's ten quid cheaper but packs in more features. Hot on the heels of Asus Eee PC 900 comes the 901, sporting not only a smart new design but also Intel's Atom processor. So is it the machine the 900 should have been?

10 Things Worth Doing While Waiting for Firefox 3

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Moz/FF
  • 10 Things Worth Doing While Waiting for Firefox 3

  • Firefox 3.0 to clog up the Interweb
  • Firefox 3 Is Given to the World – Or Maybe Not
  • Firefox 3.0 final available for download?

How To Set Up A Load-Balanced MySQL Cluster With MySQL 5.1

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to configure a MySQL 5.1 cluster with five nodes: 1 x management, 2 x storage nodes and 2 x balancer nodes. This cluster is load-balanced by an Ultra Monkey package which provides heartbeat (for checking if the other node is still alive) and ldirectord (to split up the requests to the nodes of the MySQL cluster).

today's leftovers

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News
  • Opera Impervious To Acid Once Again

  • KDE 4.0.82 + Kubuntu Tutorials Day
  • Netflix Player from Roku Uses Linux Tech
  • Multimedia Editing Software...
  • Windows dual boots its way onto a Linux stage
  • Linux Kernel Stats
  • Running With Forks
  • KDE4
  • Jonathan Schwartz's free software foundation
  • Linux Learning Curve - Episode Fifteen - Installing applications on your Linux PC
  • Is Linux about to displace Windows Mobile?
  • LVS persistence
  • Open Source 'Census' is a joke. Isn't it?
  • Compiz Fusion, Mandriva 2008.1 on AMD Phenom Quad-core PC with Demo
  • ArtistX 0.5 - A Complete Multimedia Studio on a Live DVD

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: KDE with Stephan Binner

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KDE
Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: With openSUSE 11.0 just a few days away, it’s time to look at one of the stars of the show: KDE. In openSUSE 11.0, you get two KDEs for the price of one. Here we’ll take a look at what’s coming in KDE, and talk to one of openSUSE’s KDE contributors, Stephan Binner.

Review: Firefox 3 Versus Internet Explorer

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Moz/FF

crn.com: Firefox 3 has steadily been on the tail of Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT)'s Internet Explorer as the number two browser of choice. With the final release of RC2 version 3, could Firefox become the IE slayer?

Also: Firefox 3 on Linux: Questions about Stability
And: Firefox-A Brief History

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Guide to customizing Ubuntu’s look and feel

  • Mastering Mandriva Rescue mode
  • Install Sun Java with the Firefox Plugin on an Ubuntu Live CD or USB
  • Removing Logical Devices Using LVM On Linux And Unix
  • How to get information about your file system in Ubuntu
  • Easy Way To Schedule And Automate Tasks In Ubuntu
  • Smart case-insensitive, incremental search using vim
  • Fedora tips-speed up yum downloading
  • How to create a cd/dvd iso image in Ubuntu
  • Restore PCLinuxOS from a remasterme

Linux Disk Utilities

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Software

salatti.net: Here is a list of useful disk utilities a friend of mine sent me by mail. Not sure where they come from, but I want to share them with you.

When Linspire Was Fab

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: When John Jones was here this past week, we got to thinking about the silly videos we did for Linspire over the years. I thought it would be fun to let others see them again, as just a bit of Lindows/Linspire history.

KDE 4.0 is NOT a failure; it is a place to start

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KDE

troy-at-kde.livejourna: There is an old saying that "Any press is good press", amongst the marketing types. Well, I was checking on KDE in various news sources today, and we must be getting a lot of "good" press. Is bad press still "good" press?

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  • Brave Browser Team Up With Tor
     

    TOR [sic] or The Onion Router uses technology that separates your computer from the website you’re viewing by routing the network traffic through 3 seperate servers before it reaches your computer. That being said Brave Core Beta hasn’t been fully tested yet so “users should not rely on it for serious use just yet,” Brave said.

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  • Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved
    When Firefox 64 arrives in December, support for RSS, the once celebrated content syndication scheme, and its sibling, Atom, will be missing. "After considering the maintenance, performance and security costs of the feed preview and subscription features in Firefox, we’ve concluded that it is no longer sustainable to keep feed support in the core of the product," said Gijs Kruitbosch, a software engineer who works on Firefox at Mozilla, in a blog post on Thursday. RSS – which stands for Rich Site Summary, RDF Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication, as you see fit – is an XML-based format for publishing and subscribing to web content feeds. It dates back to 1999 and for a time was rather popular, but been disappearing from a variety of applications and services since then. Mozilla appears to have gotten the wrecking ball rolling in 2011 when it removed the RSS button from Firefox. The explanation then was the same as it is now: It's just not very popular.
  • Cameron Kaiser: It's baaaaa-aaack: TenFourFox Intel
    It's back! It's undead! It's ugly! It's possibly functional! It's totally unsupported! It's ... TenFourFox for Intel Macs! Years ago as readers of this blog will recall, Claudio Leite built TenFourFox 17.0.2 for Intel, which the update check-in server shows some determined users are still running to this day on 10.5 and even 10.4 despite various problems such as issue 209. However, he didn't have time to maintain it, and a newer version was never built, though a few people since then have made various attempts and submitted some patches. One of these attempts is now far enough along to the point where I'm permitted to announce its existence. Riccardo Mottola has done substantial work on getting TenFourFox to build and run again on old Intel Macs with a focus on 32-bit compatibility, and his patches have been silently lurking in the source code repository for some time. Along with Ken Cunningham's additional work, who now also has a MacPorts portfile so you can build it yourself (PowerPC support in the portfile is coming, though you can still use the official instructions, of course), enough functions in the new Intel build that it can be used for basic tasks.

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