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today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Open source software a frequent flier on Virgin America
  • Trying Out The New Ubuntu 10.10 Installer
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.3.x Developer Snapshot
  • wxbanker keeps track of your money
  • Linux Is On Parity With AIX Unix
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.1 Beta 2
  • Tankaar 10.08 Released
  • Batch Convert Nikon RAW (NEF) Files to JPEG
  • Play Dune 2 Natively on Linux with Dune Legacy
  • LinuxCon Day 3: Now Get Out There and Do Something!
  • Sync Tomboy Notes with Ubuntu One
  • Bandwidth monitoring became easy with Netmonitor
  • Removing a Background with Gimp
  • OpenOffice - Page Numbers in a Click (extention)
  • urxvt – the unbeatable terminal
  • quicky: changing your shell prompt
  • How To Make Single-Click Links for Software Installation [Ubuntu]

yesterday's leftovers:

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  • Asus to Release Eee Tablet With Linux in October for $300
  • Froyo for HTC EVO 4G And Droid Incredible Goes Open Source
  • Nautilus Update brings new changes
  • Collection of nice looking themes for Gnome and Ubuntu
  • 10 Beautiful Wallpapers From Official Ubuntu Artwork Pool
  • Stunning New Gnome Shell Motion Design Mock Up [Video]
  • Highlights from Linuxcon 2010 (Slideshow)
  • Linux KVM Eyes 'World Domination'
  • IT executives and developers on open source collision course
  • Support remains the weak link in open source software adoption
  • The Chzo Mythos comes Linux
  • Microsoft: Windows 7 every bit as secure as Unix
  • Wondermedia WM8505 Linux + u-boot source code
  • Linux Outlaws 162 - Neckbeards Unite!

today's leftovers:

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  • Confessions of a Windows 7 to Ubuntu switcher
  • Opera 10.61 released
  • Highlights from Day 1 at LinuxCon 2010
  • LinuxCon Day 2: Linux has Arrived
  • Granatier - A Bomberman alternative
  • The Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.4 Released
  • DNC uses open-source software to ease voter registration
  • Talking about Ubuntu Studio with Scott Lavender
  • KDE's New Default: Stripes wallpaper
  • Distribution branding and Stripes
  • Salix OS 13.1.1 Screenshots
  • What Tweaks Could Make Linux Even Better?
  • Chipmunk - GTK Last.fm player
  • Plasma: now comes for tablets

today's leftovers:

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  • Put Your Unused XO Laptop to Good Use in a Boston School
  • Can't Linux and Android Just Get Along?
  • Top 10 best practices for enterprise open source adopters
  • OpenOffice - The Image Writer
  • Colorize Code in OpenOffice.org Writer Documents with COOoder
  • The best Web browser:
  • Drupal 6.18, 6.19 and 5.23 released
  • Oracle unveils Sparc and Solaris 5-year plan
  • Forrester: Open-source BI Has Pros and Cons
  • LinuxCon: Where's Linux Headed?
  • Global Knowledge Named Red Hat Premier Training Partner of the Year
  • FLOSS Weekly 130: VirtualBox
  • Monty's MariaDB extends the open source database
  • Linux Foundation Makes Enterprise Open Source Boring
  • New Shutter Release add support for UbuntuOne
  • Jump: a bookmarking system for the bash shell
  • Tuesday Afternoon Linux at the Farmers' Market

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  • Vulnerability in OpenSSL 1.0.x
  • Writing in an open source world
  • Top 5 Open Source Linux Server Provisioning Software
  • Basenji - A portable volume indexer
  • Use Maximus to Go Full-Screen in Ubuntu
  • Mozilla Draws Controversy Over Silent Firefox Updates
  • Bradley M. Kuhn: May LF Make Me Superfluous
  • New OOo 3.3 Beta release
  • LinuxCon: Linux's Future in the Spotlight
  • Linux Chief Sounds Off on Android, Apple and App Stores
  • Hype vs. Reality: Today's Linux Story from the Media's Perspective
  • The continuum of Linux news #LinuxCon
  • Beginners Tour of Shotwell
  • An overview of today’s top-ten Linux distributions
  • Dell backs Ubuntu
  • Beware of “functions are first class citizens” mantra

Today's Leftovers:

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  • Peppermint OS One-08042010 Screenshots
  • Opera 10.61 Release Candidate (RC3) Released
  • Digg using Drupal
  • FLOSSCamp 2010
  • The Dead Microsoft Sketch
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.1 Beta 1
  • A fund manager experiments in geek...
  • Dumping Windows, moving on with Linux
  • An In-Depth Look at Red Hat Cloud Computing
  • O'Reilly's Report from Debian Conference
  • Goodbye DebConf10
  • FUDCon Tempe update
  • Investment in open source software will only go up from here
  • How can your software fail?
  • On branding
  • Improving Perl 5's Core Exceptions
  • Gentoo's Quality Status
  • Review: Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Better CD Encoder frontend
  • hide a file or folder
  • Why can't free software lead to hardware innovation?
  • 3 ways to get Linux release information from bash terminal
  • How to Play StarCraft 2 on Linux WINE
  • Transform your Ubuntu Box into a Karaoke Machine
  • Giving a fresh Ubuntu install more power
  • Xara - Photo & Graphic Designer v6 review
  • Ben Nanonote: Pure fun, but not for the faint hearted
  • Testing if a file system can be used for home directories...
  • How to Customize the GDM Sessions List
  • Upgrading Mandriva Linux 2010 to Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring
  • F/OSS nerds: The hipsters of computing
  • The Linux Action Show! s13e02 | Linux Home Server Build PT1
  • Switching from Gentoo to Fedora

today's leftovers:

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  • Great 5 Features In Tomboy Note Application
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 Review
  • maddog celebrates his 60th birthday
  • 'How do you use Linux' survey
  • StarDict Dictionary - the Real Star!
  • Kmart’s $150 Augen Tablet Uses “Unlicenced” Android
  • Banshee adds initial meerkat sound menu support
  • "A New Start" GTK Theme looks cool

today's leftovers:

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  • OLPC XO Laptop with normal looking keyboard spotted
  • Open Source Contributor Agreements: Purpose and Scope
  • Red Hat Near Resistance
  • Debian Squeeze frozen
  • KDE 4.5 is approaching, Kate Changes
  • How to kill a dinosaur in 3 easy steps
  • When To Use Open Source in the Enterprise and When Not to
  • The Secret to LinuxCon's Success
  • Linux Gaming Projects That Need a Little TLC
  • "And Yet It Moves" Released
  • Ubuntu Desktop Testing Team
  • My Favorite computer myths
  • FLOSS Weekly 129: Riak
  • Fix Fedora 13 update issues
  • Xpad - Simple Desktop Sticky Notes
  • Guitarix simple Linux Rock Guitar Amplifier for jack
  • Fedora Board Meeting, 6 Aug 2010
  • Installing Starcraft II
  • Negroponte: You really can give a kid a laptop
  • Easing the Differences Between Unix and Linux

today's leftovers:

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  • Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04: Dual Boot vs Wubi vs Virtualization
  • Xiphos: Free Software Bible Study
  • Debian Linux on cheap MIPS mini netbook
  • GNOME Shell - Ambiance Theme
  • GHCA’s Computer Lab Running Gentoo Linux
  • DebConf 10: Day 3
  • FCC chief says supports open Internet
  • Upgraded to openSUSE 11.3
  • Liquidware Announces Open Source Scientific Calculator
  • I hate Git
  • The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel Will Have Some Fun DRM
  • Open source, the demo-meritocracy
  • You Wave "Good-bye" and I Wave "Hello"
  • Spicebird: A Modern Thunderbird Remix
  • GNOME 2.31.6 Release Arrives GTK3-Free
  • More Than 1 in 10 Mozilla Bug Finders Turn Down Cash
  • What Canonical ought to do
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ACPI, kernels and contracts with firmware

This ends up being a pain in the neck in the x86 world, but it could be much worse. Way back in 2008 I wrote something about why the Linux kernel reports itself to firmware as "Windows" but refuses to identify itself as Linux. The short version is that "Linux" doesn't actually identify the behaviour of the kernel in a meaningful way. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the kernel can deal with buffers being passed when the spec says it should be a package. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS knows how to deal with an HPET. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS can reinitialise graphics hardware. Read more