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In the black: Why Linux makes financial sense

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Linux

iTWire: Last week I touched on some Microsoft backflipping over Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to Linux. It had been claimed that although Linux was a free operating system, Windows had a lower overall cost with all factors considered due to its greater ease of administration.

A Look at openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

Linux Online: Just a little over a month and half ago, Novell released their free community-developed version of SUSE Linux, known as openSUSE, version 10.3. I downloaded the DVD image and took my time to evaluate this offering of one of the more well-known Linux distributions.

File permissions in Linux

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HowTos

polishlinux: In this article we’re going to cover topics such as the basics of Linux file access rights, useful commands that allow you to manage file permissions, as well as numerical and special access modes.

OLPC Sued Over Keyboard Design

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OLPC
Legal

bostonglobe: A Nigerian entrepreneur based in Natick says the One Laptop Per Child Foundation, of Cambridge, stole his company’s design for a multilingual keyboard.

Distrowar: TinyME vs. Sidux

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: A month has already passed since our last distrowar, so we are at the right moment to bring it on again. This time it’s TinyME against Sidux for today's main event. Now, without further ado, let’s get ready to rumble!

the WalMart gOS vs. the community? Nah.

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Linux

gnuski.blogspot: I occasionally read, and usually enjoy, the Blog of Helios, and his opinions are usually pretty dead-on, in my eyes. But recently, Helios cried fowl at the Everex gOS GreenPC, the $200 'little' sold-out-at-WalMart. Helios, buddy, really?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A newbies guide to Fdisk

  • How-to Install Google Earth in Ubuntu
  • Upgrading NVIDIA Drivers in Debian Lenny
  • Linux Shell, Bash tutorial
  • Using Mozilla Prism on Linux
  • How to install deb packages
  • Migrating mailman lists
  • Shell Scripting 101

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 1

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SUSE

opensuse news: We are very glad to be able to announce the first ever issue of the openSUSE Weekly News newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is to summarise all the finer details occurring in and around the openSUSE Community.

Big news from Zonbu - The Zonbu Notebook!

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Linux
Hardware

arsgeek: I’ve just heard from the Zonbu folks this morning and they let me know that as of today Zonbu is releasing a notebook version of their low power, environmentally friendly desktop.

Hans Reiser Portrayed as 'Stressed' Before Nina Vanished, Jurors Bored

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Reiser

wired.com: A local politician took the witness stand in the Hans Reiser murder trial Wednesday, offering testimony that the defendant was "stressed" and growing deeply frustrated with the divorce courts that had awarded legal custody of their children to his wife.

Is Being 'Gutsy' All It Takes?

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Ubuntu

serverwatch.com: A number of pundits like to bemoan Linux's supposed lack of an integrated server stack and wail about the difficulty of figuring out what is needed, how toilsome it is to install all the pieces separately, and how arduous it is to configure everything after you have found and installed all the separate pieces. Fortunately they're wrong.

Konqueror: doing it all from one interface

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KDE

Free Software Magazine: Buried treasure is the most fun, so let’s get that spade out and start digging for a few Konqueror gems. One of the first, best and simplest things you can do is to get an easy speed boost.

Putting Linux in Perspective

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Linux

Linux Journal: While I was cleaning up my office I ran into the March 1986 issue of UNIX/WORLD, a long-since deceased magazine. I had saved this particular magazine because I am the author of the article featured on the cover: The Unix System on the IBM PC. While what I am writing here may sound like humor, it actually is real. That is, it is about what has happened in the last 20 years.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop (I am using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 graphics card). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • gnome is humans; jeff is human; murray is violating the no asshole rule

  • KDE 4 preview
  • New Drupal book: Drupal 5 Themes
  • Mozilla Landscape 2008
  • Asus resolves Eee GPL violation, releases asus_acpi code changes
  • 2nd Linux Foundation Summit In Texas
  • Conspiracy to Suppress KDE, in action
  • Desktop Linux: Look Beyond Wal-Mart
  • Why Linus Isn't "Competing"
  • Dual Booting: ASUS Customised Xandros OS & Ubuntu 7.04/ Feisty Fawn on The ASUS EEE PC 701
  • Ubuntu vs. That Other OS
  • It's the Directory, Stupid

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How can I configure Firefox to use the KDE print system?

  • schroot - chroot for any users
  • OOo: Video Tutorial of Creating a Database and Simple Mail Merge
  • Dangerous Linux Commands
  • ffmpegmenu - transcode videos from your file manager
  • HowTo: Display a Tree of Linux Processes
  • Install Drupal 5.3 on Mandriva 2008 or One

Linux killed the One Laptop Per Child project

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OLPC

codeeleven.blogspot: Part of the concept was to use Linux as the base operating system. The end result was a interface called "Sugar" that was unlike any known computer interface in the developed world. Written in Python, it was definitly unique, though some people find its UI strange and counterintuitive.

Also: $100 Laptop Blocked by “chicken feed” Politics

Ubuntu Wired Networking Woes? Read This Closely

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Ubuntu

Matt Hartley: It’s enough to make you want to scream, having connectivity issues with your favorite Linux distro. And frankly why most people are best off with a Mac Mini, as it sometimes means getting your hands dirty.

Also: Ubuntu power management nonsense

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th November 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: A Trash applet, various general improvements, and support for sharing configuration layouts in Plasma. "Undo close tab" feature in Konqueror. Development continues towards Amarok 2.0, with services becoming plugins and support for the Amapche music server.

And the Best Community Linux Is…

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Linux

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: The three biggest community Linuxes are Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. They're all popular. They're all good. But which is the best?

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Mozilla: PGP in Thunderbird, Departures, Firefox Send and Firefox Notes

  • Thunderbird implements PGP crypto feature requested 21 years ago

    Mozilla's mail reader Thunderbird has implemented a feature first requested 21 years ago. The somewhat garbled request – "I'd appreciate a plugin for PGP to ede and encrypt PGP crypted messages directly in Mozilla" [sic] – appears to have gone unimplemented due to concerns about US laws that bar export of encryption, debate about whether PGP was the right way to do crypto, and other matters besides. Thunderbird eventually chose to use Enigmail and its implementation of OpenPGP public key email encryption. However, it was an add-on rather than integrated. Commenters in the Bugzilla thread stemming from the request kept the dream of an integrated solution alive, though. Then in October 2019, the Thunderbird blog announced that Thunderbird 78 "will add built-in functionality for email encryption and digital signatures using the OpenPGP standard." Thunderbird 78 emerged in July 2020, and late in August Thunderbird contributor Kai Engert (:KaiE:) posted: "We have released support for OpenPGP email in Thunderbird version 78.2.1. Marking fixed."

  • Upcoming US Holidays (for Mike Taylor)

    This is my last full week at Mozilla, with my last day being Monday, September 21. It’s been just over 7 years since I joined (some of them were really great, and others were fine, I guess).

  • Update on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes

    As Mozilla tightens and refines its product focus in 2020, today we are announcing the end of life for two legacy services that grew out of the Firefox Test Pilot program: Firefox Send and Firefox Notes. Both services are being decommissioned and will no longer be a part of our product family. Details and timelines are discussed below. Firefox Send was a promising tool for encrypted file sharing. Send garnered good reach, a loyal audience, and real signs of value throughout its life. Unfortunately, some abusive users were beginning to use Send to ship malware and conduct spear phishing attacks. This summer we took Firefox Send offline to address this challenge. In the intervening period, as we weighed the cost of our overall portfolio and strategic focus, we made the decision not to relaunch the service. Because the service is already offline, no major changes in status are expected. You can read more here.

  • Mozilla Browser Extension to Track YouTube Recommendations

    It’s easy to get caught up in YouTube as it recommends an endless array of videos, with each one offering you more of the same type of content. But it’s not always the same content. Sometimes the process gets convoluted, and you wind up watching something you have no interest in. Mozilla is curious why this happens and created a browser extension to track YouTube recommendations.

today's howtos

10 Best Open-source Self-hosted Collaborative Text Editors Alternative to Google Docs

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