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High End - free software for the pro/admin/hacker - high-end distros (Red Hat, Debian, etc.), kernel development, programming and heavy duty CLI work, networking, databases, web- and sys-admin stuff, advanced howtos, high end hardware (servers, workstations, thinstations) etc.
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Venezuela launches sale of Bolivarian Computers powered by GNU/Linux

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com

The Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chavez announced the launch of their "Bolivarian Computers" last week, consisting of four different models produced in Venezuela with Chinese technology. The new computers will run the open-source Linux operating system.

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Amarok 2.0 Interview: Jeff Mitchell

http://dot.kde.org

In the lead-up to KDE 4, Amarok will be undergoing a number of large changes both under the hood, and cosmetically with the user interface. I managed to interview a developer, Jeff Mitchell, to talk about the things changing in Amarok from the 1.4 stable branch to version 2.0, including the playlist redesign, the context view and the new web services framework. Read on for the interview.

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Compiz and Beryl Future

http://www.phoronix.com

Among the items [Quinn Storm and David Reveman] are planning next for the Compiz/Beryl project are new interfaces for applications, retained rendering interfaces, incrementally replace X11, standard API, and collaboration important. No new name has yet been decided for the merged Compiz and Beryl merge, but the merger should be completed within the next few months.

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Getting started with GRUB

http://enterprise.linux.com

When you power on your computer, the first software that runs is a bootloader that invokes the computer's operating system. GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, is an integral part of many Linux systems. It starts the Linux kernel. Here's some background on GRUB, and some tips on installing and configuring the software.

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Open source: New target of malware?

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

The recent OpenOffice worm may be a sign that malware writers are starting to target the increasingly popular open-source software, industry experts say.

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VNC over SSH : securing the remote desktop

http://ubuntu-tutorials.com

I was discussing VNC this afternoon with some students and the question came up on how to secure VNC. As you may have noticed most network protocols do not have much for built in security. Many rely on other programs for their network security needs, such as ssh. This is also the case with VNC.

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Feed your content cravings with Liferea

http://community.linux.com

A news aggregator eliminates the need for surfing the Web as much. Instead of going to all the Web pages you have bookmarked to read your favorite blogs, news, or media presentations, you can simply add an RSS/RDF or Atom syndication format to Liferea and have all the news feeds at your command.

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10 Open Source Apps for Enterprise Users

http://www.intranetjournal.com

In articles past, we have examined both the up-and-coming open source projects to watch, and which open source applications you simply cannot live without. But where does this leave the enterprise user? Often times, the need of the enterprise user differs from that of the home-office/small-office worker.

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iTunes in Linux

http://pimpyourlinux.com

Yesterday, Apple computer released Safari for windows, proving that the company does have the desire to expand their enterprise and myriad programs to other platforms. However, they so far have neglected the Linux user. Will apple release iTunes for Linux? Not anytime soon. So what solutions does the open source community have?

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The second object era and open source

http://blogs.zdnet.com

With the rise of open source, objects are back. Big-time. Many great open source projects are built on objects, small programs which developers then use to create their installations.

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How to Change / Setup bash custom prompt (PS1)

http://www.cyberciti.biz

So how do you setup, change and pimp out Linux / UNIX shell prompt?

Most of us work with a shell prompt. By default most Linux distro displays hostname and current working directory. You can easily customize your prompt to display information important to you.

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Develop your own weather maps and alerts

http://www.ibm.com

Traditional weather reports will give notice of vague forecasts and severe weather alerts in your general area. The code and tools presented in this article will allow you to create precise detection zones so you can receive a page, SMS, or e-mail a few minutes before a precipitation event is likely to occur at the monitored location.

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GNOME vs KDE (satire, with poll)

http://onlineapps.newsvine.com

People have been arguing about which Linux desktop environment is better for years. However, we need a "rational" way to decide. So, I've put together a list of things to compare the two.

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Tune Boot-Up-Manger for better performance of Ubuntu

http://www.zolved.com

Ubuntu does not come with a graphical tool to disable services. The Boot-Up-Manager (BUM) is the most comprehensive and user-friendly tool for Ubuntu.

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How to cleanup your GNOME registry?

http://www.linuxinsight.com

While GNOME registry size isn't nowhere near the size of Windows registry, and thus shouldn't slow your computer too much, it's still nice to have a tool that cleans unused and obsolete entries.

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