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Linux News for Aug 29, 2009

  • Set up a Personal Microblog with Bilboblog (Aug 29, 2009, 20:04)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "There are many reasons why you would want to run your own private microblog, but how do you actually do that? The easiest way is to install Bilboblog, a tiny, no-frills PHP/MySQL-based microblogging engine."

  • For Internet Addicts, a Place to Get Help (Aug 29, 2009, 16:04)
    WebNewser: "According to an article on LiveScience, The Heavensfield Retreat Center near Seattle charges $14,500 for its 45-day Internet addiction recovery program, called ReStart. (Don't you think "ReBoot" would have been better?"

  • What is happening for KOffice2.1 (Aug 29, 2009, 12:04)
    Qt Labs: "Its been some months since we released KOffice2.0.0, the first official release for the new platform KOffice2. For common and certainly for advanced office users we made clear that 2.0 is missing features for them. What then, you may ask, is 2.1 going to change for them? Well, here is what we are working on and what has been integrated into what will become the 2.1 release in a month or two."

  • Dell conquers Europe with its Ubuntu netbooks, enters the Netherlands (Aug 29, 2009, 08:04)
    Newsvine: "With their new Latitude 2100 laptops, Dell is finally allowing Dutch consumers to pick Ubuntu as pre-installed operating system for their netbooks."

  • Editor's Note: FOSS Smart Cards and Free Hardware (Aug 29, 2009, 00:04)
    High on my list of obvious solutions to common problems is smart-card password management. Industry, when it ponders the issue at all, keeps offering centralized authentication schemes that they control... I was originally thinking of two types of smart cards: the traditional credit-card magnetic-stripe type that requires a scanner, and a little USB device.