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  • One Guy, 3 Netbooks (Nov 25, 2008, 23:04)
    Datamation: "Netbooks are a new category of laptop computer, defined mostly by their small size and cheap price. The category started only a year ago and has evolved drastically since. I tried the first netbook, an Asus Eee PC with a 7-inch screen and didn't like it; the keyboard and screen were much too small. But many disagreed with me, and the popularity of that first Eee PC led to dozens and dozens of imitators."

  • Manage Your Music With ID3 Tag Editors (Nov 25, 2008, 22:34) "I checked out half a dozen of the more popular and stable graphical ID3 tag editors available for Linux. I found that going from no tags to great tags requires keeping more than one of these editors on hand."

  • How to Check Package Dependencies With apt-rdepends on Ubuntu (Nov 25, 2008, 20:34)
    Ubuntu Geek: "By default, apt-rdepends shows a listing of each dependency a package has.It will also look at each of these fulfilling packages, and recursively lists their dependencies."

  • Observations on Power Management (Nov 25, 2008, 18:47)
    Matthew Garrett: "The "powersave" and "performance" CPU governors in the Linux kernel are misleadingly named. Powersave will generally not save you energy. Performance will generally not provide you with extra performance."

  • Fedora 10 Released (Nov 25, 2008, 17:47)
    Linux Format: "Fedora 10 has just been released to the waiting masses. Andy Hudson takes the distro for an early test run, exploring the new features and seeing how it stacks up against the other major players in the Linux league..."

  • Photo Management on Linux - Part 1 (Nov 25, 2008, 17:34)
    Jamie's Random Musings on Video IM: "As Thanksgiving falls particularly late this year, we opted for the weekend before, and had 20 or so people for dinner Saturday. That resulted in a lot of digital pictures being taken, which brought my attention back to photo management on Linux."

  • First Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.04) Alpha Hops Into View (Nov 25, 2008, 16:34)
    ars Technica: "A particularly exciting community-driven effort for Ubuntu 9.04 is the jump to Mono 2.0, a major update of the open source .NET implementation that was recently released by Novell."

  • The Vi Input Mode for Kate is "Done" (Nov 25, 2008, 15:34)
    Erlends hjem i skyene: "I just marked the Vi input mode ("V.I.M."? :) ) for the Kate kpart as done in the feature plan for KDE 4.2. It feels a bit weird to mark it as done, though, as there are tonnes of things I want to implement after KDE 4.2."

  • Getting Better Results With WUBI (Nov 25, 2008, 14:34)
    James Selvakumar's Blog: "WUBI dramatically reduces the gap that prevents windows users to try Ubuntu...Yes, with WUBI, installing Ubuntu is just like installing Firefox or Thunderbird on a windows machine.:

  • AWK: The Linux Administrators' Wisdom Kit (Nov 25, 2008, 14:04)
    Oracle: "The AWK utility, with its own self-contained language, is one of the most powerful data processing engines in existence — not only in Linux, but anywhere. The limits to what can be done with this programming and data-manipulation language (named for the last initials of its creators, Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan) are the boundaries of one's own knowledge."

  • Better Firefox in KDE4 (Nov 25, 2008, 13:34)
    Abhishek Rane's Weblog: "Well I simply love KDE4 but one thing that really annoyed me was the way firefox looked in KDE4 and so after googling a bit I found some simple solutions to make firefox look more Kde4ish."

  • WFTL Bytes! for Nov 24, 2008: SCO is over, for now, It's Jaunty Jackalope Already, Don't Go Online (Nov 25, 2008, 12:45)
    WFTL Bytes!: "This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Monday, November 24, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagne. Stories for today include the end of the road for SCO, (honest, finally, really) first tenuous hops from Ubuntu's Jaunty Jackalope, a brighter than bright future for ASUS, Google and Apple netbooks, and why you aren't safe online."

  • The Internet License Plate Gallery (Nov 25, 2008, 09:34)
    WebReference: "The Internet License Plate Gallery showcases automobile license plates with an Internet theme. Plates like NET GOD, and HTMLGAL qualify, and EMILY and UMGOBLU do not. The brainchild of Richard Wiggins owner of Michigan's INTRNET license plate, the gallery came about after he heard Andy King owned a vanity Net plate WEBMSTR. Rich figured that there were lots of people with these things, why not make a gallery?"

  • DataForm Adds Efficient Input to Calc (Nov 25, 2008, 08:34) "Spreadsheets might be called databases for the timid, since they're more user-friendly than databases and do a good job working with limited amounts of data. Some tools for databases can work well with spreadsheets too. Take for instance DataForm, a new Calc extension that provides a form-like interface designed to make entering and finding spreadsheet data easier."

  • For Linux or Unix - Final Blog Update (Nov 25, 2008, 07:04)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "For this week's Monday Linux/Unix bash shell script continuation, we're finishing up the blog version of our script from last week. If you liked that one, and want to check out other versions, please revisit last week's script, and that page will link back to all the other versions of the script hosted on this blog."

  • Linux Users Unite ...And Riot: More Funny Fake News (Nov 25, 2008, 01:04)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: ""They're such NICE young men," said 78 year old Mildred Matthews, walking her dog nearby. "They would pet my dog, and we'd talk about Art Bell, Deep Space Nine and the X Files. I think they just got tired of being repressed and kept down by The Man..."