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Sorting Photos

We all know the right way to sort photos is to do them right after you take them. We also know that doing a disk backup before your drive fails is the right way to do backups. But, we don't always do things the right way. Enter my situation. I have close to 10,000 photos takes with my digital camera over the last seven years.

Intel pulls out of OLPC project.

The OLPC project has, reportedly, not had the anticipated level of demand for its laptop. Added to that, Intel has been selling its own lowprice laptop, the Classmate, in the same market. When OLPC asked Intel to stop doing this and concentrate solely on their project, Intel refused.

Linux Mint 4.0 Fluxbox Screenshots

This is the first ever release of a Fluxbox-based Linux Mint Community Edition! Linux Mint Fluxbox CE aims to be lean and fast. It should be able to run on older hardware allowing people with weak to mediocre machines to enjoy the awesomeness of Linux Mint. Linux Mint Fluxbox CE aims to be easy to use. Wherever possible we provide comprehensive GUI tools catering for both new and veteran users. Linux Mint Fluxbox CE aims not only to play the part, we aim to look the part. Linux Mint is famous for looking slick and totally awesome, and we aim to please. Check out the screenshots by The Coding Studio.

AMD Releases Additional R600 GPU Programming Documentation

In the second NDA-free documentation dump, AMD has just released programming data on the M76 and RS690 graphics processors. While the RadeonHD developers have already had these documents, this information will help the free software community in understanding the internal workings of AMD's graphics processors. In this article, we have information on this just-released data as well as what else the community can expect in the way of documentation in the near future.

When Enlightenment met Ubuntu

Many Linux distributions try to be visually appealing. Some use Beryl-Compiz for cool 3-D effects on resource-laden boxes, while others turn to desktops like Enligtenment [sic] for a little bit of gloss at the expense of functionality. Geubuntu is a new distro that combines the best of those two worlds, equipping Enlightenment with bits from GNOME and Xfce on top of Ubuntu.

Dependence vs. Independence. That's the choice.

The matter of Scoble vs. Facebook is not about either. It's about the deeper choice we face in all the relationships we choose on the Net: the choice between dependence and independence.

User-modifiable Linux phone upgraded

The second version of the Free Software mobile phone OpenMoko "Neo FreeRunner" has been announced and will be on display at the CES in Vegas next week.

A handful of desktop utilities for snipping multiple clips

You might imagine that a utility as simple as a multiple clipboard would have become standard on the GNU/Linux desktop. All it needs is the ability to copy and paste text and some popular graphics formats, plus some basic controls to set the number of stored items and to clear the memory. Yet, although at least six multiple clipboards are available, choosing which to use is a matter of trade-offs that depends partly on your desktop environment and partly on which features you want.

Dealing With Contentious Kernel Blobs

The issue of binary kernel blobs cropped up on the gNewSense Mailing list recently. The discussion I saw was friendly enough, but the real benefit for me was that I got to see just why kernel blobs are so, well... contentious.

Interoperability Still Stumbling Block for Open Source in 2008

Enterprise customers want open-source solutions to continue to work together over update cycles. Enterprise customers are using open-source software more and more, but issues of interoperability are still a stumbling block to widespread adoption, say customers and open-source software vendors.

After SCO Dies

It's going to happen. Some time in 2008, SCO will finally stop thrashing on the floor and die. Will it be Novell draining it dry of its last financial resources in the U.S. District Court in Utah? Or, will it be the bankruptcy court in Delaware divvying up the last bits and pieces of the once-proud Unix company?

Intel out of One Laptop Per Child scheme

Intel said on Thursday it will drop out of the One Laptop Per Child project and resign from the board after the project's board demanded the chipmaker stop supporting other efforts in emerging markets.

Get productive with GNOME Do

We’re all swamped with information: emails, documents, pictures and the hundreds of websites we visit every week. There are two ways to deal with the data overload: Get organised and file everything in its right pace. Or you can use GNOME Do, a desktop launcher for Ubuntu in the style of Launchy for Windows and Katapult for KDE, which acts as your humble servant and finds exactly what you’re looking for when you’re looking for it. Sounds too good to be true? GNOME Do is still in the early stages of development but is already showing signs of becoming a desktop essential.

gOS 2.0 "Rocket" To Blast Off Next Week

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Jan 4, 2008 10:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
We've just been notified that gOS 2.0 will be released next week at the 2008 Consumer Electronic Show. This Linux distribution started making news two months ago as the conceptual Google Operating System and shipping on a sub-$200 (USD) Everex PC. This distribution is very easy to use and features integration with popular Web 2.0 services such as YouTube, Google Calendar, and Google Maps. This next gOS release, codenamed "Rocket", adds a few features and more Google love. Accompanying this release will also be a gOS Software Developer Kit.

Networking scalability on high-performance servers

The proliferation of high-performance scalable servers has added a new level of complexity to networking and system performance. In this article, learn how to optimize your multi-node, high-performance Linux® system as it uses system board gigabit Ethernet adapters from 1 to 4 nodes. Take a look at problematic networking scalability situations and get tips on how to avoid the pitfalls.

For Terracotta, a year of open source has been good for business

Terracotta makes a Java clustering solution that it calls "drop-in" technology. Terracotta is unique, says Amit Pandey, chief executive officer, because it makes a way to offload temporary but important information that has traditionally been stored in expensive databases. In an effort to increase interest in the product, about a year ago Terracotta decided to open its source code and start giving the product away. According to Pandey, since Terracotta's entrance into the community, "we've seen only goodness."

CES 2008: E-Lead Noahpad UMPC

  • SlashGear; By James Allan Brady (Posted by jhansonxi on Jan 4, 2008 7:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
So, E-Lead will apparently be showing off a new UMPC that looks (not-so-) surprisingly like the Eee PC that everyone has fallen in love with. The main differences are the lack of flash memory, a different distro of Linux, and some sort of weird input interface.

Rocket gOS 2.0, the latest Ubuntu-Google marriage, days away

That was fast. Only two months ago, Good OS, a startup Linux distributor, exploded on the scene with gOS 1.0, an Ubuntu-based desktop Linux with dedicated links to Google applications. Now, the company has announced that it will release the next version, gOS 2.0, Rocket, at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on Jan. 7.

Linux Networking Cookbook Serves Up Juicy, Practical Recipes

Whether you're a hobbyist or seasoned professional, you'll want to grab a copy of Carla Schroder's newest book, the Linux Networking Cookbook.

Splashtop Builds Momentum Nearing Laptop Launch

DeviceVM, a San Jose-based company developing rapid-start computing technologies, today announced the availability of its Splashtop(TM) platform on four new ASUS motherboards. Originally released on the P5E3 Deluxe, Splashtop is now available on the P5E3 Premium as well as the mainstream M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe, the M3N-HT Deluxe/HDMI, and the M3N-H/HDMI motherboards.

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