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Putting Linux Behind the Wheel

More and more, it seems the cool thing to do these days is to put Linux everywhere. It's on computers, of course, from the biggest to the smallest, but it's also powering DVRs, mobile phones — even toasters. Now, BMW is planning to take it a step further, and offer up heated seats, active cruse, and a killer sound system — along with your favorite brand of Linux. more>>

OpenMoko's OM2008.9 for the Neo FreeRunner

The OpenMoko project recently released a much-needed update to the official software stack of the Neo FreeRunner. I've had a FreeRunner for a few months and during that time I have used it to run everything from Debian to Qtopia (now known as QT Extended), so when OpenMoko announced the OM2008.9 update I eagerly upgraded to see what it had to offer. more>>

Call for Articles: Desktop

Let's do Desktops a bit differently this time: instead of looking at what's on our Desktops, let's get underneath the desk and see what's going on. more>>

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Linux Journal Live! - Netbook Showdown

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The October 23, 2008 Linux Journal Live! Editor Shawn Powers and Linux Journal author (and long time KDE contributor) Jes Hall discuss the ins and outs of mini notebooks, and compare several models.

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Netbook Showdown on Linux Journal Live!

Join editor Shawn Powers and Linux Journal author (and long time KDE contributor) Jes Hall this Thursday evening, Oct 23 at 7:30pm Central, when they discuss mini notebooks and which one you should buy. Remember to bring your questions and ask them in the chat room on the side of the video -- Shawn and Jes will interact with the audience throughout the show. See you there! more>>

Things that make you go hmmm: More on IPv6

A while ago (a year?) I wrote about my attempts to get an IPv6 address block and start using IPv6. My carrier, Verizon, did not seem to know what I was talking about. more>>

Adjust the Fan Speed on Your NVidia Graphics Card

If you've got an NVidia graphics card and it has a fan that sounds like a jet engine, or, if as in my case your fan starts at full speed when the computer boots but then turns off after 20 seconds or so, you need nvclock. more>>

Google Finally Gives Up the Ghost – Er, Source

Google's Linux-based Android mobile phone platform is the talk of the town this week, as just about everything heretofore unseen makes a grand public appearance. more>>

Why Microsoft Wants Us to Get All Mixed Up

“What's in a name?” some bloke in the sixteenth century once asked. As Microsoft knows, quite a lot. What you call something can have a major influence on how you think about it. So how Microsoft talks about free software is important – not least for the clues that it gives about its latest tactical move to defang the open source threat. more>>

Blogging = Freedom

Paul Boutin is a friend. I love the guy. I also think his latest Wired piece — Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004 — is a crock.* Two reasons. One is that blogs are fine, even if they seem passé. The other is that blogs are free and open, while Twitter, Flickr and Facebook to varying degrees are not. more>>

KDE Shines Up New User Forum

The KDE Project — the desktop environment preferred by 43% of Linux Journal readers — likes to hear from its users. From annual conferences to IRC channels, KDE is listening — and beginning last week, they have a new opportunity to hear what the people have to say. more>>

Does Linux Need a $300 Million Ad Campaign?

Microsoft is now spending $300 million to counter Apple's "I'm a Mac" ads. Does Linux need its own ad campaign? more>>

Adobe Flashes Linux

No one — well, very few, anyway — who uses Linux lacks the experience of Linux being the last major platform to gain native support for proprietary applications. Whether it's being held at arms length by rabid legal teams or just being overlooked as an important market, we all know the pain of finding out our shiny new gizmo is useless on our Linux systems. Wednesday, however, marked the end of one such experience, as Adobe released the latest version of its Flash Player — with full Linux support out of the box. more>>

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Linux Journal Live - Oct 16, 2008

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The October 16, 2008 edition of Linux Journal Live! Associate Editor, Shawn Powers, and Kyle Rankin, "Hack and /" columnist and author of Knoppix Hacks, Linux Multimedia Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference and others, discuss Linux in the home via file servers, multimedia and entertainment, and power management. more>>

Join Shawn Powers for Linux Journal Live!

On tonight's Linux Journal Live, Shawn Powers and columnist Kyle Rankin are talking Linux in the home, and will take your questions live. Want to learn about linux file servers, home entertainment solutions, or basement server rooms? Tune in at 7:30 Central tonight, October 16th. www.linuxjournal.com/live more>>

Finding Which RPM Package Contains a File

To search a list of RPM files for a particular file, execute the following command: more>>