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Dapper beta due tomorrow (well, today)

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Dapper Drake, originally set for release Wednesday 20 April until it was postponed to 1 June, will instead be released as a beta tomorrow. Tectonic has a look at what to expect from the world's most popular desktop Linux distribution.

Also: Ubuntu v5: Edgy Eft

Quake 4 -- v1.2 patch released

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Gaming

Today idSoftware published a new pointrelease for Quake4. Version 1.2 comes up with a bunch of changes. It includes four new maps, screenshots of which are available at their homepage.

Splitting updatedb into daily and weekly

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HowTos

We all appreciate the locate command when we are such in a hurry we cannot afford a full and in-elegant find. What we like a little less, though, is the updatedb script consuming up all our disk bandwidth at each boot, summoned by anacron.

Released GoblinX 1.3

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Linux

Friends of Tuxmachines.org and goblins, the GoblinX 1.3 is released. The GoblinX 1.3 uses kernel 2.6.15, Nvidia and Ati 3D acceleration, KDE 3.5.1, Xorg 6,9/7,0.

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LG3D LiveCD 2.4 Test 1

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Linux
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Sun has released a new version of it's Project Looking Glass platform, LG3D LiveCD 2.4 Test 1. I was a bit excited to test this new release as it's been 6 months since 2.3 was released. I tried to imagine what might be awaiting during download, burn and boot. LG3D was so unique at the time of it's last release, but it has some real competition now in other's offering, such as those featuring XGL. What did Sun do to set themselves apart from the rest?

Red Hat hopes project will ease Linux drivers

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Linux

Red Hat has begun a project to make drivers, the software modules that enable computers to use devices such as hard drives or network cards, less of a thorny problem in Linux.

Whoops! The pain of Linux......

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Linux

Okay so finally I have asked my new desktop to come prebuilt as Linux. After a good few hours and still no sign of a working window manager I am beginning to regret this.

IBM Speaks Out on Red Hat-JBoss Deal

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Misc

IBM has broken its silence about the potential implications of Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss on their current close relationship, saying that it will continue to partner strongly with both Red Hat and Novell.

Windows Guru Uses Linux To Push Windows

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Linux

Dumping Blogger... check. Moving to WordPress... check. Apache over IIS... check. CentOS over Windows... ch... Whoa! Stop the tape!

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Stable kernel 2.6.16.9 released

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Linux

Today's first stable 2.6.16 release is 2.6.16.9. It contains a fix for a potential inter-process information leak on the i386 and x86-64 architectures.

Open Source is bad... except when Microsoft uses it

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Microsoft

Back in January 2005, Bill Gates took a back-handed slap at open-source saying, "modern-day sort of communists," think "open-source advocates." Fast forward to April 2006 when Eric S. Raymond has just discovered that Microsoft is now selling a vector-graphics editor "Microsoft Expressions," which includes some of his open-sourced work.

Mandriva Cooker : The inside Man

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MDV

Many things happen lately on Mandriva Cooker :

*KDE 3.5.2 : After having releasing koffice 1.5 with maestria, Laurent begins to put KDE 3.5.2 in cooker.
*Gnome 2.14.1 : Still on the bleeding edge front, after his holiday in Mexico, Fred begins to put Gnome 2.14.1 in cooker.

Oracle and Novell clam up about possible merger

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SUSE

While the world holds its breath waiting to see if Oracle is serious about entering the Linux market. Novell and Oracle staff are putting a zipper on their beaks about the matter. Oracle and Novell staff that we talk to just giggle, wink, and say no comment.

How To: synchronising subtitles with subtitleeditor

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HowTos

In a previous article I introduced subtitleeditor and explained how-to create a new subtitle from scratch. This article is going to explain how you can synchronise subtitles with subtitle editor. From changing the framerate to moving subtitles or scaling, here we go.

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The varied flights of Ubuntu Dapper Drake

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Ubuntu

The first time I got introduced to Ubuntu was when I installed Ubuntu Breezy 5.10 on my PC. And when Canonical released the beta version of the next major Ubuntu release called Dapper Drake, I decided to download and install it on one of the free partitions on my machine.

Also: Planning Dapper+1

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