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Story Mozilla: 2 billion Firefox add-ons downloaded srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 2:13am
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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:54am
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PCLinuxOS Day 4 - Extending the System

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ruminations: PCLinuxOS comes with a decent set of basic applications. OpenOffice.org, Thunderbird and Firefox are all there, GIMP for graphics, K3b for burning your cd/dvd’s, Amarok and MPlayer in the multimedia department. Synaptic is the tool to extend the range of applications and graphical environments.

Nifty OpenOffice.org extensions

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OOo

linux.com: Apparently, the only thing that stopped developers from creating useful OpenOffice.org extensions was the lack of a place to publish them. With the launch of the OpenOffice.org Extension Repository, the number of extensions listed there has shot up, and there are no signs of a slowdown.

Fedora 8.0 review

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Linux

linuxhelp.blogspot: A couple of years back, Red Hat decided to demarcate its Linux offering into two separate entities namely the free as in beer and Free as in freedom Fedora and its paid version but still Free as in freedom offering namely Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The improvements that are made in Fedora, after they go through a period of severe whetting are eventually incorporated into Red Hat enterprise offering or so it seems.

Comparing the OLPC XO Laptop and Intel’s Classmate PC

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OLPC

gotoxo.wordpress: While browsing some XO-related web sites recently I came across a link to the home page of Intel’s new Classmate PC, Classmate PC, and did an investigation into the content.

Also: OLPC Considering 'Give One, Get One' Offer in Europe
And: Followup from Intel on the OLPC debacle

Open source: mob mentality or innovation engine?

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OSS

arstechnica.com: In a recent article, renowned virtual reality guru Jaron Lanier criticizes the community-driven software development process of the open-source movement, asserting that the model isn't conducive to radical innovation. Lanier believes that the scientific community should shun the open approach and not follow in the footsteps of Linux.

Ubuntu vs. PCLinuxOS: a new winner?

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Ubuntu

koplowicz.com: I’ve been using Ubuntu (or a derivative) for two years now. I was amazed at how polished and user-friendly it is. It doesn’t come out of the box with a lot of the software I want, but it’s super easy to install whatever I want. But then I noticed the new cool kid: PCLinuxOS.

gOS Rocket Improves Cheap PC OS, Adds Webcam Support

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Linux

pcmag.com: The Ubuntu Linux-based OS that came with those sub-$200 Everex gPCs sold at Wal-Mart also now gets gBooth webcam software, online storage from Box.net, and some Facebook integration, so Google isn't the only one joining the "g" party.

Testing Mandriva 2008.1 Cooker Gnome

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MDV

Frederik's Blog: This week-end, I installed Mandriva Cooker in a Virtualbox virtual machine. I did a default GNOME installation from my local Cooker mirror. Here's a quick summary of the problems I found:

I’m tired of hearing about how you switched to Ubuntu

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randomviking.wordpress: I have one thing to say to all of you who do this: Stop bragging to Linux users about how great Ubuntu is! Ubuntu is not all that great!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo Beautifulize the Boot Screen with Grub-GFXBoot

  • sysvconfig - utility for configuring init script links
  • How to install Postal 2 Fudge pack on Debian/Ubuntu
  • Listen Internet Shoutcast and Icecast Radio With BMPx Media Player
  • How to connect to Reliance Internet in Linux using RIM LG / Nokia / Samsung CDMA mobile phone and USB data card/stick ?
  • PyTube: Download and Convert YouTube Videos to Various Formats

Shuttle to release sub-$200 Linux box

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theinquirer: ONE OF THE potentially biggest announcements at CES will probably go unnoticed by most, a Linux box from Shuttle. Get ready for a low priced machine from a big name, a first that I am aware of.

Also: CES 2008: Day 0 Preview

KDE 4 preview on Ubuntu

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KDE
HowTos

tectonic: If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of KDE 4.0 on January 11 and you’re running Ubuntu then get a taste of the next big thing by installing KDE 4.0 release candidate 2 in three easy steps.

PulseAudio Volume Manager

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Software

FOSSwire: With PulseAudio already in Fedora and soon to be in Ubuntu 8.04, it is sure to get even more popularity. But what is so special about it? One big feature is the volume manager.

Linux Software Installation : Clear your Myths

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manishtech.wordpress: The first problem which people face while switching over to Linux is the “unavailability of softwares” as they claim. They just try to run their windows installer/setup file and end up with frustration saying “Linux is so incompatible!” Is it really so?

E-Lead's Noahpad gets official, enters ring with Eee PC

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Hardware

pocketables.net: E-Lead Electronics has finally gotten around to making an official announcement about it, and it will unsurprisingly be debuting at CES. This 7-inch UMPC will indeed utilize the firm's own human machine interface (HMI).

Drupal Student Project Kicked Off

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Drupal

reitmayr.net: In the scope of OpenUsability’s Season of Usability programme, another student project has just been kicked off: Bevan Rudge, a student of computer science at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, is going to support the content management platform Drupal usability-wise.

First Look: OLPC's XO Laptop

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pcworld.com: To say the $188 XO laptop produced by the One Laptop Per Child organization is not your typical laptop is an understatement. For one, the XO is a tech triumph for its low price and rugged design, and will amaze any child in a developing nation (the laptop's intended recipient) lucky enough to get one. On the other hand, anyone familiar with a Windows-based notebook and who expects a similar experience with the XO will be sorely disappointed.

Is OLPC team crossing the lines?

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thetechandcents.com: If OLPC team cannot demand that Intel would stop all their "competing with OLPC" programs, then by doing so they are crossing the line. I'm beginning to see sorts of weird "we're the volunteering for the poor, how can you compete with us? shame on you!!!" attitude.

Computer security, all in a USB flash drive

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Linux

sfgate.com: What looks like a USB flash drive is an actual linux computer that filters all incoming traffic and performs 12 different kinds of tasks including attacking viruses, spyware, phishing, spam and other threats.

Sun deploys Linux high performance cluster at Kuwait Oil Company

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Linux

arabianbusiness.com: Kuwait Oil Company has deployed a Linux-based High Performance Cluster from Sun Microsystems to run its reservoir simulation software, increase its processing power, and enable the company to take critical business decisions faster than ever before.

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