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Everything You Wanted To know About Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxhaxor.net: The next version of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is scheduled to be released on OCT 30th. Ubuntu, the only second Linux distro to have a six month release cycle, is the most popular Desktop Linux distribution of all time, with a market share of 30% among all Linux distributions.

Are vendors vital to open source?

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OSS

Seven Ways that GNU/Linux Tops Vista

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Linux

earthweb.com: These days, anyone who believes that they need a command line to work in GNU/Linux is in for a surprise. In fact, in many ways, GNU/Linux is more than a match for Windows Vista. In some cases, Vista can equal GNU/Linux if you are willing to delve deeply into the registry or install additional software, but here are seven ways that GNU/Linux outperforms Vista on first boot.

Dell's Mario joins Ubuntu Core-Dev team

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Lots of folks within Dell are committed to Linux initiatives. Ubuntu is a good example. That's why I wanted to take a few minutes to congratulate Dell's own Mario Limonciello for being named to the Ubuntu Core Development Team.

*All* Russian Schools to Use Free Software

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: I've often lamented how few schools in the UK use free software, and how difficult it is to break the lock that Microsoft has on the entire educational system. The pathetic state here is highlighted by contrast with Russia, which is making amazing strides in rolling out open source to schools.

What Is So Good About Linux?

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: In recent years Linux has emerged as a powerful and innovative UNIX work-alike. Using the Internet, today’s skilled programmers submit additions and improvements to the operating system to Linus Torvalds, GNU, or one of the other authors of Linux.

Linux Mint Fluxbox Leaves A Very Pleasant Taste

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: DO you remember After Eight mints? When Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox CE appeared on the Distrowatch new releases list I experienced the same sense of excitement and anticipation that little boy felt on a cold Lancastrian Christmas morning, way back in the mists of time.

First look: OpenSUSE 11.1 beta 3 very promising

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SUSE

arstechnica.com: OpenSUSE 11.1 beta 3 offers some nice improvements and comes with the latest versions of popular open source software programs.

On the wife’s computer - Ubuntu does it again

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Ubuntu

education.zdnet: As you probably remember, an increasingly kludgy Vista Home Premium install finally irritated us enough that I installed OpenSUSE. The install went fine, but without a lot of fiddling, the Broadcom wireless card just wasn’t going to do its thing. Then I couldn’t resist pulling out the Ubuntu CD.

Linux Gaming Console Coming in November

ostatic.com: Envizions Computer Entertainment announced recently that the Linux-based EVO gaming console will be available for sale November 18. If anything, this release will heat up the "Linux isn't an operating system for gaming" chorus.

Is Linux really worth USD $10 billion?

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Linux

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3 My first shot

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SUSE

benkevan.com: As you may have read, openSUSE 11.1 was realeased and was shipped with KDE 4.1.2. My installation was simple, I actually did a sudo zypper dup From openSUSE 11.0. I ran it a few times, and after a while all was updated.

Open Movie Editor: Linux Video Editor with Plot Twists

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Software

ostatic.com: A common lament from home videographers is that Linux lacks video editors. It's not exactly true. There's another alternative for those needing a basic video editor. Open Movie Editor seems plain compared to Kino, but works with more file formats (with fewer hassles).

Drizzle: Ahead of the Storm

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Software

redmonk.com: So Tim is sold on Drizzle. Well, to paraphrase Shrek, “join the club, we’ve got jackets.” For a while now, I’ve been keeping tabs on the progress of the MySQL fork, because it could be argued that it’s the most interesting - and important - project going.

Ubuntu explains OpenOffice.org 3.0 decision

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OOo
Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: The Ubuntu team has decided that instead of OpenOffice.org 3.0, released last week, the default version of the office suite in the Ubuntu 8.10 release will be OpenOffice.org 2.4.1. It’s not a decision that many Ubuntu fans are happy with.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KOffice 2.0 Beta 2 Released

  • Qt Gets Prettied Up
  • First look: Mozilla's mobile Fennec browser
  • Bill Gates founds a new tech company
  • Pidgin 2.5.1 (GNOME)
  • Open Source to the Rescue
  • Support the Free Software Foundation’s high-priority list campaign
  • On Opera patch day, a new zero-day flaw
  • Hands on: Toshiba NB100 netbook review
  • Van Dam Iron Works vacillates between Linux and Windows
  • Memory issues: Firefox 3.0.2 and Mandriva 2008.1
  • Screencast: gnome-do v0.5 for Fedora 10
  • Open Source Gets Into Wall St. Back Office
  • SilverStone Sugo SG04 (pc case)
  • Open shop on GNOME 3.0 planning
  • Straightening Out Some Silly Stuff Being Written About Apple v. Psystar

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Hands-on Hadoop for cluster computing

  • How to Convert .FLAC to .MP3 In Ubuntu
  • Awesome-menu in Awesome Window Manager
  • Multiple keyboard layouts in XFCE... and outside it
  • Performance tuning with System Control (sysctl) in Ubuntu
  • Adjust the fan speed on you NVida graphics card
  • Using bootchart to capture your boot process openSUSE 11
  • HOWTO : Penguinzilla (DRBL) on Ubuntu 8.04.1
  • Kubuntu Intrepid Dual Monitor Blinking
  • Changing Default OS On Dual-Boot System (Ubuntu)

Microsoft's global anti-user day

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Microsoft

fsf.org/blogs: Software companies like Microsoft often refer to copying they don't approve of as "piracy." They suggest that such copying is ethically equivalent to murder and robbery. Even these far-fetched analogies are not enough for Microsoft, who in their press release yesterday updated the comparison to draw a connection between such copying and organized crime.

The compelling economics of Linux: What it means for the future of computing

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: Today the Linux Foundation issued a report looking at the value of the Linux platform in terms of code. Although it wasn’t specifically covered in this paper it is also worth applying the economics of Linux to one of the fastest growing segments of technology; mobile devices, consumer electronics and low cost netbooks. This is the future of Linux.

Intrepid Gets Ready with Two More System Tools

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Ubuntu

quicktweaks.com: Canonical, the distributor of Ubuntu OS, is often blamed for not listening the community such as ignoring the request for changing/improving default appearance. But not this time. Ever since they launched brainstorm.ubuntu.com, they have been very responsive about what the Ubuntu fans want. As a result of this Intrepid Ibex, which is due to release on 30th of this month, will be packed with two very useful system tools.

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