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Plasma slides and a cast

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Working on a set of presentations for a corporate project, Sebastian and I put together some content covering KDE and Plasma topics over the weekend. We thought it would be cool to share some of the results with you.

Red Hat Linux trumps Unix on TCP price/performance test

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Linux

techtarget.com: In a recent independent test, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform trumped all other operating systems that process more than 1 million transactions per minute -- and at 22% lower cost than its next closest competitor.

Tools for editing vector graphics in GNU/Linux

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Software

linux.com: Over the last decade, vector graphics have gone from being a revolutionary format to a standard method of rendering computer images -- so much so that they are standard in the KDE 4 desktops. This popularity is based on the fact that, because they represent images as mathematical equations -- usually in SVG format. Free software includes a number of options for working with vector graphics.

Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 3

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The Java Sound API contains strong support for MIDI, but I was surprised to find no full-size MIDI sequencers written for Java. Happily, JavaSound's MIDI capabilities are well-exploited by a variety of applications.

Second MEPIS 8.0 Beta Uploaded For Testing

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren has uploaded a second 8.0 beta, MEPIS 7.9.80-beta. MEPIS 8.0 offers up-to-date user applications delivered on top of a Debian Lenny core.

A new image editor for Gnu/Linux

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Software

Nathive is a libre software image editor, but focusing on usability, logic and provide a smooth learning curve for everyone. The project run over Gnome desktop and everyone can colaborate in it with code, translations or ideas.

How Do Companies Make Money with Linux?

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: Open source enthusiasts believe that better software can result from an open source software development model than from proprietary development models. Of course, others can then recompile that product, basically using your product without charge. Here are a few ways that companies are dealing with that issue:

SilverStone Raven RVM01B Mouse with Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While SilverStone Technology has long been known for their high-end (and very expensive) computer cases such as the Sugo and Temjin series, as of late they've begun manufacturing other computer peripherals. This here is SilverStone's first computer mouse and we are looking at it today.

openSUSE Enlightenment LiveCD

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse: Ladies and Gents! Glad to announce the update of unofficial Enlightenment LiveCD based on OpenSUSE-11.0.

Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: Web-based programs like Google's Gmail will force people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that will cost more and more over time, according to the free software campaigner.

gOS 3: Is it better than Ubuntu?

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Linux

howtogeek.com/tuxgeek: Combining the best parts of Mac OS X and Ubuntu, gOS is truly a worthy competitor in the OS wars. It has simplicity, a well designed interface, a rock solid linux core and web apps. But is it good enough? Is it ‘a Linux for the rest of us!’ ?

The Linux Safety Net: Living Fast and Dangerous

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Linux

raiden.net: Are we living the fast and dangerous life in Linux just because it's so bullet proof and safe? Think about that. I ask that question because I have honestly found myself in recent months openly ignoring, not consciously mind you, but unconsciously, long held safety and security practices whenever I'm on a Linux or BSD machine.

The Fastest OpenOffice.org Edition

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OOo

oooninja.com: OpenOffice.org comes in several editions produced by different groups. Each edition has its own features, performance improvements, bug fixes, and new bugs. Go-oo in particular boasts performance as a feature with its the slogan, "Better, Faster, Freer," but is there truth in advertising?

New GNOME 2.24 is an incremental improvement

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Software

linux.com: Last week marked the release of GNOME 2.24. Those who already use GNOME will appreciate the new additions, but there's nothing compelling enough in the new version to convince fans of other desktop environments to make a switch.

Linux Distro to Newbies: Adapt or Leave!

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Linux

earthweb.com: A uniform computing experience: is it really all that much to ask for? When presenting this question to most experienced Linux users, "choice" often outweighs the idea of a uniform experience. Unfortunately this doesn’t sit with those who just wish to use their computers as they always have.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 272

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Linux package management cheatsheet, part 2

  • News: Warnings over e1000e network module, supported languages in Debian "Lenny", Fedora delays, Gentoo tools - Paludis and Metro, OpenSolaris 2008.11 desktop features, Linux Mint for 64-bit hardware, MEPIS Community
  • Released last week: gOS 3.0 "Gadgets", VectorLinux 5.9.1 "SOHO", sidux 2008-03
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 10 Beta, openSUSE 11.1 Beta 2, Ubuntu 8.10 Beta
  • New additions: Klikit-Linux
  • New distributions: Cooperation-iws, ParsLinux, K-Rune Velo
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

The PC in a Console: Linux on the Sony PS3

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Linux
HowTos

extremetech.com: One obvious way that Linux beats Microsoft Windows hands-down is in its flexibility. You can run Linux on just about any old crappy PC. It might not be the first device you think of when you download Ubuntu, but Sony makes it relatively easy to install Linux on the PlayStation 3.

Firefox 3: 8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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Moz/FF

pcmag.com: Unleash the power of Firefox 3 with the help of these little-known features. Here are eight handy things you can do with Firefox, ranging from tiny tweaks to hugely powerful capabilities, all with nary an extension to install.

Also: Save a Web page for later with Read It Later extension

Are Ubuntu Server and Desktop Editions At Odds?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Ubuntu’s objective of becoming the distribution that finally brings Linux to “human beings,” i.e. non-geeks, is certainly ambitious. Its simultaneous (and thus far successful) pursuit of the server market, however, is perhaps yet more impressive.

Are Linux and open source really cheaper? Users, analysts weigh in

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Linux

techtarget.com: Open source software is cheaper than proprietary, right? Lower cost appears to be a primary incentive for Linux adoption? But some analysts including like Al Gillen, a research vice president of system software at Framingham, Mass.-based IDC, have questioned the validity of this argument.

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