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few howtos:

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  • Configure GNU Screen to handle multiple terminals

  • Howto : Install The Flock Browser On (K,X)Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
  • compile fluxbox under ubuntu

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 225

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at Mandriva Linux 2008

  • Interviews: Anne Nicolas, Director of Engineering, Mandriva
  • News: Ubuntu "Gutsy", Mandriva vs openSUSE, Fedora 9 development changes, KDE Four Live, Slackware Current, FreeSBIE and DesktopBSD updates
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 7.10, Foresight Linux 1.4.1
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1
  • Site news: The Page Hit Ranking experiment
  • New additions: elpicx
  • New distributions: MythDora, TeenPup, Vacarm Linux
  • Reader comments

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

OS shorts

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  • A eulogy for Lowarch

  • Red Hat not resting on its laurels, hires "Transformation" executive
  • Is Grandma’s Linux called Mac OS X?
  • Kubuntu 7.10 - initial impressions, yawn.
  • Linux Will Displace Unix When It Comes To New Apps

The biggest hindrance to OpenOffice dominance is Sun itself

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OOo

raiden's realm blogs: One of the things that bothers me profusely about OpenOffice is Sun’s maniacal infatuation with controlling every square inch of OpenOffice, including all the copyrights to the code within it.

Linux frag-fest: the games Linux plays

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Gaming

iTWire: You know Linux will handle all your web browsing needs, your e-mail, your office apps. But when it comes to gaming, what do you do? If you’re a hard-core gamer are you stuck in a Windows world, or the netherworld of dual-booting?

The Perfect Linux OS

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junauza.blogspot.com: If all Linux distributions and projects were to merge with the goal of making a perfect computer operating system, sort of like creating a "Super OS", there is huge possibility that Microsoft's Windows will be defeated. But we all know that at the moment, a union is far from reality. So I created my own "Dream Team."

How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

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apcmag: We all know how far open source software has progressed, but has it come so far to not only challenge Windows, but replace it? Can you really install Linux and open source software in place of Windows, and want for nothing?

Also: Things I can easily do in Linux but can't in windows

The Grill: Linus Torvalds in the Hot Seat

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Interviews

computerworld: Linus Torvalds was only 22 in 1991 when he decided to share with friends and colleagues the code of Linux, the new operating system he had created. The University of Helsinki computer science student couldn’t have imagined the revolution his decision was about to ignite.

Also: *Cleaning Up irq Handlers
* Checkpatch --strict Mode
* Design First
* Unpredictable...

Ubuntu has an identity crisis

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: IMAGINE YOU'RE HEAD OF IT at a large company. You're standing in front of the board explaining why you want to switch from Windows to Linux. Everything's going swimmingly until you let slip that you want this bunch of middle-aged fogeys in sober suits to bet the farm on something called Gutsy Gibbon.

Also: * Ubuntu Studio 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots
* Grandmom’s guide to Ubuntu: It’s Gutsy Gibbon time, it’s Gutsy Gibbon time…
* Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Swings In
* open trends — ubuntu 7.10 a.k.a. gutsy gibbon
* Ubuntu Open Week Is Here
* How To Install Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 from sources on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
* From here, Gutsy is holding up well

RIP Linux "Greenphone"

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Sci/Tech

linuxdevices: Trolltech has discontinued its Linux-based "Greenphone" development platform. Trolltech made a big splash with the Greenphone at LinuxWorld 2006. As the first Linux-based mobile phone with user-modifiable firmware, the phone was designed to provide wireless carriers and third-party application developers real-world target hardware.

Extending Nautilus context menus with Nautilus-actions

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Software

linux.com: There are literally dozens of plugins and extensions for Nautilus, the default file manager on the GNOME desktop environment, but there is just one that allows you to customize the Nautilus context menu items. The Nautilus-actions extension enables you to add customized entries to the context menu such that, when you right-click a file, the context menu will show options specific to that file.

L1NUX number plate roars onto eBay

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Humor

the register: The Linux users among you who've been putting aside all the lovely cash you've saved by not shelling out for the Satanic Software of Redmond™ might like to consider blowing it on the ultimate open source boy racer accessory: the one and only L1NUX number plate.

Stallman attacked by Ninjas

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Humor

the inquirer: GPL Guru Richard Stallman was attacked by a gang of ninjas when he attempted to talk at Yale University.

KDE Four Live v0.5 Screenshots

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KDE

phoronix: The third beta of KDE 4.0 was released this past week and today the KDE folks are out with KDE Four Live v0.5, which is based upon OpenSuSE. The KDE Four Live image contains all modules for KDE 4.0, KOffice 2.0 SVN, and other cutting-edge developments.

openSuSE for a day... or few hours.

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SUSE

sheldoncode.blogspot: Last week my Kubuntu died. openSuSE presented an appealing alternative as I tired of Kubuntu. openSuSE seemed to pay a lot of attention to KDE, which is a good thing.

Microsoft matters less every 6 months

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Ubuntu

zdnet blogs: Maybe not for the average corporation yet, or even the average home user, but every time Canonical releases a new version of Ubuntu (and with it comes Edubuntu), Microsoft becomes a little less the default vendor of choice for educational computing.

Quake Wars on Foresight Linux

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silwenae.org: The Enemy Territory:Quake Wars Linux client was released Friday by id. The 17mb client and installer is using Icculus‘ Mojo Setup for installation. This is a welcome change from the Doom3 and Quake IV installers which required you to manually copy the .pak files from the CD or DVDs over to your hard drive.

The Role and Value of Truly Free Linux Distributions

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itmanagement: As GNU/Linux becomes more popular, the motives behind its inceptions are often forgotten. Linux is a free operating system, but its broadening userbase perceives this freedom as pertaining to cost, not rights and liberty. It's important to step back and remind ourselves of the purpose and importance of distributions which try to make a difference, sometimes at the cost of ease of installation and use.

Who's Hot in Desktop Linux - PCLinuxOS?

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mark hinkle: Every so often I wander over to Distrowatch to see whose at the top of the leaderboard (calculated byPC Linux OS page views on Distrowatch ) for Linux desktop "popularity". I fully expected to see Ubuntu at the top and maybe Fedora Core in second place. I was surprised to see PCLinuxOS in the number one position.

Why I've moved from Vista to Ubuntu 7.10

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zdnet community blogs: I've been using Windows since it was battling for desktop supremacy with GEM in the early 90s. Since the late 90s I've dabbled with Linux, but there have always been compelling reasons to return to, or stick with, Windows. No more, for two reasons: Vista, and Ubuntu 7.10 (ala Gutsy Gibbon).

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