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Mozilla Gets Places Back in Firefox 3, Prepares for Tagging

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Moz/FF

CyberNet: There has been some good news lately on the progress of Firefox 3. Mozilla was able to get the backend of Places back into the latest nightly releases, but as of right now you won’t notice many differences.

Color Theory

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Linux

Talk BMC: Linux is all about choice. If you are running Linux as your desktop/laptop already, you have made a big choice. But those who have made the switch did not, one and all, make it for any monolithic reason. Here are ones I can think of for why people move to Linux from MS Windows:

KDE 3.5.7 Released!

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.7, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

Also: KDE 3.5.7 Improves PIM and More

Lock down the GNOME desktop with Pessulus

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Software

Linux.com: Looking for a way to limit users' functionality on a publicly available machine, such as a kiosk machine for conference attendees? No one wants people trying to alter their systems for fun or malice. If you're running the GNOME environment, you can turn to a tool called Pessulus -- a lockdown manager for the GNOME desktop.

Top 5 OS X Style Dock Replacements for Linux

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Software

Pimp Your Linux: Why lie about it? Linux right out of the box is lacking style. They say clothes make the man, and I think that style supplements an operating system. To get things started, we are going to review the top 5 dock replacements that are out there, to make your Linux system look amazing!

PCLinuxOS 2007 Screenshots

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PCLOS

Phoronix: The much anticipated release of PCLinuxOS, version 2007, is now available for download. New in PCLinuxOS 2007 is KDE 3.5.6, the Linux 2.6.18.8 kernel, OpenOffice.org 2.2, Thunderbird 2.0, FrostWire, and over 5,000 additional packages through the software repository.

Firefox denies bloat

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Moz/FF

the Inquirer: THE MAKER OF Firefox, the Mozzarella Foundation has denied that the Open Source browser is getting more bloated than Elvis Priesley.

OpenOffice worm downloads bunny porn

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Security

iTNews: A newly-discovered worm targeting OpenOffice attempts to download indecent JPEG images onto compromised Windows, Mac and Linux PCs.

300 Units of wizpy Have Been Adopted by Japanese Government

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Linux

Press Release: Turbolinux, Inc. announced today that their new USB Bootable Linux OS device, wizpy, has been adopted by Japanese Government's Asia Open Source Software Infrastructure Development Project and 300 units have been distributed to the students of Hanoi University of Technology as part of the Project.

Sun's Schwartz Pledges to Use Patents to Protect Red Hat and Ubuntu

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Microsoft

Groklaw: You have to take a look at Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's blog today. He has pledged the company will use its patents to defend Red Hat and Ubuntu. That's the headline, and I'm really happy to know that Sun's very extensive patent portfolio is available, just in case it is ever needed. You never know these days.

Also: Microsoft: We won't sue, but run Novell

EU to Admit Linux

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Humor

The Spoof: In a surprise move today, the EU Council of Ministers announced it was approving the admission of Linux to the EU, with full voting status. This marks the first time the EU has admitting a non-nation-state entity to its ranks.

Munich's KDE Desktops Usability Certified

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Munich's KDE distribution LiMux has been certified to meet the international usability standard ISO 9241. The use of KDE 3 as an "effective, efficient and satisfactory" working environment is named as a decisive factor for passing the certification.

Is Ubuntu the Linux OS for Law Firms?

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Ubuntu

Law.com: To Vista or not to Vista; is that really the question? With Microsoft's long-awaited operating-system upgrade, well ... upon us ... it might be time to consider alternatives.

Linux driver development project bears fruit

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Linux

ComputerWorld: Linux developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, who leads the development of several kernel subsystems including USB and PCI, admits that his January offer of free Linux device driver development was "marketing hype" -- but says it has brought companies and developers together anyway.

Sauerbraten - Cube 2 Based Free Multiplayer First Person Shooter

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Gaming

About.com: Sauerbraten is a popular free and open source computer game for Linux. It is a "First Person Shooter" game, that is, when you play it you see the world of the game from the perspective of the character that you control, giving you the impression of moving in the 3-dimensional space created by the game. The main activity of this character is running around in a fantastic world and shooting enemies or evil creatures.

Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

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MDV
HowTos

After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.

Nine easy steps to installing Skype for Kubuntu Linux

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HowTos

Jimmy Gardner's Blog: Here, then, is a walk through which, by example, uses Skype - the popular voice over IP client - but is a procedure by which most application installs follow, assuming there is a pre-built binary of the program you want to use available from the author(s).

Puppy Linux targets sub-$100 mini-PCs

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Linux

LinuxDevices: Following the addition of PXE network booting to the ultra-lightweight Puppy Linux distribution, a group of enthusiasts offering Puppy customization and support services has revealed plans for a version of Puppy tuned to the needs of diskless mini-PCs. The "Minipup" project is aimed at diskless hardware such as sub-$100 PCs.

NVIDIA 100.14.06 Display Driver

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Software
Reviews

Phoronix: It was exactly one month ago that NVIDIA had delivered the 100.14.03 display driver and today we are reporting on yet another new beta driver in the 100.14.xx series. This time around we have our hands on the NVIDIA 100.14.06 graphics driver, which offers improved notebook support and fixes a variety of minor bugs.

A call to action against Microsoft’s open source threats

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Microsoft

LinuxWorld: My strong suggestion is a very easy one, if you believe that it’s time for Microsoft to put up or shut up: Make your own Linux distro and publish it. /* My name is <your name here> and I’m a Linux Distribution Maker. Sue me.

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