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Review: Dream Linux 3.0

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Linux

raiden.net: In my regular search for Linux distributions that can be used easily by new users, I've found a number that stand up to the test, and a lot of others that don't. Well, shortly after hearing about Dream Linux, I was intrigued.

fedora is the new ubuntu

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Linux

wingolog.org: In the last few months I have come into custody of a few new machines for work. I decided to install Fedora, first on my workstation (an 8-core monster) and then on the laptop (an all-Intel Thinkpad X61), for ideological and social reasons. It's like this: Fedora is the new Ubuntu.

Also: No, F9 won't be a great release

Moving to Linux? No fear, help is at hand

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Linux

itwire.com: To some people, the increasing number of Linux distributions serves as a disadvante when it comes to attracting new users. To Christopher Smart, it's a plus point - the way he puts it, if he had not been able to roll his own, he never would have achieved the level of understanding of Linux he has today.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 247

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Dreamlinux 3.0

  • News: Mandriva 2007.0 and SUSE 10.1 discontinued support, Let's resurrect Debian
  • Weekly News, Gentoo 2008.0 Beta 1

  • Released last week: Dreamlinux 3.1, Slackware 12.1 RC, GoboLinux 014.01
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008.1
  • Site news: April Fool's PHR prank
  • Donations: cURL receives US$300
  • Reader comments

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

Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta 1 Screenshots

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Gentoo

phorolinux.com: The first beta version of Gentoo Linux 2008.0 was released last week. The following are some screenshots of Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta 1.

Conservatives press for open-source push

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OSS

news.zdnet.co.uk: In a speech to the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts on 3 April, the leader of the Conservative Party called for more open source and a less centralised approach to IT projects in government.

9 Steps: Make a ultra cool and good looking desktop for your Ubuntu Linux machine in 30 minutes

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HowTos

kimchikid.com/blog: A clean install of Ubuntu the desktop looks not very cool at all. But relax, if you follow this guide you will be able to get a ultra cool desktop like this one.

Foresight Linux (Because your desktop should be cool!)

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Linux

jaysonrowe.wordpress: Foresight is my first venture outside of the traditional “Major” distros - but I’m impressed. I’ve never done a “review” before but I’m so impressed, I’m gonna give it a shot - here goes!

Everex's new MyMiniPC: $500 and gOS-powered

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Linux
Hardware

engadget.com: Everex is popping off a new gOS powered box tonight, given the unfortunate monicker of MyMiniPC. MyMiniPC comes equipped with a 1.86GHz Pentium T2130 and 512MB RAM running gOS "Space", a 120GB drive, DVD±RW, firewire, four USB 2.0 ports, DVI and S-Video out gigabit Ethernet, media reader, and standard audio ins/outs.

Everex should have gone with straight Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ecmarchitect.com: I’ve been running Ubuntu for two years, and the gPC’s gOS is based on Ubuntu so I figured it ought to be easy enough for me to support. But I had to do a bit more work than I thought I should based on that fact that this was aimed at the masses.

Mini-Review: Linux Mint 4.0 'Daryna'

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osnews.com: The first obvious difference between Mint and Ubuntu is of course Mint's artwork, which , I must say, is a lot more appealing than Ubuntu's brown and orange. They also applied some other cool tricks like diagonal striping on menu bars, menu item highlights, and the GNOME panel, which looks pretty slick.

Open Source Decade: 10 years after the Free Software Summit

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Interviews
OSS

arstechnica.com: One of the most significant moments in the history of the modern software industry took place in 1998 when Netscape announced plans to release the source code of its browser under a license that would freely permit modification and redistribution. Ten years after the vision of software freedom gave birth to the broader open-source software movement, the software industry is a radically different place.

some howtos & shorts

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HowTos
  • Enable Pidgin Plugins in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

  • Sticky keys and keyboard Shortcuts on Mandriva 2008 - Tutorial
  • Running A Linux Or Unix Shell On A Network Socket
  • Open Source & Linux

  • openSUSE
  • Ubuntu & Leopard

Why Gentoo?

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Gentoo

ben.liveforge.org: Recently Distrowatch editor Ladislav Bodnar complained, "I keep saying the same thing every time people come here to defend Gentoo: please write an article explaining why Gentoo is the greatest thing since sliced pickles and I’ll publish it." Do we Gentoo users write so little about why we love this distro?

ASUS Eee Linux PC dumps on Windows

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itwire.com: Micro Linux laptop maker, ASUS, have released an open source software developer’s kit – or SDK – for their popular ultraportable, the Eee. Now the Eee is yours to command. Heck, you don’t even need an Eee; the SDK includes a VMWare image dump letting Windows users see just what all the fuss is about. Here’s how to do it.

Getting help: the powerful man(ual)

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Let’s face it: GNU/Linux software is not always easy to use. Especially command line software (at least the GUI programs have buttons and tooltips). Sometimes, the program will have a manual or some documentation at its homepage, but that is not always the case. The solution? The magical man.

Linux...Why is it So Hard to Give It Away?

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earthweb.com: Can you give Linux away? By that, I mean will we see a point where a significant number of PCs are sold not with a costly version of Windows or Mac OS installed on them, but with Linux instead?

OOXML: the end of the beginning

commandline.org.uk: So ISO rubberstamped Microsoft's OOXML, a lame excuse for an 'open' format. The promise of ODF was that we could free the information inside office documents, making it available to new innovative programs and web services. Sadly, the real aim of OOXML was to maintain Microsoft's Office Monopoly.

Notebooks. With Linux. Pre-installed.

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Linux
Hardware

marcelgagne.com: Tomorrow morning, I'm giving a talk/tutorial at the IT360 Conference in Toronto. The subject is getting a Linux notebook (or laptop, if you prefer) to do it all. Here's a very short list of vendors who sell Linux notebooks.

The fat penguin on Sony Vaio CR

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Linux

sudharsh.wordpress: I was planning to install Gentoo in my Vaio CR 36 but couldnt, as it had problems with the ethernet card ( not to mention the wireless). My option was to install Ubuntu Gutsy as it has very good support for laptops out of the box. But

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