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Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring release warm up

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MDV

club.mandriva.com: The Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring release warm up programme has begun: 300 early seeders have been contacted and have started to seed the torrents. Be ready to download Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring in the very next days!

HP Mini-Note 2133

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Linux
Hardware

maximumpc.com: So, exactly how much do you sacrifice under the hood with a $750 subcompact? 1280x720 screen, full-size keyboard, and slick aluminum shell. We’ve spent the last few days testing the high-end, $750 model, which sports a 1.6GHz VIA CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a higher capacity battery. The operating system: you can choose between SuSe Linux or two flavors of Vista.

Zonbu Notebook Review: Part I

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Linux
Hardware

osweekly.com: When I first discovered that I going to receive a Beta testing review notebook from Zonbu, I was a bit skeptical. Despite being excited to try out one of their latest contraptions, I could not get my head around the challenges of a Linux notebook that was simple enough for the most casual PC user.

Ubuntu breathes new life into school's abandoned hardware

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com.au: When 3Ghz dual core computers running 2GB of RAM weren't being used for many heavily CPU-intensive applications in a Victorian secondary school library, the school's IT department initially joked about replacing them with older and previously abandoned hardware. Then it saw the serious side.

Nine Improvements Needed in KDE

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KDE

earthweb.com: KDE 4 is a radical overhaul of the popular desktop. It offers broad improvements like the Oxygen desktop theme, SVG graphics, and enhanced speeds thanks to the latest version of the Qt 4 toolkit. It also offers specific improvements such as the font manager and the Dolphin file manager. In short, there's a lot to like.

Dell giving the shaft to open source ubuntu customers?

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Ubuntu

openswitch.org: First off, I should say that I like Dell computers. I’ve owned three Dell desktops and one Dell laptop. All have been of high quality and unlike some people, I actually think their customer service is very good. But recently I went to purchase a new desktop PC on which I am going to install ubuntu and saw some grim facts.

The state of open source: Eric S. Raymond, open source advocate

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Interviews
OSS

computerworld.com.au: Notorious open source advocate and author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Eric S. Raymond brings colorful acumen to any open source discussion. Here's how Raymond views the continually evolving open source landscape.

Microsoft Says OOXML Vote Was Fair

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Microsoft

informationweek.com: Microsoft said allegations that it improperly influenced the vote on a new standard for digital document creation are unfounded and arise mostly from individuals and companies unhappy with the vote's result.

Open source: Why we can't just give this stuff away

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OSS

Matt Asay: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has a great post over on Datamation entitled, "Linux...Why is it So Hard to Give It Away?". He addresses the difficulty in getting retailers to sell cheap Linux-based PCs, and decides that the problem is the support burden. Good points, but I'm more interested in the larger, underlying question:

25 Reasons to use Ubuntu Linux instead of Windows

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Ubuntu

anuragbansal.wordpress: That is an ongoing debate whether you should use Linux or Windows or Mac. I thought of collating some reasons which might make you think twice while buying another Windows PC.

NBC Direct still waives off OSX, Linux users

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Web

tech.blorge.com: Welcome to 2008, the year during which the major media groups are all up to speed on supporting multiple operating systems and platforms, right? Not entirely.

Komparator — a comparing tool for KDE

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Software

polishlinux.org: Komparator is an application, that can compare and synchronize the content of two (local or remote) folders. Contrary to popular belief this activity is popular among users of all platforms, but in Linux you have to use unfriendly console apps (such as diff) to do the job.

Hans Reiser Turns Up 'Geek Defense' to 11

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Linux programmer Hans Reiser put the pedal to the metal on his geek defense at his murder trial here Monday, explaining to jurors that, as nonscientists, they may not understand his social ineptness.

Linux Driver Project Status Report as of April 2008

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Software

Greg KH: This is a status report for the Linux Driver Project as of April 2008, describing what has happened in the past year of work. It was originally posted on the developer mailing list.

Daniel Robbins' Gentoo Stages Update

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: Many of you probably know that I am building up weekly Gentoo stages for x86, i686, athlon-xp, amd64, core64 and core32. Here's an update:

Switching From XP to Linux - Should You?

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: This is a hard question to answer for you in one post. To answer the question, perhaps it’s best to ask yourself this question, “Is it a good idea to switch to Linux?” or “Am I willing to take the time to explore new things and have fun?” If you’ve answered yes, read on… Smile

Firefox Vs. Safari: Small Features Make A Big Difference

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Moz/FF

informationweek.com/blog: Daring Fireball's John Gruber has a fling with Firefox, but comes home to Safari. My experience is the opposite of Gruber's: I've tried Safari several times, and keep coming back to Firefox.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mounting a SSH folder locally with sshfs

  • Copy files from Windows or Mac to Linux safely
  • Proftpd: listen on single ip
  • Play Windows Games on Linux
  • Use command-line MySQL for additional flexibility
  • git: basic commands for standalobne individual tracking
  • Using OpenOffice History at the Command Line
  • How To Install Munin
  • Securing Your Server With AppArmor
  • Recover Your Forgotten Password In Linux
  • Generating Patch Emails With Git
  • Getting Scroll Lock to Work in Ubuntu

Application/ Software management in Ubuntu Gutsy

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HowTos

nikopsk.wordpress: If you are very new to Ubuntu and have come from Windows where you got most updates by visiting the various vendors of each application and doing so separately; you are in for a shock! In this simple how-to you will learn how easy it is to install in various different ways and remove software as well.

ZaReason's MegaLap is a desktop replacement with an Ubuntu twist

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: MegaLap, a notebook computer from ZaReason, a company that builds and sells computer systems that run Ubuntu, is bound to give its owner bragging rights at any LAN party, especially with how loud the system can get. It has the hallmarks of on-the-go computing, while performing comparably to a desktop gaming system.

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