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Hands off the Gimp

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GIMP
Ubuntu

stefanoforenza.com: rickspencer3 proposes pulling the gimp from the (ubuntu) CD. ZOMG! No offense to Rick Spencer but.. How reasonable is the rationale behind this? That f-spot is enough? Enough for what? For laughing?

Firefox 3.5 rc 2: Why I am not so impressed

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Moz/FF

techrepublic.com: I decided it was time to see what the developers of Firefox had been doing with my favorite open source browser. There has been quite a bit of hype surrounding this up-coming release. I downloaded it fully expecting to be blown away. The verdict so far?

Fedora

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Linux

smspillaz.wordpress: I noticed that most of the awesome X Devs like Peter Hutterer and Kristian Hoegsberg (and let’s not forget Linus Himself!) are using Fedora, and I’ve heard it’s geared towards developers (being bleeding edge and all).

Amarok 2.1 Review - New Features, But Still Lagging Behind 1.4

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Reviews

One of the new additions which are noteworthy to mention for Amarok 2.1 is the introduction of the classic playlist (the one from 1.4) and also the playlist editor.

Mandriva Linux 2010 Alpha 1 and 2010 specifications

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2010 Alpha 1 is now available on public mirrors. This first alpha is available only through Free version DVDs. This first release comes also with specifications document available.

Amarok MySQL Support - Promised and Delivered

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Software

amarok.kde.org: We told you it was coming. Sure, that was a while back, so you probably thought we forgot about it. Or maybe you thought we were simply playing politics, tossing empty promises to our users. Well...you were wrong. Smile

Does Anyone Want a New Linux Desktop?

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Software

earthweb.com: For the last eighteen months, the GNU/Linux desktop has been in a period of radical innovation. KDE 4 introduced new features and workflows. Mark Shuttleworth launched Ubuntu on a unilateral redesign campaign. Does the average user want any of these things?

Aka: Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

Smooth sailing to GRUB 2

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Software

mdzlog.alcor.net: GRUB 2 is now the default for new installations of Ubuntu, but as explained in the announcement, existing GRUB 0.x systems won’t be automatically converted to GRUB 2.

A Viable Alternative to Microsoft – Ubuntu Linux 9.04

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Ubuntu

blogternals.com: Ubuntu Linux 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), is just one of the many Linux flavors out there today that can run the software your business needs to run its day to day operations. If there are so many flavors out there why choose Ubuntu.

Things You’ll Love About Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF

robert.accettura.com: Firefox 3.5 is around the corner. For those who don’t pay attention to development here’s the big features worth checking out. There’s lots more, but these are my favorites:

Mandriva 2009 Spring: Quick review

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MDV

celettu.wordpress: When it comes to the big distros I tend to stick to the ones that are based on Debian. Apt just is simpler and faster to me than rpm. But since I reviewed Fedora 11 (or tried to, in any case), I thought I’d have a go at the other big two RPM distributions: OpenSuse and Mandriva.

The beginner's guide to Slackware Linux

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Slack
HowTos

techradar.com: Give a man Ubuntu, and he'll learn Ubuntu. Give a man SUSE, and he'll learn SUSE. But give a man Slackware, and he'll learn Linux.

Do You Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

livingdeadgrrl.wordpress: Now, I do. Let me tell you the story in brief. I’ve been fascinated with Linux for a long time. Eventually I needed the support of my media card readers, and abandoned it. Enter the two new computers we bought this weekend.

No license payments lure, as open source on the rise

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OSS

itwire.com: The absence of upfront license payments is the main driver in open source adoption, along with the lower costs of total ownership, for companies in the European market despite lingering market concerns about the level of software support and the quality of open source software.

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 11 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 11 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

today's leftovers:

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News
  • My 10 UNIX Command Line Mistakes

  • Macpup Opera: The Fastest Child Of Puppy
  • -----BEGIN ENCRYPTED MESSAGE-----
  • Chrome and Firefox 3.5 Memory Usage
  • 25 awesome free Cross-platform games
  • Open Source Goes To War
  • KDE desktop Blogging Client - KBlogger
  • Ubuntu Improves User Experience Via “Paper Cut” Campaign
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 57 Gentoo Developer Markos Chandras
  • FLOSS Weekly 74: Jeff Sheltren of the OSU Open Source Lab

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tip of the Day: Rip DVDs With Thoggen

  • Install Air under Kubuntu Jaunty with KDE 4.3 Beta 2
  • How to install ATI fglrx drivers in Debian Lenny
  • How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux on Ubuntu
  • Mount Manager – User-friendly partition management
  • Converting VMware Images to VirtualBox - A Simple Method
  • Last.fm in Debian/Ubuntu
  • How to Prevent Ubuntu from Changing Hardware Clock
  • How to boost the loading time of programs in Ubuntu?
  • 3 Ways to Install Latest Wine in Ubuntu 9.04
  • 3 Desktop Tweaks on PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Gnome

Linux Hardware Support Better than Windows?

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Linux

weblogs.mozillazine.org: You know, the old thing about Linux was that it didn't necessarily support your (new) hardware. Greg Kroah-Hartman has been trying to bust that myth with the Linux Driver Project for a while now. But recent events have proved beyond doubt that not only is he right, but installing and using new devices on Linux is now much easier than on Windows.

Is The U.S. Self Importance Clouding Our Judgement Of Software?

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: In a piece about the market share of Ubuntu outside the United States, Christopher Dawson writes about the innovation that is going on using Linux outside our borders.

The First Ever Entirely Volunteer Run Open Source Conference is a Huge Succes

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OSS

readwriteweb.com: When the open source convention OSCON decided to move from Portland, Oregon to San Jose last year, the open source citizens of Portland set about developing their own "conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way."

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