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Linux-Optimized Laptops: Does the Hardware Matter?

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Hardware

Even though interest in server-side Linux has been steadily growing in enterprises and organizations around the world, desktop and laptop-based Linux solutions have faced a steady series of uphill climbs.

Novell: It's Cheaper Than Linux

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SUSE

Lately, I have watched various companies make marketing blunders on a near everyday basis. Some in the general media, others in niche arenas, where most people will never see just how huge of a mistake was actually made. But all of them aside, Novell has had the pleasure of topping them all and solidifying fears that many Linux users share, with one single statement.

Non-free repositories!?

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Software

There’s a discussion going on on my LUG mailing list today which seems to have diverged from its original topic to the question of the inclusion of officially supported non-free repositories in distributions: is this merely facilitating freedom or does it have more sinister implications for free software?

Nero for Linux V3 is almost out

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Software

NERO WAS SHOWING two things at CeBIT, one was a great thing, the other potentially interesting. One requires hardware, the other doesn't require Windows.

Changing the look of Wine

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HowTos

One of the nicer things of Linux is that you have tons of thinkerers around. One of my online buddies who goes by the nick of Tripl showed this solution to change the default look of Wine (simply horrible) into the human theme of Ubuntu.

All the text bellow needs to be pasted bellow the line above in ~/.wine/user.reg that is your home directory .wine folder

...

CLI Magic: socat

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HowTos

Socat, netcat's "twin brother," is a utility that "establishes two bidirectional byte streams and transfers data between them." It handles sockets in various ways, allowing a wide range of actions, including file transfers, port forwarding, and serial line emulation.

Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch

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Linux
HowTos

I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish this. I did manage to set it up with Windows XP, using the "Personal Area Network" in the bluetooth utility and doing internet connection sharing.

The free Tron Universe—Armagetron

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Gaming

After all these years, I still remember the sounds and primary colours associated with the climatic lightcycle scene in the 1982 Walt Disney film TRON. As the noise-ridden cycles raced to certain destruction, synthetic electronic reverberations could be felt throughout the whole audience and my bones at the cinema.

Ubuntu Receives Editor's Choice Award from PC Welt

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Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has scooped another award for Ubuntu, its leading-edge Linux distribution. At the PC Welt awards dinner held during the CeBIT Exhibition in Hanover, on Friday 16th March, Ubuntu was awarded the "Editor's Choice Award for Open Source."

Bake-Off: 4 Linux Desktops Tackle The Enterprise

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Linux

The year 2007 might be remembered as the year when Linux corporate desktops stood up to Windows Vista. Hewlett-Packard recently announced it is making large deals with Linux desktops and that these orders might be a signal of an important shift in the market.

Debian at the crossroads

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Linux

The Debian GNU/Linux project has come to some kind of crossroads - due to many factors, some of them artificial - and the man who takes over leadership next month will have to make some crucial decisions on the future direction of the project.

Voting is in progress for the next leader who will take over on April 17. Eight candidates are in the running, including the incumbent, Anthony Towns.

You can get taste of Linux without having to install it

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Linux

Q: I just tried Windows Vista and was soooo impressed that now I'd like to try out Linux. What is the best way to dip my toes into the Linux pond?

A: Wow. I'm sure that wasn't the effect that Microsoft was going for; however I can't say that I'm surprised.

InitNG on Fedora

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Linux

InitNG is one of the most often mentioned possible init replacements. Since it is available as a package in Fedora Extras it can be easily tested. Running on Fedora Core 6 it shows quite some bugs - but impressive speed improvements. In the meantime, a wiki page to bring Upstart to Fedora has been created and filled with first information.

SAM: A Charismatic Distribution

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Linux

Over the weekend on Phoronix were some new screenshots of SAM Linux 2007. I tried out this distribution myself and was very pleased with the results. SAM Linux is based upon PCLinuxOS and its 2007 version uses Xfce 4.4 along with including Beryl/XGL and including a wealth of packages. Among the package manifest list is WINE, Flash 9, Java, mplayer with codecs, and RealPlayer.

Six tips for Linux, open source desktop migrations

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Linux

Planning a migration from Windows PCs to Linux-based desktops is no small task. Here are six issues and strategies to consider before getting started.

1. Before Windows, go after Office first

OLPC to get speedier hardware upgrades?

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OLPC

While OLPC test machines are circulating around, and orders are reportedly adding up in vast quantities, it looks like the green machine could be receiving a few hardware upgrades.

Technological Breakdown

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Linux

Well, it seems I have been thouroughly defeated by both Ubuntu and openSUSE (64bit versions). I pretty much spent all day Friday trying to get an openSUSE install connected via a Belkin WiFi USB dongle - which, incidentally worked instantly with the 10.1 32 bit. This failed to the extent the XServer died and I had to do a complete re-install.

Kubuntu 7.04 Beta Released - Our Screenshots

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Ubuntu

Just a few weeks before the big Ubuntu 7.04 final release comes the first beta. It is an exciting time because this is another big milestone in the open source Linux world. There is no doubt that Ubuntu is becoming the most common Linux operating system and as long as they keep producing fine releases like these I’m sure they will continue to get more and more popular.

Adding simple actions to Konqueror

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HowTos

Fred Emmott shares with us some Neat things about KDE, inspired by Aaron J. Seigo's documentation on Creating Konqueror Service Menus. It can be useful at times to have some new Actions.

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