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Sonata: an elegant music client for MPD

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Sonata is a GTK+ music player, written in Python. Actually, it is an MPD client, which is it’s most important advantage. MPD is a daemon that plays your music at background (maybe on a different computer). It can use different front ends, you can use it even from command-line and it continues playing even if your client or X is crashes.

Accurate market share statistics and The $60 Billion dollar question

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OSS

lxer.com: Earlier this week an article concerning Vista and market share and one about how Open Source Software has cost the IT Industry $60 Billion dollars over the last five years or so. Needless to say this generated some conversations about its validity. I got to wondering if there have ever been accurate market share statistics for Linux or any operating system for that matter.

ubuntu hits kept coming

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Ubuntu
  • Flying with the Heron

  • Ubuntu 8.04 – Hard Heron
  • crappy security
  • Wubi Is Just Not Ready

ubu... well, you know

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Ubuntu
  • 10 Reasons to Download and Try Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

  • Back with Ubuntu: An installation review of Ubuntu 8.04
  • Updating my Ubuntu machine
  • Amarok Resolved

Is PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu or any Linux Ready for Desktop?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: A search for "linux ready for desktop" brings millions of results on any search engine. The phrase "Linux Desktop Year" has been around 5 years now. Over the years, the question on its validity has been asked again and again. Fundamentally what does one mean by "Linux Desktop Year"?

Watching the watchers of the GPL

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Ah the GPL. The GNU Public License. It’s probably one of the most controversial topics in all of the IT world. What is it and how is it enforced? Who backs it and who defends it? And who watches the watchers? Now there’s the real rub.

and more ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS review

  • Hidden Linux: Hardy - The way I like it
  • ubuntu 8.04 lts (hardy heron): a disappointment

Girls Love Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: If you think that Linux is only "for the boys", then think again. Did you know that there are women-oriented Linux communities that are created to provide both technical and social support for women Linux users?

Using Dell’s D/Dock docking station with Linux

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Linux
Hardware

liquidat.wordpress: Dell is shipping docking stations for it’s Latitude Laptops. I’ve tested a D/Dock and it does work with Linux. The only real problems have their roots in Linux’ shortcomings.

*buntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Tribute to the Kubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

  • Other Ubuntu variants
  • Howto Disable CTRL-ALT-DEL from shutting down in Ubuntu
  • An interview with hyper_ch
  • Reset Compiz effects back to Ubuntu Defaults…
  • Ubuntu's Hardy Heron Takes Virtualization Flight

Linux Review: gOS Space 2.9

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Linux

linux-exploration.blogspot: GOS 2.9 is based off the Ubuntu distribution, and it is the operating system that is coming on the Everex G-PC's and the Everex Cloud Book. The new 2.9 version, has a Mac-OS type feel. Even though it seems appropriate, the G does not stand for Google.

OpenTheBlob.com Gets 9,000 Signatures

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Software

phoronix.com: When OpenTheBlob.com started in late February, within one week of its launch it already had 5,000 signatures and days later it passed the 6,000 and 7,000 marks too. This letter was an open letter to NVIDIA looking for more information on their open-source strategy.

Red Hat sees sales abroad: CEO finds emerging economies amenable to open source

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Linux

tradingmarkets.com: Red Hat will look primarily to emerging markets, not the United States, to expand service sales in the coming years, chief executive Jim Whitehurst said.

First Impressions: Mandriva Spring 2008

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MDV

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: Maybe I am wrong, but I have seen only raving reviews about the new Mandriva Spring 2008. Positive reviews. Since I always like to draw my own conclusions and Mandriva is one the releases this spring, I decided to give it a spin.

more 'buntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 on a HP Compaq nx7000

  • Minibuntu 8.04 is out
  • Five Softwares to Install in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • First Impression of the Heron 8.04
  • Thanks to all the contributors for Hardy

some leftovers:

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News
  • Hardy Heron – my odd first experiences

  • Two Sweet New Linux Distros
  • The difficulty of building community around commercial: The OpenSolaris example
  • How To Be a Linux/Open Source Advocate
  • Hibernation in Draco
  • Going Open Source Series & Working With Open Source Companies
  • Create/Find Hardware Reviews
  • Compiz White & Black Frozen screen fix
  • GSA makes the case for open source

Mandriva 2008.1 Package Manager

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MDV

lazytechguy.com: Mandriva Spring 2008.1 is no doubt a great distribution. It has good collection of default software, has excellent hardware detection, has proprietary drivers and software and an overall great out of box experience. People, including me, often complain about its Package manager. Lets have a little detailed look.

Does foxnews.com Hate Linux Users?

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Web

blog.eracc.com: Up until recently there was no problem viewing video content on Fox News Video web pages. Apparently some Microsoft and Apple Only types have taken over the video content pages for Fox News.

more ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • I should know better by now

  • Synching the open source release schedule
  • Dapper to Hardy fails me
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on ASUS Eee PC

Something to Really Bake Your Noodle

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KDE

linuxtoday.com: I pulled down the Kubuntu flavor of Heron yesterday, and thus far I like what I have seen. I haven't noticed any great leaps in speed or interface changes. The geek part of me sometimes longs for the heady days when new interfaces came out as a matter of course. I called up Aaron Seigo, the lead developer of Plasma and asked for a basic rundown of what he and his team are doing.

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