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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 215

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Stephan Kulow, openSUSE Project Manager

  • Statistics: DistroWatch in Asia
  • News: Development release galore, openSUSE updates, Daniel Robbins on Gentoo's
  • Portage, DragonFly BSD interview

  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 3.4e, Freespire 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pioneer Explorer 1.0, Parsix GNU/Linux 0.90r1
  • New additions: MidnightBSD
  • New distributions: IGOS Nusantara, March Linux, S-M-S
  • Reader comments

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

Linux Newbie’s Survival Guide - Ubuntu Edition

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HowTos I wrote this document for new Ubuntu Linux users who are trying it for the first time solo, that is, without a friend or colleague who is experienced with setting up and supporting Ubuntu Linux.

Linux: Better than sliced bread

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Linux I had some pretty stringent requirements for this machine. It needed to be able to be docked and undocked many times a day from a docking station with very little fuss, preferably being able to switch between dual monitor and single without needing to restart Xorg.

Book Review: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks

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Reviews The book Ubuntu for Non-Geeks (2nd. edition) claims to be "a hands-on, project-based, take-it-slow guidebook for those interested in - but nervous about - switching to the Linux operating system."

Linux for Parents - A Beginners Guide to Ubuntu

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HowTos Recently I upgraded my mum from Windows XP to Ubuntu. This page will serve as a central location for all of the beginner-to-intermediate Ubuntu “how-to” tutorials that I create.

Absolute Linux 12.0.2 Review

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According to Absolute website "Assembled to make installation and maintenance of Slackware easier. Built for speed, stability, security, ease of use and development (if you are so inclined.) I am as confident in it's stability as a stock Slackware box -- and that is saying something"

An offline wiki for your desktop

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Software Zim looks, feels, and almost works like a common text editor, but it mixes editing features like spell checking with the page cataloging features of wikis.

SCO speaks

groklaw: With the loopy bravado of Monty Python's Black Knight, they list all the things they didn't lose. And they are exploring their options. Here they are, at last, with a statement.

Linux is Unix

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paul murphy: Two weeks ago frequent contributors p_msac and bportlock challenged me to see Linux as not Unix and to discuss the consequences of that difference. The reality here is simple.

Exaile:The best Media player!

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Software Exaile is a music player aiming to be similar to KDE’s Amarok, but for GTK+ and written in Python. It incorporates many of the cool things from Amarok (and other media players).

LinuxWorld Draws Both Open-Source Devotees and Curious Tire-Kickers

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computerworld: Last week’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo drew a broad cross section of users, from cautious onlookers trying to gauge how Linux and other open-source software could fit into their organizations to converts hoping to expand their use of such technologies.

New user interface features added to latest Firefox 3 nightly build

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arstechnica: The latest Firefox 3 nightly build includes a revised interface for the download manager, which features search functionality and grouping for active and completed downloads.

(K)Ubuntu On An E1505

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Ubuntu I’m using an old Dell Inspiron E1505/6400, although it only says E1505 on the actual computer. It’s from around March 2006. I recently installed Kubuntu via Wubi.

Painting Programs for Linux

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thedarkmaster: Are you an artist, graphic designer or something like that? Well, then you maybe know, if you use Linux, that there’s no really professional program in this category of software… sadly. Sure, there’s the Gimp but can it be compared with photoshop?

A new dock on the Block

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The Linux Movement: There is this new dock, like application which seems nice if you have loads of launchers. It seems that you just use your mouse scroll wheel and you just wheel the launchers around....looks like fun.

Freespire On; Freespire Off

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Linux Today: I've been waiting for months for the release of Freespire 2.0. Over the past two years I've downloaded and tried many distros but had been saving the "best for last." I'd heard so much about Freespire and Linspire; especially the new CNR program installer/remover.

Chromium: An addictive vertical scrolling shooting game!

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tuxtoday: Basically, it’s a game about blowing stuff up until you get to the boss, and then blow that one up too. You collect powerups in the form of skulls and tux-logos, which will get you new weapons and supershields.

Linux Foundation Reinforcing its Legal Defenses

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Linux There's been a change in legal style and personnel over at the Linux Foundation.

openSUSE 10.3 Beta 1 Live CDs

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opensuse news: Stephan Kulow has created and uploaded Live CDs of the 1-CD installations for your pleasure: GNOME Live ISO, KDE Live ISO. He writes: “Please put ‘live CD’ into the summary of bug reports, so we don’t confuse them with the installation CDs. The Live CDs are still very early in development, but we would like to hear your feedback in general.“

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: Greatly Improved Boot Time

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opensuse news: openSUSE 10.3 is going to be filled with new improvements and exciting technologies. To allow you to discover exactly what the developers have been working hard on behind the scenes over the last few months, we bring you a little series: Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3. Today we are looking at the great new improvements to boot time in openSUSE.

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