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Jono Bacon: UDS so far

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Ubuntu

Well, I have been at the UDS for a few days, and there is lots of stuff going on around many different parts of Ubuntu and the community. Prepare for one of my rather ugly bullet-points-lists-of-ultimate-doom:

My Rant for gNewSense 1.0

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Linux
Reviews

gNewSense came to me via a random suggestion on LinuxForums. These excite me because some of the most hilariously bad distributions I've ever tried have come to me this very same way. Looking at the rather sparse website for this distribution further fueled my excitement because it looks like essentially a reactionist derivative of Ubuntu that's sanctioned by the Free Software Foundation.

Learning to use netcat - The TCP/IP swiss army knife

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HowTos

NC - short form for Netcat is a very useful tool available on all Posix OSes which allow one to transfer data across the network via TCP/UDP with ease.

Building customized financial documents with free spreadsheets

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HowTos

Spreadsheets are the do-it-yourself version of financial software. They have all the power of other financial software, but in a less finished package. Instead of wizards and ready-made forms, they offer the raw material of hundreds of functions, only some of which are relevant to personal or business finance, and leave you to arrange them in a meaningful fashion.

Ubuntu Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Ubuntu

From the computer geek turned chef and back again comes another cool recipe for edibles in the form of your favorite distro's logo. His instructions are so complete, even I could make some. I would also imagine a little change in the food coloring could produce Kubuntu, Xubuntu, or whatever brand of *buntu you desire cookies. How interesting would that be for your holiday get-togethers?

Downloading bliss with Metalink

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Software

Getting popular software off the Internet can sometimes be a struggle, even with all the mirrors and BitTorrent Samaritans out there. When the Fedora project released Fedora Core 6 last month, for instance, even several dozen mirrors weren't enough to serve everyone, and torrent speeds weren't good enough because of a scarcity of seeders. But thanks to Metalink I was able to sleep while my FC6 ISOs were downloading.

OLPC taps 2.6.19 kernel for first Linux laptop build

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Linux
OLPC

The One Laptop Per Child project has decided to utilize a Linux 2.6.19 OLPC kernel with a Red Hat Fedora Core 6 "run-time environment" for the first build of its giveaway portable notebook computer, the Cambridge, Mass.-based project's president for software and content said Sunday.

OLPC executive Walter Bender announced the decision via his weekly progress report.

Scibuntu Installation With Screenshots

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Ubuntu

Scibuntu , Ubuntu Linux for scientists and science students. Scibuntu is not just another Linux distribution. It is a script that adds scientific programs and other convinient tools to the plain desktop Ubuntu. I came across this new distro and i want to give it a try and i have dowloaded the script and installed it took long time to install and this is still in alpha state.

Is Oracle Linux a CentOS knockoff?

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Linux

When Oracle announced recently that it was supporting its own Unbreakable Linux based on Red Hat's RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), everyone assumed that, well, it was based on RHEL. That may not be the case.

Does Linux Make a Difference?

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Linux

With an estimated 850 million PCs installed worldwide, it's not surprising the mantra continues for displacing Windows with a Linux desktop. But is this a commendable objective anymore?

A truly open Linux phone with GPS debuts

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Hardware
OSS

THERE HAVE BEEN a lot of phones claiming to be 'Linux phones' and those that do run a Linux kernel, but they all miss the point of Linux: to be open. FIC is about to change that in a big way with a truly open phone, the OpenMoko.

Microsoft denies Novell deal is breach of GPL

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp has denied that its patent deal with Novell Inc is in breach of the GNU General Public License or will automatically spread Microsoft's patent protection to other Linux distributions.

Ubuntu Summit: Inside the Googleplex

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Ubuntu

I'm at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Mountain View, California in the heart of Silicon Valley -- at the Googleplex. This biannual event is held within a couple of weeks of every Ubuntu release, to plan the features, processes and the development cycle for the next release -- in this case "Feisty" which will become Ubuntu 7.04 when it releases in April next year.

Can GPLv3 Corral Open Source Licenses?

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OSS

The impact of GPLv3 on license proliferation will depend on the FOSS license's final form, which is being shaped largely by the DRM and patent issues, said Finnegan-Henderson Partner Larry Robins. If these controversial terms remain in the GPLv3, then license proliferation may actually increase.

A Diehard SUSE User Tries Ubuntu 6.10

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Reviews

Unless you are living under a rock, you probably know production Ubuntu 6.10 was released on October 26. I'd heard that it was a nice package, but really haven't spent much time with it. SUSE Linux and I have been together for quite a while and when you have something that works, you stick with it. Many readers are probably in the same boat.

OSDL Tags Fellowship Fund Donations for Linux Kernel Documentation

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Linux

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux® and open source software, today announced the first fellowship grant from its Fellowship Fund announced earlier this year. The one-year fellowship grant will sponsor a technical writer, whose work will be targeted at Linux kernel documentation, further accelerating and maximizing Linux development.

Free Your Mind!

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Linux

The last Linux comparison that we did was exactly 13 months ago; and in that short period, things have really moved to the next level. Newer versions of applications have come up, a lot of work has gone into making the Graphical User Interface (GUI) less intimidating, the Kernel has been spruced up, hardware databases have expanded and overall, using Linux is now an enjoyable experience.

VMX Builder: Create virtual machines in minutes

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HowTos

While VMware Player is not designed to create virtual machines from scratch, other tools can help you to build your own VMs in a matter of minutes. You could use VMware's free VMware Server software, but it's overkill if you only need a quick-and-dirty way to build a VM. Instead, consider VMX Builder, an easy-to-use desktop tool for creating VMware virtual machines.

Check Debian archive mirrors bandwidth using apt-spy

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HowTos

apt-spy is a program that tests a series of Debian archive mirrors for bandwith.It writes an /etc/apt/sources.list with the fastest server.You can select which of the many Debian sites to benchmark by geographical location.

Bang for the Buck: Entry Linux Servers Keep Windows and Unix Honest

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OS

Only 15 years ago, Linus Torvalds was annoyed enough about the expense of the just-commercialized Unix workstations and systems on the market that he started to create his own operating system. Proprietary operating systems still have their niches--and they will for a long time to come--and a formerly ascendant Unix has been pushed out of the entry server space by Linux and Windows.

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