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Ubuntu readies the Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu
  • Can Ubuntu Become the 'Default Alternative' to Windows?
  • Everything You Need To Know about Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
  • Mark Shuttleworth: 10 Thoughts On Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu's Chris Kenyon gives BBC Radio 5-Live's a preview of Karmic Koala

Lancelot: An Alternative KDE Menu

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KDE
Software

maketecheasier.com: Many KDE 3 users swear by the K menu and would dare anyone to challenge it with something better. Lancelot is a third-party menu that has now entered into the KDE fold. It is the one I use, and many others have found it pretty useful. In this post, I will present to you some of Lancelot’s features so that you can decide if it is right for you.

Ontario Linux Fest rocked

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Linux

dissociatedpress.net: It’s a long way from Florida to Ontario, but it was totally worth it. Spent this weekend in Toronto to attend the Ontario Linux Fest for the first time. It was a smallish show, but the level of enthusiasm was enormous.

CrossOver To Receive Profiles Support, Left 4 Dead 2

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Software
Gaming

phoronix.com: When it comes to CrossOver Games Zombie Mallard (we imagine it will be marketed as CrossOver Games 8.1) will feature support for new games, including the Left 4 Dead 2 game that is expected to be extremely popular.

Jolly Good Jollicloud

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: Many mainstream Linux distributions like Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mandriva provide support for popular netbook models. Consequently, they run on your little companion pretty much right out of the box. However, the desktop metaphor that works so well on conventional PCs and laptops doesn’t translate very well to the netbook computer.

Linux is the future, even after Windows 7 release

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Linux

techflash.com (Keith Curtis): It goes almost without saying that the release of Windows 7 is important for Microsoft to stem the tide of customer dissatisfaction with Vista. At the same time, ironically, a new release of Windows doesn't matter as much as it used to.

Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10: That's a shiny Koala
  • Shuttleworth stretches Ubuntu from netbooks to heavens
  • Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
  • Ubuntu's new Linux tries getting cloud-friendly
  • Shuttleworth calls Windows 7 'excellent release'

Linux in your hand; from geeks only to consumer friendly mass market

blogs.zdnet: My first experience with mobile Linux was with a Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 I bought back in 2003. It was very customizable with apps and functionality and you could change the ROM on it rather easily to fit your needs. I am pleased to now see that smartphone operating systems based on Linux look to be the most powerful, customizable, flexible, and consumer friendly of all platforms we see in the market.

Open-Source ATI R600/700 3D Support In Fedora 12

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Linux
Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Fedora 12 provides "out of the box" support for kernel mode-setting with ATI R600/700 series graphics hardware, but it does not provide 3D acceleration by default. However, Red Hat's X developers have made it very easy to enable this 3D support for the ATI Radeon HD 2000, 3000, and 4000 series hardware by just installing a special Mesa package from yum. In this article we are taking a quick look.

Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition puts the user at the heart of its new design (PR)
  • Ubuntu 9.10 launch - 29 October
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala : What’s New?
  • Ubuntu 9.10: New Feature Roundup
  • Dell unveils exclusive Microsoft-branded Ubuntu OS
  • Ubuntu Opening The Doors

Linux Incorporated

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I've known for ages that Linux had migrated from enthusiasts to big business. It wasn't until this weekend's Florida Linux Show, where I spoke on desktop Linux, that I realized how totally Linux has become part of the IT mainstream.

Mandriva announces the upcoming launch of Mandriva Linux 2010

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MDV

mandriva.com (PR): Mandriva announces the upcoming launch of Mandriva Linux 2010, the latest version of its innovative operating system. Mandriva Linux 2010 will be available from Tuesday, 3rd November.

First look: inside Mozilla's Raindrop messaging platform

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla Labs has released a new open source messaging platform prototype called Raindrop. The project offers a powerful Web-based interface for interacting with messaging systems like Skype and e-mail—but installation is not for the faint of heart.

Just another way of browsing your files

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KDE
Software

trueg.wordpress: The Zeitgeist guys created a fuse file system called zeitgeistfs. It is basically a calendar containing the files accessed at that specific date. So at the Akonadi meeting last weekend, having two hours to kill, I thought that should be doable with KIO. So two hours later (most of that time was spent twiddling with UDS entries) the timeline:/ KIO slave was up and running:

Windows 7 versus Ubuntu: Operating System War

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Microsoft
  • Windows 7 versus Ubuntu: Operating System War
  • Will the real "new" features in Windows 7 please stand up
  • Windows 7: The First Blue Screen
  • The Computer Action Show! Season 1 Episode 6

49 Hot New Open Source Applications

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Software

earthweb.com: What's new in the open source world? We've put together a list of software that was first released (or first made open source) in the last couple of years. While many of these apps are still early in the development process, they're all usable, and in fact, have all acquired fairly substantial user bases in a short time.

Learning to love KDE 4 (part III)

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KDE

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: To conclude this mini series on KDE 4 I'm going to let you on a few tips and tricks I've picked up in the course of my explorations. Note that all comments apply to Kubuntu 9.10 and KDE 4.3. You distro mileage may vary!

Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

the451group.com: In order to try and bring some order to the conversation, we have brought together some of the most referenced blog posts and news stories in chronological order. We will continue to update this post until either the acquisition or the EC’s investigation closes.

Review: PC-BSD 7.1.1

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BSD

raiden.net: PC-BSD is a distribution that tries to both bring Freebsd to the masses, as well as the desktop. Along the way it's had some highs and it's had some lows. But overall it's life has been one of ever increasing favors. So how does the newest version of PC-BSD stack up? Let's see.

Linux release flood

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: Windows 7 is now officially out. But in the next month four top-notch Linux versions will hit final release.

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KDE: Krita 3.2.0 Beta 2, Akademy 2017

  • Krita 3.2.0: Second Beta Available
    We’re releasing the second beta for Krita 3.2.0 today! These beta builds contain the following fixes, compared to the first 3.2.0 beta release. Keep in mind that this is a beta: you’re supposed to help the development team out by testing it, and reporting issues on bugs.kde.org.
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  • KDE Arrives in Almería for Akademy 2017
    We have travelled from across the globe to meet for our annual gathering where we plan and discuss the next year's activities creating free software to share with the world. Almería is in the south east of Spain, a country which has long been a supporter of free software and collaboration with its creators. The sun here is hot but the water is also warm for those who make it to the beach to discuss their work with a pina colada and a swim. Over the last year KDE has run conferences in Brazil, India, Spain, Germany and sprints in Randa in Switzerland, Krita in the Netherlands, Marble in Germany, GSoC in the US, WikiToLearn in India, Plasma in Germany, Kontact in France, and sent representatives to OSCAL in Albania, FOSSASIA in Singapore, FUDCON in Cambodia, HKOSCon in Hong Kong and more.
  • Guest Post: Retired From KDE, by Paul Adams
    Long time no see, huh? Yes, I neglected my blog and as such didn't post anything since Akademy 2014... Interestingly this is the last one where my dear Paul Adams held a famous talk.  [...] During my PhD I was studying Free Software community productivity metrics. I was also working on research into software quality funded by the European Commission. KDE eV (the governance body1 for KDE) was also taking part in that project. At this time KDE was almost ready to release KDE 4. It was an exciting time to get involved.

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