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There is More to Linux Than Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

linuxtoday.com: The fine people at Canonical are experts at keeping Ubuntu in the news, and keeping a lot of buzz alive. That is a good thing; still, it is easy to get the impression that Ubuntu is Linux. But we know there is a whole world outside of Canonical, so here are some of my favorite Linuxes.

some shorts:

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News
  • Retiring from Gentoo
  • New laptop
  • A stable kernel release storm
  • Arch on the Meso
  • Italian court rules free software preference is legal
  • RMS and Tim Berners-Lee: Separated at Birth?
  • pc-bsd-a quick tour of the desktop
  • X.Org Server 1.8.0 Is Here

The iPad's Linux competition

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Linux
Hardware
  • The iPad's Linux competition
  • JooJoo: The "other" tablet arrives

Unleash your inner Old Master with MyPaint

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Software

blog.worldlabel.com: MyPaint is a lightweight, easy-to-use open source painting application that you might not have heard of before. Unlike some of the more mature open source raster-graphics applications, MyPaint doesn’t try to do everything. Instead, it focuses on one and only one use: painting.

Are HP and Dell giving up on netbooks?

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Hardware
  • Are HP and Dell giving up on netbooks?
  • April Fools & Rumors

Community Open Source as the Raw Material of Computing Utility Providers

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OSS

dirkriehle.com: It’s April 2nd, so the Apache Software Foundation’s 2010 April Fools’ joke is over. Here is why I liked it a lot. It represents a hypothetical: What if the ASF and its projects could be bought? Or, if not bought, then put under control or strong influence of corporate interests like in traditional open source consortia?

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring Beta 1 available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Time has came for first beta release for 2010 Spring version of Mandriva Linux. It’s now available through 32 and 64 DVD isos, as well as live-CD isos for GNOME and KDE on public mirrors

Help! Finding Community Linux Support

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Linux

linux.com: You've installed Linux, things are looking great, but you've run into a snag and need a little helping hand. You're in good hands. The community is here to help, if you know where to look.

SimplyMepis 8.5 Review

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: Today marks the release of version 8.5 of SimplyMepis, the popular Debian based distribution that focuses on the K desktop environment. We decided to take it for a run and see if there have been any significant changes since the previous release.

OOXML heading for failure

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Microsoft
  • ISO OOXML convener: Microsoft's format "heading for failure"
  • Fifth Anniversary of ODF is May 1st
  • Microsoft Fails the Standards Test

Quake II ported to use HTML5 technologies

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Software

h-online.com: Google developers have released GWTQuake, a version of the game Quake II ported to use HTML5 technologies such as WebGL, Audio, Canvas, WebSockets and Local Storage, created during the developers' "20% time".

Ed Roberts, creator of early PC, dies

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Obits

cnet.com: Ed Roberts, whose early Altair 8800 computer helped inspire Bill Gates and Paul Allen to start Microsoft, died Thursday. He was 68.

Lexmark's Linux Secret

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: There is one printer manufacturer though that as of last year has begun supporting Linux from top to bottom with their entire line-up of printers. Not only are they providing CUPS drivers, but also they are even printing Tux in the corner of every box they ship right besides the Windows and Apple logos. Do you know who we are talking about?

7 Things That Are Easier To Do In Ubuntu Than In Windows

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: When the average computer user hears about Ubuntu or Linux, the word “difficult” comes to mind. Using Ubuntu is actually easier and better than using Windows. Don’t believe me? Here are some examples.

Firefox 3.6.3 security update now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.6.3 is now available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux from http://www.firefox.com.

Shooting for the Perfect 10.10 with Maverick Meerkat

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: It’s time to put our heads together to envision “the perfect 10″.

Linux Gazette April 2010 (#173)

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Linux

Linux Gazette for April 2010 is ready. Highlights are Linux's problem with Simplified Chinese, Codeweavers vs. Cedega - Commercial Wine Product Comparison, and Quick and Dirty Web Filtering on Linux.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Acer to bring out dual-boot Windows/Android netbook
  • Google’s Empire In Progress with Don’t Be Evil Motto (Video)
  • Google Asks, "Are You Done With That Sandwich?"
  • Debian Squeeze Linux - Where Is It?
  • Linux on your iPhone
  • Perl 4, Back Where It Belongs
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 5 - April Fools
  • Interview with Andrzej Wasylkowski from the checkmycode project
  • Official Statement Objecting BBC/OFCOM Proposal
  • MeeGo gets going: source code and developer builds available
  • Using Alexandria
  • Firefox claims 40% of Euro browser share
  • GNU Generation 2.0
  • Introducing Larval Editor
  • Wtf? The US FDA Just Banned Caffeine?
  • Root of Cult of SEO
  • Update on Ubuntu Buttons
  • PureOS 2.0 Screenshots
  • One Laptop Per Child delivers 200 XO computers to NT kids
  • The best windows emulator for Linux
  • Sony's PS3 Drops Linux; Why You Should Care
  • Linux Link Tech Show #347 - 3/31/10

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A fast guide to system rescue using open tools
  • Beginner’s Guide to Grep
  • Upgrade to KDE4.4.2 in openSUSE 11.2
  • Running Commands at Startup in Debian and Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: Make ALSA default instead of PulseAudio
  • How to Get wireless button working on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li1718
  • How to Install Applications from GetDeb Website
  • Script: average
  • iptables rules for desktop computers
  • Using the USB Cable in Linux
  • Install Latest VLC Media Player in Ubuntu in 2 steps

Former Sun open source officer joins OSI board

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OSS
  • Former Sun open source officer joins OSI board
  • Sales and marketing for open source – same difference
  • Importance of open source screen readers for accessibility: Interview with Joanie Diggs
  • The growing popularity of open source assistive technology: Interview with Will Walker
  • What Does a Paying Open Source Customer Look Like?
  • Tech hiring poised for recovery -- and open source leads the way
  • Why Toyota Should Go Open Source
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