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Free software takes on Microsoft Office

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Software

reuters.com: Ninety percent of the users don't need all the functionality that Office provides. More demanding users who don't want to pay may look to Symphony and its cousin, OpenOffice, a package developed by a nonprofit group that includes a database program and drawing software.

Samba 3.2 reflects open source project’s ambivalence toward Microsoft

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blogs.zdnet.com: Samba’s forthcoming version 3.2 release capitalizes on Microsoft’s interoperability commitments while also guarding against patent covenants that threaten the GPL.

Fedora rescuecd vs. Debian netinst

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Linux
Software

vsingleton.blogspot: Other than a few obtuse references to some of the features of the Fedora 8 rescuecd, I could not easily figure out how to install Fedora 8 (fc8) in a similar fashion to Debian's netinst installer.

Linux + UMPC = Smokin' Hot

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Linux
Hardware

junauza.com: Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC) are so hot right now that major PC manufacturers are competing to create the lightest, fastest and sexiest-looking portable machines imaginable. Most of these emerging sub-notebooks are pre-installed with Linux, and I wasn't surprised.

Rootkits, the who's what's and whys in kitting the box

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thelinuxsociety.org.uk: The idea of this guide is to make you aware of rootkits, what they can do, their history, and the varying different type of rootkits. I'm also going to discuss couple of possible countermeasures and steps that you can take to defend your self against rootkits.

Gzip, Bzip2 and Lzma compared

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Software

blog.i-no.de: There has recently been a discussion about GNU switching from bzip2 to lzma for their distributed tarballs. They still offer gzip tarballs as an alternative. However, Gentoo has been preferring the bzip2 tarballs mostly due to the improved pack ratio of bzip2. Unfortunately, the software for lzma is not (yet) as mature as some would like.

Ubuntu tips & tricks

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Ubuntu

1. Play youtube videos directly in Totem Movie Player (Hardy)...
4. To customize most of the colors of your ubuntu...
5. To download youtube videos and convert them to .avi...

13 useful tips

The future of PHP

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News

Discover PHP's new features and syntax improvements and see how they will take this already-popular scripting language to the next level. Learn how Unicode support, Web 2.0 features, and other changes make PHP V6 more robust, as well as more international.

Areca: Linux desktop backups made easy

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: In the last years several projects were started to provide user friendly solutions for the backup of Linux desktop machines. Despite their advantages they all suffer from stalled development: all mentioned projects are effectively dead at the moment. There is only one exception: the little known Areca.

Firefox: Can browsers make bucks?

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Moz/FF

bbc.co.uk/blogs: What's the most valuable piece of web software you use every day? Your web browser, surely. So whoever makes the browser which dominates the market should also make riches beyond the dreams of avarice - shouldn't they?

The best and worst docks for Ubuntu

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linuxowns.wordpress: Docks became popular when Mac began using them in their operating system. But these days docks are available on all platforms. So which ones should you avoid and which ones should you use?

The HP Mini-Note 2133 with Ubuntu is pretty sweet

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SUSE

blog.lostlake.org: I got a mini-note 2133. It came with SUSE. I tried, repeatedly to do the most simple operations and it just sucked. So, I installed Ubuntu and the Mini-Note turned into a great machine.

Top Ten Reasons for a Linux Laptop

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reallylinux.com: In a bit of off the cuff humor, I've created another Linux Top Ten Countdown. It's nowhere near as funny without a drum roll, so perhaps you may wish to download and listen to one while reading the list.

SourceForge® Implements OpenID Technology

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OSS

SourceForge today announced inclusion of the OpenID functionality in their SourceForge.net website. SourceForge.net users can now log in with an OpenID and receive a corresponding SourceForge.net identity for use at other sites that support OpenID logins.

Autotools: a practitioner's guide to autoconf, automake and libtool

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Reviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: This book is written for the open source software package maintainer. I’m purposely not using the terms “free software” or “proprietary software that’s free”. The use of the term “open source” is critical in this context. You see, open source defines a type of software distribution channel.

AbiWord team interview

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Interviews

redhatmagazine.com: AbiWord just had a great 2.6 release and the developers took several hours of their spare time over a few weeks period answering questions and providing information. Thanks to the team and especially MarcMaurer for his time and patience. We present you a detailed interview with the AbiWord team on a broad range of topics.

Tomboy note-taker keeps you organized

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linux.com: I use Tomboy, an open source notetaking app, to cull and organize the hundreds of bits of information I track, and to prioritize it on to-do lists on the fly. When we first reviewed Tomboy 0.3.5, it had some obvious flaws. The project has had a number of updates since then, and the newest version, 0.10.0, really makes the grade.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Enterprise Unix Roundup: OpenSolaris, Farm Team or Big League?

  • IBM Fuels New Blue Biz Initiative With Linux
  • Creative Commons promotes standard license expression
  • The heron has landed: a review of Ubuntu 8.04
  • Outsider to lobby for OLPC Down Under
  • With Linux vs. Because of Linux
  • Pandora the Linux gaming handheld console
  • Update on DeviceKit
  • Mozilla: Firefox plugin shipped with malicious code
  • Millionaires, Billionaires, and Open Source
  • Response Team Boosts Open Source Security
  • Proof that Linux is for geeks with too much time on their hands!
  • Not Necessarily Parallel
  • Ubuntu for Kids
  • The kernel that fixes the Ubuntu hibernation regression
  • Why many MCSEs won’t learn Linux
  • Interactive Kernel Map

misc app shorts

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Software
  • Terminator: A Kick-ass Terminal

  • Browse Mouselessly With Conkeror
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.1 released
  • Raptor Menu explores KDE 4 Possibilities
  • id Software Starts Work On Doom 4!

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Play multimedia content with style using Entertainer

  • How do I find a Unix / Linux command?
  • Using Styles in OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Using a Gentoo Prefixed shell as your login shell
  • Yahoo Mail on Thundebird (ubuntu based guide)
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