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KDE 4.2 Progress Report

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KDE

benkevan.com/blog: Well, I’ve been a few days with KDE 4.2 and thought I’d give a little insight of my experience and why I made the decision to go back to KDE 3.5.10.

OLPC no longer wants to change the world

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OLPC

itwire.com: There is more disquieting news emerging from the One Laptop per Child project - or what remains of it, following the sackings and budget cuts in January.

Updating Software under Linux: Strikes 5 and 6

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Many reader comments to my prior posting, Updating software in Linux: four strikes and you're out, raised interesting points that I'll address here. But in reading and responding to them, I came across two more gripes about updating software in Linux.

My wife gave up on KDE! :-(

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KDE

qashapp.blogspot: I really tried. At first I went ok. She complained about the system being way slower, but she could live with it. But over time more and more has just been to disturbing and now, after 3 months of KDE, I chose to reinstall her machine with Mac OS. I have myself over that period grown a bit less Kubuntu/KDE friendly.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #128

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Ubuntu

fridge.ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #128 for the week of February 1st- February 7th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubunt Jaunty Alpha 4 released, Rock the Docs: Ubuntu LoCo Docs Day, and Hall of Fame interview: Christophe Sauthier.

KDE 4.2 Review

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linux-ninja.com: I recently did a bunch of package unmasking in my desktop Gentoo installation and did an emerge of KDE 4 .2 and I thought I would share my experiences in my shiny new desktop environment.

Average John & the Ubuntu Switch

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Ubuntu

johnbooth.typepad: So, the Booth Ubuntu Linux switchover is complete, though not completely spit-shined yet, but ... dude. This is freaking AWESOME and the overall experience has been way easier and smoother than I had anticipated.

Free software isn't freeware: why Linux and FOSS have a higher standard

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OSS

itwire.com: Microsoft's recent survey proclaimed nearly half the population believe it is ok to use pirated software for personal use. This diminishes the argument by Linux advocates that you can use their operating system without any cost. Yet, you can't confuse free as in cost with free as in freedom. Here's what FOSS really means.

The Unthinkable: Moving From Ubuntu to Debian 5 Lenny

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: I am thinking the unthinkable…..I am considering changing from Ubuntu 8.10 for my desktop to Debian 5. I have been running the Debian 5 Lenny candidate for awhile and have bee very pleased with the stability and features. It actually functions and acts more like the distribution I need and work on than Ubuntu.

Linux is a mixture, windows is a compound

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: The differences between Linux and windows are chalk and cheese in respect to how the two operating systems are put together. While the end result of putting together these operating systems are pretty much the same functionality. It is the way they are put together.

Ubuntu Codenames

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Ubuntu

pthree.org: With the release of Ubuntu 9.04 about 2 months out, Mark Shuttleworth will be announcing the codename of Ubuntu 9.10 fairly soon. Quit calling the releases after their codenames.

Virtualization With Xen On Debian Lenny (AMD64)

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on a Debian Lenny (5.0) system (AMD64). Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called "virtual machines" or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0).

odds & ends

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News
  • What I do for Wesnoth

  • Tweaking Ubuntu
  • Saving is the open source mandate
  • maddog's Brazilian Multimedia Challenge and a YouTube Video
  • A few things to do immediatley after installing Ubuntu 8.10
  • Open source integration tools are 'enterprise ready'
  • Reputation Vs. Technical Merits
  • FLOSS Weekly 55: jQuery
  • Ubuntu Server on Amazon - Beta programme now open
  • Truth in Advertising
  • Linksys WRT54G v5 DD-WRT Firmware Flash
  • Learning Linux Through Humor And Comics

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Securing Apache From Spiders and Flies

  • Change Keymap in Gentoo Linux
  • How to Generate Barcode in OpenOffice.org
  • Conky
  • Set Up a Free Business Server With Ubuntu
  • Speed up your system by avoiding the swap file
  • Digiband - Drumming & Guitar simulator in openSUSE
  • Try out the Metacity compositor
  • floating point exception - gentoo
  • vnstat - a console-based network traffic monitor
  • Flash crashes/hangs Firefox when switching to fullscreen
  • A softer --as-needed
  • How to creat zip files on Linux compatible with Windows
  • How to set wallpaper in Fluxbox with Nitrogen

Updating software in Linux: four strikes and you're out

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: A while back I was considering installing Linux on a computer and using the free VMware server to run other operating systems on the machine. But VMware's instructions to install their software were written by Linux techies for Linux techies and I couldn't understand them.

Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Wallpapers

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Software

junauza.com: First there were Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" mock-up designs, now showing up are tons of user-created wallpapers dedicated to the next major release version of this popular Linux distribution. If you are interested, let me show you some of those wallpapers here.

10 free Linux alternatives to OpenOffice.org

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Software

darrenyates.com.au: OpenOffice.org has a reputation for being the premiere office suit for the Linux platform. But what are the alternatives?

Mac Vs. PC: Who's the More Considerate BitTorrent Software Thief?

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OS

gizmodo.com: TorrentFreak checked some seed and leech numbers of Mac, Windows, and Linux software to see who's got the nicer ratio.

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