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30 Similarities Between MS Excel and OOo Calc

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OOo

fanaticattack.com: This is another article in my series that shows the similarities between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office. Using a new product requires some re-learning. But you rarely have to learn an entirely new set of skills. This article is to emphasize the similarities.

Sun Solaris 10 5/08

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OS

phoronix.com: While all of the Solaris excitement at Phoronix as of late has been around Solaris Express Developer 1/08 and the forthcoming release of OpenSolaris 2008.05, today Sun Microsystems has announced the immediate release of Solaris 10 5/08.

Deploying KDE to 52 million young people

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Mauricio broke the news today in his blog about what can only be described as a massive deployment of free software. In summary: KDE on Linux has stepped up to become the software platform in the primary school education system in Brazil.

Linux vs. GNU/Linux: The Aftermath

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Today, I wrote a post about why I call Linux “Linux” and not “GNU/Linux.” That post attracted quite a number of views, and a good number of comments as well.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Customizing the Default Theme in Drupal

  • KDE 4 on Slackware 12.0
  • Ubuntu Linux Install and Configure Ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant
  • How to make Gnome menus Faster in Ubuntu
  • More advanced wget usage
  • Getting data into and out of an OpenOffice.org Base database
  • Installing and tracking software updates with toast
  • GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial
  • Getting help with the Linux Command Line

And the Most Reliable OS of All Is ...

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OS

serverwatch.com: If you were to be asked, out of all the server operating systems on the market, which platform had the highest reliability (in terms of downtime), what would your guess be?

KDE Commit-Digest for 13th April 2008

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KDE

dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Complete source rewrite, with many improvements, in KInfoCenter. Important work on the "Quick Launch", "Folder View", and "RSSNOW" Plasma applets. Initial work towards future support for a list of timezones tooltip for the digital-clock Plasmoid.

Red Hat Prepping Managed Services Strategy

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Linux

mspmentor.net: The convergence of open source with managed services and software as a service (SaaS) continues. The latest example: Red Hat, arguably the world’s best-known open source company, has created two staff positions to serve hosting partners. Plus, Red Hat is evaluating a strategy to work more closely with managed service providers, MSPmentor has learned. Here’s the scoop.

Reiser Jury Deliberating; Readers Predicting 'Not Guilty'

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Reiser

blog.wired: Jurors weighing Linux programmer Hans Reiser's murder case were deliberating for the first full day here Wednesday. Panelists have just broken for lunch and are headed for a nearby Mexican restaurant.

Xubuntu Hardy Heron is Ready for Takeoff

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: “So far, so good.” That is all I can say when I tested Xubuntu 8.04 RC last night on my Macbook Pro. My first impression with Xubuntu “Hardy Heron” was rather respectable because first and foremost, the installation was trouble-free and it was smooth sailing all the way.

Arch, an Awesome Distro for Power Users

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Linux

kdubois.net: Gentoo broke. I loved how Gentoo did not treat me like an idiot, and allowed me full control over my system. When my last `emerge world` command failed after 4 hours of working and had the happy effect of breaking libexpat.so.0, I decided that I was done with Gentoo. I decided to install Arch.

WebKit GTK+ port passes Acid3 on Linux

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Software

arstechnica.com: The GTK+ port of WebKit is the first open source HTML render to fully pass the Acid3 test on the Linux platform. WebKit, which is Apple's increasingly popular fork of KDE's KHTML rendering engine, is used by Apple's Safari web browser and the iPhone.

Foresight 20/20 Recap: Re-organizing the wiki

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Linux

silwenae.org/blog: One of Sunday’s sessions / hackfests, was a discussion on how to re-organize the wiki. As many wiki’s become over time, the Foresight wiki has many pages which are now out of date, especially due to the transition to Foresight 2.0.

What the Flock - the Social Browser Revolution

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Software

makeuseof.com: At first, Flock appealed to me in a purely superficial way. As you may have noticed, I’m a sucker for style, good design and pretty textures, and Flock certainly unites all of these features.

For Me, It’s Linux, Not GNU/Linux

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: I do not call Linux “GNU/Linux.” I am not only referring to the kernel, but the entire system, programs and all. Why? Many other people call it “GNU/Linux.” Here’s why I call Linux just Linux.

It’s time to stick a fork in the OLPC

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OLPC

blogs.the451group: Dana Blankenhorn yesterday called the OLPC project a failure for its inability to mass market a low-cost Linux laptop. Dana’s definition of failure, in this case, seems to be based on the quantity of XO laptops distributed.

Oh Gentoo, what had become of thee?

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Gentoo

thetechandcents.com: Yesterday was an important day for me. I stumbled into a very important issue, albeit small, which made me to come to the following decision: I am leaving Gentoo as a desktop platform.

Linux Ubuntu PCs set for sale in Russia

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Ubuntu

cnews.ru: Linux Ubuntu installation on PCs sold by Excimer and NT Computer is to be launched within the nearest month. Consequently, Ubuntu sales in Russia might reach 300 thousand units.

Ubuntu tops the Open Source Census with 46 percent

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Ubuntu

cnet.com: The Open Source Census rolls forward, but I'm not sure how far it has gone as yet. In the summary, it shows just 789 machines scanned (as of the time that I read it). That's not a bad start, but it is just a start. As such, it's hard to read much into the data.

Wubi do bee do, installing Ubuntu now so easy but Hardy Heron still too hard

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Thanks to a wonderful new open source tool called Wubi, downloading and installing the latest version of Ubuntu Linux is now a snap for Windows users. It’s a pity the Ubuntu development team still hasn’t taken the hint with its latest release, Hardy Heron.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04’s Wubi makes for universal desktop

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