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5 Reasons to Love Fedora 9

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Linux

jonrob.wordpress: The final release of Fedora 9 has been delayed by two weeks, so I thought I’d take this chance to look at what you can expect from Fedora 9 and why you should be excited!

The AFNOR Affair: Interview with Frédéric Couchet of APRIL on OOXML in France

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Interviews

groklaw.net: Founded in 1996, APRIL is the main French advocacy association devoted to promote and protect Free/Libre Software. APRIL, made up of over 2000 members -- individuals, companies, and organizations -- is a pioneer of Free Software in France. Since 1996, it has been a major player in the field of Free Software.

Software Review - PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

dwilson333.wordpress: So, being a “Windows” guy as I’ve been called I have been trying to expand my knowledge base into Linux and Macintosh. The people at Linux Magazine included a Distribution called PCLinuxOS 2007 and it proclaims itself “Radically Simple”. For my first Linux review here, I am going to test that claim!

Ah, non-destructive Linux fun

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Ubuntu

wttf.blogspot: Being the tech geek that I am, I find myself constantly driving Denita nuts by tinkering with the computers at home. One of my favorite things to do is mess around with is other O/Ses. Unfortunately, Vista does not play well. I ran across a video that took me to the Wubi website.

The Norway Vote - What really happened

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OSS

topicmaps.wordpress: The process which led to Norway’s Yes vote on OOXML was so surrealistic that it deserves to be recorded for posterity. Here’s my version of the story. It is not impartial. I was the Chairman of the Norwegian mirror committee for SC34 (K185) and I was present throughout the whole process and have more first-hand knowledge of what went on than anyone.

puppy linux

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Linux

robertsaunders.wordpress: I bought a second hand computer for my children. It was very, very cheap. I intend to install Edubuntu but I’m going to wait a few days for the new release to come out. In the meantime I’m using Puppy Linux on it and I’m very impressed with it.

Another XO review

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OLPC

thelinuxsociety.org.uk: The OLPC arrived home while my daughter was out and just before her 4th birthday. On seeing it she immediately identified it as a laptop, for children (as hers).

Portrait: Luis Villa, from Bugzilla to bar association

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Interviews
OSS

linux.com: In 10 years, Luis Villa has seen his career expand side by side with free and open source software (FOSS). Starting as bugmaster at Ximian, he has been a mid-level manager at Novell, the coordinator of testing with the GNOME project, and a frequent member of the GNOME Foundation Board. More recently, Villa has been a student at Harvard Law School.

today's leftovers

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News
  • X Developers To Meet At The Zoo

  • Open source testing tools target varied tasks
  • No SUSE or RedHat consumer Linux OK for Ed Tech
  • Linux on the Desktop: Is the Market Too Tough?
  • Is Hardy Heron AMD64 a Second Class Citizen?
  • Jealousy? Novell, Red Hat, and the Linux Desktop
  • Schools fear being frozen out
  • Gifts of Open Source
  • The Linux community has to grow up as well
  • Turn Firefox Into an IM Control Center
  • Creative Tries Again At Linux Drivers
  • Programming languages and "lock-in"
  • Geeky computer part art
  • Top 5 Linux Commercials
  • htop to the rescue
  • XDC 2008: Radeon, RandR 1.3, & More
  • What MySQL Can Learn from PostgreSQL

Real-time Linux for US Navy weapons systems gets an upgrade

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Linux

betanews.com: Yesterday, a supplier of Linux for driving time critical applications -- such as intercepting ballistic missiles -- released RedHawk Linux 5.1, its latest "real-time" operating system distribution.

NLnet Gives KOffice a New Logo and Sponsors ODF development

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Software

dot.kde.org: The Dutch NLnet foundation aims to financially support organisations and people that contribute to an open information society. Some time ago they decided to help KOffice in two exciting ways: a new logo and to improve the ODF support in KWord 2.0.

Businessweek picks Dries Buytaert as a 2008 top innovator

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Drupal

drupal.org: The business world is certainly starting to notice Drupal, as evidenced by this article in Businessweek naming Dries as a top 30-and-under innovator for 2008.

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE team is proud to announce the first Beta release of openSUSE 11.0! There are many exciting enhancements and features in the new release. Among these is the incredibly fast package management (libzypp), KDE 3.5.9 and 4.0.3, GNOME 2.22.1, a beautiful new installer, installable live CDs and much more.

Linux is at the heart of today's innovation

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Linux

lexlocilinux.blogspot: I recently consulted with a company regarding various matters, one of which was IT. I advised them that they could substantially cut their IT costs by using Linux. I expected the usual resistance, but instead was greeted with a smile and an emphatic "Absolutely!".

New OOXML Scandal - A Leaked Email Surfaces in France

groklaw.net: Le Monde Informatique and LeMagIT are reporting on a leaked email from Marc Meyer of the French government agency, DGME, which urges that OOXML be quickly added to the official list of formats that can be used by government entities, a document titled RGI, and then the finalized v1.0 of RGI be quickly published, in effect locking in OOXML, before the appeals process is completed.

Firefox 3 Beta Review: A Disappointment

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Moz/FF

osweekly.com: Undoubtedly, there have been marked improvements made in the security and stability of the application. But to be honest, I was right about one prediction - a total lack of offering anything compelling over the previous release.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easily Install Non-Native Packages in Ubuntu With Alien

  • How to upgrade Fedora 7 and 8 to Fedora 9
  • Updating Ubuntu Images With Jigdo
  • Starting a program at boot
  • Setting up Gentoo 2007 using LVM-2 on Raid
  • Tip: Fix your Gnome themes with Gnome Color Chooser
  • Join Two Text Files with Common Columnar Field via Terminal
  • How To Install Enlightenment (E17) in Fedora
  • Creating Custom Linux Commands
  • adding 256 color support to urxvt on gentoo
  • Gentoo Software Fast Search

Zonbu Linux Notebook Review: Part II

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Linux
Hardware

osweekly.com: In the last article, we talked about the new Zonbu notebook, what it features and a few of its benefits and drawbacks. However, we were far from done with our analysis, and with that, here’s part II of our Zonbu review that presents our verdict on the low cost Linux notebook.

Forgetful penguins love Tasque

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Do you forget stuff? Do you wonder where the heck you put the keys when they're in your right hand? We're willing to bet you can still benefit from Tasque, even if you just need reminders about the things normal people put on their to-do lists.

Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) on desktop and server. We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable, and suitable for testing by any user.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron CDs to be Available Through Shipit

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