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Better KDE Distros than Kubuntu

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troy_at_kde: It's fun as an observer to see some of the public, high publicity spats that occasionally occur around KDE throughout the blagotubes. Public spat aside, I think that it is true that there are many disenfranchised KDE users on the kubuntu front who are tired of being second class citizens. To those users, don't believe that kubuntu is the only good KDE distro out there!

The Why Behind Microsoft's OSS Strategy?

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Linux Today: When Sam Ramji, Director of Platform Technology Strategy and the Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft, describes his company's open source strategy, I believe him. Every word.

KDE Commit-Digest for 27th January 2008

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Heavy refactoring and work on merging translation branches in Lokalize (which is renamed from "Kaider", and moved from playground to kdesdk). Work on a question editor in KEduca. Work on real-time cloud imagery in Marble. An initial implementation of a new undo stack in KWordQuiz.

some howtos:

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  • Tips and Tricks for Taming SELinux

  • How do I… Install plugins for Firefox in Linux?
  • Automatic MySQL backups using PHP
  • Dig Up System Information Using Graphical Utilities
  • How To Do Seamless Window and Folder Integration with Ubuntu & VirtualBox
  • A little bit of bashing
  • Background a Process
  • Efficient rsyncrypto hides remote sync data
  • Functions of the Firewall
  • Setup A Forwarding Caching-only DNS Server On Ubuntu
  • Run something at boot

Examining the XO's Learning Activities

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OLPC I have previously discussed the XO's hardware, as well as its multimedia and web activities. The XO has several tutorial activities that can be used in a fairly productive (read 'useful') way.

Microsoft and open source: Welcome to the Borg?

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Matt Asay: Microsoft has an offer open-source startups are having a hard time refusing. Should they? That's the question I asked myself while reading Mary Jo Foley's excellent article that dissects Microsoft's open-source strategy.

Empey Backs 'Open Source' Software Drive

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OSS The benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) were outlined as Employment and Learning Minister Sir Reg Empey MLA today launched 'OPEN-NI', an important new private and public sector network established by the University of Ulster and the Southern Regional College under his Department’s Higher and Further Education Collaboration Fund - “Connected”.

Money management software review: Moneydance

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Software If you followed our last two articles you will have seen that while Microsoft Money and Quicken are powerful applications, the UK versions of both haven't been updated in a few years. So we decided to dig a little deeper to see if we could come up with an alternative.

Daniel Robbins Won't Fork Gentoo

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Gentoo "For those who are kind of tired of the existing structure - well, I totally feel your pain. I will not be forking the project, and you may be bummed about that."

More MS/Yahoo! Headlines

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  • Microsoft-Yahoo deal will pass antitrust muster, say analysts

  • Analysis: Microsoft-Yahoo merger won’t dethrone Google
  • Will Open Source World Welcome Microsoft-Yahoo Combo?
  • Microsoft downgraded to neutral at Pacific Growth Equities
  • Yahoo! shares soar after $44.6bn Microsoft bid

ATI Radeon HD 3650 512MB

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Hardware Last week AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and 3600 series, which are the new low-end graphics processors compared to the Radeon HD 3800 series. At hand today we have the Sapphire Radeon HD 3650 512MB graphics card as we deliver the first Linux benchmarks for this RV635 GPU.

To Sink Or Swim In Linux's Waters?

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Serdar Yegulalp: I've been running Ubuntu Linux on my notebook, a Sony VAIO TX model, for some time now. I'm impressed with how stable it's been. But because getting used to Linux itself can be jarring for Windows folks, I decided not to just dive in and hope I'm able to swim.

Canonical and KDE

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Jono Bacon: Recently, Aaron Seigo, a good friend of mine and well known KDE member did an interview with ComputerWorld. I want to make a few things clear here:

If you don’t like it, fork it

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Dana Blankenhorn: One of the big concerns arising from the pending Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo, and of proprietary open source in general, is the fear that a project’s owner will abuse its power, even kill a worthwhile project. Well, fork that.

Gutsy on Dell Latitude D830

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terminally-incoherent: I got my brand new Dell Latitude D830 laptop today, and the first thing I did with it was installing Gutsy. Dell was nice enough to partition the drive for me so I didn’t have to bother with resizing. This is possibly like the single most useful service they offer in their store.

Ubuntu and Studio Work

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meandubuntu.wordpress: One of the things I do from time to time is play in one of them-there rock ‘n roll bands. And, of course, I used various software under WinXP for pre-production and other such musical gyrations. I’d like to get my home studio back up and working in Ubuntu.

Yahoo! buy would give Microsoft ownership of open source e-mail, projects, code. Ugh

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Paula Rooney: Let’s forget about search for a moment, and Microsoft’s obvious need to buy a leading online company or face extinction. Microsoft’s buy of Yahoo would give the Redmond, Wash company control over a top open source e-mail company, open source projects and an open source infrastructure. So this deal would put Microsoft directly into the open source software business.

Also: What happens if Microsoft buys Yahoo?

Seven Most Annoying Problems with Ubuntu/Linux

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Ubuntu I love Ubuntu. I've been using Linux for years, and I think it's the greatest distribution to date. But let's face it - like it or not, the user experience is worrisome at times. Things don't work, programs act up, and hair gets torn out.

PHP 4 is Dead—Long Live PHP 5

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Software PHP 4, deployed on tens of millions of servers globally, is among the most successful languages of all time. But its run is coming to an end.

Dreamlinux 3.0 Beta 2 Screenshots

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Linux Dreamlinux is a Brazilian distribution based on Debian and Morphix. Recently, the second beta release of Dreamlinux 3.0 has been released. phorolinux has some screenshots.

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