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Amarok 2: Visual Changelog

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Software

polishlinux.org: Amarok multimedia player is one of the best programs of its kind not only for Linux but for any operating system nowadays. It has been created as a KDE component. It’s hard to predict if it finds its way into KDE 4.1 stable, but it’s still worth taking a look at the current progress of this great multimedia player.

5 Things You'll Love about Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: A couple of months ago, I downloaded a beta version of Firefox 3 just to look at the new ideas Mozilla was working on. From the "Awesome Bar" to just plain better performance, the latest version of the open source browser includes some great improvements.

Testing the new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2

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SUSE

linux.com: In Novell's new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2, announced yesterday, you'll find only small, but useful, improvements, most of them for better interoperability with Microsoft protocols and formats.

Gentoo 2008.0 beta2 - Even Better

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: Last month I posted an article on my frustration with Gentoo. After I posted the article, I realized that the Compiz Fusion install was actually the culprit in breaking my last Gentoo system. Last night I decided to give Gentoo 2008.0 beta2 a try. All I got to say is wow!

Exclusive Fedora Interview - With project leader, Paul W. Frields

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Linux
Interviews

softpedia.com: This year on May 13th, Fedora 9 was released into the wild. Dubbed Sulphur, it introduced for the first time in the history of Fedora, support for encrypted filesystem, PackageKit as the default graphical package manager, ext4 filesystem support and PreUpgrade. We wanted to know more about this Linux distribution and about the upcoming Fedora 10 release, so we've contacted the project leader, Paul W. Frields, for an in-depth interview.

Mandriva Linux Compendium

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MDV

eioba.com: All for beginners about Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrake Linux an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. The newest Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (2008.1) is the 22nd release of Mandriva Linux.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Red Hat says Enterprise Linux 5.2 is greener

  • Nike using Drupal
  • Nigeria: Unilag, Mandriva Linus in ICT Partnership
  • Introducing AcetoneISO
  • Wormux 0.8
  • Exploration Ubuntu at MIT
  • Whose mobile open source community will deliver?
  • Less Than 80% of Android Code Will Be Open to Developers
  • FOSS helps Free Geek Vancouver become an ethical recycler

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • KDE 4 Wallpapers on Kubuntu

  • Become A System Rescue Guru With Linux, Part 2
  • Converting RPM to Debian Package and Vice Versa, Using Alien
  • Installing and Configuring Exherbo
  • Simple Perl Script To Demonstrate DNS Lookups In Linux
  • Simple Compizconfig settings manager in Ubuntu 8.04(Hardy heron)
  • Quick “what’s up?” alias for your .bashrc file

Support Firefox Day chats

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Moz/FF
  • Asa Dotzler

  • John Lilly
  • Mike Beltzner

PCLOS TinyMe 2008.0 Released

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: KDulcimer is glad to announce TinyMe 2008.0 "Final" has been released! TinyMe is a PCLinuxOS-based distribution, which is targeted at older computers and people who want a very light and fast desktop environment. Although TinyMe comes as a small, 200MB ISO, it provides tools for most all of your everyday wants and needs.

Mozilla's dev team shares Firefox secrets in T.O.

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Moz/FF

thestandard.com: If you're thinking about open sourcing a project in the near future, Mozilla Corp. might be the perfect blueprint to follow. At this week's Mesh 2008 conference in Toronto, several key figures behind the success of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser listed inclusively and transparency as two of the top cornerstones of any community-built project.

Five of the Best Free/Open-source Wiki Software

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Software

junauza.com: Wiki software is a kind of collaborative software that runs a wiki system. This usually allows web pages to be created and edited using a common web browser. It is generally implemented as a software engine that runs on one or more web servers, with the content stored in a file system, and content changes kept in a relational database management system.

Getting Open Source Right

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OSS

LinuxToday: In his rationalization about why government-mandated open source software deployment is not a good idea, Microsoft's Director of Standards made some assumptions about what the real value of open source software (OSS) is for governments.

Firefox 3 – First Look review

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Moz/FF

pocket-lint.co.uk: With Firefox 3.0 now reaching Release Candidate stage is it stable enough to warrant upgrading or should you hold fire? We tested it against Firefox 2.0 on the Mac and IE7 on the PC to find out.

Portrait: NimbleX creator Bogdan Radulescu

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Linux
Interviews

linux.com: Sometimes all it takes to foment innovation may be an idea that sounds cool. When Romanian developer Bogdan Radulescu first ran into what would eventually be known as NimbleX, a mini-live CD project designed to be fast, light, and functional for everyday use.

Friday Fedora reviews wrap-up

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: Fedora 9 was released last week, and in the wake of it, the Internet has been full of reviews. What’s even more exciting is that the vast majority of the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. So to celebrate the release, the hard work of all the contributors, and the fantastic welcome that it’s received, we thought we’d share some of the best of the reviews with you.

As the ODF-OOXML world turns

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OSS
  • As the ODF-OOXML world turns

  • Microsoft OOXML: Dead Format Walking

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Building a New Computer - Part 1: Choosing Hardware

  • Dig for more data in the /proc directory
  • Scripting with Scheme Shell
  • Restore Panels In Ubuntu Back To Their Default Settings
  • Power sessions with Screen
  • Highly useful Linux commands & configurations
  • How to Install and Use ndiswrapper [Video]
  • How to watch YouTube videos in the Ubuntu Media Player
  • Monitoring with Munin
  • Securing Your Wireless Internet Connection

Adventures with open source apps on Linux - Part 1

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: One of the aspects of migrating to Linux that puts many people off giving it a try is the idea of having to leave behind tried and trusted Windows applications. With that in mind I’ve decided to put together a few posts that look at open source apps on Linux.

Kenya Linux group challenges procurement policies

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OSS

linuxworld.com: After losing out on many software tenders to the government, the Linux Professional Association (LPA) will engage the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) in Kenya over procurement rules, according to the association chairman.

Also: South Africa Appeals OOXML Adoption
And: Microsoft Blocks FOSS Presentation at CS Education Conference

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