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Story Ubuntu has a bigger problem than its Amazon blunder srlinuxx 1 01/10/2012 - 7:02pm
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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 476 srlinuxx 01/10/2012 - 6:20pm

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” beta - making life easier for Windows users

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: Let’s face it, deciding to nuke your existing operating system installation and replace it with a completely different OS isn’t the sort of task that you should approach lightly. One of the barriers to Linux adoption is the fact that many people find the idea of wiping their Windows installation a daunting thing.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04 beta: an agile upgrade

AMD Radeon HD 3200 / 780G

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Last year AMD introduced the flagship 790 Chipset series as part of their Spider Platform for use with the Phenom processors and Radeon HD 3800 graphics. Until earlier this month when AMD introduced the 780 Series, missing was any chipset with integrated graphics capabilities supporting these first AMD quad-core processors. Now we have AMD's 780G and 780V.

Dell, Rivals Leaving Linux Money on the Table

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy is in the market for a small office printer that supports Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP. Alas, most PC companies do a lousy job describing which of their printers work with Ubuntu. Which means they’re leaving easy money on the table. Here’s our resident blogger’s sad story so far.

The Unexpected (good) side effect of using Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

dthomasdigital.wordpress: I am a Ubuntu believer, as one of those total converts for almost two years now Ubuntu has answered my every computing need. So what’s the side effect you say?

Roundtable: The state of open source

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OSS

infoworld.com: Any endeavor rooted in community is bound to spark passionate debate. After all, without contention, how else to determine the best way forward? On the eve of our Open Source Business Conference, we spoke with 11 thought leaders about the current open source climate to uncover the most vibrant themes and conflicts shaping open source today.

Get the Most out of Social Media On Your Ubuntu

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Software

polishlinux.org: Sometimes I get the feeling that Web 2.0 is just too fancy for Linux, loads of tools, websites, and apps are being developed without taking Linux users into consideration. Here I will take you through some of the best tools and apps out there and how to get them up and running on your Ubuntu (assume 7.10).

NSA releases new version of Linux software

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Linux

metimes.com (UPI): The U.S. National Security Agency has released its own version of the open-source computer operating system Linux, which offers enhanced security for users.

XO Sightings

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OLPC

blog.linuxtoday: It seems that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program's XO laptop is just popping up all over lately. Twice in as many weeks, mention of the green and white laptop has appeared in the most unusual places.

Hardy Alternate CD installation changes

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: I’m running through my first installation with the Hardy beta; until now, all of my Hardy systems were dist-upgrades until now? It looks like the alternate installation sequence — and the whole CD really, got a nice makeover.

Gentoo 2008.0 beta delayed

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Gentoo

lwn.net: There have been some questions on the Gentoo lists about the unexplained delay in the 2008.0 beta release. What's going on is that two of the key developers involved have suffered a severe personal loss and are not currently able to work on that release.

What CAN’T Linux do?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: A few weeks ago a colleague of mine sent me a link to a story about a man who clustered together sixteen Playstation 3s using Linux to simulate black holes. I had forgotten about this until yesterday when I was thinking “What can’t Linux do?” People have made Linux take on tasks no one probably thought it capable of.

Installing a modern Linux distribution

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Linux

raiden.net: I began installing Linux quite a few years ago starting with Red Hat 9 "Shrike". Though this was not too long ago in the physical world it was an eon ago in digital time. Todays modern Linux distribution or operating system is a different animal all together than those of days gone by.

Leveraging Free

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: "Free" has been a founding concept in the Linux world since before there was Linux. And the rest of the world is finally, irrevocably, catching up.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 245

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interviews: Chris Hildebrandt, the sidux project

  • News: Hardy Heron reaches beta, Debian releases Lenny installer, Fedora removes Fluendo codecs, Novell announces SLE 11, 15 years of NetBSD
  • Released last week: Slax 6.0.3, MirOS BSD
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Beta, Dreamlinux 3.0
  • Site news: Mining DistroWatch.com logs, part 2
  • New addition: TEENpup Linux
  • New distributions: Calculate Linux, Physics-Live CD, SliTaz GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Tracking Linux prereleases: OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora

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Linux

arstechnica.com: We often hear from readers who want to track the development process of their favorite Linux distribution but don't know where to start. The mainstream desktop Linux distributions have adopted short release cycles because the open source desktop software ecosystem tends to evolve incrementally and at a rapid pace.

Quickly navigating Web pages with Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Two things annoy me a lot when I'm browsing the Internet. First, I hate unclickable links, where I have to select the text link, open a new tab, paste the link, then press enter. I'd much rather deal with links that I can just click to open. The other issue is being forced to manually edit a URL in the address bar if I want to browse up one level on a site. Linkification and Uppity are two Firefox extensions that make my annoyances go away.

Apple’s dirty Safari installer wouldn't happen in open source

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Software

itwire.com: A lot has been said of late concerning the way Apple slipped in a brand-new Safari installer into the Apple Software Update used by many hundreds of thousands of iPod-wielding Windows users. Let me offer a new perspective, from the open source point of view.

KDE stuff

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KDE

  • KDE and Amarok Present at the OpenExpo in Bern

  • Theme Contest and New Features
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 16th March 2008
  • Still pleased with KDE 4
  • Why I won’t use Kubuntu/KDE

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 83

  • Ubuntu Fun
  • Moving to Ubuntu Hardy
  • My thoughts on Ubuntu 8.04 Beta
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Beta - My Opinion

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A simple way to test Plasma themes

  • Quickzi: How To Change PostgreSQL Root Password
  • Fixing Wireless on eee Ubuntu and Mandriva
  • Basics of URPMI in Mandriva
  • Hardlinks and Symlinks
  • mrename - A tool for easy and automatic renaming of many files
  • Use rsync for a simple incremental backup of a folder
  • Stranger in *x land
  • How To Dual Boot With Xp and Ubuntu
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