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  • Review: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

  • Hardy Heron is hardly a snap
  • Upgrading to Ubunty Hardy: a typical dist-upgrade, so far

DRM and the BBC iPlayer: interview with Paul Battley

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In this post Freesoftware Magazine interviews Paul Battley, the man who wrote the program that worked around the DRM loophole at the BBC. No GNU/Linux user needs to be told what DRM (aka Trusted Computing, aka Palladium) is and why it is a thoroughly pernicious and Hydra-headed monster that needs to be slain. I hope to make that the subject of a post in the very near future, but in the meantime here is a quick thumbnail sketch of what happened with the BBC’s iPlayer, to bring you up to speed.

10 Free OSS Security Applications That You Can Trust

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ostatic.com/blogs: Many users of open source software point to the fact that their applications and platforms are more secure than proprietary alternatives simply because they aren't such obvious targets for malware distribution. Here, I'll round up 10 of my favorite choices from their list and discuss what these applications can do for you.

Evolution Of A Linux User

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: I don’t consider myself anything more than a Linux user. As such, I am not much different from many others. I have been around personal computers since its early days, so in that sense I am a bit of warrior. This is a personal account of how I came to use Linux.

Open sore on Planet GNOME

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Web

itwire.com: There is an air of disquiet again on Planet GNOME - and once again the reason behind it is the way the site is administered.

Verdict in Hans Reiser murder case — and fate of Reiser4 — imminent

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blogs.zdnet.com: As an Alameda County jury continues to deliberate the fate of Hans Reiser, the designer of the Reiser File System for Linux who is accused of murdering his wife in late 2006, a key developer on the Reiser4 project acknowledged he is uncertain about its future.

Should We Boycott Microsoft? Can We?

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: I want to discuss something quite different: whether the open source community should be boycotting Microsoft, and if that is even possible. In part, the trigger for this is Microsoft's recent behaviour during the approval process for its OOXML document format. Now, it seems, Microsoft just can't snuggle up close enough to those cute little open sourcies.

Choosing the Right Desktop Environment

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internetling.com: If you’re in a dilemma, just use this post which quickly describes some of the most popular (though not all) desktop environments and window managers. The desktop environments and WMs listed here can easily be downloaded from your distribution’s respective package management system.

Hrat GNU/Linux - First Armenian Linux Distribution

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Operation System (OS) Linux is not well known in Armenia. Often it is used for internet providers and organizations as server. Linux as desktop for workstations is not far in use here in Armenia.

ubuntu howtos, reviews, and stuff

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  • Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Screenshots Tour

  • Ubuntu on Windows: Wubi
  • Ubuntu 8.04 - How to Setup the World Clock Applet?
  • Warning: Hardy Heron May Cause Linux Addiction
  • Hardy Heron: Best Distro Ever?
  • How-to: Get Audacity working after a Hardy upgrade
  • Putting Ubuntu 8.04 through the ultimate usability test
  • Extended Display on the MacBook (with xorg.conf) : Ubuntu 8.04
  • Stream media from ubuntu to your ps3
  • If my kid doesn’t like Linux now…
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu - from a Windows guy’s perspective
  • Ubuntu Open Week is here!

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 250

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at ASUS Eee PC 900

  • News: Ubuntu release day, Debian Weekly News, openSUSE beta testing, Fedora feature list, OpenSolaris release candidate, interviews with Mark Shuttleworth and Steve McIntyre, BSD Magazine
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.04, Damn Small Linux 4.3
  • Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 4.3, openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
  • New distributions: ForLex, eAR OS
  • Reader comments

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

Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

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Security

maketecheasier.com: When a seasoned Windows user first migrates to Linux, the first question is always “where is the anti-virus?” I have been asked this question countless time and were always given the “you are lying to me” kind of look when I told them that they don’t need anti-virus software in Linux.

Debian: We're not looking for commercial fortune

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Interviews

zdnet.co.uk: The Debian GNU/Linux operating system continues to generate interest from developers around the world, keen to sign up and contribute code to the open-source project now in its 15th year.

Quick look at Fedora

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laserjock.wordpress: Lately I’ve been messing around with Fedora. I’ve been using and developing Ubuntu for over 2 years and I decided to take a little break and try something different. Fedora 8 was really pretty nice. I was very pleasantly surprised to find in Fedora 8 a quick and responsive OS.

Get rid of your Linux bloat. Part 2.

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blogs.ittoolbox.com: So in part one we disabled unwanted or unneeded programs from starting up when we turn on our computer. However those programs are still installed and taking up space. This space could be better used for other things. Important things like music, movies, recipes or maybe even some work related stuff.

Opera gears up for new browser performance with latest beta

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Software

itwire.com: Browser company Opera is preparing its star of the browser stage for its latest performance: Opera 9.5 Beta 2. Is Opera’s latest beta... better?

Red Hat's (and Sun's) missed SUSE opportunity

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Matt Asay: I posted a (substantiated) rumor last week about Red Hat getting first dibs on buying SUSE and ultimately passing on it. As it turns out, all sorts of people have come out of the woodwork to give me more information on Red Hat's near-miss on acquiring SUSE.

Sun woos Linux distros with bundle deals

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regdeveloper.co.uk: Sun Microsystems is in talks with two more Linux projects to ensure its open source software and tools are delivered straight into the hands of developers.

and even more ubuntu bloggings

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  • Ubuntu 8.04 update without any issues

  • Upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04
  • Installed Xubuntu 8.04
  • Thank You Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu - Even my 8 year old can use it (And he does)

Enter the Terminal:

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lankan.wordpress: Since the last article I have completely migrated to linux as being my everyday os. I run a standard PCLOS package on a Toshiba A100. When I had learned how to use Linux comfortably I realized that I was playing around in the terminal window more and more. Below are a list of terminal based programs.

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Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Fixes the Raspberry Pi Partition Resizer, Adds MATE 1.14

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