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OpenOffice 3.1 Gets a Makeover

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OOo
  • OpenOffice 3.1 Gets a Makeover

  • OpenOffice.org 3.1: Looking Sharp
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1 arrives, improves user interface
  • Fresh Wind at Work: OpenOffice 3.1
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1: the same sh*t

Fix Amarok 2 and last.fm Scrobbing in Ubuntu Jaunty

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Ubuntu

Amarok 2 in Jaunty is not working scrobbing the music to last.fm service but you can add to your sources list the kubuntu-experimental repository and update Amarok. Last.fm scrobbing is working with the latest version of Amarok 2.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Murphy's Law: Is Linux Really at a One Percent Adoption Rate?

  • openSUSE Community Week
  • Get Ready for openSUSE Community Week
  • continued theora improvements
  • Football clubs and free software projects
  • A Few Facts As Antidote Against Microsoft's anti-ODF FUD Campaign
  • Easy Search and Replace in Multiple Files on Linux Command Line
  • How to use Arch Linux pacman through a proxy
  • Linux Game Publishing Sale
  • Revert the Update Behavior in Jaunty to the Old Way
  • Tunneling X Connection Through Intermediate Linux / BSD Gateway
  • Hands on with Mono 2.2
  • Interview With Stefano Fornari - CTO - Funambol
  • Will Linux own the cloud?
  • Desktop Sharing with YuuGuu: Ubuntu 9.04
  • Fedora's system-config-firewall
  • Windows 7 makes me laugh
  • Perfectbuntu Script Automates the Installation of Multimedia Codecs, Fonts and More
  • Why the London Olympics is closed source
  • Which project will win best Commercial Open Source Project?
  • I Had a Dell Recall Battery? An Ubuntu 9.04 Feature Told Me So.
  • Debian changes from GLIBC to EGLIBC

What Do Carrot Top and Ubuntu Have in Common

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Ubuntu

gramourshots.com: They’re both ugly, orange and annoying. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution, a free alternative operating system, if you will. As a “hobbyist OS”, it was fine. So where does the orange and annoying come in?

What does open source community mean?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay is out with a post calling the whole concept of open source community overhyped. If by that you mean the Tom Sawyer concept of volunteers coming over to whitewash the fence for you, he’s right.

Linux Users are Lazy

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Linux

thelinuxblog.com: Some one told me once that all of the good system administrators are lazy, I believe this but I also think that Linux users are lazy. While I’m not a full time systems administrator, I am a full time Linux user.

Troubled Times: The X.org As We Know It, Is Over…

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Software

linuxcauldron.com: Ahhhh….the old days. Wait, no I have only used Linux since 2004, but thats enough to still know that X.org.conf was still fully functional at that time. With new releases of distributions such as Ubuntu 9.04, we now see X.org.conf as a deprecated.

The Open Source Philosophy

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OSS

raccoonfink.com: There has been a lot of discussion recently on the Open Source Definition, and the use (and abuse) of the term "Open Source." One of the things that has been missing from this discussion is a higher-level overview of where the friction between "open source" and so-called "fauxpen source" comes from: intent.

FSF launches new free software activist internship program

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OSS

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced a new internship program for free software activists, inviting students to apply for its first round of openings by Monday, May 25th.

The Ubuntu and ATI Blues

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Ubuntu
  • The Ubuntu and ATI Blues

  • Ubuntu 9.04 CD covers, a game changer
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty - Terminal velocity
  • Ubuntu Intel Performance Still In Bad Shape

Sabayon 4.1 - A Linux monster (cute one)

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Sabayon was probably the first Linux that offered 3D gadgets in the live session out of the box, no special configurations on behalf of the user required. It is also probably the first Linux that demanded more than 10GB of hard disk space.

8 Beautiful Conky Desktop Monitor Setup

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Conky is a highly customizable desktop monitor for X Window System. Think of it as KDE4 desktop widgets on crack.

Get to know Linux: Window Maker

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Software

ghacks.net: Continuing with our introduction to old-school Linux window managers, I would like to bring to you Window Maker. The Window Maker window manager was designed to look and feel like the old NeXT GUI.

OpenOffice 3.1: The new features

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OOo

h-online.com: Compared to its predecessors, OpenOffice 3.1 offers a whole range of new features. Instant eye catchers are the improved anti-aliasing for graphics, better chart functionality, and the new text highlighting in Writer. However,

Moonlight 2 preview shows promise, still needs work

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Software

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the open source Moonlight project have announced the availability of a Moonlight 2.0 preview release. This version brings preliminary support for Silverlight to the Linux platform.

Scripting the Vim editor with Vmscript

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Linux

Start with the basic elements of Vimscript and extend the Vim editor

Clean Your Linux Desktop Using Compiz and a Lightweight File Manager

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Linux

This little tutorial will explain how to maintain a clean desktop and at the same time have quick access to your data. It makes use of Compiz widget layer and a lightweight File Manager by creating a folder to store all your Desktop icons/files and make it into a widget where you can access it easily.

Mozilla attacks Windows 7 as anti-competitive

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Microsoft
Moz/FF

ft.com: Microsoft has stirred up fresh complaints of anticompetitive behaviour with its release this week of a near-final version of the next Windows PC operating system.

7 E17 Distributions

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Linux

repasik.com: KDE4 is not the only desktop environment which provides a sleek eye candy experience. E17 still remains to be one of the only Desktop Environments/Window Manager, which provides a speedy and visually pleasing experience.

Novell prepping Moblin version of SUSE

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SUSE
  • Novell prepping Moblin version of SUSE

  • Intel, Novell stump for Moblin netbook OS
  • Novell throws support behind Moblin Linux for Intel Atom netbooks, devices
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