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More Apparent Departures from One Laptop Per Child

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: I was looking at the Laptop.org site today, bemoaning the loss of Ivan Krstić and Mary Lou Jepsen. Taking a closer look, and comparing it to the archived version, there are four other absences that stand out.

Freespire 2: Not Bad!

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Since I needed a system to last until the Ubuntu 8.04 release, my search has landed me back at Freespire 2.0. The 2.0 version of Freespire is based on Ubuntu, which really was another reason that I wanted to try it. My first impressions of Freespire are simple: It’s not a bad system.

Hardy Heron Alpha 6

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Ubuntu

mylittleubuntuguide.com: So I went ahead and decided to test this Alpha 6 version of the new 8.04 Ubuntu release scheduled for April sometime. I have to say, this is a HUGE improvement over Gutsy. It feels like this is the correct step up from Feisty and that Gutsy was what Windows ME was to Microsoft! Remember, stuff broke more!

Who Should Lead the Open Source Community?

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OSS
  • Who Should Lead the Open Source Community?

  • Perens campaigns to protect open source
  • Bruce is back, does OSI still want him?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO: Ubuntu desktop visual effects on Dell D630

  • Convert uif Images in Ubuntu Linux
  • Change OOo keyboard shortcuts
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 3
  • Basics of PHP #1

Drupal keeps getting better

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Drupal

linux.com: Drupal is a modular content management system. It allows a user or group of users to construct Web sites, blogs, or forums by providing the framework for users with little or no PHP or database experience. It grows more popular with each new release because it becomes easier to use each new release.

A tale of two Linux-based computing appliances

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: I recently had the opportunity to try out two very different laptop-like computing appliances, both based on Via C7-M processors and priced around $400. The Zonbu Laptop and the gOS Cloudbook.

Alpha spotting: openSUSE 11 Alpha 3 stirs cautious optimism

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: The third alpha of openSUSE 11 was announced yesterday, so while I was puttering about the house before bedtime I downloaded the ISO, specifically the KDE live CD. I then burned the ISO and rebooted europa with my newly minted CD. That's when I ran into my first problem.

5 Steps to a Quick Security Check

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HowTos

certcities.com: When it comes to IT, a lot more people talk about system audits than actually do them. In the spirit of building a solid foundation, this month we'll look at five steps that you can take on any Linux distribution -- but using Fedora as the example -- to perform a quick security check.

An Eye On The Prize: A Detailed Look At Foresight Linux 2.0

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: "...Foresight sets itself apart by eliminating the need for the user to be familiar with Linux, combining a user-focused desktop environment on top of Conary." Bold claims, indeed, but I'm here to tell you that the Foresight developers have delivered on their promises... mostly.

Intel Releases 2.3 RC Driver w/ XvMC

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Software

phoronix.com: In Linux graphics news unrelated to the recent ATI/AMD excitements, Intel has just released the xf86-video-intel 2.2.99.901 driver. This driver is meant to serve as the first release candidate for what will become xf86-video-intel 2.3.0.

What to Expect from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - aka Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Every two years, Canonical prepares an LTS (Long Term Support) release of one of the best desktop Linux distributions available today. Now that the beta version of Ubuntu 8.04 (codename Hardy Heron) is at the door and since I've tested all the alpha releases, I think it's a good moment to introduce you to the good parts and bad parts that Canonical prepared for this Long Term Support release.

Also: Hardy Heron Notes

Linux clients for three top P2P networks

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Software

linux.com: You can find Linux clients for several file-sharing networks. Taking into account how many clients are available for each, the current top three peer-to-peer (P2P) networks are eDonkey2000, FastTrack (derived from Kazaa), and Gnutella. Here are some desktop applications that allow you to become a full-fledged file sharer.

Tweaking Icons in Ubuntu Linux, Especially for use with Compiz and Avant Window Navigator

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Software

blog.ahfr.org: This is the sort of thing where the actual information is spread out across all four corners of the Internet and can rarely be found in one place cohesively. I aim to change that.

5 geeky Easter eggs for Easter

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Software

royal.pingdom.com: In time for Easter we thought that we should list a few funny and geeky Easter eggs. Easter eggs in software don’t do anything good besides being funny which we of course like. So here we present a few selected ones that we think are funny.

The Perfect Desktop - PC-BSD 1.5

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BSD
HowTos

This document describes how to set up PC-BSD v1.5. This release is based upon FreeBSD 6.3 and uses KDE 3.5.8 as default desktop environment.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Know your distro: Gentoo features

  • 5 Awesome Linux Videos
  • Gnash, the free software Flash player
  • New Novell.com
  • Mepis Wireless Walkthrough
  • FreeBSD Install Applications
  • Weird and Interesting Ubuntu Derivatives
  • Apache rules web server landscape
  • Have a global menu bar at the top in KDE
  • The new Face to VLC Media Player
  • Jim Zemlin, Microsoft, and Rabbits in the Shadow of the Hawk
  • Ignore the open source hot heads, CIOs told
  • alltray - Dock any program into the system tray
  • Novell promises pick and mix software
  • Mail that report auto'mutt'ically
  • Lab Rats - Intro to Linux and Ubuntu
  • Don’t upgrade to hardy yet!
  • I hate suspended levels
  • Linux Reality: Episode 99 - Slackware Revisited
  • Track and manage your time on your computer
  • EeePC - Why Small is Beautiful

OpenOffice.org 3.0's new features, an early look

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OOo

oooninja.com: OpenOffice.org 3.0 is 167 days away, but who's counting? Maybe the software developers are counting because they have a whopping 2,278 issues targeted for this release. Even though OpenOffice.org 2.4 is not yet out the door, let's see how far they've come with OpenOffice.org 3.0.

Red Hat open-sources security framework

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Software

linuxworld.com: Red Hat has open-sourced its identity-management and security system to promote its assertion that open-source software provides the most secure infrastructure.

Choke points in open source

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Most markets have a choke point. In soft drinks it turned out to be distribution. In software it was the operating system. One feature of open source is that it frustrates the seeker of choke points. The classic case is Linux itself.

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