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Ubuntu: It's time to tackle the marketing machine, open source style

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Ubuntu. Ah Ubuntu. My old friend. That operating system that, despite being one of the best (if not THE best) desktop operating systems available, still can not gain any traction. But that can change. In the newest release of the Ubuntu Software Center you will find an “iTunes-like” music service.

Also: Ubuntu Software Centre Gets Star Ratings & Reviews

NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

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Linux

cio.com.au: A New Zealand high school running entirely on open source software has slashed its server requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools.

New Linux user asks: "Where's the anti-virus?"

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So far, I don’t have much to say about Linux, however, the one thing I’m seriously hung up on is the lack of anti-virus. Having been a Windows user for such a long time, it’s etched in my brain that anti-virus is a must and that if you don’t have it, then you’re an idiot.

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today's howtos & stuff:

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News
HowTos
  • 10 tools to create your own Linux distribution
  • Changing the GNOME Menu panel in openSUSE back to defaults
  • Fishing Cactus Are porting Their Mojito Engine To GNU/Linux
  • Lubuntu Alpha 2 Released; Gets New Bootsplash, Artwork, File Manager
  • Process management roundup/1
  • Inkscape Class Day 4
  • vi controlling problem
  • Connect to a remote Linux desktop with x11vnc and Gtk VNC
  • CMake vs autotools: poppler
  • Patents biggest threat to free software
  • Buddi – Personal Finance & Budgeting Program for openSUSE
  • QEMU 0.13 To Focus On New Features
  • New GRUB2 Build Brings Official Release Closer

Tech-minded students improve software in Open Source Club

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OSS

thelantern.com: Members of the Open Source Club, a student group formed in 1999, are exploring the world of technology. Specifically, they are interested in open source software.

Open source champion Richard Stallman’s netbook

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Ever find yourself wondering what warrior for the open source movement Richard Stallman uses as his primary computer? It’s a Lemote Yeelong netbook.

Creating a runtime environment for access to important online accounts

Most people know by now that its not really safe to access important accounts from the same install they do all their porn surfing from. Over time, cruft and malware can build up on such a system. Thankfully, Linux is a lot more resistant to these attacks, but no matter what ironclad OS you're running, its best to take all the precautions you can.

NZ Regional council adopts open source

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OSS

stuff.co.nz: Horizons Regional Council will take open-source software for a spin on its desktop computers early this year under a push to bring free software to public sector PCs.

KDE Gears Up to a Free Cloud

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KDE

kdenews.org: Day 2 of Camp KDE kicked off with a bang when Frank Karlitschek announced the start of a significant new KDE project. The ownCloud initiative strives to combine the rich desktop interfaces made possible by the Qt and KDE libraries with the large amount of social information and data users are putting online.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #177

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #177 for the week January 17th - January 23rd, 2010.

FSF goes global with anti-Windows campaign

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pcauthority.com.au: The organisation said today it would issue press releases about the Windows 7 Sins campaign in eight languages, with several more on the way.

Linux performance basics

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spyced.blogspot: I want to write about Cassandra performance tuning, but first I need to cover some basics: how to use vmstat, iostat, and top to understand what part of your system is the bottleneck -- not just for Cassandra but for any system.

Life with Linux: Connecting two machines with a USB KVM switch

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sutor.com: This weekend I put together a new machine for my home office to complement the iMac on my desktop. Since I didn’t want to fill up the desk with another mouse and keyboard, I decided to get a USB KVM (Keyboard, Video, Monitor) switch that allows me to go back and forth between the two machines.

Open-source alive and thriving

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stuff.co.nz: New York University anthropologist Gabriella Coleman says the open-source software movement has emerged relatively unscathed from the economic downturn.

Firefox 3.6 tips and tweaks

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Here are five quick tips to enhance your Firefox 3.6 experience:

Rounding out a terminal-based Debian system

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: So long as I’m harping on desktops for Pentium-era machines running Debian, I might as well give a run-down on what I personally would (and sometimes do) use.

The Web, the Desktop, and the Google between

yuenhoe.co.cc/blog: Chrome OS is Google's proof-of-concept for a future where everything - both data and the programs and services that manipulate them - will live on the wide web. I don’t personally find it a very appealing path either, and the things I’ll be talking about below will probably explain why.

Interview With Ubuntu Manual Project Leader

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Interviews
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The Ubuntu Manual Project has stirred up veritable carnival of publicity over the last few months, signifying a huge appetite for such a document within the community. I decided to find out more on the project and its origins by interviewing the manual project leader.

Go-oo – Better than Plain OO.o

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Software
OOo

everyjoe.com: If you’ve been frustrated with what you can do with OpenOffice.org, then you’re probably looking for more. And that’s what Go-oo can help you with.

Making the Switch to Arch Linux

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whatisgon.wordpress: I have been using Ubuntu for years, as well as trying several other distros. While I still use Ubuntu on several machines, including my laptop and media center, I haven’t really been a fan of some of the changes they have been rolling out and feel it has gotten a little too bloated for my liking. So, I decided it was time to try something new.

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