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OpenOffice.org 3.0 Released, Reviewed, Extended

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OOo
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 Released

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 Reviewed
  • Create OOo reports with ease with Sun Report Builder

Fighting the "legacy" reputations of GNU/Linux, seventeen years later

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Regular readers of this column will know that I’m a fan of education and positive experience as an advocacy tool in place of shouting from rooftops. Winning the mindset of an average computer user — particularly home users — is never going to be a quick process but a recent experience showed me we still have some old and familiar hills to climb. How do we combat legacy reputations of GNU/Linux that are no longer valid?

Linux Summit will preview new advanced file system

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techtarget.com: Although computers get bigger, run faster and accomplish more amazing feats all the time, they still store data in a 1970s-era file system. But that may be about to change.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to fix the ugly side of Ubuntu, its GUI

  • Why Open Source is good for Academic Institutions?
  • Who needs an open-source strategy? You do
  • How to Convert videos to the Ipod format
  • Kernel Selection in Mandriva 2009
  • Bash Script To Get You Your Daily Farmer's Almanac Information

A first look at Fedora 10

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: Recently Fedora 10 beta was released. I took the opportunity to update my rather old Fedora 8 to a more shiny and new system - with KDE > KDE 3.5.

Mandriva Linux 2009.0 on a Dell Latitude E6400

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MDV

Frederik's Blog: On my Powerbook I used Debian Testing (Lenny), because it supports the PowerPC architecture very well and is very stable. I was very pleased with this distribution. Even as a desktop OS, I personally liked it much better than Ubuntu. On this new machine, I decided to install Mandriva because it permits me to follow Cooker if I want and also permits me to create and use custom packages more easily.

KDE Launches User Forums

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: The KDE Community today launches the new KDE Forum. The new forum uses the bulletin board software MyBB offering users, developers and people interested in KDE a place to help each other, discuss KDE-related topics and exchange ideas.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #112

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #112 for the week of October 5th - October 11th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu Countdown banner for WordPress, Follow up: Xubuntu Hug Day, and Launchpad to be off-line.

odds & ends

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News
  • Vista & Ubuntu - the similarities

  • What is a Netbook computer?
  • Ohio Linux Fest 2008
  • Top Video Players for Linux
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 6
  • Sun and Red Hat Stock Performance

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add Voice to your Shell Scripts

  • How To Set Up a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 3
  • How to run Puppy Linux in Windows
  • Ask Linux.com: Perplexing permissions, beaucoup browsers
  • Switching to the Open source Athero driver after Mandriva 2009 upgrade
  • Size of an embedded Linux system

Surviving the recession with Free Linux distributions (Part 1)

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blogs.zdnet: Times are tough. You’re a computer geek and you need to feed your PC with the latest and greatest applications. What’s a frugal nerd to do? A group of industry peers was recently asked by a colleague the following question: “If an SMB wants to upgrade from XP, what Linux variants would you recommend?”

13 Great Free Backup Programs for Windows, Mac, and Linux

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downloadsquad.com: Making sure you've got a reliable backup solution is a must for any user - and more so for an administrator. Why? Well, mostly because your users probably aren't very good at remembering to back up their own files.

image fun

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Linux
  • Cool Ubuntu Screenshots

  • 15 Weirdest, Coolest, and Funniest Tux Images

Open Source Video Editing

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Software

itworld.com: There are many good video editors on the market and many of you no doubt have your favorite. What about the Linux user? Is there a comparable product that can allow a Linux desktop user to edit and produce video? There is.

Ubuntu’ed up

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ragstorooks.wordpress: After ages dilly-dallying over replacing my existing XP operating system, I finally replaced it with Ubuntu last weekend.

How Linux Can Help Reduce Poverty

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Poverty is a global problem, which is not limited to third world developing countries. Even mature developed nations like United States has ~18% poverty rate. What can Linux do?

ECS A790GXM-A Black Series

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Hardware

phoronix.com: AMD has introduced their 790GX Chipset with Radeon HD 3300 graphics and SB750 Southbridge. Elitegroup Computer Systems has introduced a new motherboard that relies upon these newest chips. The ECS A790GXM-A Black Series is this newest product and today we are looking at this motherboard at Phoronix.

smartmontools: control the health of your hard disk

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debaday.debian.net: One of the packages I manually install in every new installation is smartmontools. I’ve some expertise in managing computers and networks, and it is a fact that pirate hackers and software bugs are not the main cause of problems in small and medium installations. Hardware is.

The joy of X - master the Linux GUI

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itwire.com: If you're a Linux user you have no doubt heard of GNOME and KDE. Here are a couple of ways to tame X, kicking off a journey of unlimited ability to change the Linux look-and-feel.

Sometimes It Won't Work

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Linux

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: A few annoyances, and I really hope this will be fun. I wrote it last night. Some things which don't work as they are supposed to, or some things which may be annoying - Linux forever, I love it, but sometimes it's not so funny fun as it should be.

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