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tuxdeluxe.org (Jeremy Allison): Recently I was able to visit the Ontario Linux Fest. I love shows like Ontario, as they're run by amateurs, not by professional show companies. Ian had gone to Africa as part of an organization called Geekcorps, dedicated to promoting IT use in developing nations.
blogs.fortune.cnn.com: On Tuesday a consortium of technology companies, including IBM (IBM), will launch a new initiative designed to help shield the open-source software community from threats posed by companies or individuals holding dubious software patents and seeking payment for alleged infringements by open-source software products.
dedoimedo.com: On the surface, NimbleX is another Linux distribution, shipping as a live CD, meant to be used primarily as a live CD, with the optional installation. It is based on Slackware and designed to fit under 256MB to allow it to be used from small USB thumb drives.
tombuntu.com: When it’s about time for a new version of Ubuntu to arrive, usually I end up installing a late alpha or beta version before the final release. Recently I did get time to take a stab at working out some of the issues I have been having.
news.zdnet.com: The Millennium Simulations, an earth modeling venture at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, will allow scientists to model the changes in the world's climate over the last millennium as well as centuries into the future.
mepis.org: In beta 6, the kernel has been updated to upstream version 188.8.131.52 and the extra drivers have been rebuilt for the new kernel. This kernel release fixes an error in the last release that resulted in the tg3 driver being disabled.
raiden.net: Songbird has been one of those media players that's been an enigma of sorts, a player that tries to be an all in everything player, an iTunes competitor, and so much more, and yet seemed to ultimately try to do too much, and yet succeed at too little. At least that was my impression of it in it's beta stages. Has that changed these days?
oooninja.com: There's plenty of ways to convert Microsoft Office 2007 file formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx) to OpenOffice.org. Now OpenOffice.org 3.0 imports these Office OpenXML files natively, but natively doesn't mean a fluent translation.
the-gay-bar.com: The new Linux Ubuntu user is not a rare species nowadays so it's time to spend some time studying that interesting creature. This case study will have a look at The Linux newb and his self-proclaimed "day-to-day log of my conversion from Windows to Linux".
theregister.co.uk: gOS, the brains trust behind the failed $200 Linux-based “gPC” at WalMart, has seen fit to throw the dice one more time, introducing an operating system called Cloud that lets your computer boot into a browser. I, for one, welcome this innovation. I've always been a fan of neutering the most versatile machine in human history, restricting its use to only a small subset of the intended functionality. Yeah, this one's a winner from the start.
infoworld.com: There comes a point in the life of any hard-core Linux user when the idea of digging about to find yet another obscure piece of software, compiling the code, and integrating it into your daily routine just seems annoying, not compelling. This is where Fedora comes through. Red Hat's open source standard bearer and mineshaft canary is still everything to every Linux power user.
freesoftwaremagazine.com: Free software advocacy is something I do — both for a living and as a hobby. Over the years I’ve gleaned a few best practice tips and I thought I’d pass them on.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- First Look: VectorLinux 6.0 Beta 2
- News: Mandrake CEO responds to community, Novell/SUSE sales, OpenSolaris benchmarks, Ovatio awards, Omega 10 Desktop, DragonFly BSD overview
- Released last week: OpenSolaris 2008.11, Puppy Linux 4.1.2
- Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 6
- New additions: OzOs
- New distribution: CentServer
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blogbeebe.blogspot: Over the weekend I had the opportunity to install Fedora 10 on a Dell Latitude D630 notebook and to tweak the OpenSUSE 11.1 installation.
chris.pirillo.com: So, you’ve just switched to Linux, probably to the Ubuntu distribution, due to its popularity. Come on, don’t lie - the main reason you switched is because you wanted all the effects from Compiz Fusion you saw on Youtube.
informationweek.com: In search of an alternative to Microsoft Office, we test OpenOffice.org, StarOffice from Sun, IBM's Lotus Symphony, KOffice for Linux, and AbiWord.
linuxblogonline.org: Well, in keeping with my need for speed and my love of the Xfce desktop, my next partition filler is Xubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.
- Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #120
- FLOSS Weekly 49: XMPP
- Fixing Fedora 10 Linux - Root login in GUI
- QuickQuote for Thunderbird
- NVClock Needs GeForce 8/9 Help
- Fix for video problem on the Dell Latitude C600/C500
- openSUSE Build Service KDE:KDE4:* Repository Changes
- Beyond Wubi…
- weather the recession with Linux and Open Source models
- Fashion Your Firefox released
- The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 10
- International Open Source Comunity focus on China
- Testing “Scratch” - the easy programming language
phoronix.com: Back in October Ryan Gordon surprised the Linux community by releasing a Linux game demo of Prey two-years after the game began shipping on Windows. This afternoon Ryan has now released the binaries that allow the retail game to be used on Linux.
zdnet.com.au: Sun has crafted the second release of OpenSolaris with a number of improvements in an attempt to make it more competitive with desktop-orientated Linux distributions such as Canonical's Ubuntu.