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Quick look at Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
  • Quick look at Ubuntu 9.04

  • Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit with ext4
  • Kubuntu 9.04 Falls Short
  • Top Downloads For (X)ubuntu 9.04

5 Ways Xoopit Extends Gmail

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Software

I’m a huge fan of Gmail. I’ve been using it for years, and have converted several small businesses over to Google Apps so they can take advantage of it. I find it fast and flexible, and can get to my seven years worth of email from any computer on the planet.

For the last few weeks I’ve been extending Gmail’s functionality with a Firefox extension called “Xoopit for Gmail“. Xoopit makes Gmail more social, and gives flexible access to attachments others have sent me.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Eric S. Raymond: The Economic Case Against the GPL

  • FLOSS Weekly 66: OLE Nepal
  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 8
  • Skype on The Dell Mini 9
  • Linux marketing #2 : Mandriva and Grid-computing
  • First Android netbook to cost about $250
  • Using the Shell
  • X.Org 7.5 Release Schedule Revised For July
  • Will Oracle kill MySQL? Who cares?
  • One Of The Many Reasons Inetd Isn't Around Any More

Gnash Developers and Linux Fund Raise Funds for OpenStreetMap Bounty

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Web

Linux Fund and OpenMediaNow have expanded their partnership with the Gnash media player development team to bring OpenStreetMap editing support to the open source Flash® player, Gnash.

Group test: project planners

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Software

tuxradar.com: If you were suffering in silence because you thought you couldn't draw a Gantt chart or an RBS diagram on Linux, you were wrong. In this article we'll present five project managers that are aimed at non-geek desktop users.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #139

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #139 for the week of April 19th- April 25th, 2009 is now available.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06 Update is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. The updated components on the SimplyMEPIS ISOs include recent updates from the Debian Lenny pool and also Linux kernel 2.6.27.21, Firefox 3.0.9, jbidwatcher 2.0.1, and gutenprint 5.2.3.

10 Expert Ubuntu Tricks

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Ubuntu
  • 10 Expert Ubuntu Tricks

  • Migrating to ext4
  • Tweet From Ubuntu 9.04 Terminal
  • What should become of Edubuntu?
  • Vista Fonts in Ubuntu
  • Logitech Webcam & Skype under Ubuntu

Mepis 8

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Linux

muskratsweb.net: I just recently downloaded and installed Mepis again. I’ll have to say, it has really improved from previous installs I’ve tried. Before it was based on Ubuntu and had the blot inherited from such a blotted upstream distro.

K3b 2.0 Alpha Preview - First KDE4 Port

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: I was pleased to hear a while ago that K3b got two new developers assigned by the Mandriva project and that work at the KDE4 port is going well now.

Why is hating Ubuntu popular?

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Ubuntu
  • Five Minutes of Ubuntu 9.04

  • Best IM Client For Ubuntu
  • Disable Notifications in Ubuntu 9.04
  • change the way Ubuntu 9.04 notifies you of updates
  • Why is hating Ubuntu popular?
  • How-To: Enable Last.fm Song Submission in CMus
  • Xmind: Best Mind Maping Software For Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: Jaunty isn’t Pretty
  • My first trial with Ubuntu - Hopeless
  • 25 Ubuntu related sites that you can’t afford to miss

How-To: Compile and Install K3b 1.65.0 Alpha from Source in Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

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HowTos

Over time K3b got its reputation as one of the most powerful burning applications not only for KDE, but for Linux in general. This short guide will list several easy steps you need to follow in order to compile and install K3b from source.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.04) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

4 Ways to Create Bootable Live USB Drives (For Windows, Linux and Mac OS X)

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Linux

1. Using UNetbootin (for Windows and Linux)
2. Using Win32 Image Writer (Windows only)
3. Using usb-imagewriter (Ubuntu Only)
4. Using Diskutil (Mac OS X only)

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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Jon "Maddog" Hall @ LinuxFest Northwest

  • last - See any user login history
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 3
  • How to Install Java in Ubuntu 9.04
  • new boxee version for Ubuntu, update for Mac and Apple TV
  • users, who - Display who is logged in your system
  • How To Install Google Gears on 64-bit Linux
  • Windows 7 RC Arriving Just In Time To Compare To Ubuntu
  • More Funny Applications Errors
  • Netbooks: Best of the Best
  • E17 now available in Entropy
  • What Does Linux Benchmarking Look Like?
  • New Unigine Project Will Work On Linux
  • Screensavers of Death
  • Code Project: Build an Ncurses UI with Python
  • Humor: Famous Geeks Make Babies With Hollywood Celebrities

Sharpening the Intel Driver Focus

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Software

keithp.com: This week, we finished up our 2009 Q1 release of the Intel driver. Most of the effort for this quarter has been to stabilize the recent work, focusing on serious bugs and testing as many combinations as we could manage.

3 Moonlight Questions

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Software

meandubuntu.wordpress: I got into a discussion on IRC the other day with a mono supporter. One of the things that came up on a tangent was Moonlight, Novell’s implementation of Microsoft’s weapon-of-hope against Adobe’s Flash.

Netbook boot times compared: Android vs. Fedora vs. Ubuntu

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Linux

netbookchoice.com: GeunSik Lim, a Samsung software developer specialising in embedded Linux system design, has compared the netbook boot times for several Linux-based operating systems to see which was fastest.

Cover Art & Lyrics Widget for your desktop

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Software
HowTos

d0od.blogspot: Display album art (and lyrics!) for your playing tracks right on your desktop! Installation is simple, and I'll guide you through making a launcher for it too!

The Bittersweet Facts about OLPC and Sugar

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OLPC

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Recently, I had to fact-check some older articles I wrote about One Laptop Per Child in order to bring them up to date. This meant digging through the controversy in 2008, and what I found was some pretty appalling human behavior.

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