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AltSearch for OOo Writer functionality trumps first impressions

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OOo

linux.com: Alternative Find and Replace for Writer (AltSearch) has the ambitious goal of replacing and enhancing one of the most basic pieces of OpenOffice.org functionality. It's undermined by a chaotic interface, but if you have the patience to continue past first impressions, you will find AltSearch comes far closer to fulfilling its promise than you might initially imagine

Linux for housewives. XP for geeks.

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: Retailers and contract manufacturers in Taiwan say that novice PC users there, like students and housewives, tend to buy the Linux version of the Eee PC701, while geeks go for Windows XP. Does that sound backwards?

Why Aren’t All Linux Live CDs Customizable?

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chris.pirillo.com: I don’t use Linux as my operating system, but I do have several Linux live CDs. The problem that I always have with live CDs for Linux is that when they’re built, they include things I would never include. Or, they don’t put in things that I feel I should have. At Custom NimbleX, you can easily create your own customized version of Linux.

Move Your Business from Windows to Linux

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pcworld.com: Making the switch from Windows to Linux will incur some costs as employees and support staff adjust to the new system's configuration settings, utilities, and applications. Even so, the savings in future hardware and software upgrades could be huge.

A Journey to Ubuntu

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montanalinux.org: My first Linux installation took place circa 1992, I pulled my hair out for a month or so while I was trying to figure out how to install this very interesting and FREE operating system. Wow, Linux has gone a long way since my first install.

The Swiss Army Distro - Might Someone Finally Be Getting It?

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raiden.net: One of the things that's bothered me to no end for quite a while is the ridiculously huge number of Linux distributions out there. 350+ active or semi-active and nearly 200 dead distros is rather pathetic in my opinion. It would not be hard at all to merge all of those distributions into one "jack of all trades" distribution.

Fedora 9: Was it worth the wait?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: As many of you know, a while back I was converted to Ubuntu. Currently running (happily I might add) Ubuntu 7.10, I have had no need to return to my Red Hat roots. Of course being a writer in this industry, it behoves me to make sure I am up to date on the latest, greatest software. So I decided it was necessary that I install Fedora 9.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Rename Files in Bulk from the Command Line

  • Nautilus search
  • Adding a service in Fedora

Gentoo Linux 2008.0

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Gentoo

phoronix.com: In recent times the Gentoo Linux and its foundation has been plagued with a multitude of problems and times have certainly been challenging for this once popular distribution. It's already July and we are now finally seeing Gentoo's first official release of the year.

KDE 3 vs KDE 4: It’s Finally Over

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KDE

jonreagan.wordpress: Recently there has been quite a karfuffle surrounding several people’s disagreement over the direction of KDE 4. As many of you know, KDE 4 is not yet complete, and is far different from it’s ancestor, KDE 3. The arguments have seemingly quieted down, and finally there has been some closure on the debate.

Buddi - Simple Personal Budgeting

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Software

fosswire.com: Many financial applications, such as KMyMoney, can be very useful, however there is often quite a learning curve associated with them. Buddi is an open source personal budgeting application for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X that is designed to keep things very simple.

The Linux Saga: Preface

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polishlinux.org: This story begins – as usual – long long time ago, far far away, behind the Ocean, in United States of America, in Bell Laboratories building. In that firm a computer stood. Nothing special about it, but in 1969, when those events started, computer wasn’t commonplace at all. There were no Personal Computers, no Microsoft, IBM or Apple.

Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and the Linux Desktop

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Interviews
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: He is, without a doubt, the only open source software leader who might be called “dashing.” Young (34), fabulously rich (north of $500 million as of 1999) Mark Shuttleworth buzzes around on his own private jet, the Canonical One. He is also, without a doubt, the open source leader who is most actively shaping the future of the Linux desktop.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #98

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ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 98 for the weeks June 29nd - July 5th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 8.04.1 released, Intrepid Alpha 2 due out Thursday, Kubuntu Intrepid news, and much more.

Securing your Ubuntu box, don’t worry it’s easy!

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izanbardprince.wordpress: Linux is generally regarded as secure: But as preachy as Ubuntu gets about not using a root terminal, you’d think that they must ship this really secure operating system, right? Well….yes and no.

odds & ends

  • Install the 1.15.2 “no CD” Patch for StarCraft on Ubuntu 8.04

  • Install StarCraft and the BroodWar expansion on Ubuntu 8.04 in Wine
  • Nouveau NV50 KMS Work Continues
  • Top Ten Linux Distributions 2008
  • 13 Command Line Tools for Audio on Linux

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Developing for Linux netbooks

itwire.com: Most all readers will be well aware of the ASUS Eee Linux PC. Other vendors now seek to achieve similar success, the latest being Acer’s Linpus device. Yet, a common complaint is that traditional software doesn’t necessarily translate well to the smaller screens. Here’s my tips for developing software for the emerging and widely popular netbook market.

Kubuntu 8.04 - two months later

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razvanp.wordpress: Two months later after my first blog about Ubuntu, I am still using it. In two months I found lot of issues, some I managed to solve, some I can live with.

Compiz Fusion : An Unparalleled 3D Environment

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Software

techenclave.com: Operating System has advanced much from what we used to see/use in 90's . Apple was the first to bring 3D Desktop and several eye catching effect to the user with its OSX based Operating System. Microsoft soon follow the trail as they released their most successful OS Windows XP. Seeing these Advancment Linux started advancing and a vary rapid rate. Here I'll Review Compiz Fusion and all its features in lay mans language.

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