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ubuntu.com: Jono Bacon has announced the very first Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase! For a long time now we have been shipping a package called example-content with each release of Ubuntu. Why not use example-content as a great way to show off audio and video from free culture artists?
- LinuxWorld Conversations Start Tomorrow
- LinuxWorld: Showcasing the OS in data centers, mobile devices, e-voting
- LinuxWorld Gets Underway in San Francisco
- Dell at LinuxWorld this Week
- Openbravo demonstrates compatibility with Ubuntu at LinuxWorld 2008
- LinuxWorld preview: IBM engineer touts SELinux
- First preview of Mono 2.0 is out
- Interview with Miguel de Icaza
- How to remove Mono (M$) from Ubuntu Hardy Heron
bluelinux.blogspot: I recently decided to give OpenSuse 11.0 a spin on some of the computer terminals at work, replacing PCLinuxOS. It is not that I have any hard feelings towards PCLinuxOS, it is just that I prefer to stay up on the different distros available to make sure I'm not missing out on something. And, honestly, PCLinuxOS has been dragging behind the 'latest/greatest' software curve for a while now.
linux.com: Last month at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON), it seemed like Microsoft was everywhere you looked, avouching its interest in open source. Thanks to the company's history -- including some very recent history -- a great many in the open source community viewed the company's presence with mistrust, suspicious of Redmond's motives and apprehensive of what would follow. Surely Microsoft must want something, so what is it?
fosswire.com: Konqueror as a web browser still unfortunately lags quite a way behind Firefox in terms of compatibility. For that reason, many KDE users stick with Firefox, despite the poorer integration between the desktop environment and the browser.
tuxtraining.com: Let me introduce to you, my sister. She’s the furtherest thing from a geek anyone in our generation can be. And she hates computers. I got a copy of Xubuntu 8.04 and began my install.
phoronix.com: These X48 motherboards have been expensive, but now some of the budget manufacturers are introducing models at a lower cost. For just under $200 USD, ASRock has introduced the X48TurboTwins-WiFi. The ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi pairs Intel's X48 with the ICH9R Southbridge and offers a few extra features such as eSATA, integrated 802.11g WiFi, and IEEE-1394 Firewire.
- Make your own Fedora re-spin
- Replace the System Beep with a Compiz Effect
- Ubuntu ca0106 Audigy SE sound card working with 5.1
- dnstop: Monitor BIND DNS Server (DNS Network Traffic) From a Shell Prompt
- Detecting Old Sound Cards in Ubuntu
- How to change a users UID and GID
- How To Turn Any Applications To A Widget In Ubuntu
- Word completion-like feature in Openoffice.org Calc
- Kickstart for Ubuntu 8.04 with LDAP Authentication
- Command Line Quickies - ps
- OpenAFS installation on Debian
linux.com: If advanced calendar applications like Evolution and Sunbird are overkill for your needs, try Day Planner, a simple yet efficient calendaring utility. If you want to view your calendar as a timeline, check out Calizo instead.
raiden.net: Desktop Linux Distribution is getting fame in every day use among home users and even office users. Given the choice to select from a huge list of Desktop Linux Distributions home users are ought to get confused and it's not unusual that they do distro-hopping in the quest of what is so called "the best" for them.
heise-online.co.uk: While Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, has a wide and well established fan-base, fewer people are aware of the wider organisation that supports his vital kernel development work.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature: First look - Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r1
- News: Fedora 10 code name, interview with Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst, Debconf8 Schedule
- Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7, Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r1
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4, Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 2, and openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 2
- Reviewed last week: Mandriva 2009 Beta 1, Pardus 2008
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
liquidat.wordpress: KDE 4.1 was released just days ago, but the KDE team already prepares the next release for August: KDE 3.5.10. While there won’t be any new features in it it will contain many bugfixes.
adventuresinswitching.blogspot: Users of Compiz, a window manager that provides pretty visual effects, know that a lot of those effects are just for fun. Personally, I am most concerned with the Compiz plugins that add functionality to my desktop. I am going to outline some of my favorites and most useful.
linuxinsider.com: Summer may be a time for some to lie in the hammock with a margarita, but if your inner geek is whispering "is that all there is?" over and over again, you might be ripe for a project. How about making that shift to Linux you've been dreaming about? It's fun, it's cool and -- believe us -- it's not that hard.
heise-online.co.uk: Nvidia has released new proprietary GeForce drivers; Version 173.14.12 of the drivers for x86-32 and x96-64. 2D performance problems re not addressed with this update. KDE 4 is so slow with Nvidia drivers that the desktop is not really suitabled for production use.
news.cnet.com: Seven new mobile phones have passed the LiMo Foundation's certification process, and the group has a few new members to welcome aboard.
- Bits from the Debian Eee PC team, summer 2008
- Install OpenSuSE 11 independently with Accessibility support.
- Free Software in the Stores
- fluxflux-eee 2008 08 released
- From openSUSE 11 to Debian Lenny, through bugs
- Slackware vs Ubuntu: Old vs New
- What is group x in /etc/group for and should I be a member?
- Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?
- The Linux Kernel Development Model
- KDE 4.1 adoption seems high
- Meet the people behind the Open Source Initiative (video)
- Basics of using Screen in Linux
- Plat’Home OpenBlockS: Made in Japan
- SourceForge: Undervalued Open-Source Stock
- Killing With Linux: A Primer
thevarguy.com: Untangle is scheduled to host an Ubuntu Linux Installfest from Aug. 4 to 7 at LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco. This latest Installfest, coupled with recent moves by Canonical and Intel made The VAR Guy wonder: Can Ubuntu Linux close the digital divide?