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Why New Linux Users Are Frustrated

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Matt Hartley: Users by the truck load fill various user forums with problem topics in Linux despite widely available support documents available online. Today, I will talk about a few key areas that would solve a number of problems if they were to be addressed in the open.

Can do the job?

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OOo To continue my look at how non-profits and the free software community can engage, I’ve decided to look at some popular free software products and see how well they fit the need of an average charity—namely my employer. I’ll start with

Optimisation: KDE 4 With NVidia Video Cards

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linux.wordpress: KWin, the standard KDE window manager in KDE4.0, ships with the first version of built-in support for compositing, making it also to compositing manager.

Ubuntu breaks xorg-server… again

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Ubuntu So Ubuntu has done it again, they're released an update to xorg-server that breaks Xorg for most people leaving them stranded in the console.

New CEO Must Prove Red Hat's More Than A One-Trick Pony

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informationweek: When Matthew Szulik stepped down as CEO of Red Hat in December to cope with his wife's illness, the company picked a surprising successor: Jim Whitehurst, the former chief operating officer at Delta Air Lines whose main tech cred seemed to be that he runs loads of Linux on his home PCs.

today's leftovers

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  • Outgoing Fedora Project Leader Max Spivack talks to (video)

  • Interview with Gong Li, chairman and CEO of Mozilla Online
  • Why buy an open source company?
  • SC4 to offer Linux software classes
  • Need a Mac Support Tech? Find a Linux Guru.
  • [OLPC XO] Original UI , Unique Operation [Part 2]
  • Continued Impressions of Ubuntu 7.10 on the EeePC
  • Open Season - Episode 10
  • HowTo: Basic RPM Package Queries And Usage
  • People of openSUSE: Katarina Machalkova
  • Video: Mark Cox, episode 4. Security issues and metrics.
  • My Vietnamese Students used PC-BSD
  • HP launches FOSS tracking project
  • Free software goes Hollywood
  • Build around open source, not just on it
  • Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 19 January 2007
  • Microsoft profits from Linux again, easier than improving Vista
  • Fedora blocking patent-encumbered games
  • Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review
  • What is an open-source company worth? An analysis of MySQL, JBoss, and Zimbra
  • kde and the linux kernel.

Fun: Windows vs. Linux for toasters

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Humor Last week both systems Microsoft Windows Vivid Toasting Technology (VTT) 2008 Starter Edition and Heatu Linux 9.06 (Dainty Toast) were released for modern toasters. Yesterday Linux Screw has an opportunity to test both.

Cutting Through the SELinux Hype

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Carla Schroder: There is a lot of (mostly uninformed) buzz around SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux); it is touted as doing all kinds of wonderful things that it probably doesn't do. It's not a good idea to leap into implementing a complex security application like SELinux without understanding what it's for and how it works, so we're going to start with the basics.

Trolltech’s Qt to be licensed under the GPL v3

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Software Trolltech ASA is licensing its Qt cross-platform development framework under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPL v3), with immediate effect.

some howtos:

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  • Automating Debian updates

  • How to : Install GFX Grub In Ubuntu.
  • Ubuntu Guide For Customizing Items In The Panel Menubar
  • Beep your Terminal
  • Spinning a Fedora Linux Live CD
  • Auto-reboot Linux after a kernel panic
  • Access Fedora 8 Graphical Desktop Remotely from a Windows Machine
  • Easily create CD case covers with Koverartist
  • Securely Wipe/Erase Files in Ubuntu Gutsy via Right Click menu in Nautilus

Empowering the Linux Community

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Linux From a Linux Developer point of view, when users are no longer developing with’ve lost. What I think is happening in Ubuntu’s case is really something that effects all linux distributions out there.

Reiser4, btrfs, ext3 and ext4 Linux file systems news

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Linux Several new developments around the Reiser4, btrfs, ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems, which are mostly used under Linux, have been published in the last few days.

Gentoo Foundation Update - Current State of Affairs

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Gentoo I spent some time this week talking to the Foundation's lawyers, collecting documents, and sifting through old e-mails. Having the Foundation's charter revoked is exceptionally embarrassing, but not catastrophic. The state of NM has a straightforward procedure for reinstating a revoked charter.

Also: Is Gentoo in crisis?
And: Gentoo kernel project contributors

KDE 4's next step, version 4.1 in 2008

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PC World: After years of development and preparation, the KDE open source desktop community celebrated the much-anticipated version 4.0 release this month, but the word among the project's leaders is version 4.1 will only be a further six to nine months away.

UPDATE: KDE 4.1 Coming In July, 3.5.9 Coming Next Month

VLC Rocks

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Software VLC rocks. End of story. VLC is such a versatile media player, and is easily adapted for great use in any multimedia installation.

Why I’ve stopped reporting bugs to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu I’ve largely stopped reporting bugs to Ubuntu because of the condescending and dismissive attitude from their developers.

Also: The bug reporting culture: 10 things to avoid, 10 things you can do

Microsoft to spy on its own workers

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Microsoft In a move that makes the phrase “having your finger on the pulse of your company” have a whole new meaning, Microsoft has developed a program that would allow them to spy on their own employees.

AMD Catalyst 8.01 Linux Driver

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phoronix: AMD has today released the 8.01 Linux Catalyst package, which contains the fglrx 8.45 driver. New in this release are updated packaging scripts and a few fixes, which many have been hopeful for in this release.

PCLinuxOS Day 11 - Documentation and Information

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PCLOS I am not someone who believes that a Linux distributions sells itself, that technological achievement is enough to push it to the desktop of end users. As long as the educational systems keep on teaching Windows-based skills, there will be a lot of users who need some hand holding, some guidance, some instruction. What does PCLinuxOS have to offer in this regard?

KDE 4.0: Everything that has an end, has a beginning

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By now, every Linux user's heard of KDE 4.0, and the controversy surrounding its release. Here's one partisan KDE user's take on it — with screenshots.

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