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What Edubuntu can teach your kids

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Linux

linux.com: Edubuntu is a customized version of Ubuntu aimed at children in educational environments. According to the distributions homepage, Edubuntu is "Linux for Young Human Beings." That works out well for me, since I have three of those in my house.

Five important security apps for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows

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arstechnica.com: No matter what OS you use, you need to think about security. We've got you covered with five freeware or shareware security tools for Linux boxes, Macs, and Windows machines, all recommended by Ars staffers.

more ubuntu stuff

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  • Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Windows Vista Power Usage

  • Well… Hardy Didn’t Exactly Work
  • Ubuntu: I’m extremely impatient
  • Hardy Heron Makes Linux Worth Another Look
  • 10 Tips for After You Install or Upgrade Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: a Visual Overview

The Linux Driver Fiasco - Always late and never early

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raiden.net: One of the things I love about open source is its ability to react quickly, adapt, and respond to any changes it needs to, sometimes within hours of an issue being discovered. Open source is quick and agile, easily able to tackle almost anything thrown at it. [Except] the Linux driver scene.

Mandriva: 100/100 on Acid3

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MDV

happyassassin.net: So, thanks to the fine work of the WebKit team - particularly the GTK+ port - Mandriva can now achieve 100/100 on the Acid3 web standards compliance test.

Interview with Donald Knuth

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Interviews
OSS

informit.com: Andrew Binstock and Donald Knuth converse on the success of open source, the problem with multicore architecture, the disappointing lack of interest in literate programming, the menace of reusable code, and that urban legend about winning a programming contest with a single compilation.

Compiz Fusion Community News for Friday April 25th

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: More and more improvements to the Compiz Fusion codebase this week, some highlights including: Sphere-like cube deformation, cairo text backgrounds and workspace naming.

Asus Eee PC 900 Linux Edition

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: It's not even a year since Asus first demo'd the machine that would become the Eee PC 701 - aka the Eee PC 4G - and here we are reviewing the second version, the 900.

some ubuntu bloggings & such

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu-fied

  • Ubuntu 8.04, Take 2
  • Ubuntu Linux getting worse
  • Tweaking Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Released… so what
  • Ubuntu 8.04 - First Impressions
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron - First impressions
  • Nokia Nseries tablets to get Ubuntu, Qt apps
  • Interview: Kenneth Wimer of the Ubuntu Art Team
  • Ubuntu 8.04 "Oliver Hardy"?

Interview: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader

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Linux
Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Steve McIntyre is the recently elected Debian Prioject Leader. He is a software engineer and a long-time Debian developer. His best known contributions have been in the field of creating Debian CD/DVD images; he is the Debian-cd team leader and is responsible for generating the official images.

Three myths Microsoft tells Russia

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cnet.com: I'm at the Moscow airport getting ready to fly back to the United States. Before I leave, however, I figured it would be good to note (and then bury) three myths that I heard perpetuated by Microsoft at the Interop Moscow conference.

This, too, shall pass, or: Things to remember when reading news about OLPC

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radian.org: It’s easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom over OLPC’s future. But keep things in perspective: they aren’t as bad as they seem.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 Gives A New Face To Solaris

  • From camera to website: Building an open source video streamer
  • Tasque - a simple todo list application for GNOME
  • Opera 9.5 Beta 2 (Kestrel) Is Awesome
  • Protecting directory trees with gpgdir
  • Distrowatch gets real?
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 19
  • Issue 12 - One Year of Full Circle Magazine

Benchmarking Linux With the Phoronix Test Suite

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Knowing how to measure your own computer performance gives you mighty system and network tuning powers. It's also fun. We're going to take a look at the brand-new Phoronix Test Suite, which is for testing hardware performance under Linux.

FreeBSD developer Kip Macy charged with tenant terror

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Legal

theregister.co.uk: Prominent FreeBSD developer Kip Macy has been charged with waging a campaign of terror against people renting apartments in a six-unit building he owns. He stands accused of cutting out floor supports to retaliate against a tenant who went to court to keep from being evicted.

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Why I'm recommending people not upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 yet

  • Five Reasons Ubuntu Server Revolution Begins Today
  • Ubuntu’s corporate ready 8.04 is released but is three a crowd in Linux market?
  • Screenlets work with Compiz widget layer in Ubuntu Gutsy

Hardy Heron? Hardly

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: If there appears to be more interest in the release of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) than the average distribution, I think I should take some of the blame.

10 ways to sell corporate on Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Your systems are all way overdue for an operating system upgrade, but your IT department is going over budget. You know you can’t afford the latest version of Microsoft Windows or Office. The easiest path to reining in your costs would be to migrate over to the Linux operating system. Unfortunately, corporate headquarters isn’t convinced that Linux is the way to go. How do you convince them otherwise?

Red Hat-Ubuntu pairing would have potential

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I’m starting to see some big potential for symbiosis between two Linux and open source leaders: Red Hat and Ubuntu. Red Hat’s departure from the consumer desktop Linux market comes at the same time Ubuntu continues rolling in the same market with the release of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron this week.

Firefox reached 29% share in Europe

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: XiTi Monitor has released the latest numbers on browsers utilization in Europe and the rest of the world, announcing it has reached about 29% in March 2008.

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