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UserBase: A Tour

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KDE
Web

jucato.org/blog: Taking a break from my website “duties” (some other blog post), I thought of doing some UserBase “marketing”. This has been one of the pet projects of the KDE Community Working Group and one that I’ve been personally and deeply involved in. This “tour” tries to highlight some of the features and goals of the wiki.

I am not impressed with OpenOffice Impress

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OOo

ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: OpenOffice.org Impress makes LaTeX + Beamer look user-friendly. Now that I've gone through turning my OLF slides from boring black-on-white to prettier, I realize how much of a usability nightmare Impress is.

Power Outage downs openSUSE Servers

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SUSE

opensuse.org: We have a power outage in the part of the city of Nürnberg where the Novell office and the main server room is. This means that many of our servers are right down, especially the download redirector, the mailing lists, the openSUSE build service and users.opensuse.org.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Where open source will be sucked into the downdraft

  • Huawei e169 3G modem on Ubuntu 8.04
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  • High volume is key for open source
  • Why eBay Should Open-Source Skype
  • Office Pranks
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  • 'Unbreakable' encryption unveiled
  • Show users in MySQL
  • Why Open Source is hot now?
  • openSUSE at Indiana Linuxfest and Ohio Linuxfest this weekend
  • 5 Useful Linux Performance Utilities
  • Simply Mepis Linux and My Office - Part Two
  • Linux 2.6.27
  • Stable kernel updates 2.6.25.18 and 2.6.26.6
  • Security scans with OpenVAS
  • Making money on open source
  • Mono 2.0 Live CD lets you test the latest version
  • Clocks for time travelers
  • CyberLink Announces Linux HD Video Player

Mandriva 2009 with KDE 4: First Impressions

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MDV

jaysonrowe.wordpress: Please don’t regard this post as a review of Mandriva 2009 - these are simply my first impressions upon booting up the system. First, I have one word: Wow!

Myths of Linux - The Public Can't Cope with Linux

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Linux

gnuru.org: One criticism of Linux is that ordinary people are, on the whole, too ignorant about technology to use anything except Windows. This is just wrong.

Test Center review: Drupal turns pro

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Drupal

infoworld.com: As we've seen time and again, in an increasing number of enterprise software categories, open source has become a promising alternative to commercial software. But there's no free ride.

Foresight Kid's can inspire young minds

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Linux

linux.com: Foresight Linux is best known by many as the distribution that features the Conary package management system. Perhaps soon it may become known as your child's favorite distro. The recent release of Foresight Kid's Edition 1.0 introduces a new generation to the benefits of Linux and open source software. My 4-year-old granddaughter test drove Foresight Kid's Edition and had a wonderful time.

Life on the cutting edge - ArchLinux

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Linux

thesmallerbang.wordpress: After a few months of using it, I finally feel I am confident enough to write a piece about one of the best, and I MEAN best, linux distros ever, archlinux. This distro is rather unique, and several things in it make it the ideal distro for the intermediate level linux user.

Wikipedia moving 400 servers to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com: Since the free, online Wikipedia user-created encyclopedia began in 2001, the Linux-based IT infrastructure behind it has been expanded and lassoed together to keep up with the demands of the popular Web site. Soon, that problem will be gone.

Linux in The Economic Meltdown

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Linux

earthweb.com: As the US economy continues to shift for the worse, I find myself thinking back to recent trips to a local bank where I noticed that Windows 2000 Pro is the norm and the computers, if updated at all, might be using Windows XP.

Linux at 17 - What Windows promised to be

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Linux has come a long way in those intervening 17 years. Linux is what Windows had once promised to be - at least in terms of cross-platform support.

Firefox add-on blocks 'clickjacking' attacks

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Moz/FF
Security

computerworld.com: A popular Firefox add-on designed to block scripts and plug-ins has been updated to stymie the new "clickjacking" class of attacks, the extension's developer said today.

AMD's MultiView On Linux

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Introduced in the Catalyst 8.8 Linux driver and further stabilized within Catalyst 8.9 was AMD's MultiView technology. MultiView makes it possible to use multiple GPUs on the same system not for Linux CrossFire but for driving multiple display heads. Using MultiView on Linux you can easily drive four, six, or even eight screens.

KOffice 2.0 beta hints at improved capabilities

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Software

linux.com: KOffice has been trailing the office application leaders for a long time. Despite years of development, it has yet to match OpenOffice.org feature for feature. Judging from the first beta, KOffice 2.0 will still not rival OpenOffice.org or other free software rivals, but it should be a major step in that direction.

Opera bitten by ‘extremely severe’ browser bug

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Software

blogs.zdnet: Buried in the flurry of feature-related news surrounding the release of Opera 9.6 is the fact that the update fixes an “extremely severe” vulnerability that could expose Opera users to code execution attacks.

Apple awarded patent on the Dock

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Legal

appleinsider.com: It took nearly nine years, but Apple chief executive Steve Jobs and Co. were awarded this week with a patent for their implementation of a software-based computer dock that has since become a trademark of the Mac OS X operating system.

visual goodies

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Humor
  • Hackles: Funniest Comic Strip About Hacking and Linux

  • Blue Screen of Death in unexpected locations

To XFCE, or not to XFCE?

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Software

beranger.org: The XFCE team seems to be more and more «tightly connected» to a specific distro. This is weird, given that the unnamed distro implements some custom hacks that weren't accepted upstream, allegedly because they would only work under Linux and when some dependencies are satisfied.

KDE and GNOME Users: Different Download Habits

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Software

earthweb.com: Most GNU/Linux users get the bulk of their applications from their distribution's repositories. However, those who want the cutting edge take to the Web to find it, often to GNOMEfiles if they use the GNOME desktop, or to KDE.apps.org if they use KDE.

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