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PCLinuxOS 2008 ‘MiniMe’

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PCLOS

fareast.linuxdiary: Is a minimal version of PCLinuxOS that comes with just the bare bones, allowing you to install exactly what you need; the liveCD is a very fast boot, and true to its Mandriva roots is extremely easy to configure through the Control Centre.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: GnuPG

  • How to Change your Computer Name in (K)Ubuntu
  • Taking a Look At Expect on Linux and Unix

today's leftovers

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2007 and Mint 4.0: ELDs?

  • WiFi Radar - Simple tool to Manage Wireless Profiles
  • gTwitter: How to Tweet in Penguin (Linux)
  • A2DP (Stereo Bluetooth Headset) on Linux
  • Good, Bad and Ugly - Firefox Micro Themes
  • One Laptop Per Child Looking for a Friend
  • HowTo: Virtual PCLinux 2007 via VirtualBox over Fedora 8
  • Little Linux Laptops: Build It and People Will Come
  • Beautiful but frustrating — A few minutes with KDE 4.0.0
  • How to outfit a recycled computer
  • Fixing no UI display in Visual Paradigm 3.1 in GNU/Linux during Composite Enabled
  • Reiser Murder Trial Resumes — Images From the Courthouse So Far

Consumer Darwinism and the Rise of FOSS

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OSS

Linux Today: One of the recurring themes that keeps popping up in the Linux community is this pressing need to get Linux on the desktop. I have often pondered in the past that such a goal is indeed worthy--once we actually figure out just exactly what "desktop" means.

Mozilla Takes on Microsoft in China

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Moz/FF

businessweek.com: Internet Explorer has held a virtual monopoly on the mainland, home to 160 million Internet users. Now, Firefox is pushing for more market share.

Review: Mandriva 2008 Flash

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MDV

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I've probably tried every one of the top 20 distros in the Distrowatch rankings – and a good few outside it - and I have to admit that few have impressed or surprised me as much as Mandriva 2008 Flash.

My Favorite Linux Tool

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Software

certcities.com: While I rarely get excited over free applications, the KDE news-feed reader Akregator is proving to be an exception to the rule. This simple tool has made my life so much better that it's difficult to talk about it without sounding like a late-night infomercial for OxiClean.

KDE 4 gives Linux some Mac, Windows flavor

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KDE

c|net: KDE programmers released a significantly revamped version of their Linux graphical interfaces software on Friday, incorporating several features that also appear in Windows Vista and Mac OS X.

Review: Tiny Asus Eee packs a big punch

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Linux

linux.com: The Asus Eee PC has been heralded as a groundbreaking new computing experience and great for children. While the computer didn't bowl me over, my kids were another matter.

PCLinuxOS Day 7 - Control Center Part 2

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PCLOS

ruminations: Two tasks remained under the heading Sharing: settting up file/printserver and setting up a share. The first task ran into a snag quickly with an error message that the name ‘localhost’ wasn’t correct for a DNS server. Setting up a Samba share wasn’t error free as well.

Lenovo finally delivers SUSE Linux-based ThinkPads

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SUSE

desktoplinux: PC vendor Lenovo has promised ThinkPads with pre-installed Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 for some time now. Lenovo will deliver the goods the week of Jan. 14.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Alpha 2 Neottia released

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MDV

The second pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is here. This pre-release brings a near-final snapshot of KDE 4.0 (final 4.0 packages are currently being uploaded to the Cooker repositories), new NVIDIA and ATI drivers, the chance to test the experimental nouveau open source driver for NVIDIA cards, kernel 2.6.24rc7, and more.

Daniel Robbins Offers to Return to Gentoo, Renew Charter

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Gentoo

Daniel Robbins: Several days ago, the Gentoo community discovered the unfortunate news that the Gentoo Foundation's charter has been revoked for several weeks. I have received permission from my employer to return and serve as President of the Gentoo Foundation, renew its charter, and then work in some capacity to help to get Gentoo going in the right direction from a legal, community and technical perspective.

Review: TinyFlux 1.0

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Linux

raiden's realm: TinyFlux (aka PcFluxboxOS) is a remastering of PcLinuxOS done in much the same way as TinyMe, but with Fluxbox as the window manager instead of KDE. It's the new kid on the block in an ever increasingly crowded world of Linux distributions.

Making the case for JeOS

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Linux

blogs.techtarget.com: I recently tried out a test system with an Ubuntu Server 7.10 JeOS build. The JeOS (Just Enough Operating System, pronounced “juice" ) concept for Linux works well if one needs just enough to run a test system.

The Linux Desktop Paradox

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Software

internetnews.com: Nearly every year for the last decade I've heard some pundit or vendor proclaim from the rooftops: This is the year of the Linux desktop. Yet, year in and year out, the proclamations don't materialize.

Find the items you want with GNOME Do

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Software

linux.com: Blacktree software's free Quicksilver Mac OS X utility won over users by letting them start typing the name of the file or app they need, and popping up the best matches in a launcher. Quicksilver went open source recently, but you don't have to wait for a port to start using it on your Linux machines. Two clones already exist: Katapult for KDE and the newest competitor, GNOME Do.

KDE Control Centre

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KDE

Linux Journal: Setting your desktop's wallpaper is only the beginning. The KDE team has cleverly used a Konqueror-style window for the Control Centre with a navigation panel on the left-hand side, giving you access to the various modules.

some more kde 4

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KDE
  • KDE 4 is available: First impressions

  • KDE 4 Brings Improvements Galore to the Linux Desktop
  • KDE 4.0 - The Official Release
  • KDE 4.0 released: rough, but ready for action

People of openSUSE: James Tremblay

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Interviews
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: openSUSE Education founder James Tremblay was caught up by ‘People of openSUSE’ to an interesting interview.

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