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Microsoft matters less every 6 months

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Ubuntu

zdnet blogs: Maybe not for the average corporation yet, or even the average home user, but every time Canonical releases a new version of Ubuntu (and with it comes Edubuntu), Microsoft becomes a little less the default vendor of choice for educational computing.

Quake Wars on Foresight Linux

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Gaming

silwenae.org: The Enemy Territory:Quake Wars Linux client was released Friday by id. The 17mb client and installer is using Icculus‘ Mojo Setup for installation. This is a welcome change from the Doom3 and Quake IV installers which required you to manually copy the .pak files from the CD or DVDs over to your hard drive.

The Role and Value of Truly Free Linux Distributions

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Linux

itmanagement: As GNU/Linux becomes more popular, the motives behind its inceptions are often forgotten. Linux is a free operating system, but its broadening userbase perceives this freedom as pertaining to cost, not rights and liberty. It's important to step back and remind ourselves of the purpose and importance of distributions which try to make a difference, sometimes at the cost of ease of installation and use.

Who's Hot in Desktop Linux - PCLinuxOS?

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Linux

mark hinkle: Every so often I wander over to Distrowatch to see whose at the top of the leaderboard (calculated byPC Linux OS page views on Distrowatch ) for Linux desktop "popularity". I fully expected to see Ubuntu at the top and maybe Fedora Core in second place. I was surprised to see PCLinuxOS in the number one position.

Why I've moved from Vista to Ubuntu 7.10

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OS

zdnet community blogs: I've been using Windows since it was battling for desktop supremacy with GEM in the early 90s. Since the late 90s I've dabbled with Linux, but there have always been compelling reasons to return to, or stick with, Windows. No more, for two reasons: Vista, and Ubuntu 7.10 (ala Gutsy Gibbon).

Could Open Source Fuel the Next Bubble

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OSS

linux today blogs: Greg sent me this article at the New York Times,"Silicon Valley Start-Ups Awash in Dollars, Again" and Stacy says (via Matt ) Ballmer is hunting for Open Source Start-Ups. This gets me to thinking...

Phoronix's First Annual Linux Graphics Survey

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Linux

phoronix: While Linux desktop surveys are nothing new, no recent polls have looked specifically at Linux graphics when it comes to X.Org video drivers, hardware, and related video features. We, however, at Phoronix see a need for this information to be profiled and have launched the first-annual Linux graphics survey.

KDE4: is it usable for you?

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KDE

kdedevelopers: As 4.0 is approaching, I decided that it is time to test, use, report bugs and even make fixes to it. I use KDE since a long time (~7 years), I think I always compiled from source, and for several years I compiled from CVS/Subversion regularly. I wasn't afraid to use the alpha/beta/whatever version as my daily desktop. But with KDE4 somehow I feel lost.

Also: At the edge of the freeze
And: New hardware => new KNewsTicker!

get 'er done

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News
  • Crypt Manager - An encrypted folder manager for Ubuntu Linux

  • Exaile: The most underrated media player for Linux
  • Conky - Light weight system monitor
  • Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Envy
  • How to Enable Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu
  • Fix your False Tags with Ex Falso

Zonbuntu: Gutsy install update

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Ubuntu

mrzonbu.wordpress.com: I installed Ubuntu 7.10 from CD yesterday. I used the Zonbu supplied external USB CD drive and a Transcend 8GB flash card, putting my Sandisk card with the Zonbu OS on the shelf for safe keeping.

Ubuntu 7.10 + WINE vs. Windows XP

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OS

phoronix: With Ubuntu 7.10 and WINE 0.9.46 in hand, we had set out to compare the performance between Windows XP and Gutsy Gibbon with WINE on two popular DirectX benchmarks.

Your Linux Computer Can Support A Different Window Manager!

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Software

blogs.pcworld.com: I love Linux. But many people are afraid to use a new operating system because they are so attached to Windows. They are scared of the possibility of having to use the command line! But there are window managers for the X Window System on Linux that can spread all of your programs out onto a desktop, just like Microsoft Windows.

short takes

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News
  • KDE Four Live Beta 3+

  • Htop - An Interactive Process Viewer For Linux
  • eLive 1.0: Turning a laptop into a l33t machine

Compiz 0.6.2 and Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 for openSUSE

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Software

cyberorg: With the release of Compiz 0.6.2 a quickfix version of 0.6.0 release, Compiz Fusion community has followed it up with a release of Compiz Fusion 0.6.0. Packages for openSUSE 10.3 and 10.2 are, as always , available from X11:XGL Build service repository.

Who did this?

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: Here another "KDE4 is really usable" blog. Well, I just want to point that out up front. The real topic is something else, though - I wanna know who did the following:

Exact Kernel Names

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Linux

kernelTRAP: When asked how to best refer to kernels between official releases and release candidates, Linus Torvalds pointed to his automated git snapshots. "I still call them 'nightly snapshots', but they do in fact happen twice a day if there have been changes, so that's not technically correct," he noted. The latest snapshot is 2.6.23-git15.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon First Impressions

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Ubuntu

redwinedrummer.wordpress: It took me a while to upgrade from 7.04 to 7.10 because Ubuntu servers were so busy. It would even time-out at times. But now it’s done, Gutsy Gibbon is turning out to be a very solid release. I’ve been using Ubuntu since 6.04 and it has definitely gone a long way!

Also:

  • Ubuntu Studio 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Installation Guide

  • Partitioning or Resizing Drives In Ubuntu Using GParted

Ubuntu 7.10 Review

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Linux

Ubuntu has quickly achieved mass attention, it was also #1 distribution for a long time. It has done some great work like ship-it to promote Linux. But I am really disappointed with the current trend. The current release is a mixed bag, but is completely unacceptable in terms of Ubuntu's glorious past.

Software Review: Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"

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Ubuntu

blogcritics.org: It may have taken a while, but Linux is finally starting to inch its way out of the dark corners of hobbyist computing and onto the battlefield between Microsoft and Apple.

The Innovation Game

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OSS

TuxDeluxe: Innovation is a weasel word. It used to earn an honest living, but now it's been hijacked by marketing people for dishonest purposes. It's now in the same category as "rich". Does anyone now hear the words "rich user experience" or "rich client" without thinking of a bloated, Windows-only client that doesn't use open or standard protocols ?

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