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Dell Dimension E520 With Ubuntu Linux Review

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Ubuntu

devnulled.com: I finally broke down and ordered a Dell Dimension E520 with Ubuntu Linux to replace my doddering primary workstation which is four years old at this point. Rather than writing a review right after opening the box, I thought I’d use the new rig for a few weeks and kick it around a bit before summarizing my experiences with the new machine.

OpenSUSE update (also, just what is a distribution?)

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SUSE

ZDNet: So what is a distribution, also known as a distro, for those of us who just can’t bring ourselves to utter the extra 2 syllables? It’s a particular packaging of the Linux operating system and usually includes a specific look and feel, as well as whatever software the vendor chooses to include.

Introducing the Thunar file manager

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Software

linux.com: Since its inception, the Xfce desktop environment has aimed to provide high functionality with only modest demands on system resources, with the overarching goal of leaving more facilities for the user to run applications. One of the significant changes in recent releases of Xfce 4 is the Thunar file manager, which replaces the original xffm.

Firefox 3 and Google team up for offline apps

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Software

PCPRO: Mozilla and Google are collaborating on an effort to make web applications work offline. Firefox 3 will be the first internet browser to offer offline web application support when it launches at the end of this year.

Linux helps raise funds for a million soccer balls

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SUSE

tectonic: Although Linux geeks are not often found on the sports field, this week Linux computers will help in a fund raiser to donate a million soccer balls to improve children's lives through sport.

Linux coders tackle power efficiency

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Linux

ZDNet: Maybe you'd be better off if you didn't spend so much time looking at your watch. That, loosely speaking, is the rationale behind a significant change at the heart of Linux that programmers hope will make the open-source operating system more efficient.

The Top 10 Best Themes for Thunderbird 2.0

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Moz/FF

suse rants: If I could make my Thunderbird look like the Viper that I’ve always wanted, I’d be totally set. Pulling up the theme page on mozilla.org, lots and lots of themes jumped out at me. Granted, not all of them are compatible with Thunderbird 2.0, which is what I’m using. Nevertheless, I decided to download the most popular themes that are compatible with T-Bird 2 and give ‘em a spin on my desktop here.

Installing And Working With Xoops Under Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

I want to show you how to install Xoops on Ubuntu. I used the Ubuntu 6.10 Server Edition, but it will probably work on other systems as well. Xoops is a modern

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 208

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: One year with Puppy Linux
  • News: Localised distributions, Gutsy Gibbon features, product-creator module for YaST, PCLinuxOS Control Center, backporting kernel patches

  • Released last week: Mandriva Corporate Desktop 4.0, MoLinux 3.0
  • Upcoming releases: Alt Linux 4.0, Ubuntu 7.10 Alpha 2
  • New distribution: Hacao Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

One File System to Rule Them All

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: If there's one thing that drives me nuts about the current operating system models is that there is no one single file system that works across all operating systems, fills all the needs of everyone out there and is stable beyond mention to boot.

Linux becomes mature and achieves excellence

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Linux

People's Daily Online: In recent years, the world's leading software and hardware providers such as IBM and Intel are rushing to do compatibility testing and quality authentication with China's local Linux products.

3D desktops—Beryl, Compiz and more

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine: Some would say 3D desktops are useless fluff; some swear by them. This article gives you an overview of today’s 3D desktop options, and how they can help you be more productive.

Linux: Rewriting the Buffer Layer

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Posting a series of three patches, Nick Piggin announced that he was working on a rewrite of the buffer layer which he calls fsblock, "the name is fsblock because it basically ties the fs layer to the block layer." As to just what the buffer layer is, Nick explained.

Vista's failures explained

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Microsoft

the Inquirer: DEAR MICROSOFT, Please stop your whining, it is getting quite annoying. We do realise you have an OS called MeII (aka Vista) and it isn't selling. Please accept my sympathies but not my dollars, you lost me and all my clients as a customer. I am going Linux now.

Distribution Checklist: Part 1 of 3

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Linux

Josh Saddler: As promised in a previous entry, here's the first half of a checklist I've been writing to help me evaluate other distributions. No doubt I think of more things when examining a distro, but here's a good start. For this first part of the series, I'll question the distribution's hardware support and its package manager.

Google and Linux Join Forces for Google OS

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Google

OSWeekly: In the past, we have explored the reality that, in many forms, the much anticipated "Google OS" has long since already arrived. But recently, there have been strong indicators that Google may be positioning for something more. And today, we will explore what this might look like if it were to actually happen.

Microsoft, Linux Distros Get Cozy: Let’s Get Scared

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Microsoft

OSWeekly: First we had Novell jumping onboard with Microsoft, and then came a cooperative deal with Xandros. Now we have Linspire following the trend and I’m left wondering: should we be worried? Many of you may point out that it is merely a handful of companies, but I see this differently. I see this as Microsoft trying to worm their way into the Linux market without making any real solid commitment to the users themselves.

The find and locate Commands Help You Uncover the Files You are Looking for

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HowTos

about.com: find is a powerful command line tool for identifying sets of files based on their names. With locate you can quickly find all files containing a given string.

openSUSE 10.2 - A Review

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SUSE

shift+backspace: Recently there has been plenty of news regarding the alpha releases of the next openSUSE release, 10.3. While I will be taking a look at the Alpha 5 or Alpha 6 release in the near future, many users have requested a review of openSUSE 10.2.

Fun with GStreamer Audio effects

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Software

gnomejournal: Stefan Kost describes GStreamer features that have been implemented and that are in the works, and he steps users through setting up an example with which to play.

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