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Jumping ship: PCLinuxOS 2007 vs. Mint 3.0 "Cassandra"

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the distrogue: Windows and OS X aren't perfect (or BSD or Haiku or whatever), but there are distributions that would be better suited to a complete Linux newbie than Ubuntu. Arguably two of the best are PCLinuxOS and Mint.

A KDE 4.0 release party around January and the Gamma plan

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KDE

liquidat: For quite some time know the KDE team thought about having a KDE 4 release party some months after the original KDE 4.0 release. According to that plan the KDE 4.0 release in October will be official, but not press-release-official - that one will be celebrated some months later.

running software in PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

Xenh12@PCLinuxOS: where PCLinuxOS has a real edge over a distro like Ubuntu, is when it comes to the programs available in synaptic.

Yet another Ubuntu convert!

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Ubuntu

dasman’s World: I can only take so many mysterious disappearances of my wireless network. It turns out, exactly 146 disappearances! Smile So, when my Vista laptop decided for the 147th time that I was connected to my wireless network “kind of”, I decided enough was enough!

ISO creation and CD/DVD burning from terminal

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HowTos

vertito.blogspot: How to create ISO images from terminal?
How to create CD/DVD ISO image of files/folder from terminal?
How to create CD/DVD ISO image of CD/DVD disk from terminal?
How to burn ISO image file into floppy or CD/DVD disk from terminal?
How to burn ISO image file into floppy or CD/DVD disk from Gnome F7?
How to burn DVD .IMG file to DVD disk from terminal?

Plain Text Versions of Sed, ed and AWK Cheat Sheets

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HowTos

catonmat.net: Ever since I published my personal sed, ed and awk cheat sheets in .pdf and .doc formats, I have been receiving suggestions that I should also create plain text versions of them.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu prepares Gutsy Gibbon

  • Ubuntu's displayconfig-gtk
  • Testing the Ubuntu Mobile Kernel
  • Nine (more) open-source companies to watch
  • Oxygen style shaping up.
  • Shared source: don't throw the babysteps out with the bathwater
  • Open Source licence proliferation could threaten business IT
  • Kenya: Who Needs Free Software in a World of Dwindling Charity?
  • Moving from FreeBSD to Linux - why?
  • Is there a desktop Linux revolution?
  • Why Can’t We Compute in the Cloud?
  • Microsoft and Open Source: Friends or Foes?
  • Model train software spat threatens future of open source
  • Under the hood of the $100 laptop

New Awn Look Preview

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Software

The Linux Movement: Now a little while ago I posted about a new Awn mock up that looked really great designed by Awn forum user Meek. Well to be exact I posted about it on August 15. Now why is that date important? Thats about when the idea was first posted on the Awn forum. This is now 9 days later, and we have a working preview of this mock-up already! Now that is progress!

This Just In: China Votes "No with Comments" on OOXML

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OSS

consortiuminfo.org: This just in: China has unanimously voted "no, with comments" on OOXML. As I had noted in an earlier blog entry, China had been signalling some displeasure with Microsoft and OOXML in recent weeks, via Xinhua, the official government news agency, so this is not totally a surprise.

Multimedia Linux computer fits in USB key

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Linux

linuxdevices: A start-up in the French Alps near Grenoble is readying its second Linux SBC (single-board computer) the size and shape of a USB memory stick. Calao's USB-S8815 is based on a 333MHz ARM9 processor, runs Linux 2.6, and has 128MB each of flash and RAM.

Kazehakase on steroids

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Software

kmandla.wordpress.com: All right, if you’re still using Firefox, you need to put down the mouse right now. Just put it down. Let go. Relax your index finger for a few minutes. Most of the about:config tweaks that work for Firefox also work for Kazehakase.

Nano-review of Ubuntu 7.10 alpha 5

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: Downloaded, burned, and booted into Ubuntu 7.10 alpha 5 just to kick the virtual tires. Impressed over all with the quality of this alpha release, and I can see (and appreciate) where Canonical is going with Ubuntu.

Also: Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy” Tribe 5 : A Review

OSX-Like Widgets with Ubuntu, Screenlets, and Compiz Fusion

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tom-buntu: Screenlets are themed mini-applications programmed in Python. They are comparable to the widgets in OSX and Windows. This post will guide you through installing Screenlets and setting them up with Compiz Fusion to work similarly to widgets in Apple’s OSX.

Perfectly Cromulent Image Cropping with the GIMP

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HowTos

Moving to Freedom: I’m guessing that most people with a digital camera or a web site have spent time cropping pictures. There are lots of programs that can do this. In this post I hope to show you that the GIMP is a great tool for cropping pictures.

ET: Quake Wars Enters Beta For Linux

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Gaming

phoronix: This week the Linux client for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has entered beta. Unlike the Windows client, the Linux client is not available as a public beta.

Why Home Users Absolutely Shouldn't Use Linux

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Linux

covarr.blogspot: All over the place, I'm seeing websites and blogs claiming that everybody needs to switch to Linux. Some say Ubuntu, some say Debian, and some say Slackware, but they all seem to agree on Linux in general. I have created a list of five reasons why they are wrong.

A Quick introduction To FVWM - Virtual Desktop Windows Manager for Linux

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Software

credence: FVWM image pictureFVWM is one of the big mysteries of the open source world. It is an extremely versatile window manager, configurable up to every possible aspect. However, many beginners are somewhat scared because they do not know exactly how to go about learning to use FVWM. This is what we will talk about here.

PackageKit progress

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Software
MDV

Fabrice Facorat: Previously I talked about PackageKit, a DBUS system to handle packages, especially for the updates mecanism. So what's new on PackageKit front ?

Also: Expérimental X11 intel driver

Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "The elections for five of the ten members of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board[TAB] are held every year, currently the election will be at the 2007 Kernel Summit in a BOF session," James Bottomley, the TAB chair, announced on the Linux Kernel mailing list.

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