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Pixel’s departure from Mandriva

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MDV

blog.mandriva: Pixel will be leaving Mandriva on February. We would like to take the opportunity to thank him for his commitment and endeavour whilst at Mandriva and we wish him every success in his future activities.

The 2008 Linux and free software timeline

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OSS

lwn.net: 2008 proved to be an interesting year, with great progress in useful software that made our systems better. Of course, there were some of the usual conflicts. Here is LWN's eleventh annual timeline of significant events in the Linux and free software world for the year.

A New, Easy To Use Disk Formatter For GNOME

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Software

phoronix.com: GParted is not exactly the ideal program for new Linux users to familiarize themselves with if all they want to do is format a USB drive or external storage device. Fortunately, a new GNOME utility has come about that is designed to be simple yet powerful.

Review: OpenSuSE 11.1

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SUSE

vwbusguy.wordpress: I am a fan of the gnome desktop. I respect KDE, but don’t use it, and to be fair didn’t try the KDE version of openSuSE. Since OpenSuSE ships gnome 2.24, I had assumed my UI experience would be somewhat similar.

16 Free Games - Part 3

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Gaming

pcmech.com: Didn’t get enough games in part 2? Here are some more!

Turn Your Ubuntu Intrepid Into Mac OSX Leopard

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: This is an updated version of my previous post Turn Ubuntu Hardy into Mac OSX. That post was written six months ago and many things have changed during this period of time.

OpenOffice.org vs. Go-OO: Cutting through the Gordian Knot

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OOo

earthweb.com: Is OpenOffice.org (OOo), the popular free office application, "a profoundly sick project," as developer Michael Meeks alleges? Or are his comments a poorly concealed effort to promote Go-OO, Novell's version of OOo, as the anti-Novell lobby suggests?

Help On The Way: Five Great Linux Support Sites

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Linux

bmighty.com: Linux support and documentation sites are a dime a dozen -- and some aren't worth much more than that. Here are a few sites that really give you your money's worth . . . or at least they would, if most of the content wasn't already free.

Artwork for Ubuntu Jaunty Already Impressive

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Ubuntu
  • Artwork for Ubuntu Jaunty Already Impressive

  • Jaunty Jackalope - New Volume Control Applet

Goodbye openSUSE. Hello Linux Mint.

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Linux

alternativenayk.wordpress: Enough is enough. After numerous attempts to get openSUSE 11.1 working, including many many reinstalls, I finally erased everything in favour of Linux Mint 6 (Felicia… whatever that means!).

today's leftovers

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News
  • Turn Your Linux Desktop into an Alarm Clock

  • Navigate on Linux command shell history
  • A gentle introduction to video encoding, part 4: captioning
  • How To Create Your Own IRC Chat Channel
  • Linux CLI (Command Line Interface) Tricks
  • The CentOS Test
  • Linux netbooks to hit the UK highstreet
  • Dell Mini 9 gets 64GB SSD option for Linux
  • EMTEC to Reveal Gdium Mobile Netbook at CES
  • rm -rf /
  • Migration Assistant In Ubuntu 9.04
  • OpenSuse 11.1 Day 3 Disaster
  • An Update on OpenSUSE 11.1
  • Interview With Pat Tiernan of Climate Savers Computing
  • Red Hat, Ingres Put Twist On LAMP Developer Stack
  • Mot taps Linux for rugged mobile phone
  • Packaging Quality
  • Linux breadboard targets wireless geo-location
  • Funtoo and Sunrise
  • Why Desktop Linux Holds Its Own Against OS X

Using the Broadcom proprietary wireless driver on Mandriva Linux 2009

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Hardware
MDV

HappyAssassin.net has a guide to using the Broadcom proprietary wireless driver on Mandriva Linux 2009. It's easier to set up and performs better than the native 'b43' driver, or using ndiswrapper.

NLnet to fund AbiWord OpenDocument improvements

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OSS

uwog.net: As some of you might know, some of the AbiWord developers started a company called AbiSource Corporation a few months back. Today NLnet agreed to fund AbiSource Corporation (still need to sign the papers) to work on resolving the OpenDocument issue list, which is awesome!

OLPC Just Got Gutted, 50% Staff Gone!

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: The official OLPC blog so innocently says that One Laptop Per Child is "Refocusing our mission" with an email from Nicholas Negroponte that clearly shows that the OLPC organization is really being gutted.

The smallest threat to open source in 2009

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: How much of a problem is security updating for open source software going to be in 2009?

The Linux Deployment Iceberg

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Linux

daniweb.com: There are over 1 million Linux system deployments worldwide. No, make that 2 million. Wait, it's really closer to 3 million. Ok, I really have it this time--there are over 3.5 million Linux deployments worldwide as of January 7, 2009. But according to the Linux Counter, there's fewer than 150,000.

ReactOS - Open Source Windows

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OS

xenstreet.com: ReactOS is based on the earlier versions of Windows. Hence, it is not really directly competing with Vista or even XP. Hence, we wont be seeing it running on modern PCs anytime soon.

Novell: Another Channel Chief Change

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: After less than four months as Novell’s channel chief, Javier Colado (pictured) has been promoted into a new position and Novell’s partner program will now report to Chief Marketing Officer John Dragoon.

Searching for the Linux of Mass Appeal

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Linux

jehurst.wordpress: As a computer service volunteer and Linux advocate, how can I get the average computer user to adopt Linux?

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 - Review

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: SimplyMEPIS is a Debian-based distribution, aiming at being simple and usable out of the box. Currently, version 7.0 is available to the users, with advanced betas of version 8.0 getting ever more ready toward the release. I decided to give it a whirl.

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