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The day of the Linux desktop

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Robin 'Roblimo' Miller: I've been hearing the phrase "This is the year of the Linux desktop" for 10 years. For me, it's been a true statement for each of those years, because GNU/Linux has been my primary desktop operating system since 1997. But for most people around the world, this is the year of the the Windows desktop, same as it was last year and the year before. But if we each spent one day telling others about GNU/Linux, could we make a difference in the lives of at least a few people?

Can we afford not to give our kids Linux?

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iTWire: For any parent, myself included, setting your kids loose on the net is a daunting prospect. We have to do it because the net is a fact of life - it's in our schools, the workplace, public libraries and in many if not most homes of the developed world. Therefore, do we really have any option but to give them Linux?

some shorts

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Linux
  • Why Ubuntu is my Fav
  • Ubuntu 1, Windows 0
  • Mepis Revisited
  • Full Circle Events Calendar
  • Installing Bengali fonts in Gentoo
  • Batch Rename Files and Folders with Métamorphose

Seduced by Sidux

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Sidux is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on the “unstable” but most modern and up-to-date Debian branch called Sid (from the Toy Story character). The main aim of Sidux is to enhance and stabilize Sid, using its very own packages and scripts to allow a hassle-free use of Debian’s latest and cutting edge software.

Mandriva 2008 VS Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: For those of you that follow my blog, you must have noticed that I’m a Mandriva user. Recently though, I took an interest in Ubuntu: I installed version 7.04 on a laptop, and it did look interesting, enough to make me doubt my commitment to Mandriva’s products.

Feature plans for Fedora 9

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liquidat: Fedora 8 has just been released, but of course plans for the next version are already under way: a Fedora 9 Feature List has been created in the Wiki, just like the one for Fedora 8, and people and groups now add their plans and aims.

New Windows refurbisher program fights piracy, Linux

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Microsoft

computerworld: Observers said MAR also attempts to ameliorate another risk: that refurbishers, frustrated by the high cost and difficulty of following Microsoft's arcane Windows licenses to the letter, will simply install a free Linux operating system on renewed PCs instead.

Fedora/Linux for Noobs

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blog.coffeedaze.com: The truth of the matter is Linux is quickly becoming a viable option for the every day user. With a plethora of distributions and software available, plus some great eye candy, the Linux desktop will be seen in more common homes as the years go on.

Also: Fedora Core 8 on Lenovo 3000

Fedora 8 Review

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Red Hat ruled the Linux distribution world, before Ubuntu came and took over. With the current release for Fedora, it seems that Red Hat is fighting really hard to control the lost ground. The intense effort is clear from the current release. If we ignore minor hick-ups, werewolf is one of the best releases from Fedora. With this release Fedora is returning to my workstation as distribution of choice, after a long time.

Top-10 gift ideas for the Linux Gadget Geek

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linuxdevices: Got a Linux Gadget Geek on your shopping list? You can't fail with a gift from this guide to the ten hottest Linux-powered devices gleaned from LinuxDevices.com's news throughout 2007. There's something for everyone, at prices from $150 to $1,000.

After Fedora 8 comes Fedora 9!

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fedora-announce-list: The development cycle of Fedora 9 will begin in earnest tomorrow. This will mark the first attempt at composing Rawhide with package builds that target Fedora 9. There is quite a number of them built up already, over 800. This will be a bumpy ride at first.

Fedora 8 Installation Guide

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HowTos

my-guides.net: Fedora 8 (Werewolf) has been released! Just like Fedora Core 6 and Fedora 7 I wrote this guide to help you with some common installation tasks that might be useful for you. Everything has been tested on my system and it works! Learn how to set up extra repositories, add video/dvd and audio codecs, install useful applications, configure Firefox's plugins, install compiz-fusion and much more!

Linux On Half Of All New Servers? Red Hat's Got Plans

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informationweek: Red Hat is partnering with Amazon to offer Linux-based computing power as an on-call computer resource, letting companies scale up applications without building a bigger data center. That Linux-on-demand idea has sizzle, but there are other interesting pieces in Red Hat's latest batch of products, including more virtualization support and one audacious goal.

The Little Vendor That Could - The Latest In the Mandriva vs Microsoft Saga

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MDV

MaximumPC: Earlier this week, we told you about how a 17,000-seat deal for Mandriva Linux in Nigerian classrooms had been scuttled by Microsoft at the last moment. Well, the saga continues: according to the IDG News Service, the deal is still on.

Hands On With One Laptop Per Child's XO

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OLPC

tech.yahoo.com/blogs/raskin: There's been quite a fuss made over the XO, developed by Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC). The OLPC vision was to design a low-cost, but powerful connected PC in order to provide kids all over the world with Internet-power. OLPC wants to sell the XO, in bulk, to third-world countries.

There's always hope...

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I guess there is some honesty in Nigeria after all...

It took about a week, but the government of Nigeria stepped in: "We are sticking with that platform," said the official.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Does anyone care about the MS-Novell agreement besides, well, MS and Novell?

  • Things that don't work when you save Writer documents in Word format
  • MS and OSS: BFFs? More Like 'Frenemies'
  • From Gentoo to Ubuntu
  • Plasma goes userfriendly (II)
  • Does Ubuntu’s documentation stink?
  • CellWriter: Open source handwriting recognition for Linux
  • How the proprietary world can cope with open source: Learning from Novell
  • Linux is better than Windows
  • aseigo: more good news
  • Ubuntu-U or Two Communities Collide
  • People of openSUSE: Jigish Gohil
  • Open Season: Oracle hunger fallout - Will Red Hat survive?
  • CentOS 5 NAS Cluster

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Hidden Linux : OCR Secrets

  • Linux Create / convert AVI file to DVD format ~ Create video DVDs
  • Howto Identify the Type of Your Variable
  • Specify who can log in via OpenSSH
  • HowTo: Install Video Drivers on Fedora 8

Lessons from Africa: How to Kill Your Own FUD

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Linux
Microsoft

LinuxToday: In a world where the big conglomerates and industries tend to roll over the little guy, it was really nice to see the government of Nigeria put the kibosh on Microsoft's planned takeover of the Mandriva/Classmate PC deal in that country.

Stable 2.6 Branches

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kernelTRAP: "For the last release, I stated that I thought the 2.6.22.12 release would be the last one in the 2.6.22.y series. Since then, I've received a number of other patches that would be nice to have in the .22.y tree," explained Greg KH.

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