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debianadmin.com: There is an interesting class of programs: audioplayers. What we expected from them? Playing music. What is required for this? Codecs, simple interface, playlist, equalizer. May be themes and control from keyboard. Many things can be applied to it, but audioplayer must stay a-music-player. For this, spartanians and ancient-lovers remembers and likes simple yet powerful XMMS.
iTWire: The news that Dell has now released Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) on its boxes (and about time too!) has been tempered somewhat by a potential storm of controversy caused by a couple of software packages that come bundled with the Dell Linux PCs. The two bundled packages happen to be proprietary software. Is this going to be a problem?
OSWeekly: I have not taken a close look at Flock for some time, mainly because it felt like their focus was too much on picture clipping and the like. But after taking a look at the 0.9.1.3 release, anyone who does blogging or writing for a living is doing themselves a huge disservice by not using this browser - seriously.
- Why Larry loves Linux (and he’s not alone)
- Seattle XO User Group Forming
- Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands For Ubuntu And Debian Power Users Available Now
- OpenSUSE install and some luck
- Review: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon takes on Mac OS X Leopard for the OS of the Year Part 2
- XO Laptop Specs.. for those interested
- Aaron Seigo: Dear Glyn Moody
- Changing your hostname in Linux (PCLinuxOS)
- Songbird: An Open Source Music Mashup System
- Book review: Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response
liquidat: The current Kubuntu-KDE-4 LiveCD ships a Konqueror version which uses WebKit as the main HTML engine for Konqueror.
linuxlove.org: Have you ever wondered just how many packages are there inside the Ubuntu repository? 23133 That’s A LOT of packages! So, to help you dig through the repository and find out what extra programs are available out there, I’ll randomly choose 30 less popular applications and post their description and a few screenshots.
- Firefox 3 Beta 2 - faster and easier to navigate
- Firefox 3 Beta 2 Arrives As Mozilla and Microsoft Jostle for Security Crown
- Mozilla QA Seeks Pre-Release Testers for Release Candidates and Developer Builds
Matt Asay: Apple gets a lot of grief for being a net pillager of open source. The company has adopted open-source software into critically important products, yet gives little in return (so the story goes). And yet the Mac gets a lot of love from the open-source crowd. Why? What has Apple done to deserve it?
iTWire: What is the relationship between the GNU Project and the GNOME desktop suite? GNOME itself claims to be a part of the GNU Project. But its relationship with the organisation is not the same as that of other software projects which are part of GNU.
internetnews.com: NetBSD 4 is finally out, boasting a long list of feature and speed improvements in the open source operating system. The NetBSD 4.0 comes nearly two years after NetBSD 3.0 was released. As with earlier versions, NetBSD 4 continues to competitively position its BSD variant against its BSD, Linux and Unix peers.
direct2dell: Now that we have shared that Ubuntu 7.10 is available for sale on select Dell systems, I'd like to take the opportunity to give an update on what customers can expect with this offering. Most of the Ubuntu 7.04 technical details are still valid for this release, but there are a number of changes that I'd like to point out:
freegamer.blogspot: After more than 11 years of development, Flightgear 1.0 has arrived. Flightgear can be played on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, as well as other *nix platforms including FreeBSD, Solaris, and IRIX. Flightgear is one of the first major Free Software games and has become a flight simulator that rivals it's commercial counterparts.
Motley Fool: Longtime Linux platform leader Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will don a fresh fedora on Thursday night to report its third-quarter 2008 results. Sales and gross margins are on the rise, but Red Hat keeps scaling up its operational staff, so the bottom-line results don't always follow suit.
computerworlduk blogs: A little while back, the creator of the Drupal open source web collaboration and publishing platform, Dries Buytaert, announced that he was setting up a company alongside the project. Now that company has just got a lot of dosh:
The Register: Microsoft is facing growing criticism of its bid to have Office Open XML (OOXML) accepted as an international standard ahead of a crucial vote by the ISO scheduled for February.
Also: KOffice's stance against OOXML more practical than political, developer says
seopher: 2007 was touted as 'the year for Linux' and indeed the first quarter looked promising but things never really took off. Why is that?
zdnet blogs: Ulteo’s online OpenOffice service will be officially launched to the marketplace to a limited number of subscribers in the first half of 2008, the company’s CEO said.
my.opera.com: We released 9.25 today, which mainly addresses a few security issues - it is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.
- How to install KDE 4 RC 2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (screenshot tour)
- One click monitor power-down for Linux
- Enhancing cluster quorum with QDisk
- Short Tip: Add Plasma widgets to the panel in KDE 4
- HowTo: Rename Multiple Files Without A Script
- Create an MP3 file server using Amarok and ObsidianMusic
- How to Install Vmware Server in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
- Monitor Multiple Logs in a Single Shell with MultiTail for Linux
phoronix: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 is due out tomorrow, and while we'll have more extensive testing as the Hardy Heron release nears in April, today we are publishing our first -- very initial -- benchmarks of Ubuntu 8.04 using the 12-19-2007 daily build and comparing these results to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. These tests are focused upon OpenGL gaming, encoding, disk, and memory performance.