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OpenOffice is a worthy alternative

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OOo

newsday.com: The final version of Open-Office.org 3, the open source competitor to Micro-soft Office, came out two weeks ago and looks better than ever.

Opera 9.62 Released

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Software

opera.com: We released 9.62 today, which addresses some security issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

Xfce 4.4.3 released

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Software

xfce.org: Just because we're gearing up to release 4.6.0, it doesn't mean we've forgotten the 4.4 branch. A bunch of bug fixes had accumulated since 4.4.2, so we have a new release for you.

Automatic And Up-To-Date Fedora 9 Installations With Kickstart And Novi

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HowTos

Kickstart allows you to do automatic Fedora/RedHat/CentOS installations. This is useful and time-saving if you have to deploy tens or hundreds of similar systems (e.g. workstations). Kickstart reads the installation settings from a Kickstart configuration file.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Novell Turns Linux Desktop Setback Into Victory

  • Microsoft mugs old folks homes Down Under
  • 12 great apps for bridging Windows, Linux and Macs
  • Kubuntu Intrepid and Desktop Notifications
  • XFCE 4.4.3, distros, stuff: angry morning
  • OpenOffice 2.4.2 fixes critical vulnerabilities
  • ApacheCon US 2008 Keynote Speakers Announced
  • Red Hat Video: Spotlight on PackageKit
  • Drupal wins 2008 Best PHP Open Source CMS Award
  • EC to publish open source procurement guidelines
  • Wow! Windows 7 UI preview - Double YAWN…. zzzz
  • Linux Is Less Annoying Than Windows 7
  • Tools for creating TCP/IP packets
  • Linux Outlaws 61 - Bono Jacon, You've Got Mail!
  • Linus' Blog: Penguins on Parade

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

  • Making a Local Copy of openSUSE Repository (Mirror Server)
  • How to fix your Windows MBR with an Ubuntu liveCD
  • Use BitTorrent to Upgrade to Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’
  • Convert .BIN/.CUE files to .ISO/.CDR/.WAV files using bchunk
  • Renaming a Logical Volume (how to rename)
  • The Ubuntu Upgrade Guide
  • More tricks with BashDiff
  • Secrets for controlling VirtualBox from the command line
  • VirtualBox Guest Additions, the Gentoo Way
  • Network traffic & bandwidth monitoring with darkstat on Gentoo
  • How to compile a custom kernel for Ubuntu Intrepid
  • How To Fix Virtualbox After Upgrading Ubuntu

Landscape 1.2 Released with More Customizable Features

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Software
Ubuntu

canonical.com: We have just released Landscape 1.2 which is the next version of our management and monitoring software that lets you manage multiple Ubuntu systems as easily as one.

Photos: Ubuntu 'Intrepid Ibix' boldly goes forth

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com.au: Linux developers Canonical have released their latest version of Ubuntu (8.10), Intrepid Ibix, into the wild. This screenshot gallery gives you a look at the new distribution and all the free goodies inside.

Ubuntu 8.10: What’s New?

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fosswire.com: Another six months, another Ubuntu release. This time around the table we have the Intrepid Ibex; 8.10. Not quite a ground-breaking release, but rather the framework for one. Why do I say that? Because there isn’t much new immediately visible to the user. Let’s take a look.

Opera 9.62: To be released soon, try it now

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kyleabaker.com: It looks like Opera is about to do a follow-up release of 9.62 to fix a zero-day flaw that made it into 9.61. The International install file is dated 10/29/2008 02:47:00 PM on the ftp server.

Linux to Ship on More Desktops than Windows

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: For those that decry the constant prediction of the “year of the Linux desktop” I am happy to say that next year Linux may actually ship on more desktops than Windows or the Mac. That is right, I said next year. What is driving this? Two words: fast boot.

Ubuntu Linux 8.10's five best features

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld.com: I've been running Ubuntu 8.10, aka "Intrepid Ibex," on a Gateway GT5622 and on a Lenovo R61 ThinkPad. On these PCs, Ubuntu 8.10 ran without any hiccups, so I could focus on the features.

distro shorts

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Linux
  • The road to Sabayon 4

  • Release Parties for OpenSUSE 11.1
  • Red Hat releases beta of Enterprise Linux 5.3
  • Fedora moves the X server
  • Patches for NetBSD

ALSA 1.0.18 Final Now Available, Lots of Changes

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Software

phoronix.com: It's been almost two months since ALSA 1.0.18 RC3 was released and about four months since ALSA 1.0.17 made it out the door, but today the final version of ALSA 1.0.18 is now available.

Ubuntu Open Week Mon 3 Nov - Fri 7 Nov 2008

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: We are really pleased to announce Ubuntu Open Week! Ubuntu Open Week is a week of IRC tuition and Q+A sessions all about getting involved in the rock-and-roll world that is the Ubuntu community.

some ubuntu bloggings

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Ubuntu
  • Day 2 of Me and Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu…Please Don’t Release on Time!
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex experience.
  • Acer Aspire One, Ubuntu 8.10 and Windows XP ULCPC edition
  • Kubuntu Intrepid - Teenager Ready

OpenNMS 1.6.0 Is Out

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Software

raccoonfink.com: OpenNMS 1.6.0 Is Out and it features a ton of changes since the last stable release. Here's what I put in the release notes as an introduction to the 1.6.0 release:

Mozilla plans for Firefox 2.0's final days

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. is considering just two more security updates for Firefox 2.0 before it retires the browser at the end of this year.

Gwenview, Nepomuk and rating

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Software

agateau.wordpress: Gwenview has always been file-system oriented, but with the advance of Nepomuk, associating semantic information to your files is becoming more ubiquitous. I started adding support for Nepomuk in Gwenview since KDE 4.1.

Psystar planning Mac OS X notebook

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Mac

blogs.zdnet: A spokesperson for Psystar tells AppleInsider that the company is working on its first Mac notebook clone, which it will “price aggressively.”

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