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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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HowTos

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.

Can developers reclaim donated IP?

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Interviews

linux.com: In 2004 Daniel Robbins, the founder of Gentoo Linux, walked away from the project after creating the nonprofit Gentoo Foundation to handle its intellectual property (IP). In a blog post last month, Robbins wondered if he should take back the software, since it didn't appear the foundation was taking care of things. While Robbins didn't follow through on his thought, he raised an interesting question: Can someone convey intellectual property rights and then reclaim them?

Beware of Skype

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Misc

freesoftware mag: On Sunday, August 5, 2007 Bush signed the revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) into law, in which the U.S. Congress spinelessly caved in and gave legal authority to the Bush administration to continue to intercept and spy on electronic communications. Then, on Thursday, August 16, 2007 the whole worldwide Skype network goes down. Coincidence?

What Happened in Germany

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OSS

Groklaw: Heise is reporting now that there is an uproar over how the OOXML vote was handled in Germany. That happened in Switzerland too, where two formal objections have been filed. Portugal was a bit of a mess too, from reports we've heard. Now the same kinds of complaints are being heard from Germany.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configure wireless support in Mandriva Linux with ndiswrapper

  • Making Steinberg Nuendo work on Linux
  • Searching database content with Sphinx
  • Using kvm, or kqemu, to speed up qemu
  • Giving yourself a quieter SSH login
  • Understanding the Linux file system directories / hierarchy
  • Howto display the number of processors in Linux

Using Linux Media Centre

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Software

ITWeek: Vista is pricey, and its form and function are of course dictated by Microsoft. If you want full control over your Home Theater PC (HTPC), and don’t want to have to pay Microsoft for it, then Linux is a more than capable alternative base for building a system of your own.

MEPIS 7.0 Beta2: More Updates and Fixes

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Linux

Warren Woodford of MEPIS has announced Beta2 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The kernel in Beta2 is version 2.6.22.4 which is a security update from the Kernel Development Team. All of the MEPIS Assistants and the Installer were updated to fix minor problems reported by testers. Amarok was updated to version 1.4.7. There were minor updates to some KDE 3.5.7 packages.

Did Microsoft Buy Netcraft?

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Web

Linux Journal: Okay, I'm not seriously suggesting Microsoft is paying off Netcraft to produce positive survey results (although this is certainly a standard operating procedure for Microsoft). But something is odd, if not rotten, in the state of Netcraft.

UDS: Here it comes

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Ubuntu

Jono Bacon: Guess what folks, its coming to that time again…you got it - Ubuntu Developer Summit time!!

Review: Sabayon Linux 3.4a

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Linux

raiden's realm: Sabayon Linux is a distribution that seeks to take the Linux desktop and put an artistic spin to it that other distributions don’t have. Their motto of “when art meets inspiration” speaks highly to this desire. But what makes Sabayon stand out from all the rest?

Begrudging admission: Puppy Linux rocks

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Linux

Motho ke motho ka botho: I never tried it because I couldn’t get past the chihuahua mascot, but I spun it up this afternoon, and Puppy Linux gets a huge gold star from me.

Which is the best file system for solid state disks?

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Linux

lkmltimes: Richard Ballantyne asked on LKML: “What file system that is already in the linux kernel do people recommend I use for my laptop that now contains a solid state disk?”

Open source is apolitical

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: This week a number of thinkers tried to pigeonhole open source inside political philosophy. Thankfully they all failed. Why do so many people try to play “capture the flag” with it?

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