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Linux Store Open for Business: A Fantastic Voyage

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daniweb.com: I saw a netbook at a discount chain store the other day that I want. It's an Acer Aspire One. It has 1GB RAM and a 160GB Hard Drive for $296. Awesome deal. The problem, at least for me, is that it comes standard with some whittled down version of Windows XP.

Opera 10 Beta ‘Turbo’ - Does It Still Have What It Takes?

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makeuseof.com/: Opera, I think, doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Maybe it’s the marketing, maybe people remember just the old days when Opera was shareware. Today we’re going to look at Opera Beta build 10.00 1, also dubbed as ‘Turbo’.

Checklist for fresh Ubuntu installs

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Ubuntu

manishtech.wordpress: Each time I (re)install Ubuntu on my laptop or home PC or on a friend’s laptop, I always forget some or the other software which I have to download at a later date. This is sometimes troublesome.

Moblin Linux - Test drive the future

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Thinking globally, I decided to test Moblin, a Linux optimized for the next generation of mobile devices. Alongside Windows Embedded, Google Android and iPhone, Moblin is a strong candidate for low-power machines that are going to flood the market in the coming years.

Ubuntu Needs To Monitor Consistancy - Not Appearance

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: I would love to see Ubuntu evolve into something more visually attractive, but I hardly see this as a focus at this point. What I see as critical, is continued work in making sure each release avoids regressions like the plague.

5 things you need to know about Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

2indya.com: Here are 5 important things that you need to know while you start installing and using on your system. You will need to note them if you are a Window user trying to install Ubuntu.

Inkscape: one essential vector graphics application

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Inkscape is my vector graphics application of choice. It can do a wide variety of vector drawing tasks with relatively little effort. It uses the now-standard SVG vector format as its native format, and it has become very extensible through a simple “stream-based”, language-agnostic scripting system.

When did you first use Linux?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: At the recent Linux Foundation Summit in San Francisco, several people were asked when they started with Linux, which lead me to the same question. First, though, I watched the Linux Foundation's video of their answers. Boy, do I feel old now.

Mainstream Linux gets more netbook-friendly

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MDV

apcmag.com: Eager to add Penguin-power to your pint-sized portable? New releases of Mandriva and KDE Desktop are being optimised for a better netbook experience.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Aaron Seigo: easily amused

  • Do Patents Encourage or Hinder Innovation?
  • Can Google build open source communities
  • Nokia prepping tablets, netbook, touchscreen phones?
  • Using Photoshop Brushes in GIMP
  • first release of Mandriva Seed
  • Microsoft ready for an open-source skoolin'
  • I’m So Frustrated with Gentoo Linux
  • Why open-source library software is a trend
  • Open source and the shrinking waterhole
  • GUI toolkit supports Linux
  • Downloadable gOS Theme for your Ubuntu
  • Snooping the Internet With Netcraft
  • Review: Open-Source Office Suites Compared (a rerun)
  • Gtk+ 3 Roadmap Draft
  • Should 32-bit Be Retired?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fast Fluxbox Compositing

  • Handle Compressed and Uncompressed Files Uniformly
  • Installing Xfce Themes
  • Clean a string for a filename
  • Save the Last Flash Movie You Watched
  • Use SSH Tunneling to surf net invisibly
  • Simulating / Emulating a MPI Cluster or Supercomputer under Ubuntu
  • Formatting a Thumb/Flash Drive in Linux CLI
  • scp + find -Search files in a remote server
  • Csharp and VIM
  • Opensuse 11 on VirtualBox
  • Hide Gnome Apps in KDE and Vice Versa
  • Shell script used time
  • How To Control Your CPU Frequency In Ubuntu
  • Mplayer with DVDs
  • Beginner's Guide to Virtual Machines with VirtualBox

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OpenOffice.org 3.1 delayed to the end of April

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OOo

h-online.com: Only a few days after the release of Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of OpenOffice 3.1.0, the developers have discovered new bugs that they need to eliminate before the final release.

Opera 9.64 Web Browser

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Software

pcmech.com: After trying out Safari 4 beta and not being overly impressed with it, I went ahead and downloaded the latest version of the Opera web browser, version 9.64.

Linux Powered Crunchpad Gets a Facelift

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Hardware

linuxhaxor.net: Forget about the next iphone or Kindle, this is the gadget I have been waiting for which hopefully will turn out to be more than a (working) prototype.

Equilibrium in free software testing

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OSS

mdzlog.alcor.net: When a bug is filed in a free software project’s bug tracker, a social exchange takes place. Based on the belief that this exchange is of mutual benefit, the people involved form certain expectations of each other.

IDC: Linux spending set to boom by 21 percent in 2009

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Linux

cnet.com: Most vendors are already preparing for a tough Christmas. Those selling Linux-based solutions, however, can expect to spread plenty of holiday cheer, according to a new report from IDC.

I’m guilty of getting XP netbooks, but I run Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: Back when I looked for and found, despite difficulty, the perfect Linux netbook for my wife, we were thrilled to open a box that was the first pre-installed Linux machine we ever purchased.

Making The Most Of Open Source Forensics Tools

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Software

darkreading.com: Network forensic solutions products come in many different shapes, sizes, and price ranges, but it the end, they all have the same goal -- recording activity on the network.

Preview of Kubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

polishlinux.org: It is that time of the year again, along with the beginning of the spring, yet another release of Ubuntu 9.04 codenamed Jaunty Jackalope is coming shortly to a server near you. I decided to have a quick look and downloaded Kubuntu.

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Proprietary Software on GNU/Linux

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Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 "ASCII"

When I am trying out a desktop distribution, what really tends to divide the field of Linux distributions in my mind is not whether the system uses MATE or Plasma, or whether the underlying package manager uses RPM or Deb files. What tends to leave a lasting impression with me is whether the desktop environment, its applications and controls feel like a cooperative, cohesive experience or like a jumble of individual tools that happen to be part of the same operating system. In my opinion Ubuntu running the Unity desktop and Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop are good examples of the cohesive approach. The way openSUSE's administration tools work together provides another example. Like them or hate them, I think most people can see there is an overall design, a unifying vision, being explored with those distributions. I believe Devuan falls into the other category, presenting the user with a collection of utilities and features where some assembly is still required. This comes across in little ways. For example, many distributions ship Mozilla's Firefox web browser and the Thunderbird e-mail client together as a set, and they generally complement each other. Devuan ships Firefox, but then its counterpart is the mutt console e-mail program which feels entirely out of place with the rest of the desktop software. The PulseAudio sound mixing utility is included, but its system tray companion is not present by default. Even the system installer, which switches back and forth between graphical windows and a text console, feels more like a collection of uncoordinated prompts rather than a unified program or script. Some people may like the mix-and-match approach, but I tend to prefer distributions where it feels like the parts are fitted together to create a unified experience. What I found was that Devuan provided an experience where I had to stop and think about where items were or how I was going to use them rather than having the pieces seamlessly fit together. However, once I got the system set up in a way that was more to my liking, I appreciated the experience provided. Devuan offers a stable, flexible platform. Once I shaped the operating system a little, I found it to be fast, light and capable. Having a fairly large repository of software available along with Flatpak support provided a solid collection of applications on a conservative operating system foundation. It was a combination I liked. In short, I think Devuan has some rough edges and setting it up was an unusually long and complex experience by Linux standards. I certainly wouldn't recommend Devuan to newcomers. However, a day or two into the experience, Devuan's stability and performance made it a worthwhile journey. I think Devuan may be a good alternative to people who like running Debian or other conservative distributions such as Slackware. I suspect I may soon be running Devuan's Raspberry Pi build on my home server where its lightweight nature will be welcome. Read more Also: deepin 15.6 Released With New Features: Get This Beautiful Linux Distro Here

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