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Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 released

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MDV

Mandriva is proud to announce the release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 'thornicrofti'. This beta includes the newest release of KDE 4, KDE 4.1 final, GNOME 2.23.5, Firefox 3, and kernel 2.6.26 final.

Foxconn owns up to dodgy BIOS crippling Linux

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet: Well, as it turns out the problem isn’t a Foxconn one but it’s down to American Megatrends (AMI) having shipped a defective BIOS. Also, as it turns out, other boards are also affected.

SplashTop "Instant-On Linux" Gets Hacked

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: Last October we were the first to deliver a full-review of DeviceVM's SplashTop which was an instant-on embedded Linux distribution at the time found on a lone ASUS motherboard. Since then there has been a commitment to SplashTop on all ASUS motherboards and even on ASUS notebooks.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting Up Chkrootkit to Automatically Scan for Rootkits Daily

  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 8
  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) on Ubuntu 8.04.1 Desktop
  • How to install & configure Google Desktop Gadgets in openSUSE
  • How to Install KDE 4.1 on Ubuntu 8.04

OStatic's Firefox Superguide

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Moz/FF

ostatic.com: Since the inception of OStatic, we've tried to do lots of tutorials and tips posts on Firefox, and recently a reader wrote in and said it would be useful to have them all compiled in one superguide. So here you go--our superguide to working more efficiently with Firefox.

FSF works with Los Alamos Computers to provide free computers

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Linux

linux.com: Finding hardware that works with GNU/Linux is hard enough. But if you also want a completely free system -- one that requires no proprietary drivers or firmware to run -- then the task is almost impossible. To fill this gap, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has been developing its own hardware list, and, as the next logical step, has been working with Los Alamos Computers (LAC) to develop a line of free (as in speech) computers pre-installed with GNU/Linux.

A Muslim, a Christian, and an Atheist's View on Linux and more...

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Linux

junauza.com: A few months ago, I wrote a review of Ubuntu Muslim Edition. --I gave it positive remarks as it is truly deserving to be praised. However, some readers have an issue with the Muslim Edition of Ubuntu and Linux in general that fueled a heated discussion. And since religion is involved, it started a never ending debate.

The 2.6.27 merge window closes

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: On July 28, Linus Torvalds released the 2.6.27-rc1 prepatch and closed the merge window for 2.6.27. That means we now know what will be in this kernel, which will probably be released sometime in October. Recent cycles have featured a lot of internal cleanup and relatively few new features, but 2.6.27 will reverse that trend somewhat. Linux users will see a lot of new things here.

Ubuntu's GNOME Nautilus

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Software

computingtech.blogspot: Nautilus is the Swiss Army knife of the GNOME world. Nautilus is a file manager that helps you to graphically use and manage files, folders, and other resources found on your computer. Nautilus is developed as part of the GNOME project. Linux directories are the same as Windows folders.

Pardus 2008 Review

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Linux

fosswire.com: After giving this distro a few days of use, one word comes to mind: “polished.” Pardus 2008 is a Linux distribution created by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology. At its core, it is a Turkish language OS, but the English version shows no lack of attention.

5 tips for better browsing

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HowTos

networkworld.com: Whether you're trying to keep track of a zillion tabs, navigate your bookmarks, or deal with a page that just won't load, the more you use your Web browser, the more likely you are to run into problems. But with the help of hidden features and third-party add-ons, you can tackle these troubles and squeeze even more efficiency out of Apple's Safari 3 and Mozilla's Firefox 2 and 3.

openSUSE KDE 4.1 LiveCDs released

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KDE
SUSE

opensuse.org: The KDE team today released KDE 4.1. Regular KDE 4 Packages and an openSUSE-based KDE Four Live CD have been available throughout the whole cycle, and final versions of them are also available now.

Linux mainstream? Not enough software!

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Linux

net76.net/blog: Lots of different companies are investing and promoting linux. Dell, Asus, Intel, Apple, are just a few to mention who have poured lots of money into the development and adoption of linux. Despite their best efforts, linux is still not adopted over OSX and Windows by professionals and average users. Why? Despite all the companies promoting the development of linux, not enough have joined the band wagon.

Is Money Useless to Open Source Projects?

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OSS

codinghorror.com/blog: In April I donated $5,000 of the ad revenue from this website to an open source .NET project. I was crushingly disappointed to find out the $5,000 in grant money has been sitting in the bank for the last four months, totally unused.

KDE 4.1- a KDE that suits you?

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: With KDE 4.1 final out soon many users again ask themselves if it is the right KDE version for them. While many features missing in KDE 4.0 are now available, the KDE project published a paper to help the users with the decision.

Should We Fear the (Microsoft) Geeks, Bearing Gifts?

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Microsoft

Glyn Moody: One of the most interesting journeys being undertaken at the moment in computing is that of Microsoft towards open source. Let's look at [each step] in turn.

Jack Keane shipping for Linux

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Just drop a secret agent off on a mysterious island? Sounds good, thought Jack. After all, no-one said anything about fighting a mad scientist and other horrifying dangers! Just Jack’s bad luck when his ship shatters on that mysterious island’s cliffs, ushering in a sudden turn of fate...

Interview with Opera CTO Håkon Wium Lie

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Interviews

linuxjournal.com: Products Editor James Gray recently sat down for a virtual gab fest with Håkon Wium Lie Chief Technology Officer of Opera. They discussed Opera 9.5, Opera's history, why Linux users should choose Opera and much more.

Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: The first developer milestone of the next release of Firefox - code named Shiretoko Alpha 1 - is now available for download. Shiretoko is built on pre-release version of the Gecko 1.9.1 platform, which forms the core of rich internet applications such as Firefox. Please note that this release is intended for developers and testers only.

KDE 4.1 rocks the desktop

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KDE

linux.com: KDE 4.1 was finally released to the public today. After all the controversy since the release of KDE 4.0, I'm happy to announce that KDE 4.1 simply rocks.

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