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The Perfect Desktop - Part 3: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

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Ubuntu
HowTos

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the third in a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop.

Quick Tip: Make Firefox Display Large Images Full Size

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HowTos

Firefox resizes large images by default to fit in the browser window. This can get really annoying if you are browsing a lot of large images. To change this setting, follow these steps: Rest Here.

Choosing the Right Linux Distribution

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Linux

In this beginner introduction, Jethro Carr presents helpful tips for choosing the right Linux distro for your needs. He provides details regarding: purposes of different flavors, package management, stability, and personal experiences with numerous versions.

The face of the $100 laptop

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OLPC

The so-called $100 laptop that's being designed for school children in developing nations is known for its bright green and white plastic shell, its power-generating hand crank, and for Nicholas Negroponte, the technology futurist who dreamed it up and who tirelessly promotes it everywhere from Bangkok to Brasilia.

Troubleshooting, finding lost files in Linux

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HowTos

Sometimes a server crashes or an error appears on a hard drive, and you can't access your file system. It's a hard fact of IT life, but it doesn't have to be terribly difficult to access data you thought was lost forever. This tip will help you troubleshoot and then access damaged partitions in a Linux environment where the ext3 file system is used.

TuxMobil Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Web

This month TuxMobil celebrates its 10th anniversary. TuxMobil is the number one online resource providing information about Linux for laptops, PDAs, cellular phones and portable media players. In short, TuxMobil is all about Linux and portable devices.

Linux Truths, Half-Truths, and Myths

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Linux

When people find out I run Linux on my computer instead of Windows or even Mac OS X they sometimes have funny ideas about what it must be like. Some of it is historical; Linux used to be quite difficult to administer in its younger days. Some of it is misinformation, or no information at all. I hope to dispell some of the misconceptions.

Truth about switching to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

I have been sat at work and had people actually laugh out loud at my laptop running Ubuntu. I’ve had people pick up the free professionally-made official Ubuntu CDs, sneer and throw them back at me.

Linux Pro Magazine opens North American office

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Linux

A publisher of magazines focusing on the Linux computer operating system has launched its North American headquarters in downtown Lawrence, KS.

Hard Times at Novell: renting space and laying off workers

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SUSE

Novell is looking for companies to fill surplus space in three buildings on its Provo campus. The software company has signed a deal with two real estate firms to conduct a national search for technology companies that might be attracted to the high-tech campus.

Learn some command line: using du, df, file, find to make your life easier

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HowTos

I love the command line. If the command line were a dog, it would be a hard-headed labrador: big and somewhat intimidating, but really kind of even-tempered and friendly once she gets to know you. I can't do much with Roscoe, but I can help out a bit with the command line. And so allow me to introduce four of my favorite utilities: df, du, file, and find.

Enabling GNOME Desktop Icons in Ubuntu

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HowTos

By default, Ubuntu has no desktop icons. You can change that to include things like Computer and the Home Folder.

Preparing your Linux systems for the new DST

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HowTos

"Spring forward; Fall back," That's the way the saying goes. Some years I get it backwards, but I eventually catch on. I've never had to worry about my PCs getting it wrong before, though. Now, with the recent changes in the Daylight Savings Time (DST) rules, I do.

Mandriva to have better graphics detection

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MDV

Instigated by Thierry’s comment on bug 28682, I did some work on ldetect-lst. ldetect-lst is the Big List Of Recognised Hardware. First I fixed the ATI definitions and I dumped all the various old NVIDIA definitions and refactored them all into these six categories, then dropped a patch in Bugzilla.

A comparison of OLPC's XO laptop and Intel's Classmate PC

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OLPC

Intel's World Ahead program took another step forward this month when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, received one of Intel's Classmate PC mobile devices. The Classmate PC given to President Silva is one of 30 prototype units sent to the nation's Ministry of Education for technical evaluation. Intel plans to provide another 800 units next month for a preliminary field test.

Tux Strikes Back

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Gaming

Tux Strikes Back is a level set for SuperTux 0.1.3 (Milestone 1), the famou 2d jump'n run sidescrolling game featuring Tux in Action. It comes with 18 levels and its own story and world map.

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Quick Fix: Install Win32 Codecs in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

Installing libxine-extracodecs will get you the most wide-spread codecs installed, but not all of them. MPlayer, a movie player program for Linux, has support for a big bunch of video and audio formats. Here’s how to install them manually.

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KDE Games: Meet GGZ Gaming Zone

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KDE
Gaming

The KDE games development for KDE 4 recently introduced a GGZ backend. It will empower users to play their games on the internet.

TamTam Edit released!

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Software

The next stable XO build will see the first beta release of the TamTam music editor. TamTam Edit is a page driven event sequencer featuring a powerful music generator, a colorful and intuitive graphical interface to create, modify and organise notes on five virtual “tracks.”

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