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Git With the Program

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Software

ostatic.com: The Internet has, of course, been essential to the growth of the open-source movement. The Internet has also made it possible for developers to parallelize their work, with each programmer on a project handling a different part of it. The solution is to use a version-control system. In the last few years, a new style of version-control system has emerged.

A Hard Look At The ASUS EeePC

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Linux
Hardware

blue-gnu.biz: I have been examining the ASUS EeePC since February, and would like to share my experience and viewpoint on this popular tool. The good news is that it works as advertised. And the bad news? Well, see for yourself.

The Official Ubuntu Book: Sample Chapters

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Ubuntu

informit.com: Informit has published some sample chapters from The Official Ubuntu Book. Chapters include: Introducting Ubuntu, Using Ubuntu on the Desktop, and Installing Ubuntu.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Gentoo: professional expectations from non professionals

  • Ubuntu + Sun = Very good idea
  • Open Media Now launched to boost digital freedom
  • A Business Case for Linux? (Laptops Marketed and Sold as Microsoft Vista Ready)
  • Ubuntu Continues Its Efforts to Be the Operating System for Humans (ufw)
  • You Know Open Source Has Really Arrived...
  • Canada Tells Why It Voted No on OOXML & How ISO Must Improve

Fedora 9 Beta - my review

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Linux

silentcoder.co.za: I have been wanting to try out Fedora 9 ever since I read in an interview with the project leaders about 2 months ago that it was going with a KDE4 default desktop. Now Fedora is an interesting beast…

KDE Built For Speed — Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO

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Linux

calummegan.wordpress: Back in January I wrote a review of Vector Linux 5.8 Standard. The fact that as I write this, over five months later, that review is still in the O’Reillynet Blogs Hot 25 says a lot about just how much interest there is in this up and coming Canadian distribution, a user friendly derivative of Slackware.

Shuttle KPC Linux PC now available

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: What's cute, comes in a 6.4" high, 11" long, and 7.5" wide black box and runs Linux? That would be Shuttle Computers' KPC Shuttle.

How Friendly Is Open Source?

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OSS

itbusinessedge.com/blogs: silicon.com writer and IT analyst Martin Brampton says the open source movement isn’t as collaboration-friendly as its proponents would like you to think. How can that be, when open source development is all about sharing code and helping each other fix bugs or develop programs?

Open source pioneer Levanta goes out of business?

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OSS

blogs.techtarget.com: Rumor has it that Linux and virtualization provider Levanta, whose recent release of Levanta 6.0 earned it a SearchEnterpriseLinux.com Product of the Year award, may have gone belly up.

Future operating systems to remain as Windows and Linux

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OS

builderau.com.au: Gernot Heiser, professor of operating systems at UNSW has stated that Windows and Linux will remain as the future of desktop and server operating systems. In an interview at the recent Linux.conf.au in Melbourne, Heiser said "the operating systems of the future will be called Windows and Linux, no matter what they look like".

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Dapper To Hardy Direct Server Upgrade Works

  • Mount ISO’s easely in gnome - nautilus
  • How to read netstat output
  • Swapping Or Paging On Linux And Unix?

Compiz 0.7.4 Released

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Software

phoronix: Skipping a Compiz 0.7.3 release, the Open Compositing community has this morning released Compiz 0.7.4. Since Compiz 0.7.2, there is now configurable handling of overlapping output devices, enhanced focus stealing prevention, configurable/optional delay for edge actions, and unredirection of fullscreen windows.

The silver lining in OOXML approval

blogs.the451group: I kept waiting to weigh in on the ISO approval of Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) format, searching for some kind of silver lining for open source. Then I saw Paul McDougall’s report on the nations that represent emerging markets and how they voted against OOXML approval as an ISO standard.

The Good and Bad of Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

foogazi.com: Theres always the question of whether a popular, mildly mainstream Linux distribution like Ubuntu serves the overall GNU/Linux community well. It’s my belief that there are two sides to the debate regarding Ubuntu; the Good, and the Bad.

Quick look: openSUSE

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SUSE

fengshaun.wordpress: after a while using Fedora, I thought I would give openSUSE a try. It is a popular distro! After using it for a week now, I’m satisfied with it. There are some features I like about it, and some that I don’t. First I will go for what I like about it.

A Look at the upcoming Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

linuxondesktop.blogspot: Ubuntu is one of the most popular desktop Linux distribution and a few days back Beta version of it's new upcoming Ubuntu 8.04 was released . Being such a huge Ubuntu fan i decided to give it a try.

DNA expert called in to Reiser trial

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Reiser

insidebayarea.com: A DNA expert for the defense team in the Hans Reiser murder trial said it is difficult to say how and when a small sample of blood was left on a post in the living room of Reiser's home.

In memoriam: free software projects of 2007

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linux.com: Recently I looked in on the project Web site for a small application I use, only to find the wiki completely filled with spam. The project itself was clearly in disrepair, and the code abandoned for six months or more. I wondered: how many other apps that I use have halted development without my realizing it?

Ubuntu the New Generic Linux?

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Ubuntu

jonreagan.wordpress: Ubuntu seems to be becoming ever more mainstream, with new users coming to the system every day. There are signs that Ubuntu is becoming “Linux” in and of itself. Now, technically speaking, Ubuntu is not Linux, it’s just based on Linux, and Debian, although the popularity of Ubuntu makes it almost seem like it’s “Linux,” and Linux is referring to Ubuntu.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quick Tip - When Linux Won’t Give Your CD Back

  • An OpenOffice Letterhead Tutorial
  • HOWTO: Compiling 101
  • A Quick Way to Improve Ubuntu Linux Operating Speed Performance
  • Ubuntu: Get Wireless Working After Hibernate
  • Is GDM hanging for you?
  • OOo: Using Names in Formulas
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