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Linux as a Tool for Windows Hardware Errors

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Linux

In this article, Rais offers insights why Windows hardware failures may be causing some to update or replace devices that are still operational. Instead, he shows how powerful a tool Linux can be in tracking down hardware problems and validating some inherent issues with Windows device support...

Red Hat exec leery of Novell Linux effort

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Linux

InfoWorld: A call by Novell's CEO for a standardized way to certify Linux applications Wednesday was subsequently greeted with skepticism by a high-ranking official at rival Linux distributor Red Hat.

Getting Thunderbird 2.0 yourself on Linux

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HowTos

FOSSwire: Mozilla Thunderbird is Mozilla’s answer to an email client and is often billed as a ‘Firefox for email’. While most Linux distributions include Firefox by default in the normal install, some don’t and even when they do, they often package the older 1.5.0.x release.

Hands on: Tips and tricks for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

whatPC: Over the past few months, we’ve looked at the installation and configuration of Feisty Fawn, the latest release of Ubuntu Linux, which is perhaps the most popular free Linux distribution available.

Dell's Linux PC launch founders

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Linux

ZDNet: Dell's Linux PC launch has gone belly up as the computer supplier admitted it has been hit by "gremlins". Customers trying to view details of the systems via the Ubuntu link publicised by Dell were met with one of two messages: "We're sorry.

Novell CEO: We Need To Standardize Linux

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Linux

internetnews.com: According to Novell President and CEO Ron Hovsepian, there needs to be more application availability on Linux in order to accelerate Linux adoption.

Linux Foundation adds ace open-source attorneys to team

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Linux

InfoWorld: The Linux Foundation Wednesday revealed that two attorneys well-known in the open-source community will make up the legal team for the group, which is aimed at protecting the interests of Linux in the community.

Medison comes out in open regarding Celebrity laptop

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Linux
Hardware

pclaunches.com: In a press conference in Sweden, Medison displayed the notebook in front of ten journalists and defended itself against accusations of fraud.

Transmission Is Maturing.

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Software

tuxcity: Transmission8.0 is out now and is in my opinion the first release of a Mature Bittorrent Client for Gnome (and XFCE4). Very important to me is the ability to prioritize files and transmission8.0 has this feature.

Smolt profiles distro hardware use

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Hardware
Software

linux.com: When Fedora 7 was released, one of its standout features was Smolt, an opt-in program for collecting data about users' hardware. Since then, Smolt has provided a publicly available snapshot of systems running Fedora, and is in the process of being ported to other distributions.

Emacs editing, Pt.5: Shape your Emacs view

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News

This tutorial, the fifth in a series, shows you how to manage and manipulate the shape your Emacs session—examine how to partition the Emacs screen, create multiple X client windows for a single Emacs session, and display multiple buffers in each window, dividing the screen with horizontal and vertical divisions.

Compiz Fusion Community News Edition 11, for August 07, 2007 : New logo and new animations

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Software

The August 7th issue of Compiz Fusion Community News is online and full exciting news. Some highlights include New Airplane animation, a Skewer animation, and a new logo has been chosen.

Freespire 2.0 released, getting something for free

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Linux

c|net blogs: Linspire announced Wednesday it's releasing Freespire 2.0, its free version of the desktop Linux operating system. But there's one twist to this latest version of Freespire.

Linux Kernel Maintainer: Get Involved!

internetnews.com: It may be thankless, boring work, but you have to get more involved in building the Linux Kernel. That was the underlying message to Sun Microsystems and Microsoft by Linux Kernel co-maintainer Andrew Morton during a keynote address at the Linuxworld conference here.

Also: Two weird messages from Morton

Dell hails 2008 as the year of the corporate Linux desktop

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Linux

vnunet: The advent of desktop virtualisation will provide the missing link for Linux to shine on the corporate desktop, Dell chief technology officer Kevin Kettler predicted in a keynote speech at the Linuxworld conference in San Francisco.

Why We Need a $200 Linux Notebook in the US

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Linux

OSWeekly: Without a question, having access to a truly entry level notebook like this one running Linux is going to make a lot of lower income families very happy. Ringing in at $189 USD, this provides users looking for a click and type workstation for a very reasonable cost.

Configure & Customize The Toolbars in Opera

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Software

CyberNews: Opera is a free web browser that is available for the Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. One of the things that Opera is best known for is being highly customizable out-of-the-box, but I think that some people overlook how customizable the toolbars are.

Are we finally seeing the year of the Linux desktop?

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iTWire: This past month has seen a flurry activity from a number of players in the Linux desktop space. Red Hat, Suse, Ubuntu, Dell, Lenovo and even Intel white box system builders are getting into the act. Is the year of the Linux desktop finally upon us or is this just another flare up generated by the Linuxworld conference in San Francisco?

Inside KDE - The Trash System

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: In KDE there are a wide number of very visible and useful applications that people use every day. We've already covered some of these in our "The Lesser Apps of KDE" series, in this series we plan to dig a little deeper and bring out a lot of other great things about KDE you may not know about. In our first article today, we're going to look at KDE's trash system.

Use Linux over Windows with Xming

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HowTos

linux.com: One of the nice things about the X Window System is its ability to display X apps running remotely on a local machine. One of the not-so-nice things about Microsoft Windows is the complete lack of native support for displaying X applications. If you find yourself working on Windows but wanting to use Linux apps at the same time, Xming can do the job.

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