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Linuxfest Northwest 2007 Report

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montana linux: Linuxfest Northwest has been an annual event since 1999 held at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham Washington which is approximately 90 miles North of Seattle. To allow for the largest participation, it is held on a weekend. Linuxfest Northwest 2007 was held on April 28-29th and was attended by approximately 900 people.

Mandriva 2007 Spring Edition (2007.1)

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lunapark6: More than any other Linux release that I have encountered, the quality of Mandriva 2007 Spring Edition depends largely on which version you download.

Extending Checking grammar with LanguageTool

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HowTos One of the features that many users dearly miss in is a grammar checker. Fortunately, LanguageTool fills the void, adding grammar-checking capabilities to

Free “Intro to Linux” Course Now Available

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suserants: This online course is done via email. It is completely free. People register for the class, and receive an ebook via email every few days containing the next class of the course. Its goal is to be the most basic introduction to Linux possible.

Bugzilla 3.0 let loose upon the world

tectonic: Nine years after version 2.0 of the popular open source bug-tracking system was launched, Bugzilla 3.0 has been released with the same statement as its predecessor, "We like the new version much better, and hope you will too."

How to Increase ext3 and ReiserFS filesystems Performance

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ubuntu geek: The ext3 or third extended filesystem is a journalled file system that is commonly used by the Linux operating system. ReiserFS is a general-purpose, journaled computer file system.

Open source think tank findings published

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tectonic: The Second Open Source Think Tank was held in March in California. A report on the events findings has now been released.

about Spring, Mandriva and the Community

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David Barth: We are now taking a short break before the next run: Mandriva Linux 2008. But during this break, we are making several changes in preparation for the next release. First, I'm reorganizing the teams in the Engineering, promoting Anne Nicolas as Engineering Director.

Novell and Microsoft detail 12 new Linux coupon customers

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CBRonline: Novell and Microsoft have announced another dozen customers signing up to their interoperability agreement through which Microsoft is distributing vouchers for SUSE Linux Enterprise support.

Unreal Tournament3 web site comes to life

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the Inquirer: AFTER A SMALL name change the ground has finally been set for arrival of mega-hit title for this year, Unreal Tournament III. This game is being finalised as we speak, and haiving ditched UT2k7 to become UT III, it looks even more impressive now.

Future Version of Ubuntu Will Do Your Work For You

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bbspot: The Linux distribution, Ubuntu, has grown quickly because of its ease of use. It makes the normally confusing Linux something even a Windows user can use. However, the Ubuntu developers are aiming even higher for the future. The next release, "Gutsy Gibbon," will be even easier to use, but the "Harry Hamlin" release will actually do your work for you.

Fault-tolerant Web hosting on a shoestring

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HowTos The words "fault-tolerant Web hosting" bring to mind hosting centers with multiple redundant power supplies, complex networking, and big bills. However, by taking advantage of the underlying fault-tolerance of the Internet, you can get a surprising level of reliability for little cost.

Edubuntu update - it freakin’ rocks

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ZDNet: So after my last Edubuntu debacle (With Feisty Fawn comes a new Edubuntu) I decided to wait until I could devote a bit of time to a proper install.

Set Gmail as Default Mail Client in Ubuntu

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how-to-geek: Every Geek uses Gmail… it’s pretty much required. And now you can set Gmail as the default client in Ubuntu without any extra software.

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

GPL likely to regain Apache compatibility

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CNET: In a significant change of course, the Free Software Foundation is working to make the upcoming version 3 of the General Public License (GPL) compatible with an alternative, the Apache License.

McNealy Says Sun Evaluating OpenSolaris On GPL

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LinuxWorld (IDG): Sun Microsystems is evaluating whether it should release OpenSolaris under the GNU GPL (general public license), company co-founder and chairman, Scott McNealy told reporters in Bangalore on a conference call Wednesday.

United We Stand, Divided They Linux

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sKatterBrainZ World: The recent merger news of OSDL and FSG (not to be confused with MSG), as reported by InformationWeek, doesn’t ring my bell. Why? Because almost every Linux nut I know (and I know quite a few) doesn’t care about consistency across distributions.

Ye Olde Linux Desktop

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Red Hat Mag: So Dell decided to ship Ubuntu on the desktop. Doesn’t that bother you guys at all? Let Ubuntu take the lead in building the better horse. They’ve earned that lead, and good on them.

GlassFish shows open source at its best

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ComputerWorld (IDG): GlassFish is the first project to spring from Sun Microsystem's decision to open source its Java programming code and Ken Drachnik, one of its chief evangelists, points to the project as a lesson in how open source spurs innovation.

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