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KDE 3.5.8 Release Announcement

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KDE

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.8, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

BBC Uses Flash to open IPlayer to Linux and Mac Users

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Software

digital arts: The BBC and Adobe has announced a strategic relationship that will see the BBC adopt Adobe's Flash Player software, allowing Mac and Linux users to use the broadcaster's iPlayer streaming video service for the first time.

Turn Your Rig into a Linux Home Theater PC (for free)

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ExtremeTech: If you take the time to look around, you'll find lots of software for both Windows and GNU/Linux that meet these specifications. To help you evaluate the best choice for your needs, we'll skim off the cream of the crop.

diff Power_Pack Free

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MDV
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I raved about the new Mandriva 2008.0 Power Pack as I was truly smitten. I switched to Mandriva from Windows fulltime back when it was known as Mandrake, so I've followed it's releases fairly closely. I found Mandriva 2008 Power Pack to be the best release since Mandrake 7.2. But what about the Free version? We all know the advertised differences, but were there going to be major differences in performance and stability? I set out to see.

10 Rocking Feature in 10 Days: AppArmor

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: AppArmor helps you keep your computer secure by restricting what certain applications can do. This means that if somebody discovers a new way to exploit protected software, AppArmor helps reduce the risk by limiting access to resources defined in the application profile.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Squeeze!

  • 3 days to Ubuntumania!
  • Removing iget() and read_inode()
  • Virtually Debugging
  • Does the Linux Patent Suit Involve Microsoft?
  • The real issue in the software patent fight
  • Linux the Scapegoat for Patent Lawsuits
  • The last Nobel winner goes open source
  • Zonbu wins various awards, congrats!
  • OpenOffice: Take your pick
  • Researcher: Mac OS, Linux probably have URI issues too
  • More on OpenBSD's new compiler
  • Ontario LinuxFest makes an auspicious debut
  • Ubuntu's Power Consumption Tested
  • Transcript: Richard Stallman, honary degree speech, Pavia 2007
  • Accurately representing security issues

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) 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.

KDE Commit-Digest for 14th October 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Replacement of the "toolbox", and a new KRunner in Plasma, with many applets moving from playground into extragear in KDE SVN. SuperKaramba is now fully integrated into Plasma. A move away from KDEPrint facilities, towards more basic functionality for KDE 4.0.

GIMPShop Review: GIMP Made Friendly

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GIMP

OSWeekly: I have been successfully using GIMP for what seems like years. It's free, it's stable and once you understand the rather strange menu layout, it actually provides fantastic functionality. But the reality remains that some people are still trying to come off their Photoshop dependency, and for these individuals, the argument about how fantastic it is tends to fall on deaf ears.

Canonical's new Ubuntu paves way for server push

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Ubuntu

c|net: On Thursday, Canonical plans to release "Gutsy Gibbon," the Ubuntu Linux version 7.10 that the company hopes will lay the foundation for a serious push into the server and other markets six months from now.

Small Linux Distros For Every Occasion

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Linux

Carla Schroder: One of the (very many) areas in which Linux has pulled ahead of the pack is with live, complete Linux distributions on every form of removable media. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of different rescue Linuxes, so we'll take a tour of my favorites.

Easy software install under Linux

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HowTos

geekzone.co.nz: Even in this day and age you can sometimes still hear the echo of the old FUD: Installing software under Linux is difficult. Really? Maybe that was the case in the past, but it certainly doesn't hold for modern Linux distributions anymore.

Source Mage's Jaka "lynx" Kranjc Interview

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Interviews

magepower.org: Hello Jaka, thank you for taking the time to do this interview for Mage Power. Would you tell us about yourself and how you became interested in Linux?

Happy Birthdays

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OSS

Birthday wishes go out to Sebastian Kügler, KDE, and OpenOffice.org.

Months into the Ubuntu Switchover, rants and raves

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Ubuntu

cubicgarden: So its been a while but I'm finally getting my head around the gnu/linux system and environment. There are some great things about the switch which makes me cringe everytime I go back into windows (on my work pc and when I want to read my busted sd card - more on this soon). But there are some bad things too.

Also: Ubuntu Gutsy: Lookin’ better than ever!

Trowser: A graphical less command that is more

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Software

linux.com: Translating a command line tool to a graphical interface usually means a loss of functionality. However, in the case of the newly released trowser text browser, while I wouldn't swear that the transition has retained all the functionality of the less command that it is intended to replace, I doubt that anyone short of an expert is likely to notice the difference.

Linux Kernel: just engineering without a vision?

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antirez.com: Yesterday I bought a Microsoft webcam: it's not an exception, like most of the stuff from Microsoft I had (very little, fortunately) something to do with in my life it's a low quality product: all eye candy and little substance.

Communists switch to open-source software

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OSS

canada.com: Vietnam's Communist Party plans to switch its 20,000 desktop computers nationwide to open-source software next year, avoiding problems with copyright infringement, state media said Friday.

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