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Stable Full NTFS support in Linux at last!

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Software

Irfan’s /root: Adding full read/write NTFS support to Linux has been a story of damaged reputations, data corruptions and human geniousity! Now after 12 years in development, there is a full driver at last!

How to revive an old PC

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OS

the inquirer: ONE OF MY INTERESTS is in recycling and reusing older computers. With the right choice of software, even a five-year-old computer can be a fast, responsive machine with bags of life left in it.

The Distros Microsoft Missed

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Linux

Linux Today: Like most of you, I was more than a little surprised when Linspire decided to join the Microsoft patent protection ring. I wrote some scary predictions about how all of these deals were going to cast a perceptual shadow on the "non-protected" Linux distributions.

Say good-bye to NewsForge

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Web

NewsForge.com: Earlier this week we launched a revamped version of Linux.com that combines the best of NewsForge and Linux.com, along with new features such as forums and introductory material for new Linux users. Please visit Linux.com for the latest news and features.

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report 2007Q1 Now Available

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report is now available for Q1 2007, covering January, February and March 2007.

Ubuntu root access

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Ubuntu

earobinson: The other day it was pointed out to me that a “flaw” was that if ubuntu was booted into recovery mode that the user was then given root access without the need of a password.

Running Ubuntu: 5 First Impressions

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu: I’ve finally had a chance to run my Ubuntu PC from Dell. I can see why the systems aren’t quite ready for all users. But it’s clear to me that Ubuntu will be able to serve a large segment of the consumer population. In fact, Ubuntu is better than Windows in at least five areas. Here they are.

linux movie codecs and dvd experience

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HowTos

pimpyourlinux: You’ve downloaded and installed Linux, but now you realize that you can’t play movies on it! This article will show you how to not only get your DVD player working in Ubuntu, but also how to get your favorite codecs.

Blender animations help prevent crime in Britain

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Software

linux.com: The Avon and Somerset Constabulary in Great Britain uses animations created with the open source tool Blender to help citizens understand how to protect their vehicles and possessions from theft.

Why Ubuntu was on the Windows Marketplace

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Ubuntu

cybernetnews: Ubuntu Windows MarketPlaceThe Windows MarketPlace is known as the one-stop shop for all your Windows software and hardware needs. Ubuntu was being offered as a free download on the Windows Marketplace. How could such a thing happen?

Linux computer fits in USB key

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Linux

linuxdevices: A start-up located in the French Alps near Grenoble is readying a tiny ARM-based Linux single-board computer (SBC) in a USB key form-factor. Calao, based in Sant Martin le Vinoux, is also readying a tiny Linux SBC designed to plug into QIL (quad in-line) IC sockets.

Moore’s second law proves need for open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Everyone knows Moore’s Law, the idea that chip complexity can double every year or two. Fewer acknowledge Moore’s Second Law, which is that development costs rise alongside this complexity.

KDE’s default sound system is in the stone ages!

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KDE

Irfan’s /root: KDE’s default sound subsystems, aRts (Analog realtime synthesizer) has been part of KDE since ages. I really appreciate the quality of lots of software it comes with, however aRts is a real disappointment.

Yet another Ubuntu Fan

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Ubuntu

phoe6 @ livejournal: I was almost about to give up on Ubuntu, because after I installed the Fiesty, I was not able to download the packages from Repositories due to some proxy authentication issue. Tried various things for a week and when could not go any step further, I had thought let me get back to Fedora.

Searching for the Open-Source Desktop

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Linux

toptechnews: I've not been able to find anything that meets all of the necessary desktop criteria, but things are beginning to change. The newest releases of open-source operating systems and apps are almost good enough. I believe that 2008 will be the year when the open-source desktop reaches the point where a nonengineer can install and use it effectively.

Mandriva 2007.1 Spring Review

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MDV
Reviews

polishlinux: This April Mandriva presented its new distribution called Spring. Despite the fact that it is “only” 2007.1 it has changed a lot since 2007.0. Changes can be seen everywhere — starting from installation through chosen applications till the 3D desktops.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Edutainment

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: One of the lesser known benefits of KDE is the wide selection of educational tools that come included with it. These tools can be used to learn new skills, polish existing ones, or teach others through a variety of new and existing methods. So let's look at each of these and see what they have to offer you.

Welcome to Open Source 2.0

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OSS

Linux Journal: There is no doubt that 3 February 1998 was a historic day. For it was then, at a meeting in Mountain View, that a small group led by Eric Raymond came up with the term “open source” as an alternative to the description “free software”. The question is, will history count 21 June 2007 as another such pivotal moment – the day that Open Source 2.0 was born?

Kestrel is coming!

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Software

my.opera.com: The last couple of months we've been working hard on the upcoming Opera 9.5 release, codename Kestrel. Opera 9.5 will contain many cool new features, improvement of existing features, and we fixed a lot of bugs. Within a few weeks

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today's leftovers

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    This post applies to most tools that interface with the X server and change settings in the server, including xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xrandr, xsetwacom and other tools that start with x. The one word to sum up the future for these tools under Wayland is: "non-functional". An X window manager is little more than an innocent bystander when it comes to anything input-related. Short of handling global shortcuts and intercepting some mouse button presses (to bring the clicked window to the front) there is very little a window manager can do. It's a separate process to the X server and does not receive most input events and it cannot affect what events are being generated. When it comes to input device configuration, any X client can tell the server to change it - that's why general debugging tools like xinput work.
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