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Why Bittorrent Matters

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Software

tipotheday.com: Ubuntu Gutsy came out today, which you should know unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the last week. Ubuntu has lots of mirrors. Lots. But it has even more users, most with a big fat broadband pipe. That’s more than enough to bring those mirrors to their knees.

How to create your own Debian/Ubuntu packages

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HowTos

openaddict.com: This really quick and dirty way to create your own Debian or Ubuntu packages can be done by anyone with little previous package creation experience. Even if you've never even compiled an application, I'll show you just how easy it is to download source code, compile the program and bundle everything up in a .deb package you can share with anyone.

Ballmer: Microsoft Will Buy Open-Source Companies

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Microsoft

CRN: Microsoft's detente with the open-source world is growing stronger by the minute. Steve Ballmer said today that he wouldn't consider an open-source-based business model a deterrent to buying a company Microsoft found interesting.

Also: Ballmer: Microsoft Will Buy 20 Companies a Year for 5 Years

ymus

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Ubuntu
  • 7.10, Awooga

  • Ubuntu 7.10 arrives, open for business
  • Ubuntu 7.10 - One sweet OS
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) Desktop Edition - Review
  • Ubuntu Gutsy Wireless Help
  • Quick Tips for Compiz on Gutsy
  • Dell and Ubuntu, sitting in a tree

Fedora - not that one - provides platform for interoperability

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Software

linux.com: A group of academicians at Cornell University argue that this new wave of applications should be constructed with interoperability in mind. The result of their research, funded by DARPA and NSF, is Fedora, the Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture.

IP firm sued, settled with Novell on different patent in August

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Legal

zdnet blogs: The IP firm that filed patent litigation against Red Hat and Novell mounted legal threats against many other U.S. software companies in 2007 including Oracle, SAP, Computer Associates, EMC, Adobe, Autodesk, Apple, SPSS — and Novell.

Ubuntu 7.10 (rc) Gutsy Gibbon: Critical review

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Ubuntu

polishlinux: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon has been released today. I haven’t tested any alpha or beta versions of the new product from Canonical. I have decided to wait for the Release Candidate, since this has proved to work for me in the past. In short: it did not disappoint me.

Also: Tips for the impatient: downloading Ubuntu Gutsy
And: A gutsy new Linux system
&: How to get great custom effects in Ubuntu’s Gutsy Gibbon

Welcome back, user-defined motion paths in OpenOffice Impress 2.3

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OOo

OpenOffice.org Tips: Back in the good old days of 1.x, you could draw a line, then draw an object, and make the object move along whatever line that was. It was great. Then the lovely redesign of Impress came, and that user-defined motion path feature got lost along the way. It's back!

Chris Blizzard Joining Mozilla’s Team

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Moz/FF

thetruthaboutmozilla.wordpress: The infamous Chris Blizzard, who now sits on the board of directors for the Mozilla Corporation and formerly sat on the board for the Mozilla Foundation, will be joining the Mozilla Corporation’s team as a full-time employee.

Smolt now with Hardware Rating Database and Wiki

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Software

liquidat: Smolt, a hardware statistics collecting program, got a major update. It now supports hardware rating and is connected to a Wiki to share solutions for hardware problems.

No Linux Love for New iPods: Why You Shouldn't Care

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Sci/Tech

OSWeekly: Newsflash for those of you who believe that we lost iPod support - we never had it in the first place. It's true, and frankly, the fact that Apple has decided to make themselves even more isolated in their own world is fine by me.

Latest incarnation of Novell bringing Linux to Asia

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SUSE

Bangkok Post: Novell Suse Linux is positioning itself to be the corporate Linux of choice for today's multi-OS corporation thanks to a series of agreements with companies such as SAP and Microsoft. In particular Novell is interested in the government sector in Asia.

These are not the sources we're looking for

Open Source and funky free ethics are no match for a good expensive closed application installed kid. There's a disturbance in the source.

Compiz Fusion Community News, for October 18, 2006

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress.com: Welcome to another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News. Over the past fortnight we have seen numerous fixes in preparation for the 0.6.0 release and some new features along the way. This week is also a big week for Compiz Fusion due to the release of a new ATI Driver (more about that later), and Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

A cursory look into KDE 4 file management: Dolphin beta

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Software

Rudd-O: Windows has Explorer. Mac OS has Finder. GNOME has Nautilus. And KDE had, up to a number of months ago, Konqueror. Now, together with the up-and-coming KDE 4, a simple file manager named Dolphin takes on file management. So how does Dolphin stack up?

Drupal: from a drop in the ocean to a big fish in the CMS world

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Drupal

pcworld: Drupal started out as a college experiment. The Open Source content management system now powers about 200,000 public facing Web sites and numerous intranet sites around the world. In this interview Dries Buytaert tells us all about the project which manifested from a chain of unexpected events.

Also: Drupal 4.7.8 and 5.3 released: Security updates and bugfixes.
And: Drupal 6.0 beta 2 released

Playing Microsoft patent poker

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Microsoft

linux-watch: It’s become an annual event. Steve Ballmer shoots his yap about how Linux and open source violate Microsoft patents. The open-source community says, “OK, show us your cards, your patents,” and Ballmer shuts up for six months or so.

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Jono Bacon: 7.10 Released

  • Inside Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10
  • Ubuntu gets Gutsy, but is Linux ready?
  • Gutsy Gibbon Release Notes
  • Official Announcement: Ubuntu 7.10 Released
  • Upgrading to Ubuntu 7.10
  • Five Tips for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • What's New in Ubuntu 7.10? (a.k.a. Gutsy Gibbon)
  • Doomsday 7.10 is here!

What does the Linux desktop really need?

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Linux

linux-mag: Once again, the Linux Foundation Desktop Linux (DTL) workgroup is polling users to find out what desktop Linux really needs. While the foundation folks conduct the poll, let me share my top three priorities for the Linux desktop in 2008: Applications, multimedia, and polish.

Bhutan Deploys Linux

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Linux

pcworld: The Bhutan government liked its first taste of Linux so much that it has come back for seconds, releasing an updated version of its Debian-based operating system that it launched last year.

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