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Windows share as seen by Mac OS X Leopard

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Humor

radr: A friend of mine got his copy of Leopard and it looks like the Apple team dropped a funny easter egg when viewing a Windows share.

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Why Red Hat doesn't need a deal with Microsoft

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Linux.com: The trade press reported a lot of rumors this past week about the chances for a patent protection pact between Red Hat and Microsoft similar to the agreements Microsoft negotiated with Novell, Xandros, and Linspire. Red Hat doesn't appear to be interested in the least. Here's why.

Open XML/ODF translation work progresses

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desktoplinux: What does Xandros get out of its recent deal with Microsoft? Well, for one thing, the well-known Linux desktop distributor will get Open XML/ODF translators for OpenOffice.

Goldman Sachs: Linux Will Dominate in the Corporate Data Center - and a Tip for Them

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Groklaw: There's a very interesting paper published by Goldman Sachs and posted by Hewlett Packard, Fear the Penguin [PDF]. You will recall that both companies sent representatives to speak about how wonderful it all was on the day Microsoft and Novell announced their deal. According to the paper, Linux is going to take over the corporate data center.

Syllable Whisper Alpha8 released

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OS

The Syllable team are pleased to announce that Whisper Alpha8 is now available! This release adds support for inbound message filter and a new Events API that can be used by other applications to control Whisper.

How-To: Unattended Ubuntu Deployment over Network

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debuntu.org: If you intent to deploy Ubuntu over several computers, this can easily become cumbersome. This tutorial will explain how to install Ubuntu/Debian through the network using preseed files so you can turn on your computer, walk away and come back later with your fresh install up and running.

KIWI - OpenSuse’s re-spin creator

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Software

/home/liquidat: Everyone can easily create his own version of Fedora with the re-spin tool Revisor. OpenSuse also develops a tool with a similar purpose, KIWI.

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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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.

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