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Linux Bling With 100% Free Software

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Linux

This is a strange song. It was sung first by fans of Linspire. Now it's Ubuntu. The idea is that bundling all manner of proprietry binary drivers and multimedia codecs, and having 3D special-effects-desktops is necessary to further the cause of Free Software.

Is Ubuntu really going low-spec?

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Ubuntu

What’s Ubuntu Lite? It’s a new Linux distribution. Its goal is to make a usable Linux-based system that works on 128 MB of RAM. How they plan to achieve this goal seems straightforward: around “lightweight” applications. And it is exactly the wrong way to build a low-footprint distribution. Why?

SimplyMEPIS Beta3 Released

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Linux

MEPIS LLC has released Beta3 of SimplyMEPIS-32 and SimplyMEPIS-64 Version 6.0-4. This is an essential release for anyone who encountered vidoe problems when running SimplyMEPIS-32 or SimplyMEPIS-64 from CD. SimplyMEPIS is for everyday computer users and software professionals alike.

Portrait: A pair of Ph.D.s

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Linux

Drs. Phil Carinas and Dominique Heger are rank-and-file members of the Linux community who have made important contributions to the growth and popularity of Linux -- Carinas through his contributions to the education of Linux users, and Heger through his work on the kernel at IBM's Linux Technology Center. While neither is a superstar whose name is immediately recognizable, they are both important in that they are typical of the thousands of individuals whose contributions, large and small, have turned the world of computing on its ear.

EU study says OSS has better economics than proprietary software

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OSS

The debate over the costs associated with using closed-source and open-source software has been raging for years now, and a new study from the European Union is certain to add fuel to the fire. Titled the "Economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector in the EU," the study looks at the role of OSS in the economy, its direct economic impact, indirect economic impact, and concludes with trends, scenarios, and policy strategies.

Kubuntu Satanic Edition Released

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Ubuntu

Gnome users have been enjoying the Feiry-themed darkness of the Satanic Edition since December the 13th. Now Satan has spread his wings to cast a foreboding shadow over the KDE desktop.

Ubuntu 6.10, OpenSUSE 10.2 Rise to (and in Some Ways Above) Microsoft's Vista Challenge

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Linux

Canonical's "Edgy Eft" provides excellent management tools and a broad app catalog; Novell's new OpenSUSE offers GUI-friendly and high-end features.

EC throws money at OSS quality control

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OSS

The European Commission is investing some of the final chunks of change in its Framework 6 Research and Development budget into four projects dedicated to defining and checking the quality of open source software. The total investment is in the region of €25m, and is being matched by money from industry.

Australia To Trial OLPC

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OLPC

In a surprise announcement, the government of the Northern Territory has announced that they are testing the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) machines with a view to launching trials in remote communities.

Unified Home Networks with the Fritzbox

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Linux

The Fritzbox is an all-in-one Linux-based device that supports VoIP, home networking, and even some extension mechanisms. Hacker Guylhem Aznar explains how he simplified his home network with this device.

The effect that Open Source Software has had on the IT world

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OSS

Many large software companies are adopting Open Source policies at least in some small manner, in an effort to increase their appeal to customers. Many enthusiasts claim that OSS will revolutionize the Information Technology (IT) world both on the consumer level and on the professional. To some extent OSS already has.

Date given for Warcraft expansion

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Gaming

The long-awaited expansion of the World of Warcraft online game is finally going on sale on 16 January. The Burning Crusade includes a new continent for players with high-level characters plus new quests, professions and adversaries.

Introducing Mustang Linux & Screenshots

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Linux

Mustang Linux is a brand new entry in the small Linux distribution field. It aims to provide a simple (single mini) CD based Linux end-user client. The system boots from CD and loads the base operating system into a RAM image. No hard drive required.

Talking Linux in Sydney

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Linux

There are three major Linux conferences held annually, one each in the US, Canada and Australia. That alone should provide an indication of the extent to which Australians have been, and are, involved in the free and open source software community. From Monday, Sydney's University of New South Wales will play host to the eighth Australian Linux Conference better known as linux.conf.au.

EU Commission Study Finds You'll Save Money Switching to FOSS

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OSS

The EU Commission's Final Report on its "Study on the Economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector in the EU" is now available on its policy documents, publications and studies page as a PDF. I thought you'd be interested in the conclusion regarding total cost of ownership.

My First Night With PC-BSD 1.3.01

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Reviews
BSD

Since I had the CDs for 1.3, I didn't bother to retrieve 1.3.01, as I knew I could update the system afterwards (it's a small update). Full of confidence, I started it "the Next, Next..." way. I let it take over the whole HDD, automatic partitioning, etc.

Mint for Personal Use Laptop

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Linux

After all the dust settled on the OpenSUSE 10.2 install on the IBM T41, I had a new office use Linux desktop / laptop. What about my home use Linux? A new Linux laptop enters the house when the last MS Windows system leaves.

Fedora releases a live CD

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Linux

The Fedora community got its first official live CD last month. Based on Fedora Core 6, it shows off the best of what Fedora has to offer. Furthermore, the tools used to put together the CD make creating and maintaining custom Red Hat or Fedora-based live CDs simple.

Ubuntu Tute Part 3 - Nice Package!

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HowTos

For those who have been following our series thus far, you know that I am on a mission from the Penguin himself to take away as much grief as possible with as little headache as possible. Granted, the command line/shell may need to be bopped open once in a while, but for the most part it’s been easy going.

Linux confab courts Open Source gals

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Linux

SCALE 5X, the 2007 Southern California Linux Expo to be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Feb. 10 and 11, announced this week that it plans to host a "Women in Open Source" mini-conference on Feb. 9 at the same location.

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