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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.0 With GNOME

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2009.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) 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.

Xfce 4.6 BETA-1 ('Fuzzy') released

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We are one month since the release of Xfce 4.6 ALPHA. And now it's time to release the first BETA, codename 'Fuzzy'. A lot of bugs have been fixed in this release.

How Linux Can Conquer The Laptop

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Linux

informationweek.com: There's little question that Linux on laptops (and on PCs in general) is no longer nearly as complicated or painful as it used to be. The new problem is whether notebook manufacturers are going to readily offer Linux to consumers -- both regular folks on the street and corporate clients -- outside of designated niches.

Livin' La Vida Linux

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tuxdeluxe.org: Last weekend I finished a home project I've been slowly working on for several months. I finally finished converting all the CDs in my collection from physical media to digital files.

RPM Fusion enters testing state

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liquidat.wordpress: RPM Fusion, a merge of several former Fedora 3rd party repositories providing licence/patent problematic packages, has entered the public testing state. Fedora Rawhide users can now start using it, and the brave among the Fedora 9 and Fedora 8 users can also help testing.

Surviving the recession with Free Enterprise OSes (Part 2)

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Linux

blogs.zdnet: In Part 1, I discussed the four Free Linux distributions that are best position to provide extended support and ample functionality to an end user through a protracted recession. In this second part, I’m going to list the Enterprise-class Free and Open Source Operating Systems which have similar characteristics.

Adobe ships Flash Player 10

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computerworld.com: Adobe Systems Inc. began shipping its Adobe Flash Player 10 browser plug-in Wednesday with new features aimed at helping designers and developers build interactive content and online videos.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Evaluating desktop environments for Ubuntu 8.10

  • Installing Darned Small Linux Onto Your Boot Drive
  • Hardware Damaging Linux Networking Bug Fixed
  • mozilla developer news 10/14
  • Mini MINE
  • Ubuntu Installation Report Generator
  • CUPS printer service update closes security holes
  • How to Remove OpenOffice Splash Screen For Good
  • Bash Redirecting Input from Multiple Files
  • Portrait: Eric von Hippel, user innovation, and FOSS
  • Konqueror with Flash support (YouTube) on Gentoo
  • Report: Pure Open Source No Longer a Viable Business Model
  • New Additions to Buntfu Announced
  • The Linux Foundation’s FOSSBazaar Nearly Doubles its Membership
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 now in a browser with Ulteo!
  • What OpenOffice site crash means
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Titbits
  • Mandriva 2009 Linux Review

Desktop Linux: Certified, Not Certifiable

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Linux

bmighty.com/blog: A lot of hardware vendors are jumping on the Linux bandwagon these days. Some of their pre-installed Linux systems are easier to find than others -- and some you might wish you hadn't found at all.

On GNOME: Gruber’s Wrong, But That Doesn’t Make Me Right

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redmonk.com/sogrady: Just last week, I mentioned that when it came to Apple, there was no one whose commentary I respected more than John Gruber’s. Ironic, then, as he made his commentary on everything else invisible to me the very next week. Sad, too.

Ubuntu Server Edition At Wikipedia: Where’s the Revenue?

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workswithu.com: First, the good news for Canonical and its loyal followers: Yes, Wikimedia Foundation (the company behind Wikipedia) is embracing Ubuntu on its servers in a big way. It sounds like there really isn’t much — if any — money flowing from Wikipedia to Canonical.

Firefox 3.1 beta 1 released and reviewed

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Mozilla has released Firefox 3.1 Beta 1, the first official development release of the next update to Firefox 3 just about four months after its release past June.

Linux Standards Base 4.0 Beta Released

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linuxfoundation.org: In another step towards general release, the first beta of Linux Standard Base (LSB) 4.0 was released today. LSB 4.0 will introduce a new application checker, a new shell script checker, and a new multi-version software development kit (SDK) that will enable developers to build applications to earlier LSB specifications without changing SDKs.

Dell teams with Red Hat on open source

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Linux

vnunet.com: Red hat and Dell have announced an alliance that will see the systems giant offer the new midrange Red Hat Application Appliance.

Linux Vendors Increase Security Features

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Linux

eweek.com: Red Hat, Canonical and Novell are enhancing the security features in their Fedora, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE Linux distributions, which all are slated for release later this year.

15 Tips For a Better Linux Experience

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linuxhaxor.net: The beauty of Linux is in users ability to do large amount of customization to have a unique user expereince. So today we will look in to some tips for a “better” Linux experience.

Microsoft cleared to commit code to Apache

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cnet.com: Few will have noticed, but Microsoft's Jim Kellerman just announced that he and a Microsoft colleague "been cleared to contribute patches again" to Apache, and specifically to the Hadoop project.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Download, First Look

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Moz/FF

lifehacker.com: Mozilla has just pushed out Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 to their servers, marking the first major step toward the official 3.1 release. Luckily we've already covered a lot of the features you can expect, so hit the jump for a closer look at what Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 brings to the table.

Big things come in TinyMe

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Linux

linux.com: I take a sort of sick joy in using a computer as long as possible, so I've become interested in lightweight Linux distributions like TinyMe 2008.0 that help prolong the life of a computer.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Run your virtual OS directly from GDM in Ubuntu

  • Using EasyUbuntu
  • One Linux Formatting Tip I Bet You Didn’t Know
  • How to add Ubuntu 8.04 to win server 2003 Active Directory Domain
  • Let PAM take care of GNU/Linux security for you
  • Turning off automatic gnome-session
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