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Can Linux crack the home market

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Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: Will Linux ever crossover to the average home user? It’s hard to say, but due to a lack of major advertising and marketing it could be a very longtime before anything as user friendly as Windows appears on PC Worlds shelves.

Red Hat Linux Desktop Moves: Calculated Strategy

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Linux

earthweb.com: Recently, Red Hat announced that it would not pursue the consumer desktop market for the time being. The latest announcement from Red Hat was neither very significant nor should it have much impact on desktop Linux as a whole.

Mozilla Nearing the Finish Line for Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

softpedia.com: Mozilla is nearing the finish line for the latest version of its open source browser. Firefox 3.0 was initially planned for launch by the end of 2007, but Mozilla pushed the delivery deadline back all the way to mid 2008 in an effort to soften all the rough edges of the browser. It appears that the trade has paid off.

Also: Mozilla Developer News May 6
And: Flock wins a Webby for social networking

Meet The Hardy Heron: What's New in Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

linuxdevcenter.com: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (long-term support) launched on April 24th for desktops and servers. There is something for everyone in this version, but the LTS release will have particular appeal to enterprises. As one corporate user said to me, "I have been waiting for the release of Ubuntu 8.04, because we have to install exclusively long term support releases."

Linux Got Game: War§ow 0.42

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Gaming

junauza.com: Another tip from Free and Open Source gamer extraordinaire SlippJigg encouraged me to try out another action-packed First-person shooter (FPS) game called Warsow last weekend. So what exactly is this game and what makes it interesting?

The 'Right' Linux

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: Any talk of Linux brings with it talk of what it will take to get Linux on the desktop in big numbers. Much of the talk in this vein revolves around distribution X versus desktop Y, or something of that nature. The real issue, though, may not be a particular distribution or package model, but the mind-set of the creators.

Qt 4.4 Released

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Software
  • Qt 4.4.0 fully released

  • Qt 4.4 Released
  • Qt 4.4 C++ framework with web support
  • KDE:Qt44++
  • Troll treasure: an in-depth look at Qt 4.4

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to setup Bluetooth

  • Backing Up the MBR
  • How do I… Wrap text around an image in Scribus?
  • What can you do with a second Ethernet port?
  • Install The Fonty Python Font Manager>
  • mplayer: Play All Mp3 Files In Reverse Order
  • Installing Flash Player in Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Install latest plugins for compiz-fusion from git
  • Howto Remove Compiz Fusion Including config files
  • Backup your MySQL databases automatically with AutoMySQLBackup
  • Multimedia support in Linux
  • Quick launcher for Gnome (Linux)
  • Re-installing windows AFTER Linux
  • Setting up a Drupal site on LAMP (Ubuntu)

Impossible thing #6: Freedom for all with the One Laptop Per Child project

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OLPC

For many years, there has been a growing concern about people who don’t meet a certain threshold income won’t be able to afford the investment in computers and internet connectivity that makes further learning and development possible. They’ll become trapped by their circumstances. But GNU/Linux, continuously improving hardware, and a community commitment to bringing technology down to cost instead of just up to spec, has led to a new wave of ultra-low-cost computers, starting with the One Laptop Per Child’s XO.

Microsoft and Open Source

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft doesn't need open source

  • Microsoft Joins Open Source Business Foundation
  • Yahoo! leaves door open for Microsoft comeback

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Dear Ubuntu users,

  • Easiest Install EVER - Linux Ubuntu Desktop
  • Time to choose, Ubuntu fans: rage or reason?
  • Moving To Ubuntu
  • The Official Ubuntu Book Chapter: Using Kubuntu

more on OpenSolaris 2008.05

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OS
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05: Notes from the field

  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 sucks big time
  • OpenSolaris: Nice, But Not There Yet

Tyan Thunder n3600M with Linux

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix.com: Two months ago we had looked at the Tyan Tempest i5400XT motherboard, which was Tyan's latest product based upon Intel's newest workstation chipset and had support for dual Intel Xeon quad-core processors. We found the Tempest i5400XT to be a real winner and everything had worked terrific with Linux. Today we are looking at another Tyan workstation motherboard but the tides have turned as we look at their latest AMD dual quad-core solution, the Tyan Thunder n3600M.

When XP Expires does Desktop Linux Shine?

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Linux

earthweb.com: Windows XP, oh how we hate to see you go. Unfortunately for many of those who decide to take the open source plunge into desktop Linux, the shift will require someone who is not afraid to learn to do some things a little differently. And to be honest, it takes a rare breed of user to weather these winds of change.

Why is Linux Faster than Windows?

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I took a discarded laptop and installed Ubuntu to see if Linux really is “ready for prime time”. I had zero Linux experience and I just learned as I went along. The thing that has impressed me the most is how much faster things ran on the Linux box compared to an identical machine with Windows XP and I started to wonder why?

What is Linux?

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Linux

thatlinuxguy.wordpress: Linux is an Open-Source Operating System (OS). It was first created by Finnish grad student Linus Torvalds in 1991. He started it as a project for school, modeled after Minix, which was a UNIX-based OS. Even Before Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel, Richard Stallman had began the GNU project.

Break from PCLinuxOS to Test Mandriva 2008

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MDV

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: We had PCLinuxOS 2007 final sometime in May 2007. It’s almost an year and the developers say PCLinuxOS 2008 will come out before Christmas of this year, i.e., still 6-7 months to go! This uncertain delay has led many desktop users to try suitable alternatives.

OpenSUSE Hard Disk Configuration Survey

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Hardware
SUSE

opensuse.org: In order to optimize the YaST partitioner module for openSUSE users the user experience team decided to conduct a small survey to figure out how you deal with hard disk configuration. The survey contains some basic questions and its results will directly influence the redesign for the partitioner module.

Big Money and Open Source May Not Compute

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OSS

internetnews.com: Open source has the adherents and the contributors, but what about the income? Patience, says the developers.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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Ubuntu
HowTos
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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.