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Unix beardies sue BSI over OOXML

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OSS
Legal

theinquirer.net: A BAND OF BRITISH British Unix beardies has issued a High Court challenge over the national approval of Microsoft's OOXML document standard. The UK Unix User Group has demanded a judicial review.

some ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu & Vista: Searching for a perfect shared file system

  • Solving Some Minor Problems in Ubuntu
  • ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu upgrades and fundamental problems
  • Ubuntu Just Got A LOT better for me
  • Disable the System Beep in Ubuntu
  • Absolute First Impression of Ubuntu 8.04
  • Restricted NVIDIA Driver in Kubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Medibuntu: non-free-codecs for hardy
  • Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, Third Edition

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 20

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SUSE

opensuse.org: newsIssue #20 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue:
openSUSE Google Summer of Code projects announced, KDE 4.1 Alpha1 Live, and First look at SUSE on the HP Mini-Note.

OpenBSD’s De Raadt sings Stallman blues

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BSD

tectonic.co.za: The OpenBSD team traditionally makes available a new song with each new release of its software. The songs, though often of dubious lyrical quality, typically embody the current thinking of the development team, in particular that of team leader Theo de Raadt.

Getting started with Linux virtualization

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HowTos

linux.com: With all the Linux distributions available, trying out more than one can be tempting. By installing a virtual environment, you can run several operating systems on your machine, keeping them completely isolated from each other in their own sandboxes. Here's a look at how get started with three popular virtualization environments: VMware, VirtualBox, and QEMU.

easys GNU/Linux 4.1 (Codename: The Landing) released

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Slack

The Slackware Linux based Distribution easys GNU/Linux has been released in version 4.1. This release is a milestone in the development of the easys distribution.

For the first time the new installation and the administration framework for Linux - ALICE (Advanced Linux Installation and Cofiguration Environment) - is introduced to the public. It has been created in close co-operation with the DARKSTAR and the easys developer team. Due to ALICE now novices and advanced users are able to perform an easy grafical installation of a Slackware Linux system, only a few steps are to be taken.

Linux a pleasant surprise

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Linux

intelligencer.ca: I had the opportunity recently to test Linux, the freeware operating system, as a standalone, bootable CD. The version I tried was SimplyMEPIS 7.0, a configuration of the Linux OS and many popular open source programs, with a good graphic user interface (GUI).

Joomla! and the latest trends in the open source revolution

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Software

computerworld.com.au: Australia's Andrew Eddie and Brad Baker, two of the core team members of Joomla!, the free open-source Internet content management system (CMS) that in three years has grown into a global development community with more than three million downloads in a year, will be guest speakers at a special event in Sydney on May 19, 2008.

PackageKit Critique

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Software

laserjock.wordpress: If you haven’t heard, PackageKit is an exciting and upcoming project who’s goal is to create a user friendly package handling abstraction layer that is independent of distro and package format. Basically, the Grand Unified Package GUI for those more physics-minded. Sounds good like a good idea.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) desktop 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.

Dillo the lean browser

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Using browsers which are Web 2.0 enabled whenever you just what to Google something is like calling out the Fire Brigade when you have just burned the toast. Definitive overkill. If you are just surfing for information, then you want the little browser on the low fat, low body-mass index, skinny latte diet with a low carbon footprint.

Open source executive moves: Red Hat, Bitrock, and more

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OSS

Matt Asay: People have been changing places within the open-source ranks of late, and I figured I'd note a few that have recently come to my attention:

Btrfs 0.14, Managing Multiple Devices

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Btrfs v0.14 is now available for download," Chris Mason announced, adding, "please note the disk format has changed, and it is not compatible with older versions of Btrfs."

today's leftovers

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News
  • Gentoo 2008.0 Beta 2 Screenshots

  • gitweb + apache + gentoo
  • Gentoo on a 1&1 vServer
  • Know when to say when on open source
  • Gigabyte AirCruiser N300 Dual on Linux
  • Is the lack of open source drivers driving you mad?
  • Improve Google Earth’s Appearance
  • Control and keep an eye on many VNC sessions at once
  • Quickzi: How To Block Incoming Access to Port 80
  • Categorizing OSS customers
  • Howto: Restore All Installed packages in Ubuntu Hardy Heron and to a New machine
  • Oracle says it’s playing by open source community rules
  • Are You Frustrated With Firefox?
  • Games in the openSUSE Build Service
  • Using OD To Find Bad Characters In Files On Linux Or Unix
  • Deflectors Say There's Something There, Sensors Say There Isn't
  • HowTo: Powerful Metric and Units Linux Conversion Tool

ReiserFS Without Hans Reiser, Continued

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Reiser

informationweek.com/blog: In my post the other day about whether or not work in the ReiserFS file system would continue after Hans Reiser's murder conviction, I mentioned that this being an open source project, it wouldn't be hard for someone else to pick up where others leave off. And as it turns out, that's precisely what's happening: according to folks on the ReiserFS team, work on ReiserFS will continue.

Also: Threat Level Visits Inmate No. BFPS63 — aka Hans Reiser

on the recent libplasma changes

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: There seems to be some concern amongst users about the massive surgery we did on libplasma this past month. The concern stems from the idea that these changes will work against the stabilization of libplasma and result in prolonging a "beta" quality to plasma itself.

Also: Why there is a lack of understanding the KDE4 Release Schedule?

Asus Forecasts Quarterly Shipments Nearly Doubling for Eee PCs

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Hardware

ostatic.com: There appears to be no stopping the success Asus is having with its Eee PC subnotebooks. The company is forecasting this week that it will nearly double shipments of the svelte, low-cost machines in the second quarter. Shipments will rise to between 1.2 million to 1.3 million units, the company says, and it expects to move a whopping 5 million units this year. Can we expect the Linux versions to stick around?

Is Linux now a slave to corporate masters?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Does it matter who pays the salaries of Linux kernel developers? If so, how much, and in what ways? Guess which one has been getting the most attention?

Why Linux continues to languish

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: There's an interesting comparison on CNN Money between the Apple MacBook Air, the Everex Cloudbook, and the Sony VAIO Tz 298N. Cost wise the Sony was at the top at nearly 4 grand, while the Everex nailed the low end at $400.

Review: Hackett and Bankwell Issue #1

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Linux

newlinuxuser.com: I was lucky to have received my copy of Hackett and Bankwell Issue 1 this week. I saw that there’s a huge penguin on the cover. Yay! Hooray for penguins! Big Grin It’s an interesting way to study using Linux especially Ubuntu.

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