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Some reflections on Linux and its community

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Linux Over the past weekend, I spent most of my time playing around with OpenSUSE and Ubuntu in an attempt to reintroduce myself into the wide world of Linux.

Brightside extends GNOME window manager

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Software Brightside is a small utility for extending the functionality of Metacity, the default window manager for the GNOME desktop. Now at version 1.4.0, it currently offers two mutually exclusive functions: corner actions that are activated when the mouse cursor moves to one of the desktop's corners, and scrolling with the mouse between desktops.

French tempted with €199 Eee PC HSDPA bundle

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Hardware French ordinateuristes can now buy Asus' elfin Eee PC with integrated HSDPA 3G, courtesy of local carrier SFR.

Linux Journal's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards

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Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards offer the opportunity for readers to vote for their Linux and Open Source favorites. Polls will be open through February 14th. Winners will be prominently featured in an upcoming issue of Linux Journal.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 236

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux in Vietnam

  • News: Gentoo discusses Foundation issues, Mandriva launches Manbo Labs, openSUSE unveils new installer, Ubuntu delivers desktop course, Geubuntu becomes OpenGEU
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 6.3, Scientific Linux 5.1
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Beta 1, Dreamlinux 3.0
  • New distributions: iloog, VAFEO, XtreemOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

IBM, Google quietly supporting OOXML?

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Mary Jo Foley: In spite of their public opposition to Microsoft’s attempt to get the ISO standardization nod for its Office Open XML (OOXML) document format, IBM and Google quietly are supporting OOXML.

First XO laptop in Nepal through Simply Give program

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olpcnepal.blogspot: Simply Give donation program has brought the first XO Laptop to Nepal. The lucky one is Prajesh Dulal. Jane Smith (USA) has contributed the laptop. Today he came to OLPC Nepal office for learning how to use this beautiful machine.

Also: impressions of an xo laptop

Cloning a Debian Etch system for redundency

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HowTos I am responsible for a production web server that is very critical to our clients and the bread and butter of our company. We have collocated the server, for reliability of power, A/C and Internet connectivity as well as cost effective high bandwidth. Here we'll describe how to make that more redundant with the configuration, identical, machine.

Play Flash and Quicktime files in Ubuntu

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HowTos I'm starting to wonder if anything about Linux is going to be easy. But I remain undaunted in my efforts to use Ubuntu 7.10, or Gutsy Gibbon, to accomplish the same computing tasks I use Windows for. Now that I've got Flash and Quicktime working in Ubuntu, I feel like I'm nearly there.

No FOSS please, we’re Microsoft: checking out the .NET source code license

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iTWire: Since early this decade, Microsoft has been promoting their software framework, the .NET platform and its associated libraries. Now up to incarnation v3.5, Windows developers worldwide have rejoiced at the framework source code finally being made available. Yet, does this reflect any trend towards open source by the Redmond giant? How generous is the license and what does it mean?

Gentoo: Linux for Men!

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prismatic.wordpress: Windows is an operating system for babies. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for normal people. Unfortunately, it’s a little difficult to hack when it doesn’t work at all!

Linux security guru joins Microsoft

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Microsoft Crispin Cowan, the Linux security expert behind StackGard, the Immunix Linux distro and AppArmor, has joined the Windows security team.

Exploring /bin - Part 3 - RCP through Unlink

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raiden's realm: Welcome to the third and final segment of this short series. Today we'll be looking at the last set of commands in the /bin folder and what they can do for you. So let's dive right in and have a look at what's available to you.

KDE 4.0 Review

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KDE KDE 4.0 was officially released last week after extensive development. The long-awaited 4.0 release ushers in a new era for the popular open-source desktop environment and adds many intriguing new features and technologies.

Govt agencies view open source as positive: survey

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OSS The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has released a summary of the findings of its investigations into the use of free and open source software (FOSS) within federal government agencies indicating most expect to increase its use over the next five years.

Top 5 best (free) open source games

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Gaming Don't waste your money on expensive commercial games when you can play for free. presents its selection of the most addictive, fun and refined Open Source games for January 2008.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 21 January 2008

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The inaugural issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: Planet Gentoo roundup, updates on the ATI driver, event announcements and more!

Writing a thesis with LaTeX

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HowTos A dissertation is composed of two elements: the content and the form. The author is certainly the person best qualified to speak about the content. We, however, will focus on the form. We are going to see how to get a fine composition with low time expenditure using LaTeX.

ET: Quake Wars Threaded Renderer

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phoronix: Accompanied by an updated Windows release, last week id Software had released its Enemy Territory: Quake Wars v1.4 update for Linux. We have previously shared most of the details surrounding this major ET: Quake Wars update with the same changes as the Windows build. One of the most interesting features, however, is the new threaded renderer for improved multi-core performance.

FreeBSD 7 will be revolutionary

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pinderkent.blogsavy: A few weeks back, at the end of December, FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 was released. FreeBSD 7 will no doubt prove to be quite revolutionary. For one thing, this will be the first major FreeBSD release in a number of years. FreeBSD 6.0 was released in November of 2005, so there has been quite some time for the development of FreeBSD 7 to take place.

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