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Top New Slogans For Microsoft Windows Vista

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Humor
  • Vista: We Ain't Done Til The iPods Won't Run

  • Windows Vista - Duh! We Had To Tell The Stockholders Something
  • Finally We Can Bring You The Blue Screen Of Death In 1080p

Playing with the Latest Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

Decided to throw Feisty Fawn, codename for the latest Ubuntu onto the second hard drive on my main windows box today, just to shake things up. Booted up fine, but there were a couple of moments of "WTF?"

Rebuttal of Mandriva Linux 2007.1 "Spring" Beta 1

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MDV

It's time for Béranger to refute the just released Mandriva Linux 2007.1 "Spring" Beta 1. I downloaded both the KDE and the GNOME One CDs.

OLPC Display

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OLPC

The most unique thing about the current OLPC is the display technology. Unfortunately, I know very little about it. I wrote a little description of it for a friend which I've reproduced here.

gajim on ubuntu

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Software

Gajim is a free software, instant messaging client for the Jabber (XMPP) protocol which uses the GTK+ toolkit. It runs on GNU/Linux, BSD and Windows.

Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse

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Reviews

Recently Razer has been quick to push new products to market with not much time going by until a new gaming peripheral is out. What we are looking at today is the Razer DeathAdder. In this review, we will tell you whether this new gaming mouse can perform as well as the Razer Copperhead and Krait under Linux.

Virgin America's Airbus A320 with Red in-flight entertainment

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Linux

Not-yet-airborne Virgin America invited us to check out the way-decked Airbus A320 with Red prototype in-flight entertainment system that's parked at SFO right now. They definitely weren't kidding when they said it's got it all: movies on demand, pervasive music playlists, in-seat messaging with a QWERTY controller, touchscreen Linux consoles with games, the works.

ISO won't fast-track MS OOXML consideration

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OSS

OpenDocument format was approved as an ISO standard in May 2006. This was important for the free software community because there are free software applications for reading and writing OpenDocument files. More recently, Microsoft requested that their format approved by a "fast-track" procedure.

OpenSUSE: Installing And Running Looking Glass 3D

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HowTos

Project Looking Glass 3D, or LG3D for short, is a revolutionary method of user interaction with their computers - a 3D Desktop actually. This method allows users to utilize 3D capabilities of their computers, resulting in having a stunning 3D environment and more user-friendly touch. This article is going to describe how-to setup and work with LG3D.

Q&A: Nicholas Negroponte talks about his cause

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Interviews

Nicholas Negroponte took some time recently for an e-mail interview with Mercury News Columnist Dean Takahashi about his low-cost laptop project.

Sharing Ubuntu Desktop Using Remote Desktop

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HowTos

vino is VNC server for GNOME.VNC is a protocol that allows remote display of a user's desktop. This package provides a VNC server that integrates with GNOME, allowing you to export your running desktop to another computer for remote use or diagnosis.

A multiple-language kiosk for Linux

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HowTos

Linux is great for one thing: it supports multiple language on the desktop. If you plan to offer a kiosk mode supporting many languages, Linux becomes a good choice.

SCALE 5x: Women in Open Source

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OSS

Today the Southern California Linux Exposition's fifth iteration kicked off with all-day mini-conferences on free and open source software in the health care industry and women in the free/open source software community. Since the sessions on women seemed to be the less popular, least business-friendly, and most interesting of the two subjects, that was the series I decided to sit in on. It was a life-changing experience for all who attended.

Five X Windows Background Hacks You Probably Didn't Know

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HowTos

Every now and then I stumble upon a nifty little desktop background hack, and after noting them down for a few months, discovered I had enough to make a blog post.

Most popular GNU/Linux, Unix forums

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Linux

One of the best ways of growing a strong community now a days is to start a forum. There are a plethora of forums for Unix and Linux and new ones are coming up all the time. Out of all these, a small section of them have risen to the top by virtue of their dedication and some good luck.

Ubuntu & Linspire - So Who Else is Keeping Tabs?

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Linux

So Ubuntu and Linspire have declared their intention to work together toward their common goal of making Linux Universal. Here are some thoughts.

More details on Firefox 3 planned features

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Moz/FF

During this and last week Mozilla developers and drivers had a run of meetings to discuss Product Requirement, Document released some weeks ago. Requirements have been shuffled, some added, some removed and most, better defined.

Analysis: the future of operating systems

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OS

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has said that the company "won't ever take five years to develop another version of Windows". Apple's Leopard revision of OS X, due out in early 2007, will make incremental improvements to the Mac OS. And on the Linux front, the XGL and Compiz windowing systems may outdo OS X's Aqua interface in sheer awe factor.

Easy cross platform file transfer: a short Hybrid Share review

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Software

Hybrid Share is a Mono application dedicated to easy client-to-client file transfer cross the different platforms. It aims to end the current IM file transfer “Insatisfaction” of normal clients like Gaim and Kopete via the usage of P2P technologies.

beryl: usability

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HowTos

Beryl has a couple of great plugins for organising applications that have a proliferation of little windows like the gimp or kopete, or if you want to group windows associated with a project you are working on. Howto enhance your workflow with beryl's zoom and scale plugins.

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