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The Gutsy Experience

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Ubuntu

blog.lxpages.com: This article is about Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) and let me tell you all my beloved readers. I’m impressed! Not only was I impressed with the painless installation and setup but I was also pleased with how much quicker the boot up process was!

Ten Firefox extensions to keep your browsing private and secure

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Most people lock their doors and windows, use a paper shredder to protect themselves from identity theft, and install antivirus software on their computers. Yet they routinely surf the Internet without giving a second thought to whether their browser is secure and their personal information safe.

Also: Acid2 Test - Firefox 3 Beta 1 vs Phoenix 0.1, Firebird 0.6 and Firefox 2

Is this the greatest laptop ever made?

thesun.co.uk: IT'S not often I get so excited about a gadget delivery that I keep my eyes peeled for the postman. But when I heard an ASUS EEE PC was on the way, I was desperate to get my hands on it and start tapping away.

A California city rebuilds network using all open source software

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OSS

networkworld.com: When the city of Madera, Calif., needed a new voice system, it turned to open source technology -- not just for the IP telephony but for an entire network-infrastructure overhaul and loads of other functions.

GNOME and Novell: The FUD Stops Here

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SUSE

perkypants.org: As a result of some confusion (and sadly, some very active, ugly and offensive muck-raking) in various sections of the community recently, I thought it might be interesting to do a review of GNOME’s relationship with Novell and some of the people involved in that relationship.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Howto: 3 Easy Install Steps of Microsoft Fonts in Fedora 8

  • Manipulate process priority with nice
  • Livna Repository on Fedora 8
  • Linux: Resetting a user’s password
  • gOS on Walmart PC, try it out yourself
  • Skype 2 ( Beta ) On OpenSUSE
  • Using regular expressions in OpenOffice Calc filters
  • Installing the Ubuntu Studio Theme
  • Supercat Text Colorizer
  • Vim tip - showing line numbers

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 230

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Linux Mint 4.0

  • News: RoFreeSBIE and TrueBSD live DVDs, new openSUSE one-click packages, KDE 4 expectations, one year of sidux, Linux Mint "Fedora" edition
  • Released last week: sidux 2007-04, Pardus Linux 2007.3
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 1
  • Site news: On DistroWatch release announcements
  • New distributions: Minibuntu, Ultumix
  • Reader comments

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

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 5

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 5 of our Linux Media Player Roundup! Today we'll be going over several more media players for you to consider.

The top 10 consumer open source projects

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Our Crave blog has compiled a list of the top 10 open source projects for consumers, and while their list covers 11 Web pages here’s the whole thing, Letterman-style.

Why KDE4 (might) suck!

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KDE

budlite.blogspot: I've been a kde user for very long time, since from before version 3.0. I have been anticipating kde 4.0, the next major release since 3.0 I suppose. But it seems that is just its problem! Its too much of a major release to be pushing out in such a hurry.

Watching (copy-right protected) DVD’s on Ubuntu Gutsy…

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HowTos

readthisaloud.wordpress: Were you shocked as well when you found out that your Ubuntu (in my case Kubuntu Gutsy 7.10) wouldn’t playback DVD’s that you’ve LEGALLY purchased in shops or through Amazon?

Canonical launches Ubuntu Linux developers service

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Ubuntu

computerworld: A new software development collaborative service for Ubuntu Linux is being launched today to give developers a consolidated arena to build code for Ubuntu on the desktop, server and for mobile applications.

Real answers to the question “Can you run your business on Linux and open source?”

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OSS

itwire.com: A friend said to me recently that “Firefox is for the home, Internet Explorer is for the office.” His comments reflect commonly found stigma and fears that free and open source software – and Linux too – are not suitable for a business environment. Let me set the record straight.

A Quick Look at the gOS Operating System

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Linux

justuber.com: Given the explosive arrival of Linux into the consumer desktop market, I thought it’d be interesting to check out the operating system at the heart of the best selling Walmart Linux PC. Let me introduce you to gOS.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon: A Quick Look

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Ubuntu

justanothertechblog.blogspot: I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know that I enjoyed the days off of school, and thankfully having nothing better to do than finally install the latest Ubuntu: 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon." So onwards now, lets see how it fared:

Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008

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Linux
Interviews

informationweek.com: The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.

Review of the Everex TC2502 Green gPC

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Linux
Hardware

lightandmatter.com: It was time to buy my daughter a cheap Linux system to be used for schoolwork and playing flash games — well, mostly for playing flash games. I decided to buy the new Everex TC2502 Green gPC being sold at WalMart. Er, supposedly being sold at WalMart.

Goodbye GnomeVFS, Hello GIO/GVFS

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Software

fosswire.com: Way back in June, Peter discussed KIO, KDE’s backend system that applications can use to read and write virtually anywhere. GNOME, with GnomeVFS, provides similar functionality, though admittedly it is lacking in several areas.

From XP to Fedora 7 With Ease

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OS

Jack Wallen: The day after Thanksgiving I was asked by my boss if I would be willing to go to his house and do something about his computer. The computer (a fairly nice piece of hardware) had come to a near stop. The machine was taking up to ten minutes to boot and the applications were practically unusable.

Microsoft FUDwatch: Windows vs. Linux security

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OS

Matt Asay: It's been at least a week since the last bout of Microsoft FUD hit the wires, so I guess it was time for a new wave. Today's FUD comes from an article Microsoft released on how its security compares with that of Linux. It should come as no surprise that Windows comes off as the Second Coming while Linux is left on the wrong side of Acheron.

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LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
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