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Xubuntu 8.10 - Review

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Ubuntu

linuxblogonline.org: Well, in keeping with my need for speed and my love of the Xfce desktop, my next partition filler is Xubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

today's odds & ends

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News
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #120

  • FLOSS Weekly 49: XMPP
  • Fixing Fedora 10 Linux - Root login in GUI
  • QuickQuote for Thunderbird
  • NVClock Needs GeForce 8/9 Help
  • Fix for video problem on the Dell Latitude C600/C500
  • openSUSE Build Service KDE:KDE4:* Repository Changes
  • Beyond Wubi…
  • weather the recession with Linux and Open Source models
  • Fashion Your Firefox released
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 10
  • International Open Source Comunity focus on China
  • Testing “Scratch” - the easy programming language

Woohoo! Prey Linux Retail Client Released

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Back in October Ryan Gordon surprised the Linux community by releasing a Linux game demo of Prey two-years after the game began shipping on Windows. This afternoon Ryan has now released the binaries that allow the retail game to be used on Linux.

OpenSolaris tackles Ubuntu dominance

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OS

zdnet.com.au: Sun has crafted the second release of OpenSolaris with a number of improvements in an attempt to make it more competitive with desktop-orientated Linux distributions such as Canonical's Ubuntu.

The Cost of Free

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OOo

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: Furious! This describes the response of a portion of the Dutch free and open source afficionados when hearing about the idea that OpenOffice.org might get advertisements as part of the binary package.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add Sudo to Your Last Bash Command With “!!” Syntax

  • Ubuntu Ibex Wireless and RT61PCI
  • Installing ZFS and setting up a Raid-Z array on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu How To
  • Wine applications go into Other menu instead of Wine
  • Start X Painlessly
  • Upgrade / Downgrade your Dell Bios On Ubuntu
  • New mail notification with Procmail
  • Change the Week Start Day in Ubuntu
  • Long "which" command form
  • How to Use an AT&T Ericsson F3507g Card on Ubuntu Intrepid

Playing With CrunchBang Linux

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Linux

bobbo.me.uk: CrunchBang Linux is a new(ish) Ubuntu derivative designed to offer a “good balance of speed and functionality”. Its first release was based on Hardy in April and has just been updated for Intrepid. Installation was … interesting, to say the least.

Novell and what they bring to the party

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SUSE

bushweed.blogspot: It's almost time for another openSUSE release, and I'm sure there will be many articles written about it in the near future. But what about the company behind the SUSE logo? Novell get a lot of bad press, but do they really deserve it?

10 Things Songbird Does That iTunes Can’t

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Software

Songbird turned 1.0 this week, and aims to do to iTunes what Firefox did to Internet Explorer. That is, it aims to take the basic design of something closed and proprietary, and turn it into something open and extensible and fun. Songbird aims to give the power back to the people.

Checking out the neighbors

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Linux

meandubuntu.wordpress: I thought I might spend some time checking out some other distros. I’d like to get a more rounded picture of the “GNUniverse” and get a feel for what some of the other distros offer. I’m listing them in the order I tried them.

Revival of your favourite admin-tool

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Software

alediaferia.wordpress: Times ago metellius posted this “Idea of the week: Universal config file user interface” and among the comments someone talked about the good old KConfigEditor.

Viewing text files

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Software

easierbuntu.blogspot: One of the central philosophies behind Unix, which Linux has inherited from it, is that configuration files should be plain text. For this reason, Linux has a lot of incredibly powerful tools to enable you to manipulate text files. I'm going to go through several that you can use to view text files from the command line.

Is Symbian any good?

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: In all the talk about Nokia acquiring Symbian, setting up a foundation to support it and scouring the world for sales, one key question remains unanswered. Is the software any good?

Ubuntu 9.04 Home Encryption Performance

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: One of the exciting features that is being worked on for Ubuntu 9.04 is encrypted home directories. At the request of Canonical, we have carried out a few benchmarks showing what effect the Ubuntu 9.04 home encryption feature has on the system's overall performance.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 49

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #49 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Andreas Jaeger: openSUSE 11.1 Goes RC2, Joe Brockmeier: Mounting remote directories using FUSE and sshfs on openSUSE, and Henne Vogelsang: What’s Working Well and What To Do With It.

Why the IBM Linux desktop will fail

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Linux

itwire.com: If one was to believe IBM, the days of the Microsoft desktop are numbered, soon to be cut short by a combination of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux, IBM's Lotus range of office applications and a virtual desktop from Virtual Bridges. The trouble is IBM's solution is nothing new and addresses none of the issues associated with moving away from Microsoft.

Get your feet wet before taking the Linux plunge

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Linux

newsday.com: I recently promised you a strategy for a long-term exploration and transition to Linux and Open Source. This plan is for home use; organizational Linux is another issue. You also can follow this strategy to get some idea of how well a netbook will work before shelling out big bucks.

PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2 Thoughts and Screenshots

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PCLOS

benkevan.com/blog: With all the ranting and raving of PCLinuxOS 2007 I decided to give PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta 2 a shot. I started by downloading and launching the Live CD in a virtual machine.

Phoronix Benchmarking.. Statistically Significant?

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Linux

kev009.com: Phoronix has been cranking out a slew of benchmarks recently, pitting various different Linux distros against each other and even different operating systems with their own automated test suite. What I would like to know is… are they bullshit?

gcompris: educational suite for children

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Software

debaday.debian.net: As a parent, have you ever wondered if kids can use FOSS to have fun and learn at the same time? As a teacher, have you ever wondered how to teach using a computer and FOSS tools? The answer is gcompris.

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Graphics: Intel and Mesa 18.1 RC1 Released

  • Intel 2018Q1 Graphics Stack Recipe
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