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A PC Without Microsoft: Welcome to the World of Linux

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Linux

To say a computer runs Windows may sound to you as obvious as saying a car has wheels. You may not be aware of it, but your computer can look totally different, and feel totally different. Ok so you have an uncle that runs an Apple Computer. He's a bit weird, that guy, isnt he? But there is more than just Apple and Microsoft.

A visual timeline of the Microsoft-Novell controversy

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SUSE

Following the recent deal between Microsoft and Novell, prominent industry figures and numerous members of the open source community have expressed criticism and concerns. As the controversy has unfolded, the debate has become increasingly antagonistic and confrontational. Are you having trouble following the controversy? Don't worry, you are not alone. [Our] informative visual guide that will illuminate the facts and show you what our favorite confrontational corporate executives are really saying.

Fourth MEPIS 6.0 beta steps up to a 2.6.17 kernel

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Linux

The MEPIS project has released the fourth beta release of version 6.0 of its KDE- and Ubuntu-based SimplyMEPIS-32 and SimplyMEPIS-64 Linux distributions. Beta 4 introduces the 2.6.17-20 kernel, WiFi support improvements, and the ability to run MEPIS live from a USB key.

KDE PIM Annual Meeting Pushes Advanced Design, Enterprise Stability

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KDE

On Friday 14 January 2007, members of the KDE PIM developer group came together for the fifth year in a row in Osnabrück, Germany to review the state of the project. Important topics including Akonadi, KDE PIM maintenance and enterprise usage. A record number of attendees were welcomed into the Intevation office and made at home by Bernhard Reiter, Jan-Oliver Wagner and the rest of the team.

Trying out Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I've recently liberated an old Inspiron 4000 laptop. It's a 700MHz Pentium 3 with 310Mb of memory. So after cleaning the disk it's got 15Gb or so used and plenty of free space. So it seemed like a perfect opportunity to try out Ubuntu and experiment to see how close Linux is to me being able to make the switch.

A closer look at what '$100 laptop' will be

It's an astonishing experiment: Design a cool computer, unlike anything on the market, loaded with innovative features. Manufacture it for not much more than $100 apiece, persuade government officials in developing countries to buy millions of them, and hand them to schoolchildren. Then stand back and see if you've done what you hoped – created a revolution in the way kids learn.

PCLinuxOS 2007 Final Delayed

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PCLOS

Due to numerous issues brought to light by our first test release we will not be releasing PCLinuxOS 2007 final at the end of the month.

KDE 3.5.6 Release for Kubuntu 6.10

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KDE
Ubuntu

KDE programmers are at it again. They have released an update for KDE-stable to 3.5.6. Of course being that Kubuntu is cutting edge, there are new packages ready for your pleasure.

Mandriva 2007 Metisse Edition

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MDV

I’ve tried out Mandriva 2007 Metisse Edition and have discovered a few things which I would like to share. However, in my opinion, it’s still not ready for prime time: there are still a good number of bugs which need to be fixed.

Windows games in Linux

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Reviews

Sure, for Linux there’s free games like Frozen Bubble, Tux Racer, FreeCiv etc., but the big commercial titles are rarely released for Linux. The company TransGaming Technologies tries to fill out this need for commercial Windows-games by having created an application which makes it possible to play such games without official Linux-support regardless.

Nouveau: glxgears on NV4x

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Software

Since our Nouveau: A First Look article last month, new developments continue to come out of the Nouveau camp. Among the changes in the past month is glxgears now working on NVIDIA NV4x hardware, the pledge drive now being completed, and the Fedora Project announcing its intent for including Nouveau in the upcoming Fedora 7 release.

Interview: Maciej Delmanowski, FVWM-Crystal

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Interviews

FVWM-Crystal aims to create an easy to use, eye-candy but also powerful desktop environment for Linux or other Unix-like operating systems. I wanted to meet the developer, Maciej Delmanowski, in order to find out more interesting stuff and secrets about his project.

China gets into the FOSS groove

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OSS

If there is mass take-up of free and open source software in any country over the next few years, that country is likely to be China. On the FOSS front, China is quietly making progress.

Epiphany Web Browser: Do I need Firefox Any More?

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Software

This article is a small evaluation of Epiphany web browser and basic comparison with well known Firefox. Epiphany is the web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use.

Halloween Memo I Confirmed and Microsoft's History on Standards

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Microsoft

When Eric Raymond published the first Halloween Memo, "Open Source Software: A (New?) Development Methodology", some wondered if it was authentic. Later, Microsoft sort of confirmed the authenticity in its own style. We need wonder no more.

Today's Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sprint's EVDO Mobile Broadband on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

  • Install Microsoft Core,Windows Truetype,Ubuntu Title,Macintosh Fonts in Ubuntu
  • mgetty
  • Linux User does not exist - weird problem and solution
  • ZSSH, Interactive File Transfer Wrapper for SSH
  • Replacing A Failed Hard Drive In A Software RAID1 Array
  • sauerbraten Open Source fps for Linux
  • Gtypist - terminal based typing tutor
  • How to debug a Shell Script under Linux or UNIX

PCLinuxOS Magazine Extra!

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PCLOS

The PCLinuxOS Magazine Project is pleased to bring you an extra publication for this last week in January that takes a look at PCLinuxOS 2007's first public test release.

Windows Alternative? Try OpenSUSE

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SUSE

Ubuntu and Kubuntu have been two of the largest Linux distributions touting themselves as a “desktop Linux” lately. Today, I installed a different desktop Linux. I installed OpenSUSE on one of my computers. I was bracing myself to have problems with installing OpenSUSE. To my surprise, I didn’t have a single problem.

Executive Interview: Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation director

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Interviews

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and Free Standard Group (FSG) merged on Jan. 21, creating the Linux Foundation, a single entity aiming to take responsibility for Linux standardization, promotion, and protection. LinuxDevices.com wasted no time interviewing Jim Zemlin, the new mega-organization's executive director.

Gwenview II, the return

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Software

I'm not giving up maintainership of Gwenview anymore, in fact it has been decided that Gwenview will move to kdegraphics for KDE4! This is what I call great news! To wet your appetite, here are two mock-ups of what Gwenview 2.0 will probably look like.

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