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The Innovation Game

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OSS

TuxDeluxe: Innovation is a weasel word. It used to earn an honest living, but now it's been hijacked by marketing people for dishonest purposes. It's now in the same category as "rich". Does anyone now hear the words "rich user experience" or "rich client" without thinking of a bloated, Windows-only client that doesn't use open or standard protocols ?

On Education, Innovation, OLPC, And Open-Source

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OLPC

daveshields.wordpress: I used one of the new OLPC machines last week while attending the K12 Open Minds Conference for 2007 (k12openminds07) that was held last week in Indianapolis, Indiana. While I used the machine for only a few minutes, I came away very impressed by it, in part because of my recent thinking about the growing importance of open-source to education, and the shared sense of adventure and hope that I found at the conference.

deborphan: find packages you don’t want

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Software

DPotD: If you’ve been reading debaday for a while, chances are you now have a heap of packages installed that you’ve tried out, some of which you want to keep installed, and some of which you have forgotten. Those forgotten packages can cost you. deborphan can find packages you don’t want.

FSF to host online GPLv3 pow-wow

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OSS

linuxdevices: What's up with GPLv3? Hoping to clear up both confusion and FUD, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) Compliance Lab will hold a public Q&A session on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 2 PM (ET).

An Interview With Larry Kettler President And CEO Of Linspire

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Interviews

bloggernews.net: For those of you not familiar with Linspire it is a distribution of the Linux Operating System. But it has one very important distinction from the rest, it is aimed at the end user who has little or no Linux experience. I took Linspire out for a test drive last week, and I have nothing but great things to say about it. I had the opportunity to talk with Larry Kettler, President and CEO of Linspire about his product.

Linux development: too fast, too furious?

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Linux

matt asay: Is Linux pushing the envelope a bit too far, too fast? That's the question posed by Charlie Babcock's interesting article on the pace and scope of Linux development. Not at all.

Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 is released

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress.com: Great news from the dev team as Compiz Fusion 0.6.0, based on Compiz-Core has been released after fixing many bugs and adding a ton of new features.

KDE 4 Progress

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: It has been a fun week. I'm pretty much convinced now that we are on track with KDE 4. There certainly still is some way ahead, but we are getting there. This will be an exciting release. Of course I'm writing this blog entry on a KDE 4 desktop.

Another Day Another Distro – Part 3 – Mandriva One 2008

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MDV

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: On Wednesday of this week I wiped openSUSE off my machine and decided to try Mandriva 2008 next. I used to Mandrake a lot a few years back before it became Mandriva and even paid to join their Club but never felt like I got value for my money. 2006 was the last version of this distro I used and I was anxious to see what had changed:

Also: Another Day Another Distro – Part 2 – OpenSUSE 10.3

other ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 7.10 ... OS X Leopard ... Must I Choose?

  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon VPS now available
  • Novell Should Be Very Afraid of Canonical With its Ubuntu Distribution
  • Upgrading to Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy"

  • Dell to ship 7.10 soon
  • Gettin’ Ubuntu Up
  • My 1 hour with Xubuntu 7.10
  • Want help installing Ubuntu?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • use time tool as simple benchmark tool

  • Install and Enable Restricted Drivers in Ubuntu
  • Speed up Amarok with MySQL
  • How To Upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 7.10 on Ubuntu Server
  • Turning Ubuntu into Kubuntu or Xubuntu
  • Easily View Source of Included Files in Firefox

kde4 perfectly usable

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KDE

bjacob.livejournal: I am now running a full KDE4 session, from a svn checkout from yesterday. That's 10+ days after the tagging of beta3, and at the current pace of bugfixing, this means a lot of improvements.

Dual Boot in DELL XPS M1330 with Windows Vista, Ubuntu and Dell MediaDirect 3.3

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Ubuntu

linuxevangelist.blogspot: If you are in the category trying ambitiously to setup your newly bought DELL XPS M1330 laptop for dual boot with GNU/Linux and ended up screwing up everything and finally Dell MediaDirect stopped working and don't know what to do, probably you've come to the right place, but you have to be ready for one fresh installation.

Also: Download or Upgrade Ubuntu at highest speed

ET: Quake Wars - NVIDIA Performance

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Gaming

phoronix: The Linux client for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars was released yesterday, but can you expect this Linux-native game to run with your existing hardware? In addition to this first person shooter being very multi-core friendly, it does require more graphical horsepower than any current Linux game.

Where does Linux go from here?

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linux.com: Linux is now mainstream -- so mainstream, in fact, that two of the top three Linux distributions are commercially successful operations, and the third aims to be. Every day, more and more old-school IT firms shake off their initial doubts, get in line behind their customers, and try Linux and other free software projects. In the face of such success, will Linux remain true to its free software ideals and to the community which created it?

Maintaining Out of Tree Drivers

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kernelTRAP: I'm trying to keep some external drivers up to date with the kernel, and the first two weeks after the release is the worst time for me. There is no way to distinguish the current git kernel from the latest release. It's only after rc1 is released that I can use the preprocessor to check LINUX_VERSION_CODE.

Also: Balancing Real Time Threads

Solving choppy sound and audio stutter in VMware

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HowTos

Rudd-O: VMware (Workstation or Player) under Linux tends to stutter and produce choppy audio when running a Windows XP virtual machine. Here’s what I did to kill those problems (yes, I can even use Steinberg Nuendo now!):

Linux and Me 4: Zaurus’, Media Boxes, and Puppy Linux.

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carsonspost.wordpress: This post will look at less obvious implementations of Linux, and what happens when a community works together to fill a need.

Are You 'Gutsy' Enough to Replace Your OS with Linux?

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PCWorld: One thing is clear with new Linux distros such as Ubuntu's just-released "Gutsy Gibbon", or version 7.10, and openSUSE's 10.3, nipping at Windows' and Mac OS X's heels: The desktop OS is at a crossroads.

Linux Projects' Best Kept Secret

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Web
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On-Disk.com gives developers and projects an outlet for cdrom and DVD disk distribution while also allowing them to earn some much needed resources to further their work. Webpath Technologies, the parent company of On-Disk.com, is proud and excited to report that they have paid out over 21,000 USD to Linux and software projects.

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