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Best GNU/Linux Desktops Of 2008

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Linux

cyber-geeks.net: Here i have got some awesome desktop views of various linux editions. So i thought it would be a better idea to publish all these under the title "Best GNU/linux desktops of 2008."

OpenSUSE Linux 11.0, MacOS X Leopard, and Windows Vista

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OS

suseblog.com: I thought I’d take on the challenge of doing a triple-boot setup on my laptop. Windows Vista, MacOS X Leopard, and OpenSUSE 11.0 all on the same non-Mac machine. A machine much like my Dell Inspiron E1705.

Interview: JOLIE and Service-Oriented Computing Explained

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Interviews

dot.kde.org: During Akademy 2008, we sat down with Fabrizio Montesi who's working on JOLIE integration in KDE (and Plasma in particular). He explained the mechanics of the technology and what it can do for KDE.

odds & ends

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Linux
  • mrxvt: Fast, light multitabbed terminal emulator

  • Dangerous Linux Feature?
  • The Amazing Artwork of Fedora 10
  • Lightweight GNU/Linux web browsers
  • Linux Foundation to host End User Collaboration Summit
  • How to install and Configure Hamachi in Ubuntu

How to Perfectly Kill a Perfect Distribution

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PCLOS

lazytechguy.com: PCLinuxOS was the perfect distribution in 2007. It had all the bells and whistles to be an excellent Windows XP alternative. However, this is 2008 and almost end of 2008. A lot has changed since then.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 37

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SUSE

Issue #37 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: Hack Week III Judging, Novell OpenPR Blog: Zonker Blogs, and Board election.

Reject Closed Source Mathematical and Scientific Programs

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OSS

kdubois.net: The modern scientific and mathematical community relies heavily on mathematical software for research and computations of pretty much everything. Unfortunately, from what I’ve seen, most of these tools seem to be closed source.

New startups explore new niches for open source

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OSS

Matt Asay: Over the weekend two new open-source startups caught my eye (and my inbox): OrecX and Transverse. The first is notable for its demonstration that open source is ready for niche applications. The second? Well, the second is notable because after reading through its website I still have no idea what it does.

Playing Windows Games on Linux: What are your options

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Gaming

blogs.howtogeek.com: If you're a gamer or a recent linux switcher you probably think you can't play Windows games on your linux box - or that they will run very slow and crash because they are emulating the Windows DirectX API. That's not the case anymore.

Mombuntu - Ubuntu For Your Mom

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Ubuntu

helpforlinux.blogspot: You might be wondering why I am suggesting an Linux distro for your mom. Well Linux is no longer the stronghold of geeks. Distros like Ubuntu have made using Linux as simple as using Windows.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Resetting the root password on Ubuntu Linux

  • Firefox 3: Getting rid of the drop-downs
  • /etc/grub.conf explained
  • Photo KDE Tutorial 1-4: Brightness/Contrast/Gamma + Hue/Saturation/Lightness
  • Puppet - Centralised configuration management for networks
  • HOW TO: Remove the annoying KDE error when unmounting usb device
  • Ksensors: An Application To Monitor Your Computer’s Temperature

Dell Mini 9....

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Just talk

So, September the 4th saw the launch of the new Dell Mini 9 PC, which I placed and order on Dells website, paid my money, and even had a dell official call me at work, to check m Work address was where i wanted the device delivered to.. All very good service, and its at this point, over here in the UK, I see problems occuing.

10 Fine-looking Icon Sets for KDE Desktop

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KDE

junauza.com: Since plenty of you love our collection of icon sets for Ubuntu/GNOME Desktop, I'll be sharing to you all yet another set of my favorite desktop icons. This time, I'll try to cheer up some KDE.

2000 Caldera-Microsoft Settlement Surfaces in Novell v. Microsoft Antitrust Lawsuit

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Legal

groklaw.net: The Novell/Canopy/Caldera/DR DOS story continues, and Novell and Microsoft are in the middle of it all, battling in discovery in the Novell v. Microsoft antitrust litigation -- that is the litigation over WordPerfect currently before the US District Court in Maryland in pretrial discovery.

openSUSE Board Election Comments

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The first openSUSE board has been appointed a year ago and now the elections are starting. We have formed an election committee that is organising it.

Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 5 Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Delayed one day, the fifth alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, was made available a few hours ago and, as usual, we intend to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes.

X.Org 7.4 Release Planned For Sep 10

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Software

phoronix.com: Mesa 7.1 was released near the end of August and X Server 1.5.0 was released just earlier this week, but the release of X.Org 7.4 consisting of all the latest X packages has yet to make it out the door.

Rising costs prompt Naukri to go for Linux

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Linux

sify.com: Red Hat is the recognised brand and it is the flavour of Linux that has worked well for us. We have been able to roll out services and products in line with our innovation credo.

Ubuntu 8.10 gets closer

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com.au: The Ubuntu project has made available an advance testing version of its popular Linux distribution, with the full 8.10, 'Intrepid Ibex' release scheduled to be released in October.

Firefox 3 Alpha 2 reviewed

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Mozilla has released the second alpha of Shiretoko, the development codename of Firefox 3.1. Alpha 2 brings a handful of improvements and new features that help advance the web to a more open, standards based stage, while tweaking the user experience.

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OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability

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It sometimes seems as though barely a week can go by without yet another major software-related hardware vulnerability story. As manufacturers grapple with the demands of no longer building simple appliances but instead supplying them containing software that may expose itself to the world over the Internet, we see devices shipped with insecure firmware and little care for its support or updating after the sale. The French government have a proposal to address this problem that may be of interest to our community, to make manufacturers liable for the security of a product while it is on the market, and with the possibility of requiring its software to be made open-source at end-of-life. In the first instance it can only be a good thing for device security to be put at the top of a manufacturer’s agenda, and in the second the ready availability of source code would present reverse engineers with a bonanza. Read more

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