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Linux evolves for mobile phones

BBC: A version of the increasingly popular Linux operating system Ubuntu will be developed for use on net-enabled phones and devices. The Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded project aims to create the open source platform for initial release in October 2007.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

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HowTos

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial shows people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop.

The Tale of the Accidental Upgrade

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bmc blogs: An old friend here at the office was working late, and I was there working on IT360/Linuxworld. He dropped by my designated work area, and we got to talking about Linux. He was asking (in essence) why I like Linux. The reason he was asking was that he had tried to install SUSE as his first Linux.

Exploring the /etc directory: inittab

ITtoolbox blogs: In this series I am going to be travelling around the /etc directory on a linux installation and explaining what some of those cryptically named files do. In these cases I will be using Kubuntu/Ubuntu as an example but the files I will explain will generally be present in all distributions. The first file I will cover is the "inittab" file.

Digital World: Linux's big moment

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the jerusalem post: While Linux is an alternative to Windows, it is not cheap Windows. Linux has its own strengths, and users should want it because of those strengths and not because it's a cheap copy of Windows."

What is stopping SMB adoption of GNU/Linux?

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Free Software Mag: When considering moving a Small to Mid-size Business (SMB) client over to GNU/Linux or talking to someone who is considering the same, there frequently is a “but” somewhere during the process. The hesitation is one that is rarely talked about, or one that I have rarely heard; the lack of specialized applications from Independent Software Vendors.

Promise Kept: Sun Delivers Open Source Java

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Software

internetnews.com: Sun Microsystems today will announce it's released a fully buildable Java Development Kit (JDK) for Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. Sun is planning a formal announcement today at its JavaOne conference in San Francisco.

The State of Ubuntu 7.04 Is Strong

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Reviews
Ubuntu

eWeek: Ubuntu 7.04—also known as Feisty Fawn—shines for its excellent software management tools and large catalog of ready-to-install free software applications.

Lawyer Causes Delay In Hans Reiser Trial

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Reiser

nbc11.com: The trial of computer programmer Hans Reiser on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser was delayed for three weeks today because his lawyer is busy with another case.

Dell's Linux Problem

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Linux

Forbes: Dell became a hero to Linux fans worldwide when it announced last week that it would begin selling PCs loaded with the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft's Windows. But a week later Dell may have blown that good will away.

6 biggest wins for Linux in Q1 2007

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Seopher: I wrote on New Years day that 2006 was not a lost year for Linux and most people happily agreed. It's May now so we've had a third of the year so how has the situation progressed? Well, it's all good news.

Linux Kernel Launches Hardware Management Features

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LinuxPlanet: The 2.6 Linux kernel has been one amazing roller-coaster ride of excellent new features and changes coming faster than you can say "git along now, little patchies." Hardware detection and management, and removable media management are probably the most obvious changes to users.

Extend OpenOffice.org

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LinuxJournal: If you have a nifty macro or a nice Writer template you want to share with other OpenOffice.org users, publishing them on the Web along with detailed installation instructions is probably not the best way to go. Fortunately, OpenOffice.org supports extensions-small installable packages that provide added functionality.

Gentoo Linux 2007.0 released

After several delays, the Gentoo Release Engineering team is proud to announce the release of Gentoo Linux 2007.0, code named "Secret Sauce". This release includes a completely rewritten version of the Gentoo Linux Installer on the AMD64 and x86 LiveCD and LiveDVD images. It also includes GNOME 2.16.2, KDE 3.5.5, Xfce 4.4, Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3, OpenOffice.org 2.1.0, and the 2.6.19 Linux kernel.

KDE Commit-Digest for 6th May 2007

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KDE

dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Atlantik, KFouleggs, Klickety, KPoker, Kenolaba, KAsteroids, KSnake, KSokoban, KJumpingCube and KTron move to playground/games. KDE 3.90.1 (KDE Alpha 1) is tagged to be released.

Create CD / DVD database Labels in OpenOffice.Org under Linux

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HowTos

nixcraft: If you’re serious about music or DVDs, at some point you cross the threshold of having more than you can keep track of easily. The box full of index cards has served its purpose; it’s time to move on to storing information about your CDs and DVDs in a database.

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 6 - Power Control

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: Welcome to part 6 of our series on the KDE 3.5 Control Center. Today we'll be covering the Power Control section of the Control Center. This area is most important to laptop users.

How to kill open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: The use of lawyers to go after open source frontally, with copyright and patents, has not worked, so many in the open source community are under the mistaken impression that the war is over and they won.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Creating template and AutoText extensions

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HowTos

Linux.com: One of the great features of the current version of OpenOffice.org is the support for extensions, which allow you to add to the office suite's functionality. Every day this week we'll look some of the most useful OOo extensions available. Today, we'll look at ways you can improve the way the office suite handles templates and AutoText.

Interview with Michael Meeks of OpenOffice.org

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Interviews
OOo

TuxDelux: On the Novell website, there is a page dedicated to the company's Distinguished Engineers. One of these is Michael Meeks. Daniel James met him just prior to the announcement of the Novell/Microsoft agreement, and opened the interview with his favourite opening question to any free software hacker...

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