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Advocating free software in the real world

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Recently, in this column, I spoke about how we can lose our free software choices if we don’t use them. Sticking with that choice is not always easy so how do we get others to make it, particularly in a world where the choice is often made for them. How can we advocate free software in a world where others don’t seem to care?

Flock 1.1 offers nectar for social butterflies

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linux.com: When we looked at Flock 0.9 last year, the social Web browser showed a lot of potential. Now that it's over the 1.0 hump, the Flock team has made good on the application's promise. Maybe too good -- while Flock serves up a lot of content on a single page, you practically need super-powers to take it all in.

Installing Ubuntu On Laptops: My Experience

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu.wordpress: Installing Ubuntu Linux onto a laptop ranges from simple to challenging, depending on the hardware you choose. What is that experience like? Here is how it went for me and where I found the support to do it.

What a Linux Mobile Device Needs

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: With the coming Linux powered devices, there are some things that I think are necessary for success. Hardware, system, and price all play a role in the overall success of a device.

Linux! Evil! MWAH HA HA HA HA!!!

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I'll admit that I'm not a Marvel Comics fan (color me Vertigo), but this one's got me genuinely stumped: Iron Man is fighting the dark forces of Linux. That's direct from the writer's mouth!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux faithful see ray of light shining on client OS

  • Kernel space: Toward better direct I/O scalability
  • HP-UX Powered by Linux Development Tools?
  • The Secret of Open-Source Project Success
  • Live from the Linux Foundation! It's sjvn!
  • Linux and Ipod Video Conversion
  • If Windows Vista Advertisers Were Hired by Canonical…
  • Old laptop and Mepis 7.0: very nice indeed
  • Xfburn and the unbelievable mess in XFCE
  • RadeonHD 1.2 Driver Released
  • Another Red Letter Day For Open Source At ... Microsoft?
  • Support Libre Graphics 2008!
  • Virtual Servers Update: VMware vs. Microsoft vs. Xen

Why I can't get a new laptop

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Linux

dwasifar.com: It's all Linux's fault. All these cool new laptops that have been coming out over the last year or so. I want one. I want them ALL. But I can't have them. Why?

First Look: The GIMP 2.5.0

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GIMP

news.softpedia.com: The GIMP team announced today the first release from the 2.5 development series. It is true that this version is unstable, but a little bird told me to give it a try and see what's it capable of.

KDE 4 in Actual Usage

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KDE

digested.blogspot: I've been building KDE 4 from svn for a while, testing from time to time to see if it could be used. The answer was negative until recently. Most of what I want has stabilized enough to become my working desktop.

You Have To Take Your Hat Off To Red Hat

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  • You Have To Take Your Hat Off To Red Hat

  • Red Hat wrestles with Linux apathy
  • Red Hat leads open source contributions to Linux Kernel
  • Red Hat exec hits back at govt open source shyness

OOXML Drops An ‘O’

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  • OOXML Drops An ‘O’

  • OOXML to harmonise with ODF?
  • OOXML approved by ISO: What next?
  • OOXML ISO aftermath in Poland

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Hidden World of Linux: Follow up Part 1 - NAS

  • Turn on ClearType like Smooth Text in Ubuntu Linux
  • Secure your system with Tripwire
  • How To Restore Grub In Ubuntu
  • KDE4 - How to Install latest development version on your Linux PC, from source code
  • Adjust Volume of Individual Applications with PulseAudio
  • Evolution: Synchronizing My Ipaq
  • ptunnel: send/receive TCP traffic via ICMP reliably
  • Twitter and GNOME integration

Shuttle's New $99 KPC Review

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Linux
Hardware

tomshardware.com: When it's your job to review new PC hardware, it's easy to get caught up in the cutting edge of technology. However, not everyone requires the fastest hardware. It is for these folks that Shuttle introduced the KPC, which stands for "Korporate Personal Computer".

Power Management on Linux, Part 1

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linuxplanet.com: Power management on computers has three parts: selecting devices that are more power-efficient, tuning your systems to run more efficiently, and configuring systems to use less power during periods of inactivity. The first step is finding the power hogs on your systems, so today we'll learn how to measure hardware power usage.

Fixing bugs: how distributions react

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itwire.com: Two weeks from today, the next version of Ubuntu should be available for download; the scheduled release date is April 24. A few significant bugs still remain and it would be interesting to see how one, in particular, is tackled.

Europarlement testing Ubuntu, OpenOffice and Firefox

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ec.europa.eu: The European Parliament's IT department is testing the use of GNU/Linux distribution Ubuntu, OpenOffice, Firefox and other Open Source applications, the British MEP James Nicholson explained last week in a letter to Italian MEP Marco Cappato.

Open source video editing: what we have now and what we need

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linux.com: Watching the evolution of open source tools for video editing and manipulation over the last 10 years has been less than a thrilling experience. But are things about to change for the better in the near future? Can even the people most disenchanted with the current state of affairs feel tempted to regain a spark of hope?

Harvard starts teaching open source

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Matt Asay: It's about time that United States elite academic institutions finally got around to not only using open-source software, but also teaching it. In the April 2008 edition of Harvard Business Review, Harvard gives its MBA students a taste of the decision facing every company that leverages technology as part of its business: Should I embrace or fight open source?

PCLinuxOS Gnome links two worlds

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linux.com: If you're looking for a GNOME desktop for the popular PCLinuxOS (PCLOS), then newly released PCLinuxOS Gnome might be for you.

Will Linux Dominate Ultra-Portable Market?

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thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy was guilty of hyping Windows-based Ultra-Portables from startups like OQO a year ago, but he has drastically changed his thinking about the Ultra-Portable computer market. He thinks current market dynamics greatly favor Linux over Windows in the Ultra-Portable industry. Here’s why.

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