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Examining options for Windows 98 users - Part 1

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Linux

As I have said before in my column, one of the biggest misconceptions in the Information Technology (IT) industry is that technology is replaceable. If you do buy a new machine, do you pay the Microsoft Windows tax or do you find a machine on the secondary market and avoid paying the tax to get Linux installed directly.

K3b 0.12.16 released

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Software

It has been quite a while since my last update. I did not have too much time on my hands. But trust me: that will change soon. Smile To ease the waiting for K3b 1.0 here is another bugfix release of the 0.12 series.

Opening Up Windows

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Misc

Former head of M$ development is serving up competition in the form of Web-based applications a la Google or Yahoo!, states may open source parts of code.

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In praise of KANOTIX -- A biased introduction

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Reviews

There are almost too many Linux distros to count, and many live Linux CDs. So what is KANOTIX, and what's so great about it?

FUD Never Changes

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OSS

Hey, it's our old friend FUD making an appearance yet again! Does it work? Apparently Microsoft thinks so, because it's employing it again in the form of comments from chief platform strategist Bill Hilf: "most open-source code is terribly inferior to commercial software code." I mean, c'mon. That's flatly ridiculous.

Setup Your Computer to be a Router

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HowTos

If you have two network cards in your ubuntu computer, it can be a very powerfull router. You can set up basic NAT, do port forwarding, set up a proxy, and even do packet prioritization so your downloads dont interfere with gaming! This guide is made using kubuntu to show that it will work with any version of ubuntu.

Gwenview gets a facelift

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Software

I can't believe it took so long to get this one out. So, here is the new development release of Gwenview: version 1.3.91. Among other things, this new version brings a new UI, support for video and SVG, filter bar, enhanced KPart, and much more.

ubuntu dev summit in paris

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Ubuntu

So this release cycle's Ubuntu Dev Summit has ended. 60 people from the wider Ubuntu community gathered in Paris to draft the next release, Edgy Eft -- and it will be rocking (although probably edgy, as its name says).

Firefox Scores One For World Cup Fans

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Moz/FF

Keeping up with the World Cup can be a pain, especially if you're at work and have to keep one eye peeled for your boss. If you could use a better way to catch the latest scores -- and if you only want soccer results -- drop by Mozilla.org and try out Boris Ruf's Footiefox extension.

KWord 2.0 progress

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KDE

After working on Flake for the last couple of weeks I refocussed on KWord earlier this week. KWord needs an amazing amount of refactors to get the best out of the new features both Qt4 and Flake provide, so this left me with a dilemma on where to start and how to approach this best.

Xandros Server...WOW!

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Reviews

When I first read about XANDROS SERVER, I thought this might be a marriage made in heaven. The Press Release said that this was a Linux based server for System Admins with little or no Linux experience. Mine was a little different. I had Linux experience, however no server or server set-up experience.

Also: Xandros 4 Home Ed. is a breeze to install!

Mdv 2007.0 alpha gnome screenshots

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MDV

The last time we had took a look at Mandriva was back in the Mandrake 9.2 days. Anyhow, with the first Alpha release now out for Mandriva 2007 Alpha, we decided to fire up the GNOME candidate to see how it looks these days.

Tracking bittorrent downloads

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Software

So, you want to get your Linux distribution or open-source program into as many hands as possible without spending a ton of money on servers or bandwidth. What's the answer? Most people already know the solution: BitTorrent. There's only one little problem.

Book covers setting up, using, and hacking Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Hacks, a new volume from O'Reilly Media ($29.99), explains the phenomenon of Ubuntu's popularity, expounds on its use, and offers easy-to-understand "hacks" -- that is, how to tweak it to do exactly what you want.

Ellison Continues to Talk About Oracle Linux Move

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Linux

Ellison said that Oracle could just go and take Linux, and support it better than anyone else and become the "number one distributor. And we may, in fact, do that in the future."

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COMPLETELY LOST in Blender - The untutorial part 1

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Software

Feeling brave, I decide to open up Blender. The 3D drawing tool. I have been meaning to learn how to use this program since it was released under an open license. People talk about how you can do animation with it and all kinds of neat stuff. I want to make a 3D icon of myself that I can use on forums.

Mark Shuttleworth's Morality, More And More Questioned

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Ubuntu

This is not funny, to be deceived by someone who is regarded with a religious devotion by some. When comes to Mark Shuttleworth, it seems I'm not the only one questioning his real moral probity.

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  • My Free Software Activities in April 2016
    I handled a new LTS sponsor that wanted to see wheezy keep supporting armel and armhf. This was not part of our initial plans (set during last Debconf) and I thus mailed all teams that were impacted if we were to collectively decide that it was OK to support those architectures. While I was hoping to get a clear answer rather quickly, it turns out that we never managed to get an answer to the question from all parties. Instead the discussion drifted on the more general topic of how we handle sponsorship/funding in the LTS project.
  • Initial Planning For Ubuntu 16.10 Today At UOS
    Beyond the announcement that Ubuntu 16.10 won't ship with Mir and Unity 8 by default, many other items were discussed for the Ubuntu 16.10 release due out in October.
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    Well, another setback for Unity 8 and Mir. Kicking off the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.10, it's been confirmed that the Unity 8 desktop and Mir display server will not be the default for the desktop spin. Similar to the current situation with existing Ubuntu releases, Unity 8 and Mir will be available as an opt-in feature for users wanting to upgrade their desktop, but Unity 7 and the faithful X.Org Server is planned to be the default for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak.
  • Devuan Beta Release
    After two years in development, a beta release of the Devuan distro has made it into the world (Devuan is a registered trademark of the Dyne.org foundation). Devuan is a very Debian-ish distro. In fact, it basically is Debian, with one notable absence. Devuan doesn't use systemd. In fact, that's its main claim to fame. Devuan was created to offer an alternative to Debian fans who were alienated by the controversial switch to systemd.

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