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KDE 4.0 RC2 much better, but still not perfect

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KDE

blog.arun-prabha: You might have read my personal experience with KDE 4.0 RC1 3 weeks back. I installed RC2 in my Kubuntu system and used it intermittently for the past 2 weeks. RC2 was much better than RC1, though it was not perfect. There were few bugs that popped out during that time.

The Five Open Source Business Models

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Open source has become standard in silicon valley, with nearly every software startup planning to release at least some code. So far, they've found five main business models:

Apple vs. Microsoft vs. Linux: Good vs. Evil and Do You Really Care?

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OS

Rob Enderle: If you follow big companies closely, you will find they have moments where they do things that are amazing, and moments where you wonder what rock they crawled out from under.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • personal Ubuntu speed up tweak guide
  • How to find your UUID’s for devices in Ubuntu
  • FTP Server setup with TLS (Transport Layer Security) on Debian
  • Setting the default fonts for OpenOffice Writer
  • Tips for successful Kernel Recompilation in Linux
  • Bullet proof your server #2 - SSH
  • ISO Master: CD Image Editor for Linux
  • Howto Setup iTunes-compatible Media server in Ubuntu

Firefox 3: rocking on Linux

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Moz/FF

0xdeadbeef.com: A few people have been noticing how good our support on Linux has gotten during the Firefox 3 development cycle and I thought I would post to try and point out some of the good stuff that we have coming down the pipe.

10 Things I Love about KDE 4 RC2+

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KDE

linuxtechdaily.com: My previous article, 10 things I hate about KDE 4 RC2, got a lot of unexpected attention. At Digg I was called a “damn fool”, “dumbass”, and an “idiot”. I promised to follow up with 10 things I love about KDE 4 RC2+, so here goes.

How to Replace Ubuntu’s Default Brown Login Window

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HowTos

tombuntu.com: When you customized your Ubuntu desktop to replace the brown theme, you may have overlooked the login window. GNOME’s login window, called GDM (GNOME Display Manager), can be easily customized by installing themes.

Scribus: Professional page layout for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Whenever people discuss software that they would like to see ported to Linux, they mention desktop publishing (DTP) applications like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress. But Linux already supports an application aimed at DTP users. Scribus is an open-source page layout program that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Is it a viable alternative to proprietary products for professional production work?

2008 will be great for the Free Software world

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OSS

masuran.org: 2007 has come and gone, faster than any other year I think. Lot of stuff has happened, but it looks like 2008 is only going to get better.

Also: Open Source in 2008: Break-outs, business and consolidation

Firefox Profile Backup Solutions

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: There’s no doubt that your browser stores a lot of important information that could leave you in quite a bind should it disappear all of a sudden. That’s why today we’re going to show you two easy and free Firefox profile backup solutions!

Quick Linux Tip of the Day: Auto Kill

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HowTos

raiden's realm: Ever had something you wanted to leave running on your system, but needed to have it automatically shutdown at a certain time, yet it has no ability to do that on its own? Enter the "auto kill" trick.

Asus Eee: Threat to Apple, Microsoft, HP, Dell and the Hard Drive Vendors?

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Hardware

seekingalpha.com: The Eee's appearance on one of Amazon's bestseller lists is a critical milestone for the PC manufacturers: Internet connectivity and online apps have become good enough that local storage and processing matter less. And that means a new generation of popular, highly portable laptops.

CMMI is not a secret code

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Software

blogs.ittoolbox: Many people, when faced with a situation requiring a program compile, will shy away from this mystical seeming process. In fact when I first confronted this CMMI beast I did so with beating heart, quivering fingers and weak knees.

Lessons learned: Two weeks with the XO laptop

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OLPC

zdnet blogs: Repeat after me. The XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project is designed for kids. Why bore yourself with that mantra? If you don’t you may find yourself griping about something that wasn’t designed for you in the first place.

Also: How politics is stifling $100 laptop dream
And: What future for OLPC?

Selecting an Open Source Content Management Solution

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Drupal

sys-con.com: Based on these criteria, it was necessary to research CMS offerings. A shortlist of four was chosen based on market leadership: Drupal, Alfresco, Joomla, and Liferay. A review of articles on the Internet and internal tests resulted in the following conclusions:

Legends of FOSS: Perl 5.10 is here

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Software

iTWire: Loved by sysadmins and webmasters worldwide – being a major scripting language as well as the basis for PHP – Perl has today seen its first major update in five years. Let’s walk through the main new features and why they're big news.

PCLinuxOS Day 1 - Installation

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PCLOS

opensourcelearning.info: In the first stage of writing this series I will install PCLinuxOS (and some remasters) in virtual machines. This is just to make it easier for me to carry PCLinuxOS around and use the tools and software that it provides.

Dual-boot Windows and Linux, step 1: Get Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

c|net blogs: There are three ways to get an Ubuntu installation CD: Download the distro and burn it to a CD, buy a copy at Amazon ($13 plus shipping), or request a free CD by mail (allow six to 10 weeks for delivery). With your Ubuntu installation CD in hand, you're ready to take the OS for a test drive.

5 Things Open Source Needs In 2008

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: More hardware support and better communication from Microsoft are just two of the things the open-source community must get in 2008 to continue its momentum.

few leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu for Dell 6200 Laptop

  • Could open source exist without the Betamax case?
  • The Ubuntu Experiment
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