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Use your iPod in Linux

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pimpyourlinux: Many people have Linux installed on their computers, but they are afraid of using their iPod on it. Perhaps corrupt files, or damage detour them from using the myriad programs that currently exist for the Linux operating system. There is good news.

Creative Commons retires two licenses

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OSS

LWN: Lawrence Lessig has sent out a message stating that the Creative Commons organization has decided to retire the Developing Nations and Sampling licenses.

Red Hat to assist open source adoption in Indian state

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Linux

LinuxWorld: Red Hat Inc. is to help the communist government of Kerala, in southwestern India, to deploy open-source software in its e-governance and literacy efforts.

Microsoft's Protection Racket?

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Forbes: Microsoft should have admitted that Linux matters sooner. For years, the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant seemed to be in denial as the open-source operating software made gains against its Windows franchise. But now a series of deals is finally allowing Microsoft to argue that it's ahead of the curve--with the entertaining upside of making some of the open-source community's truest believers even angrier.

How to add a user to your Ubuntu system the GUI way

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arsgeek: Adding new users to your Ubuntu install is a great way to get your friends and relatives into Linux. They’ll each be able to create a separate Ubuntu experience for themselves by customizing the look and feel of their desktops.

Novell appoints new UK head

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SUSE

computerweekly: Novell has appointed Jacqueline de Rojas as country manager for the UK and Ireland as it strives to popularise its open source software offering.

Spice up Windows: replace it with Linux; part 1

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A Blog Of Gentoo: In my previous post I've stated that I'd like to help people to spice up their system by moving from Windows to Linux. But we all know that it cannot be done in an instant. I will explain step by step how are we going to do this so it will be easy for anyone to follow.

Why I no longer use Kubuntu

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The Ubuntu Labrador: I decided to install Kubuntu rather than Ubuntu. A first look even more impressed me, it was much better looking. But this was a shortlived experience. My applications crashed a lot especially Open Office and were very slow.

Experiment: first schools install Linux

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CNews: An experiment is underway in a number of St. Petersburg schools to install Linux OS in computer rooms with by September 1st. However, it is not clear so far who will be funding the program. A number of computers with Linux OS already appeared in Alexander Ponosov’s school.

Struggling Mandriva attempts to reduce costs

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MDV

CBR: Franco-Brazilian Linux distributor Mandriva is developing a new strategy designed to reduce cost and focus its attention following the closure of new investment and a poor set of financial results.

BMW bets on Linux, Xen

tectonic: Motor manufacturer BMW Group is using Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLED) and Xen virtualisation software in its data center.

Upload your photos in an instant with Kflickr

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linux.com: Uploading pictures to Flickr via its Web-based interface is a hassle, particularly if you have dozens of shots to upload. Linux users have a better choice, though, in the form of Kflickr, a simple application for uploading shots to Flickr that will have your family photos online in no time.

Spin your own live CD

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freesoftwaremagazine: A few weeks ago, I promised to explain how to create your own custom live CD with Fedora’s new tools. Well, last week Fedora 7 was launched and all the tools you need are available in the repositories. This even includes a brand new graphical tool, put together by the people at Fedora Unity, called Revisor, which will allow you to spin your own live CD or installation material in an unbelievably user friendly manner.

The Perfect Xen 3.1.0 Setup For Debian Etch (i386)

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This tutorial describes how to install Xen 3.1.0 on a Debian Etch system (i386). Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called virtual machines or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0).

Defcon Review

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linuxgames: Computer-room four star generals are probably disappointed with the lack of Real-Time-Strategy games for Linux; the last commercial release worth playing was either Introversion's own Darwinia, Tribal Trouble, or Linux Game Publishing's Majesty. Before that, there was Kohan. In the commercial realm we are missing out on great games like Company of Heroes or Supreme Commander. The most recent indie RTS games of note were Gate 88 and Galcon. Is Defcon worth playing? Let's find out together!

OpenSUSE aims Linux initiative at schools

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desktoplinux: Novell's openSUSE project has launched a new initiative dedicated to advancing the public awareness of the popular Linux distribution in the educational community.

Interview w/ Andy Ritger, Director of Unix Software at NVIDIA

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abclinuxu.cz: Lubos Dolezel has interviewed Nvidia's Director of Unix Software, Andy Ritger. Topics include NVIDIA Linux graphic driver improvement, nvnet driver development, and community relations.

Installing nVidia Graphics card on Ubuntu

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I keep upgrading my Home PC with better peripherals to make it to breathe better for long time. The recent one is a nVidia Graphics card of model 6200A - 256MB - 8X from Zebronics. I have installed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) for home productive purpose. Here is the steps I did to install this Graphics card in Ubuntu.

A Dell/Ubuntu Laptop - Right out of the box

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bryceharrington.org: The day Dell announced I ordered one of their laptops, and today it arrived. I popped open the box to see what's included. The only Ubuntu-specific thing included was the CD. I half-expected to see the 'DELL' logo on the blue-shirted guy. Wink

openmeetings - Open source video conferencing and collaboration with OpenLaszlo

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zdnet blogs: Sebastian Wagner has released an open source project called openmeetings. openmeetings is billed as a “video conferencing and group collaboration application” much like Adobe Connect. This one is built on top of OpenLaszlo with the new streaming media support and Red5, and open source media sever.

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