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aKademy 2006 Call for Participation

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KDE

This year's KDE World Summit, aKademy 2006, is approaching fast. The website is now live. On behalf of the programme committee I have the pleasure to announce that we will accept presentation abstracts as of now.

Also: People Behind KDE: Gilles Caulier

Consistent backup with Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) snapshots

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HowTos

LVM is an implementation of a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel. The biggest advantage is that LVM provides the ability to make a snapshot of any logical volume.

Visual Tour: 20 Things You Won't Like About Windows Vista

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Microsoft

The same thing happened with Windows XP. When Beta 2 arrived, I found myself torn between what was new and good about the operating system, and what was new and bad.

Education Coming Around

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OSS

The business world is increasingly integrating open source, computer programs which are written by individuals and groups of computer programmers dedicated to free software. These same business programs have applications within education.

How Dapper LTS Succeeded To Spoil CUPS Printing

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Ubuntu

Yesterday (K)Ubuntu Dapper was released. The final version. I'm sure it is a great release, and most users will find it highly satisfactory for all their needs. However, this blog is not all huggin' 'n luvin' for Dapper. It is a rant. I want this to be a wake-up call. It will sound negative to most of you. So be it....

New Laptop: fujitsu p7120 w/ Debian

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Reviews

Well, I finally have a new laptop. Got it yesterday, spent about 3 hours installing and downloading all the software, and then let rsync run all last night to transfer over my home directory. Of course like any good Debian user I've filed a detailed installation report.

How To: Burn DVD’s from the command line

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HowTos

Burning DVD’s from the command line can seem quite geeky, but it happens to be really usefull mainly when you want to back up datas or simply don’t want to bother launching CD/DVD burning interfaces such as k3b or gcombust …

Knoppix to the rescue

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Linux

In geek speak; Knoppix is a Linux Live CD. That means it runs the Linux operating system directly from the CD, bypassing the hard drive making it a useful very useful tool.

Pixel abuse: the wonders of 3D graphics

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Linux

It's all over the press, and a battle will soon be joined:
Desktops need 3D.

But what kind of 3D? The term is vague, would it be isometric 3D, Z-buffered vector 3D used to display 2D elements - as we can see in games -, or something hopefully more profound?

With Knoppix at a HotSpot

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Linux

Apparently, the Dutch have a verb that means "to use the Internet", and the 2nd line translates as "use the Internet wirelessly ... as if at home" - and the green heading in the right-most column refers to the hotel where we were staying. Guess what that means? They have a hot spot - and Knoppix found it without my even asking!

Alien Arena 2006 Uranium Edition Released!

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Gaming

COR Entertainment announces the release of Alien Arena 2006: Uranium Edition! This new version includes a great number of enhancements and bugfixes.

A day without *NIX

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Linux

Most people don't really get how important unices are. While most of them use a Windows™ version on their home computers, they are passive *NIX users as well (at least the vast majority of them).

Wireless networking using the ndiswrapper module

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HowTos

Getting wireless networking working with the ndiswrapper driver is fairly straightfoward if your card has an associated Windows driver. Here we'll look at getting wireless networking working for a Dell Inspiron 1300, you should be able to follow the recipe for most other wireless networking cards which are supported ndiswrapper.

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Tipping Point Ahead

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Linux

A week ago, I had a chance to speak with Scott Handy, Vice President of Worldwide Linux Strategy at IBM. Mr. Handy has always struck me as one of those people really likes his job, because despite the instinctive reluctance many executives have when dealing with the press, he seems to really like to share what IBM's doing to promote Linux use.

Lenovo To Shun Linux

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Linux

Computer maker Lenovo will not install or support the Linux operating system on any of its PCs, including ThinkPads and a series of new notebooks, the company said this week.

Government says all new PCs must be Linux-friendly

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Linux

The government-run Central Trust of China has mandated for the first time that all desktop computers purchased from now on must be Linux-compatible, demonstrating the government's desire to widen the nation's usage of open source software.

Coupla More Ubuntu Reviews

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Ubuntu

Truth, justice and the open source way

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OSS

According to reports out of Nashville this week, Red Hat’s user summit featured a speech that characterized the open source movement as a particularly American phenomenon. Eben Moglen, a law professor at Columbia University, was responding to the “communist” tag Microsoft chairman Bill Gates had applied to the Linux community.

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