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Mandriva plans worldwide installfest

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MDV

tectonic: To celebrate the release of Mandriva Linux 2008 later this year Mandriva is planning a worldwide installfest on November 17 2007. Get involved now.

Porting C/C++ sources from Windows to UNIX

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Software programs are often made to run on systems that are completely different from the system in which the program is coded or developed. This process of adapting software across systems is known as porting. This article shows you how to port your software from one environment to another.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 220

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: PCLinuxOS - the new Number One distribution

  • First look: MACH BOOT - a live CD that boots in 10 seconds
  • News: Ubuntu shows faith in Compiz, openSUSE in KDE 4, Debian reveals X.Org plans, Ulteo and Linux Mint updates
  • Released last week: JackLab Audio Distribution 1.0, KnoppMyth R5F27
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.3 RC1
  • Site news: DistroWatch hit by a DDoS attack
  • New additions: Insigne Linux
  • New distributions: LivEPICS, Vixta.org, Geubuntu
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

KateOS - Getting Better with Age

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KateOS 3.6 was released a few days ago. Since KateOS has always been one of my favorite distributions and since I haven't looked at it recently, I decided to take it for a test run on my HP Pavillion laptop. It always supported the hardware on my desktop, so I was interested to see how it would fare with wireless ethernet and powersaving features. There are two versions available: a full 2.4 GB DVD and a 700 MB live CD. I chose the 700 MB live CD.

Sabayon, the Gentle Gentoo

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Reviews

junauza.blogspot.com: Gentoo, formerly known as Enoch Linux is one of the pioneers among the Linux distributions. It is well-known and loved for its speed, and hated for its unfriendliness with Linux newbies. Thus, many flavours of Gentoo have been created including this highly capable one named Sabayon.

Hoist your applications with petardfs

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linux.com: The petard filesystem is designed to produce only errors -- but you can stipulate what conditions generate the errors and what those errors should be. That makes petardfs useful for system and unit testing -- for example, making sure that an application gives a sane error message if it fails to open a file, or if there is a read error at byte 5000 of a file.

7 Reasons Why Linux Won't Succeed On The Desktop

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Alexander Wolfe: The open-source operating system is destined to stay stuck in the shadow of Windows, blogger Alex Wolfe opines. Read why he believes desktop Linux hasn't--and isn't--going to have any significant impact.

Hidden Linux : Filelight

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Tux Love: The easiest way to check on disk space usage in Linux is to do a df -h command in a console window. Unfortunately it doesn't tell you where all the space has gone. Sheesh, what a mess! Thank heavens then for Filelight.

A first run with IBM's free office suite

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Computer giant IBM yesterday released a free office suite for Windows and Linux machines called Lotus Symphony. Symphony is available from the Symphony website which requires users to register and be logged on to download the software. Symphony is available for both Linux and Windows.

Ignorance (of open source), thy name is Microsoft

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Matt Asay: Oh, my. We're back to the good old days of Microsoft mythology. I had actually believed that Microsoft had grown up and wised up. But no.

How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn / Gutsy

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HowTos

Torrent is a great way to transfer large files very quickly. However most torrent clients are gui based and have quite some impact on system resources (e.g. Azureus). rTorrent is a lightweight client running from the terminal.

today's leftovers

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  • Firefox 2.0.0.7 Officially Released

  • A Free Software Week quandary
  • What will KDE 4.0 be?
  • Linux: Copy on Write Credentials
  • Linux: RAS Infrastructure
  • 10th Issue of the Amarok Newsletter is Out
  • Broadcom Joins the LiMo Foundation
  • Removing orphan packages with Pacman
  • Autostart Apps in PCLinuxOS 2007 (KDE)
  • Microsoft's Mobile PC Newsletter Features Linux-enabled Nokia N800
  • World of Padman on Linux Live DVD
  • Apache lead over Microsoft IIS shrinks again

Linux And Hand-Me-Down Computing

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Serdar Yegulalp: My father recently retired a 1-Ghz AMD (AMD) computer with 1 Gbyte of RAM that he'd built from mail-ordered parts. My first move: Wipe it clean, install Linux, and prepare it for an exercise in "hand-me-down computing."

Got game, with linux?

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blog.spocore.com: A long time ago, back when i was still a common windows user, i was very serious in online gaming. In particularly a game called Star Wars Jedi Academy. Now I have long since switched to linux, which of course will not run the game natively.

An Idiot’s Tale of Choosing a Linux Distro

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pcmechanic: I started using Windows back with Windows 3.1. I went through 95, 98, served a brief prison sentence with Windows ME, moved to 2000, then XP, and now Vista. So, I’ve pretty much used them all. The problem is that I am not much of a Linux guy. I was confused by all the myriad of distros out there. There are just TONS of them. How the hell am I supposed to choose a Linux distro?

NVIDIA 100.14.19 Display Driver

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phoronix: After a very slow summer, NVIDIA has finally rolled out an updated Linux proprietary display driver. The release highlights are quite extensive. For those using Compiz, Beryl, or Compiz Fusion will be pleased to know that there is improved GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap out-of-memory handling.

Flock 1.0 Coming Fall 2007

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cybernet: When Flock 0.9 launched it was a pretty big overhaul, and now their next big milestone is Flock 1.0 which currently has a vague release date of Fall 2007. Honestly this is the dream browser.

Also: Flock: Social Network Aggregator?

All Macedonian students to use Linux desktops

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desktoplinux: The One Laptop per Child's XO, better known as the $100 laptop, gets most of the headlines but NComputing is showing in Macedonia, with its Ubuntu Linux based servers and virtual PC terminals, that there's more than one way to get inexpensive Linux desktops into students' hands.

IBM Symphony falls on deaf ears without open source e-mail, calendar

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Dana Blankenhorn: IBM’s debut of its homegrown open source version of OpenOffice without e-mail or collaboration features is not surprising but nevertheless disappointing.

Windows Guy Takes Ubuntu Gutsy To Work….

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scitech.teambio.org: I’ve been experimenting with Ubuntu (Feisty) for about the last two months. In previous posts, I’ve written how pleased I was. Here are my honest observations about my day with Ubuntu at work.

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