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Writing documents with OpenOffice.org Writer

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HowTos

Everybody uses word processors, but very few people use them in the right way. Maybe it’s time you learned to use your word processor with... style!

Yamefa…another Linux Distribution?!

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Ubuntu

And so begins to take life another Linux distribution (french made) Yamefa, this time it is a KUbuntu based distribution.

New Samba Features Improve Interoperability

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Software

Columnist Eric Hall takes you through the newest release of Samba, the popular freeware program that allows end users to access and use files, printers, and other commonly shared resources on an intranet or via the Web.

US full of Internet addicts: study

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Web

The United States could be rife with Internet addicts as clinically ill as alcoholics, a study suggested. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, said their telephone survey indicated more than one in eight US residents showed at least one sign of "problematic Internet use."

Three Reasons to Use GNOME

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Software

Recently KDE turned ten years old, a milestone by any measure. Over the past ten years this desktop environment has undergone tremendous improvements and introduced a number of advances into desktop Linux. KDE is popular, highly customizable, and, no matter what your tastes are, you will probably agree that it can look good. If all this was not enough, KDE has developed a celebrity status by appearing on a few popular television shows. Despite all this, GNOME is still the best desktop environment for Linux.

Linux-Understand the meaning of Firewall

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HowTos

A firewall is a secure and trusted machine that sits between a private network and a public network (the term firewall comes from a device used to protect people from fire. The firewall is a shield of material esistant to fire that is placed between a potential fire and the people it is protecting).

Study: open source needs official support; Lobbyist disagrees with "flawed" conclusions

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OSS

Late last month, a research team led by University of Maastricht computer scientists and economists presented the results of what they had been working on for the past two years: a "Study on the Economic Impact of Open Source Software on Innovation and the Competitiveness of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Sectors in the EU."

Debian Fights Mozilla's Fire, Thunder With 'Ice'

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Moz/FF

Neither Mozilla Firefox nor Mozilla Thunderbird are likely to be in the next Debian GNU/Linux release. Ubuntu Linux users will also be affected by the move since Ubuntu is derived from Debian and uses Debian's Mozilla packages.

Linux powers small plane "glass cockpit"

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Linux

FSMLabs reports that its real-time Linux distribution was used by Blue Mountain Avionics to build an electronic flight information system (EFIS) or "glass cockpit" for experimental aircraft. The EFIS/One offers dozens of solid-state instruments, digital autopilot, an air data computer, and a built-in flight recorder.

How to install SLED 10 on the ThinkPad T60p

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SUSE
HowTos

The Lenovo ThinkPad T60p is the first ThinkPad to officially support GNU/Linux. Unfortunately that support is not quite as broad as some would like -- you're more or less forced to install and use SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10). The good news is, SLED 10 is a highly usable, stable, and configurable operating system.

Free Standards Group launches LSB Developer Network

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OSS

The Free Standards Group (FSG) is scheduled to announce today its answer to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) -- the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network. The LSB Developer Network (LDN) will combine community content with original content in one convenient location to provide developers with information on writing portable Linux applications.

Review: Frugalware 0.5 (Siwenna)

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Linux
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Frugalware is an independent GNU/Linux distribution similar to Slackware, aiming at simplicity, speed and multimedia support. It features a wide software repository, managed by Pacman from Archlinux, which resolves dependencies and makes system updates easy.

There is no Oracle Linux

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Linux

Repeat after me: "There is no Oracle Linux." I don't care how many times you hear stock analysts say that Oracle is about to launch its own Linux. It's just not going to happen.

How to Run Firefox 1.5 And Firefox 2.0 RC3 Side by Side

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HowTos

Mozilla has recently announced Release Candidate 3(RC3) of the next version of Firefox - Firefox 2.0. Those who can’t wait for the final version to be released before having a peek at the new features(not too many actually) that will be part of Firefox 2.0 can grab the RC3 version and install it on their systems.

Novell's ongoing Linux makeover

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SUSE

Novell Inc. is three years into its transformation from a NetWare-centric software vendor to first and foremost a member in good standing of the Linux community. Along the way there has been great debate about the fate of the company's legacy products, including NetWare, and a complete overhaul of upper management.

Akademy 2007 Will be Held in Glasgow

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KDE

The annual KDE World Summit, Akademy, has found a home for 2007 in the vibrant city of Glasgow. The week-long event for contributors to the leading Free Desktop project will be held from 30th June to 7th July 2007 in Scotland's largest city.

A Question of Choice

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OSS

Choice: it's one of the key ideas at the heart of free software. The right to choose how to use your software, the right to choose who you share it with. Who could be against choice?

Gentoo install tips for quick and easy install

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HowTos

Gentoo installation supports 3 types of installation methods called stages. The method I personally used and was content with was the Networkless installation method. This means that the installer will install packages precompiled from the Live CD.

Widgets: Opera Browser's Bag of Free Goodies

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Software

Opera widgets come in all shapes and sizes. Widgets are clocks, calculators, games, and some of the handiest tools you can imagine. If you have Opera, you can download them in seconds from the widgets.opera.com page. When the widget appears, try it, and then click to keep it or not.

Interview with Jon “Maddog” Hall about the upcoming LinuxWorld UK

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Interviews

I was lucky enough to interview Jon “Maddog” Hall, one of the speakers of the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in London.

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    Martin Wimpress informs Softpedia today, July 28, 2016, about the availability of the second Alpha 2 milestone towards the upcoming Ubuntu MATE 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system. If you read our previous report on the availability of the Ubuntu 16.10 Alpha 2 development release of opt-in flavors, you would know already that only Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu MATE have announced their participation, and they all ship pretty much with the same GNU/Linux technologies under the hood.
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  • LXLE "Eclectica" 16.04.1 Up to Release Candidate Stage, Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1
    The development of the LXLE 16.04.1 GNU/Linux distribution continues, and we're announcing today the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) builds for 64-bit and 32-bit systems. LXLE "Eclectica" 16.04.1 Release Candidate comes only two weeks after the release of the Beta version, which was seeded to public beta testers at the beginning of the month, but was only available for 64-bit PCs and it dind't include the goodies Canonical introduces with the first point release of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) OS.
  • Linux Mint 18 Xfce Is Just Around the Corner, KDE Edition Coming This September
    Today, July 28, 2016, Clement Lefebvre has published the monthly newsletter for the month of July to informs the community about the latest happening in the Linux Mint world. As you might know, a Beta version of the soon-to-be-released Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Xfce edition has been made available last week, and Clement Lefebvre now informs us that the final release is expected to land very soon and that the upgrade path for Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Xfce users will be open in the coming weeks.