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'One Laptop Per Child' now reality in 1 South American classroom

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OLPC

Associated Press: The machines are the first in South America from the much-publicized "One Laptop Per Child" project, which hopes to put low-cost portable PCs in the hands of children in developing countries. Still in a pilot phase, the group has also placed machines at one school in Nigeria and another in Thailand.

Kubuntu 7.04 A Desktop For Everyone

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HowTos

Linux Loader: Welcome to the Kubuntu 7.04 How-to. This is intended for new users, but it has something for everyone. We will go from install to a complete XP/Vista replacement!!!

Three Scenarios For How Microsoft's Open Source Threat Could End

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Microsoft

InformationWeek: From peace in software to blowing up in Microsoft's face, here's where this brinkmanship could lead.

My Great Linux System Repair Adventure

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Linux

Linux-Watch: Thunder storms in the Blue Ridge Mountains can come fast. That's why my main Linux desktop system was still up when one, two, three lightning bolts slammed near my home. Thus began my Great Linux System Repair Adventure.

Some howtos:

  • A Better svndiff

  • Set a password on the GRUB boot loader
  • Dwm howto/tutorial
  • Howto Set Windows as Default OS in grub

Ardour 2.0 : A Brief Practical Introduction

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Software

Linux Journal: Ardour 2.0 is now available for download. This version is a significant improvement over the 0.99 series (1.0 was never released), with many new features and enhancements to performance and stability.

Convicted Monopolist Terrorizes Software Industry

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Microsoft

Linux Online: That headline is designed to grab your attention. Sensationalistic as it may be, it also happens to be true, if what you mean by 'terrorize' is to provoke fear.

One Laptop per Child on 60 Minutes, Sunday May 20

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OLPC

Red Hat Mag: Little green men often make the front pages of supermarket tabloids. Little green laptops? Not so much. But this Sunday, the XO (which we’ve been talking about for months) will get its mainstream news debut on CBS’s highly regarded program, 60 Minutes. (A far cry from the National Enquirer.)

Elisa

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Software

paul cutler’s blog: With the recent announcement of Ubuntu forming a Media Center team focusing on Elisa as it’s media center platform, I took another look at Elisa as a potential solution for my home theater PC.

Government Department Ditches Windows, Moves to PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has successfully completed User's Training on Free open Source System (FOSS) and PC Linux to equip its staff and employees in Bicol the basic features of PCLinuxOS.

openSUSE 10.3 alpha 4 report

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Reviews
SUSE
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openSUSE 10.3 alpha 4 was released a couple of days ago and I've been in testing mode. This release doesn't bring any new eye candy, but there are a few changes under the hood. As with the last, a lot of sites picked up on this release indicating that interest is ever increasing.

SimplyMEPIS 6.5 - Simply Easy

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Linux
Reviews

TechieMoe Rants: MEPIS was introduced to me originally by a fellow I met completely randomly in a book store. I liked it a lot back then, and subsequent versions have been solid, if not necessarily noteworthy.

Also: Minix 3.1.3

The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

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MDV
HowTos

Mandriva Club: After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.

Moglen: SUSE Vouchers Have No Expiration Date!

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Groklaw: This is news indeed. Todd Bishop has the story. Eben Moglen is saying that the SUSE vouchers Microsoft is distributing have no expiration date! I didn't know this. It's huge. This is, according to Moglen's remarks, another defense to any patent infringement claim by Microsoft, and it may well bring that campaign to a screeching halt.

Why people really don't switch to Linux

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Linux

DesktopLinux: Over in the DesktopLinux forums, people have been talking about why -- if Linux is so darned great -- don't people give up Windows and move to it.

KDE 3.5.7 in Cooker

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: KDE 3.5.7 just land in Cooker. KDE 3.5.7 will feature bugfixes and improvements over the 3.5.6 release ( as shipped in 2007.1 Spring ).

New GCC 4.2.0 -- boon to developers, bore to distros

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Linux.com: Earlier this week, the GNU project announced a major release of the popular GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 4.2.0 introduces new features and several improvements for developers, but most of the distribution developers we spoke with aren't rushing to take advantage of the new release.

Mozilla awarded the World Information Society Award

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: The International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency for information and communication technology has awarded the Mozilla Corporation with the World Information Society Award "for its outstanding contribution to the development of world-class Internet technologies and applications."

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Graphics

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: One of the greater benefits I've found while using KDE is the wide range of applications that come bundled with it. While some would call that bloat, I call it a benefit. But one of the disadvantages of having so many included applications is that sometimes some really good programs get lost in the shuffle or forgotten about. These are what I call the "Lesser Apps of KDE".

K Menu Icon Size for your openSUSE Desktop

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suserants: In recent versions of KDE, there is a new K Menu layout. This is called the “SUSE Menu Style”. The traditional K Menu style is called the “KDE Menu Style”. You can switch between them by right-clicking on the K Menu. There is an option to switch to switch in the small menu that appears.

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