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Linux Mint: Ubuntu on Steroids

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squeetox.uni.cc: To begin with this review, I have to say that before running Linux Mint, I had already used two other Linux distros. Then I saw a great Linux time line and there was a distro called Linux Mint which forked from Ubuntu. I had a look at their website and it was looking good, so I downloaded Linux Mint 3.0 codename Cassandra.

Linux For An Old Laptop

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pcdailytips.com: Today’s tip is for those of you who may have an old laptop which is practically worthless by today’s standards, but still functional. I have such a machine (Pentium 266 MMX, 80 MB RAM, 4 GB HD) which still sports a “Designed for Windows 95″ sticker.

Why I quit: kernel developer Con Kolivas

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Interviews

apcmag.com: Con Kolivas is a prominent developer on the Linux kernel and strong proponent of Linux on the desktop. But recently, he left it all behind. Why? In this interview with APCMag.com, Con answers.

Linux Desktop Adoption: Hitting a Brick Wall?

matt hartley: Despite fantastic advances with Desktop Linux as a collective whole, there still seems to be some hurdles that this Windows alternative has yet to overcome. In this piece, I’ll examine these from my own perspective, that of a full time Linux user.

First rpm.org-RPM version released

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liquidat: Recently the first version of rpm.org’s RPM tool was released. While it is only a minor version (4.4.2.1) this release is a milestones because it is a coordinated release between the participating distributions.

Marketing Ubuntu - Why we Need More Double Glazing Salesmen

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justuber: Recently I’ve been involving myself with the task of marketing Ubuntu, which lead me wonder why it is that Ubuntu isn’t marketed very well in the first place.

Also: Ubuntu theme Tropic

German Court convicted Skype of violating the GPL

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Legal

/home/liquidat: German district court Munich has convicted Skype of violating the GPL. One of the VoIP telephones sold by Skype run Linux, but the GPL text was not handed out together with the phone, although the GPL requires that.

Google Desktop Search - Redefining search for Linux

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All about Linux: Till around two years back, searching for documents on ones computer was limited to finding the files based on certain criteria. And this was the case with all operating systems. But in the past two years search for the desktop has gone through a remarkable metamorphosis and has transformed into an efficient tool to find exactly what one is looking for.

eyeOS: A genuine Web OS

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OS

linux.com: Portable applications can come in handy when you are on the move, but there are situations when using them is not an option. But why bother with portable applications at all when you can have your very own Web-based operating system bundled with a few essential applications? That's the promise of eyeOS -- an impressive and surprisingly useful open source Web-based OS.

Ubuntu lives in a closed system

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iTWire: Ten days into July, Canonical, the company which is best known for the Ubuntu Linux distribution, released the source code for one component of Launchpad - a system that serves as a single repository for revision control.

Insider Info on the First Fully Open-Source Cell Phone

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PCWorld: The Neo 1973, the first phone to use the open-source, Linux-based OpenMoko mobile operating system, has techies abuzz in anticipation of its October consumer release. We got in touch with OpenMoko to ask some techie questions about the "hacker's iPhone." Here are answers from Sean Moss-Pultz, acting president.

Installing Beryl On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop

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This tutorial shows how you can install and use Beryl on a CentOS 5.0 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against Reiser

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insidebayarea: A judge today denied a defense motion to dismiss charges that Oakland computer science engineer Hans Reiser murdered his wife, rejecting a defense attorney's argument that Reiser didn't have the opportunity to commit the crime.

Howto: Download packages and dependencies for offline installation

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Motho ke motho ka botho: From my perspective, offline installation is the weakest spot in the Linux superstructure. I understand the shared libraries concept, and I think it’s a marvelous thing, but it doesn’t erase the fact that if you’re not in a position for at least intermittent Internet access, it’s a dealbreaker.

Now It's Spain and OOXML - More Standards Highjinks?

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Groklaw: It seems there may have been more games played by Microsoft in the OOXML saga, or at the very least some confusion spread, and this time our story comes from Spain, where the government of Andalusia has now sent an official letter of protest to the president of the technical committee deciding whether or not to accept OOXML as an ISO standard.

Dell Wants Better ATI Linux Drivers

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phoronix: Dell knows it won't happen overnight, but along side wanting to ship audio/video codecs, Intel Wireless 80.211N support for Linux, Broadcom Wireless for Linux, and being able to ship notebooks and desktops with Compiz Fusion enabled, Dell would like to see improved ATI Linux drivers.

Note on OpenOffice Writer Styles

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OpenOffice.org Tips: I was talking to my friend Simon the other day about styles and how that's something that can help people be more efficient. List styles contain only list attributes, no text or paragraph formatting attributes.

HP Scores 5,000 Seat Ubuntu Linux Deal

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Ubuntu

techiqmag: No, HP hasn’t announced plans to pre-install Ubuntu Linux on selected PCs. But the computing giant has scored a deal to provide up to 5,000 Ubuntu PCs to a major university, The VAR Guy hears.

Linux: Unified x86 Architecture

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kernelTRAP: Thomas Gleixner described an effort to create a unified x86 architecture tree, "the core idea behind our project is simple to describe: we introduce a new arch/x86/ and include/asm-x86/ file hierarchy that includes all the existing 32-bit and 64-bit x86 code and allows the building of either a 32-bit (i386) kernel or a 64-bit (x86_64) kernel."

Did You know? AIM for linux....

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Linux Movement: Did you know That AIM has had a version for Linux users? When most people switch from Windows to linux they have to stop using AIM and switch to some thing like Pidgin, or Kopete. Well I got some interesting new for all you windows converts, AIM does create a version for Linux users....do I dare say anymore?

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