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Mandriva Linux Used to Save a XP Professional PC

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MDV

blog.eracc.com: I recently had to recover data from a very sick Dell Dimension computer running Microsoft XP Professional at one of our client sites. As usually happens in these cases Windows had chewed its’ hind legs off and was not working.

Linux Netbooks Impact Microsoft Sales

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft's Future

  • Microsoft sales tumble from quarterly high
  • Linux Netbooks Impact Microsoft Sales
  • Microsoft: Blame Recession The Rise of Netbooks

Dropbox For Linux is Now Available

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Software
HowTos

ubuntu-unleashed.com: It's here! Dropbox for Linux is finally available and ready for your everyday use. I tested this and it works with Intrepid Ibex RC1, Just download the Ubuntu 8.04 Version or use its repository!

Linux browser smackdown!

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Software

techradar.com: Never before has the once humble browser been so powerful. A six-app deathmatch for the crown of ultimate Linux browser

3 Best Video Players for Linux: SMPlayer, VLC and Kaffeine

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: SMPlayer is built in Qt4 and it uses the MPlayer engine for video playback. It's one of the most powerful applications out there for watching DVDs, and it supports plenty formats like AVI, MKV, MPG, FLV.

Fedora 10 beta snapshot 2: Screenshots

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: The Fedora Project is in the final throes of testing version 10 of its Linux distribution, and is regularly releasing "snapshot" updates to Fedora 10 beta. We take you on a graphical tour of the installation and desktop of Fedora 10 beta, snapshot 2.

Ubuntu Intrepid release candidate out

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: The initial hype around Intrepid was that is would bring with it major improvements in the way it handled mobile computing. And while that is still the case, there are also a number of other changes that users can look forward to from the latest release.

From XMMS to Amarok

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Software

raiden.net: As odd as it sounds, I never would have expected myself to be making the jump to Amarok. For years and years I've been a big XMMS fan, mostly because of it's simple and easy to use interface. But with the advent of XMMS2, the player I loved has gone the way of the dodo.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE 4.1 and the WoW

  • Taking Ubuntu Ibex on vacation
  • An idiot's view of open source
  • BMW wants to pimp your ride with open source
  • How to get VC investment for your open source business
  • Life in the trenches: an OpenSSH developer speaks
  • A pile of stable kernel updates
  • Hidden Linux : Spot the diff
  • Split mp3 Files With mp3splt
  • All MySQL's children
  • United Nations using Drupal
  • Wise and True Sayings About Computers
  • Open-Source Database Adoption May Be Linked to Economy
  • More DRM Patches For Linux 2.6.28 Kernel
  • Gentoo-sources 2.6.27-r1 release

Kubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' Beta Screenshots Tour

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Ubuntu

tuxarena.blogspot: In less than a week the new Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex should be out. I took these screenshots using a Kubuntu Intrepid Beta installation after performing a full dist-upgrade, at 1280x1024, with the nVIDIA 173 driver installed.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting up dual monitors system-wide with XRandR on Debian Lenny

  • 10 Awk Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls
  • How to use the dig command
  • Howto: pre-compile KHelpCenter index
  • Google Gadgets for Linux in Debian and Ubuntu
  • Installing a script in GIMP
  • A New Refreshing Look for Ubuntu
  • Quickly move an executable between systems with ELF Statifier
  • Shut down idle computers on your network automatically

KDE4 apps: Gwenview

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Software

polishlinux.org: Gwenview is a very useful image viewer for KDE4, also featuring printing, rotating, and mirroring. There are not too many functions and settings included so far, but a lot is scheduled to be added.

Three to-do list managers for GNU/Linux

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Software

linux.com: Never forget an important task again with these great to-do list managers for Linux.

Icculus Ports Prey Game Client To Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Ryan Gordon has just released the Prey client for Linux. Prey is a game developed by Human Head Studios and first released for the Windows platform in 2006. This first-person shooter uses a heavily-modified version of the id Tech 4 engine.

New Xfce beta focuses on usability

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Software

linux.com: Xfce version 4.6 is shaping up to be more significant than most minor releases. Besides fixes and enhancements that are invisible to the casual user, the first revision in almost two years of GNU/Linux's third most popular desktop includes numerous changes to applications such as the calendar, mixer, and logout dialog, a new configuration engine, and usability changes to the desktop.

Everything You Wanted To know About Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxhaxor.net: The next version of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is scheduled to be released on OCT 30th. Ubuntu, the only second Linux distro to have a six month release cycle, is the most popular Desktop Linux distribution of all time, with a market share of 30% among all Linux distributions.

Are vendors vital to open source?

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OSS

Seven Ways that GNU/Linux Tops Vista

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Linux

earthweb.com: These days, anyone who believes that they need a command line to work in GNU/Linux is in for a surprise. In fact, in many ways, GNU/Linux is more than a match for Windows Vista. In some cases, Vista can equal GNU/Linux if you are willing to delve deeply into the registry or install additional software, but here are seven ways that GNU/Linux outperforms Vista on first boot.

Dell's Mario joins Ubuntu Core-Dev team

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Lots of folks within Dell are committed to Linux initiatives. Ubuntu is a good example. That's why I wanted to take a few minutes to congratulate Dell's own Mario Limonciello for being named to the Ubuntu Core Development Team.

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today's leftovers

Software: Grafana, Heaptrack, Vim

  • Grafana – An Open Source Software for Analytics and Monitoring
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  • Heaptrack v1.1.0 release
    Better memory profiling on Linux After more than a year of work, I’m pleased to release another version of heaptrack, the Linux memory profiler! The new version 1.1.0 comes with some new features, significant performance improvements and – most importantly – much improved stability and correctness. If you have tried version v1.0 in the past and encountered problems, update to the new v1.1 and try again!
  • Ten Years of Vim
     

    The philosophy behind Vim takes a while to sink in: While other editors focus on writing as the central part of working with text, Vim thinks it's editing.

     

    You see, most of the time I don't spend writing new text; instead, I edit existing text.

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