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The Fedora 7 Year Itch

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Linux Online: I have been using Fedora (formerly known as Fedora Core) since the first version came out. Following a bad experience with Fedora Core 2, I stuck to the odd numbered versions - invoking the Star Trek movie rule in reverse. I had been running Fedora Core 5 on my main workstation since March of 2006 and I was eager to get the upcoming Fedora 7.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 207

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Adam Williamson, Mandriva Linux

  • News: Torvalds vs Sun, Slackware 12.0, interview with Fedora's Max Spevack, Debian "Lenny" release schedule; Linspire's "better Linux"
  • Released last week: Yellow Dog Linux 5.0.2, Yoper Linux 3.0
  • Upcoming releases: Skolelinux 3.0
  • Site news: The annual package database update
  • New distributions: DetaolB, Nimbus
  • Reader comments

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

Calc Basics: Never Type When You Can Drag

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OOo

OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: If you're new to spreadsheets, or want to make sure you're working as efficiently as possible, this post is for you. Whenever you have a lot of similar entries to make, think drag.

Top 5 Linux Tricks

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Pimp Your Linux: Using Linux, especially for the first time, can prove to be very difficult. Check out our top 5 Linux tricks for newbies, and spread the word.

Review: FreeSBIE 2.0.1

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BSD

Raiden's Realm: From great anticipation to utter misery to mixed reactions. That in general sums up my experience with FreeSBIE 2.0.1.

Pressure mounts on Dell over Linux PCs

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Linux

ZDNet: More than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling on Dell to offer Linux-based PCs outside of the US.

BSD revisited

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opensourcelearning: It’s been a few years since I dabbled in BSD. Linux has it’s roots in Unix, but BSD is Unix. But why is BSD appealing?

Installfest touts Linux's freedom

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theithacajournal: Fifteen members of the Ithaca Free Software Association congregated for what they called “Installfest” Saturday in the Borg Warner community room in the Tompkins County Public Library. Community members could bring in their computer to get a free Linux installation and crash course on some of its perks.

The state of Unix

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OSS

zdnet blogs: As most people know Linus Torvalds tore a rather uninformed rant out of Sun last week. Here’s a cynical prediction (but backed up by past behaviour of Sun):

X-Wrt extends OpenWrt router firmware

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Software

linux.com: I've been using OpenWrt on my Linksys router for a year or so. I take it for granted -- I ignore it because it just works. But back at X-Wrt.org, which is a related project, not a competitor to OpenWrt, developers have been busy creating a new user interface that both extends OpenWrt and makes it easier to use.

Google OS Expands: MS, Apple and Linux Need Not Worry

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OSWeekly: It's wild, but for a company that has continuously pointed out their lack of interest in getting into the desktop market, Google sure has been pushing the application side of things awfully hard lately.

Running 32-bit Applications on 64-bit Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Administration: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) developed a series of 64-bit extensions to their 32-bit RISC-based Intel IA-32 (i386) compatible processors. AMD sell their AMD64 (x86-64) architecture processors under a range of names: Athlon 64; Turion 64; Phenom; Opteron and Sempron (only the latest generation).

Creating A Local Yum Repository (CentOS)

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Sometimes it can be handy to set up your own repository to prevent from downloading the remote repository over and over again. This tutorial shows how to create a CentOS mirror for your local network.

KDE4: plasma.progress();

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KDE

Aaron J. Seigo: dannya asked me tonight what had gone on with plasma this last week and when i looked over the commits it sort of surprised me how much had =) ruphy did up a little screen cast showing the new icon hovers, but most of the rest of things happened beneath the covers.

Xubuntu is Genuine Windows after all

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Ubuntu

the Inquirer: MICROSOFT'S security on its Windows Genuine Advantage has been much mocked on the Linux boards over the weekend after it thought that a copy of Xubuntu was a real copy of Windows.

The Peer to Patent Project Has Begun - 5 patents listed

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Misc

Groklaw: The first patent applications we are invited to try to disqualify by looking for prior art have been posted on the Peer to Patent Project website. This is the project working to provide the USPTO with information about prior art during the application process.

Skype staff play good cop bad cop with Linux users

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Daniweb: A member of Skype staff posting in the Linux support forum there seems to have taken a course in customer relations from if his responses to criticism of the lack of real world development of the Linux version of Skype, compared to Windows development, are anything to go by.

Mark Shuttleworth: A rags to space tale

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Interviews

ComputerWorld: Mark Shuttleworth made news in 2002 when he fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became the first South African into space, paying US$20 million to be a civilian cosmonaut on an eight-day flight aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. In 2004, he founded Ubuntu Linux to bring the operating system to people around the world. He is also the founder of HBD Venture Capital and the non-profit Shuttleworth Foundation.

KDE Commit-Digest for 17th June 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Work on engine configurability, data management, a packaging system for Plasmoids and themes, and new refinements in desktop icon interaction in Plasma. The Oxygen window decoration and widget are both moved into kdebase.

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UKSM Is Still Around For Data Deduplication Of The Linux Kernel

Several years back we wrote about Ultra Kernel Samepage Merging (UKSM) for data de-duplication within the Linux kernel for transparently scanning all application memory and de-duping it where possible. While the original developer is no longer active, a new developer has been maintaining the work and continues to support it on the latest Linux kernel releases. Read more

Why Dell’s gamble on Linux laptops has paid off

The whole juggernaut that is now Linux on Dell started as the brainchild of two core individuals, Barton George (Senior Principal Engineer) and Jared Dominguez (OS Architect and Linux Engineer). It was their vision that began it all back in 2012. It was long hours, uncertain futures and sheer belief that people really did want Linux laptops that sustained them. Here is the untold story of how Dell gained the top spot in preinstalled Linux on laptops. Where do you start when no one has ever really even touched such a concept? The duo did have some experience of the area before. George explained that the XPS and M3800 Linux developer’s laptops weren’t Dell’s first foray into Linux laptops. Those with long memories may remember Dell testing the waters for a brief while by having a Linux offering alongside Windows laptops. By their own admission it didn’t work out. “We misread the market,” commented George. Read more Also: New Entroware Aether Laptop for Linux Powered with Ubuntu

A Short MATE Desktop 1.17 Review in February 2017

MATE 1.17 is a testing release, it has no official announcement like 1.16 stable release (odd = unstable, even = stable). But what made me interested is because Ubuntu MATE 17.04 includes it by default so I write this short review. The most fundamental news is about MATE Desktop is now completely ported to GTK+3 leaving behind GTK+2. You may be interested seeing few changes and I have tried Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Alpha 2 to review MATE 1.17 below. Enjoy MATE 1.17! Read more Also: What's up with the hate towards Freedesktop?