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Get answers on Ubuntu Linux with this review and interview with Jeff Waugh

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I recently decided to take a look at Ubuntu Linux, I found several problems during the install and with the configuration and default set of packages. I decided to raise the configuration and default package issues with representatives of Ubuntu Linux via e-mail.

MPlayer interview

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I requested an interview from the MPlayer team, and today I got a reply mail: "We're ready!", and few hours later I was talking about their award-winning software with Alex Beregszaszi, Project Maintainer; Diego Biurrun, Project Maintainer & Server Admin; and Oded Shimon, General MPlayer Developer.

Preaching the virtues of Linux

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At the Linux Desktop Summit in San Diego, van der Linden spoke with SearchOpenSource.com's MiMi Yeh about why applications are key to bridging the consumer gap and how Freespire, a new Linux distribution, will attract users to Linux.

Richard Stallman Sets the Free Software Record Straight

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"Most operating systems were developed for commercial or technical motives, but GNU was developed for the sake of giving users the freedom to cooperate in a community," said Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project. "If users don't know this, they will be in danger of losing their freedom."

Interview with Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire

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The Freespire announcement came as a surprise to many in the Linux community. Carmony tells us what prompted the launch of a free edition of Linspire and why this was the right time to announce it. What does Michael Robertson think? What is the relationship between Freespire and Linspire? Much more.

Q&A: Canonical's Jane Silber says upcoming Ubuntu Linux to be enterprise-ready

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At the 4th annual Linux Desktop Summit in San Diego yesterday, Jane Silber, the chief operating officer of Conanical, sat down to talk to Computerworld's Eric Lai about how the upcoming June release of Ubuntu 6.06 might appeal to corporate users, too.

Linux Grows Among The Lupins In WA

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Linux is growing along with the wheat, barley, chickpeas, and lupins in Perenjori, a small shire in Western Australia, thanks to a man named Barry Kauler (the man behind Puppy).

Interview with Gentoo/*BSD developer

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For those of you who don't know Gentoo/BSD is a relatively unheard-of project with aims of merging both Gentoo Linux and the BSD systems respectively into one operating system. The project, which is sponsored by Gentoo Linux, has goals of creating a hybrid operating system using BSD underlyings, such as the kernel and system libraries, with Gentoo's portage system, administration facilities and design principles integrated on top.

VMware exec: On free specs, virtualization's boost for Linux

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VMware is opening up its virtual machine disk format specification, but today's news is about sharing, not open sourcing technologies. VMware's decision to share at no cost its format specification with developers and vendors will spur big gains in virtualization innovation.

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