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The End Of The CrunchPad

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techcrunch.com: It was so close I could taste it. Two weeks ago we were ready to publicly launch the CrunchPad. The device was stable enough for a demo. And then the entire project self destructed over nothing more than greed, jealousy and miscommunication.

Linux: Freedom or Freakdom?

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daniweb.com: I was talking with my friend, Jason Perlow, yesterday and he told me that I should back off of the free software rants because he feels that I'm entering the gray edges of freakdom. We laughed about it but it made me think: When does a strong belief in something become extremism?

5 Fun things in Fedora 12 (Video)

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mairin.wordpress: I recently got a Kodak zi8 video recorder. It works great in Fedora 12 so I was inspired to create a 15-minute video highlighting five fun things in Fedora 12.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 331

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Kubuntu Netbook Edition 9.10
  • News: FreeBSD 8.0 features, Mandriva community spins and Cooker changes, Debian "Sqeeze" freeze target, Ubuntu Netbook Remix optimisation tips
  • Questions and answers: Office suites
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 8.0, Linux Mint 8
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.3 roadmap
  • New additions: Zencafe GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Questions and Answers About the Linux Operating System

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linux.bihlman.com: The purpose of this article is to give answers to some basic questions common people may have about Linux.

Remix Linux: how to customise your install

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techradar.com: Mainstream Linux distro developers have to make decisions that affect thousands of potential users. Should they include or remove a particular package? Should they apply a patch that may break compatibility with older machines?

Linux Mint 8 Helena Screenshots

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beginlinux.wordpress: Besides its outstanding mint green graphical setup, the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint includes Mint specific tools such as MintInstall, MintBackup, MintUpdate and others. Linux Mint 8 was just released yesterday and it includes some great new features worth looking into.

Must have Linux books for Christmas

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foogazi.com: The gift giving season is right around the corner and if you have any geeky relatives or friends, then this list of Linux books to buy for Christmas is a good reference. Click each image to find out more.

Choosing a Graphics Card for Linux Gaming

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online-tech-tips.com: Gaming in Linux has picked up since the advancement of WINE and Cedega that emulates Windows in Linux. Still hardware is a deciding factor if you want to play games in Linux.

Linux Mint 8 “Helena” released

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linuxmint.com: The team is proud to announce the stable release of Linux Mint 8 Helena. The 8th release of Linux Mint comes with numerous bug fixes and a lot of improvements. In particular Linux Mint 8 comes with support for OEM installs and a brand new Upload Manager.

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Pro tip: Find tons of open-source Android software with F-Droid

If you're looking for truly open-source software for the Android platform, you don't have to do a ton of searching or check through licenses from within the Google Play Store. All you have to do is download a simple tool called F-Droid. With this tool, you can download and install apps (from quite a large listing) as easily as you can from the Google Play Store. You won't, however, find F-Droid in the Google Play Store. Instead, you have to download the .apk file and install it manually. Once it's installed, the rest is just a matter of searching for an app and tapping to install. Read more