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China gets into the FOSS groove

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OSS

If there is mass take-up of free and open source software in any country over the next few years, that country is likely to be China. On the FOSS front, China is quietly making progress.

Epiphany Web Browser: Do I need Firefox Any More?

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This article is a small evaluation of Epiphany web browser and basic comparison with well known Firefox. Epiphany is the web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use.

Halloween Memo I Confirmed and Microsoft's History on Standards

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Microsoft

When Eric Raymond published the first Halloween Memo, "Open Source Software: A (New?) Development Methodology", some wondered if it was authentic. Later, Microsoft sort of confirmed the authenticity in its own style. We need wonder no more.

Today's Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sprint's EVDO Mobile Broadband on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

  • Install Microsoft Core,Windows Truetype,Ubuntu Title,Macintosh Fonts in Ubuntu
  • mgetty
  • Linux User does not exist - weird problem and solution
  • ZSSH, Interactive File Transfer Wrapper for SSH
  • Replacing A Failed Hard Drive In A Software RAID1 Array
  • sauerbraten Open Source fps for Linux
  • Gtypist - terminal based typing tutor
  • How to debug a Shell Script under Linux or UNIX

PCLinuxOS Magazine Extra!

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PCLOS

The PCLinuxOS Magazine Project is pleased to bring you an extra publication for this last week in January that takes a look at PCLinuxOS 2007's first public test release.

Windows Alternative? Try OpenSUSE

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SUSE

Ubuntu and Kubuntu have been two of the largest Linux distributions touting themselves as a “desktop Linux” lately. Today, I installed a different desktop Linux. I installed OpenSUSE on one of my computers. I was bracing myself to have problems with installing OpenSUSE. To my surprise, I didn’t have a single problem.

Executive Interview: Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation director

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The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and Free Standard Group (FSG) merged on Jan. 21, creating the Linux Foundation, a single entity aiming to take responsibility for Linux standardization, promotion, and protection. LinuxDevices.com wasted no time interviewing Jim Zemlin, the new mega-organization's executive director.

Gwenview II, the return

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I'm not giving up maintainership of Gwenview anymore, in fact it has been decided that Gwenview will move to kdegraphics for KDE4! This is what I call great news! To wet your appetite, here are two mock-ups of what Gwenview 2.0 will probably look like.

Ubuntu Ultimate Edition

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Ubuntu

It seems the folk over at Ubuntu Software have released an ultimate edition of Ubuntu which is aptly called Ubuntu Ultimate Edition.

64 Bit Linux: the good the bad the flash-less

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Linux

Recently I assembled a 64 Bit system thrilled to be able to run Fedora Core in 64 bit mode. After much sweating the machine was done and ready. I had already downloaded the ISOs and was ready to go. I put in the first CD and started the install. But then the bottom dropped out.

LyX - The Document Processor

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Software

When doing documents using general-purpose word-processing software like Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.org Writer, you are capable of doing just about every formatting you’d feel like and add just the type of content you would like, where you like. These editors are fine for most purposes, people tend to format documents, sometimes a lot. Having to even consider how to format a document, is what LyX is all not about!

Ubuntu Studio: An interview with Project Manager Cory Kontros

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I’ve known about, written about and even participated in the Ubuntu Studio project (in a limited capacity) in the past. After hanging around in the project’s IRC channel for a bit I got to chat with Ubuntu Studio’s Project Manager! I did get Cory Kontros to take a bit of time with me for a quick interview on the status of this upcoming project.

KDevelop 3.4 Brings Many New Features

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KDE

Develop 3.4 has been released, bringing many new features to KDE's Integrated Development Environment. The first major release in over a year closes more than 500 bugs.

Also: KDE Week in Paris

Do we need an Ubuntu installer for Windows?

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Ubuntu

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new Ubuntu-oriented project that’s been making waves: install.exe. In short, it’s a way to install Ubuntu onto the same file system as MS Windows without repartitioning your drive. Justifications include minimizing the risk of data loss during repartitioning, a more user-friendly installation process, and eliminating the need of burning a CD to install. However, is there truly a need for an Ubuntu installer for Windows?

Free Book - Linux Kernel in a Nutshell

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Linux

One of the advantages of using GPLed software is that anybody who wish to use or modify the code can do so without fear of any repercussions. Ditto for the documentation of the software. This has at times tempted many a book author to release their books under a liberal license and make their efforts available for free in an electronic format.

Desktop War: KDE vs. Gnome

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One of the most common questions asked by newcomers to Linux is "Which is better, KDE or Gnome?" The answer commonly given is, "It depends. Try them both and see which one you like best." It's a reasonable answer, because it costs nothing but time to try them. I'm going to tell you which one is better.

My Experience Installing Gentoo Linux on My PS3

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Gentoo

I recently finished installing Gentoo on my PS3 and I have to say it was a very pleasant experience. It did not take as long to install compared to the typical Gentoo installations. This was the third and favorite distro that I tried out on my PS3 after installing Yellowdog and Fedora Core.

Focus on Computing

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OSS

Established in 2006, the college aims to provide a specialised environment for Year 13 students to focus on computers and their wide range of uses. Campbell says that rather than teaching how to use proprietary applications, the college focuses on teaching skills using open source software.

A Vista vs. Linux Matchup - Part 2: Dual-booting Vista and Linux

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Linux

This is Part 2 of a series that pits Microsoft's latest wares -- Vista -- against Linux's fair-haired boy -- Ubuntu. When we last saw our fearless curmudgeon, he was busy preparing a level playing field for Vista and Linux to play -- and work -- together on.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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