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Wikinews interviews Ubuntu developer Fabrice

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Ubuntu

wikinews.org: The 10.10 version of Ubuntu, a free operative system is to be released in the next few days. French Wikinews contributor Savant-fou (Baptiste) has interviewed Fabrice, an Ubuntu's MOTU (Master Of The Universe), member of the development team of the operative system.

Preview: Debian 6 "Sqeeze" Part 2: KDE

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: This is the second part in my series of previews of Debian 6 "Squeeze". The ISO image I used this time was again the daily build from 2010 October 3.

Ubuntu 10.04 E17 LiveDVD (Pinguy E17 Remix)

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: The Enlightenment foundation libraries (EFL) recently reached beta status after having been marked as alpha software for a decade. If you are unfamiliar with what EFL are, they can be summed up in a single quote from their front page:

Ubuntu 10.10 beta review

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v3.co.uk: Ubuntu has long been the Linux distribution favoured by businesses wanting to make a hassle-free switch from Windows, and the full release of the latest version, Ubuntu 10.10, is due this coming Sunday (October 10). In this review, we’ll be looking at the beta release of Ubuntu 10.10.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Multi-Touch For The X.Org Synaptics Driver
  • Dual-booting with Ubuntu-Light
  • 'open source ICT Centre' launched in Ghana
  • Key-Mon Shows Live Keyboard and Mouse Strokes
  • Ubuntu One and FOSS Services
  • Pixel Light
  • dots: a Braille translator for GNOME
  • What Do Broadcom Drivers Mean for Linux Uptake?
  • Opera 10.63 Release Candidate 2
  • Wine 1.2.1 Brings A Bunch Of Fixes
  • Problems Don't Always Need Command-line Solutions

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Real-time Sunlight Wallpaper
  • MAC Addresses on Linux
  • Execute Multiple Commands in Terminal
  • How To: download or upload recursively using command line FTP
  • How To: Killing a zombie process
  • setting touchpad in gnome on gentoo

openSUSE more cutting-edge than Fedora

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Linux
SUSE

pwnage.ca: Here we have it folks. After a little bit of distro hopping I found one of my solutions, at least as far as a desktop system goes. openSUSE 11.3 KDE Edition is my choice of distro and 11.4 is going to demolish Fedora’s offering.

Why Microsoft Buying Adobe Threatens Desktop Linux

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Linux

I’ve read countless articles today stating the reasons why Microsoft buying Adobe threatens desktop Linux. And as one might expect, I have yet to locate one single article explaining why Microsoft taking over Adobe might be a good thing.

PLEAC: Code Cookbooks in (Almost) Any Language

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: When trying to pick up a new programming language, it’s usually helpful to have an apples-to-apples comparison. “I know how something is done in X, but how is it done in Y?”

OpenOffice.org's 10th Anniversary: The Difference a Decade Makes

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linux-magazine.com: October 13, 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the OpenOffice.org project. It's a significant landmark, both for me personally and for free software in general.

openSUSE & systemd

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: Systemd is a replacement for SystemV init and in heavy development since the first announcement on April 30th by Lennart Poettering. Thanks to Kay Sievers’ work, we have packages for openSUSE curent Factory stream as well. I gave them a try.

Preview: Debian 6 "Sqeeze" Part 1: GNOME

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Trying to forecast when the next version of Debian will be released is like trying to figure out whether or not it will snow the next day in Washington DC in winter; it's an exercise in futility. That said, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Debian 6 "Squeeze" will be released soon.

12 Reasons to Try Ubuntu 10.10 Now

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pcworld.com: As Ubuntu 10.10, or "Maverick Meerkat," hits the streets this Sunday, it's a pretty safe bet that legions of existing Ubuntu users will be updating to the new release. After all, it looks to be Canonical's most user-friendly Ubuntu Linux yet, and many of the new features promise to be must-haves.

Firefox 4 beta review

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Moz/FF

linuxuser.co.uk: Firefox is catching up to Internet Explorer in terms of market share, having already passed it in features years ago, but Google Chrome is nipping at its heels. Can Firefox 4 restore its glory?

REVIEW: OpenAstroMenace 1.2.0

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openbytes.wordpress: OpenAstroMenace (OAM) is a fork of the title AstroMenace and the work of Viewizard software. The game, distributed under the GPLv3 has not been updated since 2008 however that doesn’t stop it from being a great, complete game.

EasyLife - easily install and configure software on Fedora

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easyLife allows new and even experienced users to install and configure software on Fedora, just by clicking. It's simple and clean.

Full Story

MyUI

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Software

oneandoneis2.org: The world is full of GUIs. Windows Aero. Mac OS X. KDE. Gnome. They're all shiny, 3D, all-singing, all-dancing. I hate them. All of them. They all suck. And I finally realized WHY.

Linux Mint 9 review

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Linux

pcadvisor.co.uk: Introduce some minty freshness to your PC with the free Linux Mint 9 operating system, a variant of Ubuntu 10.04

Check if your next computer is Ubuntu compatible

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omgubuntu.co.uk: When the fear of hardware incompatibilities puts you off buying a new computer be sure to run your intended purchase through Canonical’s ‘Ubuntu Certification’ website.

today's leftovers:

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  • Is Ubuntu 10.10 yet another chance to ditch Windows?
  • Oracle v Google: the open source perspective
  • One Billion Files
  • 9 Distros in 6 Minutes
  • Do you agree with LibreOffice fork?
  • Why Software is Abstract, by PolR
  • the kubuntu wishlist
  • Steel Storm – A quick look
  • Drupal 7.0 beta 1 released
  • Three Forks in the Road for FOSS
  • Xubuntu 10.10 RC 1 Mini Review
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 370
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