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Next GPL3 Draft to be Released on Wednesday

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OSS

At the FSF general meeting today, Richard Stallman announced that the third discussion draft of GPL version 3 will be released on Wednesday and will be open for public comment.

Feisty beta gets a big +1 from me

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Ubuntu

I put a straight Feisty Ubuntu installation on my fastest machine (1Ghz :roll: ) yesterday. I don’t have to tell you that I’m not a real big fan of Gnome or the default Ubuntu environment, but I have to admit that things are looking very good.

Mark Shuttleworth: Beryl 0.2.1 in Universe

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Ubuntu

I was thrilled to see a slew of new Beryl packages land in Ubuntu yesterday.

There’s been a furious amount of activity from the MOTU and Beryl upstreams to get these packages ready for Feisty inclusion - cleaning up copyright issues as well as getting the packages themselves into first class order. Now the rest of us can test Beryl simply by:

Short & Sweet on SimplyMepis 6.5rc3 (updated)

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Reviews

I didn't spot too much really new with yesterday's (or the day before's) release of SimplyMepis 6.5.rc3, but there were two noteworthy improvements. ..or rather one noteworthy improvement and one feature addition.

Stable kernel 2.6.20.4 Released

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Linux

The 2.6.20.4 stable kernel release is available. It contains a number of bugfixes and all 2.6.20 users are recommended to upgrade.

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From: Greg KH
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Linux 2.6.20.4
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 13:24:11 -0700
Cc: Andrew Morton , torvalds@osdl.org, stable@kernel.org

WiFi In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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HowTos

One of the major changes mentioned in yesterday's release announcement for the Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Beta was "excellent wireless networking support". As I haven't yet blogged about the 802.11abg WiFi support in Feisty Fawn nor has it been covered on Phoronix, I decided to talk about it now with the Feisty Fawn beta release.

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta: Some install notes

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Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 7.04 beta 1 just to see if it all works.

I used the alternative install, “just a matter of preference”, and kept my /home partition in tact as usual.

Installation went fine, but when I was done the resolution was too low: 1280×1024, I wanted 1400×1050

First I decided to try the “Restricted Drivers Manager”. Its in System > Administration.

X-Moto

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Gaming

One of the great things about writing for FOSSwire is that you have a great excuse to try out all of the latest free and open source software games (and end up spending a couple of hours ‘researching’ each one).

I recently discovered a great game called X-Moto. It describes itself as:

How To Revive An Old PC With Linux

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Ubuntu

What do you do with an old computer? Say, a 386-generation PC running Windows 98 that hadn't been patched in years, with a 20-Gbyte hard drive most likely infected with all manner of viruses, spyware, and other maladjusted programs?

Executing different files

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HowTos

1) sh (Script) files
Simply click on them to execute them, works sometimes.
or
Open Terminal
type ./scriptname.sh
or
Open Terminal
chmod -x scriptname.sh
sh ./scriptname.sh

2) .py (python) Files
Open Terminal
type python filename.py

More Here.

Adopting Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

In all the "switcher" TV ads that the folks in Apple's marketing department have come up with, the choice is always the same. Go with the clunky and complicated Microsoft Windows machine, or pick up the hip and sleek designer Apple computer running the Mac OS (hip and sleek short form for "operating system"). They're good ads — heck, I've even gone to Apple's website just to watch them.

Ubuntu Feisty goes after Windows users

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu team yesterday announced the beta release of Ubuntu 7.04.

In an email release the team said: "Ubuntu 7.04 is the most user-friendly Ubuntu to date and includes a ground-breaking Windows migration assistant, excellent wireless networking support and improved multimedia support."

Make Your Active Tab in Firefox Stand Out

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HowTos

Here is my little pet peeve about Firefox tabs - with the the default theme it is sometimes hard to see which tab is currently active at a glance. The difference between normal and boldface tab title is just not that pronounced. It just doesn’t jump at you, which is in my opinion what it should be doing. I want to be able to instantly tell “where I’m at” without thinking.

LinuxMCE

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Software

While going through my usual Australian tech forums, I found this shockingly refreshing solution!

LinuxMCE is a free, open source add-on to Ubuntu including a 10' UI, complete whole-house media solution with pvr + distributed media, and the most advanced smarthome solution available. It is stable, easy to use, and requires no knowledge of Linux and only basic computer skills.

Firefox 3 "Gran Paradiso" Alpha 3 released

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Moz/FF

The third alpha of Firefox 3 is available now and while it’s still mainly oriented to get testers around the lot of work that is going on Gecko, Firefox’s web page rendering engine, we can find much more interesting features here.

Compiz and Beryl to merge

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Software

A coupla of blogs/sites I keep an eye on have pointed to this recent mailing list posting where developers have stated the possibility of Beryl and Compiz merging in the future if both projects want to cooperate.

Rosegarden 1.5 Review

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Software
Reviews

Rosegarden combines a track-oriented audio/MIDI sequencer with a standard music notation editor to provide a feature-rich "all-in-one" solution for Linux music-makers.

Mount an Ext2 or Ext3 partition in Windows

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HowTos

There are different ways of sharing files between GNU/Linux and Windows. Mostly we make use of the services of a FAT32 (or FAT16) partition which can be read and written to by both Linux and Windows. The disadvantage of using a FAT partition for sharing files between Windows and GNU/Linux is that you are forced to reserve a part of disk space solely for sharing files.

Some Short Takes:

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Linux

Runners, Take Your Mark

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OSS

There is a fair to middlin' chance that GPL v3 will be announced this weekend at the Free Software Foundation's annual associate member and activist meeting in Cambridge, MA.

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