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One Laptop per Child on 60 Minutes, Sunday May 20

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OLPC

Red Hat Mag: Little green men often make the front pages of supermarket tabloids. Little green laptops? Not so much. But this Sunday, the XO (which we’ve been talking about for months) will get its mainstream news debut on CBS’s highly regarded program, 60 Minutes. (A far cry from the National Enquirer.)

Elisa

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Software

paul cutler’s blog: With the recent announcement of Ubuntu forming a Media Center team focusing on Elisa as it’s media center platform, I took another look at Elisa as a potential solution for my home theater PC.

Government Department Ditches Windows, Moves to PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has successfully completed User's Training on Free open Source System (FOSS) and PC Linux to equip its staff and employees in Bicol the basic features of PCLinuxOS.

openSUSE 10.3 alpha 4 report

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Reviews
SUSE
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openSUSE 10.3 alpha 4 was released a couple of days ago and I've been in testing mode. This release doesn't bring any new eye candy, but there are a few changes under the hood. As with the last, a lot of sites picked up on this release indicating that interest is ever increasing.

SimplyMEPIS 6.5 - Simply Easy

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Linux
Reviews

TechieMoe Rants: MEPIS was introduced to me originally by a fellow I met completely randomly in a book store. I liked it a lot back then, and subsequent versions have been solid, if not necessarily noteworthy.

Also: Minix 3.1.3

The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

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MDV
HowTos

Mandriva Club: After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.

Moglen: SUSE Vouchers Have No Expiration Date!

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SUSE

Groklaw: This is news indeed. Todd Bishop has the story. Eben Moglen is saying that the SUSE vouchers Microsoft is distributing have no expiration date! I didn't know this. It's huge. This is, according to Moglen's remarks, another defense to any patent infringement claim by Microsoft, and it may well bring that campaign to a screeching halt.

Why people really don't switch to Linux

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Linux

DesktopLinux: Over in the DesktopLinux forums, people have been talking about why -- if Linux is so darned great -- don't people give up Windows and move to it.

KDE 3.5.7 in Cooker

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: KDE 3.5.7 just land in Cooker. KDE 3.5.7 will feature bugfixes and improvements over the 3.5.6 release ( as shipped in 2007.1 Spring ).

New GCC 4.2.0 -- boon to developers, bore to distros

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Software

Linux.com: Earlier this week, the GNU project announced a major release of the popular GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 4.2.0 introduces new features and several improvements for developers, but most of the distribution developers we spoke with aren't rushing to take advantage of the new release.

Mozilla awarded the World Information Society Award

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: The International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency for information and communication technology has awarded the Mozilla Corporation with the World Information Society Award "for its outstanding contribution to the development of world-class Internet technologies and applications."

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Graphics

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: One of the greater benefits I've found while using KDE is the wide range of applications that come bundled with it. While some would call that bloat, I call it a benefit. But one of the disadvantages of having so many included applications is that sometimes some really good programs get lost in the shuffle or forgotten about. These are what I call the "Lesser Apps of KDE".

K Menu Icon Size for your openSUSE Desktop

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HowTos

suserants: In recent versions of KDE, there is a new K Menu layout. This is called the “SUSE Menu Style”. The traditional K Menu style is called the “KDE Menu Style”. You can switch between them by right-clicking on the K Menu. There is an option to switch to switch in the small menu that appears.

The mysterious force driving open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Consensus is the mysterious force driving open source. Consensus, in this sense, is a scientific concept. It’s not the same as unanimity, nor is it the same as democracy. It’s a common acceptance and practice which must prove its utility each day.

Dell announces the models for Ubuntu

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Hardware

Jeremy’s Blog: We will be launching a Linux based OS (Ubuntu) on the E520, 1505 and XPS 410 starting next Thursday, 5/24. The goal of launching Linux is to continue to give our customers more choices to customize their new Dell.

Cheap PCs: too good to be true?

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Hardware

pcadvisor blogs: The UK's biggest PC bargains could completely change your perception of the cost of hardware. But does the drive towards ever-cheaper computing come at a cost?

Fix for Beryl Worspaces Problem in Feisty Fawn

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HowTos

ubuntu geek: Problem - The workspace options dissapeared when right clicking on a window using the beryl manager.

Linux move reaps dividends for stockbroker

silicon.com: Case Study: Since stockbroker Redmayne-Bentley revamped its IT infrastructure with a move to Linux the business has been reaping the rewards.

Search Status exposes website details

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Moz/FF

tectonic: Search Status is a great Firefox extension that provides a handful of additional information on any site you're visiting at the time.

Open source vendors fight back against Microsoft patent claims

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Microsoft

ComputerWorld: "They want open-source software companies to like them and tell everyone what a good friend to open-source software Microsoft is," said Dave Rosenberg, CEO of MuleSource, an open-source middleware vendor. "But it's clear that the goal is not to embrace but to destroy."

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