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Seagate Freeagent Pro: hardware that comes with proprietary software

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Hardware

"Getting an external hard drive for my laptop seemed like such a good idea when I first thought about it. Seagate have got a dinky little 750 GB affair, called the Freeagent Pro, with lights that go up and down when it’s having a bit of a think to itself, so I got myself one of those. What I didn’t know when I bought it was that the hard drive came with all sorts of issues related to proprietary software."

The OOXML fight continues: here's one way you can help

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Microsoft

The fight against the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard is continuing in many countries. In the UK the UK Unix & Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) unsuccessfully, sought a judicial review of the British Standards Institute’s decision to vote yes. UKUUG are now seeking to appeal against that rejection of a review and you can help them.

Drigg is looking for a new co-maintainer!

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Drupal

Tony Mobily, Editor in Chief of Freesoftware Magazine, is looking for a co-maintainer for Drigg.

ubuntu bloggings

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu - I remain unconvinced

  • Do You Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu: Part I – First Impression
  • Ubuntu
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu
  • Skype or Ekiga on Ubuntu 8.04
  • An interview with dmizer

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • nVIDIA 8800 on Debian

  • Fixing Fonts in Opera on Ubuntu
  • Repair Ubuntu boot menu
  • Managing Resources in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Set Up a Custom Worksheet with KSysGuard
  • How to enable dual monitors with ATI diplay card in linux

People of openSUSE: Tanja Roth

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: How important is documentation to you and people around you? Certainly it is a lot! Then good news because openSUSE has a team focused on manuals for the SUSE Linux/openSUSE distribution. Today’s we have the opportunity to salute openSUSE Documentation Team member Tanja Roth!

What Happened to PCLinuxOS 2008 and Red Hat Consumer Linux Desktop

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: We know Linux has enough potential to be a consumer desktop and we also know that Linux has less than 2% of desktop market share. Let's admit the truth. Linux enthusiasts may site a thousand reasons on why Linux does not sit on consumer desktops, or conversely why people are not ready to Linux even after Linux is absolutely ready.

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” upgrade notes

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Ubuntu

ifireball.wordpress: As experienced computer users know, the fresh-released versions of products are typically not very stable and reliable. It takes a few months (Typically until the x.1 version is release) for the product to really stabilize and become production-ready.

Top M$ insults = Top linux slogans

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Microsoft

anotherbloggerbloke.blogspot: Sometimes, certain situations (like this)really support the fact --> never trust anyone called Gates, who sells you Windows. humorix.org has some splendid slogans dug from across the world. A few of my favourites:

20 Great Quotes from Richard M. Stallman

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OSS

junauza.com: I have here a collection of 20 of my favorite quotes from the famous free software evangelist and living legend Richard M. Stallman. I hope you will all like this one. Here it goes:

Kate Review: The Powerful KDE Text Editor

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Kate is the KDE Advanced Text Editor, and it does a great job for editing any type of text files, like Bash or Perl scripts, or C/C++ sources.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • List Install Pkgs on Ubuntu

  • 'uname -a' Explained
  • Audio-convert-mod a tool for converting audio file in linux

One small step for Amarok?

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Software

amarok.kde.org: I’m very excited to announce that the first Amarok->Cloud transfer has taken place. Just moments ago, for the first time ever (as far as I’m aware), a track was sent up into the Cloud from a desktop media player, escaping the local collection prison.

Tinkerer’s Toy: Chumby

nytimes.com: The Chumby is a fairly innocent-looking object resembling a clock radio, with a small touch screen and a leather-covered, padded exterior that feels like a beanbag. The Chumby is Internet-connected, runs on Linux software and is extremely hackable. In other words, it is a thoroughly open-source device.

OpenSUSE 11.0 KDE4 Initial Impressions

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SUSE

iandefor.wordpress: Since I found Windows XP so distasteful, I thought I’d give the fresh OpenSUSE 11.0 with KDE4 a try in its stead. My first impressions thus far are alright.

Giving Ubuntu a spin (with less risk)

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Ubuntu

bleedingedge.com.au/blog: I've noticed several forum members who are primarily Windows XP, wanting to try out Ubuntu. Nice to hear about your initiatives and get up and go, but please, consider less risky ventures than the classic dual boot.

short and shorter

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Linux
  • Sabayon Linux

  • Small and perfect. PCLinuxOS MiniMe.
  • OpenSuse 11.0 installed
  • First impressions about OpenSuSE 11.0
  • Ubuntu

NVIDIA GeForce 8200

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Radeon HD 3200 / 780G certainly impressed us, but today we are looking at NVIDIA's latest IGP offering for AMD's Phenom platform. While not all of these features are available to Linux customers, the GeForce 8200 supports DirectX 10, PureVideo HD, GeForce Boost, Hybrid SLI, and other leading edge features. Which IGP offering reigns supreme under Linux?

Linux is not for everyone

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Linux

muaztech.blogspot: Some months ago, my friend Mujahid told me that his family's computer running pirated Windows XP is running really slow. I told him to try Ubuntu.

openSUSE 11.0: Shine and Annoyance

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: OpenSUSE 11.0 is another major Linux spring release. This new release will become the basis for the commercial offering SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, which Novell will bring to market in 2009. The first buzz on the net about OpenSUSE 11.0 is clouded by negative feelings about Novell’s involvement.

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