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Ubuntu 8.10 gets closer

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com.au: The Ubuntu project has made available an advance testing version of its popular Linux distribution, with the full 8.10, 'Intrepid Ibex' release scheduled to be released in October.

Firefox 3 Alpha 2 reviewed

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Mozilla has released the second alpha of Shiretoko, the development codename of Firefox 3.1. Alpha 2 brings a handful of improvements and new features that help advance the web to a more open, standards based stage, while tweaking the user experience.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Review

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Linux
Hardware

reviews.cnet.com: Dell's entry into the Netbook market means its time to take these low-cost, low-power PCs seriously. The Inspiron Mini 9 is an excellent example of the form, if not radically different from the competition.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to create an ubuntu 8.04.1 boot floppy

  • Howto select Per-user Editor in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid)
  • Use LatencyTOP to pinpoint latency
  • Ubuntu Disk Quotas
  • Naming Conventions for Hard Disks and Partitions
  • Spin openSUSE Live CD or USB stick image “easily”
  • XFCE, SLiM, PAM, and Jack
  • What Windows Or New Users Need To Know About Ubuntu
  • Building Chrome with Debian (or getting out the polishing cloth at least)
  • Controlling Internet access with SafeSquid
  • Gnac - A Simple Program to Convert Audio Files
  • Get involved: Gentoo Bugday coming up Saturday
  • Can Dell and Vodafone play leapfrog with Linux?
  • Yahoo.com promoting Firefox 3
  • The Linux laptop goes to school
  • End of an era: Dell may dump its factories
  • Has the head of MySQL left Sun?
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 RC1 - Camelopard Screenshots
  • Linux Caffe, 326 Harbord Street
  • Howdy World! A Funny Unix/Linux Programming Joke

Closing X Developer Summit 2008 Notes

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Software

phoronix.com: Aside from the short X Server 1.6 release plans and clarifying UXA+EXA, there are a few other notes to share from this afternoon's X.Org/Intel talk.

KVM vs. Xen vs. VMware. Is it a Hypervisor War?

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Software

internetnews.com: For years, Xen and VMware have been the virtualization technologies of choice for open source operating systems vendors. With Red Hat's acquisition of Qumranet yesterday and its competing Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) open source hypervisor the winds of change may be blowing, or not.

Announcing the Ubuntu Manpage Repository

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Ubuntu

dustinkirkland.wordpress: I love the Ubuntu Wiki, and I think the Official Ubuntu Documentation is great! These are two important reasons why Ubuntu has been such a successful Linux distribution. But at the end of the day, I’m a terminal-and-manpage kind of a guy.

Hacker-friendly karaoke PMP runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A Taiwanese electronic system design company has developed an open-source MP3, video, and Karaoke player that runs Linux 2.6.x. Cool-Idea Technology's Cool-Karaoke uses a 400MHz ARM920t processor, includes 4GB of flash and a 320x240 display, and supports customization with a freely downloadable toolchain and source code.

Wizard Boot Camp, Part Nine: (More) Utilities You Should Know

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Software

linux-mag.com: We’re getting near the end of our series of tips that wizards should know. Thing time we’re covering the second in a sub-series about Linux utilities. There’s more about ln, including some examples of how to use a data file and a combination of other utilities. And we’ll see some examples of what the tiny editor sed can do — like editing email as it pours through a mail server.

intrepid alpha-5 released

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. With "Intrepid Ibex" Alpha 5 come some new features as well as lots of bug fixes.

First look: Firefox 3.1 alpha 2 officially released

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has officially announced the availability of the second Firefox 3.1 alpha. This release includes support for the highly-anticipated HTML 5 "video" element and a handful of other features that move the browser forward.

Selling GNU/Linux in a box

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Linux

linux.com: Eight years ago, computer stores stocked a choice of GNU/Linux distributions -- established ones like Caldera, Red Hat, and SUSE, and newcomers like Corel, Progeny, and Stormix. Now, only Ubuntu and openSUSE offer box sets, and both face challenges that other distributions found unsolvable.

openSUSE 11.0: Handles Server Duty Well

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SUSE

linuxplanet.com: OpenSUSE 11.0 does a great job on the desktop, but it shines equally as bright in the server role. Everything you need to set up most any type of server comes on the OpenSUSE 11.0 installation DVD. The trick is narrowing down the options to the ones you'll really need.

Who’s going to pay for open source software?

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OSS

openlogic.com/blogs: This week theme has been "who's going to pay for open source?" It's shown up in a number of blogs, like Matt Asay's. In several blog posts he's said things like "Who will pay for open source in the future?" and "Someone has to pay for this stuff, and it's not going to be governments." Roberto Gallopini's post quotes Larry Augustine saying that customers need to be educated on the value of open source. I'm sorry, it's just not the simple.

Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 1

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Over the years I've noted that Java-based music and sound applications have increased in number and quality, yet no comprehensive list or summaries have covered these advances. And so at long last I present this survey of music and sound applications that require Java.

Opera 9.60 beta 1 RC

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Software

opera.com: Thats right, Opera 9.6 is soon ready for its first beta flight. We have now frozen all features and only critical fixes go in. Really soon now, the beta will be released, but we want more feedback from you guys before we do so.

Building Trust in Linux Distributions

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: When running a Linux system, a user relies on the creator of the Linux distribution to provide them with a stable, fast, secure and bug-free experience. But given the experience of recent weeks, it may be worth considering how that user makes sure that's what they get.

Fedora 8 and 9 updates status

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Linux

redhat.com: Today we've reached a major milestone in this progress. We have done a successful compose of all the existing and as of yesterday pending updates for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9, all signed with our new keys. These updates will soon hit mirrors in a new set of directory locations.

Kick Linux To The Curb?

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: Recently I found myself presented with the possibility of switching to Apple's OS X. Keeping in mind that I already have a Mac in our home in the form of my wife's computer, the idea of me using it did get me thinking. What would it take for me to completely abandon Linux and return to the world of closed source operating systems?

How free software makes money

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: Many big corps support Free and Open Source Software in different ways. Everything’s strictly business, just that the company doesn’t need to burn down half the Amazon Rainforest to do it.

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