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Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - The Crowning Jewel of the Ubuntu Family

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Ubuntu Studio 7.04 was finally released yesterday to what seemed like quite a bit of excitement. Ubuntu Studio is a version that focuses on multimedia creation and manipulation with what appears to me as an emphasis on music. At the time of this writing the official website seems to be experiencing a bit of trouble, perhaps due to the high traffic. In any case, sometimes the early bird does gets his worm and this time I was up early.

Review: Ubuntu Studio 7.04

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Ubuntu

thepcspy: Because this is based off an alternative Ubuntu release, the only option to use Ubuntu Studio is by installing it using the text-based installer. I can't deny I was a little sad not to see a live version, especially considering that they had already cracked into a DVD-sized distribution. To me it would have made sense to go the whole hog and let people play with it before they install.

Howto: Install Xfce 4.4.1 on (X)Ubuntu 7.04

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Tuxcity: Ubuntu Feisty comes with an xubuntu-desktop package delivering a Xfce4.4.0 Desktop environment. However, some of us (like me) want the latest of the latest, so if you are not faint hearted and feel like upgrading your Xfce desktop to the latest stable version here is how.

Also: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Installation notes
And: Install Pidgin 2.0.0 on Ubuntu Feisty (with all plugins)
And: Automatix Alternatives

Newspapers use open-source software to engage readers online

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Drupal

journalism.co.uk: A growing number of newspapers are turning to open-source software in the race to build engaging news websites. An online a free content management system (CMS) called Drupal is gaining more and more ground.

I changed to KUbuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

Rudd-O: After a decade of using RPM-based distributions (first Red Hat 5.2, then Mandrake, then Red Hat 9, then Fedora), I’m now using a Debian-based distro. Yes, I changed to KUbuntu a few hours ago.

OpenSUSE Profiles Linux Users. Uses Macintosh to Report.

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SUSE

Sniptools: Novell’s openSUSE has been getting some press lately. To move along their gamble for enterprise Linux, they conducted a massive survey. And then, there’s the fun in noting the “Document Properties” of this PDF file.

Also: New look for opensuse.org

Gentoo 2007.0

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Gentoo
Reviews

techgage.com: The latest Gentoo release is upon us and I am going to take a look at what's new. Promised updates include a revamped installer and the latest versions of your favorite applications.

Mint 3.0 Beta 012

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Ubuntu

bcm blogs: I like Ubuntu. A lot. This was not always the case. I like Mint even better. It fixes many of the things I do not like about Ubuntu, such as the color/sound schemes, and adds good stuff like MintWifi.

Dual Monitors with NVidia in Ubuntu

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ubuntu geek: It’s quite a pain to get dual monitors working your first time using Linux, however I hope this guide will make the process relatively quick and painless.

Limiting the number of user processes under Linux

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503 Service Unavailable: Some weeks ago there was a controversial discussion at Kriptopolis (a Spanish site mainly dedicated to computer security) about a supposed Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability present in many Linux distributions and some BSDs.

Mac, PC or Linux? Your next operating system

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PC Advisor: Choosing the perfect PC platform has never been easier. There have been significant advances in the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac and Linux operating systems, so let PC Advisor show you how to enjoy the benefits of all three

Linux guru backs new GNU licence

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ComputerWeekly: Open source guru Alan Cox has voiced his support for the controversial version 3.0 of the GNU General Public Licence in an exclusive podcast interview with Computer Weekly.

The future of open source...more lock-in

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OSS

Matt Asay: Just when you think Tim is an optimist, he reminds you that he's somewhat of a realist. Tim implies that we've reached the second phase of open source: the Google phase

Why Doesn't Microsoft Have A Cult Religion?

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Microsoft

Information Week: Apple has one. So do Java, Oracle, IBM, and Google. Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is dedicated to spreading the gospel of St. Linus Torvalds and St. Richard Stallman. But does anyone really worship the Gods of Redmond?

The Freedom to be Civil

Linux Today: This whole business of how we treat each other online has been on my mind a lot lately. I know you've heard all the same excuses and justifications as I have for treating other people shabbily. Maybe I'm getting mushy in my old age, but I think it's wrong and destructive.

Why Dolphin is a Good Choice for KDE4

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Linux App Finder: I've always been a big fan of Konqueror so when I heard that Dolphin was going to be the new default file manager for KDE4 I was disappointed. But after researching the decision further and actually giving Dolphin a try, I'm a convert.

15 Coolest Firefox Tricks Ever

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Moz/FF

LifeHacker: Everybody’s favorite open-source browser, Firefox, is great right out of the box. And by adding some of the awesome extensions available out there, the browser just gets better and better. Get to be a Jedi master with the following cool Firefox tricks.

Rethinking the Linux Distribution

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ONLamp.com: This article ties together a number of exciting ideas in the Free/Open Source (FOSS) community, to suggest a new direction for the Linux distribution. Many of these ideas are also applicable to BSD-based systems.

Gaim, er, Pidgin, finally hits 2.0

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Linux.com: It's the release that Gaim users have been waiting for since December 2005. After seven beta releases, several interface revamps, and a name change, Pidgin 2.0 is finally available in the wild. It's an improvement over the Gaim 1.5 series, but it's disappointing that after all that time, voice support for instant messaging networks that support that feature is still absent.

South Chilean penguin strays to Peru

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physorg.com: A Magellanic penguin has stunned scientists by showing up in Peru, some 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) from home in southern Chile. he penguin appeared to have been acting alone and not as part of a migration.

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