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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #209

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #209
  • Xubuntu Winning Artwork
  • When Things Go Well
  • New Ubuntu font giving Maverick a miss?
  • GTK Impression – Nautilus Breadcrumbs

My new new laptop!

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Hardware
Microsoft
Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Once again, I show off my toys. It's an article about my newest laptop, running a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. You get a hands on review of both the hardware and the software, the ease of installation, a comparison between the two systems, a practical guide to dual booting, and a handful of great screenshots.

Mandriva XFCE One edition

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The XFCE addict Mandriva community is proud to offer its latest release of the Mandriva XFCE One edition.

Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox released

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Linux

linuxmint.com/blog: The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox.

Experiment: I've Got My Editor Using Linux

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Linux

digitalversus.com: What is using Linux like in 2010? Can anybody pick it it? What about giving it a trial run first? Well, we're going to find out.

mFatOS - Ubuntu On Steroids

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Ubuntu

webupd8.org: mFatOS is an Ubuntu remaster optimized for Persian-speaking users - but don't worry, you don't have to speak Persian to use it. Based on ubuntu Lucid Lynx and SuperOS 10.04, mFatOS is multimedia-ready and loaded with tons of extra applications, themes and icons.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 370

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

* Reviews: Peering timidly at AUSTRUMI
* News: openSUSE launches 11.4 development cycle, Debian publishes 6.0 release update, Fedora announces systemd test day, Ubuntu improves netbook interface
* Interviews: Dru Lavigne, director of community development for PC-BSD

Samsung N150 Plus Netbook - Fedora, Mandriva, Ubuntu Maverick and Jolicloud

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: Rather than continue this sequence of posts with one per Linux distribution, which would end up being a lot of repetition, I've decided to wrap them all up in one bundle. There's good news and not so good news.

How Linux Got To China And The Nordic Open Source Miracle

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Linux
OSS

arcticstartup.com: Let’s do a small intellectual play: Web 2.0 services, or the current generation’s internet companies globally, are built for the most part on top of the so-called LAMP-stack. In other words their infrastructure is based on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP – a selection of open source software programs.

Start of feature cull for Firefox 4

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: Mozilla has confirmed that it has started culling features for version 4.0 of its open source Firefox web browser.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • GIMP howto: Attack of the Clones!
  • Install/Run Turbo C/C++ IDE on Linux
  • Going Linux Sep 05: #113 - Listener Feedback
  • Add desktop icons to KDE and GNOME
  • GNOME Activity Journal gets major performance improvements
  • Linux Beginners Q&A | LAS! s13e06
  • Stripes – KDE be free, freeBSD
  • GUI Program to install ath9k_htc (Atheros Linux Driver)
  • Cardapio - A lean application menu and launcher for Gnome
  • Screenshots from 120Mhz
  • Anamnesis - A New Linux Clipboard Manager With Full-Text Search
  • Fedora Systemd Test Day on Tuesday 2010/09/07

Xubuntu 10.10 Beta Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

webupd8.org: Xubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, the XFCE Ubuntu flavor got a lot of changes since the 10.04, starting with a new default wallpaper and theme:

Unified Stop Reload Go button comes to Firefox 4

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Pieces keep fitting in for the Firefox 4 theme refresh. Recent development nightlies now feature the planned stop-reload-go button next to the location bar.

Myth: Linux only has 1% market share

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Linux

linusearch.com: Opponent’s of the Open Source and or Linux community are quick to point to reports that claim that Linux only has a 1 percent market share or a little over. What is the truth about the adoption of Linux?

A prickly questionnaire

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Linux

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: When people see my OS, they always ask the question "What version of Windows is that?" I answer that I use Linux and most of them look at me as if I had spoken a word in some sort of an alien language.

Lightweight Distro Roundup

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Linux
  • Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 11 – PCLinuxOS LXDE
  • Lightweight Distro Roundup – The verdict

The Many Faces of Linux

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Linux may have started out small, but it’s grown by leaps and bounds. Today, Linux can be found on everything from a home wireless router to the gigantic mainframe in the data center.

Free Software Needs Free Tools

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Software
OSS

mako.cc: Over the last decade, free software developers have been repeatedly tempted use of proprietary tools in the creation of free software. From BitKeeper to SourceForge to Google Code to GitHub, non-free tools and services have played an important role in free software development and continue to create a number of subtle but important problems for our community.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

I’ve Moved On …

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MDV
Ubuntu

artwales.biz: My first encounter with Ubuntu was with Hardy Heron, also known as Ubuntu 8.04. This was sometime in 2008, about the time it was released. It was the 8th iteration.

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