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The Netbook Experience Is A Little Less Shiny Right Now

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Hardware

Caitlyn Martin: During the holidays I received some Hanukkah gelt from family specifically earmarked for buying myself a new computer. I ordered the one that seemed to give me the most power for the least money in a very small and lightweight case: a Sylvania g Netbook.

Linux-based HP Mini Mi ships with command line disabled

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Yesterday, while looking through the Comdex news feeds, I stumbled across a Mini Mi 1000 HP product announcement from HP. What caught my eye on the product page wasn't the description of the GUI, it was what followed on the next line. Preceded by "Please note" in bold, the HP page states "the Linux command line interface is disabled on this edition."

Biting into the Linux Sandwich of 2009

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blogs.the451group: I wrote last year about how 2008 would be the ‘Year of Non-desktop Linux’. As we embark on 2009, I have a similar view, but in keeping with all of the turkey and ham and leftovers from the holidays and to present a more appetizing analogy, I envision the ‘2009 Linux Sandwich.’

Did Vietnam take open source too far?

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Dana Blankenhorn: It’s what every red-blooded capitalist with a Microsoft button most fears, and rails against here and elsewhere, especially when we talk about open source in the developing world. Mandate open source?

Ways YOU can contribute to Ubuntu

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meandubuntu.wordpress: I thought I might make a list of ways to contribute to Ubuntu (or Linux in general), and provide my thoughts on them. I’ve tried to list them in rough order of “difficulty”, from easy to hard, where difficulty means how much effort it takes.

ViewSonic is even jumping into netbook game

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Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Is there anyone NOT making netbooks these days? ViewSonic, best known for making monitors, digital picture frames and projectors, has hopped into the netbook game, launching the VieBook.

Pixel’s departure from Mandriva

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MDV

blog.mandriva: Pixel will be leaving Mandriva on February. We would like to take the opportunity to thank him for his commitment and endeavour whilst at Mandriva and we wish him every success in his future activities.

The 2008 Linux and free software timeline

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lwn.net: 2008 proved to be an interesting year, with great progress in useful software that made our systems better. Of course, there were some of the usual conflicts. Here is LWN's eleventh annual timeline of significant events in the Linux and free software world for the year.

A New, Easy To Use Disk Formatter For GNOME

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Software

phoronix.com: GParted is not exactly the ideal program for new Linux users to familiarize themselves with if all they want to do is format a USB drive or external storage device. Fortunately, a new GNOME utility has come about that is designed to be simple yet powerful.

Review: OpenSuSE 11.1

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vwbusguy.wordpress: I am a fan of the gnome desktop. I respect KDE, but don’t use it, and to be fair didn’t try the KDE version of openSuSE. Since OpenSuSE ships gnome 2.24, I had assumed my UI experience would be somewhat similar.

16 Free Games - Part 3

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Gaming

pcmech.com: Didn’t get enough games in part 2? Here are some more!

Turn Your Ubuntu Intrepid Into Mac OSX Leopard

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: This is an updated version of my previous post Turn Ubuntu Hardy into Mac OSX. That post was written six months ago and many things have changed during this period of time.

OpenOffice.org vs. Go-OO: Cutting through the Gordian Knot

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OOo

earthweb.com: Is OpenOffice.org (OOo), the popular free office application, "a profoundly sick project," as developer Michael Meeks alleges? Or are his comments a poorly concealed effort to promote Go-OO, Novell's version of OOo, as the anti-Novell lobby suggests?

Help On The Way: Five Great Linux Support Sites

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Linux

bmighty.com: Linux support and documentation sites are a dime a dozen -- and some aren't worth much more than that. Here are a few sites that really give you your money's worth . . . or at least they would, if most of the content wasn't already free.

Artwork for Ubuntu Jaunty Already Impressive

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  • Artwork for Ubuntu Jaunty Already Impressive

  • Jaunty Jackalope - New Volume Control Applet

Goodbye openSUSE. Hello Linux Mint.

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alternativenayk.wordpress: Enough is enough. After numerous attempts to get openSUSE 11.1 working, including many many reinstalls, I finally erased everything in favour of Linux Mint 6 (Felicia… whatever that means!).

today's leftovers

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News
  • Turn Your Linux Desktop into an Alarm Clock

  • Navigate on Linux command shell history
  • A gentle introduction to video encoding, part 4: captioning
  • How To Create Your Own IRC Chat Channel
  • Linux CLI (Command Line Interface) Tricks
  • The CentOS Test
  • Linux netbooks to hit the UK highstreet
  • Dell Mini 9 gets 64GB SSD option for Linux
  • EMTEC to Reveal Gdium Mobile Netbook at CES
  • rm -rf /
  • Migration Assistant In Ubuntu 9.04
  • OpenSuse 11.1 Day 3 Disaster
  • An Update on OpenSUSE 11.1
  • Interview With Pat Tiernan of Climate Savers Computing
  • Red Hat, Ingres Put Twist On LAMP Developer Stack
  • Mot taps Linux for rugged mobile phone
  • Packaging Quality
  • Linux breadboard targets wireless geo-location
  • Funtoo and Sunrise
  • Why Desktop Linux Holds Its Own Against OS X

Using the Broadcom proprietary wireless driver on Mandriva Linux 2009

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Hardware
MDV

HappyAssassin.net has a guide to using the Broadcom proprietary wireless driver on Mandriva Linux 2009. It's easier to set up and performs better than the native 'b43' driver, or using ndiswrapper.

NLnet to fund AbiWord OpenDocument improvements

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OSS

uwog.net: As some of you might know, some of the AbiWord developers started a company called AbiSource Corporation a few months back. Today NLnet agreed to fund AbiSource Corporation (still need to sign the papers) to work on resolving the OpenDocument issue list, which is awesome!

OLPC Just Got Gutted, 50% Staff Gone!

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: The official OLPC blog so innocently says that One Laptop Per Child is "Refocusing our mission" with an email from Nicholas Negroponte that clearly shows that the OLPC organization is really being gutted.

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Leftovers: Software

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    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
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