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Remember Xubuntu?

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Ubuntu

If you’ve been around Ubuntu for a year or so, you might recognize that as the default desktop for Breezy Badger Xubuntu version 5.10, released in November of 2005. Now fast-forward to 2007. The Gnomification rolls onward, and the weight of Xubuntu grows with each revolution.

First Open Graphics board appears

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Hardware

JOSEPH BLACK AND his team of graphics enthusiasts have been working for quite some time on a pretty encouraging project - an open-spec graphics card.

Why Ubuntu Is Number One (Ubuntu Phenomenon)

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Ubuntu

I was always wondering why Ubuntu Linux became so popular within couple of years. There are thousands of other Linux distributions, some of them are more then 10 years old, but Ubuntu became so popular in a short period of time.

Zenwalk 4.2: A step forward, yet not

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Linux

Distrowatch announced the release of Zenwalk 4.2. Kernel 2.6.18.6, X.Org 7.1.1, Python 2.5, Avahi 0.6.15, XFCE 4.3.99.3 featuring xfce-rss-plugin, then the brand-new "Zenpanel"(!), and an add-on to Thunar: Search4files. Several other improvements make it a welcomed release.

Book Review: Moving to Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews

Ubuntu Linux is still an exciting and easy to learn Linux distribution, but for those who only know Windows, changing from Windows to Linux might be a daunting task for the novice or expert computer user. Moving to Ubuntu Linux covers the aspects of Ubuntu and what to expect from it.

How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu Edgy Eft

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives.

Free software may kill some software firms. So what?

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OSS

Some people who advocate against free software claim that it's bad for the economy and not sustainable in the long term, because the lack of direct revenue on developing free software makes it harder to make money out of developing such software. Is that really true? Let's find out.

"Apple Bug" number six hits Windows, Linux too

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Security

The Month of Apple Bugs has turned up another cross-platform issue - this time one that affects Windows, Linux and potentially other operating systems in addition to Mac OS X.

Today's Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setup a Desktop Firewall with Firestarter

  • Install Skype Instant messenger
  • Xephyr
  • installing_freebsd_6_1
  • Set Windows as Default OS when Dual Booting Ubuntu
  • How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data

  • Find all .mp3 files and move to new directory
  • HOWTO enable coredumps
  • How to display Microsoft fonts like in Windows in CentOS

New Release of a Cool Canadian Distro: Vector Linux 5.8

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Linux
Reviews

Once upon a time there was a small, lightweight distribution based on Slackware. It wasn’t all that different from any of a number of small, lightweight distros designed to work on older hardware though it seemed to be well thought out. That was Vector Linux 1.8 six years ago. Since then VL has grown into a full featured distribution available in several different configurations.

TestDriving SimplyMepis 6.0-4 Beta 2

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Linux
Reviews
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SimplyMepis is in another development cycle and version 6.0-4 beta 2 was recently released. I wasn't overly impressed with the original 6.0 release and was a bit curious as to how things were progressing. So, I downloaded the 32bit beta 2 to give it a test run.

Nokia N800 Internet Tablet unboxed

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Hardware

Well surprise surprise, it looks like Nokia is taking a bit different branding tact with its 770 successor, adding it to the N series and giving it a fancy new N800 moniker. Oh, and did we mention it's been unboxed?

Firefox use nearly doubled in '06; Safari gained, IE and Netscape lost

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Moz/FF

Propelled by the release of its Version 2.0 in October, the free Firefox Web browser saw almost a 50% increase in use during 2006, according to one Web measurement firm.

A history lesson: How we almost lost Ogg Vorbis support on all MP3 players

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Misc

Until today (where I stumbled over an article describing the problem) I was never aware of the fact that we almost lost support for Ogg Vorbis on all MP3 players. And that would have been a pity, because quite a lot of my music is stored as Ogg Vorbis - and yes, my portable player, the IAudio U2 plays Ogg Vorbis!

Vector Linux Standard 5.8: Small & Speedy

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Linux
Reviews

Vector Linux has been an interesting beast in my past reviews. For some reason I had less trouble with the "Standard" edition (which is free) than I did with the $30 "Deluxe" edition. If that holds true again, I don't expect to have any major hiccups with this release. We shall see.

My Password Manager

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Software

A while back I asked a question here about software to manage logins and passwords. I appreciate all the answers and pretty much tried everything that was offered. Well, I now have a very different solution than I expected. Mainly, it taught me to better define the problem before looking for the solution.

Sabayon 3.25 (32bit)

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Linux
Reviews

All things considered, Sabayon 3.25 really is a mammoth distribution. The developers have obviously spent a lot of time and effort improving not only the look and feel, but also the functionality of their offering. And it was worth it. Sabayon really looks finished now, and works out-of-the-box – the user doesn’t have to know how to configure anything anymore.

What To Expect From KDE 4.0

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KDE

With KDE 4.0 being released later this year a lot of Linux users have started speculating on what we can expect from this big KDE version release. The consensus is that the features in KDE 4.0 are going to be prettier, More “user friendly” and more intuitive than KDE 3.5.

KDE Room at FOSDEM 2007

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KDE

FOSDEM is yet another one of those catchy acronyms that stands for nothing less than "Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting". KDE will again be hosting a room dedicated to talks and chat about the free desktop.

AP to forge ties with MIT for open source software

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OSS

The Andhra Pradesh government is forging ties with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT will provide funding and technological assistance for developing and promoting different software components including an open source platform.

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