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A look at Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

greenhughes.com: I can't help noticing the number of Asus EEE PCs around now, it is strange to think that twelve months ago these weren't really about and there was still discussion of when will be the "year of the Linux desktop". And now Canonical has been working with a couple of them to produce the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

Stop the press: Watch the news with Linux!

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Linux

useopensource.blogspot: I don't know which stars aligned to cause this, but every single news website that I tested with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS now has a correctly working video feed! I wasn't expecting this.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #96

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 96 for the weeks June 15th - June 21st, 2008, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: how to run a Bug Jam, French Live CD derivative, new core developers, Jalapa (Nicaragua) government migrates to Ubuntu, Pennsylvania LoCo featured on local radio, and Ubuntu in the Debian Packages Tracking System.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Securing Your Linux Or Unix System - Part 4a

  • Howto Install Gimpshop in Ubuntu Hardy
  • Bash Functions
  • Resolving OpenSUSE 11.0 Sound Issue With Some Audigy Cards
  • Crazy Ubuntu and getting Openbox running
  • OpenVPN on Fedora 9
  • KDE Tip - Switching NumLock On at the KDE Login Screen
  • openSUSE 11.0 Get rid of pulse audio

The Ubuntu Project: Is Linux Right For Word Workers?

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Ubuntu

copywriterunderground.com: My six year-old HP laptop has never failed me. But lately, it has been making me wait. Was I screwed? Time to shell out for another laptop?

Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS versus Micrsoft Vista SP1 Business edition

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OS

terkeurst.org: In the past I have tried a number of Linux distributions. All those reviews ended with the feeling; “nice for a geek but I don’t think the rest of world wants to go back to the commandline and non consistent GUI’s”.

Firefox 3.0 first impressions, part 1: the great, the good

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Moz/FF

tech.blorge.com: Download Day came and went, boasting an impressive 8 million downloads in the first 24 hours. Today, they’ve almost doubled that number in a little over a half a week later. Now that users have field tested the new product, we’d like to take a look at some of great and not-so-great features and capabilities of the new Firefox.

Also: part 2: the ok, the bad, the ugly

openSUSE 11

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SUSE

allajunaki.wordpress: So after being not too happy with fedora 9 ( Dont know why, but fedora 9 just doesnt cut it, I have been a fedora user since FC6), I was looking for an alternative OS. Somehow Ubuntu didnt quite interest me.

Pardus 2008 RC2

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Linux

distro-review.com: Pardus is a release that I didn't discover by myself; more it was thrust in front of me by a community of passionate users. Whenever I was looking for 'the most usable' distro someone would always recommend Pardus - so I gave it a go.

KDE 4.1 Beta 2 Bug Status

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KDE

artipc10.vub.ac.be: This week-end, I installed KDE 4.0.83 also known as 4.1 beta 2. Here's a quick round-up of issues I reported:

Why I Use Gentoo?

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Gentoo

rahulthewall.wordpress: I have been asked this question many times. And of course the assumption is that I am some sort of a masochist who enjoys wasting time on compiling packages. However, that is not entirely true. There are some other reasons.

openSUSE - Searching for Programs and Packages

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: I had some writing to do and this provided a good opportunity to actually spend a few hours on OpenSUSE 11.0. When trying to work with OpenSUSE the way I am used to work I quickly needed to install some new programs.

CPU frequency scaling in Linux

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HowTos

idebian.wordpress: The recent CPUs have a feature which let them scale their operating frequency (changing a voltage power supply input) according to the system/user needs. This post addresses the frequency scaling setup in Linux.

Explaining Linux lingo to non-Linux users

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Linux

ubuntucat.wordpress: The other day, I was trying to explain to my wife why I wanted to install Ubuntu on my Eee PC in place of Xandros. She is not tech-stupid. She’s quite tech-savvy actually. She just isn’t that Linux-savvy. I found myself spewing out a whole bunch of words I knew she wouldn’t understand.

NVIDIA GeForce 8 Kernel Mode-Setting

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Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this week we shared that work on Nouveau Companion has been halted until at least the end of August and the project has been in a state of disarray. Some readers have expressed concern whether Nouveau will be able to continue full-speed ahead, but today there is some good news coming out of this reverse-engineered NVIDIA camp.

Review: Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: With a lot of fuss and a new downloads record, Firefox was launched just the other days, filling the headlines of all the news websites throughout the Internet. The interface itself didn't change much, except for a small change here and one there.

Google spice brings out open source aroma

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OSS

itwire.com: It's summer in the United States which means Google's annual season of code is in swing. This event has run over the past three years and is by all measures a successful happening.

Choosing a Linux distro

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Linux

manishtech.wordpress: Here I list many distros which have gained a lot ground of late and can be truly called desktop OS. Some information are also appended along with them so that you can make a nice decision.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Emacs Quick Introduction

  • Firefox 3 and Color Management
  • Firefox Shortcut Keys
  • Running Binary nVidia Drivers under Xen Host
  • Gestikk - mouse gesture recognition in Ubuntu
  • What is GRUB or a bootloader?
  • Starting out with the Eee PC

some drupal stuff

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Drupal
  • Drupal’s Creator Envisions Web Publishing’s Plug-and-Play Future

  • Acquia commercializing Drupal open-source publishing platform
  • Drupal, SEO, and you
  • Drupal Tips
  • Forrester brings Drupal in the boardroom
  • WordPress and Drupal Compared—The Pro's and Cons of Each CMS
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Debian News

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Ubuntu Leftovers

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Microsoft Watch

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    Microsoft Corp. is more that doubling an earlier job cut plan, part of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s move to pare the company’s smartphone ambitions. Some 2,850 positions worldwide will be eliminated in fiscal 2017, the company said Thursday in a regulatory filing. That’s in addition to 1,850 job cuts, primarily in the smartphone hardware business and sales, announced in May.
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