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As a long time user of Linux, and reader of Linux Magazines, Websites and Blogs, many see the current Linux situation as being a dawn of a new horizon. Essentially the release of the EEE PC, the timely release of Vista and Ubuntu have all kick started the “Linux Revolution” for the Linux desktop.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 261

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: KDE4: A Fork in the Road, with No Clear Direction?

  • News: Gentoo's False Start, Debian Day 2008, openSUSE Build Service 1.0
  • Released last week: GoblinX 2.7, Absolute Linux 12.1.02
  • Upcoming releases: Granular Linux 1.0, sidux 2008-03
  • Reviewed last week: SliTaz GNU/Linux 1.0, Foresight Linux 2.0.2.1, Puppy Linux 4.00
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Asus blames lack of Linux Eee PCs on Atom hold-ups

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Asus has blamed Intel not Microsoft for the apparent absence of the Atom-based Eee PC 901 from UK suppliers' shelves.

When "Supported" Doesn't Equal "Fully Functional"

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Linux
Hardware

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: As your experience in Linux grows, you learn one thing: don’t buy new hardware or peripherals without checking whether it’s supported by your favorite distribution. It saves both money and disappointments. I wanted to buy a decent mediaplayer. One of the players that had both positive reviews and a strong indication of Linux support was the Creative Zen Vision:M.

In Praise of Modularity

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: One of Linus Torvalds' greatest contributions to free software – and, indeed, to software in general – came about purely by chance. As he told me back in 1996, as he reflected on how the Linux kernel had come about and grown:

Untangle gateway continues to impress in open source gateways

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently, I have been evaluating various gateways for Internet facing devices for the small office or home office (SOHO) over the last few weeks. This functionality in this space continues to impress me, and the best part is that a lot of it is available for free.

KDE loses stalwart, Uwe Thiem

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KDE
Obits

tectonic.co.za: KDE stalwart and African developer Uwe Thiem passed away on Friday afternoon. Uwe was a long-standing developer of KDE and an ardent advocate of free and open source software.

today's howtos & leftovers

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News
HowTos
  • Broadcom Wireless in OpenSUSE 11.0

  • Top Ten Processes Watcher
  • Killing off Ubuntu’s insane update manager
  • Installing Gentoo 2008.0 Live CD
  • Turn off Firefox 3’s “awesome bar”
  • Howto Check For Linux Rootkits
  • MIDI support in OpenSUSE 11.0 w/ Gstreamer
  • Opensolaris and Ubuntu Dual boot
  • Disk Monitoring and reporting Utilities in linux

  • MP3 Tag Editing in Linux
  • Linux in the real world - in the wild
  • DRM File Restructuring For Linux 2.6.27
  • Opinion needed for the KDE menu of mandriva 2009.0
  • Ubuntu vs Mac OS Scorecard
  • Goodbye Kubuntu, Hello OpenSUSE

gOS Space: OSX like operating system without Apple

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: I’ve been a fan of gOS for a while now. I’ve been running their Rocket release for about a year. It’s based on Ubuntu and has the benefit of pre-installed Enlightenment. It’s solid, runs well on lower-end hardware, and…it’s Enlightenment (what more do you want?)

KDevelop 4: A New Era

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: Like KDE4, KDevelop has seen much work on essential internal mechanisms (much like the pillars of KDE), the power of which will become evident over the next year or so. Progress has been great recently. In today's blog I'll concentrate on language support.

Linux 2.6.26

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Linux

lkml.org: So it's been almost three months since 2.6.25 (87 days to be exact, I think), making this a longer-than-usual release cycle. Or maybe it just feels that way, and we're always getting close to three months these days. But it's out there now.

Review: Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' Alpha 2

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Ubuntu

headshotgamer.com: These early snapshots are important to the Linux gaming community. The reason for this is simple; Gamers are hardware junkies. Newer kernels support newer hardware and the newer the distro, the newer the packages.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #99

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 99 for the weeks July 6th - July 12th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: special 100th issue of the UWN next week, Intrepid Alpha 2 released, Ubuntu stats, new Kubuntu website, Ubuntu in US retailers, and much, much more!

email-reminder: Never forget a birthday or an anniversary again

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Email-Reminder is a simple tool to define events for which you want to receive a reminder by email. These reminders (sent out daily by a small cronjob) can be either on the day of the event and/or a few days beforehand.

Linux based virtualisation – the way to save money and go green

itwire.com: Virtualisation is a technology that can work wonders: provide a testing environment, enhance your processing power, consolidate your computing resources, decrease running costs, preserve legacy apps and more! Here’s how virtualisation can benefit you and why the Linux route really beats out the competition.

Linux not essential to Eee PC success: ASUS

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Linux
Hardware

apcmag.com: Penguin-powered mini notebooks are selling like hotcakes. But will they finally bring Linux into the mainstream? Don’t count on it.

Mandriva Linux 2009.0 First Impressions

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MDV

lxer.com: This is sort of a first impressions report on both Mandriva Linux 2009.0 Alpha 2 and a bit of a report on what I've discovered about KDE 4 (4.1). I'm currently running Mandriva Linux 2009.0 Live CD on a Virtual Box virtual machine on my laptop.

More proof that the revolution is under way

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Tonight I met a systems engineer for a European car company who spent 20 minutes talking my ear off about the virtues of Linux, and how much it had changed — for the better — since his college days.

Learning The Linux Lingo

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Linux

makeuseof.com: We here at Make Use Of try to make your switch to Linux as smooth as possible, which includes using simple and common terminology. However there are plenty of terms that are unavoidable or at least impractical to avoid. So here they are.

My 10 Favourite Free/Open Source Applications

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Software

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: IT is easy, if you are a Microsoft Windows user, to get tied-in to certain applications. But what about Linux and Free/Open Source users? Your own must-have applications will obviously depend on what you use your computers for. My own everyday needs are quite modest.

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