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Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 6 Review

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Ubuntu

ubuntu1501.com: Heron installs with no problems. The GRUB resolution bug that plagued Gutsy is gone. Easy as following a simple graphical user interface. The Driver Manager has a bug in it.

Bad Wine

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Linux

offworldgirl.blogspot: Ok, so I got Ubuntu Linux on my desktop running without too much trouble - but I gotta say if they REALLY want the masses to move away from Windows they are going to have to step up their game regarding "ease of use."

Mandriva 2008.1 PClinuxOS killer

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MDV

flebber.wordpress: With the release of Mandriva 2008 under its new leadership we saw a return to a quality build process and a very strong release. Based on releases up to RC1 Mandriva seems set to put out a quality release high on end-user friendliness, features and stability where will PClinuxOS niche lie then.

Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. This article shows how to install and use BackerUpper on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon).

today's leftovers

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News
  • The GNU Flash Player Reaches Beta

  • Awn Remember the Milk Applet
  • Is celebrity contradictory with open source?
  • I can’t help myself: Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) Alpha 6
  • My week in Ubuntu: Battle for Wesnoth 1.4
  • Negroponte Not Seeking Replacement, OLPC XO to Run Windows in 60 Days or Less
  • There is Good Gaming in Ubuntu!
  • SVN vs Bazaar
  • Corrections to DistroWatch news about Entropy
  • IBM denies re-entering PC market with Russian deal
  • Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna KDE Community Edition
  • 30 Similarities Between Microsoft Office Word and OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Microsoft’s New Play for Linux Lovers

more howtos

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HowTos
  • Set up a TFTP server for easy network boots and firmware upgrades

  • Purging 32-bit libraries from an amd64 Ubuntu system
  • Copying all your emails to another account
  • Reset your MySQL root password
  • Short Tip: Create a “bash alias” with an argument
  • Fix libpango Dependency Errors
  • Transparent panel
  • Linux Networking 2: a router with port forwarding
  • Gnome-Do Plugin: Install with apturl - quick update
  • How to get your iPod working in Ubuntu

Desktop Linux goes retail

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Desktop Linux systems have been available from vendors both small -- such as NorhTec -- and large -- such as Dell -- for some time now. But, until recently, users who feel more comfortable buying from a retailer have had few choices other than some low-end systems from Wal-Mart. Things are changing.

PCLOS TinyMe - Nothing Tiny With This Little Fella

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PCLOS

new2linux.info: I was looking around for a new distro to run my server at home, and decided on PCLinux Business Edition, which then had a link in the community to another called TinyMe. I was curious as to what this might offer, being that I am a very big PCLOS fan. So let's try this little bug out and see if it can fly with the big dogs...

Firefox 3 Beta 4 is 5x faster than IE7, 3x faster than FF2

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: The almost-but-not-quite-final beta of Firefox 3 (FF3 beta 4) is now available for download. The most noticeable improvement is speed. In some tests, it’s three times faster than Firefox 2 and a whopping five times faster than IE 7:

Also: Firefox 3 (beta) On Ubuntu - Test Drive
And: Introducing Ubuntu's Default Web Browser, Firefox 3.0

Installing Fonts on Linux

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HowTos

linuxjournal.com: One of the things I always enjoy when creating presentations, letters, videos, graphics and other documents is playing with different fonts. Fonts can change a boring text-only presentation or paper into an exciting, stylish, wild or classic experience. Yes, it is very easy to get carried away, but that is part of the fun -- trying to achieve the perfect balance between form and function.

GNOME 2.22: A Truly Amazing Desktop!

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Software

softpedia.com: Every six months, the GNOME team prepares a new and revolutionary release of the ever popular GNOME desktop environment. Whether you are on a Solaris machine or the latest Ubuntu distribution, GNOME is there and with every new release it makes your life... Simply Beautiful! Let's have a look at the new features of GNOME 2.22:

PCLinuxOS Magazine March 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, March 2008 (Issue 19) is available to download. Some highlights include: Dansguardian How-To, How-To Print to a Shared Windows Printer, Nvidia Driver FAQ, and KDE User Guide Chapter 1.

Wal-Mart Ends Test of Linux in Stores

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Linux

AP: Computers that run the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows didn't attract enough attention from Wal-Mart customers, and the chain has stopped selling them in stores, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Which Operating System Is for You?

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OS

foxnews.com: Everyone likes a good "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" commercial, but how do you really decide between today's operating systems? How do they choose between Mac "Leopard" (Mac OS 10.5.1 after the first automatic update), Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista (pre-Service Pack 1), and Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon (Linux)?

Top 10 Linux Desktop Hurdles

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: Unlike the myths that are behind the prevention of Linux adoption, this piece will closely examine the indisputable obstacles and what will have to be done to overcome each of them.

Tyan Tempest i5400XT

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix.com: When the Intel Quad-Core "Clovertown" Xeon processors were introduced in late 2006 we had reviewed the Tyan Tempest i5000XT (S2696) motherboard. We had found this i5000X-based motherboard to work incredibly well with Linux and it ended up being awarded with our Editor's Choice Award. Today we are looking at the Tempest i5400XT S5396 motherboard.

Gnome 2.22 is out ... in Mandriva Cooker

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Software

Fabrice Facorat: Final Gnome 2.22 packages are landing in Cooker repositories, this means that the announce for Gnome 2.22 will come shortly. People willing to test new Gnome 2.22 will just need to install Cooker or Mandriva 2008.1 RC1 and install the task-gnome or the task-gnome-minimal package.

AWN: We don't discriminate baby

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Software

njpatel.blogspot: The awn-core team released Awn & Awn-Extras 0.2.6 couple of weeks ago! These releases bring with them more stability, a lots of bugfixes, and support for non-gnome desktop environments.

BRM Resolution 23: Thou Shalt Use Patent-Encumbered MP3 with OOXML

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OSS

groklaw.net: If you open the zip file and look at the document titled PT-62A2.doc and put it next to the Resolutions document [text], specifically Resolution 23, I think you'll find that they say, put together, that any applications wishing interoperability with OOXML in sound must use MP3.

The OLPC, 3 Months In

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OLPC

oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog: Back in December, I was one of the 170,000 eager Linux geeks who forked out $400 for the privilege of getting my hands on a One Laptop Per Child XO. To be honest, my initial impression was not great.

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