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Linux: I've got to admit it's getting better

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Linux

junauza.com: What struck me most after this very latest installation is how Linux has evolved and has become a more than capable desktop operating system.

Screen shots in RPMdrake

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MDV

linuxbox.co.nz: I’ve been doing some thinking about what would make Mandriva stand out and also what could help Linux distributions in general. I am thinking screenshots.

Ubuntu at Computex

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Ubuntu

canonical.com: Computex starts on June 2 in Taipei and, as every year, sees the world’s PC industry come together to discuss the development of the next generation of notebooks, netbooks and soon-to-be-released products.

Another look at Linux packaging systems

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Software

arklinux.wordpress: The sad shape of apt-rpm, especially in combination with rpm5, has caused us to look at alternatives. Our decision to go with rpm and apt-get was made when we started 8 years ago – since then, a number of new things have come up and a lot of things could have changed.

Fooling around with Midori

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: Over the years, I’ve used a lot of Web browsers. Most of them are dead and gone. So, when I run into a new (at least, for me) browser my friends shake their heads. They can’t understand my curiosity.

Canonical to Deliver Ubuntu for Classmate PCs

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Ubuntu

prweb.com: Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Intel Corporation to deliver Ubuntu as an operating system for the Intel-powered classmate PCs.

Okular and DRM

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Software

aseigo.blogspot: Jonathan Corbet wrote a piece on LWN about Okular and it's implementation of user permission restrictions in PDFs. This is actually something it has done since it was KPDF back in KDE 3. So what's up with Okular having support for permissions?

Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On Fedora 10 (Initiator And Target)

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HowTos

Netbook market looks lost to Microsoft

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Hardware
  • Netbook market looks lost to Microsoft

  • Xandros developing software for Moblin 2
  • Acer may be first with Android netbook
  • Asus Eee and the 'It's Better with Windows' Campaign
  • Smartbooks: Blurring The Line Between Smartphone And Netbook
  • RealPlayer for Mobile coming to Linux netbooks

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Eee PC running Android seen at Computex

  • Using Drupal Content Management System: Open Source Drupal CMS
  • LGP Adds Downloads and Rentals
  • My thoughts about Apt URL
  • Write Your Own Novelties
  • Ubuntu: Apt-Url and the White-List
  • Windows 7 vs Linux: Can there be a game now?
  • Gallium3D Picks Up Networking Support
  • Disinformation Disinfected, Pt. 2: The False Dilemma
  • MS v Linux: Sparks of the Tom Tom Fire stubbornly refuse to die
  • Fedora 11 Podcast Series #5 - Presto
  • Why ubuntu sucks in keeping the distribution in good shape
  • I'm an Ubuntu.
  • Canola Project’s GPLv3 Permissions are Worth a Look
  • Super Talent MasterDrive OX SATA 2.0 SSD
  • New Research Focusing on Open Source Business Intelligence Reporting Adoption and Usage
  • Cloud vendor signs up former MySQL CEO
  • Karmic Desktop UDS run-down
  • A slick looking desktop is possible on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Server: Lean, mean, cloud-making machine
  • Women in Open Source: the Definitive Resource
  • Why Scientific Software Wants To Be Free
  • SanDisk releases faster netbook solid state disk drives

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo update DNS hostnames automatically for your Amazon EC2 instances

  • Conky: Install/Set-up and Auto-start Fix on Ubuntu 9.04
  • How to upgrade OpenSolairs 2008.11 to 2009.06
  • Eclipse 3.4 on Ubuntu is tricky, but possible
  • Disable Delayed Shutdown Notification In Ubuntu 9.04
  • How to open .chm files on Linux
  • Create custom keybindings in vim
  • Screen - Manages multiple sessions on one terminal
  • A smart way to do process killing
  • AVI to DVD on linux

What's coming in 2.6.30 – Drivers:

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Linux

h-online.com: The kernel developers have added new features to thousands of the Linux kernel's existing drivers and integrated numerous additional drivers. This further increases the variety of hardware supported by Linux.

Things I like about KDE4

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KDE

linux.com/community: There's been quite a bit of hubub about the KDE project ever since the 4.0 release last year. Critics have slammed the 4.0 series repeatedly. However, for all the bad rap that the 4.0 series received, KDE has grown wonderfully.

Is open source losing its soul?

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OSS

cnet.com: Has open source come to include so much that it's somewhat meaningless? If so, should we return to the free-software roots that defined its infancy?

The Myth of the Freeloading User

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: Michael Scharf of the Eclipse Project got things going last month in a blog entry that railed against "freeloaders." This argument keeps coming up every once in a while, and every time it does, I find it short-sided at best.

Linux Mint 7

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Linux

blog.jjtcomputing: Linux Mint has always been a great distro, taking the excellent points of Ubuntu, and removing some of the bad points, such as the lack of multimedia plugins, and replacing the warm brown with a cool crisp green.

Building an open source stack for social software

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OSS

fastforwardblog.com: It would be hard to deny that open source has changed enterprise computing in a big way. Right now however, it is mostly commercial vendors creating enterprise social software products. So, what’s next for Open Source in the enterprise?

Red Hat Sees Strong Demand For Cloud Computing

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Linux

informationweek.com: As many as 50 of its customers have begun building private compute clouds using Red Hat Linux, says Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.

Microsoft may shoot itself in the foot with Win 7 pricing

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: Believe it or not, I rather like Windows 7. Windows 7 is exactly what Microsoft needs in order to recover from its Vista fiasco. Too bad the company seems to want to shoot itself in the foot.

What makes a good Linux distribution?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Lately I have written various articles that have stirred the pot regarding the various Linux distributions available. I have heard quite a bit of dislike for Ubuntu, GNOME, and KDE 4. In fact I have heard opinions from people that make me wonder why they even use Linux.

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Themes for Ubuntu

  • Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme
    Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block.
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