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Installing Songbird 0.3 Developer Pre-Release On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

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HowTos

This guide shows how to install the Songbird media player (0.3 Developer Pre-Release) on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop. Songbird is a free software audio player with media database capabilities written using XUL and VLC, with an interface similar to Apple's iTunes.

Determining the Value of Open Source Software

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OSS

opensource.sys-con.com: Open source technology is a boon to companies that want to add features and functionality to their applications without the overhead. It eliminates the cost of databases, operating systems, and other infrastructure components, enabling quick and cost-effective access to new features.

Cheap Linux PCs may pressure One Laptop Per Child

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Linux

networkworld.com: As component prices drop, the aggressive pricing of commercial Linux notebooks could hamper efforts by One Laptop Per Child to supply inexpensive laptops to children in developing markets.

Also: Eee Pc impressions

Google to unveil 'Android' phone software

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Linux
Google

c|net: Google is ready to unveil a suite of software for mobile phones based on open-source technology, backed by some of the largest wireless industry companies in the world.

From a PCLinuxOS user: Kubuntu Gutsy doesn't totally reek.

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I'm a confirmed PCLinuxOS and KDE user. But, I've given a brief trial on my test box of Kubuntu Gutsy-X86_64. Aside from the whole sudo vs su issue (I hate sudo), Kubuntu Gutsy doesn't totally reek. Actually it's usable. Either I have changed as a Linux user, or Kubuntu has gotten better.

gOS Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Earlier this week Everex launched the gPC TC2502, which is a sub-$200 PC sold at a major US retailer, but what makes this unique is that it runs the gOS. The gOS (GreenOS) is designed to be a conceptual Google Operating System that is based upon Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Impressions

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Ubuntu

boldinvestors.com: Hello guys, I finally had some time to play around with the latest release of Ubuntu 7.10 and write down my impressions. Overall I'm really impressed with it. In most cases it has exceeded my expectations.

Out the windows...

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Linux

1ntrep1d.blogspot: ... in with the doors. Or put in another way why and how I ditched Windows (Vista) for Linux. Vista the worst operating system from MS ever. It eats resources like candies. Come on, on new double core systems it drags and drags for a bit of shiny graphics...

Fedora 8 RC 3

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/home/liquidat: Fedora 8 RC 3 was released three days ago. This RC shows what users can expect from the upcoming Fedora 8. It comes along with a huge list of new features and bug features. Among them are a KDE 3.5.8, a new NetworkManager core, PolicyKit, PulseAudio and RandR 1.2 support for the open ATI drivers.

Upgrading to Mandriva Linux 2008.0 is a pain!

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MDV

lpsolit.wordpress: So I finally decided to upgrade my Mandriva Linux 2007.1 installation to the new 2008.0 release. I expected the upgrade to be quick and painless, but it was the opposite.

Mandriva Has No Case Against Microsoft On Intel's Classmate PCs in Nigeria

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nigeriantimes.blogspot: I have investigated this matter and to be honest and transparent, Mandriva's CEO François Bancilhon, did not tell the whole truth on this deal.

When open source projects close the process, something's wrong

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OSS

linux.com: Twice in recent weeks open source projects have surprised me with their lack of openness. In both cases, developers acted or spoke out in such a way as to intentionally push other developers away from their work.

Also: VMware's mistaken understanding of open source

The Vista Death Watch

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Microsoft

John C. Dvorak: Microsoft has extended the life of Windows XP because Vista has simply not shown any life in the market. We have to begin to ask ourselves if we are really looking at Windows Me/2007, destined to be a disdained flop. By all estimates the number of Vista installations hovers around the number of Macs in use.

ATI Open vs. Closed-Source AIGLX Performance

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phoronix: For those that may have missed it, the ATI/AMD fglrx 8.42 display driver that was released last month had introduced AIGLX support. The open-source "Radeon" driver for ATI graphics cards going up to the R400 generation has supported AIGLX for quite some time. We have compared their Compiz performance in a few different scenarios.

Hans Reiser: Did He or Didn't He?

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Hans Reiser, the programmer behind the reiserfs used in many Linux systems, is being charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Nina Reiser. Reiser was interviewed on 20/20 last night and it was quite disturbing. His shifty eyes, monotone voice, and shallow cheeks gave all appearances of guilt. His answers didn't help his case either.

T-Mobile USA Partners with One Laptop Per Child Program

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OLPC

techluver.com: T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced it is partnering with One Laptop per Child for its Give One Get One initiative. T-Mobile is offering one year of complimentary T-Mobile HotSpot access to people who donate an XO laptop to a child in a developing country through the campaign.

Interview with gOS Founder: “Linux For Human Beings (Who Shop At WAL*MART)”

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Interviews

fsckin.com: My first impression of gOS is “Gee, I thought I liked Google.” This week, WalMart has begun selling a new computer called the gPC for the price of $199. I was able to catch up with David Liu, founder of the gOS project, and ask him some questions about his brainchild.

Compiz Fusion Community News for November 3, 2007

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smspillaz.wordpress: Welcome to another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News. During the period between the last entry and this one, we have seen a lot of things, such as a couple of new community plugins and some fixes for some long-standing bugs. We also saw the first ‘’stable” Compiz Fusion release (0.6) based on the 0.6 branch and Compiz 0.6.2.

Apparent Tensions Between Reiser and Attorneys Won't Delay Trial

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Reiser

cbs5.com: Apparent tensions between murder defendant Hans Reiser and his defense lawyers surfaced today but opening statement in his trial on charges that he killed his wife, Nina Reiser, last year remain set for Monday.

Ubuntu: Just how popular is it?

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Ubuntu

starryhope.com: There is no doubt that Ubuntu’s popularity has grown dramatically over the past few years, but just how popular is Ubuntu? How many people have ever heard of Ubuntu? How many people visit the Ubuntu site each month? How many people have tried Ubuntu, and more importantly, how many people are actually using it?

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