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When Sally met Eddie: The Fedora package story

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redhatmagazine.com: There are lots of ways that software gets included in Fedora releases. Because Fedora is a community-powered Linux distribution, the most common (and likely the easiest) method is when a community member packages and “owns” the task of building it for Fedora. This story follows that process.

Defense Planting Seeds of Doubt; Is the Reiser Son to be Believed?

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blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser defense on Thursday zeroed in on the case's only eyewitness -- the Linux programmer's 8-year-old son: A child psychologist took the stand in a bid to convince jurors that the boy, when he was 6, saw his mother Nina Reiser walk out of the Oakland hills house where prosecutors said she never left alive.

White Asus Eee briefly spotted today at Amazon.com

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: ANYONE IN NEED of an affordable yet very portable micro-laptop with plenty of battery life has been keeping an eye on the ASUS Eee. But the long awaited 8G version in white colour has been as easy to get as a Wii at Crimble.

Elonex £99 Eee PC rival to arrive in June

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Elonex has rolled out its sub-£100 Linux-based laptop, the One, but it looks like it's going to prove harder get hold of than Asus Eee PC has been. Elonex today unveiled black, pink, green, white and silver Ones to whet buyers' appetites.

Novell Reports Financial Results for First Fiscal Quarter 2008

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SUSE

earthtimes.org (pr): Novell, Inc. today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, 2008. For the quarter, Novell reported net revenue of $231 million. This compares to net revenue of $218 million for the first fiscal quarter 2007.

SystemRescueCD

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Linux

fosswire.com: Bad things happen, and sometimes those bad things will happen to your computer, or a computer you are responsible for. SystemRescueCD includes a whole host of tools that are very useful. If you are already a Linux whiz, you have a full command line available to you. As well as the command line side of things, the CD also has a GUI available, which uses WindowMaker.

How big a threat is good Microsoft?

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: All this “good Microsoft” stuff about supporting open source, abut placing code on Codeplex, and about keeping open source projects “in the loop” regarding format changes, is no head fake. It’s serious. This is the new strategy. Kill open source with kindness.

Also: Microsoft's Ballmer On Windows Server, Yahoo, Linux

Ubuntu Brainstorm Site Takes the Community Pulse

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Ubuntu

blog.wired.com: Ubuntu has launched a new community feedback site, dubbed Brainstorm, where users can post ideas and suggest improvements they'd like to see in the popular Linux distribution. You can also comment and vote on other people's suggestions and ideas for improving Ubuntu.

KDE Desktop Environment of the Year 2007, Apps Finish Strongly

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award winners have been announced. KDE leads the popularity list in the category Desktop Environment with a rocking 52% percent of the votes leaving competing contenders in its dust.

Everex CloudBook First Thoughts Review

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Linux
Hardware

tabletpcreview.com: The Everex CloudBook marks the latest entry to the expanding world of UMPC-type subnotebooks at affordable prices. With a 7-inch display, 1.2GHz processor, and 30GB hard drive, the CloudBook certainly doesn't make a very good desktop replacement computer, but it does look like one impressive little road warrior. What did we think of the CloudBook after one day in our office? The answers may surprise you.

Audio conversion tools for Linux

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linux.com: Most portable audio players can play music encoded in the MP3 audio format, but some consumers also have music in Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, or even WMA files. How do you change from one format to another when you need to? Here are some of the best audio conversion tools available in Linux.

Top 100 of the Best (Useful) OpenSource Applications

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Software

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: The following is a list of about 100 of the best OpenSource Applications, that actually help make Linux more usable for people. It is my hope that this list shows potential Linux users that there really is a large, effective, productive and usable range of free, OpenSource applications.

Slack Off: GoblinX vs. Zenwalk

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Today, two Slackware-based Linux distributions from the lightweight division will square off to find out once and for all, who has the clear edge. On the left corner, please welcome the Brazilian sensation, GoblinX. On the right corner, put your hands together for the Zenmaster, Zenwalk.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Dual Boot Ubuntu Gutsy And Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.1

  • Uninstalling Wubi
  • HowTo: Extract Lines That Started With Matching String Using Grep
  • Howto write an ISO image to a CD-RW from the Linux console
  • Becoming Root User Without Password In GNU/Linux Ubuntu

Fedora on the Final Frontier

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Linux

jaboutboul.blogspot: There has been a long standing rumor regarding NASA running Fedora which all of us in the Fedora community have been always intrigued by. Is it true? What are they doing with it there? Why don't they run RHEL. Fortunately enough, a couple of weeks ago, I got to experience NASA behind the scenes, first hand, and hang out with the coolest members of the Fedora community, and find out the answer to these questions and lots more.

Linux Powers The Spiderwick Chronicles

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Linux

Robin Rowe: A Linux-based production pipeline is a perfect choice for a major motion picture like The Spiderwick Chronicles, with its many goblins and magical creatures. Hollywood has been the realm of Linux since 1997, when the movie Titanic proved that Linux can do big computer graphics jobs like rendering a sinking ocean liner.

Back Up Your Files With Fwbackups On Fedora 8

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This document describes how to set up, configure and use Fwbackups on a Fedora 8 desktop. The result is an easy-to-use backup system for desktop usage.

$200 Linux Desktop Systems Are No Bargain

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Linux
Hardware

pcworld.com: On Sears.com and Wal-Mart.com -- two sites that sell cheap Linux-based PCs -- potential buyers post questions like, "Which version of Windows does this have?" and "Can I run Windows applications on this?" While either the Mirus SITLC420 or the Everex gPC TC2502 might be an option for technically savvy people who want to dabble in Linux, these machines are very poor choices for the folks the two stores usually cater to.

KDE Rocks FOSDEM 2008

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The combined KDE/Amarok booth and developer room at the annual Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) in Brusssels was a great experience (as usual!). Many people showed up from the KDE and Amarok communities, and we had a hard time fitting all our cool hardware and people in the booth.

Debian 4.0 on Dell Latitude D505

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Linux

mindwerks.net: So tried my hand at getting Linux up and running on a hand me down laptop. It is a Dell Latitude D505 with 1.2 Gigs of DDR ram, 1024×768 15in LCD, Pentium-M 1.5Ghz, Intel based wireless (802.11b), 120Gig Drive, and Intel based video card.

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