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GNU and FSF News for May 2008

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OSS

advogato.org: Skype fought the GPL and the GPL won. The OLPC XO project abandons free software just as RMS switches to an XO; RMS not happy. New monthly newsletters from the FSF and FSFE. GNOME and KDE want to have a joint development conference in 2009.

OpenSolaris 2008.05: Not quite there

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OS

techiemoe.com: This is one OS that pretty much came out of the blue. The last time I looked at Sun Microsystems' Solaris was waaay back when the only free option was Solaris "Express" beta builds.

ArchLinux User

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Linux

8ez.com/drsmall/blog: As of Monday, May 4th, 2008, I completely wiped my perfectly healthy Ubuntu installation, where there was no problems, no errors, I had all the software I wanted, everything worked, the system looked beautiful, and overwrote it all with ArchLinux. That was a huge step of fear, uncertainty and doubt…

Linux: A Search Engine’s View

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Linux

hehe2.net: In May’s issue of Linux Journal, their segment “LJ Index” featured some tidbits or trends about which countries are actually Googling “Linux.” It is always interesting where Linux is gaining public interest, which countries are falling behind.

OOo stuff

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OOo
  • Review: OpenOffice.org Beta Fails the Office 2007 Test

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta shrugs off X11
  • Having different layout and page numbering within a document
  • Test Drive OpenOffice 3 Beta in Ubuntu
  • OpenOffice.org, Now Home to Attractive Release Notes

Mandriva One it is

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Linux

jmcg.livejournal: I replaced the Mepis 6 partition with Mandriva One. The laptop is a dual boot with Win XP which I need to retain because of the accounting application I use for my small business. The problem was that the new naming scheme for hard drives has made a mess of what used to be a simple procedure.

Review: openSUSE 11 Beta 2

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SUSE

ostoolbox.blogspot: openSUSE 11 is currently in beta still, and will be officially released in June. I downloaded and installed it using the KDE 4 LiveCD, but was rather disappointed with what I saw.

Also: Review: openSUSE 11 Beta2

CNR supports Linux Mint, adds Weatherbug

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Software

desktoplinux.com: Linspire has upgraded its CNR.com (Click'N'Run) download site for Linux software to support the Ubuntu-based, consumer-friendly Linux Mint distribution. CNR.com will also add a Linux version of Weatherbug's weather service, which offers live, local weather information and severe weather alerts.

Also: Pinheads and Patriots

Ubuntu 8.04: Upgrade or clean install?

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Which path should you follow? Should you take advantage of Ubuntu's package manager and use it to upgrade your system to the latest 8.04 Hardy Heron release, or should you download a CD or DVD ISO image and do a clean install?

Free software takes on Microsoft Office

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Software

reuters.com: Ninety percent of the users don't need all the functionality that Office provides. More demanding users who don't want to pay may look to Symphony and its cousin, OpenOffice, a package developed by a nonprofit group that includes a database program and drawing software.

Samba 3.2 reflects open source project’s ambivalence toward Microsoft

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Samba’s forthcoming version 3.2 release capitalizes on Microsoft’s interoperability commitments while also guarding against patent covenants that threaten the GPL.

Fedora rescuecd vs. Debian netinst

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Linux
Software

vsingleton.blogspot: Other than a few obtuse references to some of the features of the Fedora 8 rescuecd, I could not easily figure out how to install Fedora 8 (fc8) in a similar fashion to Debian's netinst installer.

Linux + UMPC = Smokin' Hot

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Linux
Hardware

junauza.com: Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC) are so hot right now that major PC manufacturers are competing to create the lightest, fastest and sexiest-looking portable machines imaginable. Most of these emerging sub-notebooks are pre-installed with Linux, and I wasn't surprised.

Rootkits, the who's what's and whys in kitting the box

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Software

thelinuxsociety.org.uk: The idea of this guide is to make you aware of rootkits, what they can do, their history, and the varying different type of rootkits. I'm also going to discuss couple of possible countermeasures and steps that you can take to defend your self against rootkits.

Gzip, Bzip2 and Lzma compared

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Software

blog.i-no.de: There has recently been a discussion about GNU switching from bzip2 to lzma for their distributed tarballs. They still offer gzip tarballs as an alternative. However, Gentoo has been preferring the bzip2 tarballs mostly due to the improved pack ratio of bzip2. Unfortunately, the software for lzma is not (yet) as mature as some would like.

Ubuntu tips & tricks

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Ubuntu

1. Play youtube videos directly in Totem Movie Player (Hardy)...
4. To customize most of the colors of your ubuntu...
5. To download youtube videos and convert them to .avi...

13 useful tips

The future of PHP

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News

Discover PHP's new features and syntax improvements and see how they will take this already-popular scripting language to the next level. Learn how Unicode support, Web 2.0 features, and other changes make PHP V6 more robust, as well as more international.

Areca: Linux desktop backups made easy

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: In the last years several projects were started to provide user friendly solutions for the backup of Linux desktop machines. Despite their advantages they all suffer from stalled development: all mentioned projects are effectively dead at the moment. There is only one exception: the little known Areca.

Firefox: Can browsers make bucks?

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Moz/FF

bbc.co.uk/blogs: What's the most valuable piece of web software you use every day? Your web browser, surely. So whoever makes the browser which dominates the market should also make riches beyond the dreams of avarice - shouldn't they?

The best and worst docks for Ubuntu

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: Docks became popular when Mac began using them in their operating system. But these days docks are available on all platforms. So which ones should you avoid and which ones should you use?

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