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Are $100 Laptops Doomed?

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Linux

Newsweek: At next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the semiconductor giant Intel was planning to demonstrate a prototype of the celebrated One Laptop Per Child "XO" computer that runs not with the original AMD microprocessor but its own chip. But now Intel has broken with OLPC, and once again, One Laptop's founder, Nicholas Negroponte, is charging that the chip giant is messing with his charitable efforts for its own corporate ends.

kubuntu! how could you?

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SUSE
Ubuntu

quantumsaint.wordpress: During my glorious 10 day vacation I decided to get my hands on the Kubuntu 7.10 DVD iso. It was just waiting to be unleashed upon my new 64 bit dual core setup. No dice. Everything seemed to be going fine and then it gets to a point where it just stops.

Also: The 64 bit Mystery

Linux, Leopard Can't Bite Vista

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Microsoft

forbes: The reviews are in--and they don't matter one damn bit. Microsoft's Windows Vista went on sale a year ago this month, and despite poor marks from the tech press and heaping helpings of scorn from Mac and Linux aficionados, the operating system has turned into a money machine for Microsoft. Just look at the numbers.

Speaking Truth to Power Sometimes Involves Yelling

Linux Today: My colleague Bruce Byfield made some good points in his recent blog entry "Conspiracy theorists and free software." In it, he outlines his concerns that there is a vocal faction in the free software community that is too obsessed with a certain proprietary company, and that their rants and raves amount to so much rabble-rousing, which ultimately hurts the community at large.

Is Red Hat still relevent? You bet.

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Linux

montanalinux.org: I recently attended a Linux Installfest and the primary distribution recommended by those heading up the event was Ubuntu. That's all well and good but during their Linux dog-and-pony-show a statement was made regarding Red Hat that struck me.

Speaking Hangman is fun for the whole family

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Software

linux.com: Speaking Hangman is a cross-platform bilingual game that's both fun and educational, and suitable for the whole family.

A short rant on Ubuntu and dpkg: fsck you, dpkg

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Ubuntu

rudd-o.com: A long long time ago, in a gal… in an older computer, I had Fedora. RPM — the packaging system in Fedora — was amazing in several aspects. Fast-forward to my contemporary Kubuntu system.

Ubuntu — Beyond the Hype

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Ubuntu

mandrake.tips.4.free.fr: Since a few years, Ubuntu has been grabbing headlines in the mainstream press. We've seen and read the hype. But whether it's functional, usable, yes even pleasant to use, that's the thing.

PCLinuxOS Magazine January 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2008 (Issue 17) is available to download. Some highlights include Common Information Commands, How to repair kdeinit problems, and It's Magic!

Linux security: 2007 in review

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Linux

techtarget.com: New Linux tools and updates kept IT security hacks at bay in 2007. That said, new problems -- such as security risks in virtual machines -- cropped up last year. Here's my round-up of the big Linux security events, software releases and controversies that cropped up in 2007.

talking bluntly of KDE 3.5 and 4.0

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: Now that 4.0.0 is tagged and out and that bit of worry and concern is behind me for the moment, I wanted to take a moment to talk really bluntly about 4.0. In particular, I'm going to address some of the common memes in fairly random order that i see about kde 3.5 and 4.0. I'm going to speak bluntly (though not rudely) so prepare yourself

The History of Linux

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Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: Linux is a very well known operating system for the computer. This operating system lies on the Unix family and it can be said that LINUX is graphical user interface or GUI version of the Unix.

On the record with Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat's new CEO

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Linux
Interviews

Matt Asay: I wasn't very nice to Jim Whitehurst when I heard the news that he had been named the new CEO of Red Hat. What could a Delta Air Lines COO have to teach about open source? Plenty, it turns out.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Stop Wine From Beating Your Windows Apps With The Ugly Stick

  • How To: Editing HD Video in Linux
  • Using and Understanding the Unix Date Command
  • Sorting Photos
  • Graphical disk usage with Baobab
  • HowTo install Avant Window Navigator (AWN) in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Nmap for Beginners - Network & Port Scanning made easy

Songbird Top 40 Project Wants to Integrate Your Favorite Firefox Add-ons

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Software

wired blog: Our favorite almost-there media player, Songbird, has reached another milestone with version 0.4 and a new push to port your favorite Firefox extensions over to Songbird.

WoW Trial: Day 1

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Gaming

terminally-incoherent: This is the first real post in the in my immersive WoW review. I know that there are countless reviews of this game out there, but this one is mine.

When Enlightenment met Ubuntu

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Linux

linux.com: Many Linux distributions try to be visually appealing. Some use Beryl-Compiz for cool 3-D effects on resource-laden boxes, while others turn to desktops like Enligtenment for a little bit of gloss at the expense of functionality. Geubuntu is a new distro that combines the best of those two worlds, equipping Enlightenment with bits from GNOME and Xfce on top of Ubuntu.

PCLinuxOS Day 3 - Exploring the Desktop

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PCLOS

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm: I have used the GNOME desktop for most of the time in the last year and a half, but the series about PC-BSD and DesktopBSD did a lot to build up appreciation for the KDE desktop. PCLinuxOS is running the KDE 3.5.8 desktop (after updates) and let’s see how it is organized and what applications are delivered by default.

Evaluating prospects for Linux growth in 2008

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Vast legions of open-source software enthusiasts and industry analysts eagerly proclaim every twelve months that the elusive Year of the Linux Desktop is finally upon us. Although these prophecies have obviously yet to be fulfilled, the open-source OS is rapidly gaining immense traction in the mobile and embedded space.

OLPC: Won't miss Intel's 'half-hearted' laptop effort

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OLPC

computerworld.com: Intel's resignation from the One Laptop Per Child Project's board of directors will have "no impact" on the group's operations, since the chip maker contributed little to the project since joining last year, OLPC President Walter Bender said in an interview.

Also: Is OLPC in trouble?

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