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Ultimate Edition: Not so ultimate

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Linux Ultimate Edition (UE) 1.8 is a remaster of Ubuntu Hardy Heron with custom software repositories and a distinctive theme. Its claim to fame over pure Ubuntu is convenience, due to preloaded updates and software. While the name might suggest that it is a huge upgrade over its progenitor, in reality its developers have not made many improvements besides application install scripts.

Linux Got Game: Warzone 2100

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Gaming Warzone 2100 is a free and open source real-time strategy computer game developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. It is often compared to Earth 2150, a Windows-only RTS game known as one of the first commercial full-3D games of its kind.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: Package Management, with Duncan Mac-Vicar

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SUSE In this article we will be covering all of the changes in and around the package management stack in the upcoming openSUSE 11.0. There have been a plethora of both visual and behind-the-scenes changes. We’ll also be talking to Duncan Mac-Vicar, YaST team lead, ZYpp and KDE developer, to find out a little more later.

Brazilian Blends

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Have you noticed how many Linux distributions hail from South America? Specifically, from Brazil, a country perhaps more globally famous for samba than, well, Samba. A quick look at's list and a study of mainstream Linux news websites is quite revealing.

Walter Bender Discusses Sugar Labs Foundation

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Interviews In April, Professor Walter Bender resigned from the highly publicized One Laptop Per Child project. While his departure has caused a lot of speculation as well as commotion within the open source community, the former One Laptop Per Child President of software and content has simply moved forward.

some howtos:

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  • Piped Variable Scoping In The Linux Or Unix Shell

  • Howto Backup all installed programs/packages in Ubuntu/Kubuntu
  • Show progress during dd copy
  • Top 10 Linux Commands Anyone Can Use
  • A utility for sending complex email messages from the command line

Vienna hobbles open-source migration

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OSS In a setback for the City of Vienna's three-year-old open-source migration programme, city authorities decided on Wednesday to scrap most of the systems that have so far adopted the city's custom-built Linux distribution, instead approving an €8m migration to Windows Vista.

Enhance with free extensions and templates

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OOo You could create every document, spreadsheet, and presentation you work on from scratch, but if you're like me, you'll likely spend more time futzing with the file's layout and design than entering the data that comprises it. That's why I rely on the many free templates and extensions for my favorite productivity apps.

Just a word on Pardus 2008 (Beta 1)

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Linux I once liked Pardus. Quite a lot. When I dropped it, it was because of what I considered to be a tremendously ill-educating behavior. But I wanted to get a glimpse of where are they going to.

Where’s the Ubuntu Server Push?

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Ubuntu It’s far too early to press the panic button. But anecdotal evidence is mounting that Canonical’s server push hasn’t gained much momentum.

Open source helps keep vulnerable people connected

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OSS Four IBM workers in Dublin are to be awarded for their contribution to the development of a community project that uses open source software to ensure older people and vulnerable members of the public in 20 counties across Ireland receive a good neighbour service.

Review: Mandriva One Spring 2008 LiveCD

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muddygeek.wordpress: I’ve been sampling GNU/Linux distros for years now. I’ve played with Red Hat and the old SuSE. And I think Mandriva One Spring 2008 is a joke. Its realistically performs no better than those old distros.

KDE 4 sucks big time

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KDE I’ve been a KDE user for many years. Maybe it’s just me, maybe the UI world is changing, but the newest incarnation of KDE sucks big time.

Running a GNU/Linux desktop on the web with Ulteo

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Linux Is it possible to develop full GNU/Linux desktops that run on the web and can therefore be accessed from anywhere? We already have a flavour of this with web-based services such as Google’s Gmail, Google Docs and online storage space but these are run from the user’s own desktop and are restricted to bespoke services. What about full desktops? Enter Ulteo, created by Gael Duval.

Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.0

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Software It's been a lot of work -- over the past few months especially -- though we've reached our initial goal in formalizing and releasing our internal test tools and at the same time developing a feature-rich platform. In this article we'll highlight some of what is already possible with Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.

today's leftovers

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  • Can open source help liberate the bureaucracy?

  • Future of FLOSS password storages: combined solution soon?
  • The Mismanagement of One Laptop Per Child.
  • Cheap Mobil Computing
  • Mark Shuttleworth: People do research to win customers, not to file patents
  • KDE Everywhere
  • Sourceforge: Vote for your favorite open source projects
  • 'Duke Nukem Forever' Gameplay Video
  • Hands on with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • Top video capture/editing software
  • What I think of the manifesto b...s...
  • Will Linux force Microsoft to give XP Pro more life?
  • Linux Outlaws 41 - Now with File Retention Technology
  • The 10 Best Linus Torvalds Quotes

some howtos:

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  • Put irssi in a chroot jail

  • An Introduction to Gnome Inform7, Part 1
  • Linux tar: /dev/st0: Cannot write: Invalid argument error and solution
  • Filter Out RIAA/MPAA with PeerGuardian on IPCop
  • Setting up ubuntu from scratch
  • Accessing upnp server from ubuntu
  • eBay sniping with JBidwatcher 2.0
  • Ubuntu Forums Menu Firefox Extension

Why does the retail box matter? (openSUSE 11.0 ready for pre-order)

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zonker.opensuse: Retail box? What’s up with that, right? We’re all about the free downloads over here, right? Yes, but… there’s a method to the madness of offering a retail box as well.

Open source ‘not a threat’: group

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OSS A GROUP of computer manufacturers, distributors and dealers in the country believe the emergence of the open source software technology is not a threat to the industry. Instead, the group considers open source technology as a source of “grassroots ideas.”

2.6.26-rc5, "Another Batch Of Mostly Pretty Small Fixes"

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Linux "Another week, another batch of mostly pretty small fixes. Hopefully the regression list is shrinking, and we've fixed at least a couple of the oopses on Arjan's list," said Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.26-rc5 kernel.

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