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PCLinuxOS 2007 review

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PCLOS

itreviews.co.uk: There's a steadfast simplicity that sits at the heart of PCLinuxOS. It's certainly served the product well, given that it's one of the most popular Linux distributions around, and one that has been increasing in popularity in recent months.

Mythbuntu 7.10: An Excellent MythTV Distribution

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Linux

phoronix: Last month, following the availability of Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" was the release of Mythbuntu 7.10. Mythbuntu is an Ubuntu derivative and has been around for less than a year, but they have been making great progress with this MythTV-optimized distribution. We have been testing out Mythbuntu 7.10 in several different configurations over the past few weeks and today we have our thoughts to share on it.

Linux gains ground in enterprise

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Linux has already permanently changed the enterprise desktop landscape, and is set to grow further, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

mozilla / firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla to fix 9-month-old Firefox bug as concerns grow

  • Firefox hack can expose your Google account
  • Firefox/Iceweasel Tip: Use Safe Mode To Fix Broken Extensions and Themes
  • Firefox needs more focus on its core development tasks

Perform GnuPG Functions Within Vim

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HowTos

savvyadmin.com: Performing GnuPG functions from Vim is actually pretty helpful if you work heavily with both applications on a regular basis. I was recently looking for a simple way to both word wrap and clearsign various text files within Vim, and found just what I was looking for.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • How To Disable ipv6 on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”

  • Weird GNOME Power Manager error message
  • Top 5 Ways To Prevent A Damaged Ubuntu Installation
  • Create an encrypted disk with Ubuntu
  • Large File Support in Samba [Ubuntu Gutsy]
  • Ubuntu Hardy Theme Mockup

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting a Gravis GamePad Pro to work on Linux

  • Hidden Linux : Finding Stuff Fast
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs) in Ubuntu 7.10

Multiple Stable 2.6.23 Releases

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Ok, I've been slacking on the -stable front for a bit here, and didn't realize how far behind I've gotten. Everyone has been sending patches in, which is great, but now we are facing a HUGE 114 patch release," began Greg Kroah-Hartman.

some shorts & howtos:

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Linux
  • Nouveau Very Close To Release?

  • User Friendly turns ten
  • Unpacking the Ubuntu Linux CD’s
  • Linux Mint is.....Mint!
  • Getting rid of duplicate messages in Evolution
  • Install VMware Server 2.0 Beta on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy”

Recruiting software talent the Red Hat way

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Interviews

computerworld.co.nz: I have to say that of all the areas and different groups that we recruit for, I think our engineering organisation is probably the easiest sell for Red Hat. It is a place where, because of our reputation as producing the highest probably open source software, we find the most candidates that are excited about joining Red Hat.

Paldo GNU/Linux 1.2: Yet Another Generic Distro

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Linux

the distrogue: Paldo is a completely independent distribution, compiled using Linux From Scratch and with its own package management system, upkg, to manage programs. It works similarly to Gentoo's Portage, with one exception- it can also install binary packages. This makes installation much faster.

Also: Fedora 8: What did they DO?!

Shuttle (Europe) introduces SFF systems with Linux

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Hardware

Its feels like every few months, more and more hardware companies are selling Linux based systems.

Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a Fedora desktop - including how to enable special mouse buttons, improve laptop support (depending on your model), set up printers (especially HP) and the usage of Compiz Fusion.

AMOR: a desktop companion

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Software

DPotD: AMOR is a nice toy which is absolutely senseless. It displays a tiny figure on your desktop, running on top of your windows or falling down to the bottom. It is a KDE application, but it should be no problem to use it in Gnome (as I do).

Simpler PCs for kids find niche

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Hardware

cincypost.com: Unlike other personal computers that come loaded up with bells and whistles, the Eee PC is streamlined, with just a fraction of the storage and capacity that traditional computers need. It runs a Linux-based operating system that features large icons meant to focus kids on activities such as Internet browsing and word processing.

Making K3b rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

blogbeebe.blogspot: I've complained repeatedly that K3b supplied via Ubuntu 7.10's repositories can't rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10. After repeated attempts to find a solution on forums and via Google, I solved my problem the old fashioned way; I downloaded the source to K3b 1.0.4 and built it myself.

Using Evolution with Gmail

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HowTos

ubuntu1501.com: Evolution is the official personal information manager and workgroup information management tool for GNOME. It combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions. If you find you need help setting up Evolution with your Gmail account, this guide will get you setup in less than five minutes.

setting yourself up with the right operating system

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Linux

telegraph: Buying a computer is really very easy, and most people take the easy way out by buying a desktop or laptop computer running the Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating system. Now there is also a new kid in town called Linux, and it's now starting to attract the attention of disenchanted Windows users.

Great Firefox Extension - It's All Text!

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Moz/FF

blog.unixlore.net: I just came across a great Firefox extension called "It's All Text!". Any HTML textarea you see while browsing gets a little edit button on the bottom right corner - clicking it launches your favorite editor.

How to compile program under Linux / UNIX / FreeBSD

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HowTos

nixcraft: Many new users find it difficult to compiling programs in Linux. Usually following steps are involved:

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Leftovers: OSS

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Desktop GNU/Linux

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Security Leftovers

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Derivatives

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