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Linux: Granular

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Linux Granular offers a visually stunning KDE, certainly the nicest implementation of it in any distro I've yet reviewed; once everything is configured, you enter an alabaster screen that loads all the modules necessary to run the liveCD.

BA in BS on the OBS

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SUSE The guys and gals over at openSUSE have been beavering away at enhancing a tool that is invaluable to the Bongo Project and many many others - the openSUSE Build Service (OBS for short). One of those enhancements is enabling statistics so packagers can see if the sweat and tears has been worth it.

How Microsoft crushed Linux's Chinese rebellion

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salon: Somehow, facing a market where piracy was rampant and the government openly pro-Linux, Microsoft turned it around. China, says Gates, will one day be Microsoft's biggest market.

TinyMe - The little distro that could

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Raiden's Realm: Having become a fan of PcLinuxOS after a recent review of their 2007 version, I've followed its development with interest. One of those is TinyMe, a live cd derivative of PCLOS, that offers you the best of its parent, with the small size common to "lite" distributions or "distros" as they're more commonly called.

Dual-booting XP and Linux - It’s really easy!

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zdnet blogs: Over the past few weeks several people have asked me if it’s possible to set up a Windows XP/Linux dual-boot system on a PC that already has Windows XP installed on it, and if it’s possible, how easy is the process.

Amarok 2.0 Jingle Contest

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Software The Amarok team needs your help. Amarok are looking for a new, shiny and fresh jingle to play at first start of Amarok 2.0 and are holding a contest to find one.

Catalog shopping comes to open-source software

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Software A free beta Web site unveiled yesterday from open-source consulting firm Optaros Inc. is designed to tackle that problem. The site, Enterprise Open Source Directory, is billed as a one-stop information repository on some 300 enterprise-ready open-source applications.

Lenovo Unveils Its Highest Performing Notebook: A Linux Workstation

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Information Week: Lenovo on Tuesday introduced its highest performing notebook, a Linux mobile workstation powered by an Intel Centrino Pro processor.

Easy CD ripping with Konqueror

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ITtoolbox Blogs: We live in a world of sound. Many sounds are jarring and loud like traffic or construction work. Other sounds are dull and boring like elevator music. Still more sounds are pleasant. The biggest problem is how to get the collection of silver plastic disks converted to electronic form for those portable grooving machines.

A beginner’s introduction to the GNU/Linux command line, Part II

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FreeSoftware Mag: Your GNU/Linux computer is an amazing machine. It can display images. It can run programs. It can perform dozens of functions all at the same time. How can you keep track of all this activity? By monitoring the processes that your computer runs, and one of the best ways to monitor and control processes is by using the command line.

How “Wintel thinking” reduces productivity

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Paul Murphy: For many jobs there’s a PC way and a Unix way. For example, I write these blogs using vi under either CDE (Solaris 10) or Gnome (Solaris 9) and just embed references and format information as I go along. The result is extremely portable because the text is independent of the format.

The Future of Publishing with Linux Magazines

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OSWeekly: Not too long ago, I subscribed to a Linux magazine for beginners called Tux. Fantastic magazine, but the last I heard they were "headed out," so to speak, due largely to a lack of funding. Now we are presented with the question: will Full Circle Magazine fall victim to the same fate as the once beloved Tux Magazine? Not likely. Why?

NoMachine NX 3.0 improves remote access to Linux boxes

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Software NoMachine recently released version 3.0 of its remote desktop product line. NX 3.0 has some interesting advantages over similar products -- but also some pitfalls for inexperienced users.

Preview: Mozilla Lightning

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synergymx: There is a distinct lack of good applications for tracking your calendar, email, and tasks all in one location. Some applications do email but not calendar, where as others do calendars without email. As a business user there is a connection between the two.

Kernel space: Progress on ACPI and power management

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LinuxWorld: Len Brown can only be a glutton for punishment; he is, after all, the maintainer of the Linux ACPI subsystem. That is a difficult position to be in: ACPI involves getting into the BIOS layer, an area of system software which is not always known for careful, high-quality work.

Why is Everything so Stupid on Windows?

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Penguin Pete: Check out what happens when a tool that has been a standard part of Unix - for what 30 years now? - gets ported to Windows for the first time. Here is "wingrep", the grep for Windows. So, today, class, we will learn all about (writing it on the chalkboard and underlining it twice) grep!:

Mandriva advances into Korea, the IT hub of Asia

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Mandriva Press Release: Mandriva Korea (MetaNav) begins operations in order to offer Mandriva Linux solutions to organizations and people all over South Korea and the East Asia area.

CentOS 5.0 Live CD -- first impressions

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CLICK: CentOS 5.0 loads OK, if a little slow (it was flummoxed for a minute by an unused SATA port), but upon launch looks much like Fedora, which is should, since CentOS is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone.

Is this the successor to the Nokia N800?

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engadget: Just when we're in full-on video game mode, along comes a friendly tipster with some shots of the supposed successor to Nokia's N800 Internet Tablet.

Linux gaming

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CyberNetNews: One of the major disadvantages of Linux is that it won’t let you play most Windows games. On the other hand, lots of great free Linux games have been developed over the last couple of years. Here’s a list.

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