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How to Change the Color of your Tooltips

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With all the customization fun I’ve been having with my Ubuntu Desktop, one thing kept bugging me. There isn’t an easy way to change the color of the tooltips. So I went to find a solution.

openSUSE holds public IRC Q&A on Microsoft/Novell deal

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OpenSUSE project developers held a public IRC meeting at noon EST today to discuss the recently announced and highly controversial Microsoft/Novell agreements. Nat Friedman, chief technical and strategy officer for open source at Novell, fielded most of the questions, with assistance from Andreas Jaeger, openSUSE project manager, and others.

13 Reasons to Celebrate the New Microsoft-Novell Pact

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The recently announced agreement between Microsoft Corporation and Novell, Inc. has resulted in much concern that it could be harmful for Linux and other free software. However, the agreement itself, as well as its timing and comments made by Microsoft executives about it, may actually be a very good thing -- and perhaps even worthy of celebration!

GL Studio Puts Simulators On The Desktop

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In the latest multi-million dollar training simulators, pilots get to shoot the bad guys out of the virtual sky, while infantry men practice driving their vehicles over virtual desert terrain. Versions of GL Studio are available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and the Java environment. DiSTI has recently completed FC5 and SUSE 10.0 ports.

Linux in crisis?

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Between Oracle's support offering and Microsoft's patent pledge, recent events could prove significant for the Linux operating system market. Matthew Aslett assesses the potential long-term implications.

Yellow Dog Linux launches for PS3

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Sony has been saying that it sees its new next-gen machine, the PlayStation 3, as more of a computer than a console. Terra Soft Solutions is now making Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 available for download for the PS3, taking that idea a step closer to reality.

Linux for Windows users

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SHIFTING to the Linux operating system can be pretty daunting for long-time Windows users who have grown accustomed to doing things a certain way.


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Some minutes ago I read the announcement about the newest Compiz release.
Seems to have some very nice improvements, like a as-good-as-possible fix for multi-head setups, and there is also support for multiple desktops now, but I’m a bit unsure what that is. There are also some new and also updated plugins.

Question Novell at Cape FOSS event

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The Cape Information Technology Initiative (CITI) will be hosting a lineup of forums, presentations and Q&A sessions next week. Offering a full morning of discussions, presentations and Q&A sessions, the highlight is an opportunity to question Novell directly over the current Microsoft deal.

MS Loses in Patent Lawsuit

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Microsoft may have to stop selling its flagship “Office'’ suite program in Korea temporarily due to patent infringement, according to a local technology transfer agent.

Also: The Gotcha on that MS License on the Office 2007 "Giveaway"

Mark Shuttleworth: An invitation, not a conspiracy

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A number of people have commented on my invitation to OpenSuSE developers to join Ubuntu Open Week, some have expressed dismay that I would risk creating discord in the free software universe by inviting developers to leave one project and join another.

How to associate Adobe Reader for .pdf files : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10)

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I recently posted a tutorial on How to install Adobe Reader (PDF) for Firefox and promised to follow it up with a few additional tips. This will explain how to set Adobe Reader as the default program for .pdf files on your Ubuntu system.

*Full Tip*

Primed for desktop Linux

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The consultants that rolled out Australia's biggest known Linux desktop project are backing themselves for more.

More patent craziness--McDonalds tries to patent the sandwich

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McDonald's wants to own the rights to how a sandwich is made. The fast-food chain has applied for a patent relating to the 'method and apparatus' used to prepare the snack.

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Stallman finally comments on Novell/Microsoft patent deal

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A transcript of the speech made by Richard Stallman at the 5th International GPLv3 Conference is now online, and includes Stallman’s first comments on the Novell/Microsoft deal.

Learn the power features of zsh

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Vincent Danen describes some of the features of the Z shell, such as tab-completion and prompt-handling.

command-line calculations using bc

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If like me, you do most of your work from the command-line, using vim to edit files, mutt for e-mails, cd/ls/mv/find/etc instead of a file manager, then you may get annoyed by having to fire up a GUI calculator to make (what may sometimes be) a single calculation.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 179

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • News: Future of Fedora, Ubuntu vs openSUSE, Debian "etch" update, Freespire 2.0

  • First Looks: Xandros Desktop 4.1
  • Released last week: Vine Linux 4.0, dyne:bolic 2.3
  • Upcoming releases: SabayonLinux 3.2, Yellow Dog Linux 5.0
  • New distributions: DevUbuntu, EduPuppy GioveLUG, mEDUXa
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux hot, standards not with China, Taiwan

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Earlier this year, members of Chinese and Taiwanese IT associations announced broad plans to work together to jointly develop and promote Linux as well as home-grown standards for certain IT components. At an IT trade show in Shanghai, IDG News Service (IDGNS) caught up with Roger Liao, deputy director of international affairs at one of Taiwan’s biggest industry groups, the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA), to discuss progress on both fronts.

Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP, Part 1

CakePHP is a stable production-ready, rapid-development aid for building Web sites in PHP. This tutorial will go through the installation process, then get down and dirty by building the online product gallery. And through it all, you'll see how much time you could have saved had you been using CakePHP all along.

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