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Dell doesn't dump Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: Further to your report yesterday on your site, we would like to confirm that we are totally committed to providing customers with choice on our Inspiron notebook and desktop systems by offering Ubuntu on certain Inspiron desktop and notebook models - Inspiron 530n desktop and Inspiron 6400n notebook.

LM_Sensors 3.0 Coming Down The Pipe

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Software

phoronix: LM_Sensors team is making very good progress towards LM_Sensors 3.0. The first LM_Sensors 3 release candidate came out towards the end of September. Distinguishing LM_Sensors 3 from the current stable LM_Sensors 2.10 series it is now only a user-space-only package with no kernel components needed.

No Linux or Mac drivers for Skype phones? What are they thinking?

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Software

iTWire: As a committed Ubuntu Linux newbie, I've been feeling pretty pleased with my new distribution over the past couple of days. However, I've hit a telecommunications snag and, judging by the free flow of angst pervading all of the Linux forums I've visited, I'm not alone in my disgust.

OpenBSD 4.2 review

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BSD

softwareinreview.com: As usual, OpenBSD 4.2 offers a large collection of intelligent changes to an already great operating environment. In OpenBSD's case, the code is definitely high quality. Nothing in the default installation is half-implemented, or committed on an experimental basis.

Also: DesktopBSD Day 7 - Fooling Around

Work on Fusion-Installer, 0.6-ports , others

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Software

Random Compiz Fusion Stuff: So I’ve been working on Fusion-Installer a little more and it is getting better. I’ve implemented a nice treeview for you to pick components and you can now resize the window.

TinyMe, The Little PCLinuxOS That Could

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: TinyME is a fresh and minute version of PCLinuxOS aimed at low-end computers and to those who want it fast. It is still under development but is already gaining popularity at a fast pace.

WoW: Self-Cast in KDE and Faster Performance in Wine

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HowTos

latenightpc.com: There are a couple things I’ve done to tweak World of Warcraft on my Linux box. I run OpenSuse 10.3 now but most of this will be the same for other distros, especially if you use KDE. These are just specific to what worked for me but I guess that some other Linux WoW players might benefit from the same settings.

When it comes to releasing operating systems, Ubuntu have it figured out

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Ubuntu

zdnet blogs: I know that it might not seem like it at times, but I’m a big Ubuntu fan. I haven’t fully figured out how and where it fits into my computing ecosystem yet, but I know that it does have a place there. One aspect of Ubuntu that particularly impresses me is the clear development time-line that is published and adhered to. You always know what’s coming and when to expect it.

History of Web Browsers - Opera, Netscape, Firefox, and IE

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Software

cybernetnews: Have you ever wondered how browsers have evolved over time? Today I want to revive your memories of old versions of Opera, Netscape, Firefox, and Internet Explorer showing how they have become the browsers we use today. It’s time to open the door and step back into the time machine!

a review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

arstechnica: Ubuntu 7.10, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon, emerged from the jungles last month and has been beating its chest ever since. Touted as the easiest-to-use desktop Linux distro yet, 7.10 hopes to bring the power of Linux to the masses.

Overcoming Social Inertia

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OSS

Richard Stallman: 15 years have passed since the combination of GNU and Linux first made it possible to use a PC in freedom. During that time, we have come a long way. You can even buy a laptop with GNU/Linux preinstalled from more than one hardware vendor, although the systems they ship are not entirely free software. So what holds us back from total success?

FOSS for cartoonists and illustrators

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Software

linux.com: As more and more traditional publishers accept digital images, artists are turning to free and open source software (FOSS) tools to create cartoons and illustrations.

Apple Releases Leopard Source Code

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Mac

pcworld: Darwin 9.0 forms the backbone of the UNIX-based operating system and is being made available to developers in the open source community. Darwin 9.0 is a fully-conformant UNIX operating system that's built on Mach 3.0 and FreeBSD 5.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Constructing the Bazaar: Taking advantage of the open-source development model

  • The Ubuntu Book
  • matroska + vobsub + subtitles … finally!
  • Why Gphone Will Use Ubuntu
  • Asus EeePC - too awesome to not talk about
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 4th November 2007
  • Tried the openSUSE gnome live cd.
  • Popularizing Linux
  • NVIDIA's ESA Standard For Linux?
  • Mom's Using Ubuntu with a Non-Ascii Character Set

Qemu Launcher: A Free Frontend

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Software

FOSSwire: If you need an open-source virtualizing solution, VMware is not really an option. If you are on a KDE system, VirtualBox is the way to go. But, if you are an avid GNOME user and don’t like running Qt apps in your GTK+ environment, then Qemu Launcher is the end-all solution.

timer-applet: a countdown timer applet for the GNOME panel

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Software

DPotD: When working at my PC, I often forget that I need to do something, say, in ten minutes. Therefore, I need an easy way to set up a reminder and be prodded when the time elapses. timer-applet is a small applet for the GNOME panel that does this.

Gentoos Emerge In Action

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Gentoo
HowTos

benin.1st: This a a little sample of emerge the python system Gentoo Linux uses to download compile install and manage packages Awesome indeed.

Speed Up Amarok With Large Music Collections

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HowTos

how-to-geek: Amarok is a wonderful application for managing and playing your music collection, but the default settings aren't optimized for speed when it comes to large collections of music. The problems are especially noticeable while trying to use the search box.

Fun with Ubuntu "Gutsy Gibbon" (and a bug)

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Ubuntu

linuxworld blogs: The message "New distribution release '7.10' is available." and the "Upgrade" button have been sitting there taunting me for a while, and one of my home servers has donated 25GB of Bittorrent traffic to the task of spreading the new release since it came out last month. But I was on a trip, and we all know not to upgrade the main work laptop right before a trip.

Fluxbuntu - not a bad start, I like it

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Ubuntu

mrzonbu.wordpress: This distribution deserves more detail here, and it will get it in a later post, but so far Fluxbuntu is looking like a solid candidate for a base to build a Debian/Ubuntu derived distro for the Zonbu.

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So, to summarize: openSUSE Tumbleweed is a good, solid, stable Linux distribution with a wide range of desktops available. It is not anything particularly exotic or unstable, and it does not require an unusual amount of Linux expertise to install and use on an everyday system. To make a very simple comparison, in my experience installing and using Tumbleweed is much less difficult and much less risky than using the Debian "testing" distribution, and it is kept much (much much) more up to date than openSUSE Leap, Debian "stable", Linux Mint or Ubuntu. I don't say that to demean any of those other distributions. As I said at the end of my recent post about point-release vs. rolling-release distributions, if your hardware is fully supported by one of those point-release distributions, and you are satisfied with the applications included in them, then they are certainly a good choice. But if you like staying on the leading edge, or if you have very new hardware which requires the latest Linux kernel and drivers, or you just want/need the latest version of some application (in my case this would be digiKam), then openSuSE could be just what you want. Read more Also: Google Summer of Code 2017

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