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Ripping DVDs to MPEG4 with K9Copy

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HowTos

Linux App Finder: I've blogged about K9Copy's DVD rip and copy abilities in the past, but I only just noticed that it has added one step rip to MPEG4 support. After taking it for a test drive I'm very pleased with the ease of use and plan to use it for most of my ripping needs in the future.

Also: How to install Amarok in Ubuntu (and get it to play MP3s)

French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Choose Mandriva

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MDV

Mandriva.com: The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries chose to migrate its local servers (about 400 machines) from Windows NT Server to Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0, within two years.

Linux: Suspend2 Becomes TuxOnIce

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Linux

kernelTRAP: The 'Suspend2' project has been renamed to 'TuxOnIce' Nigel Cunningham announced on the lkml, "this is for a couple of reasons: In recent discussions on LKML, the point was made that the word 'Suspend' is confusing"

Gates no longer reigns as world's richest bloke

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Microsoft

the register: ACCORDING TO MEXICAN MAG sentidocomun, Bill Gates is no longer the richest bloke in the world.

Compiz-Fusion is i18n ready

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Software

CyberOrg: I am happy to announce that i18n infrastructure is ready and we can now translate compiz-fusion plugins and ccsm. We would be creating a team of translators, with one member per lingua in charge of keeping translations up-to-date.

Open-source evolves from 'nerdy' to notable

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OSS

International Herald Tribune: As the open-source movement completes its first decade, the fast-growing industry is at a crossroads, experts say, having advanced from nerdy novelty to recognized market niche while attracting the double-edged attention of its biggest rivals.

Wubi Review

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Ubuntu

LoCo About Ubuntu!: I have switched my computer back over to Windows XP for a spin with the Ubuntu .exe installer, Wubi (Windows Ubuntu Based Installer). Wubi installs a fully functioning Ubuntu installation in your computer inside your Windows installation. Think of it as a virtual hard drive in your existing C:/ drive.

Up and Running on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

SiBlog: So last week I bought a Western Digital 160 GB external hard drive specifically to run a version of Linux on it. I have used Red Hat in the past but decided to go with Ubuntu and the Feisty Fawn release this time.

Flock: social browser gets significant update

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Software

zdnet blogs: Flock has released a preview of a major update to its social web browser. As I noted in a recent post when Flock first launched, timed perfectly to coincide with a wave of web 2.0 hype, it seemed like a fresh and bold attempt to make a web browser that truly embraced the ’social web’.

Developer annoys open source faithful over code release

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Software

techworld: Open-source developer Parallels finally released the source code for the Wine software used by Parallels Desktop 3.0 on Monday - but only after weeks of prodding by Wine developers and negative publicity on the IT forum Slashdot.

GPLv3-- a bridge too far?

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OSS

c|net blogs: The debate over free software is full of phrases like "free as in beer" and "free as in speech." To these, Stallman added the self-contradictory "free as in freedom"-- the kind of freedom one has when one's work must be carefully excluded from other people's projects.

A new, improved Nero Linux 3

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Software

linux.com: Last month, Nero released version 3.0 of Nero Linux. Since we tested version 2.1 last year, the software has come a long way. Nero Linux 3 supports not just CD and DVD burning but claims to be the first Linux application to support Blue-Ray and HD DVD recorders as well.

Make Firefox Use Multiple Rows of Tabs

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HowTos

the how-to-geek: If you are a Firefox power user like I am, then you probably have dozens of tabs open all the time. After trying a number of different options, I've finally settled on using multiple rows of tabs as the best option.

Open source investment up 33% in Q2

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OSS

CBR: The level of funding in free and open source-related vendors rose over 33% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, following a decline in the first quarter.

Windows losing ground with US developers

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Microsoft

techworld: A survey this spring of more than 400 developers and IT managers in North America found that the number of developers targeting Windows for their applications declined 12 percent from a year ago.

Installing Beryl Or Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 7 Desktop

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This tutorial shows how you can install and use Beryl or Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 7 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With both Beryl and Compiz Fusion, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

Secure web browsing through Live Linux distros

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Linux

iTWire: There are many good reasons to be concerned about security and privacy online. For example, Internet banking can be at risk if there is any possibility of maliocious software on your computer's hard drive. Banks even expressly warn that before using their systems you should ensure you have taken steps to ensure your personal security.

What does this /proc directory do?

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ittoolbox blogs: The linux file system to those who are familiar with it is quite sensible and logical in its organisation. If you are familiar with the deep and dark secrets you will find many things that will surprise you and make you go aaah. One of those is the /proc directory.

Gran Paradiso Alpha 6 Available for Testing

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Moz/FF

mozillazine: Gran Paradiso Alpha 6 is now available for testing. New features in this development milestone of Mozilla Firefox 3 include an upgraded SQLite engine, improved cookie performance, support for site-specific text size preference and various Gecko 1.9 bug fixes.

Distribution Checklist: Part 3 of 3

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Linux

Josh Saddler: Hey again. Back with part 3 of the Distribution Checklist series. This series poses a number of smart questions to consider when examining distributions -- "Which one is right for me?" For the third and final part, I'll look at the distribution's "identity," or meta-questions about the distribution, its history, its users & developers, and so on.

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