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Compiz shouldn’t be enabled by default on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Fabrizio Balliano: Enabling compiz by default is one of the goals of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) release, but following a thread on the ubuntu-devel mailing list it seems that the final decision was not taken yet.

At least one person hates Firefox

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Moz/FF

techworld.com: The Firefox browser might be the darling of anti-Microsoft Internet users, but that hasn’t stopped it making an enemy of a previously unknown campaigner who wants websites to block it.

Poland against OOXML?

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OSS

polishlinux: Polish Technical Committee no 171 has just voted 80% against the adoption OOXML as an ISO standard [PL]. It’s not the end of the game though, since committee 171 which was first planned to make the decision does not make the final decision anymore. Another committee 182 — will be voting on the same issue soon!

Also: OOXML Standard: Time for Microsoft to stay on the playground

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Securing SSH Using Denyhosts

  • Installing Mandriva 2007 Spring on a RAID 0 configuration
  • How do I use the “xm block-attach” command to attach additional storage (like USB drive) to my running para-virtualized Xen guests?
  • Very nice features in the gallery for putting graphics in the background on OpenOffice Writer
  • Logitech MX Revolution's Special Buttons On Fedora 7
  • Extract text with awk
  • Why Use Subversion? Two Reasons: Revert and Branches

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 216

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: Gentoo Linux - power versus complexity

  • Statistics: DistroWatch in Africa
  • News: Ubuntu on Compiz Fusion, Puppy goes experimental, NimbleX delivers 100 MB live CD with KDE, Trustix in danger
  • Released last week: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r1, Ark Linux 2007.1
  • Upcoming releases: Pioneer Basic 3.0, Pioneer Explorer 1.0 Server
  • New additions: Swecha LiveCD
  • New distributions: AMA Desktop Linux, NicE Desktop, Raitkasu.net LiveCD
  • Reader comments

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

Freespire aspires, but fails to inspire

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: Freespire, the free as in beer version of the Linspire Linux distribution, this month released Freespire 2.0, the first version of the operating system based on the popular Ubuntu distribution, and the first to contain proprietary codecs and drivers. Despite its attractive appearance, it left me with mixed feelings.

Linux gets a lift

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Linux

crn: The effects of the groundbreaking moves are more symbolic than tangible: Solution providers say the path to a broader customer embrace of desktop Linux remains strewn with obstacles. But by committing to bundle, sell and support systems without Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows, Dell and Lenovo have cracked the door open a bit.

How to have Firefox 3 and Firefox 2 running at the same time

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HowTos

redemption in a blog: Firefox 3, or Gran Paradiso, is really shaping up with some pretty cool new features being implemented in the recent months. Want to get in on checking out the new features but still want good old Firefox 2? Here’s how:

Windows has 'fewer flaws' than Linux ?

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OS

vnunet: Data collected by a Microsoft security researcher suggests that the company had to patch far fewer software vulnerabilities than competing vendors in 2007.

Windows Tech Writers Wrong About Linux

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OS

osweekly: At least we are making some progress in the field of Windows using tech writers speaking with any level of clarity about Linux as a viable alternative. Yet as good as the article linked above is, its writer is wrong with one seriously flawed statement.

Dealing with upstream: how KDE and the distros manage to keep things together

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Linux

arstechnica: What defines upstream? KDE, GNOME, Apache, even the Linux kernel are upstream for a Linux distribution, and even a totally different distribution altogether may be considered upstream (for example, Debian is considered upstream for Ubuntu).

Free software media players

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Software

freesoftware mag: Last year, while running Ubuntu, I decided I wanted to watch a video, so I opened it up in the built-in Totem player. What happened next took me back to the dark era of codecs and computing.

KDE Commit-Digest for 19th August 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The Summer of Code for 2007 nears its end. Implementation of more features in the Step physics simulation package. More graphical game themes in KMahjongg, KWin4 KShisen, KGoldRunner and KJumpingCube. The start of a new game, KDiplomacy.

Adventures in Ubuntu: Installation and Connecting to Stuff

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Ubuntu

www.lo-fi-librarian.co.uk: My project this weekend was to install Ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu is a Linux based OS, it comes bundled with a lot of cool stuff (more on this later) and it is of course free.

Darkening the OpenOffice Impress or Draw Grid, and Changing the Increments

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HowTos

I've posted an excerpt from the book, a three-page PDF of the instructions for using the grid, plus darkening the grid and increasing the number of increments.

Making My Grandparents Leet Linux Users - Part 2

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Linux

tomdryer.com: My Grandparents’ Linux desktop had to be super-simple for them to use. While default GNOME or Xfce are pretty straight-forward, I wanted something better. I decided to go with Xfce.

A First Look at Oracle 11g database on Debian GNU/Linux

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Reviews

Here's a short review of it's installation, together with screenshots, on an unsupported Debian GNU/Linux distribution.

Unreal Tournament 3 Confirmed For Linux

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Gaming

linux-gamers: Recent comments by Mark Rein (of Epic Games) have confirmed the companies love of linux and its plans to bring UT3 (Unreal Tournament 3) out on the linux platform.

Info extra! last day to submit your wallpaper...

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KDE

Pinheiro: This is the last day you can submit your wallpaper to the great kde oxygen wallpaper contest.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux
    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape
    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] . For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?
  • Ardour + Cinelerra + 4 Cams + Heavy Blues
  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support
    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.
  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles
    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements
    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.
  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…
    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!
  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

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