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Installing Mandriva 2008.1 on the ASUS Eee PC

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MDV

blogs.techrepublic.com: Out of the many distributions that work on the Eee PC, Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (or 2008.1) is one that works exceptionally well. It can be installed to the built-in SSD or onto an external SD card.

Also: Asus Eee PC storms Euro PC maker chart

Security is no secret: NSA takes Flask to the open-source community

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OSS

gcn.com: Architecture created by the National Security Agency and expanded with help from the open-source community will save the Defense Department and intelligence agencies millions in hardware costs.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 262

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Guest Review: Sabayon Linux 3.5

  • News: Mandriva's netbook OS, Flaw in Package Management, Ubuntu's Community QA, Linus Interview
  • Released last week: CentOS 5.2 Live CD, BeleniX 0.7.1, BLAG Linux And GNU 90000
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha1, Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3, Fedora 10 Alpha
  • Reviewed last week: Myah OS, BLAG Linux And GNU 90000, Simplis GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

KGet - KDE’s Download Manager

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KDE
Software

fosswire.com: Download managers, although frowned upon by some, are often useful applications for those of us who download a lot of files. KGet is KDE’s resident dedicated download program and is capable of acting both as a download manager for the Konqueror browser, as well as a standalone program.

$249 Linux-powered CherryPal cloud PC uses just 2W

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Linux
Hardware

cnet.com: There's no OS to speak of, no optical drive, just 4GB of flash storage and 256MB of RAM, and you're limited to a 400MHz Freescale 5121E processor with integrated graphics under the hood. But the CherryPal desktop PC -- just revealed with a $249 price tag -- is definitely worth making a fuss over.

Critical Week for Canonical and Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Canonical CEO and Ubuntu Linux backer Mark Shuttleworth will step into the spotlight July 22, when he keynotes OSCON (Open Source Convention) in Portland, Oregon. It will be a critical moment for Shuttleworth and the Ubuntu movement. Here’s why.

Helping Hands and openSUSE-Tutorials off to a great start

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SUSE

bryen.com" As some of you may know, several weeks ago, the openSUSE-GNOME Team launched the Helping Hands Project. We’ve had three sessions so far, and each time we host an event, the number of visitors to the #opensuse-gnome IRC channel increases.

Intel snubs Microsoft; offers Linux certification

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Linux

apcmag.com: Intel's enthusiasm for open source is gathering speed: now it is endorsing professional Linux certifications, snubbing the old Microsoft certification program.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open Season #20

  • Using Perltidy To Beautify Ugly Perl Scripts
  • Drupal Daze
  • world’s most stickered laptop
  • Smail - the lighter mail server
  • Get file system and partition information in Linux/Unix
  • Searching for all ebuilds with specific useflag in Gentoo
  • People and their Operating Systems....
  • Stuff That Works With Linux #1 - Sitecom WL-113

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #100!

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 100 for the weeks July 13th - July 19th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: UWN history, UWN Past & Present Staff Podcast, Mark Shuttleworth podcast, Comments from Past & Present Editors, and much much more.

X Devs Drop NVIDIA Auto-Config Support

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Software

phoronix.com: Sparking a heated Sunday afternoon debate, NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner had commited a trivial change to the X Server that resulted in several key open-source X developers becoming disgruntled. Ultimately, this NVIDIA-spawned patch ended up being recalled just hours later.

Ubuntu Linux, My Favorite Desktop

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Ubuntu

amumtaz.wordpress: Has anyone tried the new Ubuntu Linux Desktop? Yes, instead of the usual Vista from Microsoft, the open source Linux? I did this week. In fact, I downloaded it out of a whim to see how what was this hoopla about Ubuntu. I am an old Unix/Linux fan and have had on occasions had Unix/Linux based machines as my desktop. So it was not my first try at this. But I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.

Mandriva - Linux 2008 Spring review

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MDV

itreviews.co.uk: Amidst a deluge of recent Linux updates, you could be forgiven for overlooking the release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring. The latest in a long line of Mandriva distros, this features the usual upgrades to the component software together with a number of new features.

A socialist’s view of Ubuntu: love it or leave it?

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Ubuntu

jasonthepinko.com: A few months back I posted an article reviewing Ubuntu 8.04, “Hardy Heron.” In the comments section, one person brought up a good point: how can I, as a socialist, support Ubuntu?

Compiz Fusion : Unmatched 3D Environment in Linux

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Software

blog.ashfame: Think Aqua interface in Mac OSX and 3D Flip in Windows Vista was the best looking Operating system? Ever thought that the 3D effects on hacker’s desktop shown in movies are not for real? No need to think again, just read on because the freedom and flexibility Compiz Fusion provides is beyond imagination.

Bringing Open Source Best Practices into Corporations Using a Software Forge

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OSS

riehle.org: A software forge is a tools platform for collaborative software development, similar to integrated CASE environments. In this paper, we discuss our experiences with using a software forge to bring open source best practices into corporations.

Four Useful FUSE Implementations

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Software

fosswire.com: FUSE is a project that makes it easy for developers to build filesystems and virtual filesystems, by allowing their code to run in userspace, rather than at the kernel level. In this post, I’m going to round up four useful implementations of FUSE.

I'm running Gnome

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KDE

blog.flameeyes.eu: I dislike the way KDE 4 is being developed, with a focus on eyecandy rather than on features. This is easily shown by the Oxygen style; not only it is taking up a amount of screen real estate for widgets that remind me of Keramik, but it’s also tremendously slow. But this is just one of the issues I have with KDE recently. There are some policies I really, really, dislike in KDE.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Commands used to Admin the server

  • Use apt url instead of using a terminal
  • How Install Microsoft Office in Ubuntu with Wine
  • Enable and Disable "root" on Ubuntu Linux
  • Guide to faster Ubuntu
  • NoMachine NX fails on Fedora 9 — here’s the solution
  • Nautilus File Selection

Leaving the mockup phase

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KDE
Software

nienhueser.de: Found some time this weekend to continue working on the contacts plasmoid and some basic functionality is now there. Kudos to the plasma team for the great API. The data engine now supports querying kopete, but is designed to support other contact backends in the future.

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