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Trouble in Linux paradise using Ubuntu 8.04.1 and openSUSE 11.0

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Linux

bitburners.com: Oh boy, this week the ‘quality’ of the biggest Linux distributions almost depressed me. Here are a couple fine examples of issues that one will never experience in the commercial software world.

Linux Desktop Odyssey: when Linux has a bad day

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Linux

techworld.com.au: I was preparing to move to my Linux desktop yesterday when all hell broke loose. It seems the SLED 10 box and its partner in crime Lotus Notes were having a very bad day. Let me recapitulate.

12 Hot Products To See At LinuxWorld

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crn.com: Thousands of the Linux faithful will converge on San Francisco's Moscone Center next week (Aug. 4-7) for the LinuxWorld conference and expo and the accompanying Next Generation Data Center show. Everything from cool hand-held devices to data center-class servers -- and the open-source software to run them -- will be on display and put through their paces on the show floor.

Vista SP1 and XP SP3 vs. Mac OS X and Linux

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OS

softpedia.com: Despite constantly downplaying the relevance of Linux and Mac OS X, because of a variety of reasons, from high Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to security risks and inferior shipment volumes, Microsoft is well aware of the real threat to Windows represented by the open source platform and Apple's operating system.

Acer Aspire One ZG5 (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware

pcworld.idg.com.au: This Linux version of the Aspire One is easy to use and has a solid-state drive, but the Windows XP version has better memory and storage capacity for only $100 more.

KDE 4.1 Pushes Cross-Platform Support, UI

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KDE
Interviews

eweek.com: The free software Linux desktop KDE 4.1 advances the KDE Project's goals of cross-platform support and helps make the user interface more attractive. The KDE Project looked to Apple as an example of the importance of an attractive UI.

odds & ends and shorts & stuff

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News
  • My guess for Lenny’s release date

  • Opera 9.52 August Snapshot
  • Join LinuxQuestions.org at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
  • Yo Frankie! Looking Good Yo
  • Installfest for Schools at LinuxWorld
  • Great day for gtk users

A Week Working With Linux

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: After a short vacation during which I made a traveling test with Linux, which was very successful, I decided to continue the test by using it as much as possible for my work this week.

When software protection is good for FOSS

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OSS

raiden.net: Recently there have been numerous discussions on software and media piracy, with a few people even saying that open source could be the solution to stopping software piracy. However, software piracy is one of open source's biggest enemies, and few people realize that.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Three Experimental Compiz Plugins

  • Files used by a program
  • Add a Google map to your PHP site
  • Howto: Updating Dell Firmware on Linux
  • Reset your SLE/openSUSE Linux default file system permissions

Kernel Log : Tux3 file system announce, X.org updates

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Kernel developer of many years, Daniel Phillips posted several emails concerning file system design, then announced he was planning to take these ideas and apply them to the design and development of Tux3, although there is no currently functioning Tux 3 source code.

What Ubuntu Thinks of a TinyTuxbox

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Hardware
Ubuntu

gibbalog.blogspot: Tiny, quiet, green, affordable, and fun computers. Put aside that huge noisy computer box taking up so much space, and try a TinyTuxbox. Here's my attempt to look at what Ubuntu makes of this little box.

Bruce Perens: Microsoft and Apache - What's the Angle?

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Microsoft
OSS

itmanagement.earthweb.com: For a decade, Microsoft was open source's worst enemy, combating it at every turn. But last week Microsoft joined the Apache open source project as a platinum sponsor, promising to put $100,000 per year into a project that beats its own IIS (Internet Information Services) in the market. Microsoft also made some of their patents available for use in GPL software like Linux without a royalty. Has Redmond given up the fight? Or is this just their latest strategy?

Ultamatix may be a worthy successor to Automatix

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Software

linux.com: Some Ubuntu fans out there may remember Automatix, a tool for Ubuntu that allowed easy access to many popular non-free applications and commonly-used audio and video codecs. Automatix was discontinued in March, when its developers moved on to other projects. Now Ultamatix hopes to continue where Automatix left off.

Elonex Webbook notebook review

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pocket-lint.co.uk: Inside the Elonex Webbook you get a 10.2-inch screen, 1.6GHz VIA C7-M processor, 80GB hard drive, and 512MB of memory. The Webbook comes with the option of two operating systems - Windows XP or the Ubuntu variant of Linux. We tested the Ubuntu version.

Free for All: Open Source Software

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OSS

schoollibraryjournal.com: So what is open source software (OSS)? It’s software that is free in every sense of the word: free to download, free to use, and free to view or modify. Most OSS is distributed on the Web and you don’t need to sign a license agreement to use it. In fact, you’re probably using OSS and may not know it.

Boxee: A New Competitor For MythTV?

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Software

phoronix.com: For years MythTV has been regarded as the best media center application for the Linux platform and is extremely popular with HTPC enthusiasts. However, MythTV now has a new competitor and that is Boxee. Boxee is a "social media center" that is based upon the Xbox Media Center (XBMC) with versions for Linux, Windows, and MacOS X.

Penguins in Tel Aviv? It Must Be the Annual Open-Source Convention

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OSS

ostatic.com: Israel, where I live, is known for its large number of high-tech startups. But when I moved here in 1995, Linux and the idea of open source software was virtually unknown, even among programmers. It was thus a delight to spend this (Friday) morning with 250-300 other open-source advocates, at the annual "August Penguin" conference.

Pretty is a feature, but ugly is subjective

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: I have a problem, and I admit it. Every time someone whines — and yes, I’m using the word “whine” deliberately — about the graphical design in Ubuntu, I tune them out.

Mandriva Linux on my Acer Aspire 7220

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MDV

osgeex.blogspot: Two weeks ago I bought a Acer Aspire 7220 laptop. Based on a AMD Semphron 3800, Nvidia Geoforce 7000M, 2 GiB DDR2 RAM and a 80 GiB HDD. Everything I could ever wish for is included, except for a webcam.

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