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I want to be a MOTU, but…

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Linux

nixternal: Well, I just wanted to write up a quick post here and let you know that it isn’t all that hard. If you just started using Ubuntu, or Linux in general, then yes, it might be a tad bit hard at first. If you can compile and install a tarball, then you are well on your way.

OpenOffice 3.0 Wants to Compete with Outlook

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OOo

cybernet: I was just over at the OpenOffice site browsing through some of their marketing materials to see if there was anything interesting. I came across a presentation and it walked through some of the most notable features that are expected to be released in the next big OpenOffice milestone.

Mac OS, Linux May Share a Windows Flaw

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Security

PCWorld: This week Microsoft Corp said it would patch Windows to reduce the risk of a new kind of Web-based security vulnerability, but security researchers say that other operating systems are probably at risk too.

Linux Doesn't Need To Look Like Windows

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: After reading colleague Alexander Wolfe's piece about a Linux distro called "Vixta" that apes the look and feel of Windows Vista, I confess to having mixed feelings about the whole thing. Mostly negative ones.

Kubuntu 7.10: The end of an era?

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Ubuntu

pinderkent.blogsavy.com: Kubuntu 7.10 RC was announced as available several days ago. While other articles will no doubt focus on the many benefits that Kubuntu 7.10 will bring, I’d like to look forward into the future. Namely, this is because of the upcoming release of KDE 4, which is currently planned for December 11, 2007.

Software Review: Windows Out, Linspire In!

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Linux

bloggernews.net: I have spent the last week in Windows hell, I have been the victim of virus writers, and indeed a victim of Microsoft themselves, I believe they call the program “Windows Genuine (DIS)advantage”. When I saw the Press Release for Linspire I was skeptical to say the least. Generally speaking Linux requires a PHD in Astro Physics just to log in. It then requires a double PHD just to browse a web site.

My Week in Ubuntu: Gutsy Upgrade!

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Ubuntu

torgodevil.com: Gutsy FINAL isn’t due out until October 18th, but they’ve released a “Release Candidate” version that’s probably going to be the final version baring any major fuckmuppetry. Since the command to upgrade was LITERALLY one line of short code, I figured “What the hell?

Lessons learned from open source Xara's failure

linux.com: On October 11, 2005, proprietary software maker Xara announced its plans to open the source code to its flagship vector graphics package Xara Xtreme, and with the help of community developers port it to Linux. Today, two years later, the project is stagnant and on the verge of irrelevance, primarily because the company couldn't figure out how to work with the open source community.

Linux MOST Frequent Problems: Their Cause and Solutions

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HowTos

jensonsblog.blogspot: These are some various linux/unix problems I've encountered over the years, but which I was not able to find a solution for online. Hopefully this will save you the trouble I had.

10 Features in 10 Days: Desktop Effects with Compiz

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Today we soldier on to Desktop Effects with Compiz Fusion. It can be safely said that few features are as keenly desired as Desktop Effects. Ever since Compiz was announced XXX years ago, users and developers have been playing with the bling-tastic effects and wondering when it will hit a desktop near them.

Linux patent lawsuit: follow the money

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Legal

matt asay: Why sue two companies with nonexistent desktop businesses when Microsoft provides the biggest potential jackpot of all? (After all, this same company sued and settled with Apple earlier this year.) Unless, of course, it is Microsoft funding the whole thing?

PCLinuxOS 2007 A worthy alternative to Ubuntu?

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PCLOS

aspir8or.com: Having read that PCLinuxOS had taken over the leaderboard from Ubuntu at Distrowatch as the most downloaded distro, I was keen to try it out. PCLinuxOS2007 is a solid and eyecatching option and it’s easy to see why it’s battling with Ubuntu for most downloaded status at Distrowatch.

Free your mind with Freemind

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Software

itbusiness.ca: Freemind is a free mind mapping application written in Java that will help anyone who plans projects, for example: developers, writers, conference presenters, and students. Beyond planning, it can be used to assist decision making, organize information, and aid problem solving.

IP Innovation LLC: Patsy or Proxy?

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Legal

Linux Today: For the record, (and I realize that I might be opening myself to calls of "naive") I am not 100 percent convinced that this pioneering patent infringement lawsuit is a direct result of Microsoft's planning.

A Peek at Xubuntu Gutsy

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Ubuntu

junauza.blogspot.com: A few days ago, Ubuntu announced the Release Candidate version 7.10 of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Gobuntu, and Xubuntu codenamed "Gutsy Gibbon". I downloaded Xubuntu Gutsy RC right away to see what’s up with the new version. I then tested it to find out if it’s compatible enough with the old laptop. So after playing with the Gibbon, here’s my quick assessment.

Impressed by openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

kdedevelopers: So I replaced Kubuntu with openSUSE 10.3. All I can say is wow. I couldn't follow its development as I did with previous releases and tested only after the final version appeared. First I upgraded my desktop from 10.2 and it wasn't a pleasure as it made the system unbootable and I had to fix using a rescue console. But after having it running I was quite satisfied with it.

Other Leftovers

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News
  • Dr Watson: Who wrote Linux?

  • The love-in
  • A closer look at OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian: 'There Has to Be a Better Way'
  • Lady of Lourdes College goes Open Source
  • Google Desktop v1.1 Linux Beta
  • Nouveau Companion 28
  • QGRUBEditor: The GRUB Editor

Supporting Newer Atheros Devices

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BSD

kernelTRAP: "People who had problems with unsupported Atheros devices (single chip variants found in recent laptops, macbooks, etc.) should get the latest code from CVS and test it..."

FOSS Crowd Unfazed by First Linux Patent Lawsuit

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OSS

wired blogs: So what do the Linux folks think of all this? They certainly aren't scared. Friday, the non-profit Linux advocacy group The Linux Foundation released this statement:

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Leftovers: Gaming

GNOME News: GNOME 3.24 Everywhere

  • GNOME 3.24 released
    The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.24, "Portland".
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, This Is What’s New
    Hurrah! GNOME 3.24 is now available to download. The latest stable release of the open-source GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.24 brings a number of new features and improvements to the proverbial table, including one that might even help you sleep better!
  • GNOME 3.24 Linux desktop environment is here
    My absolute favorite desktop environment for Linux is GNOME. Quite frankly, if the DE went away tomorrow, I might have to rethink my use of Linux entirely. Yeah, I am that passionate about it. Environment aside, the GNOME experience also includes a collection of applications, creating a coherent user experience.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released
    GNOME 3.24, the latest version of GNOME 3, is now available. Introducing an updated platform and applications, the release includes a number of major new features and enhancements, as well as many smaller improvements and bug fixes. 3.24 represents another step forward for GNOME, and has much to offer both users and developers.