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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Available Now

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Linux
Hardware

gizmodo.com: Inside is an Intel Atom Diamondville processor and it has a 1024x600 LED-backlit screen with 4, 8 and 16GB SSD options and about three hours of battery life. Only the Windows XP version is available now for $399, in black or white—the $349 Ubuntu flavor, along with the rest of the six-color rainbow are a few weeks away.

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux Tops 8 Million Users

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Sure, Windows is expected to run on 1 billion devices by 2010. But a loud minority is making its voice heard by moving to Ubuntu Linux. In fact, Canonical’s marketing materials state that Ubuntu now has more than 8 million users.

Chrome being polished for Mac and Linux

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Google

pcpro.co.uk: Google has revealed that it is "actively working" on bringing its Chrome browser to Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Writing on its Mac development blog, the company claims that Mac and Linux engineers joined the team early in the process.

ZaReason (and Other Independents) Outshine the Big Boys

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Linux
Hardware

blog.linuxtoday: Dell, ASUS, Acer, and all the other bandwagoning coattail riders are getting all the headlines for selling desktop Linux preinstalls, especially on this new netbook wave. But let's not forget that these bandwagoning coattail-riding party-crashers are very late to the party.

Amazon to Sell OLPC XO Laptops From November

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OLPC

pcworld.com: Amazon.com will start selling One Laptop Per Child's low-cost XO notebook computer as part of the Give One, Get One program OLPC developed last year, according to an official from OLPC.

Also: Sugar openSUSE live

today's leftovers

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News
  • Fotowall - Make Wallpaper Collages from your Photos

  • "Olympics" phone runs Linux
  • Free but not easy: A guide to open-source compliance
  • Linux has come of age
  • The 411 on KDE 4.1.1 for openSUSE
  • X Server 1.5.0 Is Now Released!
  • Evergreen takes root at Kent County Public Library
  • New Suit Puts Hans Reiser’s Company in Play
  • Online desktop or desktop online?
  • openSUSE Board and Elections, part 2
  • Led Zeppelin using Drupal
  • Fresh Fluxbox 1.1.0 Has Arrived
  • Red Hat Q and A: MRG (Messaging, Real-time, and Grid)
  • One enterprise's view on open source
  • Open Source Repository: Public Launch of the European Open Source Repository
  • Interview: Brad Linder (Liliputing) Talks Linux and Ultraportable Computers
  • Sorting Perl Lists And Removing Duplicates On Linux Or Unix
  • Novell unifies identity and security management

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to change message of the day (MOTD) in Ubuntu server

  • Sharing files with wdfs and FUSE
  • Commands you might have missed: apropos
  • Using Bash to Best Effect in Ubuntu
  • A Linux users' guide to Google Chrome
  • using awk to remove orphans
  • How To Disable On-Demand CPU Scaling on Linux
  • Keep an eye on your system logs with phpLogCon
  • Marching Penguins: Monitoring Your HPC Cluster
  • Ubuntu, Rails, Apache, Passenger, Capistrano & You

Dell's Ubuntu-powered mini-laptop arrives tomorrow

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Sources tell me, OK friends actually, that tomorrow, September 4th, is the long-awaited day that Dell will announce the release of its Inspiron 910 mini-laptop. It will come with your choice of (Boo!) Windows XP Home SP3 or (Yea!) Ubuntu 8.04.

Open-source lab for local, state governments debuts in N.Y.

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OSS

computerworld.com: If you want local and state government officials to take a serious look at open-source software, then take the open-source software to those government officials.

The Linux Party

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: The November election brings with it the promise of changes, new beginnings, and hope for those who've endured the past 8 years with less than an enthusiastic attitude. The choice of President and Vice President means far less to most of us than the people they choose for Cabinet positions.

GNOME Debian Package Finder: Rough and ready package search for the desktop

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Software

linux.com: If you do your Debian package management from the command line, you are probably aware of utilities that search the cache of available programs, such as apt-cache, apt-file, and dpkg. Possibly, too, you have cursed the limited search information available in graphical interfaces like Synaptic. Now, the GNOME Debian Package Finder (gpfind) brings much of the command-line search capacity to the desktop.

Chromium - Open Source Chrome

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Google
  • The other Chrome: Chromium

  • Chromium - Open Source Chrome
  • Chromium Linux Build Instructions?

Hardware Review: Elonex Webbook with Ubuntu 8.04

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Linux
Hardware

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: I haven't done many distro reviews lately I know, things have been busy but I do have a new review for you which I hope you'll find interesting. Today's victim *ahem* I mean subject is the Elonex Webbook from Carphone Warehouse with Ubuntu Hardy pre-installed.

simple arch review

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Linux

42gems.com: I once thought that Debian, with its rock solid stability and simple package management, was the answer to my distro-hopping madness, and that no other distro could fit my needs as well. But Arch Linux has managed to surprise me, satisfying my needs in ways Debian never could.

Trying out LXDE

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Software

newlinuxuser.com: This is my first time to try out LXDE. I am curious about it and there are certain things that I am glad are in LXDE.

Linux Gazette September 2008 (#154)

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Linux

In this issue: Hacking a Canon A720IS digital camera with CHDK on GNU/Linux, Book Review: Blown to Bits, WPA Supplicant LEAP, Software Review: uvhd - file investigation utility, and more.I

What’s new in Ubuntu 8.10?

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Ubuntu

polishlinux.org: There are only two months left for the new Ubuntu release to appear. I’ve decided to check out what is it that the Ubuntu developers have been preparing for us. Yet again, there are no huge, revolutionary changes, but some of them are really interesting. I’ve decided to write a few words about them.

Crispin responds to allegations that AppArmor is dying

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Software

linsec.ca/blog: A recent post from Russ Coker entitled AppArmor is Dead was tolling the death bells for AppArmor because SUSE decided to include SELinux in their operating system… not as the default, and not as a replacement for AppArmor, but it was included nonetheless. Russ determined that this was the beginning of the end for AppArmor.

Linux desktop freaks out Ubuntu man

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Not many things make the founder of the Ubuntu distro Mark Shuttleworth nervous, but recommending people replace Windows with Linux on their desktop, it seems, is one of them.

MythTV Distro Roundup - Part 1: KnoppMyth

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the favorite, stand alone systems on Linux for producing your own Digital Video Recorder, or DVR, is MythTV. But for some, MythTV is a little too geek to be bothered with due its sometimes complex and cumbersome installation process, or issues with the distribution it's being installed on.

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More on Barcelona Moving to Free Software

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    The city of Barcelona has embarked on an ambitious open source effort aimed at reducing its dependence on large proprietary software vendors such as Microsoft, including the replacement of both applications and operating systems.
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OSS Leftovers

  • Open Source turns 20
    While open source software is ubiquitous, recognized across industries as a fundamental infrastructure component as well as a critical factor for driving innovation, the "open source" label was coined only 20 years ago. The concept of open source software - as opposed to free software or freeware - is credited to Netscape which, in January 1998, announced plans to release the source code of its proprietary browser, Navigator, under a license that would freely permit modification and redistribution. This code is today the basis for Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) regards that event as the point at which "software freedom extended its reach beyond the enthusiast community and began its ascent into the mainstream".
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Ubuntu: Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase for 18.04, Lubuntu 17.04 EoL

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