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Ubuntu's "Gutsy Gibbon 7.10" release Oct 18 with a full 3D GUI

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tgdaily: Ubuntu is quickly becoming one of the most popular Linux distributions. Its current release is version 7.04, entitled Feisty Fawn. The next version will be 7.10, dubbed Gutsy Gibbon.

The step-by-step guide to installing ATI/NVIDIA, Xgl/AIGLX, and Compiz Fusion

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HowTos

fsm: Compiz Fusion has little or no documentation. The little that exists is meant for hardcore geeks who are expected to know what obscure and unintuitive commands like “git” are. Therefore, this guide was created as a sort of all-in-one guide for all users of the major Ubuntu distributions and the major video cards.

Shuttleworth on Ballmer

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OSS

linux-watch: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has once more claimed that Linux and open source violates Microsoft's intellectual property and patents. Canonical's CEO Mark Shuttleworth thinks Ballmer has it all wrong.

OS Horse Race: Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux

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OS

itmanagement.earthweb: The competition for market share between the leading desktop OSes, Windows, Mac and Linux, has seen no major revolution this year. But based on data from Net Applications, there have been subtle changes that suggest major shifts in the years ahead.

Public Service Announcement: NOKEY errors with 2008

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MDV

adamw: This is for anyone getting NOKEY errors trying to install packages from the online repositories for Mandriva Linux 2008.

Linux kernel 2.6.23 released with a wee bit of controversy

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Linux

zdnet blogs: Another update of the Linux kernel slipped out this week with a new process scheduler, virtualization options and a wee bit of controversy to boot. Linux 2.6.23, which was released October 9, incorporates a new process scheduler called the Completely Fair Scheduler.

Mandriva 2008

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MDV

Tom Albers's blog: Last week I installed Mandriva Spring edition. This week version 2008 was officially released. Yesterday I updated my system to 2008, but that left my computer in a bad shape. The new kernel paniced while trying to unpack the initrd. Very strange things. In the end I decided to simply download the One cd and see if that one would run.

Linspire promises friendly Linux for new users

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Linux

PCPro: Linspire is seeking to overturn the image of Linux being a difficult proposition for new users by bundling its latest operating system with a whole range of proprietary drivers, codecs and software.

Ubuntu 7.10 Supports Install-Time Encryption

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Ubuntu

phoronix: If you have wanted to encrypt your Ubuntu installation on your hard drive quickly and easily, with Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" it's become even easier now that the alternate installer supports encrypting partitions. However, the Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" Ubiquity installer currently lacks LVM and dm-crypt support.

Linux Mint 3.0 - KDE Community Edition

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Linux

raiden's realm: Linux Mint is a distribution that rests in a rather interesting position within the Linux community. While it's a unique and separate distribution in and of itself, it's so much like Ubuntu that it's almost like a clone.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Cinelerra on Ubuntu Studio

  • Converting text files into ODF with odtwriter
  • Howto Forward root’s mail to your inbox
  • Mandriva tutorials for system administrators
  • How To: Stream Music From The iPhone In Ubuntu
  • fstab with uuid

Red Hat: Customers can Deploy Linux With Confidence

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OSS

eWeek: Red Hat is assuring its customers that they can continue to deploy its Linux operating system with confidence and without fear of legal retribution from Microsoft, despite the increasingly vocal threats emanating from Redmond.

Also: Ballmer comments reflect deeper problems

12 Tips for KDE Users

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KDE

itmanagement: Whenever you're dealing with a piece of software as large as a desktop, some features are going to be hard to find. To help new users get up and running, here are twelve tips for getting more out of KDE.

The weather in the news...

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KDE
Ubuntu

spokesmanreview.com/blogs: While I appreciate having the weather bar atop the SR web site, unlike most people reading the news online, I have little use for the link and even less use for Accuweather, but the story only begins there, for my tastes in what I allow on my computer desktop differs a lot from your typical Windows user. That is because, for over five years and change, I have been nearly-exclusively running Linux in the GUI workstation mode, and for over two years using Ubuntu Linux workstation as my operating system of choice.

gentoo-sources-2.6.23 feature changes

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Gentoo

dsd’s weblog: In addition to all the upstream changes, gentoo-sources-2.6.23 (which will be in portage very soon) has some Gentoo-specific feature changes worth noting:

GCC 4.2.2 Released

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Software

kernelTRAP: Mark Mitchell announced the availability of GCC 4.2.2 saying, "GCC 4.2.2 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.1 relative to previous GCC releases."

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 2: Bulletproof X and Graphical X configuration

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ubuntu.com: Yesterday we kicked this whole thing off and took a look at Deskbar and Tracker. Today we turn our attention to X, the graphical subsystem of any Ubuntu (or Linux or Unix machine). As any existing Ubuntu user knows, not only do you need to configure X, but breakages can happen. Thankfully with Ubuntu 7.10, there comes a few new features to help out with these problems, including better auto detection and configuration, Bulletproof X and graphical X config, for those times when you really to play with something.

Also: Gutsy Release Parties

today's leftovers

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News
  • Alternative Open Source Drivers for ATI Graphics Cards

  • How To: Run A Portable Puppy Linux Install On Any Computer
  • Ballmer: All open source dev should happen on Windows
  • Making Sure Linux Doesn't Get Lost in Translation
  • Using your Webcam with Kopete and Jabber
  • A label printer for Linux
  • How to make Totem Media Player play encrypted DVD's
  • Installing PHP for Lighttpd on Linux
  • My Debian desktop (and: Why some distros work like crap)
  • Becoming an Ubuntu Developer is easy
  • Will Thunderbird fall to earth?
  • Video capture device suits Windows and Linux
  • Tip of the Trade: Hardware Discovery From Outside
  • gPodder - A Full Featured Podcast Client for Linux

Diversity in FOSS - help or hinderance?

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OSS

FOSSwire: One feature of the free software/open source development model that is largely unique and differs from the proprietary model is sheer diversity.

Ubuntu vs. Debian, graphically explained

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Ubuntu

beranger: col·lab·o·rate
1 : to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th

par·a·site
synonyms: PARASITE, SYCOPHANT, TOADY, LEECH, SPONGE

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