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Call it a 'sub-subnotebook.' New 'PC' is small as a cell phone

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.computerworld: IMOVIO launched today a smaller alternative to a subnotebook -- much smaller. The new iKIT is about the size of a PDA from ten years ago, but has a QWERTY keyboard and connects to the Internet at 3G speeds via your cell phone or Wi-Fi.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 275

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Linux package management cheatsheet, part 4

  • News: Upgrading Mandriva with mdkonline, Blu-ray sets for Debian "Lenny", Linux Mint 5 for 64-bit systems, interview with KPackageKit developers, K12Linux update
  • Released last week: NetBSD 4.0.1, Parted Magic 3.1
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3, Ubuntu 8.10 RC
  • New additions: BSDanywhere
  • New distributions: Bardinux
  • Reader comments

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

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.28 - Part 2: network infrastructure and network drivers

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The commit flood for 2.6.28 during the current merge window doesn't look like ending soon – in the last 24 hours alone, Linus Torvalds has integrated a further 700 patches, most of them contributed by other kernel developers, into Linux's main development tree.

Ubuntu vs. XP From A Blogger’s Perspective

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Ubuntu

pcmech.com: I have an older Dell Inspiron 6000 that I recently decided to go true-blue dual boot with Ubuntu v8.04 and Windows XP Professional SP3. The first thing I found myself dealing with is that I can’t use Windows Live Writer in Ubuntu.

Lessons Linux Should Learn From Windows and Mac

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Linux

hehe2.net: Sometimes we can be pretty quick to dismiss the competition and really try to aggressively push the Linux ’cause’, if you get what I mean. We can see that Windows and Mac do a great number of things right, and not all of them are things that Linux gets perfect.

Mac, Linux, BSD open for attack: Kaspersky

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Security

computerworld.com.au: Looming attacks will soon pop the security bubble enjoyed by Linux and Macintosh users, according to Russian security expert Eugene Kaspersky.

OpenOffice 3 - Nice!

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OOo

dedoimedo.com: I have been using OpenOffice extensively for at least the last 3 years and seen many versions come out. In daily routine, people usually pay little attention to what new features their software updates bring, but when you look back and bunch years of continuous progress into a single, coherent thought, you get an impression.

Also: Openoffice 3.0 vs MS Office

Want to Laugh? Another Tall Tale About Where Linux Came From

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Linux

groklaw.net: This is so funny. Yet another "history" of Linux. To be fair, those Wall Street dudes are likely under a lot of stress nowadays. If he needs a job, maybe he should write a column with "Paul Murphy", who also comes up with his own histories on the birth of Linux.

odds & ends

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News
  • Linux Action Show Mini Episode 1

  • Novell Joins Moblin to Further Development of Linux-based Mobile Devices
  • Backup and Restore Package Lists in Ubuntu
  • Middle East lagging open source
  • Working with CSV files in Bash
  • Intrepid Ibex: Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 in 5 simple steps
  • Which is more relevant - iPhone or Linux?
  • Mozilla Messaging releases new Thunderbird 3 alpha
  • Andrew Lahdelt Timed the Market, but Missed the Mark on Linux
  • Problem Running Bash Script In Cron

Q&A: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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Linux
Interviews

zdnet.com.au: In this candid interview with ZDNet.com.au, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst discusses why he thinks rival VMWare will fail, how the financial crisis will be good for open source, and why cloud computing will be the future.

Top 12 Most Absurd Quotes By Steve Ballmer

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Microsoft

junauza.com: Yesterday, my post was about the latest stupid remarks by Steve Ballmer at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo. Today, we'll take a look at his all time most ridiculous quotes.

The Calm Before the Open Source Storm

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OSS

mr-oss.com: Companies who have previously relied upon software to generate revenue will see financial decline if they take the open source road. This decline however is to be short lived and in the long run will prove to be a power play that will pay off in the future and here is why.

KDE 4 Is The New KDE 3 (Are /You/ Ready?)

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KDE

lincoln.ac.uk/~padams: So, the eagle-eyed of you may have noticed something happen to my T61 as I was taking screenshots of the LTSP setup for LEL.... That's right! I have finally switched from my beloved KDE 3.5 to KDE 4.1. And I'm very happy about it indeed.

Microsoft self interest is its commitment to open source

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Microsoft
OSS

blogs.the451group: Microsoft continued its moves to make its Windows OS and other software more supportive and integrated with open source last week, releasing Web Application Installer software to facilitate development and use of popular Web applications, including open source software such as DotNetNuke web application framework, Drupal content management software, osCommerce e-commerce software and WordPress blogging software.

Also: How Microsoft will compete with 'free'

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #113

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #113 for the week of October 12th - October 18th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 7.04 “End of Life,” Intrepid release parties, and Archive frozen for Intrepid 8.10.

Dillo 2.0 Gets Tabbed Browsing

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Dillo, the famous little browser used in small, lightweight distributions like Damn Small Linux (DSL), reached version 2.0 on October 14, 2008.

Status Update: openSUSE 11.1 beta 3

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SUSE

opensuse.org: A quick status update on openSUSE 11.1 beta 3. The DVD installation ISOs were not complete by Friday night, and only the x86 live CDs have built correctly. The team will try another test build Monday morning.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 ships with partition error

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Hardware

liliputing.com: If you’ve ordered a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook with Ubuntu Linux and an 8GB or 16GB solid state disk, you might want to check the amount of available disk space. It appears that early units only made use of 4GB even if the computer had a larger SSD.

Is CompUSA.com poised to become the Crazy Eddie of Linux?

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: CompUSA used to be my favorite brick and mortar place to buy computers. My interest was particularly piqued by this weekend’s latest mailer, which list the Sylvania G Intel Atom-based netbook, that runs on a specially modified version of Ubuntu, for $379.

Why good people make bad OS choices

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I was looking for a mini-notebook the other day for my mom-in-law at a Best Buy when I happened to hear a senior sales guy telling a newbie the 411 on selling PCs. "You sell them either Vista, or, if you have to, point them to the Macs because those computers work. That XP stuff is old junk and Linux doesn't work."

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