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Ubuntu 8.04 is Well Worth the Look

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Ubuntu

techgage.com: The latest Ubuntu release came out just two weeks ago, but that's old news by now. I have never been much of an Ubuntu fan, and the fact is, I disliked it... a lot. I still stand by the fact that I believe the distro was severely over hyped with the earlier versions, but the latest launch, "Hardy Heron" changes my thoughts quite a bit.

OpenSolaris 2008.5

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OS

blogbeebe.blogspot: OpenSolaris 2008.5 is available as an ISO download (and here as a torrent). It's shipping with the Gnome 2.20.2 desktop, so it will behave quite comfortably for those who are familiar with Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 10.3, and other recent distributions from the last six months. I've booted the live CD on europa, and so far everything Just Works.

People Behind KDE: Jeremy Paul Whiting

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KDE

behindkde.org: In a new series of People Behind KDE interviews, we visit the United States of America to meet a KDE developer with an affinity for education, accessibility, and Asian culture, a person who works on getting you Hot New Stuff - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Jeremy Paul Whiting.

Indexing Offline CD-ROM Archives

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HowTos

Suppose you’ve been good (or sort of good anyway), and you have a huge stack of CD-ROMs (or DVDs) with backups and archives of your old files. Great. But how can you find anything? I solved this problem today by making an index of all the files stored on these disks using a few simple GNU commandline tools.

Microsoft Won't Buy Yahoo: Good for Open Source?

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OSS

ostatic.com: After several months of discussion and speculation, the Microsoft-Yahoo buyout deal is apparently off. Yahoo is saying that they have come out of this fight stronger and more focused than before. Does this mean that we will see a change in Yahoo's commitment to open source?

KDE Software Installer - alternative package management for Kubuntu/Debian

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Software

fosswire.com: Adept is the graphical package management program included with Kubuntu. While Adept does the job for most software management tasks, it isn’t exactly the quickest application when it comes to starting up.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sharing Files Between Windows and Linux

  • Search command line history
  • Python: Tips For Writing Daemons
  • Install 3D Transitions for OpenOffice 2.4
  • HowTo: Install FFMpeg on Fedora Linux
  • OOo: How to Embed Images
  • Use runit to supervise Linux services
  • Installing an all-in-one printer device in Debian
  • Creating Seamless Virtual Machine with Virtualbox 1.6
  • Korn -- an extended shell
  • Of bash, history and you

Linux Shootout: 7 Desktop Distros Compared

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: In this roundup I've looked at seven Linux distributions, all mainly aimed at desktop users. Some ought to be household names; some are less widely sung but still worth looking at. We tested openSUSE, Ubuntu 8.4, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva Linux One, Fedora, SimplyMEPIS, and CentOS 5.1. All performed well, and each had at least one truly outstanding feature.

Should Linux Standardize on a Single Distro?

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linuxjournal.com: When I demonstrate software for Linux Journal, I tend to use Ubuntu as my operating system. The reason is simply because Ubuntu is extremely popular, but it begs the question, should the Linux community standardize on a single distribution? Let's look at some of the pros and cons:

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04, newbie material?

  • Ubuntu for My Boss
  • How to Suspend to RAM in Ubuntu on the Compaq Evo N610c
  • Ubuntu 8.04 ... the best Ubuntu ever? I doubt it.
  • Ubuntu's OpenGL face browser with GNOME Desktop Manager
  • Teaching the heron to fly
  • Full Exclusive Mark Shuttleworth Video Interview Now Available

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 251

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Slackware Linux 12.1

  • News: Features and fixes for Intrepid Ibex, updates on openSUSE 11.0, interview with
  • OpenBSD developers, début for OpenSolaris desktop, first alpha of PC-BSD 7.0

  • Released last week: OpenBSD 4.3, Slackware Linux 12.1, Puppy Linux 4.00
  • Upcoming releases: OpenSolaris 2008.05, Ubuntu 8.10
  • Donations: GSPCA (Linux webcam support) - €250.00
  • New distributions: Hrat GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

openSUSE 11 beta 2

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SUSE

I'm posting this from my Gateway M685 running the openSUSE 11 beta 2 Live CD and Firefox 3 beta 5. It is, simply put, very good. The version I booted and tested was the KDE 4 desktop (KDE 4.0.3 release 17). I can't do much more than a cursory report as I did not install it. I'll touch on what caught my eye.

Mandriva Linux One 2008 Spring XFCE: a community achievement

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MDV

beranger.org: You know what Mandriva is; you know what XFCE is; you know what a community means; now it's time to acknowledge some good results.

Linux is ready, but consumers are not

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Linux

zdnetasia.com: Alongside Red Hat and Novell's recent pulling away from the consumer Linux space, some are not confident the operating system (OS) will be ready for the mainstream market anytime soon.

The KDE Raptor Menu - A quick overview

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KDE

raiden.net: Being a KDE lover myself, I'm always intrigued by some of the different features and software that come out for KDE. The latest is the Raptor menu. It's certainly an interesting menu system and one that I think deserves closer attention.

5 Linux distributions that rival OS X for looks

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farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blogspot: Mac OS X has a reputation as the most visually pleasing operating system around today. Fans often decry other operating systems as looking pathetic by comparison. Well, I beg to differ. I've done a round-up of five of the most impressive Linux desktops available today.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to Enable Automatic Login in Ubutnu

  • Restricted Accounts And Vi(m) Tricks in Linux And Unix
  • Enabling USB support for VMware Server in Hardy Heron
  • An update on the war against Microsoft’s war against Linux
  • Rants (and tests), tests (and rants), readings (and rants)...
  • Puppy Linux 4.00 Released
  • Ubuntu 8.04, My Awesome Desktop
  • Xubuntu 8.04 stellar on low-power machines
  • Asus Eee PC: Easy Enough for a Kid

VirtualBox 1.6: new features

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: VirtualBox has released the newest version of its virtual machine software. Among the features is seamless window support for Linux guests and MacOS and Solaris host support.

Do You Need Open-Source Indemnification?

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OSS

blogs.eweek.com: While gathering support contract pricing information for my Ubuntu 8.04 review, I noticed a somewhat surprising item listed among the benefits of paying Canonical for a Linux distribution the company gives away for free: Protect your business against IP infringement claims.

Iron Man vs. Open Source

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I saw the Iron Man movie (quite awesome I must say) and was inspired when I came home and did a search “Iron Man open source” on Google. I was surprised that I actually had a lot of hits.

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Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

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Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

The GNOME Foundation Backs Librem 5

  • GNOME Foundation partners with Purism to support its efforts to build the Librem 5 smartphone
    The GNOME Foundation has provided their endorsement and support of Purism’s efforts to build the Librem 5, which if successful will be the world’s first free and open smartphone with end-to-end encryption and enhanced user protections. The Librem 5 is a hardware platform the Foundation is interested in advancing as a GNOME/GTK phone device. The GNOME Foundation is committed to partnering with Purism to create hackfests, tools, emulators, and build awareness that surround moving GNOME/GTK onto the Librem 5 phone. As part of the collaboration, if the campaign is successful the GNOME Foundation plans to enhance GNOME shell and general performance of the system with Purism to enable features on the Librem 5.
  • Now GNOME Foundation Wants to Support Purism's Privacy-Focused Linux Smartphone
    GNOME Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the popular GNOME desktop environment designed for Linux-based operating systems, announced on Wednesday that they plan on supporting Purism's Librem 5 smartphone. The announcement comes only a week after KDE unveiled their plans to work with Purism on an implementation of their Plasma Mobile interface into the security- and privacy-focused Librem 5 Linux smartphone, and now GNOME is interested in advancing the Librem 5 hardware platform as a GNOME/GTK+ phone device. "Having a Free/Libre and Open Source software stack on a mobile device is a dream-come-true for so many people, and Purism has the proven team to make this happen. We are very pleased to see Purism and the Librem 5 hardware be built to support GNOME," said Neil McGovern, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation.
  • GNOME Joins The Librem 5 Party, Still Needs To Raise One Million More Dollars
    One week after announcing KDE cooperation on the proposed Librem 5 smartphone with plans to get Plasma Mobile on the device if successful, the GNOME Foundation has sent out their official endorsement of Purism's smartphone dream. Purism had been planning to use GNOME from the start for their GNU/Linux-powered privacy-minded smartphone while as of today they have the official backing of the GNOME Foundation.