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Can we rescue OLPC from Windows?

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OLPC

fsf.org/blogs: I read Negroponte's statement presenting the OLPC XO as a platform for Windows in the most ironic circumstances possible: during a week of preparing, under a deadline, to migrate personally to an XO. I made this decision for one specific reason: freedom.

Review: Novell Tries to Give You 'Just Enough' Linux

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SUSE

crn.com: Even though Linux operating systems have very low minimum hardware requirements anyway, there's always room to get even leaner, or just enough. SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS (pronounced "juice"), the beta "Just enough" operating system from Novel, is a lightweight and bare-bones version of the company's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Free Ubuntu softwares that are good alternatives to Mac OS X’s

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Software

evansmaster.com: Ubuntu offers a number of open source alternatives for users migrating from Mac OS X who use Apple’s iLife suite.

Slashdot website down

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Web

theregister.co.uk: Linux lovers' favourite website Slashdot.org has been unavailable all morning. Sister sites SourceForge and Freshmeat are also down.

Has the BBC Duped Us over iPlayer?

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Linux

opendotdotdot.blogspot: You may remember that a little while back there was a bit of a kerfuffle about the BBC's decision to go with a Microsoft-based DRM solution for its download service. Initially we were told that only six people and a couple of mangy dogs ever accessed BBC sites with GNU/Linux. The story then was: trust us, we'll get round to GNU/Linux support as soon as we can. And you know what? Silly old me believed them.

Commercial KVM-based virtual desktop program arrives

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Software

linux.com: KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), Linux's own baked-in virtualization program, has been gaining popularity. Now, Qumranet, the company behind KVM, is releasing a commercial virtual desktop called Solid ICE based on KVM technology. This isn't all done with open source software though.

If they mated: Intel and Cray to conceive x86 Linux monster

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Hardware

arstechnica.com: In a move that could have broad implications for the high-performance computing (HPC) market, Intel and Cray have announced a broad collaboration that will see engineers from the two companies work together on future products and projects.

ubuntu reports & howtos

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Ubuntu
  • At work with Ubuntu's latest Long Term Support version of Linux

  • europa gets an upgrade
  • My Hardy disappointment
  • Connect to Windows VPN Server (pptp) with Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Getting Audio Working on the X300 Under Ubuntu

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to transfer files and folders through ssh by drag and drop

  • HowTo: Prevent Non-Root From Rebooting/Shutting Down The System
  • Open source going from strength to strength
  • The GNOME Roadmap
  • What One Laptop Per Child lacks
  • Microsoft, You're Driving Open Source Advocates Nuts
  • Has Reiser is convicted... so?
  • A first look at Kubuntu KDE4
  • Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) - all installations
  • ZaReason - Ubuntu Laptops and PCs
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.0 released

Interview: Anaconda and Fedora 9

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Linux
Interviews

redhatmagazine.com: In this installment of our co-published Fedora Interviews, Jeremy Katz, David Cantrell, and Chris Lumens talk about the improvements to Anaconda in Fedora 9.

Open Source's Hidden Trap: IP Liabilities

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OSS

Paul McDougall: Sure, open source software is free -- as in beer. It can also get you sued if you're not cautious. "You have to be careful" about when, where and how you use open source software in a commercial environment, said Janet Campbell, legal counsel for the Eclipse Foundation, speaking Tuesday at Interop.

Also: Interop: Microsoft To Manage Linux, Unix Servers

Ubuntu's OpenGL face browser will bring bling to GDM

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu's OpenGL face browser will bring bling to GDM

  • How to change the X11 DPI under kUbuntu
  • Install Extra GNOME Themes
  • Hardy Heron sound problems?
  • Slow ssh login in Hardy Heron

Gentoo 2008.0_beta2 released

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: 2008.0_beta2 is here. Thanks to you, our community, for testing beta1 and filing many bugs. You can help make 2008.0 amazing! Test out this beta and report any functionality issues you encounter. Since this is still a beta, we're looking only for bugs in functionality, not bugs in appearance such as desktop backgrounds or other artwork.

KDE 4.1 Alpha1 Release Announcement

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.1 Alpha1. With the soft feature freeze in effect, KDE 4.1 provides a first preview of what can be expected from KDE 4.1, due in late July this year.

Kubuntu Hardy Heron KDE 4 Remix review

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KDE
Ubuntu

fosswire.com: The latest version of the KDE variant of Ubuntu, has two versions - the standard disc featuring KDE 3.5.9, and this KDE 4 Remix disc, which features the new KDE 4.0 release.

Choosing a font manager

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Software

linux.com: With libraries of thousands of fonts to handle, designers need a way to quickly locate fonts and organize them into meaningful categories -- such as by the project that requires them -- and to disable fonts when they are not in use so that they don't clog system memory. Although as recently as two years ago the GNU/Linux desktop lacked a font manager that met all these needs, it now has four that either meet them or are likely to.

KDE 4 rev 802150: Work in progress

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KDE

polishlinux: The state of Plasma can be currently described as ‘chaotic’. The reason for that is that its API is being refactored which in result makes it almost impossible to use for a regular human being. I managed to catch a dev snapshot of KDE 4.1 which allowed me to test the recent changes, at least on the surface.

interesting off-topics

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Misc
  • Blogger fined for 'menacing' rant

  • Electron discovered April 30, 1897, by Joseph John Thomson
  • Microsoft device helps police pluck evidence from cyberscene of crime

12 of the Best Media Players for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: One of the many perks of being a Linux user is that you have plenty of excellent software to choose from. To somehow guide those who are still looking for a media player that will suit their needs, I have put together a list that I hope will help.

Open source big names helping attract new users

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Participation by big open source vendors is helping attract new interest in Linux user groups in Asia. Khairil Yusof, president of the Free/Open Source Software Society (FOSS) in Malaysia, said in an interview that the group's members have benefited by sharing knowledge with others from different technology backgrounds during its monthly meetings.

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End of Debian-Administration.org and 32-bit Support in Manjaro Linux

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