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Tech writers think Ubuntu is for morons

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Ubuntu

jem report: What is it about Ubuntu Linux that makes otherwise competent technical writers switch to Moron Mode? Everywhere I turn, I see articles on how to do obvious things in Ubuntu.

Torvalds rebukes desktop critics

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Linux

LinuxWorld: Linus Torvalds, creator and maintainer of the Linux operating system kernel, has reacted angrily to suggestions that the kernel's development process is skewed in a way that prevents improvements on the desktop.

Laptop webcam works with AMSN in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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Hardware

Arun's Blog: I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3 on my laptop on Saturday. The good news is, AMSN detected my built in webcam automatically and the video chat worked fine.

MEPIS to switch from Ubuntu to Debian

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Linux

DesktopLinux: SimplyMEPIS, a very popular desktop Linux, is going to change back to using Debian Linux for its core from Ubuntu. In March of 2006, MEPIS founder Warren Woodford, decided to switch to Ubuntu from Debian for the next version of SimplyMEPIS, version 6.0.

HOWTO: The Nokia E61i as a modem via Bluetooth in Ubuntu on 3

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HowTos

Colin Charles: It seems that for $29/month, I’m not getting my meagre 200MB quota on the 3 network, but can now get 1GB! Wanting to not fuss with a laptop card or USB modem (because they only support Windows and OS X), I decided that its time to setup a connection via my mobile phone.

India Says It Can Make A Laptop For $10

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OLPC

huliq.com: The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is an amazing project that aims to give every child in the world a laptop with a cost of just $100 a laptop. As we said this is an amazing project, but researchers in India are saying that they can make a laptop for $10.

Working With The GRUB Menu

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to edit the GRUB menu. It will also show how to add operating systems and how to add splash screens.

Review – Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO Edition

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Linux
Reviews

Raiden's Realm: Vector Linux SOHO edition is the big brother to Vector Linux Standard Edition and is designed to be run on more modern and powerful hardware than its little brother. For those needing a version that packs more features, more tools, and more OS, the SOHO edition provides exactly that.

access delays through ssh

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HowTos

linux by examples: have discovered access delays every time I want to login to another remote machine through ssh. It took few seconds delay before it prompts me for password. It is so irritating! And very funny, it doesn’t happens on other windows ssh client.

Why don’t Linux distros make legal codecs easier to find?

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Software

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: A few weeks ago I took a look at how Ubuntu 7.04 handled proprietary file formats such as MP3, WMA and QuickTime movies. Overall the support was good (although I couldn’t get QuickTime 7 movie support working) but it seriously bothered me that I had to resort to downloading and making use of codecs which are, well, to be blunt, illegal to use.

Open Source - An Unstoppable Giant

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OSS

Nandu Pradhan: Presently, surfing the internet portal, checking bank balance online, booking railway tickets, searching jobs, logging in to a matrimonial site, or paying insurance premiums is often done by the application of open source Linux operating system.

Spam filtering with qpsmtpd

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HowTos

Debian Administration: There are many methods used to fight spam which are tied to particular mailserver implementations. This means that unless you're using that specific software you cannot take advantage of them. A simple means to adding additional anti-spam checks to your mailserver is to place it behind an SMTP-proxy. One common proxy is the extremely flexible qpsmtpd server.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 213

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux in Paradise

  • News: Debian release update, OpenBSD Foundation, Fedora statistics, Red Hat's Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu Live
  • Released last week: SabayonLinux 3.4, 64 Studio 2.0, SME Server 7.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2008 Beta 1, Fedora 8 Test1
  • DistroWatch news: site and distribution updates
  • Reader comments

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

Wide world of desktops

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Software

PCAuthority: Some time ago I looked at GNOME and KDE, discussing their origins and differences, and I got a lot of great feedback. In particular, many readers mentioned that they’d love to see some coverage of some of the less-known alternative desktops available.

Compiz Fusion Community News For July 30, 2007 : Widgets and Cubecaps.

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Software

Its another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News, where I, SmSpillaz tell you how this absolutely amazing project is going. Lets get started!

Get more out of the ls command

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HowTos

Vincent Danen: The ls command is a well-known and often used command-line program that is used to list directory contents by name; in fact, it could be argued that it is the most used Linux command-line program.

Quickies:

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Software

Hands on: Ubuntu Linux – Kubuntu and Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

PCWorld: In April the latest version of Ubuntu Linux, Feisty Fawn, was released. In this article, we are turning our attention to Kubuntu.

The Coming Software Patent Apocalypse

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Misc

coding horror: Every practicing programmer should read the Wikipedia article on software patents, if you haven't already. Many software companies are of the opinion that copyrights and trade secrets provide adequate protection against unauthorized copying of their innovations. However, the cost of developing a suitable portfolio of patents may be out of reach of many small software companies. If this sounds like a classic Mutually Assured Destruction arms race, that's because it is.

Back up and restore your Firefox environment with FEBE

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Software

linux.com: The Firefox browser stores not only a user's bookmarks, history, saved forms, and usernames and passwords, but frequently also several extensions and themes. When you're switching computers or distro-hopping, replicating the browser environment can be tricky and time-consuming. But with the Firefox Environment Backup Extension (FEBE), you can back up and restore everything Firefox can hold, and then some.

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