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Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

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Although still not reflected on the main site, which has suffered ~4 hours downtime this morning and is currently throttled, it appears Ubuntu 7.04 has become available for x86 and AMD 64 archs as well as in desktop and server flavors.

Installing CentOS 5 "Debian Style"

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If one knows of the hype about Ubuntu, and it is almost unavoidable, one is led to believe that it is the most popular Linux distribution for desktop users. I have yet to see hard data that shows evidence of that claim so that will remain unresolved for now. One of the reasons touted for Ubuntu's popularity is that it comes on a single CD.

Get things done with ThinkingRock

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The Getting Things Done (GTD) method of time management is one of the simplest methods I've found, but until recently I hadn't had much luck in finding any Linux-compatible applications to help me stick to using GTD. A few weeks ago I stumbled on ThinkingRock, a Java-based app for following the GTD methodology, and tried it out. I've been pleased with its simplicity and ease of use.

Arch Linux

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My friend pushed me into using Arch Linux some time ago, and it’s pretty awesome. It’s a binary distribution, which is nice because I don’t really fancy compiling everything myself.

There are three things about Arch that I love, that is the distribution being quite minimized - it’s smaller than the other Big Ones (Debian, et al.) but probably somewhat larger than Slackware.

OLPC XO Theft: Vandalizing Education

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Why should we be concerned about the XO and crime? Probably because the extent and pervasiveness of crime in the developing world is something not always understood from outside.

Ensuring the Success of Dell Desktop Linux

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I’m watching the progress that Dell is making with their second desktop Linux effort and am increasingly wondering how long before the Linux supporters make it clear to Dell this is a bad idea.

Consider Linux for everyday computer use

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Fed up with the mess of spyware, fragmentation and viruses that my family's computer had become, I finally snapped. I decided a major change was in order.

Next OpenOffice release to include Pentaho BI

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OOo estimates it has more than 40 million users around the world. The open-source desktop suite is included in several of the leading Linux distributions including Red Hat Inc.'s eponymous offering, Novell Inc.'s Suse Linux and Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Users Get Java Surprise

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Ubuntu has long been associated with many shades of brown, the colors of humanity which the distribution and its community embraces. But in today's release of Ubuntu 7.04, a new color will be added to the palette: the color purple.

The perfect network server

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So you need a server? Not a web server of course, you rent someone else’s for that. No, you need a file server, print server, intranet, mail server and more. Can free software provide the answer? Of course it can.

Well what kind of answer did you expect from Free Software Magazine?

Growing pains

Ubuntu-free Wallpaper

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We all know that all the E number found in our food are bad for us, in the same way we all try to eat food free of preservatives. So why not keep your computer that way? There are too many buntu's found in our distributions today and are equally as bad for you as all those E number in out food.

Python Enters KDE with Guidance

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The first non-C++ application in KDE's SVN has been moved from the playground module to Extragear. Guidance is a number of system configuration modules and a laptop power manager.

WHY the tux500 promotion is a pump-and-dump scam

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So far, I have been focusing this series of articles on the Linux angle of things, instead of the sports angle. So today, let's take a look at our racing team. Before I do, I want to make perfectly clear that I have nothing against the driver, the driver's team and company, or the Indy 500 in general.

Test the new RandR with Fedora’s Test Live CDs

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The upcoming X.Org release will largely improve the monitor handling regarding to hot plugging. This is especially important for Laptop users. You can already test these abilities with the current Fedora Live test CDs.

Lunar Linux 1.6 - Linux *almost* from scratch

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Much like most of the distributions that I come to me via recommendation, Lunar was out of left field. I'd never heard of it and didn't understand why it existed.

After reading the introduction article (which is offered as part of the install process, not unlike Gentoo's documentation) I found that Lunar was an ancestor of Sorceror Linux, a source-based distro.

Better ad blocking starting with Firefox

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Two patches have been added to Firefox code recently that will improve content blocking as soon as mid May, the estimated release date for Firefox

looking forward to Mandriva 2008

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Now that Mandriva 2007 Spring has been released and the corrupted Mandriva Cooker subversion repository has been fixed, development for Mandriva 2008 has started now. Some things which I have on my wishlist for Mandriva 2008:

Giving people Ubuntu envy

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While preparing for my presentation to the staff of the Sun.Star website last week, I was a bit worried whether Ubuntu Feisty Fawn would detect and work with the office’s LCD projector.

Ubuntu Linux Gets Feisty

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Three years after it burst onto the operating system scene, the Debian-based Ubuntu Linux has entered its sixth generation with the release of 7.04 dubbed "Feisty Fawn" globally today.

Feisty Fawn is distributed as both a desktop and server edition.

What about a contest for the next theme?

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Currently there is a discussion about a new theme for going on on -www. Some people presented their ideas and build some mockups while others commented them.

I strongly suggest to let some professional designers and other (not necessarily Debian related) talented people create some mockups, to avoid moving from one outdated and rusty design to the next.

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