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Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.22.6 Released

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PCBurn: Greg KH and the -stable team have tagged another release of the 2.6.22 stable kernel. 2.6.22.6 fixes PCI, USB, and TCP bugs which will affect most users along with a handful of more specific issues.

Mandriva Demonstrates KDE/Linux Desktop on the New Intel MID platform

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Mandriva PR: Mandriva showcased the first prototype of the Mandriva Linux distribution with KDE running on the new Intel Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform at the aKademy 2007 conference.

Ubuntu Release Parties

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Ubuntu

JonoBacon: Well folks, we are getting closer and closer to the release of Ubuntu 7.10, the Gutsy Gibbon, and it is going to rock like a good ‘un when it comes out. Now, I need to draw your attention to something that is always important.

Review: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard

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Linux

CLICK: Thinking back to my Vector Linux 5.8 Standard install of a month or so ago, I decided to try it again. This time I wouldn't use the Puppy 2.14 live CD to make my partitions and would instead use the Vector CD all the way.

TechieMoe Rants, Rants, and Rants

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Linux
  • Sabayon 3.3 - Quick Gentoo with Games

  • Absolute 12.0.3 - Not the Vodka
  • Freespire 2.0 - CNR Optional

Stocking Your Computer For Free - MultiMedia Software

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Software

techpersona: This is the second of a series of articles about getting the applications you need for a well-stocked computer without spending a dime. In this article, I’ll describe my favorite software for viewing, editing, and burning sounds, pictures, and videos.

Updated KDE 4.0.0 Release Schedule

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KDE

We, The Release Team, hereby announce that we are extending the KDE 4.0.0 schedule 2 months by inserting an extra 2 Betas. It will now be tagged final on December 20.

Ubuntu full circle magazine issue #4 available

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Ubuntu

Full Circle - the independent magazine to the Ubuntu Community are proud to announce our fourth issue. It contains Edubuntu - What’s in it for the kids?, Interview with Ubuntu Developer Colin Watson, and more.

GNOME 2.20.0 Beta 2 Released

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This is the eighth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September 2007. All new features should all be there, so your mission is simple : Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

Free ATI drivers for Christmas?

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Software

linux.com: Fully-functional video drivers -- ones capable of handling 3-D acceleration -- remain one of the weak points of free software. The Free Software Foundation has declared them a high-priority project.

The Lesser Known Apps of KDE - Utilities

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: The Utilities section of the KDE menu is a simple, multipart menu that contains a multitude of useful utility applications that will make your KDE experience so much easier. Now lets look at each of these and how they may benefit you.

Canonical angles for Dell to offer pre-installed Ubuntu Linux on the server

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Ubuntu

searchenterpriselinux: As Canonical Ltd. readies another major release for its Ubuntu Linux operating system (code-named Gutsy Gibbon), one executive hinted that a pre-installed server initiative would arrive soon if customer demand remains high.

Game of the Day: Heretic

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Gaming

Penguin Pete: Heretic was a game which was based on the Doom engine and produced in joint cooperation by id and Raven Software. It has many improvements on the Doom games, including an inventory system, the ability to look up and down, a flying power-up, and lots of eye and ear candy effects. In my opinion, it's under appreciated.

Customize GNOME with Configuration Editor

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MaximumPC: Whether you're a seasoned Linux user or a newb who's just switched from Windows, getting your Linux experience to run just the way you want it can be a time-consuming chore. But with the GNOME Configuration Editor, you can tweak everything through a single, easy-to-use menu.

Also: GNOME 2.19: An overview of the Appearance applet

Ubuntu and UUID

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Ubuntu

wolfger.wordpress: Ubuntu mounts devices with something called UUID. I’d never heard of it before, but it “just worked”, so I left it alone. It wasn’t a problem. Until I installed Gutsy Tribe 5 on my other partition. Gutsy decided that it needed to format my swap partition for some odd reason. Formatting it, apparently, gives it a new UUID.

new links

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News
  • Apache Guru Greg Stein Mugged

  • Awesome timeline of Unix, Linux and Mac OSX
  • Linux: The Really Fair Scheduler
  • More clues point to Google phone
  • Linux is so cool because....

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • Animal Logic keeps Linux on edge

  • using wget for data and file transfers
  • More Microsoft Malfeasance
  • Hackers adopt Linux-based IAD
  • Java administration tips for Ubuntu
  • next desktop jump
  • Unix is not just Unix
  • Defining OSS Community Roles - Why the Fuss?
  • fix Debian Etch font problem
  • Traffic Monitoring with vnStat

GNOME: 10 years old but did we need it?

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Software

iTWire: This month, the GNOME project - one of two main choices when it comes to desktop environments for Linux - celebrates 10 years of existence. Is this just one more case of duplication in the FOSS arena? Did we need GNOME at all?

Creating a Dropdown List in Calc

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HowTos

openoffice.org tips: I just started using feature this recently, for my LinuxWorld presentation. It's very nice. Anytime you can reference some text, rather than embedding it in the formatting, it's good.

Also: Adding contents automatically in Calc

Can Microsoft’s open source problem be solved?

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: Instead of selling Windows for, say, $150, through an OEM, sell one year of it for $99. Require registration for updates, and then charge $75/year for maintenance, just like the anti-virals do.

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GNOME and Other Software

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