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Ubuntu 9.04 Has a Brand New Wallpaper

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: After the new login screen, new themes and the new boot splash theme introduced the other day, Canonical finally updated the old Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) wallpaper with a brand new one.

Also: New wallpapers for Jaunty. Don’t hold your breath.

It's *Not* The 15th Birthday of Linux – and Why That Matters

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Last week, I wondered whether I'd gone back in time. Everywhere I went online – on news sites, blogs and Twitter – people were celebrating the 15th birthday of Linux, it seemed. “How is this possible?”

At last: GNOME adds native Exchange Server support

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Software

desktoplinux.com: The GNOME Project today achieved a new release of its popular desktop computing environment for Linux. Highlighting the GNOME 2.26 release is a version of the Evolution mail client that could finally open the door to Linux replacing Windows in the enterprise.

Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: One thing that gets debated over and over in Linux is the need for the command line. Linux shell is one of the things that makes Linux so great.

Linux for a new user: Gnome or KDE?

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KDE
Software

celettu.wordpress: So now that I have decided I’ll install Arch on Jen’s laptop, what DE should I install with it? I know I said I wanted to use KDE 4.2.1 (and I still do), but I’ve been thinking. Unfortunately. There’s a lot to be said for both of them.

Linux is still an adventure game, but now it's really worth playing

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Linux

guardian.co.uk: It must have been the first year of desktop Linux when I first played around with it, some time in the late 1990s. In those days we were so primitive we didn't realise that the year of desktop Linux would become an annual celebration.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linus' Blog: New logo
  • Linus' Blog: SSD followup
  • KDE4 Version of Digikam Photo Management Available
  • Linux and open source no puff in the clouds
  • Does SUSE Linux Server Have a Future?
  • Install An Open-Source Cloud Operating System On Your Server
  • Is the Linux desktop for me?
  • The Great Fsync Debate
  • Hedgewars Turn-Based Strategy Game
  • Linux Outlaws 82 - Journaling is Not So Funny Now!
  • XOOPS v2.3.3: Installation of Open Source CMS Gets Easier
  • Is Ubuntu good for Linux?
  • Novell inks deal with Cisco
  • Defense Department makes more open source moves
  • Red Hat chairman prescribes open source to solve state's economic woes
  • Linux. Liposuction for your computer.
  • eWEEK Labs on IBM/Sun: Open-Source Community Would Win
  • Ubuntu gets pre-Koala cloud love
  • Why TomTom Is Fighting Microsoft On Linux -- It Has To

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Print until no match

  • Mounting an NTFS drive in Debian
  • KDE 4.2, Web Shortcuts (gg:) not working in KRunner?
  • Screen Cheatsheet
  • Howto enable tab completion with sudo in Gentoo
  • wicd error: cannot connect to dbus
  • Lenny domU Xencons
  • encrypted root file system on LVM
  • iptables geoip match on debian lenny
  • Getting Started With CFEngine's cfagent.conf On Linux
  • Configure Bacula for Open Source Backups
  • Laptop Multimedia Keys And PCLinuxOS 2009
  • How To Upgrade PCLinuxOS 2007 or Minime 2008
  • Releasing And Renewing Your IP Address In Ubuntu

Point for Point with Bruce Byfield on GNU-Linux Desktop Myths

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Bruce Byfield has an interesting list of rebuttals for GNU-Linux myths. So here's a few thoughts to add to the points raised:

Life Without Free Software: Not Possible

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OSS

workswithu.com: I wrote a post a few days ago about the bits and pieces of proprietary software that are still a necessary part of my technological life. As a follow-up, I thought it might be interesting to look at the other side of the coin.

Interview with Jono Bacon - Ubuntu Community Manager

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Interviews
Ubuntu

linuxquestions.org: This interview with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon is the first in the LQ Community Manager Interview Series. I'd like to thank Jono for taking the time to do this interview.

Linux file integrity: the same as Windows

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: My previous posting described how Windows 7 lets two programs update the same file at the same time, with the inevitable result, data corruption. It's an accident waiting to happen. And the same is true of Linux.

One Last Hurrah For USplash: A New Theme

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Software
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Pushed into the Jaunty repository this morning for Ubuntu 9.04 was a new theme for USplash. This Canonical project for providing a splash screen at boot-up on Ubuntu is being replaced by Plymouth.

GNOME 2.26 Released

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Software

gnome.org: GNOME 2.26 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME's focus is ease of use, stability, and first class internationalisation and accessibility support.

Why I prefer KDE over GNOME

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KDE

temporaryland.wordpress: In my early days of using Linux (around 2000) I used to always install GNOME as well as KDE. I wanted to be proficient in both and had no bias to either one. But then the GNOME developers decided to force everyone

Opera is THE BEST BROWSER for Ubuntu 8.10

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daveshields.wordpress: I have been using Firefox for years, but I noticed the Ubuntu version was a bit sluggish, so I decided to try Opera a couple of days ago. I have found Opera to be much faster than Firefox.

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional

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Reviews
GIMP

books.slashdot.org: While many professionals would opt for the paid programs, there is a free alternative: GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). The only stumbling block is learning how to use it properly. That is where Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Akkana Peck comes in

My Latest Linux Experiment

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Linux
PCLOS

lockergnome.com/blade: As I mentioned last week, I was going to give Linux another try to see what some of the latest new distributions have to offer.

Open Solaris 2008.11 - A step in the right direction, but

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OS

dedoimedo.com: My review of Open Solaris 2008.05 was a rant of a dissatisfied Linux user, who found the fresh new Open Solaris desktop edition to be too messy and difficult for daily usage. I decided to try the latest release, Open Solaris 2008.11.

The different between Ubuntu Desktop, Alternate CD and server CD

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Ubuntu

samiux.wordpress: Newbies of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu will be confused by the name of her official released CDs - Desktop Live CD, Alternate CD and Server CD. Why she makes these different CDs?

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