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What won't the next version of Ubuntu bring us?

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Ubuntu

blogs.howtogeek: We’re just a couple of weeks away from the Ubuntu 8.10 launch on the 30th, but the feature list doesn’t look that impressive. In this article we’re going through 7 most requested Ubuntu features that didn’t make the cut in this release.

Review: Shuttle KPC K-4800

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Linux
Hardware

reviews.cnet.com: We liked Shuttle's original low-cost Linux desktop, but even though the KPC K-4800 adds a DVD drive and a few other upgrades, the price increase takes a toll on its overall value. Regardless of their operating system, too many Windows PCs give you more hardware for the money.

OOXML standardisation: Norwegian experts resign

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OSS

heise-online.co.uk: Thirteen of the twenty three members of the Standard Norge expert committee, which dealt with the standardisation of Microsoft's OOXML document format, have announced their resignations. They are protesting against the way Norway's decision in favour of ISO standardisation was made.

Linux, Seti@Home, And The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Software
HowTos

hightechsister.com: “The destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars…beyond Mars. Other star systems. Living worlds.” I was never too good at using a telescope, but that’s done nothing to hinder my endless fascination with the stars. I can’t help but to wonder what’s really out there.

The top five reasons why Windows Vista failed

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet: On Friday, Microsoft gave computer makers a six-month extension for offering Windows XP on newly-shipped PCs. While this doesn’t impact enterprise IT — because volume licensing agreements will allow IT to keep installing Windows XP for many years to come — the move is another symbolic nail in Vista’s coffin.

Also: Vista R.I.P.

Usenet for Linux

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Linux

I’ve already done an article called Usenet for Dummies, where you can learn about what exactly Usenet is. Go read that article if you haven’t already. If you have, then this article will go over a variety of tools you need to get up and running with Usenet on Linux.

Just Released: Amarok 2.0 Beta 2

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Software

softpedia.com: The Amarok team has proudly announced a few hours ago the second beta release of the upcoming Amarok 2.0 music player. The much-anticipated release brings lots of improvements, new features and numerous bug fixes.

commandline interface here to stay!

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I do my best to contain my emotions when I run across something on the forums that irritates me. What has gotten my goat lately (aside from the random nitpicking over default themes), is the constant attempts to earmark command line use as some sort of detriment to Linux altogether.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Examining the Compilation Process. Part 1

  • How to Compress and Split Files in Ubuntu
  • Short Tip: Managing system services on the command line
  • Wireless headphones on a budget
  • openSUSE 11.0 on eMac G4
  • HowTo Remaster a LiveCD or LiveDVD using SLAX
  • Clean up your filesystems with fslint
  • Error: Could not find kernel image: Linux

Sneak Peak at Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0 (beta)

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Software

helpforlinux.blogspot: Recently I got an opportunity to try out the latest beta of Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0. After taking it for a test drive, here are my thoughts.

some interviews

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Interviews
  • The spread of Open Source (Santhosh D'Souza, Sun Microsystems India)

  • Interview: Gentoo's Berkholz and Gaffney Look Ahead
  • The man who wears the Red Hat (Jim Whitehurst)

Poll indicates a turning away from Linux

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Linux

eetimes.eu: About one third of the respondents to an EE Times Europe poll are planning to use Linux as an embedded operating system in their next project. This compares with about 50 percent when the same question was asked one year ago.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 273

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Overviews: Linux Mint and CentOS

  • News: Barry Kauler retires from Puppy Linux, more OpenSolaris features
  • Released last week: Ultima Linux 8.4, NetSecL 2.3
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009, NetBSD 4.0.1
  • Site news: DistroWatch on Voice of America
  • Donations: Miro receives US$300
  • New additions: BlankOn
  • New distributions: Incogninto LiveCD, Privatix Live-System
  • Reader comments

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

Nathive image editor .810 alpha released

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Software

nathive.org: Finally packages and portable versions of Nathive 0.810 alpha are ready to download. I hope you enjoy testing and coments me your impressions.

First look: latest Fedora and Ubuntu betas really shine

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Linux

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the increasingly popular Ubuntu and Fedora Linux distributions announced the availability of new beta releases last week. These betas, which offer users an opportunity to get an early look at the functionality that will be included in the next major versions, are already highly polished and showcase the growing maturity of the desktop Linux software ecosystem.

My Linux Story

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Linux

Reading Lisa's and Don's stories remind me of my Linux roots. Many of their thoughts and experiences reflect my own and got me to reminiscing. My path was a bit more convulted and sometimes I chuckle, but I'm here now and I'm staying.

What Using Linux Means to Me

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Linux

I was a techno-dinosaur, resisting the call of the computer with all my might. Finally on January 1, 2004 I took the plunge, bought a computer with Microsoft XP. Since then, Don has become interested in building computers and installing Linux distros on them.

Why I Choose Linux

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Linux

I never liked Windows. Maybe that's why Linux captured my interest and imagination from the first time I heard about it but I was reluctant to just jump in and give it a try because it was difficult to imagine how anything free could truly be any good. Things started to change when somebody gave us a Ubuntu live CD.

Linux Distro Hating Week, Oct. 6-12

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Linux

beranger.org: Observed by Planète Béranger, as a protest against the low quality of the distributions built around the Linux kernel. All of the mainstream GNU/Linux distributions fail to provide with acceptable quality, usability, trustworthiness and proper support, being it paid or not. For the current week, Planète Béranger will ignore whatever is related to any known Linux distro.

Watch TV with Linux

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Linux
HowTos

itwire.com: In our modern, and busy, world the separation between home computers and home entertainment systems is fast fading. Linux makes it a cinch to build your own PVR, allowing you to watch, pause and record live TV broadcasts.

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