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No plans for a Mac or Linux version

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OS

aplawrence.com: I was reading Brett Legree's 6 Weeks site and followed a link to Q10 because it sounded interesting. Imagine my surprise when the first text to hit my eyes was this: Q10 runs under Windows. No version for Linux or Mac is planned.

What is Ubuntu still missing

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Ubuntu

igordevlog.blogspot: Ubuntu is just days ahead, I have been using it for about 2 months now, and its really hard to tell "What is Ubuntu missing". So I'll try to list some of the "missing features" and|or "improvements".

SliTaz: A light-weight GNU/Linux distribution

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Linux

linuxinfusion.com: SliTaz, a GNU/Linux distribution which weighs in at only 25 megabytes, recently caught my eye and as a fan of light-weight distributions I had to check it out.

"It Doesn't Work In Linux"

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Linux

avatraxiom.livejournal: So, every now and then I see somebody complain, "Oh, Linux is bad because I had to spend X much time getting Y to work, why don't those Linux people fix that?" When something doesn't work on a Mac, people say, "Wow, this doesn't work on a Mac. The vendor should fix that!"

First Look at Fedora 9 Preview

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I’VE spent a few of days in the company of Fedora 9 Preview and my first impressions are very favourable. Installed into an 8GB Virtualbox virtual machine, it’s a snappy release with a high degree of consistency and stability throughout.

20 Coolest Linux Distro-themed Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.com: Since my list of 25 Coolest Linux Wallpapers unexpectedly became a huge hit, I’m going to share to you some more to keep the Linux pride alive. This time, I have collected some of the coolest, high quality distro-themed wallpapers.

Konsole - KDE 4.1 Changes

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KDE

kdemonkey.blogspot: I had a few emails recently asking for a summary of changes in the terminal and in particular 'Send Input to All' which was missing from KDE 4.0. So here are the changes in 4.1, in addition to the many bug fixes and tweaks.

Intrepid Ibex?

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Ubuntu

distrogue.blogspot: I don't think I need to explain the title. It's been officially announced [that Ubuntu 8.10 will be dubbed Intrepid Ibex]. So what's an ibex?

What Is The Linux Kernel?

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Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: While we hear so much about Linux and the Linux Kernel, what exactly is the Kernel and what does it do? In summary the Linux Kernel is the interface between the operating system and your computer hardware.

5 Reasons to Love Fedora 9

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Linux

jonrob.wordpress: The final release of Fedora 9 has been delayed by two weeks, so I thought I’d take this chance to look at what you can expect from Fedora 9 and why you should be excited!

The AFNOR Affair: Interview with Frédéric Couchet of APRIL on OOXML in France

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Interviews

groklaw.net: Founded in 1996, APRIL is the main French advocacy association devoted to promote and protect Free/Libre Software. APRIL, made up of over 2000 members -- individuals, companies, and organizations -- is a pioneer of Free Software in France. Since 1996, it has been a major player in the field of Free Software.

Software Review - PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

dwilson333.wordpress: So, being a “Windows” guy as I’ve been called I have been trying to expand my knowledge base into Linux and Macintosh. The people at Linux Magazine included a Distribution called PCLinuxOS 2007 and it proclaims itself “Radically Simple”. For my first Linux review here, I am going to test that claim!

Ah, non-destructive Linux fun

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Ubuntu

wttf.blogspot: Being the tech geek that I am, I find myself constantly driving Denita nuts by tinkering with the computers at home. One of my favorite things to do is mess around with is other O/Ses. Unfortunately, Vista does not play well. I ran across a video that took me to the Wubi website.

The Norway Vote - What really happened

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OSS

topicmaps.wordpress: The process which led to Norway’s Yes vote on OOXML was so surrealistic that it deserves to be recorded for posterity. Here’s my version of the story. It is not impartial. I was the Chairman of the Norwegian mirror committee for SC34 (K185) and I was present throughout the whole process and have more first-hand knowledge of what went on than anyone.

puppy linux

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Linux

robertsaunders.wordpress: I bought a second hand computer for my children. It was very, very cheap. I intend to install Edubuntu but I’m going to wait a few days for the new release to come out. In the meantime I’m using Puppy Linux on it and I’m very impressed with it.

Another XO review

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OLPC

thelinuxsociety.org.uk: The OLPC arrived home while my daughter was out and just before her 4th birthday. On seeing it she immediately identified it as a laptop, for children (as hers).

Portrait: Luis Villa, from Bugzilla to bar association

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Interviews
OSS

linux.com: In 10 years, Luis Villa has seen his career expand side by side with free and open source software (FOSS). Starting as bugmaster at Ximian, he has been a mid-level manager at Novell, the coordinator of testing with the GNOME project, and a frequent member of the GNOME Foundation Board. More recently, Villa has been a student at Harvard Law School.

today's leftovers

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News
  • X Developers To Meet At The Zoo

  • Open source testing tools target varied tasks
  • No SUSE or RedHat consumer Linux OK for Ed Tech
  • Linux on the Desktop: Is the Market Too Tough?
  • Is Hardy Heron AMD64 a Second Class Citizen?
  • Jealousy? Novell, Red Hat, and the Linux Desktop
  • Schools fear being frozen out
  • Gifts of Open Source
  • The Linux community has to grow up as well
  • Turn Firefox Into an IM Control Center
  • Creative Tries Again At Linux Drivers
  • Programming languages and "lock-in"
  • Geeky computer part art
  • Top 5 Linux Commercials
  • htop to the rescue
  • XDC 2008: Radeon, RandR 1.3, & More
  • What MySQL Can Learn from PostgreSQL

Real-time Linux for US Navy weapons systems gets an upgrade

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Linux

betanews.com: Yesterday, a supplier of Linux for driving time critical applications -- such as intercepting ballistic missiles -- released RedHawk Linux 5.1, its latest "real-time" operating system distribution.

NLnet Gives KOffice a New Logo and Sponsors ODF development

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Software

dot.kde.org: The Dutch NLnet foundation aims to financially support organisations and people that contribute to an open information society. Some time ago they decided to help KOffice in two exciting ways: a new logo and to improve the ODF support in KWord 2.0.

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Security: DHS on Potential Voting Machines Cracking, Joomla Patches Critical Flaw

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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more