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Is Dell listening to the right people?

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Linux

iTWire: The next chapter in Dell's Ubuntu charade has been written with the release of two PCs and one laptop loaded with the Linux distribution. At this point it's necessary to ask: is Dell listening to the wrong people?

Also: Restricting Dell Ubuntu to US a huge mistake
And: Dell Ubuntu PCs Are Best Friend Linux Ever Had
&: So when can we get our hands on Ubuntu Dells? And do we want to?

VA Software drops software, becomes Sourceforge Inc.

LinuxWorld: One of the survivors of the early days of Linux has changed its name and folded its software division in favor of doing business entirely on the Web.

Open source key to anti-terrorism efforts

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OSS

Matt Asay: Sounds like the Defense community is quickly learning that open source breeds more security, not less. “Open sourcing” was the buzzword at this week’s Department of Defense Intelligence Information System conference, titled Leveraging Technology to Enable the Warfighter, held in Chicago.

Meet Dell's Ubuntu PCs

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Ubuntu

Desktop Linux: Long expected, Dell finally officially released its first line of consumer PCs with pre-installed Linux, Ubuntu 7.04, on May 24. Here's a closer look at exactly what's what in Dell's initial line of Ubuntu-powered desktops and laptops.

Semaphores in Linux

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HowTos

linux devcenter: Multithreaded applications are part and parcel of day-to-day commercial application. It would be difficult to imagine any full fledged application running commercially that is not multithreaded. Applications must use the multithreaded approach to improve on the performance of the application or systems. However, most beautiful things in life do not come without a price.

Microsoft's New Open-Source War

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Microsoft

eWeek: There was one aspect of this whole circus that struck me immediately upon seeing the news. And that was that this whole effort of FUD on the part of Microsoft is a clear sign that they have given up.

Puppy more feisty than Xubuntu

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Linux

CLICK: My task today was a simple one: Pull four Quicktime videos from an SD card and burn them on a CD. I booted Xubuntu Feisty, and after a few minutes found xfburn, but it crashed upon launch. So I rebooted into Puppy 2.14 from the live CD.

Games Built From Scratch in Under 48 Hours

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OLPC

Digital Trends: The One Laptop per Child project is hosting Game Jam, an event where developers and others will come together to build free open-source games on a very, very tight deadline.

EFF defends Novell partnership

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SUSE

ZDNet: EFF executive director Shari Steele defended the move by hinting that it was better to have Novell on side. "To have a company like Novell stand up and say it's willing to commit to changing the system is a very welcome thing," she said.

Also: Can Novell get its good name back?

Five days with the Classmate PC and Mandriva

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MDV

Linux.com: Some say the Classmate PC is Intel's answer to (or competition with) the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) effort. It's to be officially released and shipped en masse to schools in Africa and South and Central America by the end of June. Recently my children and I borrowed a Classmate PC loaded with a custom version of Mandriva Linux. Most of us had fun.

Open-Source Software and Its Role in Space Exploration

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OSS

CIO: A software developer from JPL explains the reasons that NASA has embraced free and open source software in its application development process. Because, in a Mars launch, the term "mission critical" has a literal meaning.

Fixing a scanner broken by the Feisty upgrade

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HowTos

Ubuntu Geek: If you have been using a USB scanner and upgrade from Edgy to Feisty, you may find that your scanner no longer works.

The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

Howtoforge: This tutorial shows how you can set up a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

10 Ways to Power up Your Firefox Search

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Moz/FF

webworkerdaily: If you want to be a master web worker, you’ve got to know how to find what you want online. Make your browser search better by learning its native capabilities, customizing it for your needs, and installing extensions tailored to how you work.

In Photos: Linux penguin to race in the Indy 500

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Linux

CNET: Penguins, start your engines. If you watch the Indianapolis 500 on TV this Sunday, look closely at the blue car No. 77 and you might see a penguin running over 250 mph.

Internet Tax Ban Introduced In Senate

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Web

webpronews: The Internet Tax Freedom Extension Act of 2007 was introduced in the Senate yesterday and would extend the current ban on Internet access taxes for another four years.

KDE to be Present at LUGRadio Live 2007

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KDE will be exhibiting at LUGRadio Live 2007 which is back in Wolverhampton, England on July 7th and 8th. LUGRadio Live overlaps with the end of Akademy in Glasgow so you may want to stop by on your way home.

NewsFlash: Microsoft has Anti-Linux weapon

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Humor

ittoolbox blogs: According to the article Microsoft has released a new weapon against linux. In this article the author claims to have seen this new weapon as is evidenced here: "we were allowed a glimpse of this innovative product, codenamed “Precision Patent Penguin Powergun”

Creating an mpeg with mencoder that plays on Windows Media Player

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HowTos

Linux Tutorials: This solution contains some options for the mencoder command that will result in an mpeg video file that will play on pretty much all players, even Windows Media Player.

PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu - communities divided

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

Seopher: I never imagined that Linux communities could be quite so secular, yet I have been proven wrong over the past couple of days. What started with a slightly skewed review on ThePCSpy.com turned into a small distro war and it looks to have continued into the comments on my review of PCLinuxOS 2007. What's going on?

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