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KDE4 Hype? Responses

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KDE
  • Aaron Seigo: on the success of kde4

  • Sebastian Kuegler: Revolution or Hype?
  • KDE4 Desktop revisited

Vista at its periapsis

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Microsoft

Motho ke motho ka botho: I was in a local electronics department store and strolled through the new laptop section. Of course, every machine was running Vista, but only a few had the full Aero effects in place, which is what drew me to take a closer look.

Linux Corporation scam targets the unwary

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Misc

linux.com: Be on guard against alleged representatives of Linux Corporation offering to buy your photos -- it's a scam. That's the message that Indian models and photographers should take to heart, if the experiences of Rohan Patwari and Praveen Toshniwal are any indication.

Download of the day: Linux Weather wallpaper

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Software

nixcraft: The Weather Report tool downloads weather information from the U.S National Weather Service (NWS) servers. Now there is a new tool called Weather wallpaper.

Open Source Headlines

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OSS
  • The open source decision: a question of "what works"

  • Lowering Barriers to Entry: Open Source and the Enterprise
  • Last days of a unique opportunity to vote Open Source into eGovernment
  • Open source court ruling impacts debated
  • Is open source the stock flavor of the month?
  • The Collision of Open Source and SaaS at AJAXWorld
  • Open source CRM software: Top five buzzwords

Mandriva Benelux is launched

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MDV

Mandriva PR: Mandriva Benelux NV (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) was launched on August 16th 2007 as the sole Benelux partner for Mandriva S.A, offering Mandriva Linux operating systems. Our target areas are corporate applications and solutions to individuals, educational institutions, public and private organizations, ISVs and OEMs all over the Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg region.

Wade Olson Interviewed About KDE 4

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Gartner Webdev has published an interview with KDE's very own marketing renegade Wade Olson. Wade talks about KDE 4, what makes it special and what KDE's role in the software market is. He sheds some light on the user's point of view and discusses his vision about the way the computer and software industry is moving.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 5 in my laptop

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Ubuntu

Arun's Blog: I installed Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3 in my Acer Travelmate laptop few weeks back. The combination of ATI and Ubuntu really sucks. The Live CD GUI was always scrambled. I then downloaded the alternate CD.

Evolution beta is a powerful personal data mining tool

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Software

linux.com: Roelof Temmingh has written a cool new application which provides individuals with the ability to do data mining of publicly available information. It's a cross-platform Java application called Evolution, currently in its second beta, and available as a free download.

Upgrade Ubuntu with apt-get for a smoother transition

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HowTos

techrepublic: I recently discovered a few servers still running on Ubuntu 5.10 ‘Breezy Badger,’ which officially had its support withdrawn in April of this year. Now, it’s certainly not a good idea to have any server running without security updates available on tap. While it would be easier to take the approach of “if it’s not broken don’t fix it,” the risk of being compromised by a known and patched security flaw is unacceptable — time to upgrade!

Ubuntu Xorg maintainer demonstrates bulletproof X

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Software

arstechnica: Ubuntu Xorg maintainer Bryce Harrington recently demonstrated the BulletProof-X feature that is planned for inclusion in Ubuntu 7.10. BulletProof-X provides a failsafe mode which will ensure that users never have to manually configure their graphics hardware settings from the command line.

Linux Foundation Statement on OOXML

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Linux

On September 2, the comment and voting period will close on ISO/IEC DIS 29500, the draft specification based upon Microsoft's Office Open XML formats (OOXML). The Linux Foundation (LF) has received questions from outside its membership regarding its position on adoption of OOXML in its current form as a global standard, and on the adoption process itself.

What is this depmod program thingy?

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OS
Linux

In our exploration of the Linux file system we come across an interestingly named file called "depmod". Normally it resides in your sbin folder. Thinking about this file you wonder if it is a link to Depeche Mode.

BibleTime v1.6 - The Bible goes Open Source

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Software

Raiden's Realm: The Bible is a book that has transcended time, languages, persecution, fire, prohibition, disbelief and denial. It is a book that has changed lives and challenged evil. And it's open sourced - with BibleTime.

Linux: Hasta la Vista, Microsoft!

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Linux

The Independent: It's faster than Windows, it fights viruses – and it's free. Should you take Windows off your creaking old machine and give it a new lease of life, courtesy of Linux? Our table of comparisons will help you decide.

Introducing the Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

jonobacon: I am delighted to have the pleasure of announcing the Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04), the next version of Ubuntu that will succeed Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10, due for release in October 2007).

13 Great Open Source Games

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Software

FOSSwire: We’ve all heard it. “[Insert open-source OS] has no good games.” You know they are wrong. But what do you do? You use a top-ten list. Or in our case, top thirteen.

Also: burgerspace: a free clone of the classic arcade game Burgertime

X.Org 7.3 & NVIDIA Binary Drivers

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Software

phoronix: X.Org 7.3 is being released today and for NVIDIA users, there will be a compatibility issue with the ABI for X.Org 7.3.

YaST Independence From YCP

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SUSE

opensuse news: The openSUSE 10.3 Beta 2 release brought down another major obstacle in developing YaST: the famous YCP language is not strictly needed for the YaST development anymore. A developer can use Perl, and to lesser extent, Python or Ruby.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Menu File Browser Applet brings easy file access to the GNOME panel

  • FSF links up with environmental groups
  • Seeking a little Linux? Try Blackbox
  • The Ubuntu Name Game
  • KDE OpenGL library?
  • Turn Off GNOME Panel Tooltips with Compiz Fusion
  • Public Schools, Open Source Software and Linux
  • NXClient on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Robert Love backs up my very simple performance experiment
  • The End of a Gutsy Experiment
  • Introduction to Snort intrusion detection and prevention
  • Linux Desktop Testing Project 0.9.0 Released
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