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OpenOffice.org alternatives - Part 1

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FOSSwire: The free software office suite OpenOffice.org is great for many office productivity tasks and in a lot of cases can prove to be very useful. However, it’s easy to forget that there are other open source alternatives to OOo for almost all portions of the suite.

Mail Notification helps unclutter the desktop

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linux.com: As its name implies, Mail Notification is a utility for keeping track of incoming mail and reading it in a popup window without activating your mail reader or moving other open applications. Simple to configure and easy to use, it is especially useful for watching multiple mailboxes.

Why I love Linux

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Linux

apcmag: So -- here I was installing yet another Linux distro for review and I foolishly let GRUB install to the boot sector of one of the RAID drives (/dev/sdb, instead of /dev/sda where it should have gone).

Defending Linux

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computerworld.com: In his May 7 letter [“Tech Flops Are in the Eye of the Beholder”], Robert Gardner suggested that you include Linux in your list of technology flops. He may be a card-carrying Linux hater, and I may be a card-carrying Linux lover, but he should get his facts straight.

A brief hands-on with the Intel Classmate PC (with Linux)

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ars technica: Ars Technica recently got its hands on the new Intel Classmate laptop computer, one powered by a specialized version of Mandriva 2007, with customizations aimed at school-aged children.

Hong Kong to Host Asia's Largest Open Source Conf

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scoop.co.nz: Two of the leading organizations in the Open Source community, The Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, have announced plans for Asia's largest Open Source community conference - the first of its kind in Hong Kong and China.

Confessions of a Linux Fan: 10 Things You Might Want To Know Before Switching Over To Linux

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Linux

thinkthick: Linux fans (myself included) love to argue to Windows users how much better the Linuxes are than Microsoft Windows. However (and there's always a however) we tend to be very selective on what we tell you when it comes to the minor details. Take this as a confession.

Linux: 2.6.22 Kernel Released

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kernelTRAP: Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the official release of the 2.6.22 kernel, "it's out there now (or at least in the process of mirroring out - if you don't see everything, give it a bit of time)." He summarized the changes since 2.6.22-rc7.

Python Magazine Lives

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Musings of an anonymous geek: For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been leading a secret double life. By day, I’m a mild mannered system/network/database admin in academia. I also write some PHP, Perl, and Python code. By night, however, I’m an author and editor. My latest project is bigger than most. In fact, it’s an entire magazine. Devoted to Python.

Why does Microsoft seem scared of GPLv3?

ZDNet: Microsoft is extremely keen to avoid "legal debate" over whether its recent partnerships with Linux firms such as Novell, Xandros, and Linspire, mean Redmond must assume any of the new licenses' legal obligations.

Episode 23 - linuX-gamers Live DVD

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Linux
Gaming

Linux on the desktop: As promised a good download link for LinuX-gamers Live DVD and a brief overview is given. Shuttleworth – KDE, GNOME and OpenOffice should have a common and regular release cycle.

Magnolia native works to spread cheap laptops around world

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OLPC

Pine Bluff Commercial: Magnolia native Mitch Bradley is working on a project that could revolutionize education and society as a whole in the Third World.

Dell Adds Nerdy Sense of Humor to Linux Promotion

guardian blogs: The in-jokes are not going to get too many people rolling in the aisles, but a link from the Direct2Dell blog to this YouTube news report shows more humour than most people might expect.

Installing Solaris Express Developer Edition(5/07) on PC/VMWare

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OS

EveryFlavorBean: Sun released the second version of Solaris Express Developer Edition(SXDE) in June this year. I received my Solaris Express Developer Edition 5/07 DVD a week ago and wanted to try it out in VMWare. I will eventually install it on a real machine to find out its hardware compatibility.

Packaging: Windows Vista, Ubuntu, and MacOS X

some blog: To me Ubuntu has the edge. The CD cover design on the left is just one of the many variations that are centered on the same idea. Ubuntu has the courage to associate human faces to a software.

Open source’s benefits to business spelled out

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computerworld: Free Software Foundation (FSF) leader Richard Stallman said at the launch of version 3 of the General Public License (GPLv3) late last month that businesses are “foolish” not to adopt non-proprietary technologies.

Dell's Linux desktop line keeps expanding

desktoplinux: When Dell first announced that it would be releasing Ubuntu Linux-powered consumer desktops and laptops, some people saw it as more of a stunt than a serious business move. They were wrong. Dell has already expanded its consumer Linux line, and now it has announced that it will soon be offering Ubuntu Linux systems outside of the United States and for new businesses.

NVIDIA GeForce 7050

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Hardware

phoronix: It's now time that the GeForce 6 series moves on with NVIDIA having recently introduced the NVIDIA GeForce 7025 and 7050 with the nForce 630a as the replacement for the GeForce 6100 and 6150 with the nForce 410/430. We have decided to look at the NVIDIA GeForce 7050 today as we compare it to the GeForce 6150 and test it in a variety of Linux graphics benchmarks.

Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" on my Compaq V3000

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Ubuntu

simonsspace: This weekend I decided to take the plunge and install a Linux distro on my notebook PC. The reason I not done so already is because this particular notebook is well documented as being problematic under Linux.

Installing ModSecurity2 On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This article shows how to install and configure ModSecurity (version 2) for use with Apache2 on a Debian Etch system. ModSecurity is an Apache module that provides intrusion detection and prevention for web applications.

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