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Dell Linux desktops move to Europe

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vnunet: Bringing Ubuntu-based consumer PCs to Europe, Dell plans to start selling a Linux desktop and notebook computer in the UK, France and Germany this Wednesday.

30 things I’ve learned from using Linux …

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: I began My Linux Experience back at the end of February and over the past five months I’ve managed to spend a fair bit of time dabbling and experimenting with a variety of Linux distros. Over these months I’ve learned a lot - a lot about Linux, a lot about the Linux community and a lot about myself and how I look at and interact with PCs.

Automatix Supported Alternatives : Burning and Ripping

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ubuntu tutorials: Some of you may have seen the post floating around a few of the planets the last couple of days concerning the Ubuntu Technical Board’s review of Automatix. It is for this reason that starting today I will take the complete list of applications installable by Automatix and write a tutorial for each one. So, I’ve started with the first section, “Burning and Ripping."

Absolute Linux is an absolute winner

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Reviews Absolute, a lightweight Linux operating system based on the respected Slackware Linux distribution, just released version 12.0. It features kernel version, IceWM and Fluxbox window managers, and many graphical and ncurses-based configuration tools. Its goal is to provide a lighter, easier-to-use Slackware appropriate for newcomers and experienced Linux users alike. It is built for speed and performance but doesn't neglect stability or security.

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With gtkpod

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This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with gtkpod (a graphical user interface for Apple's iPod). Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as gtkpod that can handle the task.

Novell prepares for patent battle with Microsoft?

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zdnet: Novell has boosted its legal team with one of America's top patent lawyers in what is building up to be a legal battle with Microsoft.

Airborne Linux Hackers Unite!

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Bits (nytimes blogs): Virgin America calls their new in-flight entertainment system “Red,” but it is really a gigantic sociological experiment in airborne distributed computing.

$199 Linux Laptop Tantalizes Before Official Launch

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pcworld blogs: The Eee PC laptop is a little marvel. While it will be delightful to use this laptop with wifi at a public library or other hotspot, the truly exciting feature on this laptop is the 56kbps modem. A dialup modem exciting? Sure. Check this out.

Interview: Matthew Dillon

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kernelTRAP: Matthew Dillon created DragonFly BSD in June of 2003 as a fork of the FreeBSD 4.8 codebase. In this interview, Matthew discusses his incentive for starting a new BSD project and briefly compares DragonFly to FreeBSD and the other BSD projects. He goes on to discuss the new features in today's DragonFly 1.10 release.

Mozilla's plan for improving Firefox user retention rates

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arstechnica: Firefox is seeing tremendous adoption rates in some parts of the world. In order to perpetuate this growth trend, Mozilla has to continue to find new ways to bring Firefox to a broader audience. Mozilla is tackling this problem from many different angles, but user retention has emerged as a significant priority for the organization's Firefox promotion efforts.

Making Ubuntu 7.04 Work Under Virtual PC 2007

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Virtually Vista: This isn't exactly on topic for this blog, since up to this point I've really only talked about getting Windows Vista running in a VM, but sometimes it's nice to talk about something else for a change.

Google Becomes OIN's First End User Licensee "To Help Linux Thrive"

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Groklaw: "Linux plays a vital role at Google, and we're strongly committed to supporting the Linux developer community,” said Chris DiBona, Google open source programs manager. “We believe that by becoming an Open Invention Network licensee, we can encourage Linux development and foster innovation in a way that benefits everyone. We're proud to participate in OIN's mission to help Linux thrive.”

Linspire Saga Slideshow

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eWeek: Lindows/Linspire, the controversial Linux company, and its even more controversial founder Michael Roberston have been making waves in technology since their arrival.

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Wolvix 1.1.0 Mini-Review & Screenshots

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Wolvix is a Linux distribution released as an installable liveCD. Originally based on Slax, it is now built upon Slackware and seems to concentrate highly on multimedia. It features XFCE4 and Fluxbox and comes with a large suite of software. Version 1.1.0 was released a few days ago and I decided to give it a little spin this weekend.

Lenovo or No, Linux Not There Yet

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Red Herring: With Monday’s news that it will bundle Linux on laptops, Lenovo becomes the second major PC maker to offer the open-source operating system on consumer PCs. But though the move is a boost for the OS, analysts say it’ll be years before desktop Linux can seriously threaten proprietary systems like Windows.

First test version of klik2 available

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/home/liquidat: A first test version of klik2 is available. The new version features among other things fuse support.

Dancing with Wolves, a Wolvix Hunter 1.1.0 Review

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Reviews When Kenneth (aka Wolven) submitted Wolvix Hunter and Cub 1.1.0 to us here at it was nice to see he had a new release, but I had not expected more than some updates to the existing model. Then, as I did the normal double checking that is done when we prepare to post a new release, I found that this was a serious jump from previous releases based on Slax.

Granny Uses PCLinuxOS

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In this newest "letter" from Granny, she shares how easy installing and using Linux really can be. She also has many grateful words to share with the team at KDE and PCLinuxOS... Complete article

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