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Shuttleworth: Ubuntu Is Enterprise-Friendly

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wired blogs: The first Ubuntu Live conference just kicked off here in Portland, Oregon with a keynote from Canonical founder and Mark Shuttleworth. His talk centered around how the free operating system his company funds and supports is capable of bringing the same values it brings to the desktop -- ease of use, performance and compatibility -- to the server.

OpenSourceCMS - test drive content management systems

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FOSSwire: There are a fair few free software and open source content management system (CMS) projects out there, and finding the one that best suits your needs isn’t always an easy task. That is exactly the problem that tries to solve.

FileZilla - A Short Review

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Software Often I get questions regarding the software that I use on a daily basis. While I use Firefox, the GIMP, Amarok and VLC daily, I also use a fantastic FTP client, FileZilla, many times a day. Not only is FileZilla open-source (under the GPL), but it is also available on all major systems - Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Dual-Booting Windows XP/Vista And Ubuntu 7.04

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In this tutorial I will teach you how to dual-boot between Windows XP/Vista and Ubuntu. This tutorial will be split up into two parts: Part one for people who have no operating system installed. Part two for people who have Windows XP/Vista installed and do not want to re-install Windows.

Pleasant Diversions At Studio Dave

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linux journal: This week we'll look at two excellent applications that are coming into greater use here at Studio Dave, the LiVES video editor for Linux, and Reaper (yes, again), a native Windows audio/MIDI sequencer running under Wine.

Inkscape Tutorial - Trees

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penguin pete: Fractals have a long history of fascinating computer and math geek alike, but this time we're going to take the way a fractal simulates natural ordered chaos and apply it to the practical purpose of drawing a natural object! However, this isn't going to be a very realistic tree, just a drawing good enough for an icon or a game sprite.

What Linspire Agreed To

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Groklaw: It's worse than Novell's, actually. It's worse than Tivo, in my book. With Linspire's agreement, you have to give up pretty much all your GPL freedoms, as far as I can make out, and more. And what do you get in return for giving up everything? True Type fonts, Windows Media 10, DVD playback, patent coverage...

Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Gains Two New Virtualization Solutions

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InfoWorld: The Linux 2.6.21 kernel then improved on the support for paravirtualization with the full featured addition of Virtual Machine Interface (VMI). Now, if that weren't enough, the upcoming 2.6.23 kernel release will feature two new virtualization frameworks.

A New Plasma Clock

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Riccardo Iaconelli: The new clock I made is more modern and fresh, and it’s digital. It’s made to look like the big informations that you can find in the train stations, the ones who flip down to change what is written on them.

E17 as a Desktop — don’t try this at home!

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polishlinux: E17 is a still being developed version of a graphical environment called Enlightenment. E17 has been developed for a long time already. Stable release of the environment is not planned anytime soon, but this of course isn’t a problem for us to have a glance at what Enlightenment has to offer at the moment.

ingimp: improving the usability of the GIMP

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DPotD: ingimp is an instrumented version of the GNU Image Manipulation Program that collects real-time usability data, such as the commands used, the size of images worked on, and so on. This usability data is automatically transmitted to ingimp for anyone to download and analyze.

Ubuntu Experiment

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Ubuntu I decided that in order to really test out Ubuntu Linux (which I have been glowing about for the past few months), I will use the machine as my sole computer for the next two weeks. I'm going to leave my Windows machine cold turkey and rely soley on my laptop running Ubuntu. I will access files, as needed, on my Windows' machine, but only via my network through Ubuntu.

How package management changed everything

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Ian Murdock: What’s the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry? Package management—or, more specifically, the ability to install and upgrade software over the network in a seamlessly integrated fashion.

Software manager in OpenSuse 10.3

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liquidat: The software management for OpenSuse 10.3 is in heavy development. Compared to 10.2 zmd was dropped, leaving yast and zypper. Both work now basically.

Making linux hard

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internetsnews: Linux is not hard to use. Really. It's different to an extent. But not "hard" in the sense of not being user friendly.

Linux kernel 2.6.23 to have stable userspace driver API

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/home/liquidat: Linus Torvalds included patches into the mainline tree which implement a stable userspace driver API into the Linux kernel.

Music to your ears

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FOSSwire: As long as we have music, there will always be many players to support it. Linux is no exception, and today we’re going to look at some of the top contenders for both GNOME and KDE. Some music players may be grouped together due to their similarities.

Nokia N800 gains a Mozilla-based browser

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linuxdevices: A Mozilla-based web browser is available for Nokia's Linux-based N800 Internet tablet. The "MicroB" browser was released last night, by the Nokia-sponsored Maemo community that maintains open source software stacks for Nokia's tablets.

Gip - IP calculator for GNOME desktop environment

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Software Gip is an IP address calculator that integrates well with the GNOME desktop environment. Gip provides system administrators with tools for IP address based calculations.

ET: Quake Wars First Impressions

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paul cutler: I stopped by my buddy’s place last night and put my ET: Quake Wars beta key to use on one of his Windows boxes. After downloading the client, I hopped in to a random ET:QW running about 8 on 8.

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