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First Look: The GIMP 2.5.0

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GIMP

news.softpedia.com: The GIMP team announced today the first release from the 2.5 development series. It is true that this version is unstable, but a little bird told me to give it a try and see what's it capable of.

KDE 4 in Actual Usage

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KDE

digested.blogspot: I've been building KDE 4 from svn for a while, testing from time to time to see if it could be used. The answer was negative until recently. Most of what I want has stabilized enough to become my working desktop.

You Have To Take Your Hat Off To Red Hat

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Linux
  • You Have To Take Your Hat Off To Red Hat

  • Red Hat wrestles with Linux apathy
  • Red Hat leads open source contributions to Linux Kernel
  • Red Hat exec hits back at govt open source shyness

OOXML Drops An ‘O’

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OSS
  • OOXML Drops An ‘O’

  • OOXML to harmonise with ODF?
  • OOXML approved by ISO: What next?
  • OOXML ISO aftermath in Poland

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Hidden World of Linux: Follow up Part 1 - NAS

  • Turn on ClearType like Smooth Text in Ubuntu Linux
  • Secure your system with Tripwire
  • How To Restore Grub In Ubuntu
  • KDE4 - How to Install latest development version on your Linux PC, from source code
  • Adjust Volume of Individual Applications with PulseAudio
  • Evolution: Synchronizing My Ipaq
  • ptunnel: send/receive TCP traffic via ICMP reliably
  • Twitter and GNOME integration

Shuttle's New $99 KPC Review

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Linux
Hardware

tomshardware.com: When it's your job to review new PC hardware, it's easy to get caught up in the cutting edge of technology. However, not everyone requires the fastest hardware. It is for these folks that Shuttle introduced the KPC, which stands for "Korporate Personal Computer".

Power Management on Linux, Part 1

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HowTos

linuxplanet.com: Power management on computers has three parts: selecting devices that are more power-efficient, tuning your systems to run more efficiently, and configuring systems to use less power during periods of inactivity. The first step is finding the power hogs on your systems, so today we'll learn how to measure hardware power usage.

Fixing bugs: how distributions react

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Linux

itwire.com: Two weeks from today, the next version of Ubuntu should be available for download; the scheduled release date is April 24. A few significant bugs still remain and it would be interesting to see how one, in particular, is tackled.

Europarlement testing Ubuntu, OpenOffice and Firefox

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OSS

ec.europa.eu: The European Parliament's IT department is testing the use of GNU/Linux distribution Ubuntu, OpenOffice, Firefox and other Open Source applications, the British MEP James Nicholson explained last week in a letter to Italian MEP Marco Cappato.

Open source video editing: what we have now and what we need

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Software

linux.com: Watching the evolution of open source tools for video editing and manipulation over the last 10 years has been less than a thrilling experience. But are things about to change for the better in the near future? Can even the people most disenchanted with the current state of affairs feel tempted to regain a spark of hope?

Harvard starts teaching open source

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OSS

Matt Asay: It's about time that United States elite academic institutions finally got around to not only using open-source software, but also teaching it. In the April 2008 edition of Harvard Business Review, Harvard gives its MBA students a taste of the decision facing every company that leverages technology as part of its business: Should I embrace or fight open source?

PCLinuxOS Gnome links two worlds

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Linux

linux.com: If you're looking for a GNOME desktop for the popular PCLinuxOS (PCLOS), then newly released PCLinuxOS Gnome might be for you.

Will Linux Dominate Ultra-Portable Market?

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy was guilty of hyping Windows-based Ultra-Portables from startups like OQO a year ago, but he has drastically changed his thinking about the Ultra-Portable computer market. He thinks current market dynamics greatly favor Linux over Windows in the Ultra-Portable industry. Here’s why.

ThinkFree Office: Running on Ubuntu 8.04!

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Software

jonreagan.wordpress: ThinkFree is a company, which for the longest time, has offered their free online office suite, much like Google docs or Zoho Office. On April 7, things changed…

How Google could Win the OS Wars

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OS

Matt Hartley: For a number of years now, Google has been waging a battle to win over your desktop without ever settling for one OS platform. Opting to play it safe by not entering the platform wars, but what if they were to put this mindset aside, and find themselves in a position to take on Microsoft in a more direct way? I think they might be able to make it work, so long as they utilize the following commonsense strategy.

Also: gOS Goes with Awn!

Free/Open-source Optical Disk Authoring Software

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Software

junauza.com: Optical disc authoring software, most commonly known as CD/DVD burning application is computer software for authoring optical discs such as CD-ROMs and DVDs. Here are some of the finest free/open-source optical disk authoring software:

ManiaDrive - a (slightly crazy) arcade car game

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Gaming

fosswire.com: ManiaDrive describes itself as “an arcade car game on acrobatic tracks, with a quick and nervous gameplay (tracks almost never exceed one minute)” and also as a clone of Trackmania. What I can tell you is that ManiaDrive is a lot of fun, and extremely addictive at that.

Use Wubi to install Ubuntu without partitioning

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Ubuntu

linux.com: You can install and run Ubuntu from within Windows without any risk of accidentally deleting your existing programs and files by using Wubi, an unofficial Ubuntu installer for Windows users.

Ubuntu 7.10 vs. Ubuntu 8.04 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Back in December we looked at the initial Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 performance by comparing it to Ubuntu 7.10. Now that we're nearing an end in this development cycle as Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) will be released later this month, we've ran a new set of benchmarks comparing the latest Ubuntu 8.04 packages to the previous Gutsy Gibbon release.

Also: Microsoft.com vs. Ubuntu.com

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Delete Files Permanently & Securely with Shred & SecureDelete

  • Clean up Duplicate Files, Symlinks, Directories in Ubuntu with an easy GUI
  • Recover Deleted Files with Foremost
  • Howto:Recover and Undelete files in Ubuntu the easy way
  • Secure Data Destruction
  • ip command cheat sheet
  • How I Rip and Encode MP3s on the Ubuntu Linux Command Line
  • Creating a dropdown list in OpenOffice Calc that references a list of values
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