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FOSScamp wraps up

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: FOSScamp had two days of Birds of a Feather (BoFs) and hallway conversations about many topics, including KDE 4, PackageKit, OpenLDAP, Chandler, and much much more.

Also: Participate in UDS without being there

Tip of the Trade: Ubuntu's Prefab Server Stacks

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Ubuntu

server watch: While the Linux and Unix universes have always provided a wealth of high-quality, powerful servers for all occasions, putting all the pieces together has traditionally been a task for the seriously geeky. Ubuntu entered the pre-fab server stack parade back in version 6.06 (Dapper Drake), and has been refining it with every release.

Price of MIT professor's '$100 laptop' hits $200

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OLPC

Reuters: A computer developed for poor children around the world, dubbed 'the $100 laptop,' has reached a milestone: Its price tag is now $200.

Also: Uruguay buys first $100 laptops

Hyperic charges after disgruntled Ubuntu upgraders

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Ubuntu

the register: Canonical's release of a fresh version of Ubuntu has been met with plenty of grumbles. And now we find some other open source players trying to cash in on Ubuntu's issues.

OSX Tiger vs. Vista vs. Ubuntu Security: a 15 Point Report Card

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OS

virtualhosting.com/blog: When shopping for a new computer, your mind is probably spinning with considerations. Perhaps the hardest part is choosing an operating system on which everything will run. To get a good idea of what capabilities Apple’s OSX Tiger/Leopard, Windows Vista, and Ubuntu Linux have to offer, check out our 15 point report card that compares the levels of protection you’ll get with each of them.

Miguel's delusions of grandeur

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OSS

iTWire: What is Miguel de Icaza's latest game? His obsession with tailgating everything that Microsoft develops - and trying to impress the company by producing Linux equivalents - now seems to be spreading to others as well.

Also: ODF infighting could help Microsoft’s OOXML

Cruisin' with Linux- Penguins and Muscle Cars

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Linux

Linux Planet: There's an enormous difference between your average PC consumer and the hardcore computer enthusiast. One of the key differences is how much time someone is willing to expend on a system. The hardest of hardcore abandon the mainstream world of Windows and Mac and have switched to a Linux distro.

Listening to and recording audio and video streams with MPlayer

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Software

linux.com: Most streaming audio and video on the Internet is disseminated in proprietary formats such as RM, RAM, WMV, and ASF. Fortunately, the open source application MPlayer can play and even record streams in almost any format.

Ars at FOSSCamp: revolutionizing the command line with Hotwire

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OSS

arstechnica: Colin Walters of Red Hat chaired a FOSSCamp session about Hotwire, a unique and innovative graphical shell environment designed to improve the command-line user experience. I've been testing Hotwire releases for some time now, so the opportunity to see Walters present his invention in person seemed too good to pass up.

Ubuntu Dells - Not in France?

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Ubuntu

linuxquestions.org: The folks here at Dell France simply cancelled my order, pretexting that it was just a time-limited one and that systems with Ubuntu are no longer shipped, whereas their site still boasts of offering "AT LAST and BY SPECIAL REQUEST" open-sourced systems ! Now, WTF is that ?

Review: Freespire 2.0: Better than you might expect

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Linux

desktoplinux: When I downloaded Freespire 2.03 for review, I wasn't sure what I was going to get. The company behind it, Linspire, was in disarray, it had shifted from Debian to Ubuntu for its foundation, and the development of its key feature—CNR (Click 'N Run) download and install—seemed to have stalled out.

Review: The Linux Powered Neuros OSD

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Linux
Hardware

raiden's realm: The Neuros OSD is a fascinating piece of Linux powered multimedia hardware. The Neuros OSD is a small device, yet it packs a big punch. Think of it as an all in one media center that's no bigger than your average hard backed novel.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using FileZilla on Linux

  • Setting up a search engine for your website
  • UberScript lets you do more with XChat
  • How to enable extra repositories in Ubuntu 7.10
  • How to enable CD ripping and mp3 encoding with Sound Juicer in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Stop Syslog from putting –MARK– in the logs

AntiX "Lysistrata", 7.0 Version Released

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS has announced the "Lysistrata" release of antiX, a lightweight derivative of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. AntiX is built and maintained by MEPIS community member anticapitalista, as a free version of MEPIS for very old 32 bit PC hardware.

Fedora 8 Werewolf Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: As a sneak peak at the final release of Fedora 8, taken from the Fedora 2007-10-24 Rawhide spin we have screenshots of the improvements to the Fedora Firstboot, the Fedora 8 GNOME desktop, and also the KDE version of Fedora 8.

PCWorld First Looks: Ubuntu & openSUSE

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SUSE
Ubuntu
  • First Look: OpenSUSE 10.3 Desktop Linux

  • First Look: Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 226

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at Ubuntu and Kubuntu 7.10

  • News: FreeBSD release engineering team back in action, Mandriva updates,
  • Ubuntu "Hardy Heron" features, ALT Linux interview, GIMP 2.4

  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 1.1 "Professional", Damn Small Linux 4.0
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9, FreeBSD 6.3 and 7.0
  • Site news: User agent statistics
  • New additions: Comfusion

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Get a fresh desktop distro: Linux Mint 4

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Linux

tectonic: Linux Mint 4.0, codenamed Daryana, was released on Friday. Based on the Ubuntu Gutsy packages, this distro appears to fulfil the the development team's stated goal to "produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution".

Negroponte: Windows key to OLPC philosophy

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OLPC

zdnet: While the news that Microsoft is developing a version of Windows for the so-called "$100 laptop" has caused some consternation, the head of the One Laptop per Child project has said the scheme could not promote openness if it blocked Windows.

3 Days with gentoo

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Gentoo

silentcoder: So I finally made my choice of new distros. I opted for gentoo. I actually tried archlinux first but it annoyed me insanely within ten minutes. Now I last used Gentoo a good 3 years ago, so a lot has changed, here then, a short review after my first 3 days, as we speak - I just loaded up my first functional KDE desktop.

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