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Install VLC 1.0.0 Final In Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora

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Final as in 'non release candidate', obviously there will be versions like 1.0.1 and so on. For Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora installation instructions, read on.

RIPLinuX and TestDisk Made My Day - Recovery was Possible

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: The day before yesterday something fateful happened. I laid my hands on my brother's refurbished notebook to install PCLinuxOS 2009.2 MiniMe, and by mistake deleted all the partitions.

Use Gnome-Do To Control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2 [Full Howto]

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This is a full tutorial that explains how to use Gnome Do to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2. It includes: how to install Gnome Do, how to make Rhythmbox use multiple sources for the library, what keyboard shortcuts to use to control the music player behavior. The article introduction:

coupla quickies

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Interview with Amanda McPherson of LinuxCon in Portland

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I had the pleasure to talk to Amanda McPherson, one of the minds behind LinuxCon, “LinuxCon is a new annual technical conference that will provide an unmatched collaboration and education space for all matters Linux”.

DebConf9 schedule

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debconf.org/blog: The schedule for the upcoming DebConf9 is available. Most of it should be set already, but of course there still can be small changes until the conference starts, and honestly, until it ends. more here

Pushing ahead with Fedora 12

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marilyn.frields.org: The days of summer may be hot, but they’re anything but lazy in Fedora. The Fedora 12 release, as many community members already know, is a somewhat tighter schedule overall.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 310

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: CDLinux 0.9.2 Community Edition

  • News: Debian and Ubuntu say Mono is no threat, rebootless updates for Jaunty, Fedora announces Fit and Finish project
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2009.2, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "GNOME", Calculate Linux 9.7 "KDE", Yellow Dog Linux 6.2, blackPanther OS 9.1
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, Pardus Linux 2009 RC2, Frugalware Linux 1.1pre2
  • New distributions: Sugar on a Stick, VESTA, Milnix, Mundus OS, BSD Router Project
  • Reader comments

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

Linux users wanted: non-geeks welcome

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dwasifar.com: There’s an article in Computerworld with an interesting observation. Interestingly, despite Linux’s reputation as a techies’ tool, the survey respondents found that Linux migration was best achieved when it was aimed at non-technical users. This actually fits with my experience.

Is Red Hat really an Open Source company ?

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lonetwin.blogspot: This question keeps cropping up every once in a while on different LUG lists where I lurk. It is a fairly established fact now in the FOSS world (or for that matter in the software world) that businesses can be both Open Source as well as commercial (ie: for profit). However

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