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13 Applications to Install on Ubuntu/Linux running on Slow Computer

This article helps install some light weight applications on Ubuntu Desktop to perform common tasks like Word Processing , making Spread Sheet , File Manager , Audio Playing , PDF viewing , Light Search tools (Meta Tracker ), Light weigh eye candy(aDesklets),Web Browser ,XFCE and more to make Ubuntu more responsive on less feature rich computer

Ubuntu Receives Editor's Choice Award from PC Welt

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has scooped another award for Ubuntu, its leading-edge Linux distribution. At the PC Welt awards dinner held during the CeBIT Exhibition in Hanover, on Friday 16th March, Ubuntu was awarded the "Editor's Choice Award for Open Source".

Debian at the crossroads

The Debian GNU/Linux project has come to some kind of crossroads - due to many factors, some of them artificial - and the man who takes over leadership next month will have to make some crucial decisions on the future direction of the project.

Novell: It's Cheaper Than Linux

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Mar 26, 2007 9:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Novell
Lately, I have watched various companies make marketing blunders on a near everyday basis. Some in the general media, others in niche arenas, where most people will never see just how huge of a mistake was actually made. But all of them aside, Novell has had the pleasure of topping them all and solidifying fears that many Linux users share, with one single statement. The kicker is that they did not even make the mistake themselves, not directly anyway.

Variations on a virtualization theme

To virtualize or not to virtualize -- that is no longer the question when it comes to deploying Linux in the data centre. Today, the question is which virtualization approach to take.

Inside One Laptop per Child: Episode one

This is the story of the little green laptop that could. Meet the faces behind the One Laptop per Child initiative and see what they do every day in the Cambridge, MA office. Sit in on a brainstorming session. And find out what you can do to help.

Windows-to-Linux desktop strategies

For large and small organizations, switching to Linux desktops isn’t as simple as changing break room coffee vendors. [...] Key among all the things to think about is a Linux desktop support model. Organizations that have long supported their own Windows desktops must consider if this model will suffice in a new Linux environment.

Six tips for Linux, open source desktop migrations

Planning a migration from Windows PCs to Linux-based desktops is no small task. Here are six issues and strategies to consider before getting started.

Q&A: You can get taste of Linux without having to install it

Q:I just tried Windows Vista and was soooo impressed that now I'd like to try out Linux. What is the best way to dip my toes into the Linux pond?

A: Wow. I'm sure that wasn't the effect that Microsoft was going for;

Study: Windows has fewest security holes

Microsoft Windows has the lowest number of vulnerabilities and the fastest turnaround time for patches of all commercial operating systems--but it also has the most serious flaws, according to Symantec.

[How FUDish. Only 2 critical flaws for Red Hat and 12+ for Windows — Sander]

Linux, open source software pay off for PayPal

When Scott Thompson left Visa to take the CTO role at PayPal in 2005, the Web company's data center surprised him. "Wait a minute," he recalls saying, "they run a payment system on Linux?" Thompson says he quickly saw the economic, operational and development advantages of open source and Linux technology. He now sees no other way to do it.

What Was Right–and Wrong–With Novell Brainshare

The VAR Guy skipped last week’s Novell BrainShare event because of other pressing deadlines, but he got a comprehensive brain dump from a senior IT manager who attended. Here are some hits–and misses–from the event.

Bake-Off: 4 Linux Desktops Tackle The Enterprise

For this review, the CRN Test Center evaluated offerings from the four leading Linux enterprise desktop alternatives: Linspire Five-O, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, the newly released Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0 and Xandros 4 Professional.

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th March 2007

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Final stages of naming compliance performed on the Oxygen mimetype icons. IMAP-related crashes targeted in KMail. Many KFilePlugins ported to use Strigi. Better zoom and preview size interaction in Digikam. Optimisations in KSysGuard. Better integration with NEPOMUK-KDE interface elements in Dolphin, NEPOMUK-KDE components move to the kdereview module. Further Kst documentation work. Continued interface experiments and code progress towards Amarok 2.0. "Flame" window destruction effect in the KWin Composite branch. KBackup is renamed "Galmuri" due to naming conflicts.

Lobby4Linux Hardware Drive - Komputers4Kids

"...we make sure we know WHO has a computer and internet access at home. This way, when we hand out assignments for homework, we know who to assign "alternative lessons". Asking a child to complete an assignment with a computer she neither has nor can her family afford is a humiliating experience."

DistroWatch Weekly: Top Ten Distributions, Paris Spring, Red Hat desktop, Debian at the crossroads

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Mar 26, 2007 1:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 13th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! As expected, the developers of the Ubuntu family of Linux distributions announced their beta releases late last week, edging towards that last month of intensive debugging before the final release. Other distributions are also hard at work: Mandriva has announced details about the upcoming Mandriva 2007 "Spring", KNOPPIX has delivered a new CeBIT DVD to the attendees of the popular show in Hannover, and Fedora is expected to publish its third development build, version 7 test3, in just a few days. In other news, Red Hat unveils plans for a new desktop distribution, Ian Murdoch criticises the project he founded for lacking strong leadership, and François Bancilhon is dismayed by the decision of the French Assemblée Nationale to choose Ubuntu over Mandriva for its Windows-to-Linux migration. More details below, so enjoy this week's issue DistroWatch Weekly and don't forget to share your opinions in the forum below!

Interview with Miguel de Icaza, founder of the Mono-project

"The Microsoft / Novell partnership should have included a technical Mono/.NET collaboration" Miguel de Icaza, founder of the Mono-project in an interview about the future of the free .Net-alternative, the Microsoft deal and basing a desktop on C#

SAM: A Charismatic Distribution

  •; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Mar 26, 2007 12:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
If you're still searching for the perfect mate, I would definitely recommend checking out SAM. If you're just new to this alternative operating system world or are trying to turn someone onto Linux, SAM Linux 2007 is terrific for showcasing the awesome possibilities of a desktop. With SAM being available on a LiveCD, there really is no reason not to check it out.

The Year of OpenSolaris

At the end of 2006, ZDnet blogger Paul Murphy made what I thought at the time to be a poor prediction: That 2007 will see Sun's OpenSolaris eclipse Linux in the size and activity of its developer community, and all OS development projects, save Windows, will adopt OpenSolaris' organizational structure and licensing provisions.

Federal Court Convicts Qualcomm in a "Son of Rambus" Suit

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Mar 25, 2007 10:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Federal Court has found Qualcomm Corporation guilty of the same type of conduct for which the FTC slammed memory technology maker Rambus: failing to disclose its patents in a standards process, only to assert its "submarine" patents after that standard had been widely adopted.

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