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Dell will sell Linux on PCs outside of U.S.

Dell Inc. plans to sell computers with preinstalled Linux outside the U.S. as well as offer the Ubuntu Linux distribution to small business customers.

Ubuntu Receives Readers' Choice Award for 'Best Linux Distribution'

Canonical, Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it won Enterprise Open Source Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for the "Best Linux Distribution," voted on by members of the open source community. The winners of the Readers' Choice Awards were revealed by SYS-CON, the parent publishing company for Enterprise Open Source Magazine, at the second annual Enterprise Open Source Conference in New York last week.

OpenMoko.com goes live

Today marks the launch of openmoko.com the corporate site for the openmoko project. If you didn't know already the openmoko is a new cell phone designed from the ground up in an open manner. All the hardware is designed in an open manner and the software on the phone itself is gnu/linux.

GPLv3 causing cracks in the Microsoft/Novell partnership?

Despite Microsoft's attempt to dissociate itself from GPLv3 software, Novell is embracing the new licence.

Dynamic CSS Tabs in Symfony

This solution is based on the Sliding Door technique with dynamic width and a rollover effect. The menu is defined using a plain HTML list and using CSS you get a gracefully degradable tabbed menu. PHP is used to automate most of the process so that maintenance is very easy. Easily adaptable to other frameworks.

Introducing Zimbra Collaboration Suite

  • TechRepublic.com; By Justin James (Posted by NoDough on Jul 9, 2007 12:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
The collaboration space is getting crowded these days, with various products offering Exchange-like functionality and a few enticing extras. Among the available solutions is Zimbra, which provides a collaboration server that runs on Linux. Find out what Justin James discovered when he installed Zimbra and put it through its paces.

[TechRepublic is a Windows centric site, so I was curious to read this review. As expected, he complains heavily about CLI, but has some good things to say about Zimbra. -- NoDough]

Open source gets arty

Open Source software was at the heart of multimedia coverage of this year's National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The Cue Online website is powered by Drupal, while CuePix is running a vanilla installation of Menalto's Gallery2. Cue is the official festival newspaper.

Can Linux Adoption Ever be Accurately Gauged?

Determining usage and growth of Free software has always been a challenge. For over a decade, arguments have been held – sometimes flamewars – whose central point was the usage level of software that is freely distributed. At the center of this debate, one typically finds the GNU/Linux operating system. Endless attempts have been made to count Linux users, but in the end this might always remain an impossibility.

Elive 1.0 is your new Linux gem.

This is the review of the latest stable release of Elive 1.0 which was released on 5th of July 2007. Elive 1.0 will enlighten you with E16 and E17 window manager and also make your PC as stable as a Debian system. Old PC? No problem!

Gentoo staging big UK conference July 14

The Gentoo Linux project team will host its UK 2007 community conference on Saturday, July 14, at University College London. A wide range of topics will be covered, from clustering to KDE, a project spokesperson said on the distro Web site. The event will be held in the Chatwick Lecture Theater at UCL. Doors will open at 10 a.m., and the day will finish at around 5 p.m., the spokesperson said.

Mail Notification helps unclutter the desktop

As its name implies, Mail Notification is a utility for keeping track of incoming mail and reading it in a popup window without activating your mail reader or moving other open applications. Simple to configure and easy to use, it is especially useful for watching multiple mailboxes.

PS3 $100 price cut arrives with hopes of a turnaround

As market watchers have predicted, Sony has dropped the price of its Playstation 3 console by US$100 ahead of the E3 expo in Santa Monica this week. The cut was widely expected but some had thought Sony may wait until closer to the holiday shopping season. The price cut has taken the PS3 60GB down to US$499 while a new 80GB model will fill the previous US$599 slot.

[Considering that it comes with Yellow Dog Linux on it I thought it would be of interest to our readers. - Scott]

Confessions of a Linux Fan: 10 Things You Might Want To Know Before Switching Over To Linux

Linux fans (myself included) love to argue to Windows users how much better the Linuxes are than Microsoft Windows. However (and there's always a however) we tend to be very selective on what we tell you when it comes to the minor details. Take this as a confession, as an admission of those details you might not necessarily like about Linux.

Slackware 12: The anti-'buntu

It's probably safe to say that today's desktop Linux users have come to expect a certain out-of-the-box experience ("OOBE"). This usually includes things like an easy-to-use, graphical installer, a good-looking desktop and graphical configuration tools. And then there's Slackware, which is more traditional. It's got a reputation for sacrificing ease-of-use in favor of letting the end user configure the system and its software by herself.

Python Magazine Lives

I have a confession to make: For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been leading a secret double life. By day, I’m a mild mannered system/network/database admin in academia. I also write some PHP, Perl, and Python code. By night, however, I’m an author and editor. My latest project is bigger than most. In fact, it’s an entire magazine. Devoted to Python. I am the Editor in Chief of the newly launched Python Magazine.

[Note that Python Magazine is a paid-for subscription magazine -- Sander]

Linux VS Windows usability

In my previous article of Why Linux STILL runs faster than Windows a reader left a comment asking about processes, command line interaction and system setup between Linux and Windows. I think what he is really wanting is a comparison of usability between Linux and Windows.

Wine-doors 0.1 aka Vinegar Finger released

I am proud to announce that after just over a year, 809 changes, and before LUG Radio Live wine-doors 0.1 has been branched in SVN, A tarball is available from the downloads page. Wine-doors is an application designed to make installing windows software on Linux, Solaris or other Unix systems easier. It is essentially a package management tool for windows software on Linux systems.

DistroWatch Weekly: First look at Elive 1.0, Kubuntu and KDE 4, NEPOMUK semantic desktop

  • DistroWatch.com; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Jul 9, 2007 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 28th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The all-new Slackware Linux 12.0 should have been the major story of the week, but it was the release of Elive 1.0 that stole some of Slackware's thunder; we will take a quick look at the Enlightenment-powered desktop distribution, link to an interesting interview with the project's founder, and explain why DistroWatch provides direct download links to the Elive CD images. In other news, Fedora's Max Spevack talks about the future and vision of the popular distribution, Kubuntu's Jonathan Ridell explains why KDE 4 will not be the default desktop in Gutsy Gibbon, and Mandriva's Adam Williamson introduces NEPOMUK, a new social semantic desktop technology for KDE. All this and more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly. Happy reading!

A brief hands-on with the Intel Classmate PC (with Linux)

Ars Technica recently got its hands on the new Intel Classmate laptop computer, one of the new projects competing for a share of school-aged computer users in developing countries. I was able to survey this machine thanks to Helio Chissini de Castro of Mandriva.

15 minutes to using your existing Windows install & apps in Ubuntu

Here’s a simple guide to using your existing Windows install inside Ubuntu - and still being able to start it from your hard disk if you need. Unlike previous guides, it takes around 15 minutes and doesn’t require any terminal use.

[I've seen lots of VMware tutorials but none that do easy migration of an existing Windows installation. Nice for those who need it. -- Sander]

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