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Ubuntu Dapper adds graphical installer goodness

The next version of Ubuntu, Dapper Drake, is making its slow way to a finished product, with the fourth version of its Flight CD available yesterday. The most notable addition is Espresso, a graphical installer that runs from the live CD.

Interview with Mark Shuttleworth

  • Free Software Magazine; By Tony Mobily (Posted by fsmdave on Feb 20, 2006 7:00 AM EDT)
Mark agreed on releasing an interview about anything and everything

OpenWengo's VoIP Firefox extension

GPL-licensed VoIP client WengoPhone is now available as an extension for Mozilla Firefox. The software uses SIP and defaults to the patent-free Speex audio codec. Parent company Neuf Telecom offers the optional Wengo call-out service to connect users to the public telephone network. Windows and Mac builds are available now, with Linux on the way.

How to Build a Linux Service Business



Interested in enhancing your project by adding an efficient service function. Open source solutions exist that can help you build a high quality, low cost solution. Interested? Read on.

Free software's obligation

With sincere apologies to Pablo Neruda for this parody on "The Poet's Obligation."

Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? Fedora, Mandrake and Slackware

Currently I have 4 main machines being used at home(work at home. I use Fedora Core 4 ( dual monitors and triple boot FC4 Mandriva 2006 and XP), Fedora Core 3 (dual monitors), Mandriva 2006, and Slackware 10.

Help save the endangered time servers

Someone stops you on the street and asks "Hey, do you know what time it is?" You tell him and continue on your way. But what if it was hundreds of thousands of people every day, because they didn't know who else to ask? You might decide to not answer any more. That's the situation that some important Internet time servers are in, and some simple changes in your computer's configuration can help ease the strain.

DistroWatch Weekly: DistroWatch meets Mark Shuttleworth

  • DistroWatch.com; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Feb 20, 2006 12:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 8th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux and one of the most prominent personalities of the Free Software world, is the focus of today's issue. The featured article is then followed by a news round-up quoting Mandriva's position on Xgl, discussing the current delays in the development of both SUSE Linux 10.1 and Fedora Core 5, revealing "Ebuntu", a new Ubuntu derivative with Enlightenment 17, and monitoring the career path of Daniel Robbins, the founder of Gentoo Linux. The issue concludes with the usual sections detailing the upcoming releases and new distributions. Happy reading! Join us at irc.freenode.net #distrowatch

Ubuntu founder visits RP, holds collaboration talks

  • Manila Bulletin; By MELVIN G. CALIMAG (Posted by tadelste on Feb 20, 2006 12:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, whose other claim to fame is being the second "space tourist" in history, visited the Philippines for less than 24 hours early this month to conduct collaboration talks with industry stakeholders.

Flight CD 4

  • Mailing list; By Colin Watson (Posted by tadelste on Feb 19, 2006 11:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hello world,

Filtering Kids' Internet with Linux

You're probably just using your Linux workstation at home to get on the Internet. But those spare cycles in the background could be used to filter your kids' web surfing with minimal impact to you.

Mozilla Thunderbird tabbed browsing effort stalls

  • ZDNet Australia; By Renai LeMay (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 19, 2006 9:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
An attempt to bring Firefox-style tabbed browsing of e-mail messages to the upcoming version 2.0 of Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client has come to a standstill.

Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? Debian

Debian! What else?

Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? Linspire

I use Linspire because it's easy to support and lets me concentrate on doing a job rather than futzing with the OS.

Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? SUSE

I am a committed Suse user, although try other distros too.

Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? Mepis 3.3.1

I use Simply Mepis 3.3.1 for 90% of everything I do. It just flat out works for me, and comes with everything but a music studio, which is why windows is still here......

Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? Debian Sarge

I used to try out different Linux desktops (RedHat, Suse, Ubuntu), and finally ended up running Debian Sarge.

What Linux distribution do you use as a desktop? Debian Testing and Unstable



Fedora Core 3 ... became my default desktop until late this past year when Debian Sarge was loaded followed by packages from mainly Testing and a few from Unstable on the tower.

Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? Ubuntu

Four months ago i made my full switch to linux at the age of 17 with Ubuntu (previously i messed around with floppix, a predecessor to the now popular live-cd distros).

Oracle's open source push ruffles feathers

  • Computerworld Australia; By Rodney Gedda (Posted by tadelste on Feb 19, 2006 2:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Australian JBoss users are bracing themselves for an Oracle raid in the wake of mounting speculation that the software giant's CEO Larry Ellison plans to include the J2EE application server provider in his ongoing, open source acquisition spree.

Speculation is rife that JBoss, which has a long list of local customers such as Queensland Transport, which oversees the all state's road and motoring matters, Centrelink and Optus, is Ellison's next target.

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