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Ubuntu 7.10 is Gutsy: Will Have Compiz By Default

The Ubuntu Technical Board has voted in favor of having Compiz Fusion enabled by default in Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”. Compiz has been enabled since work on Ubuntu 7.10 started, but it was not certain if it would make the final release.

EU court upholds Microsoft anti-trust decision

A European Union court on Monday dismissed Microsoft's appeal against the 2004 ruling which found the company had abused its dominant market position to score over rivals.

SUPERGUIDE: The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

In the first of this multi-part series we send in Ashton Mills to take on the challenge of using nothing but Linux and open source software... for absolutely everything. Will he find nirvana in the process, or lose all his hair in frustration? Follow him in and find out.

This is probably the most boring screenshot ever, but it’s an important one.Against all odds, Ubuntulite fights back

This is probably the most boring screenshot ever, but it’s an important one.

Setup and Spoof Deluge Bittorrent Client for Private torrent Trackers

Ok i am a member of sceneaccess.org a private bittorrent site for the underground scene, and I was stuck using transmission which is a decent client but I prefer Deluge. Here is a simple howto, to setup Deluge to spoof the client id to uTorrent...

Amarok will support iPod Classic

If you bought an iPood Classic and found out it didnt let you add music in Linux, you can rest now because Amarok will support the new iPod Classic, and hopefully the other new models too.

Compiz-Fusion in Kubuntu, Not Just Eye-Candy Baby!

So compiz-fusion is the neat new whiz-bang thing out on the block. While I was on my ATI graphics card I half-lamented and half-scoffed the very neat-looking but not quite practical screen shots and video captures from those playing around with Beryl and Compiz. Now that I’ve got my sweet little System76 with an Intel GPU, I can run Compiz in my Free Software environment, and I must confess that there is some real meat in there; it’s not all just eye-candy.

Countdown: 3 Days for GNOME 2.2

Mark this September 19th, because thats the release date for GNOME 2.2, here you have the release notes.

Ubuntu Month of Screencasts: Burning an Ubuntu CD using Nero

 

 

Burning (writing) an Ubuntu CD using Nero under Windows.

New commercial Linux game slated by year end

Hothead Games will soon be launching a new title based on the popular online Penny Arcade comic strip. Even better, the new game will be available for several platforms at its launch, including Linux.

Compiz Fusion Site up, with new Icon design

There has been a remodelation and redesign of the Compiz Fusion Homepage, using their new Icon set and with a new design.

Pidgin 2.2.0 package released for Ubuntu Feisty (setup & installation instructions)

This release incorporate improvements from Google Summer of Code 2007, Myspace IM, and bug fixes.

This release includes enhancement on the XMPP protocol made by Andreas Monitzer during the Google Summer of Code for Adium, more information can be found on Adium page.

Another feature I really enjoy is the ability to revert to the old gaim layout. For instance, a new entry in the menu Buddy->Show allows you to show protocol icons in the buddy list, right-clicking the empty space in the formatting toolbar allows you to toggle back to the old "ungrouped" version...

OpenOffice 2.3 Released

There you go, and i know you were waiting it. So, go and get it!

Export Pictures to Picasa, Flickr,SmugMug,23hq,web album with Ubuntu


I have searched all over the web for an application/hack to do this and I finally found something since google's picasa doesnt do it yet which is sad.  This is how ya do it...

Ubuntu Month of Screencasts: Skype on Ubuntu Linux

 

 

This screencast covers the following topics:-

  • Downloading the Skype installation package
  • Installing Skype
  • Performing a test call
  • Using Skype to make a call

Wall Street Journal’s Mossberg Gives Ubuntu a Look

Yes, The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg is an influential guy. He can make-or-break products with his columns and product reviews. And he has taken a look at Ubuntu.

The dangers of automatic updates

When I started using GNU/Linux eight years ago, I was dumbfounded to encounter Debian users who started their day by upgrading their entire system. Yet now, with the updaters that sit in the notification trays of recent GNOME and KDE-based distributions, I realize that these daily upgraders were not daredevils, but pioneers in the idea that all upgrades are desirable.

An open source "Second Life" for Linden Lab

Linden Lab, the creator of online virtual community Second Life, released its viewer earlier this year with a GPL 2.0 license, adding a clause called the "FLOSS exception," which releases developers using certain open source licenses from the requirement that any derivative works be licensed under the GPL.

Wine 0.9.45 its out and ready to be downloaded

Go get your cup and serve yourself some Wine, 'cause v 0.9.45 its out and ready to be downloaded.

Pidgin 2.2 is out!

Here you got the new release of pidgin, this multi messenger client. Enjoy ;)

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