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Monday, May 21, 2007

Desktop Linux News : - 21/05/2007

Hello this is new section on this site in which i would post important news,Links,Tutorials pertaining Desktop Linux twice a week , i would continue to write interesting articles in addition to posting news collected from different source on the internet, : -


Desktop Linux News : - 21/05/2007

Hot News : -

1. War of Words between OLPC and Intel

Chip-maker Intel "should be ashamed of itself" for efforts to undermine the USD 100 laptop initiative, according to its founder Nicholas Negroponte. He accused Intel of selling its own cut-price laptop - the Classmate - below cost to drive him out of markets.



PCLinuxOS 2007 Final Relased

Texstar and the Ripper Gang are pleased to announce the final release of PCLinuxOS 2007. Featuring kernel 2.6.18.8, KDE 3.5.6, Open Office 2.2.0, Firefox 2.0.0.3, Thunderbird 2.0, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Beryl 3D and much much more. Almost 2 gigs of software compressed on a single self bootable LiveCD

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PCLinuxOS 2007 Final Now Available at LinuxTracker.org


Linuxtracker.org is pleased to announce the availability of PCLinuxOS 2007 Final on the linuxtracker bittorrent network.

3. 139$ PC With Linux Preinstalled :)

MadTux and Vector Linux today announced a Linux PC for the rock-bottom price of $139 (keyboard, monitor, and optical drive not included

4. Dell announces the models for Ubuntu

We will be launching a Linux based OS (Ubuntu) on the E520, 1505 and XPS 410 starting next Thursday, 5/24. We expect these systems to be less than 1% of our OS mix for the entire year which is ~20,000 systems annually.

5. Mark Shuttleworth : - Microsoft is not the real threat

Much has been written about Microsoft’s allegation of patent infringements in Linux (by which I’m sure they mean GNU/Linux Eye-wink ). I don’t think Microsoft is the real threat, and in fact, I think Microsoft and the Linux community will actually end up fighting on the same side of this issue.

And I’m pretty certain that, within a few years, Microsoft themselves will be strong advocates against software patents. Why? Because Microsoft is irrevocably committed to shipping new software every year, and software patents represent landmines in their roadmap which they are going to step on, like it or not, with increasing regularity. They can’t sit on the sidelines of the software game - they actually have to ship new products. And every time they do that, they risk stepping on a patent landmine

Cool Tutorials : -

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Did you know these basic Firefox Tips?

A Neat Collection of Really small and great Firefox tips (yummy) , You May know those BIG things But Did you know these?

2. Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme. This walkthrough shows how to install it.

3. Four ways to hide information inside image and sound objects

Here's a look at some useful tools that you can use to hide and unveil sensitive information inside an object. Most of these programs and tools are available in package repositories for different Linux distributions.

4. HOW TO: Share Firefox and Thunderbird data files between ubuntu and windows

f you want to share sent/received emails , bookmarks, addons of firefox and thunderbird between ubuntu and windows then read this tutorial !

5. How-to: Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive

This tutorial will show how-to install Ubuntu on a usb stick. Even though this tutorial uses Ubuntu as its base distribution, you could virtually use any type of Linux liveCD distribution.

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