End User

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End User - free software for the end user - distros for the non-guru (Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, etc.), desktops, browsers, games, multimedia software, desktop utilities, media players, basic-intermediate howtos, basic/standard hardware and devices, etc.
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Dell to offer Ubuntu on more systems

http://www.desktoplinux.com

"Dell isn't resting on its recent consumer Linux PC laurels. The computing giant has added a new laptop -- the Inspiron 1420 Notebook -- to its Ubuntu Linux 7.04 offering. It is also replacing the Dimension E520 desktop with the new, low-priced Inspiron 530."

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Red Hat's Exchange roars like a muted lamb

http://www.channelregister.co.uk

Launched last month, RHX, as the kids call it, was meant to solidify Red Hat's place as the epicenter of all things tied to Linux servers. As it turns out, RHX has met with a lukewarm reception. The program appears to have shot right past the Linux evangelists, who usually seem tapped in to all things penguin.

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Review: Yoggie Pico personal firewall that runs Linux

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Yoggie's innovative Yoggie Pico may well be the first hardware firewall that is truly practical for mobile workers running Windows-based computers. The device appears to work well, except for a simplistic web-based user interface that may not satisfy technical users.

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openSUSE to compete with Edubuntu?

http://education.zdnet.com

At first blush, the new offering, with a proposed release this fall, appears to have the makings of a serious competitor. Designed as an add-on “EDU-CD” to accompany the upcoming 10.3 release of openSUSE, the so-called “SLEducator” is designed to “[ease] the installation and configuration of an educational network and student desktop.”

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How Ruby can enable the Web 2.0 Platform...

http://duncan-cragg.org

"...Again, if you're going to be a general purpose platform, you need to be able to fetch, update, notify and display that data. Web 2.0 integration usually happens via JSON data structures and REST interfaces..."

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Google and Linux Join Forces for Google OS

http://www.osweekly.com

"In the past, we have explored the reality that, in many forms, the much anticipated "Google OS" has long since already arrived. But recently, there have been strong indicators that Google may be positioning for something more. And today, we will explore what this might look like if it were to actually happen."

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Wubi - The Easiest Way to Linux

http://wubi-installer.org

Wubi is an unofficial Ubuntu installer for Windows users that will bring you into the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other application. If you heard about Linux and Ubuntu, if you wanted to try them but you were afraid, this is for you

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Firefox 3 and Google team up for offline apps

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

Mozilla and Google are collaborating on an effort to make web applications work offline.

Firefox 3 will be the first internet browser to offer offline web application support when it launches at the end of this year

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Two Gnome easter eggs

http://www.arsgeek.com

Want to have a little bit of fun with your Gnome desktop? here are a few easter eggs for you.

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Firefox extension takes the pane out of windows

http://www.linux.com

Ever wished you could display more than one site in Firefox at a time? I'm not talking about tabbed browsing, I'm talking about seeing two sites next to one another without having to juggle two browser windows. Firefox doesn't do this natively, but with the Split Browser extension, you can juggle two or more sites in one browser window

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Trevino's Ubuntu Repository: feisty eyecandy

http://download.tuxfamily.org

Many eyecandy 3D apps like Beryl, Compiz, OpenCompositing Compiz Tools and Plugins and kiba-dock snapshots built under Feisty by Treviño using latest available (working) sources from git/svn/cvs...

You can use apt to download and install the packages. Use the following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list and use the command sudo apt-get update to enable downloading from this component.

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SuperTux, another videgame for Linux

http://fosswire.com

Jacob’s recent post on Lemmings clone Pingus reminded me of a similar game (similar in the penguin content anyway) which is also great fun to play and can give you that nostalgic feeling. It is basically a Super Mario clone, called SuperTux. Unsurprisingly, instead of the moustached man, you control everyone’s favourite operating system mascot, Tux.

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FireFTP: FTP client extension for Firefox

http://www.linux.com

Why bother using a dedicated FTP client when you can use FireFTP? This nifty extension turns Firefox into a full-fledged FTP tool, so you can transfer files back and forth without leaving the browser. FireFTP offers all the features you'd expect from a decent FTP client.
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Installing FireFTP is a matter of clicking on its .xpi package and restarting Firefox.

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Novell's hack week starts Mon, Jun 25 2007

http://idea.opensuse.org

From June 25th - 29th, Novell’s hundreds of Linux engineers will spend five days working alone or on teams on open source projects of their own devising. Some will contribute to existing open source projects; some will forge new paths. This event is occurring in seven main engineering sites around the globe: Beijing, Bangalore, Prague, Nuernberg, Boston, Provo, and Portland.

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Ubuntu'd, you're getting a Dell

http://lxer.com

The story of a new Dell laptop.
The finale is the best part: "Since then, I've had only one opportunity to use her laptop. I used it to check my email. It was fast, and beautiful, and hers. That's right, I had to give it right back to her. My little one has grown up. As much as it hurts, Linux no longer needs me to support non-geek users."

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