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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Mark Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu perspective

http://ztrek.blogspot.com

I’m a fan of Ubuntu Linux, and think that Mark Shuttleworth is a good guy. However, to many in the Linux community, the South African entrepreneur is a rock star, a god. What’s more, Ubuntu Linux is seen by many as the first, and only, Linux distribution that might have a shot at gaining market share on the desktop.

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10 Things To Do After You Install Ubuntu

http://sheehantu.wordpress.com

Ubuntu is a great distro, but it still needs some slight tweaking to get it just right. I’m going to show you how to use Automatix2 to get your OS perfected. For those of you unfamiliar with Automatix2, its basically software that makes installing add-on software easier in Ubuntu.

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Mandriva CEO: We Will Not 'Pay Protection Money'

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Mandriva has become the third major Linux distributor to publicly announce it has no intention to join Microsoft in licensing and non-litigation pacts. Red Hat and Ubuntu have made similar statements, while Novell, Xandros and Linspire have partnered with Microsoft in sharing licensed technology and agreeing not to sue each other over possible patent infringements.

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Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth: Prepare for the Shared Software Tidal Wave

http://www.linuxinsider.com

"I was poor. I was desperate. I wanted to be on this bandwagon of this Internet thing, and I wanted to find a business that wouldn't require large amounts of bandwidth or large amounts of capital. The key was Linux. It was Linux that let me connect to the Net so I could start soaking up this knowledge," said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux.

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Why Red Hat doesn't need a deal with Microsoft

http://www.linux.com

The trade press reported a lot of rumors this past week about the chances for a patent protection pact between Red Hat and Microsoft similar to the agreements Microsoft negotiated with Novell, Xandros, and Linspire. Red Hat doesn't appear to be interested in the least. Here's why.

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How to revive an old PC

http://www.theinquirer.net

ONE OF MY INTERESTS is in recycling and reusing older computers. With the right choice of software, even a five-year-old computer can be a fast, responsive machine with bags of life left in it.

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A Roundup of Free Operating Systems

http://www.informit.com

Whenever people thinks of a free operating system (if they do), the odds are that they will think of Linux, a clone of UNIX from 1991. They also might think of one or more of the BSDs, UNIX-derivatives dating back to the early ’80s. Let’s face it, though—UNIX is pretty boring. It was great for a PDP-11, and it gets the job done now, but it’s not exactly exciting.

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How to control Firefox using Vim keybindings

http://www.linux.com

Vim users stick with Vim in no small part because muscle memory is so powerful -- once you've learned Vim's keybindings, it's possible to be extremely productive in Vim without ever taking your hands off the keyboard. If you'd like to imbue Firefox with Vim power, embrace the Vimperator extension. Vimperator turns Firefox into a no-nonsense, modal Web browser.

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The $15 Laptop and Damn Small Linux 3.3

http://www.insidesocal.com

Who thought a 233 MHz laptop with 64 MB of RAM -- one purchased for $15, mind you -- could run so damn well. I've been using Firefox to handle my e-mail (and now to post this entry), with Damn Small Linux 3.3 as the Linux distro, and I must say that I am very, very pleased with the way everything's working.

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Corporate Desktop 4.0: The Desktop You Are Looking For

http://lxer.com

Mandriva is proud to announce the release of Corporate Desktop 4.0, the brand new version of its enterprise-dedicated work station.

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Prof Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery - A beautiful puzzle game for Linux

http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com

Remember the time when I reviewed a very beautiful game called FizzBall which runs on Linux and which was developed by a young gaming company called Grubby games ? Well, they have released yet another game called "Prof. Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery" - this time a game of puzzles. The protagonist of the new game is again Prof.

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Relive a classic, penguin style

http://fosswire.com

How long did you use to spend sitting in front of a PC or NES playing the classic Lemmings? Don’t lie. That’s right, countless hours. Well, prepare to do it all over again in the open-source game Pingus.

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Yahoo Censoring Open Source

http://slated.org

According to avid Yahoo'er, Amanda Kerik, Yahoo seems to have developed a policy of censoring answers in their "Yahoo! Answers" service, if that answer contains a suggestion to use Open Source alternatives to Microsoft software.

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Ubuntu on a $99 computer

http://p2pnet.net

Chipzilla is doing everything it can to undercut MIT's One Laptop Per Child project not, sadly, in the name of helping disadvantaged kids in Africa and elsewhere, but instead to pander to the God of the Bottom Line. But it's not the only game in town and another cheap system is quietly trundling along in the background.

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Plans for Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) revealed

http://arstechnica.com

Development plans for Ubuntu 7.10 (codenamed Gutsy Gibbon) were announced last night on the Ubuntu development mailing list. Scheduled for official release in late October, Gutsy Gibbon will include version 2.6.22 of the Linux kernel, GNOME 2.20, and Xorg 7.3. Kubuntu 7.10 will feature KDE 3.5.7 and offer optional packages for KDE 4.0 RC2.

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