End User

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Linspire CEO singing a different tune after Microsoft deal

http://enterprise.linux.com

When Linspire 6.0 is released next month, it will include the fruits of the recently announced marriage between Linspire and Microsoft. Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony says he has been in talks with Microsoft for about a year and a half before reaching an agreement.

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Ubuntu Studio Review

http://performancepccanada.com

A weakness in multimedia production (or at least the perception of) has long been the Achilles’ heel of Linux. Yes, major Hollywood productions use Linux and there are a smattering of graphics and audio programs, but there has never been a comprehensive and cohesive collection of media creation tools for the average user—until now.

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A New Adventure! Windows Mobile and Ubuntu Linux

http://www.pocketpcmag.com

I was almost sure that there would be no way to synchronize my Windows Mobile Outlook information (contacts, tasks, schedule, etc.) with Ubuntu. But after a bit of tinkering this morning I'm amazed to report that I am able to synchronize with Ubuntu! Not only is this fact amazing standing by itself, it is even more incredible when one considers that I cannot even synchronize this data with Vista

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Goodbye Vista, Hello Ubuntu

http://www.rodtempleton.net

"After talking about it for awhile, last night I disconnected my drive with Vista installed on it and reconnected a 30GB Maxtor drive which I then installed Ubuntu Linux on from the live CD. "

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Jobs does Windows with open source

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Think of Safari as Apple outreach. Apple is the most proprietary company in the computing universe, more proprietary even than Microsoft. It’s tossing some open source code over the side, wondering what the so-called “community” will do with it.

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Palm Positions New Foleo PC as Smartphone Companion

http://www.newsfactor.com

With the Foleo, Palm is clearly hoping to leverage the open-source community as well as third-party developers. The companion's synchronization architecture is open, the company said, and it uses a Linux-based operating system. Web access is via the Opera browser.

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Taiwan Firm to Launch Open Source Mobile Phone

http://www.linuxinsider.com

A Taiwanese hardware manufacturer is gearing up to begin mass producing a mobile phone based on open source software, according to sources in Taipei. The NEO1973, from First International Computer, is planned as the first of a series of phones based around the OpenMoko platform.

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Free Gizmo VoIP client rings up AIM, MSN

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Internet phone service provider SIPphone, whose Gizmo Project software enables Linux, Windows, and Mac users to make free phone calls using their PCs, announced this week that it has added support for the AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger networks.

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OpenOffice Sports All-Around Improvements

http://www.eweek.com

"Going head to head with Microsoft 2007, the latest version of the free-for-all OpenOffice.org touts across-the-board improvements in the software's word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation applications."

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20 Firefox Extensions That Will Save You Money

http://www.savingadvice.com

Immerse yourself in Firefox goodness while indulging your inner frugal fantasies. Here are 20 extensions that are sure to help you save some cash.

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Danger from the Deep - 0.3.0 release

http://www.linux-gamers.net

Danger from the Deep, an Open Source World War II german uboat simulation, striving for technical and historical accuracy, is now in its 0.3 incarnation. This latest version features a considerable amount of new features as well as tons of bug fixes. Amongst the new features, Dangerdeep now appears in full OpenGL2.0/GLSL1.1 goodness.

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Microsoft Upgrades, Apple Revises, Linux Rests in Zen

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Microsoft's Vista is out and Apple's Leopard is poised, but as far as Linux goes, well, hey, it's open source. That means there aren't millions of dollars in the piggy bank for a catchy media blitz. Quite frankly, if its last major revision was in 2003, why would there be? Linux has gotten so efficient that major releases have been repeatedly postponed because of lack of need.

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Nat Friedman: Choose Vista + ignore Linux desktops = face shareholders’ wrath

http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.techtarget.com

"“If you don’t evaluate Linux desktops, you may be liable to your shareholders because you’re spending an enormous amount of money to upgrade to Vista without a demonstrable ROI,” said open source developer turned Novell exec Nat Friedman during our recent conversation."

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Fedora 7 Rivals Ubuntu's Ease of Use

http://www.maximumpc.com

In a review by Maximum PC, Fedora 7 was described as rivaling Ubuntu's ease of use. Is it time you checked out this GNU/Linux distribution?

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Setting up a Freebsd Multimedia Desktop

http://www.raiden.net

Of all the many wonderful and free operating systems out there, few can begin to meet or surpass the quality, stability, and structured operation of FreeBSD. That’s why I like it so much and have used it for years.

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