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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Fedora 7 is out: build your own version with Revisor.

http://www.redhatmagazine.com

Fedora 7 (not Fedora Core 7) is out. The web will be buzzing with reviews and feature sets. Here is an excellent article on Red Hat Magazine about new graphical tools to build live and installable ISOs - including the new Revisor which will be in the software repositories soon.

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Integrating Firefox and Thunderbird into KDE

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Ever since I first fired up KDE on openSuSE, I’ve been in love. The KDE interface just swept me off my feet. But there’s always been one nagging thing. Firefox and Thunderbird stick out like two sore thumbs. They don’t look like KDE apps (see figure 1 and figure 4), they don’t work with KDE programs (like KPrinter), and they just don’t feel like they belong in KDE.

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The dark art of removing the Flash plugin from Firefox in Ubuntu Linux

http://www.insidesocal.com

But how to get rid of Flash? It's not so easy. Mozilla's help pages offer instructions on how to expunge Flash from Windows and Mac OS X, but nothing on getting rid of it in Linux. It's not an installed package, so Synaptic doesn't even know it's there. Apt-get also knows nothing. Why? Because it's hidden.

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60 days with Ubuntu

http://jyquentel.wordpress.com

"I have been using Ubuntu for approximately 2 months now. This has been a fairly monogamous relationship, I think I booted Windows all of twice, mostly because I had to go to a specific site that uses IE7 streaming capabilities. I know I can install IE7 in Ubuntu, but I am not that devious. So, how does it feel like?"

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PCLinuxOS 2007 installation review and first impressions

http://alternativenayk.wordpress.com

Never have I had such an incident free installation procedure before. Really! I’m not joking. There’s literally nothing much (in terms of problems) to report. My installation of PCLinuxOS 2007 was simple and error free.

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Mark Shuttleworth Talks Dell, Hardware, Ubuntu 7.10 and More

http://www.phoronix.com

In addition to Ubuntu he also established HBD Venture Capital and is involved with several other free software projects. Earlier today we had spoke with Mark Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu.

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New Gentoo 2007.0 Release Gets Mixed Review

http://distrocenter.linux.com

Gentoo's recently released version 2007.0 gets a fair-to-middling review from Linux.com.

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Ubuntu 7.04 Wins a "100 Best Products of 2007 Award" from PC World

http://www.ubuntu.com

"LONDON, May 23, 2007 – Ubuntu 7.04, commercially sponsored by Canonical Ltd., was honored by PC World with a 100 Best Products of 2007 Award. The article is available now on PCWorld.com, and will also be featured in the July 2007 issue of PC World, which hits newsstands June 12."

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Web controls are ugly in Firefox! And how to fix them

http://osnovice.blogspot.com

For some reason, web controls are rather ugly in Firefox when it is run under Linux (I am talking about running Firefox under Ubuntu Linux 7.04, Feisty Fawn and Gnome). It is particularly the case with radio buttons. Fortunately there is a fix for this issue.

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TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

http://polishlinux.org

TrueCrypt is free software that encrypts data “on-the-fly”. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory. TrueCrypt is portable -- it works on GNU/Linux and Windows. Worried about losing your valuable data when your laptop gets stolen? Don't wait and encrypt your data now!

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Security Report: Windows vs GNU/Linux

http://www.theregister.co.uk

A well-researched article that answers many questions.

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Created by mercr 7 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 7 weeks ago
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