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Wednesday, March 28, 2007





Tuesday, March 27, 2007

We're Moving!!

Keep and eye out boys and girls, we're moving to a new server and a new domain! Ill keep you up to date over the next few days!


Saturday, March 24, 2007

Adopting Ubuntu: Linux switch can be painless, free

For many people, e-mail, web surfing, picture editing, listening to music, making spreadsheets and basic word processing are just about all they do with their computers. Today's Macs and Windows PCs are impressive machines indeed, but their power- and price- can be overkill for the average computer user. If looking for a new computer, try Linux.

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Ubuntu + Beryl + World of Warcraft

So why exactly are you still using Windows?

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Beryl to re-merge with Compiz soon.

Quinn Storm, leader of the Beryl project just mailed the development list announcing the willingness of re-merging both projects.Instead of competing both communities and developers can now work together to bring us a new desktop experience.

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Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta

The Ubuntu 7.04 beta is now available. Get it while it's hot!

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Linux on the Desktop is Building Momentum

I have noticed that mention of Linux on the desktop seems to be building in the media, but it hasn't been clear if that noise correlated to more users actually switching to it. Based on the results of my admittedly unscientific poll, Linux does appear to be building momentum.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Linux MCE looks hot - Download Squad

MythTV, the popular Linux based PVR project, has been around for some time. It's nice, and it functions well, but it's only as functional as Windows Media Center Edition plus, it can be difficult to install and configure. Linux MCE, which wraps MythTV up into a nice package and places it squarely on top of the leading Linux distribution Ubuntu -- m

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Windows Applications in Ubuntu with a Seamless Desktop

A step by step tutorial on how to set up Windows applications to work seamlessly with the new Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn.

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Tremulous: the best open source game I've played

Tremulous, based on Quake3, is an open source game that blends a team based FPS (First-person shooter) with elements of an RTS (Real-time strategy). Its available on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows!

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"Linux isn't compatible with most existing computers"

The Austin American-Statesman, an otherwise excellent newspaper, publishes this outright falsehood in their article, "Dell Tests Consumer Preferences on Linux." (Free registration required.) Is this sloppy reporting, slopping editing, or both? Does a correction, seen by far fewer people, correct the misrepresentation?

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Beryl 0.2.0 Released

Beryl 0.2.0 is a complete overhaul of Beryl. The last stable release 0.1, featured a very fun, and eye-candy based compositing window manager. However, since it’s release, many parts of beryl have been rewritten, replaced, or simply dropped. The Beryl team has put in numerous hours to bring you this release. It’s filled with fun, eye-candy...

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Shuttleworth on pre-installing Linux

"There’s been a tremendous level of interest in the fact that pre-installed Linux is the #1 rated suggestion on Dell’s IdeaStorm. On the face of it, there is little question that Linux pre-installation is popular with customers. Why, then, is it so difficult to buy a PC in the US or Europe that has Linux on the hard drive?"

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines...

Great description of UNIX, Dos, Mac, Windows, NT, XP, and Linux!

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OpenCola - Open Source Coca Cola

OpenCola is a brand of cola unique in that the instructions for making it are freely available and modifiable. Anybody can make the drink, and anyone can modify and improve on the recipe as long as they, too, license their recipe under the GNU General Public License.

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13 Things to do immediately after installing Ubuntu

Article shows 13 Things to do , programs to install immediately after installing Ubuntu 6.10 to make it rock , shows how to Install DVD playing support,multimedia codecs,vlc,mplayer , beagle search ,gdesklets,ntfs-3g(NTFS Read/Write support),Making your Linux drive visible in windows ,installing Microsoft true type fonts and more.

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10 must have programs for a new Ubuntu user.

So I’ve done it, I’ve taken the plunge from windows to Linux. And I can truthfully say, I’m not looking back. My disto of choice, Ubuntu 6.10 edgy eft. I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 must have programs. This is not a complete list by any means, but it should save you a lot of time when you make the switch.

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Firefox 3.0 opens door to Web apps

When Firefox 3.0 is released later this year, the open-source browser is likely to contain a host of new features, including offline support for Web applications and new bookmark and search features.

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Bye bye MP3?

Is this the end of out loved format that changed the world (with the help of Napster)?I think it was just a matter of time until the open source will take over this area too.

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World's First Motherboard Using LinuxBIOS Released

The need for a Free BIOS is even more pressing since DRM and Treacherous Computing have found their way into some proprietary BIOSes and EFI. This is a huge victory that enables users to have full control over their own hardware.

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Friday, March 09, 2007


Hello everyone! Sorry about the recent lack of posting on this blog. Ive been working on PHP coding a new open source social networking script, which will power a new site I have in mind. which I will let you all in on when its done. Keep your eyes open for it. In the mean time, we are coming up on the release of Ubuntu Feisty and I will be around to cover that.

Recently I purchased a new test rig from MadTux, its a 3.2ghz Celeron system bundled with FreeSpire for $289.00. This will become my main linux testbed, so that I can try out all of the newest distros for you all. I figured having a mid-to-low range desktop will give me a better idea of what the general computer owner would encounter using new distros on older hardware.

Talk to you all soon. I'll be posting the unboxing when it shows up.