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06.03.08

Links 03/06/2008: Distribution Reviews; KDE4 Showcase; More GNU/Linux from ASUS

Posted in News Roundup at 2:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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GNU/Linux

  • Microsoft Free – One year later

    All I can say is that for the last year, I have been using Open Source exclusively and I am loving it!

  • Mandriva Powerpack 2008 Spring – a question of price

    Overall, the Powerpack releases by Mandriva have impressed me greatly. Note that these are not free. They are based on the free distribution but include a variety of proprietary drivers and components not offered in the free version. Of course, the components may be downloaded and added to the free version.

  • Desktop Linux Face-Off: Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Fedora 9

    For users who are already familiar with Linux, Fedora 9 is an excellent choice. Robust security features and installation options make it somewhat more versatile than Ubuntu, which offers a more streamlined (and therefore more restricted) installation.

  • How to Build a $150 Linux-based PC Through Online Deals and Coupons

    Linux is free and that’s a beautiful thing. (That one’s for the Michael Bolton fans in the audience. Thank you, sir. You can sit down now.) If you need to use Microsoft Office for word processing or Excel worksheets, you can download the ‘international open standard format’ at OpenOffice.org for, you guessed it, zero dollars.

Kernel

ASUS

  • Asus officially announces Eee Box details

    Asus is selling a variety of other Eee Box configurations around the world, but it will have three available in the U.S. One for $269 comes with 1GB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, and an unspecified version of Linux. Another Linux-based model comes with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive for $299. Finally, a Windows XP-based version with 1GB or RAM and an 80GB hard drive will sell for $299.

  • Asustek to Launch IMac Rival in September
  • Not Just a Flash in the Pan

    Moreover, the availability of this system will stand in stark contrast to the sclerotic Windows Vista that is also on the machine. Users will be able to compare first hand the gulf that separates the two systems, and will be faced with an interesting choice: watch the gazelle-like GNU/Linux spring into life in a few seconds or hang around waiting minutes for Vista to rise with the grace of a comatose Kraken to the surface of digital consciousness.

  • Review: Asus EeePC 900

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  1. Gopal said,

    June 3, 2008 at 3:10 am

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    Just saw this – IBM has released ver 1.0 of the Lotus Symphony suite
    http://symphony.lotus.com/software/lotus/symphony/releasenotes.jspa

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