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09.08.08

Links 08/09/2008: Linux Mint 5 XFCE Released; Dell and OLPC Laptops

Posted in News Roundup at 3:57 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

GNOME bluefish

Dell

OLPC

  • Hacking the OLPC

    Getting the software side of things right took a little more effort. Sugar, the XO’s pre­installed version of Linux, may be a uniquely great operating ­ system for kids, but it really doesn’t cut it if you’re trying to do work‑work. Luckily, plenty of XO owners before me seem to have felt the same way. I quickly found some great step-by-step instructions for installing alternative ­versions of Linux, including Ubuntu, my choice for this project.

  • OLPC’s Amazon Notebook Linux Only

    “Contrary to some media reports, it will be a Linux-based XO Laptop that will be offered as part of the global initiative and not a dual-boot machine running both Windows and Linux,” OLPC said in a statement.

GNU/Linux

Linux RTOS

Multimedia

  • Weekend Project: Boxee, Part 2
  • Songbird 0.7.0, finally a functional player for linux!
  • MythTV Distro Roundup – Part 3: MythDora

    Overall I loved the system. It’s dead easy to setup, easy to use, and very flexible and expandable. If you ask which of the three distros I liked best, that would depend on what kind of person was using them (ie, newbie vs. experienced user) and how much they wanted to tinker. For the new user, MythDora is the king all the way. For hackability, tweakability, and just plain old uber geeky fiddling, I’d say MythBuntu. And if you’re a pioneer who likes to work with young distros or projects that are just getting off the ground, KnoppMyth would be the one for you.

    And that brings us to the end of our roundup, since these are really the only mainstream MythTV distros available right now. There are others, but given none that are classified as actual “distros” just yet, we’ll be stopping here. In the future, we’ll keep looking at more as soon as they become available.

F/OSS

Awards

VoIP

Leftovers

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  1. Victor Soliz said,

    September 8, 2008 at 10:58 pm

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