Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu 8.04: A Preliminary Look

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| Overall, what we’re seeing with Ubuntu 8.04, in all its flavors, is a
| refinement of the user experience through the interface, be it GNOME, KDE, or
| Xfce; a stabler and more intuitive installation path; a friendlier boot
| loader (GRUB); and updates to the base applications and file management
| features. File sharing and virtualization of Windows have also received some
| attention, so that you’ll be on firmer ground than ever for playing nicely
| with XP and even Vista on the same machine as your Linux installation.


Hidden Linux: Hardy - The way I like it (Part II)

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| Here's some more setups I used on my laptop configuring Ubuntu 8.04
| (aka "Hardy Heron") so it's just the way I like it.


gNewSense 2.0

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| GIMP, Pidgin, and OpenOffice are installed. Firefox is not (it's MPL, not
| GPL-licensed). If you either don't know the difference between the two or
| don't care, I understand. Epiphany is the default web browser.
| Aside from a few additions to the lineup (Emacs, GCC and the text-based BSD
| games package) pretty much everything else is the same default program setup
| as Ubuntu.
| I noticed a few holdovers in the Add/Remove programs menu that I was
| surprised by. There was a check box for NDISWrapper and the Nvidia drivers.



French police deal blow to Microsoft

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| The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft
| for the free Linux operating system, becoming one of the biggest
| administrations in the world to make the break. *


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be? *
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.


The brazilian Election Supreme Court migrates 430 thousand voting machines to
GNU / Linux

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| The brazilian Election Supreme Court announced at April 4th 2008, that the
| 2008 elections at Brazil will use GNU / Linux electronic voting machines with
| software digital authentication. *
| The Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (the brazilian Election Supreme Court),
| officially announced on April 4th, 2008, that the brazilian 2008 elections
| will use 430 thousand electronic voting machines migrated from VirtuOS and
| Windows CE to GNU / Linux and open source softwares for security and auditing
| defined by proper law. * *