Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mandriva Live CD with Firebird

A Mandriva Live CD with Firebird has been compiled by Our Man in Mandriva, Philippe Makowski. Current version has Mandriva 2007.1, Firebird 2.0.1 Classic, Flamerobin, Ibwebadmin and kinterbasdb. More info and download links at the Firebird 2.0.1 Downloads page

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And the Winner is ---

For those who are curious to see the trophies Firebird won in the recent Community Choice awards, there's a photo to view. The gizmos make horrible noises. The engraved marble plinths weigh 2 Kgs each...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Super-Easy Ubuntu Setup From Windows - For Windows Users Eager To Try Linux

Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows that lets you install and uninstall Ubuntu from a Windows desktop. Ubuntu is installed within a file in the Windows file system, this file is seen by Ubuntu as a real hard disk. That way the hard drive does not have to be repartitioned before the Ubuntu installation.[This will make ubuntu easier to install on windows machines and on users who don't want to risk partitioning the disks ]

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flamerobin/firebird livecd+bootable usb key with mandriva

Philippe Makowski made a Mandriva Live CD with FirebirdInside is Mandriva 2007.1, Firebird 2.0.1 Classic, Flamerobin, Ibwebadmin,kinterbasdb

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flamerobin/firebird livecd with ubuntu feisty fawn

you can download the final live cd from this page and you can read the guide on how it was created

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OOXML: nice little standard?

Got to see this to believe it. Yes, it's authentic!

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Convert YouTube Videos To Simulated Stereo MP3s

This article provides a Linux Bash command-line version and a GUI version for converting a Google YouTube video to a simulated stereo MP3. (YouTube stores their videos in mono sound.) The GUI version was written in XUL, Javascript, and Bash.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Steve Jobs' iPhone open letter: What he says and what he *means*

In response to the furore from avid, but out of pocket Apple fans, Jobs was compelled to write an open letter to the masses... So we read between the lines.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

OOXML, the past. ODF, the future.

[although Romania voted yes with some kind of bribe involved we all can say now goodbye ooxml and thank for all the poison]There have been many lessons learned in the last few months. Let’s use that knowledge to improve how we make standards. Let’s innovate. Let’s write some great new code. Let’s give our users a superb choice of applications that can all share the same information, no matter who writes the software.

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #55

Ubuntu Community Marketing Team is proud to release the 55th issue of its Community Weekly Newsletter. In this issue we cover: Introducing Hardy Heron 8.04, Full Circle Magazine - Issue #4, Month Of Screen Casts 2007, Kubuntu was represented at the FrOSCon 2007, Ubuntu HQ: Community powered News, Gutsy Release Parties, and much more.

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