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Dell Open Source

Dell & Ubuntu

After extensive testing, Dell PCs featuring Ubuntu are now shipping with version 7.10. In addition to new 3D visual effects, an easy-to-use desktop search engine and pre-installed Flash, we’ve added native DVD playback and improved back up, recovery and restore options."

Alien Arena 2007

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Alien Arena is a completely free FPS started by COR Entertainment in 2004 comprising of a science fiction ambience and a Quake like gameplay. This game is playable in single player mode against bots, but the action and thrill lies at the online multiplayer mode. Features of the Alien Arena 2007 include an internal server browser for finding other people to play online and an external program that acts as an IRC interface.
There are 6 game types and 6 game mutators that changes the gameplay. Cattle Prod is a new game type that requires you to herd robotic cattle to earn points.
Alien Arena 2007 is playable in Windows, Linux and FreeBSD.Alien Arena 2007

ShipIt CDs of the latest version (7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

ShipIt

Ubuntu is available free of charge and we can send you CDs of the latest version (7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)) with no extra cost, but the delivery may take up to ten weeks, so you should consider downloading the CD images if you have a fast Internet connection."

10 Major Differences Between Linux And Windows | because you value your mind

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Both Linux and Windows are operating systems. An operating system is the most important program that runs on a computer. Every general-purpose computer must have an operating system to run other programs. Operating systems perform basic tasks, such as recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keeping track of files and directories on the disk, and controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers.Reduces the risk of carpal tunnel syndromeWhen linux is properly installed, there no longer a need to use the mouse. Chances of you using a mouse is close to zero.Use the extra cash for rewardsLinux is 100% free while Windows Vista Ultimate costs $398.99 at the time of writing. Companies that pay a licensing annually could have used the money for other things like buying an additional server to reduce the load or even give a bigger bonus to its loyal employees.Formats are free, freedom is preservedLinux file formats can be accessed in a variety o…

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) Guide (Wiki)

Ubuntu Hardy Heron, the successor to Gutsy Gibbon was released on the 24th of April 2008.

Ubuntu: Hardy Heron Guide
About Hardy Heron 8.04 Ubuntu 8.04 was released on 24 April 2008 . It was code named Hardy Heron and is the successor to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. * Hardy Heron is a LTS (Long Term Support) release and will be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop. Newer Versions of Ubuntu Ubuntu uses a six month release cycle These releases occur in April and October The next release is scheduled for the 30th of October, 2008 and will be Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) which is Hardy+1.
Ubuntu: Hardy Heron Guide

Ubuntu Blogs: A list

I felt a need for a list of reader blogs with significant Ubuntu-related content. I asked the readers to let me know if they blog about Ubuntu, and this is the result. If you blog about Ubuntu and wish to be added to this list, please leave a comment. Where possible, I have tried to identify the primary language of the blogs. This is by no means an exhaustive collection. In fact none of these blogs are those of developers. Those you can always find at the Ubuntu Planet. Some of the famous Linux magazines are not here - the objective behind this list was to create a list of less-known Ubuntu Blogs with real life Ubuntu experiences - to make it easier for me to find what they find interesting or disgusting in Ubuntu.Update: There is a planet for all these blogs where you can submit your blog too.

Ubuntu Blogs

TECH SOURCE FROM BOHOL: The 7 Deadly Linux Commands

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The 7 Deadly Linux CommandsIf you are new to Linux, chances are you will meet a stupid person perhaps in a forum or chat room that can trick you into using commands that will harm your files or even your entire operating system. To avoid this dangerous scenario from happening, I have here a list of deadly Linux commands that you should avoid.
1. Code:

rm -rf /
This command will recursively and forcefully delete all the files inside the root directory.

Whole article here: TECH SOURCE FROM BOHOL: The 7 Deadly Linux Commands

GIMP Interface - How to

This video explains the user interface of the GIMP. The goal of the tutorial is to make you understand how the user interface works, so that you can explore GIMP without being hindered by the user interface. Excuse my abuse of the word 'and'. At 2:48 when I say 'layers', I mean 'dialogs'. The sentence should read:
"This is where I usually grab my dialogs."

Savage 2

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This fantasy / science fiction, real-time strategy, fps, rpg game is a sequel to to S2 Games’ Savage : Battle for Newerth. Both teams of human and beasts are pitted against each other in a gameplay where strategy, agility and alertness is needed. The game is downloadable for free but online access requires a one time account purchase of US$29.99. Activities such as kills, deaths, assists, building razes, damage and score points are tracked. All Savage 2 matches are saved and thus searchable in the form of replays. The automatic replay network is a system that will greatly increase the skill levels of overall player populations and competitiveness.Savage 2

Excalibur: Morgana’s Revenge v3.0

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EMR 3.0 is a unique scenario based upon the Aleph One (Marathon) engine. It is a first-person action adventure game, featuring an epic and in-depth story line.
It brings more exciting new maps, new high resolution textures and landscapes, a completely new set of weapons, new monsters and friends, new scenery, new 16-bit sounds, original music, and a carefully woven original story line that transcends time.Excalibur: Morgana’s Revenge v3.0