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Break the reboot cycle. Use Linux.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: You may have noticed that I have been quiet for the last couple of days. The reason is I have been working on a windows computer, trying to fix it. Reformatting and reloading was an option but the pain and time taken to reconfigure the thing was prohibitive.

apple & ms

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Microsoft
Mac

Package Search Module in YaST2

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SUSE

worldofxor.blogspot: There is a YaST module for searching software in openSUSE package repositories and Packman! Very cool indeed!

Why Picking a Linux Distro is Like Picking a Girlfriend

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Linux

desktoplinux.wordpress: Choosing a Linux distro is a lot lot choosing a girlfriend. If she appears too needy or too high maintenance, I am probably not going for a second date. Of course, a pretty face doesn’t hurt, but as my previous review showed, there is a lot more to her than her looks.

When Enterprise meets FOSS

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OSS

ditns.blogspot: If 2008 had a buzzword, it was probably community. More and more companies are looking to tap into communities for contributions to open source projects. But following the open-source trend just because everyone is doing it isn't good enough. To succeed, you need a well-thought-out community plan.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MySQL 5.1 downloaded a million times

  • VIA Interested In Gallium3D For Chrome 9
  • In the beginning…
  • How I started using Linux
  • OpenSuse 11.1 Day 4 Happiness!
  • Giving up on Microsoft
  • How Private Are Private Browser Modes?
  • 1.5-pound mini-laptop boots Linux fast
  • X Server 1.6 Sees 34 New Commits Today
  • Linux Basement: Episode 34 - Interview With Robert
  • Linux Void: Episode 17 - Trippy Line
  • Australian FOSS Advocates Miss-a-Trick
  • Boxee does better
  • First time on Fedora Live CD
  • Browser annoyances - mailto: links
  • SFTP on Ubuntu and Debian in 9 easy steps
  • A Few Notes about the GRUB Bootloader
  • How To Spell Check With The Firefox Dictionary
  • Turn off Spatial Mode in Nautilus
  • How to take a screenshot without X (GUI), just from console
  • PHP and MySQL Essential Functions
  • A better way to create a customized Ubuntu Live USB drive
  • Installing FlyCast on Ubuntu Linux
  • howto: follow firefox 3.1 beta, trunk or final
  • Gentoofy your GRUB boot loader
  • Favorite Linux Shortcuts

Open source firmware for Broadcom wireless adapters

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Hardware
Software

lwn.net: Many people complain about the problem of binary firmware blobs; the folks at the OpenFWWF project are doing something about it.

2009: Year of the Linux Handheld?

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Linux
Hardware

linuxrevolution.blogspot: Although the number of PCs running Linux has increased each year, a new emergent trend is that Linux is becoming a popular on more consumer handheld devices.

Google Gets Chrome Ready For Mac, Linux

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Google
Software

informationweek.com: Google has released a pre-beta version of Chrome 2.0 that takes the Web browser closer to its eventual support of Mac OS X and Linux.

Firefox team stops collecting data to ensure user privacy

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: The Firefox team decided this week to stop collecting unique identifiers that link crash reports from the same user.

Linux Interview - Just when you thought you knew it all

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Linux

lifeoncastro.blogspot: I have recently found myself in a search for the perfect job. I think the perfect job is a Linux Systems Administration gig. The meat of this article is really to list out some of the most common questions I have been asked along this journey.

10 Questions about linux asked by windows users

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Linux

bablotech.com: As the popularity of linux increasing day by day but still there are lots of peoples using windows and still unaware about linux. I have listed 10 questions which most of windows user’s have in their mind.

Review: BBC iPlayer Desktop On The Linux

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Software

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: A significant piece of news which might have been drowned out by all that festive white noise was the release of the BBC iPlayer application for Linux and Mac platforms.

Linux and Sun events chopped as recession bites

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: It may be a popular Linux distro, but that's not enough to tempt fans of Ubuntu into traveling to the American northwest to get the latest low down.

Introducing KDE 4: Amarok 2.0

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Software

introducingkde4.blogspot: Finally, Amarok 2 has been released. The 1.x series were the champions on music management (on BSD and Linux) and playing during KDE 3.x time. Actually, it was preferred on all desktop environments, shells or plain windows managers.

Linux 2.6.28's five best features

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: While you were likely to be opening up Christmas presents, Linus Torvalds was giving Linux users around the world a special present: the release of the next major Linux kernel: Linux 2.6.28.

Windows 7 Beta Review

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Microsoft

theunixgeek.blogspot: So, I went onto MSDN, downloaded my copy of Windows 7 Beta (build 7000), and here are a few notes of what I think of the new version of Windows, specifically my overall impression of it.

Open Source In Obama's Tech Agenda

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Much noise has been made in the past week or so about President-elect Barack Obama's creation of a governmental chief tech officer position. My question is: What will be their stance on open source? Will they lean towards it, mandate it, forbid it ... or ignore it entirely?

BadVista: We hardly knew ye

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Microsoft

fsf.org: "The fact that Microsoft has repeatedly extended XP cutoff deadlines and is releasing a public beta of Windows 7 today is proof of Vista's failure"

ASUS`s Eee Box Brings Atom to the Desktop

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Hardware

channelinsider.com: Asus offers a desktop PC that is designed for the world of Web 2.0 and green computing for under $320.

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