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Linux Community Should Plant Seeds for Consumer Demand

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Most anyone in the free and open source software realm can tell you not only that Linux is better than Windows, but also that it is an optimal alternative to the closed-source and proprietary operating system from Microsoft. Anyone at a Linux-oriented event or group can assure you that you have no need or even legitimate reason to continue using commercial operating systems nowadays.

Linux-powered clarinet playing robot wins international prize

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Sci/Tech

computerworld.com.au: A team of experts and students from NICTA and the University of NSW have won first place in a major international technology competition for developing a robotically operated, computer-driven clarinet that runs on Linux.

OpenSuse 11.0 Ups Challenge

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SUSE

tectonic.co.za: The OpenSuse development team will today release version 11.0 of its open source operating system, an OS that could well be seen as the biggest threat to Ubuntu Linux domination. Faster installations, better package management and top-notch multimedia support are just some of the things that make OpenSuse a significant release.

Also: OpenSUSE 11.0 Now Available - updates, repos, and gory details

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to cancel NVIDIA logo on booting

  • How-To: Use KDE4 Oxygen Icons in KDE3
  • Using ZFS though FUSE
  • Basic Installation Security Guidelines For Linux and Unix - Part 1a
  • Shoot a terminal and install a ball

Firefox 3 mentioned on the Colbert Report

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3 mentioned on the Colbert Report

  • 9 tweaks for Firefox 3’s location bar
  • Firefox 3 Install Firebug Addon Software

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Distributions explained for Windows Users

  • Open source tour of Europe: France
  • Use Fusion-icon to manage Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu
  • Lotus Symphony is 'reborn'
  • Firefox 3 meets the conservatives
  • Firefox 3 browser is nifty -- and packed with handy features
  • Git 1.5.6, "Relatively Small Impact Changes"
  • Testing Linux With a Live CD
  • A success story (relatively)
  • Kaltura Gets Funding, Expands its Open Source Video Efforts
  • Should Carriers Fear Open Source?
  • Reddit Goes Open Source
  • zsh: a REALLY nice alternative for bash
  • How To Make A Fully Customized KDE Live CD/DVD Using Kubuntu
  • Starting SSH connections simply with SSHMenu
  • KDE Maintenance Guide

Open Source Census Shows 220,000 Installations

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OSS

linuxsolutions.fr: The Open Source Census is a collaborative project started by OpenLogic with the aim of collecting and sharing quantitative data on the use of open source software, and has revealed that more the 220,000 open source packages and project installations are in use on business hard drives. The census now aims to delve further in to open source products used by enterprise adapters. The project has many sponsors, one of them being Microsoft.

Linux Leads the Super Pack

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Linux

itwire.com: The latest TOP500 listing of Supercomputers has been released with some interesting highlights. Australia has just one entrant (ranked 468), whereas there are 6 in New Zealand - 4 of which are identical systems at Weta Studios.

Also: Linux drives the world’s fastest computer

Open Source in the Share of Wallet Wars

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OSS

riehle.org: I think it is obvious that IBM does this, most notably with its Linux engagement, which is squarely directed against Microsoft (Windows). It is what I call a war over the customer’s share of wallet, and open source plays a major role.

Firefox 3 suffers its first vulnerability

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Moz/FF
Security

cnet.com: Less than one day after its launch, Firefox 3 has a vulnerability. According to Tipping Point's Zero Day Initiative, the vulnerability, which it rates as critical, was reported within the first five hours of Firefox 3's release.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: Talking GNOME with Vincent Untz

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Just a few hours before openSUSE 11.0 is officially released! Here we’ll take a look at GNOME in openSUSE 11.0, and talk to Vincent Untz, openSUSE developer and a member of the GNOME Foundation Board.

China to sue MSFT over high prices

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Microsoft
Legal
  • China to sue MSFT over high prices

  • Microsoft Monopolistic in the Middle Kingdom?
  • Microsoft says it's not aware of any Chinese antitrust probe

OLPC spin-off developing UI for Intel's Classmate PC

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Linux

infoworld.com: Six months after leaving OLPC board, Intel partners with Sugar Labs Foundation to develop a version of Sugar, the UI originally created for OLPC's XO laptop

Red Hat chief calls for open source missionary work

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Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 get another year of TLC

  • Red Hat chief calls for open source missionary work
  • Red Hat Network to be open-sourced
  • Red Hat unveils new virtualization initiatives

Firefox 3’s First 24 Hours

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Moz/FF

john.jubjubs.net: It’s been a very busy 24 hours for Mozilla folks around the world — as our 24 hour initial period draws to a close, I wanted to put a few things into perspective. This is the first post of what will no doubt be many analysis posts, so here are a few things that have happened during the first official day of Firefox 3 life:

OOXML battle bus is back in action

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OSS

theinquirer.net: The challenge almost ran out of steam when the High Court threw the challenge out and the UKUUG realised it didn't have enough money to file an appeal. But Alain Williams, UKUUG chairman, said: "We are trying to raise a bit more but we've got sufficient backing to appeal and go forward."

AMD Catalyst 8.6 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: In AMD's usual fashion, this afternoon they have announced the release of new display drivers for both Linux and Windows. The Catalyst 8.6 release for Linux introduces a few bug fixes, version 2.0 of their driver installation API, and a few unannounced features are present.

Review: Opera 9.5 -- a fine browsing alternative

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Software

computerworld.com: kay, I have to admit I was a bit concerned when I downloaded Version 9.5 of Opera, which shipped June 13. At first glance, this lean, mean browsing machine seemed to be showing signs of middle-age spread.

OpenSUSE 11 a redemptive OS with a Mactastic shine

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: 2008 is proving to be a banner year for Linux distributions; so far we've seen Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 9, both of which go a long way toward making Linux painless for newbies. You can now add OpenSUSE, the community-driven sequel to Novell's SUSE Linux distribution, to the list of significant releases.

Firefox 3 browser downloads strong in first day

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3 browser downloads strong in first day

  • Firefox 3.0 released as browser climbs the charts
  • Statistics show Firefox 3 spreading fast
  • My first day with Firefox 3
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