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Who really owns your open source code?

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Software

builder.au: In the wake of Apple's purchase of CUPS, there is a simple lesson to take away -- if you are a developer committed to open source and you wish for your contributions to always remain open, do not reassign copyright to an external party.

Open source software: Is it really and truly free?

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OSS

Wisconsin Technology Network: Computer source code is freely available from many originators. Software developers have access to this source code, and they may use and modify it, owing no money to the originators. This “open source” software, however, carries restrictions. Typically, there are licenses that travel with it, containing various restrictions on its use and dissemination.

Maddog mad about Linux thin clients

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Linux

Well-known Linux luminary Jon "maddog" Hall is CTO and "ambassador" of a startup selling Linux-based thin clients and network appliances. Koolu currently has two hardware offerings that run Ubuntu Linux, and work with Google Apps in energy- and pollution-sparing installations for business, government, and education.

Deep Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

CLICK: With lots of changes here at the Los Angeles Daily News, I find myself in a good position to put Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty to work posting Web content via the Clickability publishing system and for the more mundane tasks of writing memos and reports, reading e-mail and the like. So get ready for my latest dip into the Ubuntu pool, plus some Red Hat/Fedora-based Live CDs and a little bit on Puppy 2.16 and my long-delayed review.

Linux: Looking Toward 2.4.35

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Linux

kernelTRAP: The 2.4 stable kernel tree has been maintained by Willy Tarreau for a year, since July of 2006. When recently asked if the tree had been abandoned, Willy replied, "no it's not abandoned at all!"

Ubuntu vs. Red Hat on Compete.com, Hitwise, and Google Trends

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Linux

O'Reilly Radar: I've been doing a little prep for my keynote at Ubuntu Live next week. In the course of my homework, I took a look at the various web tracking sites to see how Ubuntu is doing against sites for other Linux distributions. Here's how Ubuntu, Red Hat, Debian, Fedora, and OpenSuse stack up in terms of site visitors according to Compete.com, Hitwise, and Google Trends.

Pardus 2007.2 — new cat in town

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Linux
Reviews

polishlinux: I’ve already written two Pardus reviews — 2007 Beta 2 and 2007.1. So it’s time for a review of 2007.2 Caracal release. In this article I will focus on the key changes and my personal thoughts concerning this interesting distribution.

Buncha Links

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News

3 Methods of Updating to SLED or SLES SP1

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HowTos

Linux In Novell’s East Region: There are many great new features in the SP1 release SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and Server. The purpose of this article is to outline the methods available to upgrade from the FCS release of SUSE Linux Enterprise to SP1

Linux: CFS And Nice

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Linux

kernelTRAP: The recently merged Completely Fair Scheduler changes how the Linux kernel handles scheduling priorities set with the nice command. Ingo Molnar explained that each level of nice adds or substracts 10% of CPU utilization, "the '10% effect' is relative and cumulative.

The future of Windows should be open source

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Microsoft

C|Net Blogs: We should look for another version of Windows in about five years. And while I agree there should be another version of Windows and Office, I will disagree with the business model. Forget about paying a couple hundred dollars for an operating system that is riddled with problems, the next version of Windows should be open source!

Slackware: old warhorse is going strong

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Linux
Reviews

iTWire: The last time I looked at Slackware was nearly seven years ago; version 7.1 was thrown my way by a magazine and I was asked for a review. My usage of the distribution had ended early in 2000 when I moved to Debian after using Slackware 4.0 and then 7.0 for about a year.

Microsoft Strikes GPLv3 Software From Linspire Patent Deal

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Linux

information week: Microsoft says software that's licensed under GPLv3 is not covered by the patent protection deal it recently signed with desktop Linux distributor Linspire.

Ubuntu Evolution

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Ubuntu

effiejayx’s blog: I have seen tons and tons of screenshots of Ubuntu screenshots on the web. So I decided to set up this little evolution for the Ubuntu desktops…

Also: ubuntu installation

What is Intel’s mobile Linux game?

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Intel has a new mobile Linux project dubbed Moblin (right). Sounds great until you realize there are a ton of other, similar frameworks under development. Nokia backs Maemo, Trolltech has Qtopia, and you’ll remember we profiled OpenMoko just a week ago. So what gives?

Also: Intel's Mobile Linux Initiative Misses Vendor Mark?

Proposed Fedora 8 Features

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Linux

Linux Update: Fedora 8 is currently under development and is scheduled for release in November of this year (2007). This is a quick overview of the proposed features. As these are proposed features and it is still about 4 months from release some of these will change.

An interview with Jeremy Allison

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Interviews

LinuxWorld: Forget software politics for a minute -- what does the new Samba licensing mean for the version you're actually running, and for the distribution that packages it for you? Samba maintainer Jeremy Allison explains.

GnuCash 2.2.0 released

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Software

gnomedesktop.org: The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.2.0, the new stable release of the GnuCash Open Source Accounting Software. With this new release series, GnuCash is available on Microsoft Windows for the first time, and it also runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris and Mac OSX.

Dell keeps improving Linux support

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Linux
PCLOS

linux-watch: There's been no major improvements in Dell's Linux software support, but there have been small, but handy, improvements in Dell's support offerings. For Dell Ubuntu laptop users, an important addition is the availability of the Conexant modem driver for the Inspiron E1505n and 1420n.

Easy dvd-video authoring on Ubuntu Linux with Dvdman

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Software

Isotype: I have made a simple standard-dvd-video with a custom basic menu, using only free software on Ubuntu (Feisty) for pc i386. Ubuntu is a free operating system that, differently from Windows and MacOS has no licensing costs. Let’s make a comparison:

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Games for GNU/Linux

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The Mageia project today announced the release of stopgap version 5.1, an updated "respin" of 5.0 and all updates. The Daily Dot posted their picks for the most sure operating systems and the Hectic Geek is "quite pleased" with Fedora 25. Matthew Garrett chimed in on Ubuntu unofficial images and Dedoimedo reviewed Fedora-based Chapeau 24. Read more

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