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2009: A Linux year in review

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Vincent Danen looks back over the year 2009 at developments in the world of Linux and Open Source. What do you think are the big stories?

A Bit of Welcomed Scumm on Your Linux Machine

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: This might make me sound like an old fogey, but I really do miss the old games like Space Quest, The Curse of Monkey Island and Return to Zork. The problem isn't that I don't have the games anymore, but rather that they were designed for my 386 computer running DOS. Thankfully, I'm not alone in my fits of nostalgia.

Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So

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Microsoft
OOo

computerworlduk.com: One of the unusual aspects of open source is the fact that the software development philosophy spills over into the way that the project is run. This means that how and why things are done, and by whom, is plain for all to see. Contrast that with Microsoft.

Caldera GPLd Its Brains Out - Want to See?

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Linux
OSS

groklaw.net: Would you like to see some places where Caldera has copyright notices in Linux on code it contributed under the GPL, and you're frustrated because some of us have Caldera CDs and you don't? Just go to Google code search and search.

Firefox 3.6 hits ice - won't show up till Spring

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has delayed the release of Firefox 3.6 until the first quarter of 2010. The outfit had been promising to deliver the next iteration of its celebrated browser before the decade was out, but nope.

5 ways to misunderstand Free and Open Source Software

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OSS

ghabuntu.com: The following are 5 ways that people misunderstand the concept of Free and Open Source Software.

mintCast Wallpaper Challenge

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Linux

linuxmint.com: The mintCast team has announced a “Wallpaper Challenge.” Create an original mintCast inspired wallpaper and win prizes. First and second place will win a laptop.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Alien Arena 7.33 Released
  • Pfstools - manipulating high-dynamic range images and video frames
  • Not all ereaders are the same
  • My experience with Google Chrome
  • Gifts for Gamers: Some End-of-Year Recommendations, Part 1
  • Review: Gwibber – Get Social in Linux
  • Red Hat To ‘Rev’ Up Partner Network
  • Grammys using Drupal

some howtos:

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HowTos
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  • How to import and export a database in MySQL
  • How to setup Boot password protection for Grub2 Entries
  • Add OpenSUSE 11.2 To Grub2
  • Keeping Time In Debian With Virtualbox
  • Ubuntu as an Internet Client
  • SUSE Studio: Build a Custom Linux OS from Scratch
  • how do I find the devce name of my USB drive?
  • Improving MetaData Performance of Ext4
  • rsync a system between drives

Ubuntu and Mozilla: The inevitable alliance

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Moz/FF
Ubuntu

buntfu.com: First we have Mozilla which showed the world that the browser wars were not over and that Microsoft can be hurt. Second is Ubuntu which showed the world that Linux can be viable. Finally lets look at Google.

GIMP 2.7 has a single windowed mode

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GIMP

duncsweb.com: GIMP is an awesome open source image editor but one of the things that people found really annoying about GIMP in the past was that it doesn’t come in a single window. It has 2 or 3 separate windows which makes it hard for people. But thankfully that is going to change.

Your Financial Buddi

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Software

everyjoe.com: Yup, I’m talking about a financial buddy whose name is Buddi. It’s almost the new year and if you’re one like me who just recently started getting more concerned about her personal finances, then it’s great to have tools to help us.

Sabayon 5.1 Gamers Linux Screenshots

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: I’ve used and reviewed the Gentoo-based Sabayon many times before and have been very impressed with the Live CD’s out-of-the-box functionality. I was quite excited to crack open Sabayon Linux 5.1 “Gaming” for obvious reasons.

Primal Carnage – Humans VS Dinosaurs

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Interviews
Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: Primal Carnage is an upcoming multiplayer first person shooter where the player takes the role of humans or dinosaurs. Primal Carnage is planned to be released for GNU/Linux as well as other platforms.

Open Source Versions of Five Games You Loved as a Kid

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Gaming

ostatic.com/blog: If you've got some free time on your hands this holiday season, check out these open source versions of popular games you grew up playing. They're loads of fun, but don't blame us if they make you a little nostalgic.

Duke Nukem to Have 'Strong Resurgence'

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Gaming

tomshardware.com: Another year is nearly over, and still no Duke Nukem Forever. Of course, the difference between now and this time last year is that we have a much better idea of just what’s going on with the internal development of DNF – and right now, it's not a whole lot. But that doesn't mean that Duke won't be passed around to different platforms and games!

Sometimes It Won't Work (III)

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KDE

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: kde respects bugs. bugs in kde3 have their equivalent in kde4. rule of thumb in developing kde is 'we do not fix bugs. ever.' the worst part is that important bugs in kde3 were not fixed in several years. it's been two years now and kde4 doesn't even provide the features kde3 did.

OpenSUSE Corrals Community Software Efforts

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SUSE

eweek.com: eWEEK Labs' Jason Brooks and Andrew Garcia discuss Novell's latest community-oriented Linux OS, OpenSUSE 11.2, which is packed with official OpenSUSE versions of the latest and greatest of what the open-source software world has to offer.

Linux Gaming: Are We There Yet?

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Gaming

anandtech.com: Over the past few years, there has been a common question on the Linux vs. Windows desktop front: does the Linux desktop have the ability to play various major release games, and if so what is the performance difference between the two?

Ubuntu, which direction are you heading?

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu, which direction are you heading?
  • Retrospect on Ubuntu in 2009
  • 2010: The year of Ubuntu Inclusiveness
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