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Ubuntu vs. OpenSolaris vs. FreeBSD Benchmarks

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OS

phoronix.com: Over the past few weeks we have been providing several in-depth articles looking at the performance of Ubuntu Linux. In this article, we are now comparing the 64-bit performance of Ubuntu 8.10 against the latest test releases of OpenSolaris 2008.11 and FreeBSD 7.1.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #118

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #118 for the week of November 16th- November 22nd, 2008 is now available. In This Issue: Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 1 released, The Ubuntu Hall of Fame, and Ubuntu for the Holidays.

The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

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Linux
Hardware
  • Netbooks + Ubuntu: On fence about form factor; OS solid

  • ASUS CEO Says Linux Netbook Returns On Par With Windows
  • The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

Linux has moved away from geekdom

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Linux has made some very big improvements over the past few years and I have always said that it is ready for everyone to use, if they can only get out of the proprietary mindset.

I've Got A Penguin in My Briefs

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Linux

linux-mag.com: Steven A. Reisler explains his experience with GNU/Linux, and how he has completely freed his computing environment from proprietary software.

Set your Linux alternative programs.

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HowTos

There are many things you can do in Linux and there are many ways to do them. You can have several different programs all able to do the same task and all installed at the same time. So how do you choose which one is the default program?

odds & ends

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News
  • Henry Ford Would Have Hated Linux

  • In A Tighter Economy, Why Not Open Source In All Government Offices?
  • Microsoft vs. Open Source: Differences Explained by the Real World
  • Linux Community to Redmond - Do The Right Thing
  • My Eee Desktop
  • Ubuntu on the Aspire One
  • Wallpaper displaying weather of your city
  • Clean up your filesystem using FSlint
  • How To Convert Fonts To .ttf Format In Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Notifications using libnotify-bin

some shorts

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News
  • Worldwide Mandriva 2009 Install Fest

  • Is Ubuntu for you?
  • Ubuntu's Impressive Numbers
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 9
  • Drupal on cover of Information Week

15 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes for FOSS Developers to Ponder

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Mac

junauza.com: Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and CEO, is the genius behind some of the most innovative and influential tech products in history. It's a known fact that Free and Open Source software developers are inspired by the words of Stallman and Torvalds, but I think it won't hurt if they will also reflect on some of these great quotes by Steve Jobs:

Make ‘Frets On Fire’ Even Better With Mods

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Software

makeuseof.com: Frets on Fire is a rhythm game from the likes of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. In short, Frets on Fire is a free, open-source, multi-platform rhythm game.

How I saved big on a computer the Ubuntu way

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Hardware
Ubuntu

walletpop.com/blog: I live in Portland, Oregon, where open source is not just the favored software methodology but a way of life. Yet despite my buddies sporting their Linux user group laptop stickers, I was desperately afraid. It sounded hard. It sounded geeky. Then I needed a new laptop.

Compiz 0.8 Has Been Branched

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Software

phoronix.com: Kristian Lyngstol has announced on the Compiz mailing list that version 0.8 of Compiz has been branched.

Why I’ve switched from Thunderbird to Evolution

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Software

opencomputer.net: On my computer (unfortunately) I’ve always had a dual boot setup. For my email, calendar, and contact management Thunderbird was my favorite pick. Was until I had a closer look at Evolution.

7 Things to Do After Installing Kubuntu & KDE in General

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Ubuntu

helpforlinux.blogspot: installed Kubuntu and tried it for few days, here are some tips for you if you are planning to instal Kubuntu.

Advanced Linux Distributions You Should Try

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Linux

internetling.com: Some people will argue with me in that these GNU/Linux distributions are as advanced as you want them to be. Well, of course Linux is all about choice. I took the user base perspective though and what I have for you today is a few distros which do not hide the manual (or for people like me, beautiful) underlying configuration.

Linux Users Unite ...And Riot: More Funny Fake News

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Humor

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: Until yesterday, protesters had kept a quiet, good-natured presence outside of the Microsoft's new office in downtown Seattle, handing out free CD's of computer software, and even giving cute little stuffed penguins-their mascot- to the children of passers-by.

Recession proof your enterprise with Linux-based virtualisation

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Software

itwire.com: Businesses everywhere are looking to cut costs in the grip of reduced consumer spending, decreased advertising and a general slowdown of trade. Linux can aid you in cutting your infrastructure costs - no matter your platform of choice.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 47

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SUSE

Issue #47 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5.1 for PowerPC Released, Fresh Factory Live-CDs, and People of openSUSE: Vincent Untz.

A primer on switching from Windows to Linux

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Linux

newsday.com: What's involved in a switch from Windows to Linux? An editor and a couple of readers posed that question after last week's column. Given the proliferation of cheap Linux-based "netbooks" it is worth a systematic look.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 8.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

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    A few weeks ago, I was curious to test Gtk+ 4. I know it has some awsome features like OpenGL rendering, major cleanups and other hot stuff, but didn’t have the chance to check it out until then. I was mostly excited about Vulkan. I know both of my laptop’s graphic cards support Vulkan. It’s a hybrid Intel Broadwell G2 + NVidia GeForce 920M, although I don’t use the latter because Linux sucks hard with Dual GPU. Downloaded the latest Gtk+ source, compiled and… nothing. Immediate segmentation fault. Yay! What a great chance to get involved with the next major Gtk+ version development!
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