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OpenOffice.org and ODF adoption in Malaysia - thumbs up!

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OOo

bytebot.net/blog: In an interesting twist (interesting for Microsoft and their OOXML apologists), about a month ago, MAMPU, decided that they were going to go OpenOffice.org and go ODF, and dump Microsoft Office by year-end 2008. Now, you can hold them to their word.

Microsoft arguments against Linux are bollocks

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Linux
Microsoft

itwire.com: Microsoft PR threw down the gauntlet; “see how Windows Server 2008 stacks up versus Linux,” they say. There’s a “Get the Facts” URL being promoted with claims of direct comparisons between the two operating systems. Anyone reading the headlines alone could be fooled into thinking there’s substance to be found.

Linux up to speed on mobile devices

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Linux, which has been much maligned by Symbian and Microsoft as a non-starter in the handset operating system market, is set to see strong growth as issues with framework fragmentation and silicon requirements are alleviated.

All the rage in Europe: Firefox marketshare climbs higher

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: European web metrics company Xiti has published browser marketshare statistics for March. The data collected by Xiti indicates that the open source Firefox web browser has climbed to almost 29 percent marketshare in Europe, where it is still steadily increasing in popularity. This is no small accomplishment.

more ubuntu posts

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Ubuntu
  • Presenting At Ubuntu OpenWeek - Ubuntu on the EeePC

  • Lets start Intrepid right…
  • Hardy Heron and Stuff…..
  • Xubuntu 8.04 and beyond
  • 2 downsides to the Ubuntu upgrade to Hardy Heron
  • How to Fix the Ubuntu Clipboard Problem
  • Make or break with Ubuntu

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Microdia (0c45:624f) webcam on Linux

  • Setting up Beryl on Debian Etch
  • CD/DVD install with no CD/DVD
  • Gallium3D: Introduction

some shorts

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Linux
  • Amarok Getting a facelift?

  • PcLinuxOs Virtualisation
  • Propitiatory NVIDIA Driver Fails To Install On Linux 2.6.25 Kernels

more ubuntu tales

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Ubuntu
  • Trying To Make Sense Of Disappointment In Hardy Heron

  • Linux on the desktop, your time has come
  • Shuttleworth Acknowledges Ubuntu’s Debt to Debian

Battle of the Betas

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Software

linuxextremist.com: Both Firefox and Opera are on the cusp of releasing new versions of their browser software. Comparing the two at the moment may seem unfair, given that both are works in progress. However, the two have been going back and forth in being the best, fastest browser for Linux.

Open-Source development on the Atmel AT91SAM7X256

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OSS

stuartl.longlandclan.yi.org/blog: Lately I’ve been busy with university stuff. In particular, my final year project, which is investigating Controller Area Networks, in the context of the Atmel AT91SAM7X256 MCU. These microcontrollers are a low-cost system-on-chip based around the ARM7TMDI core. This particular one includes 64KB RAM, 256KB flash, RS-232, device-side USB 2.0, 10/100Mbps ethernet, and of course, a CAN interface.

some ubuntu howtos & experiences

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Ubuntu
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 8.04

  • Selecting Ubuntu as a Linux Server
  • Restricted extra’s in hardy, there’s a catch!
  • Things to do on your new Ubuntu 8.04 Hard Heron Installation
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Experience
  • The Great Ubuntu-Girlfriend Experiment
  • Ubuntu Studio - The OS For the Ultimate Open Source Artist?
  • Howto: Awesome Winamp Music Visualizations for Ubuntu Linux

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP and Ruby, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Sonata: an elegant music client for MPD

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Sonata is a GTK+ music player, written in Python. Actually, it is an MPD client, which is it’s most important advantage. MPD is a daemon that plays your music at background (maybe on a different computer). It can use different front ends, you can use it even from command-line and it continues playing even if your client or X is crashes.

Accurate market share statistics and The $60 Billion dollar question

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OSS

lxer.com: Earlier this week an article concerning Vista and market share and one about how Open Source Software has cost the IT Industry $60 Billion dollars over the last five years or so. Needless to say this generated some conversations about its validity. I got to wondering if there have ever been accurate market share statistics for Linux or any operating system for that matter.

ubuntu hits kept coming

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Ubuntu
  • Flying with the Heron

  • Ubuntu 8.04 – Hard Heron
  • crappy security
  • Wubi Is Just Not Ready

ubu... well, you know

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Ubuntu
  • 10 Reasons to Download and Try Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

  • Back with Ubuntu: An installation review of Ubuntu 8.04
  • Updating my Ubuntu machine
  • Amarok Resolved

Is PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu or any Linux Ready for Desktop?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: A search for "linux ready for desktop" brings millions of results on any search engine. The phrase "Linux Desktop Year" has been around 5 years now. Over the years, the question on its validity has been asked again and again. Fundamentally what does one mean by "Linux Desktop Year"?

Watching the watchers of the GPL

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Ah the GPL. The GNU Public License. It’s probably one of the most controversial topics in all of the IT world. What is it and how is it enforced? Who backs it and who defends it? And who watches the watchers? Now there’s the real rub.

and more ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS review

  • Hidden Linux: Hardy - The way I like it
  • ubuntu 8.04 lts (hardy heron): a disappointment

Girls Love Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: If you think that Linux is only "for the boys", then think again. Did you know that there are women-oriented Linux communities that are created to provide both technical and social support for women Linux users?

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