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School's in for open source advocates

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computerworld.co.nz: An impression that schools and even tertiary institutions are not producing the software developers New Zealand needs has led Wellington open-source specialist Catalyst IT to pilot an “Academy”.

One More Look at Pinguy - on Netbooks This Time

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I've had ten days or so to look at Pinguy now, so I want to write a sort of "wrap-up" for my own purposes at this time. I will not be using it as the default or preferred distribution on any of my systems, because there are a few too many things about it that I don't care for.

Marvell Confirms OLPC Tablet For First Half Of 2012

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OLPC

itproportal.com: A spokesperson for Marvell Technologies has confirmed that the OLPC tablet, which is known as the XO-3, will be available in the first half of 2012.

What You Can Expect From A Linux Distribution

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: There are some things that you can expect with a new installation of a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu or Fedora that you would not get with an OS such as Windows 7 or OS /X.

Linux Mint 9 LXDE: The Experiment Begins

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Linux

goodbyemicrosoft.net: I got a call from one of my amateur radio associates who wanted help reinstalling the OS on his old Compaq desktop. I offered to download a distro for him to try. I only installed the first: Linux Mint 9 LXDE. And therein lies a (short) tale.

January 2011 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine Released

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PCLOS

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the January 2011 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Taking the dump with Kdump [sic]
  • Buying a cheap laptop without Windows: Is it worth it?
  • The best way to move data
  • Do You Limbo? .37
  • Mintifying Debian
  • GNOME Q3 Quarterly Report
  • The all new Mozilla Firefox beta 8 to top the browser league
  • How to avoid modern day public GPL floggings, part deux
  • A couple (or four) free games
  • How to create and manage FTP accounts
  • GameTree Linux Is Trying To Be Its Own Steam-Like Platform
  • Using SBackup as Data Backup and Recovery Tools in Linux
  • Linux Command: tr
  • Protect apache directories with a password in Ubuntu

MusicMe forced to change name, New Screenlets

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Software
  • ‘MusicMe’ media player forced to change name, goes Tolkien
  • Five ‘new’ screenlets for Ubuntu: Gmail, Clock and more

Pardus 2011 RC, impressions from a common user

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Linux

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Linux is commonly de-famed as an operating system for computer gurus and, in the Linux world, many people believe that the only user-friendly distribution that exists is named after African fauna. However, there is a very nice Linux distribution that, despite being relatively unknown (as it comes from Turkey), can spare users many a headache: Pardus 2011.

F-ing around on the Web

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Several months ago, there was a discussion in Fedora circles about the similarity between the Fedora Project logo and the Facebook “F.”

Bodhi Linux Hits Beta

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Two months after our first release, the Bodhi Linux team and I are proud to announce our first ever beta release. This release features a number of package updates including the Firefox 4.0 beta 8 and the latest Enlightenment SVN build.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 157 is out

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SUSE

Rolling release is the way forward, join the openSUSE roller coaster

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SUSE

linuxtweaking.blogspot: Linux in general is under constant development, always improving and moving forward with pace.This is great overall for the world of Linux but for its users there is a slight problem.

Is the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Release Upon Us?

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Linux

ostatic.com: The long anticipated and oft delayed Debian Squeeze just might be ready for release.

5 Ubuntu free addicting games you've probably never heard of

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Gaming

houcemhachicha.blogspot: If you're fed-up with first person shooters and mid-aged graphics games, then searching for a decent free game for your Ubuntu can be quite difficult. This compilation of five quality, free of charge, Ubuntu games may help.

The best Linux distros you've never heard of

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techradar.com: Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should. Before this wisdom dawned on the Linux community, Red Hat, Debian and Slackware had spawned several dozen distros. Some died a single-release death, but a lot survived and a vibrant community grew around them.

Five tips for choosing the right Linux distribution

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I have, on a number of occasions, stressed to new Linux users how crucial the right distribution is. Choosing the distribution that suits your needs is the single most important key to success when attempting to migrate from another operating system. But how do you know which one to choose out of the hundreds of variations?

Apple pulls VLC from App Store over open-source DRM dispute

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slashgear.com: VLC was a surprise addition to the App Store back in September, but one which iPad and iPhone users quickly came to appreciate. Now the multi-format media player has been yanked from the store, the result of incompatibilities with Apple’s App Store DRM policies.

Dreaming of an Open-Source CES 2012

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pcworld.com: It's been an interesting week watching all the many products coming out of this year's CES, with all their shiny new features and innovative appeal.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A nice collecion of themes for Gnome shell
  • Classic RPGs, thanks to gog and wine
  • AwoKen – full iconset Token-style theme for Ubuntu Gnome
  • Fastest OS Puppy Lucid 5.2 Quick review
  • LPI 101 screencast from PaulPaulito.com
  • If you open source an old market, are you doomed to fail?
  • Kundra Encourages Open Source...& Proprietary
  • Drupal 7 dives into machine-readable web
  • Obama Admin Pushing Ahead Today with Dangerous "Internet Trusted Identity" Scheme
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.01.07
  • The incredible improvement of the Linux desktop, with 224 lines
  • Declan’s Freestyle Ubuntu
  • As Dimdim Loses Independence, Some Doors Close, and Others Open
  • January KDE Stable Updates Available
  • Red Hat Showing Bullish Technicals But Could Fall Through $45.64 Support
  • Opera 11.01 snapshot
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