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Linux gets reseller friendly

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I was happy to see that SYNNEX, a leading software and hardware distributor, had partnered up with Red Hat to form the Open Source Channel Alliance. It may just be what's needed.

Mint 6 “Fluxbox” Mini-Review, Desktop Emphasis

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Linux

superphysics.awardspace: By now, I have tested many Linux distros. But I had yet to come across any distro that actually did better in VMware then on actual hardware. Until now.

Why Microsoft won round one of netbook wars

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Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Free is not the lowest possible price. If you want to get sell-through at retail, you have to support the product with collateral materials, with ads, with sales training and support.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While there are many netbooks on the market from a variety of different vendors, for the most part they are composed of the same hardware. When it comes to Dell with their popular Inspiron Mini 9 netbook, they happen to be using Ubuntu but with a few modifications.

the sorry state of Linux

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Linux

akephalos.de: You see, you can get e.g. some Ubuntu - a flavour of Debian etc. pp., but nothing really different. Alas there are even flavours of Ubuntu … Anyway you certainly get a glimpse of the problem.

PC-BSD 7.1 released

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BSD

h-online.com: The PC-BSD developers have announced the release of version 7.1 – Galileo Edition of their open source operating system. PC-BSD 7.1 is based on the 7.2 Pre version of FreeBSD, an operating system derived from BSD UNIX that focuses on security and stability.

Is cloud computing a threat to open source?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Why the demise of proprietary software is creating a vacuum which is about to be filled... and we may not like it.

Android 1.5 "Early Look" SDK available

h-online.com: The Google Android Developers have announced the release of an "early look" of the Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android version 1.5. The new SDK provides a preview of the cupcake branch of the open source mobile platform and is based on the 2.6.27 Linux kernel.

Cooliris Now Available for Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Truth be told, I'm not sure I really get Cooliris, the browser plugin designed to enhance your photo and video browsing experience. Don't get me wrong, it's really cool, and fun, and now that it is officially available for Linux, I've spent way too much time fiddling around with it.

Book Review: Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration

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Ubuntu

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration From Novice to Professional aims to teach all you need to know to begin administering Ubuntu Server. The book covers installing, configuring and the systems administration tasks for Ubuntu Server Edition.

Your Distro is Insecure: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: Ubuntu Server has one of the cleanest and easiest Linux distribution installers. However, in many cases, its designers choose to ignore security in favor of ease-of-use. The result? An install that is not secure by default.

Parsing the nuances of OS decisions

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: Perhaps the headline should be that Vista, Windows 7 and OS X are in decline—for Ubuntu.

SME Server: The Linux solution for growing businesses

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: f you’re running a small business and you’re in the market for server, you might want to consider SME Server, a Linux distribution customised specifically for the small and medium sized business environment.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • People of openSUSE: jean-daniel-dodin

  • Firewall Builder: an interview with Vadim Kurland
  • Open Source and Cloud: A Curse or Blessing
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition: What to Expect
  • Debian Lenny, Mighty Debian
  • Ubuntu 9.04 'Jaunty Jackalope' release on April 23
  • April tribute to the Fedora Project art team
  • Smolt in Mandriva
  • Will Linux overtake Windows on netbooks?
  • Bug Tracker Helps Mop Up Linux Kernel
  • Linux Foundation puts work into groups
  • Panelists ponder the kernel at Linux Collaboration Summit
  • Benchmarking On Fedora Is Very Easy
  • Driving Linux-based Benchmarking With Sandtorg
  • Grabbing Steaming Audio
  • Sacred: Gold Edition Available
  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 1
  • Ubuntu Wastes My Time and Money
  • Microsoft: Sorry, you can't use these vouchers to learn Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Scheduling Commands with crontab

  • Manage Sony Reader in Linux
  • Surveillance video under Linux using ZoneMinder
  • How to block DDOS attacks in Linux
  • Dodge the challenges of a dual-head display setup with Fedora 10
  • Death to Processes
  • Compiling Perl into Binary Code
  • How to add a directory to the path
  • Debian Lenny AMD64 Install Tutorial
  • Ubuntu 9.04: Installing Landscape on the Server
  • KVM in Ubuntu - Setup and Virtual Machine Creation Guide

Enter gNewSense - the free Ubuntu

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The project gNewSense started with the goal of creating a GNU/Linux distribution whose first priority is users’ freedom - even if this limits user comfort and hardware support. As a starting point Ubuntu’s operating system is used.

Firefox Extensions Guide

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox Extensions Guide: Extend Your Experience

  • 15 Firefox add-ons for Web developers
  • Lifehacker's Favorite Firefox Extensions--Plus a Few of Our Own
  • Firefox New Tab: Visual Update

What Price Cool? Mac vs. PC

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OS

pcmag.com: There are two major platforms: Apple and Windows, and Macs generally cost more than PCs. Thus ends the latest propagandistic report. But what about Linux?

My PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Desktop

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PCLOS

penguiniplanetblog.blogspot: Not too long ago PCLinuxOS released two versions of the PCLOS 2009 distribution. One uses KDE 3.5, the Other uses Gnome 2.24.3. So, I was faced with a decision. Which would I choose?

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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