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Market Share of Operating Systems

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Linux This chart displays the approximate market share of Windows, Mac, and each of the 312 active Linux distributions as of December 15, 2008. Market share for each of the three major operating systems (Windows, Mac, and Linux) was taken from HitsLink, and is based on data from November 2008.

Novell gets a new/old Linux chief

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SUSE Markus Rex, formerly the CTO of SUSE and currently on leave from Novell, is back in the saddle as acting general manager and senior vice president of Novell's Open Platform Solutions business unit.

IBM Sees Linux on Netbooks Making Inroads Vs. Windows in 2009

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Linux Linux and open source will start to chip away at Microsoft Windows desktop software thanks to their popularity on netbooks, those ultralight, low-cost laptops. IBM Lotus strategy director predicts this as a major trend in 2009.

From Linux to Windows: Is This 2009 Downgrade Really Necessary?

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Linux While speaking recently with one of my bosses, I was told I will receive a new business laptop in 2009. Now, for the problem: It will be running Windows Vista or Windows XP. Hooray for new gear. Boo for Luddite attitudes.

It is alright to be just a Linux user

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Linux Being a GNU/Linux user is a peculiar thing in that you stand a great chance of being pulled into such hard to define brackets such as "Linux community", "Free Software community" or "Open Source community".

Debian women may leave due to 'sexist' post

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Linux At least two Debian women developers are reconsidering their participation in the GNU/Linux project following the posting of what they deem to be a sexist message to one of the mailing lists meant for developers.

The Range of Linux Distributions

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Linux A comment from Tezzer to my recent blog post about Two New Linux Beta Distributions got me thinking. Tezzer mentions using Debian, but looking at PCLinuxOS and others for systems that have "issues" with some Linux distributions.

The lizard roars: openSUSE 11.1 coming this week

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SUSE openSUSE 11.1, the next major version of the company's community-driven Linux distribution, is scheduled for release on December 17. The new version will include updated software and some important new features that enhance the quality of the distribution. The many views of Impress

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OOo Presentation software isn't complicated compared to a word processor or spreadsheet. It doesn't need to be. Maybe that's why's Impress offers a variety of views of your work.

Thunderbird 3 Beta

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Software I decided recently to give a new mail client a whirl. Evolution, while an excellent client, appears to be a bit clunky with IMAP. I specifically have all of my mail go through GMail, and I access with IMAP. Evolution seems to be a bit slow when doing this.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 6: Changes to the audio drivers

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Linux As the development of Linux kernel 2.6.28 is approaching completion, this kernel log will mention a few changes that haven't made it into the "What's coming in 2.6.28" series so far.

AMD Linux 2008 Year in Review

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Hardware This year has been another interesting year for AMD's Linux efforts on both the open and closed fronts. We are focusing on their Catalyst driver efforts in this article.

How is Microsoft with Vista like the Big Three automakers?

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Microsoft For the first time since Bill Gates strong-armed PC vendors into installing Windows, the operating system has dropped below a 90% market share. That doesn't sound too bad, does it? Well, maybe you felt the same way back in the early '90s when Toyota and Honda started really ripping into General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.

Amazon UK May Cancel G1G1 Global Orders

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OLPC Heads up to European Give 1 Get 1 donors! may be canceling your G1G1 Global purchase because OLPC is talking too long to ship your XO laptop.

Is it dumb to release a new Linux kernel just for a device driver?

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Linux The Linux kernel in all of its entirety is a massive beast. If you wish to compile it as a monolithic kernel of course. Fortunately the kernel can be compiled in a modular fashion. So why do most distributions update the whole kernel when support for new devices come along?

Microsoft and Open Source: The Song Remains the Same

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OSS Microsoft has appointed a new point man to put a face on its interaction with the open source community. That man, Robert Duffner, takes on a big task as senior director of Platform and Open Source Software strategy at Microsoft. His IBM and BEA roots will help him place his mark on the Microsoft strategy, but the core message remains the same.

Linux & Zeno's Paradox

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Linux You probably know the one: You wish to get from point A to point B. Before you can reach B, you have to get halfway there. Before you can get halfway, you have to get a quarter of the way. Before you can get a quarter of the way, you have to get an eighth. And so on and so forth, ad infinitum.

Linux--The Lids Will Love It

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jdeeth.blogspot: Last year, when my youngest son was 5 ½, he was keeping me company in my home office and found my Linux box. On his own Ethan figured out that the Ubuntu logo was kind of like a Windows start button, navigated through the menu, found the games, and started playing an open source Minesweeper clone.

Welcome Windows Users - Adapt or Die!?

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Linux I've been seeing an increasing attitude rising in the Linux and Open Source community lately that I think needs to be addressed. People are switching to Linux, and doing so in droves. But something else is happening because of that: Linux and FOSS are changing.

Google dumps Firefox from download bundle

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Moz/FF Google has made Chrome the default browser in the English version of Google Pack, the search company's application bundle, replacing Firefox.

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