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Story City of Vienna increasingly turns to open source Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 2:13pm
Story Meet VoCore, the smallest Linux computer yet Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 2:08pm
Story IBM Bets Big On Power 8 Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 2:07pm
Story Windows ban may open door for China's domestic OS Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 12:11pm
Story AMD runs out of steam Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 12:09pm
Story Linux as an alternative to the world's biggest operating system Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 12:08pm
Story Will Canonical name a new Pope? Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 6:37am
Story Linux 3.15-rc7 Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 6:26am
Story American elections are stuck in the 20th century. Here's how to change that. Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 6:05am
Story How governments are more collaborative with open source Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2014 - 6:03am

Who's buddying up closer with Microsoft: Novell or Red Hat?

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blogs.computerworld: I know for a fact that either Novell or Red Hat, or perhaps both, will be announcing next week that they'll be shifting their server virtualization offerings from Xen to XenServer. What I don't know is what, if anything, either one of them may be doing beyond that to further their virtualization partnerships with Microsoft.

Opera, all prettied up with nowhere to go

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bushweed.blogspot: In general i find Opera to be a far superior browsing experience to any other browser at the moment.

Speedboot explained

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crozat.net: For those of you not following Mandriva Linux development closely, we just released Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Beta and this is our first release featuring speedboot feature, in its initial phase.

More Ear Candy (0.3)

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anotherubuntu.blogspot: Ear Candy is a sound level manager, written by Jason Taylor, that nicely fades applications in and out based on there profile and window focus.

Compiz 0.8.0 Has Been Released, Finally

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phoronix.com: Compiz 0.8 was branched from master back in November, but only today do we now have the v0.8.0 release of Compiz.

RIP Linux

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Linux

linuxsysconfig.com: Recovery Is Possible is a Slackware based Live OS. It can be used for various tasks like maintenance, troubleshooting, rescuing an installed system, or even as a Live OS for browsing the Internet, chatting with friends, listening to music or watching movies.

Ubuntu 9.10: Karmic Koala

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ubuntu.com: Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the Karmic Koala, the newest member of our alliterative menagerie. When you are looking for inspiration beyond the looming Jaunty feature freeze, I hope you’ll think of the Koala, our official mascot for Ubuntu 9.10.

Also: 10 things you did not know about Karmic Koalas

Linux distributions new users should avoid

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linuxlala.net: What distribution is ideal for me? This is by far the most often asked question on just about every forum board. New users are adopting Linux by the hordes everyday, and that’s a great thing, but because of the large number of distributions to choose from, they can’t help but wonder which is best for them.

Is Ubuntu Jaunty quick enough to beat Windows 7?

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tectonic.co.za: When Mark Shuttleworth first announced plans for Ubuntu 9.04 his primary objective was to make the operating system boot faster. With a battle with Microsoft’s Windows 7 looming, the speed of startup - and shutdown - of a laptop PC has become a critical battleground.

Download the Linux Starter Pack

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tuxradar.com: New to the wonderful world of Linux? Looking for an easy way to get started? Download our complete 130-page guide and get to grips with the OS in hours rather than weeks or months.

Friday Fun: Racing Fun with SuperTuxKart Racer

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Gaming

blogs.howtogeek: We finally made it to another Friday so it's time to kick back with a cool free racing game! Tux Racer is a free game based on the Mario Kart concept, but features the Linux mascot Tux instead.

The Problem With “My First Experience With Linux” Posts

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Linux

linuxloop.com: A popular topic for bloggers and technology journalists are “my first experiences with Linux” posts. It should be useful to understand the experience of a new user, but all it ends up being is a war. What’s wrong?

Mini Review: Miro 2.0

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raiden.net: Miro is an integrated toolset for finding, organizing, downloading and watching media files on the Internet. It has a lot of features and I'm hoping that this mini review will give people a good idea of Miro's abilities.

Business is booming for open source adopters

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OSS

crn.com.au: We're in a downturn - we've heard it enough times itmust be true. We've all been asked to do more with less, to ensure our employees survive the coming year.

OpenOffice.org: 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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pcmag.com: OpenOffice.org–an application suite, not just a Web site—has tricks even Office can't manage. Here are a few that may not be obvious, plus a few ways to make it less annoying out of the box.

Knoppix: live CD par excellence

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itwire.com: While the bigger and better-known Linux distributions tend to get more than their fair share of publicity, there are other bright stars that light up the FOSS firmament and rarely get a mention.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux comes to Windows users' rescue

  • Open Letter to the openSUSE Community
  • How developers see openSUSE
  • Petition - Free and Open Source OS's In Schools
  • Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat or Novell gang up on VMware
  • 10 things you need to know about Linux if you are coming from windows
  • Canonical’s April 2009 Surprise: More Than Ubuntu 9.04
  • Tour of LinuxFest Northwest 2008
  • Interview: Bringing a community together with free software
  • Does Open Source Experience Help in Today’s Job Market?
  • ISU politics professor takes his knowledge abroad
  • is gentoo dying?
  • Mozilla: Sometimes govt. is answer to Microsoft
  • Hacker and Community, part 2/2: Defining Community
  • A Review of the ASUS Eee PC with Xandros Linux pre-installed
  • Tiemann: 'Honeymoon is over' for software lock-in
  • Access Linux Platform 3.0 live, in person, and oh-so-full of widgets
  • Easy Steps to Rip a DVD to ISO in Ubuntu 8.10
  • How to encrypt your Linux backups
  • 5 Apache Troubleshooting Tips for Friday

To Linux or not to Linux?

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education.zdnet.com: One request that actually made it past the budget gods for FY10 was 60 convertible Classmate PCs (30 for each of two schools). This leaves me with a question to answer, though: Do I use Windows XP Home or Edubuntu?

Who Uses Linux?

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Linux

ilovemyjournal.com: I was reading this article a few minutes ago, and a conversation I had with a potential employer popped into my head. "Linux is good for hobbyists and people just beginning to understand technology. Microsoft is suited much more for the world of enterprise and corporations."

Finding the right open-source price

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news.cnet.com: I'm currently working on pricing models for several new open-source companies, and I keep running into a similar set of challenges. The primary issue is that when you shrink a market, as open source does, you must to find a pricing model that solves the equation, meaning that your costs must substantially lower in order for you to make money.

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