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Mandriva 2010 Spring background contest winners

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blog.mandriva.com: Here are the results of the contest Mandriva launched one month ago. Thanks everybody for your interest and for contributing, we had almost 150 photos submitted.

Fedora 13: Boring yet Good

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: It’s hard to believe that Fedora is already at it’s thirteenth version. As usual, I decided to test Fedora 13 on my Dell Latitude D630 laptop, which gets by with its 2ghz processor, and its decent 4GB of RAM and integrated Intel graphics.

The developer obsession with code names, 114 interesting examples

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OS
Linux
Software

royal.pingdom.com: Code names have been around for a long time. Remember the Manhattan project in the 1940s? That turned out to be the atomic bomb. Thankfully, not all code names hide such sinister projects. So what kind of code names are developers out there coming up with?

World's Funniest Windows Error Messages

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Microsoft
Humor

junauza.com: We all know how it sucks to see error messages. If you have been using Windows all your life, you have probably seen lots of them already.

$100 computing in 2010

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OLPC
  • $100 computing in 2010
  • OLPC & Marvell to Redefine Tablet Computing (PR)
  • OLPC's Negroponte Says XO-3 Prototype Tablet Coming in 2010
  • The OLPC's real importance is as a conversation starter

A quick visual tour of MeeGo 1.0 for netbooks

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OS

From seemingly out of nowhere yesterday MeeGo, a Linux Foundation-approved alliance between Nokia and Intel, released v1.0 of what they’re calling the netbook user experience. Way to channel Jimi Hendrix there.

So like the band with the similar name, will MeeGo blow your mind? Let’s find out…

Washing the windows myths. Ease of use.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com: Linux is only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console under windows. Windows is all point and click. You have to be a wiz at computers to be able to use Linux. Anybody can use windows.

Google demands more openness from the Open Source Initiative

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OSS

the451group.com: Google’s open source programs manager, Chris DiBona has asked the Open Source Initiative to delay consideration of Google’s WebM license, and in doing so has called on the OSI to be more open.

Which Linux For Your Old Computer?

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Linux

bihlman.com: If you have an old machine that no longer has an operating system, you don’t have to throw that machine away. You can put it to good use with an operating system that doesn’t require a fast processor or big disk drive.

GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

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OSS

fsf.org: An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2.

Ubuntu 10.04 review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 review
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 can read your iPhone's secrets
  • The keyboard menu

MeeGo 1.0 Has Been Released

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Linux

MeeGo is an open source, Linux operating system based on Moblin (by Intel) and Maemo (by Nokia). MeeGo supports most Intel Atom-based netbooks, ARM-based Nokia N900, Intel Atom-based handset (Moorestown) and Intel Atom-based in-vehicle. MeeGo doesn't work on netbooks with GMA-500, Nvidia or ATI Graphics chipsets.

today's leftovers:

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  • Five fun, educational Linux games for kids!
  • Catalyst 10.5 For Linux Is Out: Nothing Exciting
  • Illumination Software Creator 1.0 Ships!
  • MeeGo, the new netbook Linux, arrives
  • openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 7: Preparing for RC Phase
  • Linux Mint 9: A Fresh Spin on Ubuntu
  • GNOME Shell 2.31.2 Brings Exciting Changes Too
  • Words to live by
  • Fedora Remix “Lucky13″ featuring mintMenu
  • Snazzy Zaz is one fun puzzler
  • Q&A: Photo-Editing on Linux
  • LinuxUser kernel column #87

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Scripting qemu / kvm monitor
  • How to dual boot Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04
  • Simulate complex networks with qemu
  • quickly apply color schemes to a spreadsheet with OpenOffice
  • How-To: DNS Logging
  • Finch, a command line alternative to Pidgin
  • CentOS / Redhat: Create Software RAID 1 Array
  • simple remote git repo howto
  • Quicker framebuffer scrolling
  • Easily Customize NotifyOSD in Ubuntu Lucid

Measuring the popularity of distro’s – Part 1 Distrowatch Rankings

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Linux

thelinuxblog.net: Measuring the popularity of Linux has always been a difficult thing. A well used method is the Distrowatch rankings. This simply measures the visits on each distro page on the site every day.

Open Source Makes a Difference

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OSS
  • Open Source Makes a Difference
  • FOSS Community Member Launches Documentation Project for Blind
  • LinuxCon Program Announced: This Year’s Themes
  • Is Microsoft an open source company?
  • Turkey Ministry of Justice and law courts consider open source desktop
  • How They Stole the Public Domain
  • Five questions about the Open Source way with Jim Gilmore

Szulik to step down as Red Hat chairman

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Linux

bizjournals.com: Matthew Szulik, chairman of Red Hat’s board of directors, is stepping down in August after his term expires, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Fedora 13

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Linux
  • Fedora 13 Review
  • Review: Fedora 13 "Goddard"

We’re More Than Mark

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical, Ubuntu: We’re More Than Mark Shuttleworth
  • Review: Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition

Eschalon: Book II Released

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Gaming
  • Eschalon: Book II Released For GNU/Linux
  • Caster – Pay What You Want
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