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Qt Multimedia/Mobility vs. Phonon: FIGHT!!!

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colin.guthr.ie: Well it's not really like that, but I guess those involved can think about it a bit like that at times!

The behavioral economics of free software

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mdzlog.alcor.net: People who use and promote free software cite various reasons for their choice, but do those reasons tell the whole story? If, as a community, we want free software to continue to grow in popularity, especially in the mainstream, we should understand better the true reasons for choosing it—especially our own.

Painting Sound with ARSS and Gimp

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: “The Analysis & Resynthesis Sound Spectrograph” (“ARSS”, now version 0.2.3) combined with an image editor of your choice (I also chose Gimp) turns out to be a very interesting way to make original sound effects — by painting the sound spectrum.

Valve's Linux Play May Lead More Games To Follow Suit

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Brought up in the Phoronix Forums yesterday by a reader was a reference to Ryan Gordon's resume that he was contracted to port Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 to Linux. This led a Phoronix reader to email Ryan "Icculus" Gordon and now we managed to get our hands on Ryan's e-mail response.

I've Installed Linux, Now What?

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Linux

daniweb.com: Time to enter the Wayback Machine to an experience I had with a new Linux user and compare it to today's more tech savvy audience. The year was 1997 and I had settled in for the evening with my favorite beverage and a bit of channel flipping, when I received a telephone call from a guy who'd installed Linux on his computer.

Paris Descartes University's UFR Biomédicale turns to Mandriva

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MDV

mandriva.com (PR): Paris Descartes University's UFR Biomédicale has installed the Mandriva Linux operating system on client desktops and servers to ensure a permanent stability and optimise the work of its 4,500 students.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Review

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: The last time I looked at SimplyMEPIS was the 8.0 release. In this review I’ll be taking a look at the latest version, SimplyMEPIS Linux 8.5. SimplyMEPIS is based on Debian, and it uses KDE as its desktop environment.

What's the faster browser on Earth?

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: We seem to be having a browser week here at OMG! towers. With all that in mind I couldn’t help but stoke the ever-tender embers of one question that continues to be a red-hot topic: “What is the fastest browser on Linux?”

Linux Mint 9 Review

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gnulinuxuser.wordpress: Well, well..the distro I was waiting for is finally out. It took a bit but I was finally able to do a review on it. It is hard for me to do objective reviews on Linux Mint as it is my preferred Linux distro, but I feel I am up to the challenge. So, let’s begin.

Fedora 13 – Linux for Applephobes

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theregister.co.uk: With its music store and cloud syncing services, Ubuntu 10.04 tends to eclipse Fedora in the minds of many. Not that Fedora project leader Paul Frields minds. Fedora is intended "first and foremost for users interested in and capable of contributing to open source."

GIMP vs. The World

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GIMP

linuxplanet.com: High-end graphics editing in the commercial world has been defined by Adobe's Photoshop. It is so dominant and so prevalent that the name is frequently used as a verb, as in the line from the movie Cheaper by the Dozen "We'll photoshop her in later." In the free and open source world the standard of comparison is GIMP.

Newly open source BitTorrent protocol aims to unclog tubes

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Software

arstechnica.com: The company behind the BitTorrent technology has opened the source code of its uTorrent Transport Protocol (uTP). A production-ready implementation of the protocol code in C++ is now available from GitHub under the MIT license.

6 things Microsoft needs to do before I’ll take Windows seriously

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Microsoft

linuxcritic.wordpress: I’m an IT guy in what is still largely a Windows world. While the Information Technology industry hasn’t caught up just yet, I like to consider myself a bit more forward looking than that. The way I see it, Windows isn’t ready for the enterprise yet.

Ubuntu's Unity Desktop: Reality vs. Rationales

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Over the past year, Ubuntu has become one of the centers for usability design on the Linux desktop. You might criticize this effort because it takes place in the distribution, rather than as contributions to the GNOME desktop, but at least it is happening.

The Trinity Project Picks Up Where KDE 3.5.10 Left Off

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KDE

itlure.com: First impressions? It's super fast, just as I remember KDE 3.x best for. It really didn't feel like I was running the system from the CD. As for the rest, indulge yourselves into these screenshots I made.

Fedora 13: Rock It!

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Linux

redhat.com: The Fedora Project today announced the availability of Fedora 13, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution.

Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Desktop Computing in 2010

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blog.taragana.com: A typical desktop Linux distribution comprises a Linux kernel, GNU tools and libraries, additional software, documentation, a window system and window manager. We delved into the Linux distributions for desktop computing and queued up a list of top 5 distros.

Slackware Linux 13.1 arrives

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Slack

slackware.com: Yes, it's that time again! After many months of development and careful testing, we are proud to announce the release of Slackware version 13.1!

Is it time to rethink the open source license approval process?

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OSS

the451group.com: Open Source Initiative board member, Simon Phipps, declared on Monday that Google’s WebM project “is not currently open source”. It was a statement based on the fact that the license used for WebM is not currently approved by the Open Source Initiative as being compliant with the Open Source Definition.

Torrents go down Hollywood-style

linuxmint.com: With the assistance of the Svea Court of Appeals, the main Hollywood movie studios have landed a triple blow on OpenBitTorrent. The Court handed out three injunctions yesterday, one of which took the OpenBitTorrent tracker offline.

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