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A summary of my Linux experiment

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Linux

tgpo.org: The one thing they all had in common was the feeling they gave me. Each and every distro made me feel like I was an outsider, like I had somehow beaten the system and escaped from The Matrix. I liked that feeling. They also made me feel like The Matrix was more complete. I felt like I was giving up usefulness simply to live outside of the box.

Linux in mainstream culture

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Linux

newlinuxuser.com: Even if people are not comfortable with the idea, Linux is beginning to become more mainstream than we imagine. However, there are still some challenges when it comes to Linux adoption:

Can Linux Piggy Back Windows XP To Crack The Consumer Market?

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Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: The release of Linux XP 2008 has highlighted an interesting opportunity for the open source code which might see it eventually crack the mass market after a number of false starts. Linux XP 2008 offers an interesting backdrop to Windows XP and gives users the opportunity to use what is fast being recognised as a more flexible and user friendly system. But can it work in the long term?

Linux Magazine Italy Interview with Texstar of PCLOS

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PCLOS
Interviews

pclinuxos.com: I did an interview for Linux Magazine Italy - April Issue 2008. Here is a re-print of the interview for our English speaking members.

10 Thunderbird add-ons I can’t live without

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Moz/FF

bytebot.net/blog: With moving my workload to two laptops (one for work, on OS X and one for play, on Linux), you invariably have issues with being as productive as you should be in the software that you use. Here are some add-ons I can’t live without.

Five Ways Vista is Better than Linux!

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OS

traveller301.wordpress: I am going to briefly list five reasons I would say Vista is better than Linux. I am not passing a final judgement between the two OSes. I firmly believe it is best to leave the choice of OS up to the end user. I currently use OS X, Fedora 8, Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quickzi: How To Remove Blank Lines from a File

  • Typing non-standard characters in Ubuntu/Gnome
  • How-To: Customizing SSH client
  • Enjoying multiplayer games on LAN in DOSBox - IPX
  • Tor using Firefox and Opensuse 10.3

openSUSE 11.0 beta

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SUSE

duncan.mac-vicar.com: While reading Review: Hat Trick For Fedora 9 Beta, it caught my attention that the author says “Fedora continues to wear the innovation hat” because some of the changes described there. I did not see any killer feature openSUSE 11.0 does not have too, and a few ones are worth to highlight:

NixOS: A Purely Functional Linux Distribution

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Linux

people.cs.uu.nl: Existing package and system configuration management tools suffer from an imperative model, where system administration actions such as upgrading packages or changes to system configuration files are stateful: they destructively update the state of the system. This leads to many problems. In this paper we show that we can overcome these problems.

Linux Is No Longer The Cool New Kid On The Block. So Now What?

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Linux

Charles Babcock: Linux usage has grown fast over the past several years as the operating system moved from perimeter Web servers to workloads much closer to the heart of the business, while gaining a broad following of contributors and commercial users. But the days of these easy advances may be past.

Editorial: Open source is not about love

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OSS

beranger.org: As some open source developers seem to be unable to accept a mere reporting of a bug, this got me a reason for a long summary. I'll have to start by invoking the Evil before trying to prove that nowadays there is a severe lack of direction in whatever concerns the open-source desktop.

Red Hat`s Challenge

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Linux

eweek.com: Five years ago, Red Hat sent a shock wave through the Linux community when it announced a new bleeding-edge development pace for its flagship distribution, Red Hat Linux. Fast-forward to today: Red Hat remains focused most keenly on the enterprise server stack. The lack of an identity and management solution for Linux is retarding Linux's growth.

Switching from Windows to GNU/Linux (a newbie's guide) Part Two

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Linux

ladyofthecastle.blogspot: In the last post..I tried to make the argument for why GNU/Linux is wonderful and how everyone should make the switch. In this post, I will be reviewing the distributions (distros, or "flavors") of GNU/Linux that I personally have downloaded and tried out, which ones I liked or didn't and why.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux 2.6.25-rc9, "I Really Don't Want To Do This"

  • KDE Commit-Digest for 30th March 2008
  • Gartner groks CATB; Endere next?
  • Where are the Mac to Linux ports?
  • Microsoft’s credibility turning to junk while Linux revenue grows
  • AGPL v3 to be added to Palamida Watch List
  • KDE 4 Plus and Minus
  • X Window compression software updated
  • Linux Is Dead, Long Live Linux
  • Linux's death -- greatly exaggerated?
  • GSL Quick and Dirty Numerics

Extreme Linux Installing... well kind of

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: I went over to the Isle of Man for a friends wedding and took my Dell m1330n laptop with me which runs Ubuntu Gutsy. I used it a lot while I was there and it was running well but I wanted to reinstall the OS.

Mandriva Linux 2008.1 - The Blooming Spring

linuxseekers.com: Mandriva Linux is a predominantly KDE-centric Linux distribution originating from France. I decided to review Mandriva 2008 Spring (aka Mandriva Linux 2008.1) when I got to know that, this new Spring edition has a full support for the Asus Eee PC and also improved support for mobile device synchronization.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • User Access Control in Drupal 6

  • Howto: Vectorize images in Inkscape
  • Automating FTP I: UNIX and Linux
  • Install OpenSuse Tutorial in Video
  • Howto: Install awesome Music Visualizations for Rythmbox and XMMS In Ubuntu
  • Get 3D Effects running in PCLinuxOS
  • Quickzi: How To List Files with a Certain Date Stamp

A quick look at Kubuntu 8.04 Beta

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Ubuntu

downloadsquad.com: Recently, we reviewed Ubuntu 8.04 beta. We received several complaints for cranky people in the comments, and so we decided to take a look at some newer code. We decided to spice things up a little bit by trying Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu.

There's no way Ballmer survives Yahoo! disaster scenario

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: Microsoft is buying Yahoo! to . . . oh, that's right no one from Redmond has really explained that one yet. Most of the pundits think Redmond has an ad play in mind. Well, the Open Season crew sees it differently. In Episode 15, Matt Asay, Dave Rosenberg and I dig into the real motives behind Microsoft's lust for Yahoo!

Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies: The Truth about Linspire

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: After failing to get any response from Linspire as to why they are not holding annual shareholder meetings, I asked them publicly to do so in my last blog. Not only has Linspire not held a shareholders meeting, but to this day, they have not even responded to my inquiries with so much as a "we'll get back to you on that."

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