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When commercial open source goes bad

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OSS

blogs.the451group.com: One of the primary proof-points of the success of open source has been its adoption by previously proprietary software vendors.

Firefox 4 FINAL - Available now

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4 FINAL - Available now
  • Firefox 4, A Double Disappointment
  • Four Reasons Firefox 4 can make a go of it--And one reason why it can't
  • Firefox 4: 3 Ways It Beats IE and Chrome Browsers

OpenSUSE 11.4: A blast from Linux past

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SUSE

itworld.com: I've liked openSUSE since before it was named openSUSE and went by the unlikely name S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 back in 1996. It's come a long, long way since then. Today, this Novell-supported community Linux distribution makes both a strong, server and desktop. For all that, though I've found in this go-around some fit and polish issues.

is Canonical good for free software?

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Ubuntu
  • Has the new Ubuntu One Control Panel raised the stakes in app appearances?
  • Razing the Stakes
  • Ubuntu is NOT part of Google SoC 2011
  • Open Ballot: is Canonical good for free software?

Nouveau's OpenGL Performance Approaches The NVIDIA Driver

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: As I began to share over the weekend, the community-created Nouveau driver that's open-source and is written by clean-room reverse-engineering the NVIDIA binary display driver, has reached a serious milestone. For low-end NVIDIA GPUs, the Nouveau driver based upon the Mesa Gallium3D architecture is now as fast, or even faster, than NVIDIA's official proprietary driver.

DEX: Bridging Gaps Between Debian and Derivatives

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Linux
Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: Matt Zimmerman, Ubuntu CTO, has found a way to bridge the ever-widening crevasse between Debian and its derivatives. The Debian Front Desktop was formed last summer in order to bring together these camps, but Zimmerman wants to go a step or two further.

KDE Look Part 6: 4 Months In

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KDE

ericsbinaryworld.com: I started using KDE in November of last year so I figured that I’d give an update on how things are working for me four months in.

Will new openSUSE with KDE 4.6 bring distro back from obscurity?

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SUSE

techrepublic.com: The openSUSE distribution nearly faded away into obscurity. But 11.4 brings this distribution back to serious relevancy. See what Jack Wallen thinks about the latest from the openSUSE developers.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 397

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Greeting the lizard king (review of openSUSE 11.4)
  • News: FreeBSD switches to "bsdinstall", OpenBSD announces 4.9, Debian launches DEX, BackTrack prepares for May release, Gentoo lists projects for GSoC, Japan OSS community post-earthquake update
  • Questions and Answers: DistroWatch visitor number growth
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10 "LXDE", Ultimate Edition 2.9, SuperGamer Supreme 2.5
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.10 release schedule
  • New distributions: GenOS, PUIAS Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Should I Switch to Linux?

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Linux
Ubuntu

pcworld.com: The first thing you should know: There is a learning curve. Linux is much easier than it used to be, but it's not Windows. If you're used to a Microsoft operating system, Ubuntu will take some adjustment.

Introducing Your Honey to Linux

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Linux geeks are a generous sort, it seems fair to say, always eager to share the joys of their favorite operating system. So when a Linux geek enters a new relationship -- with a fellow human, that is -- it's only natural to encourage that new flame to adopt Linux too.

Killing Linpus Linux, reaching for Ubuntu on netbooks

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Linux
Ubuntu

computerweekly.com: If you, like me, bought an Acer Aspire One and have been suffering with the ultra stripped down Linpus Linux Lite for your sins; then you've probably (also like me) only dreamed lazily of the heavenly possibility of having a "proper" operating system on your machine.

Not enough open source in schools?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Hot on the heels of Becta finding in 2005 that using free software saves schools money, its bastard child, Open Source Schools, six years later publishes a paper describing how schools could to do more for less with FOSS.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Gallium3D OpenGL 4.1 State Tracker Redux
  • Ubuntu Manual Project calling for Project Leader, Editor-in-Chief
  • GNOME 3 Live image, release 0.1.1
  • Help Port Small applications missing in KDE 4
  • Molten Sky Linux version
  • The Land of The Free in 2011
  • An Interview with CharlesA
  • top: The poor man’s performance analyzer
  • Resize Pictures With Picture Resizer XnConvert
  • add timestamp to a picture with free open source software
  • Gnash 0.8.9 released
  • Going Linux Mar 20: #133 - Produce An Audio Podcast Using Linux
  • DtO: They think of Everything!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Reorder Linux Drive Partition Numbers
  • 2.5 Methods to Mount Windows Share
  • Five tips for troubleshooting Linux desktops
  • How to open a file manager of the current directory
  • How to install and configure SpamAssassin
  • Generate random numbers with $RANDOM
  • openSUSE 11.4 security settings
  • Use the lscpu command to get CPU/Processor information
  • How to download Flash Files : No Flash files in /tmp?
  • How do I autostart application after login to KDE4
  • Wall paper slide show on Kubuntu
  • Ubuntu Tips: Manage CPU temperature

Holding on to KDE 3.5.x and Gnome 2.x in 2011

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KDE
Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Something I have brought up on a number of occasions when talking about software is that people are very much resistant to change. This is true of both people that use closed source software and open source software.

Five Things The Internet Brought That I Can Live Without…

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Web

lockergnome.com: …and one that I could not. I could easily live without: SPAM email

A bid to keep LUGs relevant

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Linux

itwire.com: There was a time when Linux user groups were the source of support for those who install and run the free operating system. Installfests were held at least once a year and people who were interested in testing out GNU/Linux waited for these events.

No FAFSA for FOSS Users

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Linux
OSS

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've written twice now about various pieces of online software that restrict your freedom to use the operating system of your choice to access them. My girlfriend is also a student and was annoyed when she found out.

Taming Firefox 4 - The annoyance-less guide

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Moz/FF
HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Existing Firefox users are probably learning the new changes introduced in the browser even as we speak, getting to grips with the visual and functional redesign of the latest edition of Mozilla's flagship.

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First Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Release Candidate Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Here

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