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Story Raspberry Pi review srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 10:30pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 7:36am
Story KDE Activities: A Personal Case Study srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 7:30am
Story Is Gnome targeting OEMs with Initial Setup? srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 2:36am
Story Another look at Ubuntu and the Enterprise srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 2:34am
Story New Mandriva Foundation Nears Milestone srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 2:33am
Story Linus, GNOME 3, and Much Ado About Desktop Interfaces srlinuxx 15/06/2012 - 2:26am
Story Plasma Active - a New Approach to Tablet Computing srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 9:52pm
Story rekonq 1.0 Tech Preview srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 9:51pm
Story openSUSE Rethinking Developmental Model, 12.2 Delayed srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 9:47pm

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

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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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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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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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  • 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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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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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."

Virtualization Makes Running Linux a Snap

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ostatic.com: Many people love Linux but aren't able to commit to using it full time. Some folks use certain peripherals that Linux can't yet accommodate, while others need applications for which suitable open source options don't yet exist. Fortunately, virtualization makes it possible to put your favorite Linux distribution right on your Mac or Windows PC.

Commentary: the Linux Foundation and the future of Linux

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linux.com: I came away from the second annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit with mixed feelings. I mean, it's hard not to support the group that pays Linus Torvalds to spend his time continuing to lead the poster-boy project for free and open source software. But at the same time, those golden chains are my biggest concern about the Linux Foundation.

Analysts Get Hit By Cluestick?

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linuxtoday.com: It might not be entirely evident from the headlines, but if you read the articles, it will become immediately clear: these positive statements about Linux and negative statements about Windows are courtesy of analysts.

Review: Hat Trick For Fedora 9 Beta

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crn.com: Fedora announced Fedora 9 Beta late last month, and Test Center reviewers replaced the current Fedora 8 install to see what the new version has to offer. There is a solid indication of the new things to come that makes the stable release, expected May 1, worth watching.

Mandriva Flash 2008 USB Key Review

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MDV

reviewlinux.com: USB Key Linux distributions seem to be the craze at the moment. The Mandriva Flash 2008 4 gig USB Key is bundled on a Dane-Elec USB Key. It's sturdy construction and proven reliability makes Dane-Elec a good chioce for Mandriva to place their OS on.

The Linux lesson Windows needs

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OS

Dana Blankenhorn: Gartner analysts are running about in Las Vegas, hair on fire, shouting that Windows is collapsing. Or about to collapse. This is easy to get snarky about, but for Linux’ sake I hope it never happens.

Also: Linux or open source?

Interview: How a hacker became a freedom fighter

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Interviews
OSS

newscientist.com: One of the founding fathers of "free software" and an esteemed elder of the hacking community, Richard Stallman has made defending people's freedoms his life's work. His advocacy of personal freedoms extends to the protection of true democracy and of the human rights increasingly being trampled on in the US and elsewhere.

Hardy Heron -- Clean or Dirty

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Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: As the release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS rapidly approaches, the all important question is beginning to form in everyone's mind. Upgrade, or freshly install.

Also: second worst dialog i saw during a recent ubuntu upgrade

Scribus - Desktop Publishing for Penguins

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raiden.net: When it comes to desktop publishing, a lot of people might think of big organizations producing newsletters, or your local boy scouts producing a fund raising flier. But the average person out there might not see where any kind of desktop publishing is really needed. Honestly, if you really look deeply, you might be surprised.

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