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Linux at 20 percent market share? What crack were they smoking?

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Linux

Matt Asay: I'm very grateful to Digg user BrokeBody for reminding me of just how intoxicated we were with the Linux desktop back in 2003. 20 percent market share by 2008. The money quote? "We didn't see Linux on the desktop as a major market, but we were wrong."

PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Last week we learned a bit about the chaotic jumble that is audio on Linux, and about the new PulseAudio sound server that just may create bit of order, and perhaps some more user-friendliness. Application support for PulseAudio is not quite complete. Today is going to be Fix *buntu Day.

Fun with openSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

blogs.zdnet.com: Not a single post I make about Ubuntu goes by without at least one of you making some comment about my distro of choice and suggesting that I try some other distro. Well, never let it be said that I don’t listen to you - so this week I decided to take openSUSE 11.0 for a spin.

The Best Way To Learn Linux

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Linux

foogazi.com: Dan Craciun posted a nice article on his blog titled What is the best way to learn linux? that got me thinking just what some of the best ways to learn Linux are. Dan and I agree that reading documentation is one of the best ways to learn Linux in general.

Also: What is the best way to learn Linux?

Firefox and Thunderbird phone home daily

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Several of you have emailed me to let me know of a Firefox and Thunderbird feature that you might not be aware of - both applications phone home on a daily basis.

OpenSUSE 11: nice kid, bad custodians

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SUSE

itwire.com: Sometime back, I had a couple of encounters with OpenSUSE, the so-called community distribution which was started by Novell in 2005. Neither of them was exactly salutary. With version 11, there is somewhat better news. Or maybe I should I say mixed news.

Pushing the Glacier

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OSS

wearenixed.blogspot: Free and Open Source Software is a wonderful thing. I know that I am saving money, time, and hard disk space by not using the commercial alternatives. For the rest of my college career, I no longer need to pay for expensive software. I am not the only one who has come to this realization. But how can it be spread?

How Can We Harness the Firefox Effect?

linuxjournal.com: Three things are striking about the recent launch of Firefox 3. But the question has to be: what now? How can we harness that amazing spirit, to make the Firefox Effect permanent, not just a media event that comes around once every few years?

ATI Radeon HD 4850 Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Now that we have had time to complete testing of the Radeon HD 4850, today we are sharing the first Linux results from this brand-new ATI graphics processor. Before you think the Windows and Linux performance is equal for the Radeon HD 4800 series, this isn't the case, at least not yet.

IT leaders urged to contribute code to open-source projects

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OSS

computerworld.com: Open source is no longer a novelty, even within the largest corporations. Today, 53% of businesses use open-source software, according to a recent CIO.com survey. However, not enough of those businesses are contributing code back to the open-source community.

Don't forget the text editor

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Software

linux.com: Text editors are important for many tasks, from editing configuration files, nudging cron jobs, and manipulating XML files to quickly pushing out a README. Luckily, there are a number of interesting editors available. Here's a brief introduction to nine intriguing choices.

Also: Intro to HTML editors

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Validating an IP Address in a Bash Script

  • How to use Wget to download a file needs password for downloading
  • How To Install and Configure Avant Window Navigator for Ubuntu
  • Printing with openSUSE 11 (and HOW-TO install MS fonts)
  • How to save time and traffic upgrading with apt-proxy
  • Some usability tricks and tips

A beginner’s guide to Korn shell scripting

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News

The AIX operating system and other UNIX-like operating systems need a way to communicate with the kernel. This is done through the use of a shell. The Korn shell is the default shell used with AIX. Discover how to automate many tasks and save a great deal of time by writing your own Korn shells scripts.

Improvements in KDE’s Folderview

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: Folderview is an awesome plasmoid which makes it possible to show the content of a folder on a screen. It also is the first step to say good bye to the traditional way of storing links and folder on the desktop itself - the idea is to now store the data on the desktop but to show the data from some place directly on the desktop as if they would be there.

few bloggings

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SUSE
Ubuntu
  • openSUSE 11, a quick look

  • A Quick Appraisal: Xfce in OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Here are the 8 Reasons 'why i love Ubuntu'?

Ten fantastic keyboard shortcuts in OpenOffice.org

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OOo

freesoftwaremagazine.com: A lot of software users I meet seem to feel they are not using their software as efficiently as they could. If that includes you, then listen up. Here is my list of the ten, lesser-known, OpenOffice.org Writer keyboard shortcuts that will help you improve your productivity.

Zenwalk 5.2 on a Dell Inspiron 1150 Review

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Linux

penguinway.net: Zenwalk is a Slackware based distribution that is aimed at giving it’s users a fast, stable, and to easy to use machine. . Zenwalk 5.2 was released this month so I decided to give it a try on my Dell Inspiron 1150 system.

And finally… that is a big NO-NO

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KDE

ereslibre.es: We need users. Users don’t need us. So better do it good. I hope I misunderstood previous posts that I have read on the planet. We don’t need certain users that are completely useless for the project, but sure we need the 99,99% that are normal people, with wishes reported and contributing in a very different ways.

Also: KDE4, aseigo, Troy, the users and the open-source conundrum

Two Linux mobile groups merge to pool efforts

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Linux

computerworld.com: In a move aimed at consolidating their efforts to support Linux use on mobile phones, the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum is merging into the LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation.

Will Bill Gates’ departure usher in open source friendly era at Microsoft?

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Microsoft
OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: It’s a tough call. Observers from both the open and closed source worlds say the exit of Microsoft’s longtime leader won’t usher in a GPL era at the company but it will likely accelerate what is already a changing attitude in Redmond.

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