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Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Elects New Members

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Linux The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the results of its 2008 Technical Advisory Board (TAB) election, which drew record numbers of candidates and voters.

What's Open About OpenSolaris?

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Interviews Timothy Cramer, senior director of OpenSolaris engineering at Sun, talks about the "open" part of OpenSolaris. DDJ: Tim, for clarity's sake, what are the basic differences between the Solaris 10 Operating System and OpenSolaris?

Review & Setup: OpenArena

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Gaming OpenArena is an open source First Person Shooter based around a Quake engine. It’s fast, violent, and very entertaining. And best of all, it runs on Windows, Linux, and OS X!

Vector Linux 6.0 Beta 2: An Update

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I'M having more success with Beta 2 than I had with Beta 1 of Vector's latest distribution - I managed to get it to install, for starters!

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Live, Mozilla Already Eyeing Beta 3

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Moz/FF Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 was released to the public Monday, but Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox development, said that Mozilla is already targeting Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 for a February 2009 release.

FSFE and Release Guide to Handling License Violations

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OSS Free Software Foundation Europe's Freedom Task Force (FTF) and have just formed a partnership that has released a guide to reporting and fixing license violations.

Ubuntu or Fedora. Which one is for you?

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Linux For some, Ubuntu 8.10 was something of a disappointment. Not because it is bad, which it is not, but because is feels more like slightly refreshed Ubuntu 8.04 rather than a new release. Fedora 10 on the other hand, does feel a fresher and slightly more exciting.

Storing Files/Directories In Memory With tmpfs

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You probably know that reading from RAM is a lot of faster than reading files from the hard drive, and reduces your disk I/O. This article shows how you can store files and directories in memory instead of on the hard drive with the help of tmpfs (a file system for creating memory devices).

today's leftovers

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  • In Defense of the Creative Commons Non-Commercial License

  • Acer leads hot netbook market
  • Keeping Tabs (Virtually) on the Ubuntu Developer Summit
  • Moonlight goes 3D
  • Getting started with iptables in Linux
  • Fedora update breaks… Fedora
  • SimCity4 on Ubuntu 8.10
  • Gentoo… finally
  • Alternative to Vista? Try the user friendly PCLINUXOS 2007!
  • Strong Netbook Shipments Buoy Notebook PC Market in Q3'08
  • Mastering the Art of Remastering
  • Sun's Mickos: I'm OK with Monty's MySQL 5.1 rant
  • Open Source: Our Defense Against Lousy Preloaded Software
  • Gnome 3 mockup screenshots
  • The five most important IT trends of 2008
  • Interview with Totem maintainer Bastien Nocera
  • KDE at LinuxDay 2008 in Dornbirn, Austria
  • Browser Speed Test Revisited
  • Creating geographical charts with EuroOffice Map Chart
  • The single most important thing you should know about Ubuntu…
  • Amazon open sources public relations
  • Build a Linux Distro You Can Be Proud Of
  • Linux Kernel Performance Counter Subsystem
  • Criticizing Vista Doesn’t Mean Promoting Ubuntu
  • Software as a Subversive Activity, Part 4: One Geek's Journey from Microsoft Slave to Linux Liberty

some howtos:

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  • Manage your mbox file with Archmbox

  • How To Install Microsoft Core Fonts In Ubuntu Linux
  • Accessing Your Ubuntu Linux System with GDM
  • CUPS failing at startup on Debian Lenny
  • Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part I
  • HowTo upgrade from Debian Etch to Lenny
  • Know when your drives are failing, with smartd

Where will Linux be in ten years time?

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Linux I have said it before and I will say it again. Linux is the fastest growing operating system that I know of. I do not mean in market share, it is a free (as in beer) operating system, although it is moving up in the marketplace pretty fast. I mean the actual operating system itself.

Linux is NOT a Crusade!

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bushweed.blogspot: After my article about Novell, i received at least one comment ( and more always come in ) which makes me really annoyed. Why do so many people treat Linux as a crusade?!?

Desktop Linux buy or rent and the home market

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Hardware One important point about Paula’s story concerning IBM’s “Microsoft-free” Linux PC is that it’s a rental unit. What users get is a terminal.

Red Hat bucks the trend

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Linux At a time when most companies are happy if the balance sheet does not show any red ink, Red Hat Linux has bucked the trend. Its stock price leapt 32 percent last week compared to that a year ago, during a week when technology stocks overall fell by 2.6 percent.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 now available for download

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Moz/FF Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.1.

10 things Linux does better than OS X

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Linux OS X is heralded for its friendliness, but according to Jack Wallen, it falls short in many other respects. Find out why he says Linux is superior in everything from flexibility to portability to cost.

Forrester: 92 percent of enterprises look to open source for quality

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OSS For anyone still stuck in the twentieth-century mindset that open source is just about Linux, or even solely about Linux and middleware like the JBoss application server, Forrester Research's new report, "Open Source Paves The Way For The Next Generation Of Enterprise IT," should be an eye opener.

xfmedia player for Ubuntu - bye bye Audacious

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Software After a recent upgrade from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.10, which works really well for me, I discovered to my dismay that xmms is not in the repositories anymore. The prefered replacement now is 'audacious' which around 12% to 14% of my CPU.

Installing Programmes In Linux Vs. Windows: Which Is Easier?

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: I don’t usually do follow ups. This one illustrates a point that I made in the previous post and it underscores the kind of thinking that I was referring to in my article and is worth singling it out. "What is hard about clicking on an exe?”

When Linux fails

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Linux (Jeremy Allison): Recently I was able to visit the Ontario Linux Fest. I love shows like Ontario, as they're run by amateurs, not by professional show companies. Ian had gone to Africa as part of an organization called Geekcorps, dedicated to promoting IT use in developing nations.

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