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Open source moves into the enterprise at NZ organisations

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OSS There was a time when open source software was almost inseparable from the image of altruistic, community-loving developers, coding away in command line interfaces in a darkened room. But those days are long gone.

Why 'Fragmentation' Isn’t a Problem for Android or Linux

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Linux Why is it that what's viewed as healthy competition in one arena is so frequently labeled a "fragmentation problem" in other areas these days?

Does “Open Core” Actually Differ from Proprietary Relicensing?

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OSS I've been criticized — quite a bit this week, but before that too — for using the term “Open Core” as a shortcut for the phrase “proprietary relicensing0 that harms software freedom”. Meanwhile, Matt Aslett points to Andrew Lampitt's “Open Core” definition as canonical. I admit I wasn't aware of Lampitt's definition before, but I dutifully read it when Aslett linked to it.

Why Free Software doesn’t always fly

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lxnay.wordpress: One of the reasons why this happens, unfortunately, in my opinion, is very simple: as I wrote before, developers keep breaking the compatibility of their libraries with the rest of the world, whenever they feel, with no communication with downstream at all.

Quick Look: Xubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu If you aren’t familiar with Xubuntu, it’s essentially a combination of Ubuntu and the Xfce desktop environment. Xubuntu is designed to provide a lighter-weight desktop experience than GNOME (Ubuntu’s default desktop).

How open source advocates beat themselves

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OSS It’s a story I heard from every European open source advocate I talked to over the last three weeks. “So-and-so (name or institution) is in the pocket of so-and-so (Google, Microsoft, IBM).”

Oracle issues first 3.3 RC

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OOo Two months after the first beta arrived, the developers have issued the first release candidate (RC1) of 3.3.0, the next release of the Oracle owned open source office suite.

Eight Reasons to give E17 a Try

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I have tried every different type of desktop under the sun and of them all Enlightenment's E17 is my personal favorite. The following are a few reasons why.

The Quiet Rise of Linux Tablets

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Hardware One of the things I have been working on this fall is a business-oriented book about the iPad. I mention this because, (a) it's a shameless plug and (b) it leads into the topic of tablet computing, which I think is a lot stronger moving forward than people realize.

Not so Minty fresh

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Linux Well, my extended experiment with Linux Mint, which I installed some months ago on my primary desktop, is over.

Boosting Ubuntu's Productivity: 20 Tips

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Ubuntu In this article, I'll share twenty tips that have saved me countless hours of wasted time, while making my life with Ubuntu easier in general.

The Social Network: The loneliness of the Linux-based programmer

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Movies “Creation myths need a devil.” So says one of The Social Network’s minor characters in its final scene, unwittingly revealing both the film’s greatest strength and its greatest weakness in but five words.

Linux users: why you should watch The Wire

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Linux Simon Brew ponders one of the finest television programmes in recent memory, and wonders if its advocates share parallels with some in the open source community…

Reports of Linux’s Desktop Death Are Premature

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Linux Given all the dismal market-share statistics so lovingly reproduced by Microsoft and like-minded partners, it's not entirely surprising to see observers declare that the dream of the Linux desktop is dead.

Oracle to Red Hat: It’s Not Your Father’s Linux Market Anymore

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Linux Oracle is having a new go at Red Hat. But this time, instead of a RHEL clone, it’s offering an improved version of Linux designed to optimize the performance of its own hardware and software. Although it won’t deal a knockout blow to Red Hat, Oracle’s Linux will certainly take share.

Also: Open Source War Heats Up At MySQL and Open Office

today's leftovers:

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  • LunarG Proposes A Shader And Kernel Compiler Stack
  • Linux finally gets a great audio tagger
  • Vim undo tree visualization
  • FlashVideoReplacement - Use Native Video Playback Facilities On Sites Like Youtube
  • 6 Open Source Social Networking Projects
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Release Candidate Available to Partners
  • Opera Software Continues Crusade for Universal App Standards
  • Linux's Brilliant Business Career
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 10th October 2010
  • Ray Ozzie hangs up his MS Chief Software Architect hat
  • The exaile Mini mode
  • Geek Time with Rusty Russell
  • The third openSUSE Conference Keynote
  • Ubuntu Software Center helping you clean up your applications
  • Alien Arena Preview
  • No DeathSpank for Linux!
  • Red Hat Broke Resistance

some howtos:

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  • How to set up a Linux OpenVPN client
  • Tell-tale signs that your Makefile is broken
  • Sleep from E17 on Arch linux
  • Guest session and guest user accounts in Ubuntu
  • Grabbing a screenshot without X
  • gyazo - Seriously Instant Screen-Grabbing
  • Intro to zsh
  • Use the command line to gather your networking information
  • Use Magic SysRq combination key to recover from a frozen system
  • Transform ascii to pdf
  • 131 Linux Error Codes for C using errno

Open Source Primer

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OSS Open source software is software in which the actual source code of the software is freely available along with the software. That is not to say that it is necessarily free as in no cost. But rather that the source code is included or available with the software.

"screen" on Linux

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  • Using Terminal Program "screen" on Linux
  • Make GNU Screen Your Default Shell
  • Sorry screen, tmux is better

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 214

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 214
  • Why I prefer Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition to the iPad
  • Take Edubuntu for a free spin online!
  • Linux Outlaws 169 - Ubuntu-Proof
  • How to begin Switching To Ubuntu
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