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Does GNU/Linux need cult figures like Jobs

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Linux

itwire.com: Does GNU/Linux need a cult figure like Steve Jobs to spread the word and convert the doubters? And does FOSS lend itself to the development of such egos, where technical merit alone does not count?

Ubuntu on my netbook

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: ONE of the attractions of the new release of Ubuntu, a popular open source operating system based on Linux, is that it’s supposed to run well even on inexpensive netbooks.

Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Benchmarks

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Mac
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: We have already looked at the performance of Ubuntu's Jaunty Jackalope, and even found it to perform with old hardware, but how does it now compete with Mac OS X? We have more benchmarks this morning to continue this performance investigation.

Give Linux for the holidays

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Linux

sutor.com: Now that Microsoft is evidently going to try to ship Windows 7 for the late 2009 holiday season, I see this as a challenge to the Linux comunity.

SA department of education shuts out FOSS

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OSS

tectonic.co.za: Despite a national open source strategy and a well-publicised set of minimum interoperability standards for government, the South African education department has launched a teacher laptop project that excludes free and open source software (FOSS).

5 Easy Wine Front-ends for Linux

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Software

repasik.com: WINE, which stands for ‘Wine Is Not an Emulator’ is a piece of software which enables Linux systems to run Windows software. These front-ends do the tweaking for users, resulting in a better ease of use of Windows software installation on Linux . Here are 5 easy wine front-ends.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux business pioneer dies in home accident

  • Mozilla Brings Webapps to the Desktop, Challenges AIR, Silverlight
  • Mozilla Magazine?
  • Linux is not an OS
  • GloobusPreview - Quick Look For Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Create your own yum repository
  • Remembering Apogee & 3D Realms
  • How To Install Arch Linux Via FTP
  • Education lessons for open source
  • Duke Nukem material released
  • Finding Files in Linux
  • Gmail Notifier For Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” – Review
  • Bluetooth , Network manager & Nokia n80i on Ubuntu 9.4
  • Commandline 101: cat, Not Just for Purring
  • Garmin Delays Nuvifone Again
  • Cadets Trade the Trenches for Firewalls
  • How do open source projects develop? Continuation.
  • 2009 OSI Board Elections held in April
  • How to Setup P2P Tv with gtk-SopCast on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Parted Magic 4.1 Brings GParted 0.4.5
  • Get Amarok 1.4 In Kubuntu 9.04
  • GNU secrets – argp
  • Linux's position in cloud computing efforts
  • Adventures in Benchmarking - Part 4 : (Re)constructing an Environment
  • EMTEC Gdium Liberty 1000
  • The Second Most Dangerous Game!

An Open World

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OSS

cibmagazine.com.cn: Free is the business plan of the internet age – the challenge is to figure out how to make money from not charging any money. This is the problem that always faced open-source developers.

Virtual Desktops: Brilliant or Nuisance?

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: One of the best things about any Linux Desktop Environment/Window Manager, is the ability to have as many virtual desktops as you like. Funnily enough, whenever I put a Windows user on a Linux system, this is the thing they struggle most with.

UbuntuOne in Beta. Wait, WTF ?

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Web
Ubuntu
  • UbuntuOne in Beta. Wait, WTF ?

  • Canonical Launching Ubuntu Managed Storage Service
  • https://ubuntuone.com/

some kde app stuff

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KDE

Linux Audio Update

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Software

linuxjournal.com: This week we have more straight reporting from Studio Dave with a look at some conference activity, cool developments in the world of Ardour and news about some new and updated programs for your complete Linux music production studio.

Sneak Preview: Five Game-Changing Features in Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: The latest Firefox may still be in beta but it boasts a number of behind-the-scenes features that will make developing for the web easier as well as end-user changes that add new functionality, like private browsing and support for drag and drop.

Is the Linux Foundation Our NRA?

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Linux

daniweb.com: I wonder if the Linux Foundation is prepared to go to task for us, the Linux users, the Linux supporters, the Linux developers and the Linux Foundation members?

OpenOffice.org 3.1: The next generation

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OOo

computerworld.com: The first thing you'll notice about the new OpenOffice.org is that it just looks better. What really caught my attention after a few minutes of using the various OpenOffice.org apps was how much faster this version is than version 3.0.

Linux Mint 7 (Gloria) RC: A Review

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: These days, it’s rare that a Linux distribution is anything else than a different repackaging of traditional open source software. The new Linux Mint Release Candidate, named Gloria, is based on the fresh Ubuntu 9.04. but why would anyone choose it over it’s “parent”.

Cairo Dock 2.0.0 is Here (Linux Dock Menu)!

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Ubuntu

Not so long ago I was telling you about the new version 2 of Cairo Dock which was at the time still in beta/rc. A few days ago, version 2.0.0 full was released.

Before Ubuntu Was SimplyMepis: A Long-Term Review

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Before Ubuntu there was Mepis. At that time it one of the most user-friendly Linux distribution available. Despite being overshadowed by the popularity of Ubuntu in recent years, SimplyMepis is still one of the most friendly desktop distributions in the Linux landscape.

What was the first netbook?

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Hardware
  • What was the first netbook?

  • Netbooks with 10-inch displays dropping below $300
  • Lenovo: Linux has no future on netbooks
  • The shape of the coming netbook revolution
  • Netbooks with Linux save some money but cause headaches
  • Linux netbooks expected to reach 50% market share

Mandriva 2009.1 Spring shows a lot of promise

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MDV

bitburners.com: I noticed readers of DistroWatch.com complaining about the small amount of attention that the new Mandriva 2009.1 release has gotten so far. This has a lot to do with the fact that the release date was so close to the always over-hyped Ubuntu 9.04 release.

Also: Review - Mandriva 2009.1 (KDE edition)

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