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Acer Aspire One netbook - Almost Perfect

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Hardware Now that I've been using my Acer Aspire One laptop for two weeks I can share a few more thoughts about it. Do I still love the laptop? Most assuredly. Have I discovered some small areas for improvement? Yes, that too.

Photo Management on Linux - Part 1

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community.zdnet: There are a number of different photo management programs available for Linux - more than I have either the time or interest to look at, honestly - and of course different versions of Linux have different programs available. I'll try to give a brief overview of both of these areas.

The evolution of a Linux user

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Linux Not everyone who uses Linux today has done so because of carefully reasoning that it is a better operating system than the others on offer. People enter the Linux fold due to different reasons and those who stay there go through several stages of growth.

Novell vs. Red Hat: Read the Linux Fine Print

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Linux Novell today claimed to have more certified software partners than rival Linux providers. Novell’s chest pumping represents a thinly veiled attack against Red Hat. But take a closer look.

Also: Novell needs a recount: Red Hat still leads in certified applications

Closed Linux driver problems described

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Linux Binary-only Linux drivers will never work for the majority of Linux users, Harald Welte told hardware developers at a Taipei conference. The Linux kernel's lack of an ABI and intentional lack of stable APIs make binary drivers a losing battle.

Ubuntu 8.10: Featureless Ibex?

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theunixgeek.blogspot: A few days after Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex was released, I decided to give it a test drive in my trial of VMware Fusion. I was hoping for an awesome new experience, but I got just a Featureless Ibex.

Replacing high-end Unix with enterprise Linux? Not so fast

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Linux Migrating from high-end Unix-based systems to commodity x86/Linux platforms has been a popular idea for the last few years, at least in theory. But it turns out that not everyone thinks going full-on with Linux is the best solution -- at least not yet.

Killer open source monitoring tools

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Software In the real estate world, the mantra is location, location, location. In the network and server administration world, the mantra is visibility, visibility, visibility. If you don't know what your network and servers are doing at every second of the day, you're flying blind.

Audioplayers are easy, right?

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Software I love music. When I moved to Linux I started out with XMMS, a WinAmp Clone, no surprises there, things worked as I was used to. Along came the "Library based" players that offered so much more.

lns: Simple symbolic links

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Software Sometimes an idea so simple, so brilliant, so obvious crosses your path and you think, "D'oh! Why didn't I come up with this several decades ago?" This morning, I once again experienced that sense of awe and shame, when fellow staffers Ryan and Clint pointed me to lns.

What’s new in 3.0

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OOo On October 13 of this year, 3.0 was released. This highly anticipated release provides a number of enhancements. Vincent Danen shares some of the best new features.

Software as a Subversive Activity, Part 2: Open-Source Ticket Splitting

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jdeeth.blogspot: Microsoft dominates three big branches of the computing experience: the operating system, the browser, and the office suite. At the top of the ticket, the operating system race, Microsoft wins in a landslide with about 90 percent. The Mac is at around 8 and Linux is pushing toward 1.

Is Ubuntu Family Friendly?

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Ubuntu Yesterday while I was browsing Ubuntu Forums I came across a thread posted by someone named EssexJames. He recounts a recent experience with showing his 10 year old son Ubuntu. “Daddy, what’s Brainf**k?” he said.

Ding, dong SCO is dead

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OS Though SCO still has the option to appeal, a federal district court judge Dale Kimball has now effectively written its death sentence in the form of a somewhat blistering final judgment, as Groklaw reports.

Fedora 10: the GNU/Linux Desktop Steps Forward

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Linux Any release of a GNU/Linux distribution marks a milestone in a continuous cycle of software development. However, Fedora 10 promises to be a larger milestone than most, both for its development community and users, according to Paul W. Frields, the Fedora leader and chair.

Is open source killing developers’ ability to cash in?

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OSS Today I read an article on Slashdot about a software maker concerned that open source software was causing a “race to zero” (as in the price of software). His problem was that his company produced a piece of software worth $5K one year and, because open source developers were creating the same tools and giving it away, the next year the software was worth $0.

2008 State Of The Penguin Report

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linuxlock.blogspot: The computer user and the operating system are melded into one, once he or she sits down at the machine. It is the user that makes an operating system successful or not. If you care to disagree, let's take a look at general public opinion.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 279

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature stories: Novell wins and SCO loses, Linux netbooks hit store shelves

  • News: Fedora claims 9.5 million users, openSUSE plans for Zypper 2, Gentoo outlines Council activities, sidux celebrates second birthday, Shift Linux changes direction
  • Released last week: Mandriva One 2009 "Xfce", Yellow Dog Linux 6.1, PC/OS 2009
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 10, openSUSE 11.1 RC1
  • Site news: New DistroWatch Weekly editor announced
  • New additions: CrunchBang Linux
  • New distributions: SecurPC
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu vs. OpenSolaris vs. FreeBSD Benchmarks

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OS Over the past few weeks we have been providing several in-depth articles looking at the performance of Ubuntu Linux. In this article, we are now comparing the 64-bit performance of Ubuntu 8.10 against the latest test releases of OpenSolaris 2008.11 and FreeBSD 7.1.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #118

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Ubuntu The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #118 for the week of November 16th- November 22nd, 2008 is now available. In This Issue: Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 1 released, The Ubuntu Hall of Fame, and Ubuntu for the Holidays.

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