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Open source is dead, long live open source

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OSS

Matthew Aslett: A couple of article have been published recently that point to a growing realisation/admission about the role that open source will play in the future of enterprise software. It is worth remembering that open source is a business tactic, not a business model.

Is Linux’s Marketshare Closer to 20% Or More?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: I think everyone would agree that there is no definitive way to be able to say for sure what each OS’s marketshare is. It just is not technically possible at this point, as far I know. It [is] perfectly possible that Linux’s marketshare is, in fact, closer to 15% or 30%,

Linux netbook thieves ignore Vista laptops

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Linux

theinquirer.net: ELONEX WEBBOOKS that are preloaded with Ubuntu Linux and currently featured at Carphone Warehouse in Bracknell, UK are apparently is such high demand that thieving opportunists stole a display model.

New Vostro Systems for Emerging Economies: Ubuntu in More Countries

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Today we're rolling out two new laptops and desktops that are designed to meet the specific needs of small businesses, government and educational facilities operating on a limited budget in the worlds top emerging markets. Take a look.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu on NBC

  • Interview with Scott McNealy - Part 2
  • Sun naming confusion: Is OpenSolaris an OS or a project?
  • Open source event targets developers
  • Linux end-user summit planned
  • plasma-mid
  • Open source extremism lives
  • Opentape: Not Quite Open Source
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 08/22
  • "Scrap the Fast Track" or who is going to change the ISO FastTrack rules?
  • Ubuntu's Intrepid Ibex tracked down
  • Leaked screenshots of Xubuntu Intrepid
  • Russian summer camp provides children with XOs
  • First Beta of MEPIS 8.0 Available For Testing
  • Reiser's children can stay in Russia, appeals court rules
  • Acer Aspire One under Hardy Heron
  • A GEM-ified TTM Manager For Radeon
  • Mesa 7.1 Released, X.Org 7.4 Coming
  • Be a Productive Linux User

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to use your Home folder as your Desktop in Ubuntu

  • HOWTO: Create a debian metapackage
  • CVL lets you tinker with HDR images on your GPU
  • Tip: Extract pre/post-install scripts from a rpm
  • Check Ram Speed and Type
  • One-time scheduling of tasks with At
  • Setting Up a Bluetooth Mouse
  • Configuring Wireless Ethernet Interfaces in Ubuntu

Getting to know Ubuntu Lite

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Ubuntu

deviceguru.com: I’ve long been a sucker for small-footprint Linux distributions. So naturally, I thought it would be interesting to explore the latest version of “Ubuntulite.”

Open-source gaming goes commercial with Wiz handheld

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Gaming

arstechnica.com: Though sales of the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable are strong, there are many who use the devices exclusively for homebrew applications. While some of these homebrew devices or homebrew-enabling schemes are looked upon less than favorably by the big manufacturers, there are some companies who see the value in releasing devices capable of homebrew software. Enter the Wiz.

Sugar up openSUSE: A hackweek project

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Linux

compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: Here is an idea, build OLPC XO’s Sugar interface for openSUSE this hackweek. As sugar is designed specifically for children, getting that interface to openSUSE would enable administrators in developing countries to run Sugar on normal desktops.

Why Linux Sucks?

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Linux

feelwindows.blogspot: Linux has been there as an operating system for a long time and even though it's free, it has not been able to take a sizeable market share out of the Windows operating system. I tried to find out what are the main reasons behind this.

Why does Apple get a break?

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Mac

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Want to know a dirty little secret? We, Linux and open-source users, love Apple's devices. Of course, that's not true of all of us. I'm sure Richard M. Stallman wouldn't be caught dead with an iPhone in his pocket.

mozilla/firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox extension protects against man-in-the-middle attacks

  • Mozilla garners praise over Firefox security feature
  • 10 Firefox add-ons for better browsing
  • Firefox 3 Breaks Records, Then Itself
  • Firefox 3.1 "three times faster" than predecessor
  • Top 10 Firefox add-ons
  • about:mozilla - Aug 26

SUSE-Linux-on-IBM-loaned mainframe becomes teaching ground

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Linux
Hardware

techtarget.com: While most computer science students learn skills on x86 servers, their counterparts at the University of Arkansas will now get hands-on experience on a new IBMsystem z900 running Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise.

I want Gnome: Arch or Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

celettu.wordpress: A couple of days ago I came to a realisation: I run so many gnome applications I might as well try to use Gnome again, instead of Openbox.

Linux under attack: Compromised SSH keys lead to rootkit

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Linux
Security

blogs.zdnet: The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has issued a warning for what it calls “active attacks” against Linux-based computing infrastructures using compromised SSH keys.

The paradox of FOSS projects supporting Windows

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OSS

blog.linuxtoday: FOSS applications for Windows don't seem to get the same respect and support that their Linux counterparts do, even when they are genuine 100% GPL or BSD or whatever a person's favorite license is. Some say they are good introductions to FOSS; some think they're tainted and nasty and prop up the evil monopolist.

Spinmeisters taking over the Linux world

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Linux

itwire.com: There was once a time when the now-defunct Open Source Development Labs, then the employer of Linus Torvalds, used to style itself as the centre of gravity of Linux. Not long after, the edifice toppled under its own weight - probably the force of gravity shifted. Or maybe the restructuring it had to undergo in 2005 and 2006 was the cause.

Nepomuk and KDE to introduce the semantic desktop

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KDE

linux.com: If you follow technology trends, you have probably heard of the semantic desktop -- a data layer for annotating and sharing the information in your computer. But what you may not be aware of is that the semantic desktop is not a distant goal, but scheduled to arrive at the end of 2008. And, when it does, the idea will probably be implemented through the work done by the Nepomuk project, and, most likely, by KDE first.

Introducing Ubiquity

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Moz/FF

mozilla.com: You’re writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to. You’d like to include a map. Today, this involves the disjointed tasks of message composition on a web-mail service, mapping the address on a map site, searching for reviews on the restaurant on a search engine, and finally copying all links into the message being composed. Enter Ubiquity.

Vista FUD?

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Microsoft

linuxfud.wordpress: It is interesting to see the tides turning though. The press used to be full of “Microsoft Does It Again!” and “Is Linux Really Ready?” stories. Now, it is Microsoft’s turn.

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