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The love for apt-get

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the-gay-bar.com: In Linux circles RPM has a really bad reputation, the whole idea of "RPM-hell" (like Windows' DLL-hell) has spread through the years. It's a reputation that was really deserved in the past when getting exactly the right RPM for your distro was a huge pain.

Web browsers compared; Opera comes out on top

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ajc.com: Many PC buyers assume there is one way to get onto the Internet — Internet Explorer. It’s already on the desktop, it seems to work, so why mess with a good thing? But these days there are many choices when it comes to browsers.

Why I Think Open Source Will “Win” In The End

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blog.eracc.com: Have you ever called or e-mailed Microsoft or some other software manufacturer’s technical support about a problem as a user? What was your result? Did the technical support personnel begin with the assumption that you were the problem, not their software?

Windows 7, A Linux User's Perspective

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: It’s no secret that I’m a Linux fan. I love it. I use it. I tell of its goodness far and wide. It’s also true, however, that I administer and use a variety of operating systems throughout any given day. This week, I tried out Windows 7 Beta.

Death of the CD, a new world for Linux?

raiden.net: One of the things that's been coming up over the past couple years is how CD's have effectively died as a music medium. Well, others, despite the rise of Blueray, have begun calling the death knell on the DVD and all disk media for movies.

Novelist hired for 'Doom 4'

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Gaming

news.zdnet.com: The original Doom didn't have much in the way of story. The bulk of the game consisted of running around shooting all the demons that came through that portal.

Linux vs. Windows: Which is a better Web host?

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news.cnet.com: It used to be that choosing Windows or Linux to host your Web site made a big difference in the kind of functionality or services offered. On Friday, as this informative article on KnockOutHost.com suggests, the choice between Linux and Windows has become somewhat less stark.

Three SMALL Linux Distributions

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: There are a number of different small/mini/tiny/whatever distributions available, and each has its own special strengths. I have been looking at three of them.

Linux Elitism: Fact or Fiction?

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linuxinsider.com: Newcomers to open source software might be intimidated by the insider nature of the communities, but they shouldn't mistake that for elitism, writes LinuxInsider columnist Jeremiah T. Gray. Stick with it, and the benefits will become clear, he advises.

Will GPLv3 Kill GPL?

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OSS

links.org: I started looking at the LLVM project today, which is a replacement for the widely used gcc compiler for C and C++. I thought perhaps the interest in LLVM and clang (the C/C++ front end) were prompted by a sudden surge of interest in open source static analysis, but asking around, it seems it is not so.

Linux Mint 6.0 Felicia - Minty and sweet

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dedoimedo.com: I have already reviewed Linux Mint about a year ago - and already loved it back then. With version 6 out for grabs, I decided to see what new changes the latest version of Linux Mint brings.

Russia to create "National OS" Based on GNU/Linux?

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: Here's an interesting idea: for Russia to fund the creation of a "national operating system" to replace Windows, based on GNU/Linux:

Browser battle? They're more alike than different

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news.cnet.com: A panel discussion among browser executives shed a little light on the philosophical differences between four major browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera), but more than anything showed how these products are moving in the same direction.

ATP EarthDrive: A USB Flash Drive Made Of Corn

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phoronix.com: Today we are looking at two new products. There is the ATP 8GB EarthDrive, which is advertised as the world's first recyclable USB drive, and secondly there is the ATP 8GB ToughDrive. The EarthDrive is made of a biodegradable material that is derived from corn.

GoblinX Releases G:Mini 3.0.beta01

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Linux

GoblinX just released the second beta of the next stable release.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 - why neither will lose

  • Don't Convert Mandriva Systems to ext4
  • From Ubuntu Netbook Remix to Ubuntu UMPC
  • A diagram of the apt system
  • get_iplayer - Download BBC iplayer, BBC Radio & ITV programmes
  • Learning more about Nagios for server monitoring
  • Microsoft and open source
  • Holiday Cheer, Holiday Uncheer - Part 2
  • Windows 7 on Netbooks: Does Linux Stand a Chance?
  • Fastest web serving on earth made possible by 64 Bit Linux
  • Asus confirms Eee phone
  • Shared data feed
  • Open source lessons in the Nortel bankruptcy
  • Technology firms in the recession
  • Firefox 3.1 beta 3 now due Feb 2
  • Some Fanboys Don’t Like Windows 7 Either
  • Can Mozilla Prove Firefox Is the Most Secure Browser?
  • What Keeps Me Going with One Laptop Per Child
  • Proprietary Barriers to Education

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Talking to a Wiimote in Ubuntu 8.10

  • Setting up an access point with WPA on Ubuntu Intrepid
  • Sierra MC8775 UMTS/HSDPA modem with Gentoo
  • Linux Shell Editing Shortcuts
  • Unix time - 1234567890
  • adduser vs useradd -Debian / Ubuntu-, Gentoo, Fedora/CentOS
  • Hidden Linux : Don't smash that drive!
  • Making eye candy for GRUB
  • /dev/vcs and /dev/tty

Suggested Tips for Taming the Extreme Side of the Linux Community

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: Sometimes, I feel that Linux is so very close to making it on the desktop. Sometimes that I feel that there are only few barriers to populating the world with a massive amount of cheap, secure computers running Linux and other open source software.

GNOME 2.24.3 Desktop Released

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gnome.org: This is the third update to GNOME 2.24. It contains many fixes for important bugs that directly affect our users, documentation updates and also a large number of updated translations.

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    Hardware giant Lenovo is banking on a future where both public and private clouds are critical in driving IT innovation, and the glue binding those hybrid environments is mostly open source technologies. Dan Harmon, Lenovo's group director of cloud and software-defined infrastructure, encouraged solution providers attending the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo on Wednesday to explore opportunities to engage Lenovo as its products stock the next generation of cloud data centers. Both public and private clouds are growing rapidly and will dominate the market by 2020, Harmon told attendees of the conference produced by CRN parent The Channel Company.
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    In December 2015, the COP21 Paris Agreement saw many countries commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through initiatives in the land sector. In this context, emissions estimation systems will be key in ensuring these targets are met. Such solutions would not only be capable of assessing past trends but also of supporting target setting, tracking progress and helping to develop scenarios to inform policy decisions.
  • Blender Institute collaborate with Lulzbot in the name of open source
    Blender Institute, a platform for 3D design and animation, are collaborating with Lulzbot 3D printers. This project a continuation of Lulzbot and Blender Institute’s approach to open source and aimed at enhancing collaboration. The Blender Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is an important figure in the Free and Open Source Software community (FOSS). Providing open source design tool software for 3D movies, games, and visual effects. While Lulzbot, a product line of Aleph Objects take an open source approach to hardware through their 3D printers.
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Remembering Linux Installfests

Ah, yes. I remember the good old days when you had to be a real man or woman to install Linux, and the first time you tried you ended up saying something like “Help!” or maybe “Mommmmyyyyy!” Really, kids, that’s how it was. Stacks of floppies that took about 7,000 hours to download over your 16 baud connection. Times sure have changed, haven’t they? I remember Caldera advertising that their distribution autodetected 1,500 different monitors. I wrote an article titled “Monitor Number 1501,” because it didn’t detect my monitor. And sound. Getting sound going in Linux took mighty feats of systemic administsationish strength. Mere mortals could not do it. And that’s why we had installfests: so mighty Linux he-men and she-women could come down from the top of Slackware Mountain or the Red Hat Volcano and share their godlike wisdom with us. We gladly packed up our computers and took them to the installfest location (often at a college, since many Linux-skilled people were collegians) and walked away with Linuxized computers. Praise be! Read more

What New Is Going To Be In Ubuntu 17.04 'Zesty Zapus'

Right on the heels of Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' is Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. Ubuntu 17.04 is currently scheduled for release on April 13, 2017 but know that this is only an estimate. One thing to know is that all things being equal, it is going to be released in April 2017. Ubuntu Zesty Zapus will be supported for only 9 months until January 2018 as it is not a LTS (long term support) release. Read
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