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Tale of a codec optimisation: doing things the GNU/Linux way

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Encoding is a CPU-intensive operation. Whilst encoding, using optimised code is crucial. In this short article I will explain how I gained a 300% speed boost when encoding DVDs and will show how having the program’s sources and being able to talk to the maintainers sometimes really, really helps. Welcome to doing things “the GNU/Linux way”.

A Review of Sony Vaio VGN-NR285D Laptop

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Hardware
Ubuntu

ryanorser.com: This laptop is only available in Canada, though you can get similar laptops all over the world. This laptop compared to my other laptop was the easiest to work with Linux.

Does open source have a glass ceiling?

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OSS
  • Does open source have a glass ceiling?

  • Open Source Developers: Fabio Marzocca
  • Fixing the broken OSS business model
  • Microsoft apologizes to Open Source Initiative for policy violation
  • Open source migration must be evolutionary
  • Open source in the heartland
  • Should governments legislate open source?

Meet Linpus Linux

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Linux

practical-tech.com: The number two laptop maker in the world, Acer, has joined in the Linux-powered UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) rush. Their Linux of choice for their forthcoming 512MB to 1GB of RAM mini-computers is Linpus Linux. “Linpus who,” you ask?

For Now, HP Won't Expand Linux Lineup

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Linux

crn.com: Linux has been enjoying a nice ride for the past 18 months, but the folks at Hewlett-Packard are still content to sit it out.

Linux adoption corrupted by the highest bidder?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: We see articles all the time about a city or school district, counties and state entities adopting the use of Linux. Most often associated with cost cutting measures. Sometimes, we see follow up articles, those same entities are slowing, winding down and often eliminating the Linux adoption they were praising not that long ago. Instead, replacing them with a rollout of...

Ultimate Edition: Not so ultimate

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Linux

linux.com: Ultimate Edition (UE) 1.8 is a remaster of Ubuntu Hardy Heron with custom software repositories and a distinctive theme. Its claim to fame over pure Ubuntu is convenience, due to preloaded updates and software. While the name might suggest that it is a huge upgrade over its progenitor, in reality its developers have not made many improvements besides application install scripts.

Linux Got Game: Warzone 2100

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Gaming

junauza.com: Warzone 2100 is a free and open source real-time strategy computer game developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. It is often compared to Earth 2150, a Windows-only RTS game known as one of the first commercial full-3D games of its kind.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: Package Management, with Duncan Mac-Vicar

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SUSE

opensuse.org: In this article we will be covering all of the changes in and around the package management stack in the upcoming openSUSE 11.0. There have been a plethora of both visual and behind-the-scenes changes. We’ll also be talking to Duncan Mac-Vicar, YaST team lead, ZYpp and KDE developer, to find out a little more later.

Brazilian Blends

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Have you noticed how many Linux distributions hail from South America? Specifically, from Brazil, a country perhaps more globally famous for samba than, well, Samba. A quick look at Distrowatch.com's list and a study of mainstream Linux news websites is quite revealing.

Walter Bender Discusses Sugar Labs Foundation

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Interviews

openeducation.net: In April, Professor Walter Bender resigned from the highly publicized One Laptop Per Child project. While his departure has caused a lot of speculation as well as commotion within the open source community, the former One Laptop Per Child President of software and content has simply moved forward.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Piped Variable Scoping In The Linux Or Unix Shell

  • Howto Backup all installed programs/packages in Ubuntu/Kubuntu
  • Show progress during dd copy
  • Top 10 Linux Commands Anyone Can Use
  • A utility for sending complex email messages from the command line

Vienna hobbles open-source migration

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk: In a setback for the City of Vienna's three-year-old open-source migration programme, city authorities decided on Wednesday to scrap most of the systems that have so far adopted the city's custom-built Linux distribution, instead approving an €8m migration to Windows Vista.

Enhance OpenOffice.org with free extensions and templates

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OOo

cnet.com: You could create every document, spreadsheet, and presentation you work on from scratch, but if you're like me, you'll likely spend more time futzing with the file's layout and design than entering the data that comprises it. That's why I rely on the many free templates and extensions for my favorite productivity apps.

Just a word on Pardus 2008 (Beta 1)

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Linux

beranger.org: I once liked Pardus. Quite a lot. When I dropped it, it was because of what I considered to be a tremendously ill-educating behavior. But I wanted to get a glimpse of where are they going to.

Where’s the Ubuntu Server Push?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: It’s far too early to press the panic button. But anecdotal evidence is mounting that Canonical’s server push hasn’t gained much momentum.

Open source helps keep vulnerable people connected

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OSS

siliconrepublic.com: Four IBM workers in Dublin are to be awarded for their contribution to the development of a community project that uses open source software to ensure older people and vulnerable members of the public in 20 counties across Ireland receive a good neighbour service.

Review: Mandriva One Spring 2008 LiveCD

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MDV

muddygeek.wordpress: I’ve been sampling GNU/Linux distros for years now. I’ve played with Red Hat and the old SuSE. And I think Mandriva One Spring 2008 is a joke. Its realistically performs no better than those old distros.

KDE 4 sucks big time

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KDE

thelinuxrant.com: I’ve been a KDE user for many years. Maybe it’s just me, maybe the UI world is changing, but the newest incarnation of KDE sucks big time.

Running a GNU/Linux desktop on the web with Ulteo

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Is it possible to develop full GNU/Linux desktops that run on the web and can therefore be accessed from anywhere? We already have a flavour of this with web-based services such as Google’s Gmail, Google Docs and online storage space but these are run from the user’s own desktop and are restricted to bespoke services. What about full desktops? Enter Ulteo, created by Gael Duval.

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