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Red Hat: The 1st billion-dollar open-source company?

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blogs.computerworld: A few months back Glyn Moody, noted open-source journalist, asked the question, "Why No Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?" Guess what? Red Hat is on its way.

Why Gnome? Why.

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Software I have a love/hate relationship with gnome. I use it, I develop for it and at the same time I dislike the way the gnome project produces functional libraries.

Red Hat profit falls, beats Street view

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Linux Red Hat Inc (RHT.N) reported lower fiscal second-quarter profit on Wednesday but still beat Wall Street forecasts as sales of its software rose sharply.

Radical Innovation is needed for GNU/Linux distributions

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Linux There’s a certain movement these days in the world of GNU/Linux distributions. I think we are experiencing one of these moments that starts with a question that has been asked and heard many times -

An Early Look At Firefox 4

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Moz/FF It is not really a big secret anymore that Mozilla is working on getting its Firefox 4 browser out the door, and we have had plenty of betas (six so far) of the evolving new browser. Here is our first impression.

OpenIndiana Picks up Where OpenSolaris Left off

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OS For those disappointed by Oracle's decision to discontinue supporting a free version of its Solaris Unix-like operating system, a new alternative emerged to take its place.

Is the Web heading toward redirect hell?

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Web Google is doing it. Facebook is doing it. Yahoo is doing it. Microsoft is doing it. And soon Twitter will be doing it.

Top 6 Gnome Shell Themes Ever!

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Software We had featured 4 GNOME Shell themes before, 2 more themes are on its way and its all getting a bit cluttered. So I decided to bring all the themes under one roof err.. post. So here are 6 of the most beautiful GNOME Shell themes I have ever seen.

Firefox 4 beta 7 dev going slow, RC1 not due until late October

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Moz/FF The Mozilla team is making progress on the next generation of Firefox but it may not be ready for prime time until the holiday season.

Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack

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  • Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack
  • Nokia releases Qt 4.7 with terrific new mobile UI framework
  • Nokia Releases Qt 4.7 with Qt Quick
  • KDE will soon run even faster! (QT 4.7 released)
  • Qt 4.7.0 in openSUSE; KDE updates

OpenShot 1.2.2 Released with New Goodies

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  • OpenShot Video Editor 1.2.2 Released with New Effects, 3D Titles and Netbook Optimizations
  • OpenShot 1.2.2 (Video Editor) Released With 3D Animated Titles, DVD Export

PCLinuxOS 2010.7 - Hello, Old Friend

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PCLOS PCLinuxOS 2010.7 Final release has been out for a couple of months, and I have finally gotten around to loading it up again. It is, as the title of this entry says, like seeing an old friend again after a long time.

Spiritual And Religious Software For Linux

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Software While some might assert that Linux itself is a religion, there are plenty of religious and spiritual people who use and love Linux. Therefore, there are naturally a number of software packages for various religions.

20 Linux Apps That Make the Desktop Easier

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Software For most of us, using our preferred desktop Linux distributions has become second nature. Yet remembering back to when I first made the switch, it seems that specific Linux apps made the OS change much easier.

Let RedNoteBook be your daily journal

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Software There are those of us who like to keep a daily journal. For those that do, the application used for this purpose must fit the bill. For some the daily journal can simply be a text document. For others, however, the journal must be a full-fledged application geared specifically for that purpose. One such tool is RedNoteBook.

"Sorry, but your system does not meet the minimum system requirements"

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Linux Sorry, but your system does not meet the minimum system requirements (Adobe). The all-new Yahoo! Mail has not been tested with your operating system (Yahoo). What do these two messages have in common?

today's leftovers:

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  • Weird Konsole Split
  • Ubuntu Software Center Screenshots
  • Storage Monitoring via SystemTap
  • Getting Started With FreeBSD 8.1
  • Experiments, adventures, and consequences
  • How to reduce Ubuntu 10.04 start-up memory usage
  • Anthony Kolasny Explains How KDE Software is Used At Johns Hopkins University
  • Wireshark for Network analysis
  • Canonical Hosts Leading ODMs At Ubuntu Hardware Summit
  • Linux Live USB Creator
  • Will PostgreSQL excite the open source DB community?
  • How is FreeBSD 9.0 shaping up?
  • If VMware Buys SUSE Linux, Could Red Hat Feel the Heat?

Debian move to increase project members

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Linux The Debian GNU/Linux project has announced that it will be welcoming as full project members those who make a contribution other than packaging applications.

Linpus Lite 1.4 review

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Linux Linpus Lite is the distribution for netbooks and smartbooks developed and maintained by Linpus Technologies, Inc. of Taipei, Taiwan. The company’s flagship Linux distribution used to be Linpus Desktop until it decided to focus on the Lite and QuickOS line.

OOo4Kids: A workable compromise

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OOo I am always of two minds about office suites or applications for children. On the one hand, I can see the value of offering a simplified interface for learning on. On the other hand, I wonder if children shouldn't start with the interface they will be using as adults. OOo4Kids balances these.

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