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OpenSolaris 08.11 first impressions

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techpad.co.uk: I've just installed OpenSolaris 08.11, and I must say, it's really rather cool.

Linux Gazette January 2009 Available

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Linux

The January issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready for public consumption. Some highlights include Gnuplot in Action, Sendmail and Dovecot e-mail on RHEL 5, and Using Hyperestraier to search your stuff.

Please vote in latest Poll

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Almost everyone likes to tell their chosen Linux distribution. It's like your favorite football team or music group. Please let tuxmachines visitors and Linux Format readers know your favorite distribution by voting in our latest poll. I need about 250 more votes - so vote now!

Ubuntu and Mac

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Ubuntu

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Super Ubuntu

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news.softpedia: We are pleased to announce yet another Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, this time... with "super powers," called Super Ubuntu.

Who Gives a Crap About Open-Source Software?

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redshtickmagazine.com: Source code is the set of instructions that some programmer wrote for your electronic device. That programmer may very well have been me, and I may have told that device to despise you and to do anything in its power to make your life hell. In truth, I didn’t do that. I’m a mediocre programmer, but if I was more talented, I certainly could. I could because you would let me.

The Google Linux desktop has arrived

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Google

blogs.computerworld: Google has been slowly, but surely, displacing Microsoft as the number one PC technology company. Google has done it by misdirection. Now founders of the stealth startup Mobile-facts, have found that you can take Google's smartphone operating system, Android, and use it as a desktop operating system.

Whoops! downtime...

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Whoops, I did it again. Big Grin The approximate 1/2 hour downtime wallago was due to user error this time.

Will OpenOffice.org Go to the Ball this Year?

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OOo

computerworlduk.com: I remain perplexed by the state of OpenOffice.org. Since 2.0, I've had practically no problems - no crashes at all that I can remember. What's not to like? Plenty.

My Distro Is Better Than Your Distro

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pthree.org: I was hanging out in ##linux on Freenode this morning, willing to help anyone out who needed it, and I came smack into the middle of an argument about why Gentoo is the best distribution in the world, and Debian is the worst.

The way is cleared for Debian 5

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heise-online.co.uk: The Debian developers have decided to release the upcoming Debian 5 (Lenny) with proprietary firmware files to expedite the completion of the Linux distributions next release.

Evolution vs Kontact - Part 1 - Evolution

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fosswire.com: A Personal Information Management (PIM) suite is supposedly a single application that gives you your email, contacts, calendar and other important information. On the Linux and Unix platforms there are two main competitors in this space - Evolution 2.24.2, for the GNOME desktop and KDE’s Kontact 4.1.3.

AMD Shanghai Opteron CPUs On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Last quarter AMD introduced their "Shanghai" Opteron processors that join the ranks of Intel's Harpertown Xeon CPUs that are 45nm quad-core server/workstation parts. Initial reviews of these new AMD Opteron processors have been very positive, but how do these chips perform with Linux?

Microsoft on FLOSS

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Over the holiday break, I’ve been working on a small project. I’m trying to collect up quotes from Microsoft on Linux, Free Software, and Open Source.

A rolling distro gathers no moss

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toolbox.com/blogs: There are 10 sorts of distributions in the world. Those that have specific releases, where it is better to reformat and reload with each new release and rolling distributions.

Linux Netbooks: What's on the Menu?

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Hardware

linuxinsider.com: Linux and netbooks seem to be a well-met pair. Lightweight Linux distros sit comfortably on the shoulders of the mini laptops' compact hardware. Plenty of computer makers are offering models with pre-installed Linux. Here's a snapshot of what's out there.

Open source: a different approach to developing software

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computerweekly.com: It seems like a bit of a mystery how open source software ever sees the light of day. The idea of a large number of people working for glory and the greater good rather than recompense seems too idealistic to be true.

The Inherent Danger in "Just Working"

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ostatic.com/blog: The majority of computer users want their machines to "just work." And though I like seeing how my hardware and software interact, it is preferable to have things "just work." When something doesn't "just work" on a computer, it's frustrating.

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