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Goodbye Ubuntu, Hello Arch!

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Ubuntu

blog.steveklabnik: Yesterday, I woke up and decided that I felt like wiping my hard drive. It’s a new year, so I felt that it was time for a change. After brushing my teeth, I got on Reddit, and someone mentioned Arch Linux. I’d heard of it, but couldn’t remember what the guiding philosopy behind it was.

Top Ten Open Source Legal Developments: 2008

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Legal

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: Last year was the one of the most active years for legal developments in the history of free and open source (“FOSS”). http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog/?p=27 This year, 2008, has seen a continuation of important legal developments for FOSS. My list of the top ten FOSS legal developments in 2008 follows:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Android-powered G1 phone is an enticing platform for app developers

  • Personal favorite blogs & podcasts
  • OpenSolaris 2008.11 ZFS Performance
  • The New Mexico Linux Corp gets off the ground
  • Zune misery mystery solved
  • Why did GNUstep never really take off?
  • KDE vs Gnome Desktop
  • A penguin population boom at SeaWorld
  • Logitech QuickCam E3560
  • Linus Plays Prince of Persia - Again
  • Ubuntu, NVidia and my Shuttle
  • Slackware 12.2 Review
  • DJ'ing (DJ software) on Linux
  • How to stop OpenSuse’s Christmas Grub Theme
  • Get started using the Vim text editor
  • The Bad Guys Will Hack Off Your Fingers
  • How to install Extensions in Openoffice.org
  • Happy New Year from Tuxmachines

Is Microsoft Planning Its First-Ever Layoffs?

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Microsoft

internetnews.com: With the economy in the tank and other major firms planning massive cutbacks, rumors have been swirling for several weeks that Microsoft plans big layoffs of its own to be announced on or about Jan. 15.

Ubuntu Ultimate 2.0 : Ubuntu 8.10 + Well Customized GNOME + Multimedia Codecs + KDE Goodies

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Ubuntu

planetoss.com: After Ubuntu gained popularity, some distributions switched to Ubuntu as their base distribution. Also many new Ubuntu based distributions started to appear.

Choosing an Open Source CMS -- Planning, Playing, and Page Views

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ostatic.com/blog: There are a number of full featured open source content management systems out there. Content management systems (CMS) are used increasingly in lieu of more "traditionally" managed web pages, on various sites with diverse audiences and very different goals.

Metered computing: Another great argument for open source in 2009

blogs.zdnet.com: Metered computing, as outlined by Microsoft in a patent application, isn’t the worst idea I’ve heard — but it ranks up there with other spectacular failures like the original DivX, AOL dial-up, and the 2008 Detroit Lions.

Alpha 400 MIPS 400MHz 128MB 1GB 7″ Linux Ultralite Notebook

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Hardware

testfreaks.com: There’s a new little netbook or ultralite notebook floating around out there. This new little netbook is linux based, it’s small, portable, inexpensive and lightweight, sure it’s not going to run Crysis, but if you’re looking for something to play around with then this just might fit the bill.

Supposed Ubuntu Speedups

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Ubuntu

cyounkins.blogspot: After seeing Lifehacker blog about a number of Ubuntu speedups, I decided to test some of them to see their actual effectiveness.

Graphics shuffle

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Hardware

blogs.gentoo.org: On Christmas Eve, a special present arrived from UPS: the HIS Radeon X1950 Pro I purchased on eBay. For the week prior to Christmas I removed the discrete nVidia 7600GT and ran off the integrated nVidia Geforce 8200 chip in my motherboard. Utter pain!

Linux Needs Fewer Friends

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linuxtoday.com: It's a cliche, but it's an apt one: "God save me from my friends - I can protect myself from my enemies." Theodore Ts'o wrote an anti-Free Software rant this week that could have come straight from the massive, never-sleeping Redmond FudMachine.

Ten open source projects I learned to love in 2008

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opencomputer.net: As the last post of the year I wanted to sum up a short list of the best open source projects I met in 2008. Several from the list were created way before, but only got used by yours truly this year.

A Good Foundation for 2009

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  • A Good Foundation for 2009

  • GNOME Foundation: Open Source Collaboration at Work!

Top 10 Linux Virtualization Software

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Software
  • Top 10 Linux Virtualization Software

  • 3D acceleration in virtual machines - Part 1: VMware & DirectX
  • Insight Named First U.S.-Based Reseller Partner to Serve VMware Cloud Initiative

EMTEC to bring 10-inch Gdium netbook stateside

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Hardware
  • EMTEC to bring 10-inch Gdium netbook stateside

  • Netbooks: Psion vs. Intel, Round Two
  • Netbooks Aren't Bad, Just Misunderstood
  • Bare Minimum

PortableApps in Puppy Linux

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Software

aronzak.wordpress: Puppy Linux can be installed on your USB stick. So can PortableApps, a collection of cross platform open source software that can run on Windows.

Linux clipboard utilities lead to frustration and defeat

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Software

aplawrence.com: I went looking for Linux clipboard manager utilities and found plenty to choose from. The trick is figuring out what to Google for: "Linux clipboard manager" and "Linux clipboard viewer" seem to do the trick.

AMD move brings open source gaming closer

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: The problem has always been that the graphics drivers needed for really high-end gaming just were not available through open source. Yesterday AMD tore down that wall.

Why I use Linux.

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Linux

lowkster.blogspot: I use openSUSE and Linux because it allows me to use my computers the way I want. I have some almost new hardware and some really old stuff.

When should open source projects release?

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OSS

heise-online.co.uk: Over the past few years, scheduled releases of open source projects have become the norm. Projects tend to release new versions according to a regular schedule as opposed to releasing when the developers consider all the work proposed, has been completed.

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