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Ubuntu Linux- A cost below free

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Ubuntu

sinaisix.blogspot: A very important factor in the determinant of the success of an OS is its acceptance and adoption by the enterprise world. Ubuntu Linux, over the past several years has made great strides in winning over a lot of home users. The story is different though when it comes to the enterprise world.

Funny Linux Merchandise from Zazzle

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Linux

everyjoe.com: Let’s start with amusing Linux merchandise on Zazzle. They have all sorts of stuff like shirts, bumper stickers and stickers in general. Here are some interesting designs.

Survey: Linux users love Google, ignore Bing

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Google
Web

news.cnet.com: Linux users are known for being a somewhat finicky lot. It's therefore somewhat telling that Linux users overwhelmingly choose Google as their preferred search engine, according to data released today by Chitika.

Make Firefox Social: Four Social Media Add-Ons You'll Love

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: Social media addict or social media newbie? Either way, we’ve got four must-have Firefox extensions that will make using popular social media sites much easier and more seamless within the world’s most popular open source browser.

What Linux cannot do

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: There are so many articles out on the internet tubes that I don't know which one to shake a stick at. So to prevent my brain from going totally rusty I decided to pull out some points of what Linux can not do.

Five Improvements For KDE 4.4

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: KDE 4.3 is a great desktop, but there are improvements I think should be made to make it perfect. I’m hoping some of these ideas will be considered for the next release.

Top 5 things we'd all love to see from System76

blog.thesilentnumber.me: We already love System76 for being truly dedicated to open source and offering Ubuntu exclusively on their entire lineup, so naturally we simply must ask for more! I have five simple, but big requests:

CentOS 5.3 - Serious Linux for serious people

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: CentOS is not your everyday Linux. It's a server distribution, meant to be used in production environment where users do not care about what applications they have installed. It's a distro that you will most likely run without any GUI, reboot once every other year or so, if that, and upgrade only when you really must. What I'm going to do today is a sort of a capital sin.

3 Gimp Plugins For Photographers

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GIMP

linuxloop.com: In the age of digital photography, almost everyone performs at least a few edits on their photos. For simple thing, programs like F-Spot or Google’s Picasa may be enough, but you may also need something more. That’s where Gimp does an excellent job.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • CentOS 4.8 finally there?
  • Gentoo and Arch Linux
  • Fixing Linux
  • Novell Executive Sees Hope For Client Side Linux
  • Karmic: Gnome Control Centre
  • DISA promotes open source
  • Balanzan, a nice looking theme for Ubuntu
  • Interview With Stephen Lau – Songbird
  • Interview: Carla Schroder
  • Under the Hood With VLC Media Player: 4 Resources
  • Two Notable Linux Updates
  • Linux, FUD and Misunderstanding
  • Penguins, Lizards and Apple's X Factor: How Famous OS Logos Got Started
  • Linux Kernel in a Nutshell
  • Africa's Lessons for OSCON
  • What a difference fontconfig makes

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Manage fonts in Ubuntu with Font Manager

  • Encrypt Files with GPG
  • Installing GIMP 2.7 development snapshot on Ubuntu 9.04
  • How-To: Cleaning up Gentoo to get more free disk space
  • How to Set Up Virtual Web Hosting with Apache
  • Updating FreeBSD Using CVSup through HTTP Proxy
  • TIP: GDM Server authentication error message
  • Smooth Flash Playback By Hacking Firefox
  • Protect your grub by applying a password to it (grub-md5-crypt is broken)
  • Increase The Maximum Sound Level in Ubuntu Linux

Top ten Linux distributions

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: Ubuntu stands out as the most popular Linux distribution but which other versions make up the top ten?

What’s New in Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: WorksWithU reported a couple weeks ago on new features in Ubuntu 9.10, like kernel mode setting and GRUB 2, that are likely to please geeks. But Ubunti 9.10 (codenamed Karmic Koala) will also sport changes aimed at traditional users. Here’s a look at a few of them.

40 years of Unix

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OS

bbc.co.uk: The computer world is notorious for its obsession with what is new. Anything that survives for more than one generation of processors deserves a nod. Think then what the Unix operating system deserves because in August 2009, it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Novell vs. Red Hat: How their Linux strategies affect your data center

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Linux

techtarget.com: More than 90% of all commercial Linux server subscriptions are from Novell and Red Hat, with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), respectively. A Gartner report gives Red Hat more than 60% of the paid Linux market, and Novell more than 30%. Why is Red Hat the Linux market share leader?

Distro Review: Pardus Linux 2009

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: This week I revisited a distribution I first wrote about back in 2007, Pardus Linux. It’s developed by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptography, it has its own package management system called PISI (Packages Installed Successfully, as Intended), and it’s not based on any other Linux distribution, which makes quite a change these days. I was eager to see how it had developed since our last encounter.

Austrumi Linux 1.9.3

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: I thought I’d take a look at Austrumi Linux in this review. Austrumi Linux is based on Slackware and is pretty tiny in terms of size, weighing in at about 108MB.

What Free Software, Linux and Microsoft Have Taught Us

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: All in all, I think Free Software users know from practical experience how to question and why to question; we also have learned about freedom in a way that most people don't get to--as a practical reality, an experience, not just a slogan.

Linux Needs Open Multimedia on the Web

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Software

linux-mag.com: The state of web multimedia on Linux is pitiful. Proprietary codecs, plug-ins and closed standards are helping to keep Linux a second rate citizen. What Linux needs is not another proprietary framework like Moonlight, but more open standards. Can Google help by making YouTube a Theora-fest?

When the Contribution Model Fails

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OSS

bushweed.blogspot: I'm a big advocate of Open Source software. However Open Source has it's flaws. The contribution model may be one of it's greatest strengths, but is also a big weakness.

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