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How much is that software in the Windows?

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

dwasifar.com: Recently I’ve been trading geekery with a gent in Pennsylvania who bought a copy of OS X Server to run on his Mac Mini. I was curious about this server software, so I looked into it. Three hundred fifty bucks. Three. Hundred. Fifty. Dollars.

Btrfs Battles EXT4 With The Linux 2.6.33 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: EXT4 has encountered many significant performance losses over time as its developers batten up the data security, but there have been some improvements too. At the same time though the developers working on the still-experimental Btrfs file-system continue to move along and push forward.

Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy

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Software
OOo
  • Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy
  • Mergers: Commission clears Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems (PR)
  • Oracle power couple take Manhattan by billboard

Illuminating the elephant in the open source room

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Linux
Microsoft
  • Illuminating the elephant in the open source room
  • LCA 2010: Kiwis to give FOSS desktop a go
  • LCA 2010: Allison warns of patent traps in Mono
  • Linux.conf.au, FOSS and the Joe Blow job
  • linux.conf.au 2010: Day 4
  • LCA 2010 Thursday
  • Linux.conf.au: Birds of a Feather

today's leftovers:

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News
  • What Functions Get Used The Most On Linux?
  • Is software freedom a necessity or a distraction when it comes to consumer devices?
  • Ex-JBoss chief attacks Monty's 'dangerous' MySQL crusade
  • Another look at Drupal
  • Size Can Matter: Ramdisk Journal Metadata Performance - Part 2
  • Music jukebox with advanced features for DJs
  • Running Ubuntu on an Active Directory network
  • imgopt – PNG And JPEG Image Optimization
  • Geany's Almost Magical Text-Editing Capabilities
  • QuantZ for Linux
  • Microsoft to Mobile Customers: Choice is a Bad Thing (and Linux will Lose)
  • Ubuntu Showcase Videos are Awesome Adverts
  • BeOS clone Haiku gains KDE applications
  • Open Source Expert Joins CompTIA’s Board
  • Gedit Makes a Great Minimal Note Taker
  • The Importance of Legal Innovation
  • German Gentoo Book
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Server with boxinfo
  • Company Offers Free Robots for Open Source Developers
  • Interview with Dries Buytaert on Managing open source projects
  • DtO: Leaving Heirloom

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Locking down GNOME in SUSE 11 based distributions
  • Awk Tutorial: Understand Awk Variables with 3 Practical Examples
  • How to Encrypt directories using EncFS
  • configure an ISA sound card in the 2.6.xx-series kernels
  • Gentoo customizations
  • Pastebinit, a command line pastebin client
  • Managing Linux kernel sources using Git
  • MicroMiser - Power Saving Software for Ubuntu
  • Measuring the Performance of HTTP Web Servers using ApacheBench (ab)
  • Scan your Linux machine for viruses with ClamTk

Retro gaming: Dosbox v ScummVM – Who is the champion?

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Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: The idea that Linux users would want to play old MS-DOS games might seem strange to some, whats even stranger for me is the fact that this task needs similar software to do exactly the same thing under the latest Windows versions.

Ubuntu Help Centre To Get Major Overhaul For Lucid?

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The Ubuntu "Help and Support" system may be getting a overhaul in time for Lucid. Developers feel the majority of users are either simply unaware that the help system exists or find it overly complicated to navigate and draw information from.

OpenOffice.org and the Gimp on the N900

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OOo
GIMP

temporaryland.wordpress: I have had my N900 for about one month now. During that time I have enjoyed several “Wow!” moments. But, the N900 had one more big Wow! moment in store for me, one that I truly did not expect.

In pictures: Linux.conf.au

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Linux
  • Open source under threat from 'grey' IP laws
  • In pictures: Linux.conf.au
  • Linux.conf.au - Day Three
  • LCA2010: Day 3, Wellington, New Zealand
  • LCA 2010 Thursday Keynote – Glyn Moody
  • LCA 2010: Tridge and the art of education

NZ govt trials Linux desktops in Feb

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: Three New Zealand government agencies will begin a pilot next month to replace their existing Windows desktops with machines running Linux and other open source software.

Why Canonical’s move to bring close-sourced applications to Ubuntu is a good thing

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Ubuntu

digitizor.com: A few days ago, there was a post in Ubuntu Forum asking for user’s feedback on what applications they would like to see in Ubuntu. The surprise part was that the list of softwares has close-sourced softwares. Of course this has created a lot of ruckus as Ubuntu has always been about open source.

2010: The Year the Desktop OS No Longer Matters?

ostatic.com/blog: Last Friday, Sam's Buffer Overflow run-down featured a piece by Walter Koenning discussing why campaigning hard for Linux on the desktop is selling open source -- and the operating system -- short.

Speak up!

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: Over the past couple of months, I’ve read several times and in several places about how Linux desktop usage makes us less than 1% of the worldwide operating system market. 1%! That’s nothing! We should all just give up and go home!

A Look At Ubuntu Lucid Plymouth Themes

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Software

webupd8.org: I've finally got Plymouth up and running on Ubuntu Lucid. Well, up and partially running - I only get to see the new Plymouth at shutdown, but considering I have an Nvidia graphics card and only installed Ubuntu Lucid in VirtualBox so far, I'll take what I can get.

A no-cost Windows killer: On Sale Now, only $26!

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Web
Ubuntu

linuxtoday.com/blog: You just can't make this stuff up. This alleged news article at Technology Marketing Corporation (there is a clue in the site name) makes grandiose, breathless claims about Ubuntu:

Why Firefox Is Hardly Doomed

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Moz/FF

Stay away from OpenOffice.org until Oracle shows commitment, analyst says

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OOo

computerworld.com: A European IT consulting firm is warning large enterprises and government entities not to deploy OpenOffice.org until Oracle Corp. shows proof that it will invest as heavily in the development of open-source productivity suite as project champion Sun Microsystems Inc. did.

75% of Linux code now written by paid developers

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Linux

apcmag.com: Forget lofty ideals about the open-source community: most Linux kernel code is written by paid developers at major corporations.

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