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Living free with Linux: Round 2

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Linux

computerworld.com: Last month, in "Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows," I wrote about what life was like for a longtime Windows user trying to live with Linux. One of the main drawbacks: The difficulties I encountered when installing or updating software.

Good Linux Users Don’t Talk About Microsoft

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Linux

pcmech.com: Is it all too typical on the internet to hear a Linux user go full-on zealot style and say, "YEAH! I use Linux! F**k Microsoft! You people are sheeple! Down with the status quo!" Blah, blah, blah, frickin’ blah.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu 9.10 sees the cloud above the trees

  • Linpus Linux Lite OS caught on video
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5 Isn’t Ready for Primetime, Yet
  • Blueprint for Competing with Proprietary Software
  • Can TouchBook Revitalize Linux Netbooks?
  • Audio Production Hardware At Studio Dave
  • Linux Fedora KDE 10: First Look
  • SCO What? It's Patently over for Copyright
  • You should refuse stable
  • It's Time to Cash In on Firefox
  • Why Sugar's Future Looks Sweet: User Feedback
  • Sabayon 4.1 Gnome Preview
  • Forthcoming VDR Release To Support VDPAU
  • Trading places: IBM and Microsoft on open source
  • Intuitive packaging is vital to Gentoo
  • The best racing game ever runs on Linux
  • Hire Open Source Developers -- or Partner With Them?
  • The Open Source Community, the Worldwide Academy of Programming, Does Not Discriminate
  • Linux Foundation’s “We’re Linux” Contest Enters Final Week
  • Sneak Preview of Adobe Reader 9.x on Linux and Solaris x86
  • K is for Kuki and it might be good enough for your Aspire One
  • Ounce Labs: Open Source Software Is Perfectly Secure
  • News from Pardus

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Make an MPEG Picture Slideshow with digiKam in Ubuntu

  • Gentoo : A complete and utter retards guide to installing
  • 6 Ubuntu Package Management tips for the Fedora User
  • Jaunty 64-bit and Eclipse
  • Move /home to it’s own partition
  • The Great KDE Font Mystery
  • Simple guide to Sound Solutions for Ubuntu Users
  • Upgrading Ubuntu to the Cutting Edge
  • iopp: howto get i/o information per process
  • Remove Compiz from Ubuntu
  • Setting up SSHFS

Linux Performance: Different Distributions, Very Different Results

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Linux

oreilly.com: When I write reviews of various Linux distributions and describe differences in performance I almost invariably get a comment to the effect that all Linux distros are essentially the same: running the same kernel, the same libraries, the same filesystems. Performance should be essentially the same, right?

Netbooks open door to Windows alternatives

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Linux

reuters.com: As netbooks surge in popularity, open-source Linux-based operating systems have established a toehold on the low-cost, stripped-down computers as an alternative to Microsoft Corp's Windows.

Behind Red Hat's Consistency: A Surprising Concentration on Investing

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Savio Rodrigues is out with a very interesting post on Red Hat's financial consistency. Long story short, he concludes that over the past two years a whopping--borderline shocking--48 percent of Red Hat's income before taxes is classified as "Other Income."

Dvorak Likes Linux

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Linux

pcmag.com: Almost all the newest hardware coming out has Linux support. The critical mass has been reached, and it's time everyone tried Ubuntu.

Also: Microsoft's business model is done

How should we spread the Linux word?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Linux is great, it's fantastic, it's superkalafragilisticexpealidocious. It's everything you ever dreamed about. It's so good it invented sliced bread. If you tell a non-Linux person this they will most probably say "What you talking about Willis?"

The Good, The Bad And The Open

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: A quote attributed to various sources goes as follows: "Technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral." It takes the shape you give to it, but it will always take one shape or another. The same could be said of open source, and ought to be.

System76 Serval Professional Notebook

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: Finding a laptop that can run Linux is no longer much of a challenge. In this review we are looking at the System76 Serval Professional notebook.

Out of the Park

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Gaming

tuxradar.com: If baseball is what gets you cooking on gas, prepare to say goodbye to your family, become a recluse, and thrive on a world of management decisions and statistics: Out of the Park 9 is available on Linux.

Dream Linux 3.5 - Results and Summary

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Linux

community.zdnet: I've had a few days now to try out Dream Linux on all of my laptops, and the results are interesting, if mixed:

Interview: Steve McIntyre of Debian

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Linux
Interviews

h-online.com: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader talks about his work with the free open source Linux distribution.

One Ubuntu To Rule Them All

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Ubuntu

linuxcanuck.wordpress: We have all seen Ubuntu emerge as the top distribution. You can argue the figures if you like, but by any standard that I have seen it is far and away the most popular distribution. The biggest problem however is not the Canonical Ubuntu derivatives but the growing number of non-Canonical ones.

10 reasons why GNOME is better than KDE

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: A new battle is playing out in the Linux desktop arena. See why Jack Wallen believes that today’s GNOME has pulled ahead of today’s KDE in terms of design, stability, and usability.

Novell's SUSE Linux futures

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SUSE

blogs.computerworld: Novell is in trouble. As Novell CFO Dana Russell said during the recent earnings call, "Our Linux business is dependent on large deals, which may result in some fluctuations of our quarterly invoicing. Moving ahead, Novell plans on reducing the prices of its products.

Frets on Fire Confirms I Am Better at Compiling Than Playing Guitar

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Gaming

ostatic.com/blog: Late last year I broke down and picked up Rock Band for the resident game console, a Nintendo Wii. Given the humbling experience Rock Band (continues) to be for me, I wasn't exactly eager to try out the open source rhythm game, Frets on Fire. However,

10 Reasons You Should Not Switch To Linux

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Not a single week passes by without me bumping in to yet another blog post giving you 10 – 25 or even 100 reasons you should switch to Linux right now. I say bah humbug to them. If you need someone to give you 100 reasons to switch your current OS of choice, you are better of sticking with it.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 293

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tutorial: An introduction to Logical Volume Management

  • News: openSUSE releases trademark guidelines, Ubuntu delivers mainline kernel, Debian elects new project leader, ULTILEX live CD
  • Released last week: Zenwalk Linux 6.0
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 and beyond, Ubuntu 9.10 release schedule
  • New additions: Damn Vulnerable Linux, Parslinux, Tiny Core Linux, wattOS
  • New distributions: ArchPwn, Ultra X Linux, VoIP on CD
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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