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Red Hat Announces Open Source Cloud Computing Forum

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Linux

(PR): Red Hat, Inc. today announced a call for presentations for its Open Source Cloud Computing Forum, a virtual event scheduled to take place July 22, 2009.

A Dream Distro, looking from a noob’s perspective

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Linux

manishtech.wordpress: Some friend of you asks you to try out Linux. How would you feel? To feel the same you need to first unmount the geekism in you and walk a mile in the shoes of a newbie.

Take the Gnome 3.0 General Sociological Research Survey

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Software

This research aims at finding the needs, and practices of users of Gnome 2.x. Analyzing that data will give the Gnome Usability Team very precious information that will shape up the form of Gnome 3.0.

Ubuntu 9.04 frankenreview

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04 frankenreview

  • Intel Graphics Performance Guide for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Users
  • Gmount ISO - Easily Mount ISO Images with a Well-Designed API
  • Jaunty Quickies
  • Ubuntu and copyright

Is Oracle Starting To Look Like Blockbuster?

  • Is Oracle Starting To Look Like Blockbuster?

  • MySQL – What History Tells Us About Oracle Buying Sun
  • Some new FUD about Linux and Oracle is floated
  • The potential impact of Sun-Oracle on MySQL

Linux Will Crush Windows 7 on Netbooks

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Linux
Hardware
Microsoft
  • Are netbooks really junky?

  • Why Linux Will Crush Windows 7 on Netbooks
  • Netbooks: a Linux appliance opportunity
  • Sign of the times: Microsoft sales drop?

How Long Until There Is A Linux Distro Focused On Social Media?

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Linux

customdistros.com: If you check out DistroWatch.com you will see hundreds of Linux distros available. There are distros out there for just about every purpose you can think of, except social media and social networking.

Another term for open source

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Open source is the democratic process applied to software, just as Wikipedia is the same process applied to the collection of information.

Jargon Jam - Distro

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Linux

danlynch.org: Essentially this is just an abbreviation of the word “distribution”, which according to dictionary.com means “an act or instance of distributing” and also “the delivery or giving out of an item or items to the intended recipients”.

People of openSUSE: Jan Engelhardt

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Jan is one of silent community mebers that is active in kernel packaging and development area. Thanks to him openSUSE users have had chance to try stable real time kernel (RT kernel).

Xorg 1.5 - a step in the right direction

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Software

davidhilton.wordpress: Interestingly enough, I recently upgraded to xorg-server 1.5 from 1.3. I removed my xorg file, and it works passably. It’s choice of graphics drivers is a little annoying -

Ubuntu 9.04, the Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Sports Modest Software Improvements But Big Plans

  • The road to Jaunty: a look back at Ubuntu's history
  • Shuttleworth on Jaunty, netbooks and more
  • First Look at Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Slick New Ubuntu ‘Jaunty Jackalope’ Springs Onto Netbooks
  • My First Boot of Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu Installation Guide and Cheatsheet
  • How to remove Mono from Ubuntu 9.04
  • 15 Beautiful Ubuntu GDM Themes
  • Official Release Announcement

Coolest Firefox About:Config Tricks

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Moz/FF

debaira.blogspot: You may have installed countless add-on in Firefox to enhance your using experience, but if you want to get the most out of Firefox, you really have to hack your way into the about:config.

MySQL 5.4 makes debut but won't ship soon

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blogs.zdnet.com: Is it coincidental that Oracle announced its planned purchase of Sun (and its MySQL) at the start of the open source database’s annual conference this week?

Your views: Time for Linux?

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: The recession is apparently driving some firms to look at Linux as a cost-saving alternative to Microsoft – is it time for open source to take off?

Who Owns Commercial Open Source – and Can Forks Work?

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Can Larry Ellison be stopped? By which I mean could Oracle shut down the fledgling open-source software movement through a series of acquisitions??

Don't worry, Microsoft. 2009 won't be the year of the Linux desktop... nor will 2010, 2011, etc.

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itworld.com: Since the turn of the decade or so, it's been regularly reported that every year will be the year during which Linux finally breaks out of its box and gains a major foothold at the desktop level. It hasn't happened yet.

Open source challenges students to think

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zdnetasia.com: The "open" characteristic of open source tools helps enhance, rather than complicate, the teaching process, say its exponents.

Managing Multiple KVM Hosts With Enomalism2 [Ubuntu 8.10]

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In my previous guide about how to set up Enomalism2 on Ubuntu 8.10 I concentrated on just one KVM host. This tutorial is an extension to that article in that it shows how to add further Ubuntu 8.10 KVM hosts to the setup that can then be managed from one single control panel.

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Leftovers: OSS

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Desktop GNU/Linux

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