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Linux Vendor Settles With Microsoft

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Legal

informationweek.com: A manufacturer of Linux-based networking devices has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to Microsoft in order to settle a patent claim, Microsoft disclosed Wednesday.

Kontact

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Software

emmajane.net: I've been using Kontact for a few months now. The excitement of resizing the icons has worn off and now I'm back to feeling slightly underwhelmed by my ability to organize things digitally.

GNOME-Do Adds Docklets to App Launching Bar

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Software

lifehacker.com: If you're using GNOME-Do and not using the up-to-date repository for the app launcher, you really should be. That's where you'll find goodies like the newest "Docklets," helpful widgets that respond to both clicks and text commands.

Group test: Linux netbooks

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Linux
Hardware

tuxradar.com: Netbooks may be on the cheaper side of computing, but as we're all watching our pennies now, making the right choice is essential. We've brought together all the netbooks we could get hold of - most of which are bundled with Linux - for a comprehensive test. We're looking at:

The tragedy of the Creative Commons

theregister.co.uk: The Creative Commons initiative fulfilled a major ambition last week - but it's taken only days for the dream to turn to crap.

How Secure Is VMware's Virtualisation Lead?

eweekeurope.co.uk: There's plenty of competition for VMware in making virtualised data centres, despite its strong lead. Is now the time to switch to Hyper-V or XenServer, asks Cameron Sturdevant?

Open-source Lucene threatens Microsoft and Google enterprise search

news.cnet.com: It must be depressing to be Microsoft these days. To have Doug Cutting's excellent Lucene, an open-source search project, and Solr, an enterprise search server based on Lucene, offer better performance at a 100-percent discount.

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Ubuntu 9.04)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide shows how to install and configure Smokeping on Ubuntu 9.04 to monitor network latency. SmokePing is a deluxe latency measurement tool. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss.

some more odds & ends:

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News
  • Linux, Mac users - your copy of Windows may be tax deductible

  • Australian Linux users finally have tax return satisfaction
  • Firefox 3.5.1 due this week to fix security and slow startup bugs
  • Install Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu 9.04 using Ubuntuzilla
  • mozilla foundation is 6 years old today
  • A Chromium RPM on Fedora 11
  • Linux Camping: Day 1 - Setting up the tent
  • Users have to wise up to cloud security
  • Wallpaper Tray - Customize Your Linux Wallpaper Automatically
  • Another Reason I Don’t Like Apple
  • That FUDCon poster is catching on
  • Adding PPAs Easily
  • The truth about the Mono logo

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Killing Processes by Name on Linux or Unix Systems

  • Using The Host Object in Firewall Builder
  • Setting up a FTP Server on debian
  • FFmpeg made easy
  • How to Display Twitter Statuses/Updates on Conky
  • Ubuntu System Admin Class: Command Line Basics

  • Say NO! To Ubuntu satanic edition

  • Not only the Ubunteros…
  • Opinion: On the Future of Data Storage and RAID Technologies
  • Ubuntu and sound input
  • Linux Outlaws 102 - Goo/Linux
  • Ubuntu Technical Board: Nominations
  • Open source and cloud computing - a match made in heaven?
  • FOSDEM X: 6+7 Feb 2010
  • Empathy is now in Karmic
  • Emmys using Drupal
  • (K)Ubuntu So Far…
  • Das Keyboard Now has Linux Keycaps Available
  • The grand Google plan against the whole Microsoft stack
  • Life with Linux: More apps
  • GNOME's Zeitgeist Engine Has Its First Release
  • Cloud Interoperability: Haven't We Danced Before?

Bill Gates: Chrome OS looks a lot like Linux

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OS
  • Google’s Chrome OS looks a lot like a familiar Linux: Bill Gates

  • Will Linux Shine as Google Chrome OS?
  • With Chrome OS, Google Is Doing What Other Vendors Should Have
  • Dell on Dell on Google's Chrome OS and More

Diversity in open source

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OSS

bryceharrington.org: There are a ton of different groupings where you hear "Why aren't there enough XYZ's in our (community|profession|hobby|party)?" Those in the majority wish to be more inclusive of whatever the minority is, but don't know how.

A very good Linux troubleshooting tip sheet to keep handy

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Linux

This article explains UNIX and Linux errors and provides workarounds and resolutions to them that may crop up. Discover the most common errors in UNIX and Linux and how to avoid them.

Shuttle X27D review

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Hardware
SUSE

pcadvisor.co.uk: Shuttle puts a dual-core Intel Atom processor into one of its smallest chassis to create the Shuttle X27D. Our Shuttle X27D sample was supplied with openSUSE 11, a mature and reasonably user-friendly Linux operating system.

CrossOver Linux 8.0.0 review

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Software

wine-reviews.net: CodeWeavers has released the latest version of its CrossOver software for Mac and Linux users. If you want to try working without Windows but can't live without a must-have Windows app, CrossOver just might be the answer.

Linux Games: Eschalon Book I

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Gaming

ghacks.net: In this entry to the Linux Games department I am going to introduce you to a very fine RPG entry created by Basilisk Games called Eschalon Book I. This game is one of the few full-blown RPG games available for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Eschalon Book I won the 2007 Indie game of the year and with good reason. It’s well done.

Why FreeBSD 8 Won't Rewrite the Book

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BSD

internetnews.com: A major release of an operating system typically brings significant changes that require users to learn new skills. But backers of the open source FreeBSD 8 operating system say that's not necessarily going to be the case with its next major version.

Vector Linux 6.0 Gold Review

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Linux

techexposures.com: Vector Linux is a popular Linux Distro whose motto is “speed, performance, stability”. Version 6.0 was released in February 2009. Their stated goal is to “Keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide.”

Banshee as a Platform?

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Software
  • Banshee as a Platform?

  • Netbook UI, photo management coming to Banshee media player
  • Mono makes headway on the Linux desktop
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Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
    Last year, I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10. As I didn't want spyware neither bloatware, I got Linux installed and asked for a refund of the OEM license. After a little of talking, they were wanting to charge me US$100 (to remove the license, which I already had wiped, as I got FDE Linux installed) to refund US$70 of the OEM license. This year, wondering to buy a new Acer notebook, I asked them again if they would refund me the OEM license without all the hassle (as they did pay me the US$70, without me having to pay the US$100).

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