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Why Windows 7 Will Fail on Netbooks

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Microsoft

workswithu.com: Rumor has it that Microsoft has arbitrarily limited its definition of “netbook” to machines with screens smaller than 10.2 inches.

Linux is 'emerging'

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Where is Linux going? This is a question a lot of forums hash over and argue about constantly.

Swiss government rethinking Microsoft no-bid contract?

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OSS

internetnews.com: According to Swiss newspaper Neue Zuericher Zeitung, the Swiss government might be reconsidering its no-bid contract deal with Microsoft which has been opposed by a consortium of 18 open source vendors.

Windows 7 Vs. Linux: OS Face-Off

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Microsoft

informationweek.com: While Windows 7 has been brewing in Microsoft's labs, Linux has been maturing. We look at what each operating system is capable of today, and how they measure up against each other.

Xorg's X Window innovation - it's not ALL about the graphics

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: In my last article about Xorg, I touched upon several points that have been in a state of continual flux in Xorg. Here’s a follow-up on that article, expanding much on some features and their implications.

Light, low-cost e-reader runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A U.K. startup called Interead will soon ship a Linux-based e-book reader claimed to be about 40 percent lighter than an Amazon Kindle 2, and over $100 cheaper.

Find A Kid To Fix It

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Linux
Ubuntu

primaryschoolcomau.blogspot: I also wasn't sure how the kids would go navigating the Ubuntu interface that is slightly different to Windows. Within about 5 minutes some of them had worked out how to use the built-in video camera, change the wallpaper, customise the desktop and discover nearly all the bugs that I hadn't anticipated.

Progress with Pardusman

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sarathlakshman.info: I have came across lots of new updates with pardusman project. The first improvement is with the UI graphic design.

antiX M8.2 Test 1 now available and looking GREAT!

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: Here with antiX M8.2 Test 1, running live. Let me tell you why I like antiX so much as a Live CD.

Spice up your LUG!

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Do you attend or run a Linux User Group (LUG)? Looking for some fresh ideas to give it a new lease of life? Read on and discover how your LUG meetings can be more than a general Linux-related chit-chat down the local pub...

Linux New Media Launches Ubuntu User Magazine

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Ubuntu

linuxpromagazine.com: Canonical's popular Ubuntu operating system continues to win followers around the world, and Ubuntu User is the first print magazine specifically for this rapidly growing audience.

GeezerOS: Linux for the Elderly

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Humor

daniweb.com: Perhaps it's my role as the family computer guy that's leading me in this direction today but it seems to me that there should be Linux distributions that are age-oriented and age appropriate.

Virtual Linux desktops tapped by UN

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: NComputing has joined a United Nations program to bring 1,000 Linux-based NComputing desktops to schools in developing countries.

Full Circle Magazine #25 Available

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Ubuntu

fullcirclemagazine.org: This month, we’ve got some awesome stuff coming your way, including a copy of Beginning OpenOffice 3 up for grabs by one of you!

Phoronix Thread Leads To New Linux Game Ports

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phoronix.com: Svartalf, a member of the Phoronix Forums and developer for Linux Game Publishing, recently asked our readers on the forums to provide a wish-list of games they wished to see ported to Linux.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find the package a file is from

  • Delimiters in Bash
  • Troubleshooting a maxed out Linux hard drive
  • How to fix Desktop Effects for intel
  • Navigating the Online Drupal Community
  • Never lose a file with TimeVault
  • Command Line Basics: List Files with ls
  • Hierarchic list of processes
  • Effective bash shorthand
  • Using Arduino in Eagle schematics with Ubuntu Linux
  • UNR 9.04 Tips
  • Mandriva 2009.1: Lock KDE 4 on Suspend
  • How to Clear Cache Manually
  • Graphing dependencies
  • OOo: Chart Feature: What to do with zero values
  • Ubuntu Howto: Install projectM Audio Visualizer
  • Save terminal Output to text file

The 8 most successful open source products ever

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royal.pingdom.com: Open source in itself is a success story. From being a niche concept, it has become a mainstream movement. There are thousands of open source projects and products out there, but which ones are the most successful?

Are Open Source Developers Throwing Good Code After Bad?

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informationweek.com/blog: Time and again I run into the belief that the open source community has an infinite amount of energy to spare for its galaxy of projects. It's not true, and we need to stop acting like it is.

Linux And Active Directory: Learning To Live Together

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Software

bmighty.com: Looking for a good way to integrate your company's Linux desktops with Microsoft Active Directory? Novell just might offer the easiest solution -- but it certainly isn't the only game in town.

NVIDIA Releases 185.18.14 Display Driver

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA hasn't released as many Linux driver updates in May as they have in past months, but this week they are out with the NVIDIA 185.18.14 driver update.

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today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
  • GUADEC accommodation
    At this year’s GUADEC in Manchester we have rooms available for you right at the venue in lovely modern student townhouses. As I write this there are still some available to book along with your registration. In a couple of days we have to a final numbers to the University for how many rooms we want, so it would help us out if all the folk who want a room there could register and book one now if you haven’t already done so! We’ll have some available for later booking but we have to pay up front for them now so we can’t reserve too many.
  • Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal
    A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System.
  • Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW
    Jupiter Broadcasting’s long-running podcast, Linux Action Show, will soon be signing off the air…er, fiber cable, for the last time. The show first streamed on June 10, 2006 and was hosted by “Linux Tycoon” Bryan Lunduke and Jupiter Broadcasting founder Chris Fisher. Lunduke left the show in 2012, replaced by Matt Hartley, who served as co-host for about three years. The show is currently hosted by Fisher and Noah Chelliah, president of Altispeed, an open source technology company located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.