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GNOME 2.30 Released

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Software

gnome.org: The GNOME Project is proud to announce GNOME 2.30, the latest stable release of the popular Free Software desktop environment and applications suite.

Linux isn't invulnerable. Don't say it is.

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Linux
Security

thepcspy.com: Every month or so, I find some blog or forum post telling the world that because Linux is so hardcore, there's very little chance of it getting any malware. As you can probably tell from the title, I disagree and want these people to recognise why their arrogance is dangerous.

New Application Could Make All Software 'open Source'

pcworld.com: Imagine controlling Apple iTunes from inside Microsoft Word without having to switch applications. That could be possible, according to researchers at the University of Washington who are working on a project that could essentially make any proprietary software open source.

KDE picks Kim Kardashian to promote next release

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KDE
Humor

itwire.com: The KDE Desktop Project has hit upon the idea of having the American socialite Kim Kardashian promote its next release.

Legal Strings Remain in Novell-SCO Group Tussle over Unix

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SUSE

eweek.com: There are still some dangling legal strings that need to be trimmed, and those won't happen for at least a few weeks -- barring any more appeals, of course, by the Lindon, Utah-based SCO Group. One of them involves counterclaims by IBM and Red Hat.

GNU/Linux and freedom: non-free software hidden in your GNU/Linux distribution

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Most people with an interest in software freedom will turn to GNU/Linux as their operating system of choice. Few realize however, that the vast majority of GNU/Linux distros are not entirely free. Imagine migrating away from Windows, only to find that by installing GNU/Linux you are accepting a restrictive Microsoft license!

Fake outrage for Sony's moves

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Linux

blog.flameeyes.eu: March 2010 is likely to become famous in the Free Software, Open Source movements’ histories as the month of the “corporate betrayals”.

Google buys Microsoft

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Google
Microsoft
Humor

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Following a spate of recent acquisitions Google's CEO Eric Schmidt announced this morning that the Mountain View-based company had bought Microsoft Corporation.

Mozilla State of the Internet Report

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Moz/FF
  • Introducing the Mozilla State of the Internet Report
  • Firefox 3.5.9 and 3.0.19 security updates now available
  • Mozilla spits out last version of Firefox 3.0
  • Firefox developers block old CSS leak
  • Firefox coders propose fast-graphics deadline

SCO, Novell: Grokking Where Credit is Due

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Web

itworld.com: The next thing that ruined SCO's plans? Groklaw.

Also: Groklaw: How One Person Can Do Big Deeds. Thanks PJ.

Ubuntu Unravelled

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Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: I’m aware that nearly all people in the Linux ecosphere are familiar with what Ubuntu is. However, it is my impression that many people, including some Ubuntu users, do not know how the distribution is made.

Linux on Netbooks Reloads With Ubuntu-based Jolicloud

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Linux was a resounding failure on netbooks, so what makes this French start-up firm think it can succeed with a Linux derivative?

Linux Mint 8 releases

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Linux
  • Linux Mint 8 “Helena” LXDE released
  • Linux Mint 8 “Helena” Xfce released

Linux, Where Crapware Goes to Die

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Linux
Software

linuxjournal.com: Remember this cute little purple ape? If you’re a Linux user, you might not. He was one of the earliest malware/spyware/crapware programs for the Microsoft Windows platform. Why were Linux users left out in the cold during the heyday of BonziBuddy?

Thunar and Rox Filer: Mighty File Managers

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Thunar and Rox Filer are different from the average file manager, and different from each other too. Both are powerful and flexible, offering features unavailable in other Linux file managers.

coupla interviews:

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Interviews
  • Five questions about building community with Chris Blizzard of Mozilla
  • Chris Johnston from the Ubuntu Beginners Team

Document Freedom Day

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OSS
  • Document Freedom Day - March 31st, 2010
  • Freedom! (Document-wise)
  • Document Freedom Day: Passion and politics

Cool portable linux music studio

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Hardware
Software

handlewithlinux.com: Making music on Linux used to be something for masochists. Luckily this is long something of the past, as nowadays lot's of cool Linux software and compatible hardware is available to musicians.

Guess How Many JooJoos Have Been Sold

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Linux
Hardware

tomshardware.com: The JooJoo tablet (formerly known as the CrunchPad) started shipping last Friday and orders were expected to deliver on Monday. So how many people are this week playing with their shiny new tablet from Fusion Garage?

Trisquel 3.5 and Truly Free Software

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Some people put their principles before their lives, dragging the whole of the human race along with them to a better place. But those are the really big, spotlight principles, like freedom of speech, equality and justice.

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