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The Linux desktop isn't your father's PC

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Linux

cnet.com: Idealogues and fanboys aside, however, part of the problem is terminology. "Desktop" gets used to refer to at least a couple of different things. One is the traditional, general purpose PC as we've come to know it over the past 20 years or so. The other is a shorthand for any client device with a keyboard and monitor.

Short Review: OpenSolaris 2008.11

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OS

A balance of freedoms

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OSS

We balance freedoms (sacrifice one freedom for another) everyday. We sacrifice the freedom to do whatever we want to live in a society where laws keep us safe.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Windows For Submarines: Please Tell Me This Is A Hoax

  • Mozilla slams study labelling Firefox as ‘most vulnerable app’
  • Debian / Ubuntu: Search For Packages Using Apt Command Line
  • The Linux ‘date’ command
  • Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.1: KDE in openSUSE 11.1
  • Passing parameters to modules in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux: The Easy Installation Guide
  • Automate your backups
  • Mozilla misses a fix for Firefox 2.0.19
  • Five Reasons to Make Friends with Puppy Linux
  • Linux Basement Episode 33 - Zenoss
  • A Linux Year in Review: Sun's Very Big Buy
  • Christmas Tech Jokes 2008 Edition
  • KDE 2008 fly-by
  • MIT using Drupal
  • Basic MySQL Commands for Begineers
  • Confusion And Lame Encryption On Linux
  • why I don't trust proprietary closed source software
  • Arch Linux; Mean, Lean, Fast And Bleeding Edge
  • Java Performance: Ubuntu Linux vs. Windows Vista
  • All about your Ubuntu clicks
  • Is Microsoft's IE Flaw The Last Nail In Its Desktop Coffin?

The real value of Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: There will never be a "Year of the Linux desktop", but I don't think that is actually all that important. Here's why.

BBC releases iPlayer for Mac and Linux

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Software

bbc.co.uk: The BBC has created a version of the iPlayer that works with both Mac and Linux computers.

Debian secretary quits over Lenny release vote

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Linux

itwire.com: Long-time developer Manoj Srivastava has resigned as the secretary of the Debian GNU/Linux Project and is thinking of leaving the project altogether.

Amarok 2 Brings Fresh Changes

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Amarok 2.0 brings a lot of fresh changes. The most noticeable difference is the user interface. The UI has been completely redesigned and have a totally different look from Amarok1.4.

GnuCash, for Personal and Business Finance, Out in New Version

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: These days, we're all watching our funds closely, and if you want a little help from the world of open source, GnuCash is out in a brand new version 2.2.8.

A Quick Look at Chandler

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Someone on the Seattle Linux List asked about Groupware and the usual suspects were suggested. One, however, I didn't know anything about. It is called Chandler. I figured it was worth looking at.

Barracuda offers a new -- and free -- alternative to Spamhaus

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Software

linux.com: For many years Spamhaus has been top dog in the anti-spam world of DNSBL (Domain Name System Block List; also known as Realtime Blackhole Lists or RBLs). But Spamhaus is no longer a 100% free service. Even small nonprofits are now expected to pay at least $250 per year. Now a new, free alternative to Spamhaus has arrived.

openSUSE 11.1 Released!

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SUSE
  • openSUSE 11.1 Released!

  • openSUSE 11.1 makes Christmas come early
  • The LXF Test: First look at OpenSUSE 11.1
  • Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier Discusses openSUSE 11.1
  • Multimedia support in OpenSuse 11.1 (MP3, MPEG-4, DiVX, etc.)

Linux is a way of life, not a clone of windows.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: All too often I hear the phrase, if only Linux would do such'n'such like windows then it would be more popular. Generally those type of remarks only come from windows users.

Linux Foundation Appoints Ted Ts’o to Position of Chief Technology Officer

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel developer Theodore Ts’o has been named to the position of Chief Technology Officer at the Foundation.

Yet again, desktop Linux won't claim a year

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Linux

cnet.com: "[Insert year here] is the year of the Linux desktop!" That has been the Linux community's refrain since at least 2001. Yet it never comes true.

Linux Is A Socialist Plot

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: “From each according to his ability. To each according to his need.” The above is often given as the socialist credo. However, it is much older than socialism. It actually appears in the Bible in the book of Acts. How many times have you seen Linux websites ask for donations?

Is Mandriva Dead?

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MDV

gnuman.com: This is an interesting question one could ask about the Mandriva distribution, is it dead? The answer could possibly be maybe. It is not the first time that we have seen Mandriva on the brink of collapse, and quite frankly, if we go in terms of userbase it might be so.

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 6 (Felicia)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 6 (Felicia) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

2009: Year of the Linux Delusion

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Linux

itwire.com: An article has come out claiming (yet again) that 2009 will be the year of Linux, and bases this prediction on the fact that low power ARM processors will be in netbooks which won’t have enough power to run Windows, but then says these new netbooks will be geared to “web only” applications which suits Linux perfectly.

Mepis AntiX 7.01: Light, fast, and geeky.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Although technically an off-shoot of Mepis Linux (which is in itself an offshoot of Debian, then Ubuntu, now Debian again I think) AntiX bears little visual resemblance to its parent.

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