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Open source in 2010

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OSS

mybroadband.co.za: Is 2010 the "year of open source"? Probably not, but by the end of the year expect to see open source software everywhere.

The Microsoft-Linux Story As Told in the Comes Exhibits

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Microsoft
Legal

groklaw.net: As we are working on the data in the Comes v. Microsoft exhibits, describing the contents or transcribing each so as to make them keyword searchable, we are coming across some interesting materials regarding Microsoft's view of Linux. As far back as 1999, Bill Gates was asking his executives if there was a way to make things harder for Linux.

Flexible for a Fluxbox? – Lightweight X Window Manager

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Fluxbox
HowTos

thegeekstuff.com: One of the many great things about using UNIX or a UNIX-like operating system is the ability to tailor your environment to your liking. If you want something less resource intensive that offers a greater degree of control then Fluxbox Window Manager is what you’re looking for.

Wine Is a Long Shot at Solving the Windows-Apps-on-Linux Problem

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Software

eweek.com: The open-source Wine project is less a solution and more a workaround when it comes to the issue of running Windows applications on Linux.

woohoo - one of mine made top 10

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Linux

One of my stories made LinuxPlanet's Top 10 Linux Planet Stories 2009. Maybe I'll get some more work there this year. Big Grin

Screencasting Under Linux--A brief Story

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Linux

Since my recent retirement from 34 years of mathematics and computer science teaching, I've been working on creating creating screencasts for teaching how to use various kinds of computer software. So, I need to record my screen while narrating audio. What follows is my story of what it takes to do this under Linux.

GNOME Shell tryout

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Software
  • GNOME Shell tryout
  • Dispelling GNOME 3 Myths

5 powerful open source applications for businesses

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Software

ghabuntu.com: A significant part of the IT expense of most businesses comprises the cost of acquiring and running enterprise applications. Would it not be better to have the same applications your business relies on at a much reduced cost but with higher productivity?

The 9 most important events in Open Source history

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OSS

royal.pingdom.com: Have you ever wondered about those key moments in time that made open source software such an immense success story? We just did, and here below is our list.

Open Solaris 2009.06 - Slowly getting there

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OS

dedoimedo.com: For some strange reason, I keep going back to Open Solaris. Maybe it's the beautiful Gnome desktop, well arranged and streamlined. Maybe it's the belief that Sun, one of the great technology leaders in the past 30 years, can deliver a usable operating system intended for the home market. And maybe it's my desire to crack open the frightening secrets of UNIX, for Linux, Open Solaris is not.

Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 Has Plymouth
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Benchmarks With Early Fedora 13 Numbers
  • Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 Released; Software Center Changes, Fewer Games, and New Applets
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Removes HAL
  • New Leader for the Ubuntu Women Project
  • Ubuntu primes music service
  • Becoming a Geek Super Hero by Evolving from "Thinking Green" to "Acting Green"
  • Ubuntu Wants To Know What Closed Source App You Long For
  • Is GNOME Going To Duplicate The Efforts From Canonical?

Firefox 3.7 dropped from Schedule

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla Drops Firefox 3.7, Switches to More Frequent Feature Updates
  • Firefox 3.7 dropped from Schedule, next release is Firefox 4.0
  • Firefox 3.7 dumped in favour of feature updates
  • Make Firefox a Productivity Powerhouse
  • Why I Broke Up With Firefox

Reviewed: Linux Mint 8

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Bored with brown? Looking for more oomph in your Ubuntu installation? We test the latest release of Linux Mint, the shiny green distro that stands on the shoulders of giants and offers its own unique tools. Read on to find out whether Mint is actually a better Ubuntu than Ubuntu...

Canonical To Bring Closed Source Apps Like iTunes And Photoshop To Ubuntu?!?!

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Ubuntu

A recent official post on the Ubuntu Forums asks users to complete a survey with the applications they would like to see in upcoming version of Ubuntu:

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Downtime - connectivity issues

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Site News

I guess you might have noticed we were offline today and the connection is still very spotty right now (will connect, but drops after a few seconds). There's a lineman supposed to come sometime tomorrow maybe, you know how that goes. I am sorry for the trouble and hope we'll be back up soon. Just keep trying. Don't forget about tuxmachines while we're down. Big Grin

Testing OpenShot Video Editor

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Software

workswithu.com: When Lucid Lynx ships in April, it will come with a video editor installed by default, which will be a first for Ubuntu. With this in mind, I decided to test drive OpenShot, an open-source, nonlinear editor that reached its 1.0 release very recently.

Back Home, with Debian!

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Linux

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: By the end of 2004, I'd been running Debian ‘testing’ on my laptop since around early 2003, but after 6-8 months of woody, I was backporting far too much and I couldn't spare the time for upkeep. At just about that time, a thing called ‘warty’ was released.

Five Essential Ubuntu Features

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I just finished configuring a Vista laptop for my brother, who needs to run some Windows-only applications for college. Whenever I find myself compelled to deal with proprietary operating systems, I’m reminded why I use Ubuntu.

some shorts:

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Linux
Software
OOo
Gaming
  • SuperGamer, 8GB of Linux-Only Gameplay
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 Release Candidate 2 available
  • Number Crunching with Pelican HPC 2.0
  • LM_Sensors Gets A New Configuration Utility
  • The ChoKolate Linux Desktop
  • Linux on the repaired Laptop
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OSS and Sharing Leftovers

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    The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), the global non-profit formed to educate about, and advocate for, the benefits of open source software and build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community, announced today that The American International University, West Africa's (AIUWA) has joined the organization as an Affiliate Member. AIUWA is a unique educational instituion of higher education, combining degree-seeking programs, along with professional development and certification. The program's mandatory academic and professional courses enable students to graduate with both academic credentials and professional qualifications. AIUWA also serves as a center for health, management, and information technology research and development in Africa.
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    So in a sense I have been part-time part of the FreeBSD Community for nearly 15 years as well. FreeBSD has reached Tier-1 status within KDE now, with the KDE FreeBSD CI, which much stronger upstreaming happening, and with Tobias and Raphael following new releases pretty closely. I’ve been pushing and prodding at our ports tree a lot, and chasing CMake releases (and reporting bugs), and trying to get some KDE KF5-based applications into the official ports tree. So I’m happy to now receive a FreeBSD ports commit bit, with Tobias and Raphael acting as mentors. I won’t pretend this will immediately lead to Qt 5.9 and KDE Applications 17.latest in the official FreeBSD ports tree, but it increases the (direct) effort we can expend on it.
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