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Another Linux Lawsuit Storm Brewing?

daniweb.com: Now that Microsoft's big operating systems, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, are on store shelves, is it time again for them to pick up the legal sledgehammer and go after Linux? I think the evidence for it is mounting.

Migrating to Linux without pain

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ghabuntu.com: The subject of migration can not be seen as something simple. But with the experiences I've had, with a few simple tips, you can perform a migration as smoothly as possible.

Do I need an anti-virus in Linux?

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Security

dedoimedo.com: And the simple answer is: no, you do not need an anti-virus in Linux. Yes, let me tell you a little secret. Come closer. That's it. You don't need an anti-virus in Windows, either! Boom! There you go.

NVIDIA Drops Their Open-Source Driver, Refers Users To VESA Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: NVIDIA's open-source Linux efforts as it concerns their GPU support have historically been minimal. However, NVIDIA has decided to deprecate this open-source driver of theirs. No, NVIDIA is not working on a new driver. No, NVIDIA is not going to support the Nouveau project. Instead, NVIDIA now just recommends its users use the X.Org VESA driver.

More Ubuntu Wallpapers

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  • 15 More Wallpapers from Ubuntu Artwork Pool for Ubuntu Lucid
  • Make Your Coworker’s Day in Ubuntu
  • Cloudy with a chance of Linux: Canonical aims to cash in
  • Ubuntu’s new Linux tries getting cloud-friendly
  • Get ready to supercharge those netbooks with Ubuntu 10.04
  • An Ubuntu Ad
  • Ubuntu Reverts File Size Reading Changes

Desktop Linux: An Average User Success Story

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blog.eracc.com: I often see the sentiment expressed that desktop Linux is “too hard” for the average PC user. These arguments seem to completely overlook the fact that an average PC user will never install his own operating system.

Linux: This time, it really IS time

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backwoodshome.com/blogs: Every once in a while, I beat the drum for Linux. I swear it’s not just for geeks any more. After all, I’m no geek and I’ve been using Linux — and watching it get better and better — for 12 years.

Music Players

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  • [Review] Clementine 0.2 Music Player in Ubuntu
  • First stable version of GNOME Media Player Released

Get Organized with BasKet

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ostatic.com/blog: Looking for an Evernote replacement on Linux? Take a look at BasKet! BasKet is a note-taking application, but it's a bit more than that.

Yet another *full blown* database

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Software

bertjan.broeksemaatjes.nl: Last weeks I've been looking (again) whether or not it was possible to create a working sqlite back end for Akonadi. The last time I tried was around august last year and by then sqlite just wasn't able to meet the multi-threading requirements that Akonadi has for its database back ends. A couple of sqlite releases later things seem to have changed.

Intel KMS vs. UMS With Ubuntu 10.04

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Software

phoronix.com: Last week we published benchmarks looking at the ATI Radeon KMS vs. UMS performance and found the user-space mode-setting support with the ATI driver to perform significantly faster than the newer kernel mode-setting routes in most instances. To see how the performance difference is on the Intel we ran a set of benchmarks on this side.

Analyze and fix what ails your music files with MP3 Diags

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sourceforge.net: Chances are you sometimes come across an MP3 file that won’t play properly or does something quirky in your favorite music player. You can try ripping or downloading the file again, or you can fix the problem yourself with MP3 Diags.

Marble, an Atlas for your Desktop

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linuxers.org: While looking for some applications similar to Google Earth I bumped into this KDE educational project Marble. Its a 3D Atlas and Virtual Globe application that aims to help students, teachers or anyone, in learing more about Earth, Mars, Moon and Venus.

FatRat Is An Amazing Linux Download Manager

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webupd8.org: FatRat is the big brother of SlimRat (or is it fat brother?) which we previously covered HERE. So what is it? Well, it's an open source download manager for Linux but not an ordinary one.

Esfera: New UI Element Proposal For Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth posted a suggestion he got from Pablo Quirós for the free space on the top right window corner (now that the button(s) will be placed on the left side of the Metacity), on the Ayatana mailing list.

Why Open Source Rules for Collaboration Software

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OSS

linuxinsider.com: The category of collaboration software is growing and changing quickly, encompassing fields like CRM dashboards, enterprise intelligence and analytics. In this category, the very nature of open source software gives it a clear advantage.

digiKam Film Grain tool re-written...

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digikam.org: Based on an old Gimp Guru tutorial, this tool lacks a lots of features as the capability to manage colors and luminosity noise, graininess size, and photo-electronic noise rendering.

The Mono Mystery That Wasn't

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earthweb.com: At first, the rumors seemed irresistible. Miguel de Icaza, the creator of Mono, the GNU/Linux implementation of .NET, was saying what free software critics have been saying for years: the spread of .NET has been handicapped by Microsoft's restrictive patent policies. Then, mysteriously the story disappeared.

Subtitles come to Miro 3.0

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h-online.com: Miro, the open source Internet TV / podcast downloader and player, has been updated to version 3.0 and is now able to display embedded or standalone subtitles for videos.

Oracle inspires an open source NoSQL tea party

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blogs.zdnet.com: Oracle’s purchase of Sun Microsystems — and thus mySQL — has inspired a sort of tea party movement among open source advocates organized under the banner of NoSQL.

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