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Fedora Ambassadors Walking Tall

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: I love the fact that in addition to the millions of Fedora fans around the world, we also have in our community a very special group of hundreds upon hundreds of individuals known as Fedora Ambassadors.

Italy class-action suit planned against Microsoft

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Microsoft
Legal

reuters.com: An Italian consumer group is planning a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp seeking compensation for Windows software pre-installed on computers for people who did not want it.

key quests for kde in 2010?

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: I hope to get many of us thinking about or at least aware of really important issues that require consensus and shared action. I hope that others will also find some inspiration in this process and subsequently find the time and words to do a similar exploration within the KDE communities they are in. The ultimate goal is progress and a happier, healthier, better, stronger, $SUPERLATIVE KDE.

MySQL: decision time is nigh

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Software
  • MySQL: decision time is nigh
  • Why MySQL's creator thinks IBM could acquire the database
  • Monty Widenius wants another billion dollars, should we help him?

Giving FSF Chief GNU-isance Richard Stallman The Credit GNU Deserves

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Interviews
OSS

informationweek.com/blog: After carrying-on for many years an on-again, off-again email-only relationship with Free Software Foundation president and founder Richard Stallman (or "Chief GNU-isance" according to the FSF staff), I finally met him today for a face-to-face interview.

Greg Kroah-Hartman speaks

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Linux
Interviews

linuxuser.co.uk: Greg Kroah-Hartman is a Linux kernel maintainer, and head of the Linux Drivers Project. He is a Novell Fellow, and works on the SUSE distribution for that company. At the Linux Foundation, Kroah-Hartman has helped to compile the “Who Writes Linux?” survey for the past few years. We caught up to him in early October and talked to him about his work past, present and future on the Linux kernel.

Firefox 3.5.7 and 3.0.17 updates now available for download

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Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.5.7 and Firefox 3.0.17 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as free downloads:

Microsoft unfazed by Ubuntu Windows XP GUI clone

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Linux
Microsoft

arstechnica.com: Microsoft legal has decided to react passively to the news of Ylmf OS, a Linux distribution that clones the look and feel of Windows XP.

OLPC News: Win One, Give One and SoaS Blueberry

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OLPC

montanalinux.org: When I got home from work last night, my 17 year old son (Bryan) demanded I watch something on TV he had found. In the commercial I kid got a package in the mail that contained two OLPCs one of which the kid picks up and walks out of his house with, journeying until he is in a village in Africa where he gives a village kid the OLPC.

2010 kicks off era of hidden Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: For something as open as Linux — the open source operating system developed by thousands of individuals and dozens of companies — you wouldn’t think it would be so hidden, but that’s exactly what Linux will be in 2010 and beyond.

A Bushel of Free FOSS Resources

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Software
OSS

ostatic.com/blog: On a regular basis, we at OStatic round up our ongoing collections of open source resources, tutorials, reviews and project tours. Hopefully, you'll find something to learn from here, and the good news is that everything found in this post is free.

Hulu Desktop for Linux

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Linux
Software

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Hulu is one of the most popular video sites on the web. You can watch all kinds of different television shows and movies right in your browser. But there’s also another way to watch Hulu and that’s to download the Hulu Desktop application for Linux.

Get to Know rsync

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Software

linux.com: One of the handiest tools you'll ever have on Linux (and other *nix systems) is rsync. As the name implies, rsync is used to sync files on remote and local machines. You can use rsync to copy files to remote systems and back again, or to make backups to locally mounted hard drives.

Change default applications easily in GNOME

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Vincent Danen walks you through the easy steps for changing the application defaults associated with certain file types in the Gnome desktop.

jolicloud - another Linux for Netbooks

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: No sooner had I written my blurb on Netbook Linux than I came across another alternative, Jolicloud. I had a quick look at their web page, it makes a good first impression, and the descriptions on it sound promising, so I decided to give it a try.

Benchmarking Ubuntu’s lpia Build

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: As the new owner of a Dell Latitude 2100 netbook, I’m eager to get as much performance out of my little machine as possible. One of the most pressing issues in my life over the last week, therefore, has been to decide whether to use the i386 or lpia build of Ubuntu on my new computer.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 beta4 Greets a New Year

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren Woodford has announced that SimplyMEPIS 8.4.96, the beta4 of MEPIS 8.5, is available from MEPIS and public mirrors.

The Great Open Source Netbook Interface Race

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Linux
Software

earthweb.com: Linux may no longer have the largest share of the netbook market, the way it did a couple of years ago. But you could still say that if the community isn't dominating in sales, it's taking the lead in interface choices.

Arium Embedded Linux Is Now Available

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Linux

PR: AE Linux is a package that is targeted to developers who want a fast and easy solution to run an embedded Linux kernel on their Intel-based platform. This distribution uses the standard Linux build flow and is made from unmodified public distributions so that migration to newer or different Linux components is unencumbered.

Munich administration switches to OpenDocument Format

h-online.com: The LiMux project, which oversees Linux migration in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, has reached another milestone. According to a 2009 development review that the deputy project leader Florian Schießl has posted on his blog, open source OpenDocument Format (ODF) is now the main document exchange standard.

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Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
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    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.