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Why windows why??

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Microsoft

it.toolbox.com/blogs: Rant mode on. Why does windows make it so difficult to transfer settings? Why does windows go out of its way to be incompatible with itself? Why is windows purposely designed to make our lives a nightmare? Why can't I take a windows hard disk out of one machine and put it in another and have it work? Why?

Mark Shuttleworth: life on mars, Ubuntu in emerging markets

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: After the technical sessions concluded, some OSCON attendees headed across town to see Mark Shuttleworth, the charismatic founder of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, give a presentation to local Portland group Legion of Tech.

Why Linux is Not on the Desktop

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Linux

blogcritics.org: Let me start by saying that I love Linux. So when I saw the site Why Linux is Better, I was kind of nodding my head in agreement to many of its reasons. But then I thought about it:

IBM nears a decade of Linux and open source

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OSS

techtarget.com: After nearly a decade of active involvement in open source, IBM's commitment to Linux is broad and deep, said Inna Kuznetsova, the director of IBM Linux strategy – a sentiment shared by most, though not all, IBM observers.

what is KDE?

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KDE

chani.wordpress: whenever people ask me that question, I have trouble answering. what is KDE? it’s not just a desktop environment any more, not by a long shot. it’s a whole universe of software projects (one of which is a desktop environment).

Kernel Log: No unstable series; Linux 2008.7; dealing with security fixes

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heise-online.co.uk: Along with 2.6.27 development ramping up, there is a variety of other Linux kernel news. Shortly after the release of Linux 2.6.26, someone on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) asked what sort of changes – either potentially or already in the works – might give rise to a 2.7 development series.

Macedonia and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

aidworkerdaily.com: A few weeks ago, while my wife was still in Macedonia, I asked her to install Ubuntu. Shortly after returning to the States my wife called her father and asked him if he had a minute so that she could explain to him how to get online. His response was, “Don’t worry about it. I figured it out on my own.”

Debian Project News - July 21st, 2008

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's 7th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue: Updates to the Lenny release process, Debian-installer to support loading of external firmwares, Best practice for debug packages, ... and much more.

Embedding Python In Apache2 With mod_python (Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora/CentOS, Mandriva, OpenSUSE)

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SUSE
Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to install and use mod_python on various distributions (Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora/CentOS, Mandriva, OpenSUSE) with Apache2. mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter within the server.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Openmoko Inks a Distribution Deal

  • Novell SUSE Linux beats out Red Hat on cost at life sciences firm
  • AMD Catalyst 8.7 Linux Driver Released
  • Create Tomboy notes in Firefox with Tomfox
  • Weekly Mix Of Everything Linux
  • Seneca College teams with FOSS projects for hands-on learning
  • Options and Tools For OpenOffice.org. Users
  • Linux as a Hypervisor
  • openSUSE Kernel Bug Squashing Day on Wednesday, July 30
  • How To Create Or Edit Fonts In Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Ubuntu for business

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Patching denyhosts to allow correct plugin reporting

  • Colourful man pages in Ubuntu
  • Part 1: Building a Secure & Redundant Intranet Server With Gentoo - Apache - PHP5 - MySQL
  • Fancy Globbing With Zsh On Linux and Unix
  • Short tip: Simple .vimrc lines
  • Tweaking the Eee PC part 4
  • Add 7z (7-Zip) File Archive Support to Ubuntu
  • That edgy chroot can go … oops!
  • Running a webcam on Linux
  • Linux and Lumix digital cameras
  • Bash User Input Validation

Free and Open Source Software vs. Cloud Computing

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OSS

earthweb.com: Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the point of proprietary network services (or cloud computing, or Software as a Service, if you prefer). Not when you have Free software as an alternative (“Free,” in this case, being analogous to open source or GNU/Linux).

FSF organizes against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

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OSS

linux.com: Nobody knows yet what the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will consist of, but the few available indications are so ominous that the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has started a campaign to raise public awareness of the possibilities.

5 Reasons Why You Should Use VirtualBox Over VMware Server

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Ever since I started using Ubuntu two years back, I have been an avid user of VMware server. It fascinated me to a great extent that I could actually run an OS inside an OS. Recently, I tried out VirtualBox, another virtualization software like VMware server, and I was greatly impressed by it.

How I got a Windows Vista refund from HP

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News

A bloke details his recent adventure in getting a refund for a copy of Vista he didn't want.

PC vendors want to sell you desktop Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: It used to be that finding a PC with pre-installed Linux was harder than finding a needle in a haystack. Now, though, all the major PC vendors are offering Linux-powered PCs.

Exclusive First Look: NimbleX 2008

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Linux

softpedia.com: Our good friend and developer of NimbleX, Bogdan Radulescu, gave us an exclusive copy of his new distribution, NimbleX 2008, which will be available for all of you tomorrow!

The best desktop linux to get

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Linux

supportforlinux.blogspot: What is the best desktop linux to get? Here is my list, having been running GNU/Linux since 1997:

SFLC Files GPL Violation Lawsuit Against Extreme Networks

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Legal

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Extreme Networks, Inc. on behalf of its clients, two principal developers of BusyBox, alleging violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Why do GNOME people always play the man?

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itwire.com: Software engineers are often touted as people whose logic is excellent. That's why I'm amazed when some of these so-called virtuosos always indulge in personal attacks when they spot something with which they disagree.

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