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So what is stopping YOU from using Linux?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: When it comes down to the nitty gritties there are many reasons why you should use Linux and very few reasons why not. You can postulate all you like. You can um this and er that but when you look at actual fact and not FUD then Linux does look equal.

What is really holding Linux back?

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: Face it, no matter how user friendly, stable and well performing the operating system becomes, the majority of basic PC users will never get a chance to touch it because they will never install it.

Should You Care About Linux?

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Linux

netguido.com: Linux: It’s fast, it’s free, but is it time to load into your PC? Maybe not quite yet. Recent revisions of the software make it easier to overcome the biggest hurdle for the non-techie users — installation — but it is still an operation that will take lots of time and may just be beyond the skills of the average user.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A Quick Look at Two Opensource File Encryption Software

  • A Bunch Of New Stuff From Boxee
  • Should device manufacturers make their firmware open source?
  • Distro upgrading today
  • Ars reviews the Palm Pre, part 2: the webOS experience
  • The Digital Open Calls on Kids to Enter FOSS Contest
  • Intel develops simpler alternative to ACPI for Linux
  • Suspend to disk - does it still make sense?
  • HP announces a new business netbook
  • Changes in FSFE: Time to pass on the torch
  • Win a Gratis OSCON Pass from LQ
  • Amazon mp3 store: Linux kudos
  • chromium-bsu: fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter
  • openSUSE at LinuxTag Pictures: Day One
  • The dangers of taking credit for open-source software
  • Firefox in Context
  • Ingres: An Open Source Rival to Oracle
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 77
  • Method found for installing homemade apps on Pre
  • Puppet is an Open Source Poppet
  • SCO's lifesaver 'profited from Iraq war'
  • The Open Source Open Source Conference
  • ArtistX Linux 0.7 – An Ubuntu Alternative
  • Amarok context view: Flickr applet and minor changes
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 11

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Give users specific access with sudo

  • Installing Mandriva Linux with PXE
  • Bridge wireless cards
  • ubuntu as a media center with Moovida
  • Keep a Backup of Installed Packages
  • Howto: Installing Gnoetry 0.2 On Any Platform
  • Speed up Gentoo’s emerge
  • Install Crashplan backup tool in Linux
  • Create local SVN repository in ubuntu
  • abby GUI & addons utilities for Clive/CClive
  • Using Arp On Your Network
  • DoD CAC Cards and Gentoo Linux

Ubuntu may increase Mono-dependent apps

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The next release of the popular Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution may include a third Mono-dependent application by default, a spokesman for Canonical, the parent company for Ubuntu, told iTWire today.

KDE 4.3 branched, trunk is now 4.4

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: The release team has just done something a bit different from past release cycles to test out some modifications to our usual work flow: with the release of the first release candidate, 4.3 has been immediately branched off of the mainline trunk, and trunk is now 4.4.

David Versus Two Goliaths

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OS

adventuresincomputing.wordpress: Apple will release its OS X 10.6 “Snow Loepard” in September and not long after, on October 22nd, Microsoft’s Windows 7 will be released. A week later Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” is scheduled to be unleashed.

Red Hat profit rises, bucks tech industry trend

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Linux
  • Red Hat profit rises, bucks tech industry trend

  • Earnings Preview: Red Hat
  • Red Hat posts higher 1Q profit, sales
  • Open Source: The Future of Virtualization
  • Some notes on Fedora and Mono

id Purchased by ZeniMax Media

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: One of Linux gaming’s oldest and most stalwart commercial supporters, id Software, was just purchased by ZeniMax Media, who already own Bethesda Softworks. I guess it’s not too surprising to see consolidation in this market, but it is a little sad to see id lose a bit of its independence.

Working with XML and Java on Android

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Linux

Speaking the language of the Web - Building Android apps with Java and XML tools

Ultimate Edition 2.2

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Ubuntu

jjtcomputing.co.uk: Ultimate Edition is an ‘improved’ version of Ubuntu. Unlike Linux Mint, which contains modifications to the source code, Ultimate Edition is simply a lot more packages added to Ubuntu and then made into an ISO using reconstructor.

Fedora 11: Not even remotely ready for usage

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Linux

lunduke.com: After yesterday’s post on how I think Fedora is screwing up royally, I thought I’d follow that up with taking a look at the experiences of someone else.

Asus EeePC1000HE: switching to Linux

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Linux

electricpig.co.uk: So the great moment has arrived. But how do I make the switch? I have horrible memories of struggling with new partitions, running into special bits of Microsoft code designed precisely to make it tough to switch to another operating system … Maybe there is a better way?

Firefox 3.5 RC3 Coming Right Up

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Moz/FF

softpedia.com: The third Release Candidate build for Firefox 3.5 is on its way. Mozilla repeatedly stressed during the development process of the next iteration of its open source browser that it was aiming to produce a single RC for Firefox 3.5. And fact is that it came extremely close to doing so.

The little Linux school house

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: As I pointed out recently, open-source software in schools isn't just a good idea, it's becoming a financial necessity if we're to keep enough teachers for our kids in classrooms. So, it's particular good timing that Sugar Labs and openSUSE have released free Linux distributions expressly designed for education.

Approaching the final Opera 10.0 release

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Software

kyleabaker.com: We are quickly approaching the final release of Opera 10.0, so we have been working on fixing bugs and stabilizing the program.

PCLinuxOS! Wow!

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PCLOS

oneclicklinux.com: I get excited about Linux and, day after day, shout to the world through this blog about how terrific it is! I've also been running PCLinuxOS 2009.1!

Crossover Linux? No thanks!

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Software

linuxsysconfig.com: As you all know Crossover Linux 8.0 was announced a few days ago. New and “exciting” features such as IE7 and Outlook 2007 support are presented as “major development” by the company’s CEO. Sorry, but I have to strongly disagree.

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