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Ubuntu's "Free" Ride Into the Enterprise

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Ubuntu

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: That Linux is a significant player in the enterprise comes as no surprise: Enterprise customers are a lot easier from which to generate revenue.

OpenSUSE 11.3 delivers spit, polish, and niggles

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: The latest version of openSUSE hit final code last week and is not due for official release until July 15, but The Reg is here to give you a tour of its pro and cons.

Peer into Firefox's future in latest beta

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Mozilla released the first beta for Firefox 4 on Tuesday, introducing a new interface design to a wider Windows audience, support for multiple technologies that aim to be essential to Web browsing in the future, and a plan for updates far more aggressive than those of the past.

New Postgres to Add the Polish

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pcworld.com (IDG): With the impending release of version 9.0 of the open-source Postgres database, due in mid-August, the developers behind the project are hoping that the new features will attract more interest from enterprises.

7 Reasons to Use the Opera Web Browser

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Firefox is a great open source web browser for Linux and other OSes, but have you checked out Opera?

Re-conquer Konqueror with Rekonq

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ghacks.net: How many browsers does an operating system really need? If you are looking from the outside in at the Linux operating system you would think it needed plenty. Rekonq will be the new default browser for Kubuntu 10.10. We will take a look.

Two Popular Distros Release Latest Wares

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Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: Two popular Linux distributions recently released new developmental versions on the road to their finals. One is early in its cycle and the other is about to cross the finish line.

Nip2 spreadsheet-like graphical image manipulation tool

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ubuntulandforever.blogspot: Nip2 is a graphical front end to the VIPS package. VIPS is an image processing system designed with efficiency in mind.

Qmmp - Slick Winamp Like Music Player For Linux

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techdrivein.com: Qmmp is a simple, fast and versatile Winamp or XMMS like music player for Linux. It is written primarily with the help of Qt library. Qmmp supports almost all kinds of music formats out there and it is down to earth simple to use and configure.

My favourite microblogging client

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Software

openattitude.com: Gwibber does one thing that no other microblogging app I’ve ever used can do. It’s simple and obvious, and in my opinion makes it an indispensable tool for someone with multiple accounts on Twitter and/or Identi.ca

HandBrake: The Best Beginner DVD Ripper

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itnewstoday.com: What if you wanted to adopt digital media on your own terms, using free software? Well, Handbrake is here to take care of digitizing your DVD collection.

87% of Patients in Mental Hospitals used Linux

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Linux
Humor

According to the figures, 87% of computer using patients in Mental hospitals used linux as their main operating system. According to the mental health professionals, the mental collapse is caused by the overwhelming strain of installing and using Linux.

Freedom to Search

linuxjournal.com: One problem with all these licenses, as well as the plethora of closed and proprietary offerings makes it hard to find proper, open, material to start from when creating derived works. Here, creative commons enters the picture with CC Search.

Handbook for practicing The Open Source Way

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opensource.com: Imagine you are there on the day of Open Your World forum and listening to all the talks that day, seven hours so far with a few fifteen minute breaks. You are learning, things are clearer, but all the ways of applying the open source way outside of software may have you feeling a bit lost.

My favorite Firefox extensions for Linux

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Firefox is my preferred Web browser on Linux, and one of the reasons I like it so much is due to the various extensions that are available for it. Whether you hate or love Firefox itself, the extensions are what usually turn the tide as to whether it is used, and Firefox has some great extensions that really enhance the Web browsing experience.

Top Ten Apps That Make Linux Fun To Use

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earthweb.com: Many Linux enthusiasts associate desktop Linux with their repetitive daily routine. Same old, same old. Linux is more than a mere efficient platform. It can also provide a great deal of entertainment as well.

Open source helps those who…get a little help from their friends

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networkworld.com: Whereas most developers have familiarity with open source, fewer of their managers and even fewer senior execs have much experience with it, especially when it comes to corporate policy or governance. Thus, it's good news that there are organizations and resources that can help companies get their collective heads around the issues and best practices for managing them.

Linux for beginners

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Linux

iafrica.com: I've had more than my fair share of troubles with Windows. So I decided to take the plunge and borrowed a buddy's Mandriva Linux disc — and things actually worked. What is Linux though?

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Ubuntu 10.04)

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HowTos

This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Ubuntu 10.04 system. The GRUB2 bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #200
  • Impression GTK Theme gets updated
  • Cleansweep Progress Report
  • Going Linux Jul 05 #107
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-07-05
  • Kubuntu developer wins KDE Akademy 2010 Award
  • Symbian OS and the Linux Desktop
  • Why Open Source Stalls Innovation and Patents Advance It
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