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Five things every Linux distribution should do

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planetoss.com: I've started using Linux with Redhat 6.2, which was released in 2000. The list of popular distributions available back then was limited to Redhat, Mandriva, SUSE, Debian and Slackware. The search for 'Active' distributions on distrowatch listed 296 distributions as of today.

New releases catch-up

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Software

tuxradar.com: Here's some recent updates for those of you too busy to hit F5 on Freshmeat every 10 seconds.

Recession vs. FOSS

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OSS

raiden.net: Pundits and business executives alike are predicting gloomy economic times for 2009. But when the talk turns to free and open source software (FOSS), suddenly the mood brightens.

first look at Ubuntu 9.04 beta

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, has reached the beta stage. Ars hops onto the new beta release to see how it performs.

Linux Foundation Welcomes credativ

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: The Linux Foundation welcomed its newest member today, the European-based free and open source standards consulting firm, credativ.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 296

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: Tiny Core Linux 1.2

  • News: Developers quit PCLinuxOS to start Unity Linux, OpenSolaris package management improvements, Fedora tests Nouveau driver, interview with founder of Qimo 4 Kids
  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 4.2, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
  • Upcoming releases: CentOS 5.3, Fedora 11 Beta, Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC2
  • New additions: Zeroshell
  • New distributions: Noys, Unity Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

The GPL - Not fade away

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OSS

h-online.com: These days free and open source software (FOSS) is recognised as a significant model for the development and distribution of software, transforming the way that software is written, perceived, packaged and sold. A large part of the success has been due to the GNU General Public License (GPL).

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • What's new in Linux kernel 2.6.29?

  • How To Configure A Firewall In Linux Using Firestarter
  • Good-Bye XP. Hello Windows 7
  • Introducing pointy-haired bosses to FOSS
  • Yahoo! POP3 And SMTP Access Using YPOPS! In Ubuntu
  • Smart Home with LinuxMCE
  • Upgrade to KDE 4.2.1
  • Working with libnotify
  • Add Vim Editing Mode To Your ZSH Prompt
  • Jaunty Blues
  • Skype with Ubuntu - It works
  • How to Gain Root Access in Ubuntu
  • Of desktop environments and window managers
  • Never fear Linux
  • Idle Process Time On Linux: How To Find It Again
  • The Vanishing YouTube Videos and a Look Behind the Scenes

Why do I like Debian

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I get asked that question a lot. Up until now, it has been a bit difficult to put it into words for me. I finally figured it out today.

SUSE 11 vs Windows 7: no contest

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SUSE

itwire.com: SUSE Linux 11 has been out less than 10 days but already there are comparisons of the distribution to Windows - all of which are being accepted as compliments.

Why Desktop Linux Matters

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Linux

workswithu.com: Red Hat’s CEO, Jim Whitehurst, spoke out strongly recently against the possibility of Linux ever taking over the desktop computers of the world. His comments may reflect Red Hat’s increasing distance from reality, but I don’t think they’re grounded in facts. Here’s why.

regexxer: search/replace for the masses

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Software

debaday.debian.net: This thing is great! If you manage a set of files (e.g., a code base) and end up needing to perform a search/replace across the files, or some subset thereof, maybe regexxer will end up being counted among your friends.

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Beta on the Mini 9

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Ubuntu

ubuntumini.com: Installing Ubuntu on the Dell Mini 9 was never hard, but getting everything working was. Ubuntu 9.04 Beta does not require any extra fixes or patches.

Does the Linux Desktop Need to Be Revolutionized Android-style?

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: So, a few days ago, I got a spankin’ new T-Mobile G1. This has resulted in a lot of hands-on experience with the user interface of Google’s Android platform. I can’t help but compare the Android OS to Openmoko Linux.

GNOME vs. KDE: Which Has the Evolutionary Advantage?

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earthweb.com: A few weeks ago, Jack Wallen published a comparison of recent GNOME and KDE releases in which he claims that the desktop flame wars in GNU/Linux were about to reignite, and that KDE would emerge as the loser. It was not the most technically accurate of articles, and the claim of renewed desktop wars was news to me.

Building on Richard Stallman's Greatest Achievement

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: What was Richard Stallman's greatest achievement? Some might say it's Emacs. Others might plump for gcc. And then there is the entire GNU project. But for me, his single most important hack was the creation of the GNU General Public Licence.

10 Cool Cursor Themes for Linux

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Software

cooltuxapps.com: If you are looking for a beautiful, cool, lovely cursor theme for Linux, I recommend the following cursor themes.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #135

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #135 for the week of March 22nd- March 28th, 2009 is now available.

10 Essential Applications Included in Kubuntu 9.04

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: While I agree that there are applications for KDE 4.2 which still lack several important features, I must say that it also improved very much since the last time I had a look at it. I will briefly review ten applications which are included by default on the Kubuntu 9.04 CD.

Some Distros Need And Deserve A Higher Profile

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I use Ubuntu. So do many other users. I use it mainly because it works for me and my particular hardware best and because I like the community. I have used just about everything out there. So why would an Ubuntu user want other distros to have a higher profile?

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