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Is MeeGo Linux’ Answer to iPad?

linux.com: Three weeks ago, the technology world was aflutter with buzz of the iPad. But with yesterday's MeeGo announcement from Intel, the Linux Foundation and Nokia, it appears that Apple could have a Linux-based competitor for tablets, netbooks and other categories of devices.

Linux Training Week: Software Availability

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zath.co.uk: One of the biggest issues when moving away from Windows is software availability; what we do on a computer isn’t defined by the operating system, but the third party software we use on that operating system. Because most of the software written for Linux operating systems is open source, it may be difficult to find a replacement for the everyday software that you use on Windows or Mac OS X.

Study: Ages of social network users

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Web

royal.pingdom.com: How old is the average Twitter or Facebook user? What about all the other social network sites out there, like MySpace, LinkedIn, and so on? How is age distributed across the millions and millions of social network users out there?

What happens to Sun's open-source software now?

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Software

blogs.computerworld.com: The deal is done. Oracle now owns Sun. Oracle's main message to Sun's customers seems to be "Don't worry, be happy." That's not easy when Oracle is not explaining in any detail what it will be doing with open-source software offerings like MySQL, OpenOffice, and OpenSolaris.

Also: Linux MySQL distros meeting in Brussels

Five useful KDE 4.4 widgets

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KDE

ghacks.net: With the rise of KDE 4.4 comes a new crop of desktop widgets (or Plasmoids). Earlier renditions of KDE 4.x saw the Plasmoids less than useful. The latest workings, however, have become quite useful, productive even.

Celebrate Presidents Day with SimplyMEPIS 8.5 beta5

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS has announced SimplyMEPIS 8.4.97, the fifth beta of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors. We have kernel 2.6.32.8, KDE 4.3.4, gtk 2.18.3-1, OpenOffice 3.1.1-12, Firefox 3.5.6-2, and K3b 1.70.0-b1.

10 Cool Firefox Add-Ons

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Software
Moz/FF

linuxplanet.com: This is a must-read for Firefox fans! We'll review 10 cool add-ons that will make your cross-platform Mozilla web browser even better. We'll review add-ons to help fix annoyances, save time, discover advanced functionality, and stay connected.

Ubuntu single sign on service launched

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Web
Ubuntu

blog.canonical.com: We are pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Ubuntu single sign on service. The goal of this service is to provide a single, central login service for all Ubuntu-related sites, thus making it more convenient for Ubuntu users and community members.

Linux desktops: you say no

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: The bottom line? It's a lot easier to roll out Linux desktops to users who only do one thing, known in the trade as transaction workers, and for professional workers. And attitudes are swinging in favour of Linux -- but it's no longer just a technological so much as a cultural and financial decision.

Aava Mobile unveils world’s first fully open mobile device

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Hardware
OSS

slashgear.com: Android is open, but the hardware that runs it is not. There are hardly any open source hardware or mobile devices in the market. With the MWC in full swing, Aava Mobile has unveiled what is supposed to be the first fully open mobile device.

5 New Things about Windows 8 and Ubuntu 10.04

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxtree.blogspot: We all know that Canonical and Microsoft are going to launch there products in few months , So i thought of writing a post about new products Windows 8 and Ubuntu 10.04

8 Of The Best Linux Dockapps

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Software

maketecheasier.com: How much functionality can you pack into a 64×64 square? That’s the basic question behind many dockapps – utilities that can be run on the “dock” of many popular desktop environments.

Lubuntu: Not Just for Lusers

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: For a long time, the Ubuntu family has had three members–Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu. But that may change, with a new project, Lubuntu, vying for official endorsement by Canonical. Here’s a look at Lubuntu, and thoughts on what its future may hold.

The Linux Box to Market Ubuntu to U.S. Enterprise Users

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Linux

ANN ARBOR, Mich., February 16, 2010 – One of the most rapidly growing and popular operating systems, Ubuntu, is taking a significant run at the U.S.

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an Ubuntu 9.10 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

KDE Review: KDE 4.4 Comes in from the Cold

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earthweb.com: Between radical changes and limited functionality, the KDE 4 series got off to a rough start. However, with each release, KDE 4 has improved steadily and silenced more critics. Now, with the 4.4 release, the series has reached first maturity.

Which is the Best Linux Distribution for your Desktop?

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Linux

labnol.org: Linux today comes in several different flavors or distros as they are known in Linux circles.

KDE SC 4.4: A Worthy (though not perfect) Upgrade

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itnewstoday.com: It seems like just yesterday KDE 4.0 was released, and caused quite a bit of commotion in the free software world. It was bold, ambitious, and (for the most part) broken. he latest iteration of the K Desktop has just arrived in version 4.4, and while it’s still not perfect, it’s another step closer.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Big corporates add muscle to One Laptop Per Child
  • Should You Switch From Microsoft To Linux?
  • A Great First Week of Pinta
  • In my happy place: reading list of 3.2 upgrades
  • OpenOffice 3.2 fixes multiple security vulnerabilities
  • Big Brother Google, hello goodbye
  • 5 operating systems that can set you free
  • Galician government launches a promotion campaign on open source
  • Introducing HTML 5 > The XHTML 2 Disaster
  • New Drupal Book - Drupal 6 Performance Tips
  • Debian to start deploying DNSSEC

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Skyhook Wireless: Wifi-Based Location Detection
  • Regular Expressions In grep
  • View All Filetypes with Gloobus
  • Fun With Gawk
  • Configure KDE 4 to work with Compiz
  • supertuxkart does not start due to pulse audio
  • GDM2 Setup - A login interface management utility
  • Let’s Learn LaTex: Part 1
  • How To Secure your SSH Server
  • YouAmp - Yet another music player for Linux
  • Accessing French Tax Accounts
  • How to lock your cursor in place
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