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Will Bill Gates’ departure usher in open source friendly era at Microsoft?

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Microsoft
OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: It’s a tough call. Observers from both the open and closed source worlds say the exit of Microsoft’s longtime leader won’t usher in a GPL era at the company but it will likely accelerate what is already a changing attitude in Redmond.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 28

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #28 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: GNOME Helping Hands Project Launches, People of openSUSE: Tanja Roth, and Benjamin Weber: openSUSE 11.0 KDE4 inclusion.

Linux Is Supposed To Be Easy?

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Linux

cyberciti.biz: Linux is extremely powerful, robust and flexible, which means it must have a significant amount of complexity. Do you think I learnt everything in a day? I don't know who told you Linux was easy, many times other people make it harder than it has to be by thinking they need to understand everything at once.

"Aaron, we owe you" or "Why I am happy that Nepomuk is not as popular as Plasma"

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KDE

trueg's blog: After more than two weeks of vacation I read up on my email and of course am also sickened by some of the stuff I have to read there. Let me open with a quote: Here's a real suggestion: give us back our Desktops! That is just plain sad!

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • LiMo Foundation Says It Welcomes the Symbian Foundation

  • Opera 9.51 RC 1
  • Bill Gates Would Like Apt-Get
  • Sourcefire: Don't Snort at open-source security
  • Google Browser Sync Now Open Source?
  • Easy way to install Ubuntu 8.04 from hard disk
  • My OpenSuse 11.0 experience. OpenSuse or Ubuntu? I have made my choice.
  • Solar system's biggest impact scar discovered on Mars
  • Ubuntu With Google Over Easy

Free as in Speech

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OSS

sharplinux.blogspot: With Independence Day coming up, I want to do a series of posts about freedom and what "free software" actually means. The English language is weak in the area of freedom, so when somebody says "free software" they think "free of charge." But that's still not what "free" means in the term "free software."

Does KDE even need (certain) users?

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KDE

troy-at-kde.livejournal: The only real benefit to KDE of having users is that some users turn into developers. This directly benefits the KDE project, the code, and the KDE developers who are writing the software (essentially) for themselves.

Linux laptop retailers fearlessly face name-brand competition

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: Linux Certified sells Linux laptops and offers IT training to individuals and organizations. Its product line ranges from small, affordable units to performance laptops that cost well over $2,000. Major manufacturers have begun to take notice of Linux's potential on the laptop.

Bill Gates: It's a Wonderful Life

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Linux
Microsoft
Humor

eweek.com: At first glance, Bill appears to be an ordinary man. But he is anything but ordinary. What the world would have been like if Gates had never been born.

Red Hat net profit rises, expects steady growth

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Linux

reuters: Red Hat Inc, the world's largest publicly traded provider of Linux software, reported Wednesday a quarterly profit that met Wall Street expectations as its revenue grew 32 percent.

Novell/openSUSE stuff

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SUSE
  • YaST Workshop in Nuremberg, June 30 through July 4

  • Get your openSUSE posters! Posters for everyone!
  • New director of PR at Novell

how nvidia impedes free desktop adoption

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OSS

vizzzion.org: There has been quite some discussion about Free and closed drivers and documentation of hardware lately. Kernel developers demand open drivers, docs and development processes, NVidia refuses to open their drivers, arguing that the technical quality is not a problem, and that the driver contains intellectual property they wish to protect.

Even Easier to Love

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Linux
Hardware

canllaith.org: The very day the EeePC 701 was available in stores in New Zealand, swept up in the internet hype, I bought one. The hype was well deserved. I had a lot of fun putting my EeePC through its paces.

Shuttle KPC K45 Barebones System

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Linux
Hardware

thetechlounge.com: I've had this KPC for a month now. Maybe longer, actually. This review has seen setback after setback: I've had entirely too grand a time playing with this little Linux wonder to really bother with writing.

KDE 4.04: Bad, Just Plain Bad

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KDE

practical-tech.com: I wanted to like KDE 4. I really did. I can’t. It is the most annoying GUI (graphical user interface) I’ve used in years. And, yes, I’m including Vista’s slow as sludge Aero in my evaluation.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ripping Videos for MythTV with AcidRip

  • Setting up your Huawei E220 3G USB Device on Ubuntu
  • Linux Security: Easy as 1-2-3
  • Easy RPM packet preparation
  • Changing the GRUB background in openSUSE
  • Linux Lessons : Installing to USB/CD
  • 8 Most Useful Commands and Keyboard Shortcuts Linux Newbies Should Know
  • Build your own ultimate boot disc
  • Quickzi: How To Delete Bash History
  • Locking Down Xubuntu LTSP

LinuxQuestions.org Turns 8

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Web

linuxquestions.org: It was on June 25, 2000 that I made the very first post at LQ, introducing it to the world. Fast forward eight years and we have almost 3,200,000 posts and over 350,000 registered members.

Dear Microsoft, thanks for the help, Linux

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop.

OxygenOffice-2.4.1 Blues on Mandriva 2008 PowerPack

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Software

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Enough Open XML and ODF battle for standards. The topic of "which is the better" apart, the bare truth is that many people have to deal with docx, xlsx and pptx files, willingly or unwillingly.

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