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User friendly showdown: Ubuntu 10.04 versus Windows 7

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Ubuntu

techrepublic.com: So recently I have written a lot about how user-friendly Linux has become. Naturally the nay-sayers have spoken loudly and insisted that Linux is far, far behind Windows in the user-friendliness category. So, I decided I wanted to figure out a way to test this argument to see which operating system was, in fact, more user friendly.

Important system tools

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Software

unixbhaskar.wordpress: In this article I am going to take you to different level of system information. To know more about internals and methods.

BleachBit: A Utility To Clean Up Your Linux System

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HowTos

makeuseof.com: It’s no secret: many programs fill your hard drive with well-meaning, but useless, crap. From browser caches to install leftovers to logs, computers are full of unnecessary information.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 137

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We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 137.

Apple Looks To Take Over X Server 1.9 Release Management

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Software

phoronix.com: Like the past few X.Org Server releases, Keith Packard will go on to continue being the release manager for this new series. Keith Packard put a call out for anyone interested in serving as Peter's replacement to cut the xorg-server 1.9.x releases and it looks like it will be Jeremy Huddleston, Apple's main X.Org contributor.

A Win-Lin situation: moving a small office over to Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: Michael Pope is a pragmatic person by nature - a developer who, before he sets out on a task, takes sufficient care to create a soft-landing in case it is needed. Hence, when he was asked by his employer to convert a small accounting firm from Windows to Linux, it is not surprising that his methods embodied his whole approach to things.

Free Software, Real Profits

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OSS

fool.com: Socially responsible investing begs the question: Is it financially viable? The same question arises with regard to free, or open source, software. Free software is clearly beneficial to society, but is it good for business?

Mandriva’s future?

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Recently it became clear that Mandriva was once again in serious financial trouble. Mandriva 2010.1 was even delayed because of that, although not much explanation was given. In the end the company was saved by a new investor, but how things will involve in the more long-term, remains unclear.

Working with KDE desktop effects

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KDE
HowTos

ghacks.net: In this article I am going to introduce you to the KDE Desktop Effects manager and how to use it to make your KDE desktop experience as sleek as it can be.

Valve rubbishes Linux Steam rumours

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Gaming

computerandvideogames.com: Valve has taken a Left 4 Dead-style shotgun to rumours that it is working on a Linux compatible version of its Steam platform.

Ubuntu One on KDE – Technical Aspects

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KDE
Software

apachelog.wordpress: Following my post on Ubuntu One in KDE I would now like to take a closer look at how Ubuntu One works using KDE technologies and what the current state of affairs is. So be prepared for a lot of technical blah...

Putting It All Together

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Software

modernperlbooks.com: The Perl community gets a lot of things right right now. Consider the CPAN: we expect a few standards of compatibility and kwalitee, but as long as you adhere to rough consensus, your work is useful and usable to a million other Perl programmers.

another official ubuntu ad you probably didn't see

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: A few weeks back we featured an official promotional advert for Ubuntu that barely anyone had ever seen which totally rocked. Today we're back with another, courtesy of the very ace John Bernard in Canonical's marketing team.

Some Random Linux Usability Thoughts, or, Linux is not Windows

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: Some Linux design decisions seem like hangovers from Windows-land. But, unlike Windows, Linux does not need to be protected from itself, so why hang on to old habits?

Application lists

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Software
Web

kmandla.wordpress: I have a brief list of sites that mention software alternatives. Some of these are explicitly aimed at life without X, while others are concerned mostly with making a transition between Windows and Linux.

X.Org Server 1.9 Makes It Out

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Software
  • X.Org Server 1.9 Makes It Out On Time!
  • Another Benefit To Kernel Mode-Setting

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Learn Unix With OpenBSD
  • Open-Source 2D, 3D For ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series GPUs
  • Telecommuting
  • Pithos 0.3 (Pandora Linux Client) Released With Last.fm Scrobbling
  • Magicons - manipulate iconsets for Gnome
  • TeenyChron: A Linux-based GPS-synched NTP server
  • The State of Open Source System Automation
  • Is Oracle building its own software stack?
  • Stripes Wallpaper: openSUSE
  • Notes on Diaspora Talk
  • Awoken - Brilliant Icon Theme For GNOME
  • 5 Free or Open NAS Servers
  • Experiments with image recognition
  • Mitchell Baker Honored
  • Shuttleworth: Who’s up for making Maverick Movies?
  • Enterprise Java: Oracle's real reason for suing Google?
  • FLOSS Weekly 131: Vyatta
  • Going Linux Aug 19: #111 - Linux Office Suites

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Advanced Effects using Blender Particle System
  • Advanced Effects using Blender Particle System: A Sequel
  • How to integrate Google Docs with your Ubuntu desktop
  • Where to Download Free VirtualBox Images (.vdi) and How to Use it
  • [HOWTO] Convert Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx to Linux Mint 9 Isadora
  • Making a Starry Filter Effect in GIMP
  • Batch rename in Linux with GPRename

Say hello to the Web Open Font Format

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OSS
  • Say hello to the Web Open Font Format
  • Facebook Caught Plagiarizing Open Source Code in the Official iPhone App
  • Public Domain Mark: A Creative Commons effort to tag the public domain
  • Commercialization of volunteer-driven open source projects
  • Bringing Some Harmony to Open Source Development

Options Trader Alert for Red Hat

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Linux
  • Options Trader Alert for Red Hat
  • Red Hat Approaching Its 50 Day
  • Oppenheimer Reiterates Outperform Rating on Red Hat
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