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Too Many Linux Distributions?

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I had to deal with the "why are there so many Linux distributions? It's too confusing!" whinging again over the weekend. I've decided to succumb to the tide, and agree - there are too many distributions, and we should immediately start reducing them, to a target of ONE TRUE LINUX DISTRIBUTION.

65 Open Source Downloads That Could Change Your Life

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earthweb.com: We found open source apps that could help you get started in a new hobby, read more, improve your mind, and become more spiritual. And for the (admittedly small) group of people whose New Year's resolution is to try open source for the first time, we assembled a small group of apps for open-source neophytes.

Personal Finances on Linux with KMyMoney

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Linux has several excellent personal finance applications. Today we're going to look at KMyMoney. Though specifically developed with the KDE desktop in mind, KMyMoney works with any Linux desktop.

The Ohio LinuxFest is excited to announce the 2010 keynote speakers:

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Linux

ohiolinux.org: The Ohio LinuxFest is a conference for the Free and Open Source software communities. Featuring talks by authoritative speakers, a large expo, tutorials, and more, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes Free and Open Source Source professionals and enthusiasts of all ages.

FSFE awarded medal for good governance

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OSS

fsfe.org: The Theodor Heuss Foundation awards a yearly prize and medal to persons of high standing and organisations, which are groundbreaking in these areas of social commitment and the fostering of democracy.

Community Second Line Support

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: Last week, I posted in the forums. In the week that has passed, I have gotten only a single response from someone who genuinely wants to help, but cannot because he or she is not an advanced user. Once you have advanced beyond the status of a new, inexperienced user you are truly on your own.

Is Linux becoming just too slow and bloated?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: This is an aspect of FOSS that is regaining some measure of interest: for years, it was considered that writing production-ready FOSS meant lean and mean software. However, recent events have shown that, in the case of the Linux kernel, this is no longer exactly true: performance is dropping slowly yet steadily.

Linux in the Mainstream, Who’s Really to Blame?

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itnewstoday.com: Today while browsing I found this article where someone wrote about his frustrations trying to install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu and felt that the difficulty he had was a prime reason for the failure of Linux on the desktop. I was so completely annoyed after reading his piece that I thought I would post an “answer” of my own.

What's new in Banshee 1.5.3?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Banshee 1.5.3 will be released this coming Wednesday and will see a number of new features introduced, some of which users have longed for!

Mini-Review: Zenwalk 6.2

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I looked at Zenwalk 6.0 back in June and Zenwalk 6.2 is now out. I’m going to do a mini-review just comparing 6.0 to 6.2 to see what has changed.

Open source has survived the recession

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OSS

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Configure evolution email client for Gmail
  • pngcrush - Optimize PNG file (image) to Speed up WebSite
  • Test your students with iTest
  • Hidden Linux : Special Window Settings
  • Performing a Quick Scan
  • Four more apps for the console
  • Wow, XGI Does Something With Its Linux Driver
  • Record-setting Linux
  • Mandriva 2010 issue of Linux Identity
  • Procter & Gamble using Drupal
  • World’s Smallest Operating system
  • Are the geeks still beating their chests?
  • Free Training from The Linux Foundation
  • SCaLE Schedule Published here
  • 2010 – the year of the ….. alternative?
  • Fedora Fan? Check out this great Spin directory
  • Linux on the move: the future of portable distros
  • KOffice and RDF: Say it with Style...
  • How To Fix Video Tearing In Videos; Nvidia, Ubuntu

spring cleaning for firefox

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Moz/FF
HowTos

mozillazine.org/asa: It's not quite Spring yet, but with the release of Firefox 3.6, now would be a great time to give your browser a good cleaning.

Ubuntu Unleashed 2010 Edition Review

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Ubuntu

thelinuxblog.com: Irritated with my Desktop after an upgrade gone bad and an incident with the nvidia noveau driver that left me x less, I decided it was time to re-install. I turned to my bookshelf to find Ubuntu Unleashed 2010 Edition.

OpenShot 1.0 Is an Actually Usable Linux Video Editor

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Software

lifehacker.com: It's one of the five features we desperately want in Ubuntu: a video editor that the average user can stitch together simple movies with. OpenShot 1.0 is mostly there.

10 important Open Source distribution criteria

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Linux
OSS

ghabuntu.com: Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria:

Is Linux too hard?

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Linux

news.cnet.com: Despite booming enterprise server sales, some in the industry continue to grumble that Linux is too hard. Designed by geeks for geeks, the theory goes, Linux will never be mainstream.

Disk-O-Tech: Linux Disk Management

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Linux
Hardware
HowTos

linux-mag.com: You might have worked with Linux for years and never added an additional disk to your system or perhaps you were too frustrated by Linux’s strange ways of dealing with disks to attempt it. In either case, here’s your opportunity to work through the steps required in adding a new disk to your system.

Top 5 Most Wanted Ubuntu Weblogs for 2009

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Web
Ubuntu

techdrivein.blogspot: A lot of Ubuntu support weblogs have sprung up in the last few years and some of them are really good. Here are 5 of the the most wanted Ubuntu weblogs for 2009.

Why PostgreSQL is a better enterprise database than MySQL

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: When it comes to open source databases, MySQL gets the lion’s share of attention. This is unfortunate, because out of the two, PostgreSQL offers much more security, reliability, and data integrity than MySQL does.

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