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Linux gOS Space 2.9: A personal review

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themarktrix.blogspot: In one of the previous posts, I mentioned that I'm using gOS Space 2.9 now in place of my PCLinuxOS 2007. After close to 3 weeks with gOS, I thought that I ought to write a simple review of the OS installed on my laptop.

More From The FUD Factory

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informationweek.com/blog: An article at Law.com named "Open Source Software Shows Its Muscle" has been drawing a lot of fire from other commentators on the open source beat. Allow me to add my own heat to that fire.

Ultimate Edition 1.8 "Harty Hotrod"

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: Ultimate Edition (formerly known as Ubuntu Ultimate Edition) was apparently started as a re-packaging of Ubuntu for Christmas, odd as that may sound. Since then it's become an odd sort of amalgamation of programs based on the latest Ubuntu and the software preferences of the maintainers.

Distro Rankings According to Alexa and Compete

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Linux

junauza.com: A website's popularity is often measured by its web traffic or the amount of data sent and received by its visitors. Alexa and Compete are two of the most widely accepted services in measuring a website's traffic data. What if we will use these two web traffic analysis services to measure a Linux distribution’s popularity?

Review: The Linux Powered Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

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Linux
Hardware

raiden.net: For many years people have been looking for a simple and efficient way to take the internet with them. First there was laptops, but those were too big. Then came phones and PDA's, but those were too small. But now that is all history thanks to Nokia's new N810 Internet Tablet!

KDE 4.0.5 Release Announcement

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KDE

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.5, the fifth bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop.

Because I am unique, so is my Linux.

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blogs.ittoolbox: There are no two people in the world that are exactly the same. Even identical twins from the same egg are different. Being individuals we like to customize everything. From our cars to our workplaces or anything we own, we like to "make our mark" on them to say it is ours and it expresses our individuality.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 25

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #25 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: People of openSUSE: Matthias Fehring, Interview: KDevelop and the openSUSE Build Service, and blogs.zdnet.com: “OpenSUSE 11 RC1: The Mercedes-Benz to Ubuntu’s Volkswagen.”

Acer bets big on Linux

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vnunet.com: The company is already heavily promoting Linux for its low cost ultra-portable netbook range out later this year, but senior staff have said that Acer will also push Linux on its laptops.

my package of the day: weather-util

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Software

screenage.de/blog: Let me introduce you today into a tool that a lot of people might evaluate as useless: Jeremy Stanley’s weather-util. Whith this tiny python script, which finally found its way into Debian Etch and Ubuntu repositories, you can retrieve weather information from weather stations worldwide directly from the command line.

How well did PC-BSD 1.5 work for me?

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BSD

wheatlandlinux.wordpress: Pretty well actually. The system was stable, I had few problems, except for the fact that I always had to run PC-BSD in safe mode. I also managed to fail in installing the Nvidia graphic driver.

Was leaving MS and opting for Linux a good move?

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wamukota.blogspot: It's been three years now since I started using Linux, which I think is a reasonable time to look back and evaluate that move. I've always felt that Microsoft does not care very much for the home user, as their systems are clearly marketed at businesses.

Munich Makes Good

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Remember Munich, and its city council's 2003 decision to rip out Microsoft Windows and Office, and to replace them with free software? According to the home page of the project, called LiMux, it's proceeding steadily.

One more thing with Novell: the EULA

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SUSE

beranger.org: OK, it's about a Beta/Prerelease. Still, it's open source and governed by GPL or by more permissive licenses. And what is openSUSE 11.0b3 EULA saying? (Was it written by Microsoft, or what?)

Does OpenOffice.org fall short?

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OOo

blogs.zdnet.com: I am past-president for our local Lunix User Group and currently its education director. We have 4 servers running Linux, two desktops running Linux and 3 laptops running Windows. In general, OpenOffice lacks many features that frequent users of Office use.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Experience Easy, Excellent and Exciting Computing with the New Eee PC™

  • Legal Climate for Open-Source Users Changes With Litigation and License Revisions
  • Why Novell is cashing in on Linux
  • Shell Script To Monitor Disk Usage On Linux and Unix
  • Freeing up the future: Is open source best for business?
  • Mozilla Developer News June 3
  • Dr. Phatak speaks...and the world learns
  • Try doing this with proprietary software
  • GnuCash: Free Accounting Software
  • My Problems with Fedora 9
  • Dell Mini Inspiron? New Asus EeePC’s? Its the keyboard, silly
  • The X=X+1 Issue

5 Reasons Why JBoss Founder Marc Fleury is My Hero

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OSS

There is a funny thing about commercial open source software companies as much as they like talking about their community-driven open source heritage they end up doing a lot of things their proprietary counterparts do.

A Tale Of Two Experiences … Or Why I Don’t Use Windows

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Today I booted into Windows XP MCE for the first time in 24 days. I would like to share my experience. I kept careful notes because I knew what to expect from past experience and I anticipated some of the problems that I will share.

Linux Gazette: June 2008 (#151)

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Linux

This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Topics include gDesklets: Beauty with a Purpose, USB thumb drive RAID, and Using Crontab.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to number each line in a text file on Linux

  • How to enable the universe and multiverse repositories in Ubuntu 8.04
  • How do I… Connect an Apple iPod to an Ubuntu Linux PC?
  • Install the linux mint menu in ubuntu hardy
  • How to change the hostname of a Linux system
  • zypper on opensuse
  • Run-levels: Create, use, modify, and master
  • Manage Ogg audio streams with OGMtools
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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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