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5 Great OEM Linux Servers

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Linux has long been popular in the datacenter, and Tier 1 vendors like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell have all had good lines of OEM Linux servers for several years now. Now Ubuntu is showing up everywhere.

Will video games make desktop Linux into a killer consumer platform?

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sutor.com: I had an interesting email exchange over the weekend with a reader of this blog who was wondering if video game producers targeted desktop Linux as platform then would this significantly increase adoption of Linux over Windows?

Novell slapped for impersonating Red Hat

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Linux
SUSE

cnet.com: It's no secret that Novell would dearly love to trade market share with Red Hat in the Linux market. Red Hat, however, isn't happy with at least one of Novell's chosen strategies for getting there: Cloning.

Businesses That Dumped Microsoft ... and Won

itworld.com: Over the past couple of years, Microsoft shops have been increasingly wooed by vendors offering alternatives to Windows, Exchange, Microsoft Office and other Microsoft wares. The competition has grown so fierce that in May, Red Hat went so far as to sue Switzerland (and win).

More Free Games for Linux

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: Back in 2007, I wrote an article on free games for Linux and thought it was time to write a bit more on the subject. Since there are so many very good games out there, I don't waste my time on games that run poorly, or aren't aesthetically appealing.

Why Business Resists Open Source

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earthweb.com: Most open source advocates like to believe that the migration from proprietary software products over to open source alternatives is fairly straight forward. Unfortunately, it's never that simple.

From Gtk to Qt: Amarok, Knetworkmanager, and Kopete

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celettu.wordpress: I’ve blogged before how I think Gtk applications are superior to their Qt counterparts, but since I’m using KDE pretty much exclusively since October last year, I’m always on the lookout for good Qt apps.

Jobs.Linux.Com: When Job Boards Go Bad

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Linux
Web

daniweb.com: Last week, The Linux Foundation launched it's new Linux Jobs board and normally, I applaud anything that The Linux Foundation (TLF) does but not this time. And I think it's great that TLF has a job board on Linux.com, however, the execution lacks the luster I've come to expect from these guys. So, what's my beef with something so positive as a job board?

The Performance Of EXT4 Then & Now

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Linux

phoronix.com: Over the past week there has been a lot of talk about the EXT4 file-system following the announcement that Google is migrating their EXT2 file-systems to EXT4. Their reasons for this transition to EXT4 are attributed to the easy migration process and Google engineers are pleased with this file-system's performance. However,

Can you force freedom and it still be freedom?

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OSS
Ubuntu

trausch.us/blog: “You can have freedom without choice.” That someone could even come up with this one is just amazing to me. The ability to choose is a major part of what freedom—or liberty—is. If you cannot make a choice on a matter, then by definition you do not have freedom in the context of that matter.

5 Multimedia Apps For Ubuntu You Can't Live Without

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techdrivein.blogspot: When I first started using Ubuntu some 3 years ago, I found it really hard to get applications similar to the ones I used in Windows. After browsing for a long time, I made this amazing discovery. You don't have to look for "similar" apps, you can have even better apps here in Ubuntu/Linux.

For those about to Rock - Gentoo-based electronic guitar

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Gentoo
Hardware

geek.com: This crazy guitar is actually an open source MIDI system using a sexy touchscreen with multi-touch and reactive fretboard. The result? Called the Misa Digital he fretboard has 144 note buttons, runs Gentoo Linux and, friends, has an Ethernet port with SSH server. Now you can truly hack the Gibson.

Why I use Arch Linux

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itnewstoday.com: I came accross a lengthy interview with the Arch Linux team, and having been using the distribution for the last several months, I thought I would write about my experiences and what makes it great for me.

Nautilus Elementary: A Simplified Nautilus For Ubuntu

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webupd8.org: Remember the Simplified Nautilus? At some point, it used to be maintained in the Gloobus PPA. The Gloobus PPA no longer maintains this simplified Nautilus (for quite some time), but a recent post on the Gloobus blog points out to a new "simplified" Nautilus called Nautilus Elementary.

Manage your photo collection with F-Spot

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ghacks.net: There are tons of applications out there that help you manage your photo collections. Some of these applications are nothing more than glorified file managers, some are more in-line with image editors. Stuck in the middle of this vast gray area are tools like F-Spot which serve a very specific purpose – manage your photo collections.

Monty releases MySQL fork MariaDB RC

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theregister.co.uk: A fully completed first version of MySQL fork MariaDB has come a step closer, with a release candidate delivered by Monty Widenius on Monday.

In Pictures: The Australasia and Linux Quiz

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  • In Pictures: The Australasia and Linux Quiz
  • linux.conf.au 2010: Day 2 (morning), (afternoon)
  • linux.conf.au is Live

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Nautilus Just Got Gorgeous
  • Radio Tray- An online radio streaming player
  • Distro Here & There, But Nary a Good KDE 4 Distro Anywhere?
  • Should Ubuntu include proprietary software?
  • Open Source Helps Earthquake Victims in Haiti
  • IBM Client for Smart Work with Ubuntu support released
  • The Computer Action Show! S02E02
  • Gentoo Prefix: ARM hardware
  • Google, China, and the future of freedom on the global Internet
  • Nokia Booklet 3G review

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Configure Apache as a Forward / Reverse Proxy
  • Use iptables to block access using mac address
  • How to Setup Transparent Squid Proxy Server in Ubuntu
  • One key to Quick Setup fresh installed Ubuntu with Ailurus
  • Hidden Linux : NetHogs
  • Slidy : How to create an HTML Slideshow
  • Restart USB in Ubuntu Jaunty/Karmic
  • Catfish - file search tool that support several different engines
  • Easy Linux backup software with Time Machine like functionality
  • Auto shutdown your computer in Linux
  • GNU/Linux: rdesktop - Working on a Windows Based PC Remotely

Steps to adopt open source standards draw flak

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indiatimes.com: India’s open source software lobbyists allege that the country’s proposed draft recommendations for adopting open technology standards and software for automating different government departments and functions, favours popular software solutions from large companies such as Microsoft.

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