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Time is running out to win a great new PC

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Web

Reminder: Our friend, Deathspawner, is running a contest to improve his site. This is being done through a survey and one lucky participant will win a really expensive PC. Contest ends March 31, why not enter today? More details here.

Suddenly the native app is cool again

news.cnet.com: If the future is cloud-based applications, we still have a long way to go to realize that vision. Ironically, we may actually be getting ever further away from it even as the cloud assumes central importance in the computing landscape.

Top 10 Quotes from OSBC 2010

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OSS
  • Top 10 Quotes from OSBC 2010 and What It Means
  • Thoughts from OSBC: What's driving open source acceptance?

Now what Novell?

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SUSE
  • Now what Novell?
  • Novell Executives: Judge Us By Our Progress
  • How Much Is Novell's Linux OS Really Worth?

Hands-on: Ubuntu One music store will rock in Lucid Lynx

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Web
Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has announced the official launch of the Ubuntu One music store. Integrated into the Rhythmbox music player in the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 release, the store allows users to purchase downloadable songs and albums.

Kernel Log: Ceph file system in 2.6.34, kernel and KVM presentations at the CLT2010

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Linux

h-online.com: Linus Torvalds has integrated the Ceph distributed network file system and released the second release candidate of 2.6.34. Torvalds intends to vary the length of the merge window from now on.

Iranian Developers Forced to Rely on Open Source Software

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Gaming

escapistmagazine.com: Developing a current generation game without current generation software sounds like an impossible task - unless you're Fanafzar Game Studios.

GNOME Shell 2.29.1 Arrives w/ New Stuff

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Software

phoronix.com: We are just a few days away from the release of GNOME 2.30 and as such there is a slew of packages being checked in for this final release prior to GNOME 2.32, which will be known as GNOME 3.0.

Understanding viruses in Linux

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: When I started using Linux one of the things that got my attention initially was reading that there were no viruses in Linux, which was quite a departure from Windows ways. I was always curious about that... How could it be?

credativ pre-paid Open Source Support Card leads the market

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Linux

Today, credativ is launching its unique pre-paid Open Source Support Card. Businesses using Linux distributions such as Debian and CentOS stand to benefit from expert support without being tied into a contract, in contrast to other commercial Linux support vendors.

Free Software's Secret Patent Weapon

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Yesterday I was warning about the threat that the super-troll Intellectual Ventures represents. To provide some balance, here's a surprisingly upbeat piece from Samba creator Andrew Tridgell on how to read software patents.

Ubuntu, Buttons, and Democracy

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: When Ubuntu drinks, the free and open source software (FOSS) community gets a hangover. The distribution is so influential that its every development sends echoes rippling through the greater community.

50 Places Linux is Running That You Might Not Expect

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Linux

focus.com: It was not long ago when Microsoft Windows had a tight stranglehold on the operating system market. Linux is hovering just beneath 1% of the overall market share in operating systems. And although that might sound like a small number, Linux is far more than just a fringe OS.

Educating the telcos on being open

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OSS

If somebody writes a book with “open” and “mobile” in the title I pretty much have to read it. Though you can buy a paper copy of Open | Mobile on Amazon you can also download a free PDF from the authors’ site — which is what I did.

More here...

There Is Still No Open Source Software Market

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OSS

seekingalpha.com: There is no ‘Open Source Business Model.’
There is no ‘open source market.’

Indie Gamers See The Linux Market

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Gaming

linuxlock.blogspot: I'm not much of a gamer. Sure, I've played all the repository shooters...bloody chunks flying and monsters galore. I have a short attention span...mostly because I suck at shooter games. I just don't play them often. But every now and then, one game catches my eye.

Will Red Hat Stay Red Hot?

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Linux

minyanville.com: Shares of Red Hat (RHT) have been red hot this past year. But can the momentum be kept up? That’s the big question.

Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running CentOS 5.4) to a distributed replicated storage with GlusterFS. Nodes 1 and 2 (replication1) as well as 3 and 4 (replication2) will mirror each other, and replication1 and replication2 will be combined to one larger storage server (distribution). Basically, this is RAID10 over network. If you lose one server from replication1 and one from replication2, the distributed volume continues to work. The client system (CentOS 5.4 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

Testing AMD's New FirePro Linux Driver With The FirePro V8750

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month AMD rolled out a new workstation graphics card driver, which is effectively the same Catalyst driver used by the consumer-oriented Radeon graphics cards but with greater testing and certification for the ATI workstation offerings.

What Does That Server Really Serve?

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OSS

gnu.org: On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.

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