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Making the right Linux choice

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: With Microsoft's Vista earning a mixed response, a growing number of computer users are considering switching to the open source Linux operating system. Which version of Linux? We offer a simple guide to Linux distributions.

Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

truthseekernz.blogspot: I've been user of the Linux operating system since kernel 0.99 in 1994. I've watched it improve steadily over the past 14 years, but there was always some function or application missing. Those days now appear to be over.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Best. Linux Distro. Ever? Ubuntu Studio 8.04

  • How “Ignorant of Standards” was Microsoft Really?
  • Python vs Lua, data structure
  • Open source tour of Europe: Spain
  • Apache “Directory index forbidden by Options directive:”
  • Linux Weather Forecast: 2.6.26: almost there
  • Orbitz paves the way to enterprise open-source contributions
  • The French way to open source
  • Developing an open-source platform
  • Linux On The Move Once More
  • Fight Phishing From The Unix Or Linux Command Line
  • The Linux GUI Editor Showdown Part Four: Gedit
  • Opera 9.51 RC 2
  • Greg Kroah Hartman on the Linux Kernel [Video]
  • another gnome easter egg
  • Using Tux Typing with my Vietnamese students
  • Linux in the wild world

The Difficulty Divide Redux: Linux vs. Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

workswithu.com: Previously, I introduced my theory of the Difficulty Divide. It’s a concept that I’ve used for several years when talking about why I use Linux, and why some people may give up on it. I also promised that I would present on how I’ve modified it in recent years to reflect the current state of things.

Move Your Tux: Show your appreciation to Linus

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: There is currently this crazy challenge named: Move Your Tux. This challenge involves a small real, physical Tux (about 12 or 15cm in height) that will travel around the World from hand to hand and finally end on Linus Torvalds’ desk.

Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" Alpha 1 Released

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Ubuntu

phoronix: The first alpha release for Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" was supposed to be out over two weeks ago, but now Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 has finally made it out on this Friday night. There isn't much to look at unless you're a developer or Ubuntu-phile, but Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 has a massive selection of updated packages from Debian.

Time's a' Wastin'

linuxtoday.com: When I woke up this morning and started checking the news feeds for stuff to link to, I noticed a high degree of "Bill Gates' last day" stories out on the wires. Curiously, a number of them speculated on the eventual health of Microsoft.

Coming Battle Over Open Source Phones

forbes.com: Forget the iPhone. The real battle in the mobile industry is over open-source software.

How To Deal With Shortage Of UNIX / Linux Administrators

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Linux

cyberciti.biz: It happens all the time. Sooner or later, every organization may run out of qualified UNIX system administrator / staff because of various issues. As a single admin you may have to do lots of work because other people in accouting, sales, or programmers may not have all the skills required to run servers.

Does Gentoo make sense?

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Gentoo

ceki.blogspot: When I mention to colleagues in the IT industry that compiling packages before installing them on a computer is a good thing, they either give me a blank look or an ever slight smirk. What is the point wasting many hours waiting for some package to compile instead of fetching the binaries from a repository and have it installed in seconds?

The Dawn of a Post-Gates, Post-Microsoft World

linuxjournal.com: The depth of Microsoft loathing among our clan is perhaps only second to our penguin loving. This loathing makes sense, given that Linux and open-source people are so fiercely merit driven, and great products have failed to end Microsoft's hegemony. But times they are a changin', for a post-Gates, post-Microsoft age has already begun.

Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

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Ubuntu

linux.com: With Ubuntu, Canonical has had notable success in convincing people to switch from other platforms, but potential Ubuntu users are still running into trouble in several areas. Having spent some time on Canonical's forums, I've identified 10 points that seem to be common sticking points for new users.

Sabayon Linux 3.5 RC-2

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Linux

wolf911.us: As predicted, rc-2 came out for core-beta team and I have assembled the iso files. If there is no problems, the final will finally be released.

The heart of open source is trust

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Open source has definitely reached the third level of fame. You know, level one is “What’s open source?” Level two is “Get me open source!” Level three is put open source on everything.

GPLv3, one year later

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OSS

linux.com: Figures on adoption of the GPL family vary somewhat, depending on whom you talk to. According to Doug Levin, president and CEO of Black Duck Software, a company that tracks open source code, 2,476 projects are now using the third version of the GPL, 358 are using the LGPL, and 72 the AGPL.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • “Suspend to RAM” in OpenSUSE 11 for HP

  • Gnome and Nautilus Keyboard Shortcut Keys
  • Speed up ubuntu boot speed
  • Getting Started with GNU Privacy Guard
  • How to: install Linux on your PlayStation 3
  • Trick: Backup and Restore MBR

Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester

  • Firefox 3: Top ten extensions
  • Firefox 3: Top five themes

Linux Got Game: Urban Terror 4.1 Review

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Gaming

junauza.com: I had the time to play yet another exciting game on my Linux box. It’s a free first person shooter called Urban Terror. The game is a total modification of the immensely popular Quake III Arena.

some shorts:

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Linux
  • 5 Reasons Ubuntu is superior to all other Linux distributions

  • OpenSuse 11
  • Shame Ubuntu shame

few howtos:

  • SUSE 11.0 handmade multimedia

  • Creating DVD subtitles using Linux tools
  • Is w32codecs Freezing Your Ubuntu?
  • How To Install Puppy Linux On a USB Flash Drive
  • HOW-TO fix “Timeout on Server” in openSUSE 11
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