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Is using Windows Dumb? It will be.

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Microsoft

aplawrence.com: That was a real question, asked by someone considering buying a new computer. It surprised me: I've been seeing more people asking if they should consider Mac or Linux, but this question goes way beyond that. It made me pause; the answer is complicated.

Linux has no domino effect

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: The domino effect. This means that when one part of an electronic component fails, the surrounding parts also fail. Just like a row of falling domino's. The same thing can also happen in software. Linux does not have this problem due to the nature of the operating system.

Miro 2.0... the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Software

writemsg.blogspot: First lets start with the good news. The gui is much more responsive. Interacting with the sidebar is a smoother experience. Not only has the underlying code obviously been reworked but the look and feel has been overhauled too. It fits in with my GNOME desktop better than before.

Is Microsoft out to kill, rather than conquer netbooks?

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Microsoft

raiden.net: Microsoft has apparently changed it's mind about it's lineup of versions for Windows 7. So now, instead of a "netbook" version, they will apparently be offering their "starter" edition instead on notebooks. While they haven't said that verbally, their actions have spoken volumes about what they think of netbooks.

today's odds & ends

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News
  • Is Open Source A Recession-Fighting Tool?

  • Fix a borked terminal
  • Why free trade results in less freedom
  • Better reasons to use Linux on the desktop?
  • How piracy benefits Microsoft
  • Open letter to Obama: Uncle Sam should go open source
  • Open-Source ATI Driver Nears New Release
  • Comux 000111 - Free can't be good
  • Opera Adds Carakan to Browser JavaScript Engine Wars
  • Cheaper OLPC promised
  • back to GNOME
  • Firefox vs. IE Smackdown, Mozilla Jumps at Microsoft's Jugular
  • The Good News, Linux Fans, is Venture Capital Is Harder to Find
  • Data recovery from a USB key
  • Nouveau Driver 2009 Status Update
  • Linux, Windows Seek Strength in Competition
  • MAPI 0.8, OpenChange, Evolution, and OpenSUSE 11.1
  • Interview: Wired’s Chris Anderson on the ‘free’ business model
  • Mozilla Developer News Feb 10
  • Linux Void: Episode 20 - Reacting
  • Open source security debated
  • Why KDE 4.2 should use Qt 4.5
  • Get Kannada Language displayed properly in Gentoo and Sabayon
  • Building the ultimate open set-top box
  • How to write a Linux virus in 5 easy steps
  • Making The Bash History More Useful
  • Red Hat CEO Kills Open Source Financial Myth
  • Russian Federation Commits to Red Hat Open Source

Minty fresh Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: In case you haven't guessed by now, I like desktop Linux. I admit though that Linux is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to dealing with proprietary media formats. There are answers though to this problem and that's one of the reasons why I like the Linux Mint distribution.

German schools pilot remote virtual Debian/KDE desktops

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Linux
Software

linuxdevices.com: An educational software organization in Germany is pilot testing an educational software system based on virtualized Debian/KDE desktops, letting students and teachers access their desktops from home or school.

Giving console applications a bad name

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Everybody knows what a console application is like: Sparse. Unfriendly. Terse. Mute. Spartan. It’s part of the code of console applications. It has to be this way. It is the law of the jungle. That’s why we, as computer users, can no longer allow a program like calcurse to exist.

5 Must-have Linux office applications

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Software

ghacks.net: If you work in a business environment then you know the value of the office application. And if you have ever thought about using Linux in your office you know there are boundaries to adoption. The good thing is those boundaries are growing smaller and smaller with every year.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 7 ways to optimize Firefox 3 for your netbook

  • Compile mplayer with VDPAU support on Ubuntu
  • Changing Ubuntu’s Default Configuration
  • Small tip - How to prevent Linux to "remember" your sudo password
  • Get broadband on the move with Linux
  • CPU frequency scaling in Linux with cpufreq
  • Ubuntu 8.10: Support dropped for ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 / rv300 chips
  • Blocking IP address of any country with iptables
  • Installing OpenOffice 3 in *buntu
  • Compiling a Linux kernel
  • How to patch and recompile a source rpm
  • Force Firefox To Remember Initial Window Setting In KDE
  • Read & Remove EXIF Data From the Command Line

Using Screen to Manage Multiple Remote and Interrupted SSH Sessions

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Software
HowTos

linuxplanet.com: In a day of laptops and remote systems, it's often impractical to keep the same ssh session going to a specific server indefinitely. Screen is great for letting you start a terminal session, walk away from it, and then come back later.

"Mini" smartphone design runs Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Access China and NEC Electronics are developing a "price sensitive" smartphone reference design incorporating the "new" Mini version of the Access Linux Platform (ALP) mobile stack.

Linux Versus the Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome

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Linux

blog.eracc.com: Recent articles I have read by people complaining about how things on Linux do not work like they do on Microsoft led me to coin the phrase Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome (MTBS).

How S.M.A.R.T. are your disks?

GSmartControl is a graphical user interface for smartctl (from Smartmontools package), which is a tool for querying and controlling S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. It allows you to inspect the drive's S.M.A.R.T. data to determine its health, as well as run various tests on it.

FOSDEM 2009 - Surviving the crisis with open source

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OSS

heise-online.co.uk: The volunteer organisers of the "Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting" (FOSDEM 2009) demonstrated the fine art of scalability with a very well organised event. 250 talks for 5000 developers arriving from all over Europe, were held with very few problems.

Handbrake DVD Ripper On Linux

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Software

danlynch.org/blog: I decided earlier this week I needed to rip a DVD and looked around at the available options on Linux. I’d heard a while back that the popular program Handrake had now released a Linux version with a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and it seemed a good idea to try it out.

Monitor Your Linux System Stats & Information With Conky

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Software
HowTos

makeuseof.com: Linux has a wealth of utilities to help you monitor what your system is up to. You can run commands, use the proc file system and get the exact state of your system. All this information is of little use if you cannot display it efficiently. You would need a system monitor right?

Linux can rule cloud computing

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Linux

See how Linux and Open Source is being positioned to rule Cloud Computing

Awesome Game - Warzone 2100 Resurrection - for Linux

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Gaming

xenstreet.com: I must admit that I have not played any kind of computer games that seriously for a while. But Warzone 2100 has completely changed that for me. This game is something special. It seems I cant get enough of it.

Funtoo Linux installed!

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: Finally, I got Funtoo Linux, a derivative of Gentoo Linux, installed on my desktop. Funtoo is a distribution created by the founder of Gentoo, Daniel Robbins.

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