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kde4: viva la revolucion?

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KDE

brain core: It's a pity to see that members of the KDE community are incapable of making a difference between the utterance 'I hate it' and 'It sucks'. I also think it is a pity that a very verbal and visible member of that community seems fit to dispense with politeness in his reaction.

Users are leaving Mepis? - Matt Hartley

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Linux

Grumpy Bunny: Recently another news site, OSweekly, ran a post by Matt Hartley stating that users are leaving Mepis. Now, Matt Hartley and I have some history, specifically me emailing him directly, as well the editor in chief address for OSweekly, calling Matt's bluffs and correcting his factual errors in his articles.

I'll bet you are using Linux and don't even know it.

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox: I have said it before and I will say it again. Linux seems to me to be the fastest growing operating system in the history of computing. It has diversified so much that it is running more devices than any single operating system. Even if you are a devout windows, mac, BSD or UNIX advocate I will bet that you will be using a Linux device and not even know it.

Police Officer to Nina Reiser: 'Get Yourself a Gun'

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Reiser

wired blogs: An Oakland police officer testified at Hans Reiser's murder trial Thursday that he advised Nina Reiser, the wife of the popular Linux programmer, to "get yourself a gun" to protect herself from the man she was divorcing.

Unreal Tournament 3 Short Review

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Gaming

ExtremeTech: What's Nice: Amazing graphics, a vast array of maps, a kick-ass hoverboard, old fashioned and over-the-top multiplayer mayhem

gOS: Undocumented Enlightenment

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Linux

Linux Planet: gOS, the hot new Linux distribution, has been generating a lot of buzz because it comes with the Everex Green PC, sold at Wal-Mart for $200. Linux reviewers are totally in love with it, and are praising it to the skies. Naturally, I had to find out if it lives up to the hype.

Open source values: openness

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Along with transparency and consensus, a third key open source value is openness. Openness means the simple availability of the resource.

Come Flock with Me

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Get ready to meet my new favorite browser. Its name is Flock. This fresh web browser on the block is heavily based upon Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla technologies. Thus, it’s faster, more secure and renders web pages better than the rubbish and almost obsolete Internet Explorer.

OpenOffice.org 2.3 Impresses

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OOo

eWeek: OpenOffice.org 2.3 sports a nifty set of feature improvements, but the suite's sweetest features remain its low cost (free) and its strikingly broad platform support.

Another Week, Another KDE Four Live Update

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: The KDE 4.0 RC 1 version of the KDE Four Live CD generated publicity, was downloaded over 10000 times within the first days and finally scared Dirk. Thanks go to openSUSE project for jumping in and providing powerful torrent seeders during the later hours.

Also: kde4: not particularly cheerful

Linux: the key to Intel's Classmate PC

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Linux
MDV

tech.co.uk: The One Laptop Per Child project isn't the only group trying to bring low-cost computing to children in developing countries - Intel wants a slice of the action too with its Classmate PC.

Open source's future: More Microsoft, bigger talent shortages

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OSS

networkworld.com: The interest by Microsoft and other big companies in open source should fuel more M&A activity in 2008, Zachary said. He said there were 16 deals in 2006 and have been 25 to date in 2007, while funding for new open source companies has plunged.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Alpha: A First Look

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Ubuntu

phoronix: The first alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04 (codenamed Hardy Heron) was scheduled to be released today, but the official release has been pushed back until tomorrow. However, a preliminary CD image of this first alpha release for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS has surfaced today on the Internet.

Goldman Sachs cuts 2008 estimates on proprietary software companies, Red Hat

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OSS

Matt Asay: Remember the good ol' days of enterprise software when a vendor could foist a multi-million dollar software package on an IT buyer and get away with also charging downstream fees for support and maintenance?

GNOME 2.20.2: The Next Step Into Freedom

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Software

softpedia.com: The second update of GNOME 2.20.0, version 2.20.2, was released yesterday. The next update - 2.20.3 - should be launched until January 7 2008, being the last one for the 2.20 branch.

Overcome multimedia hurdles in Linux

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Software

techrepublic: Historically, Linux was unable to play files intended to only be playable with the Windows Media Player. However, with the help of codecs, Linux can play both audio and video files that were previously incompatible. Jack Wallen introduces the major players in the Linux multimedia party.

Ubuntu Alternatives For Beginners

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Linux

OSWeekly: I have heard a number of people tell me that as much as they love the speed of development and the community, sometimes Ubuntu just gets ahead of itself. And I suppose in a larger sense, this is what makes Linux such a fantastic platform in the first place.

Installation on Chocolate Laptop

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Humor

en.opensuse.org: This article describes unsuccessful openSUSE 10.3 installation on Chocolate Laptop.

Google toys with Digg-like voting to prioritize search results

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Google

tech.blorge.com: Though Google is at the top of the search engine food chain, the mega site is taking a page from successful social indexing sites like Digg by testing out a new feature that will allow users to vote up their favorite search results.

today's leftovers

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News
  • the fantastic four - drupals unofficial core

  • Linux App Finder: Ease the Pain of Switching
  • Novell's New Desktop-to-Server Software Suite
  • Scientific Linux 5.1 BETA: much better than the released StartCom AS-5.0.1
  • Fabrice Facorat: What is broken in Cooker currently?
  • Linux Atomic Battle Tank Game
  • Best Community Linux
  • 'Telecom & education sectors fuelling OSS growth'
  • Removing Windows from a Dual-Boot System
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Experience
  • konqi gets tab undo!
  • Linux Scorched 3D Tank Game
  • YaST should be in every distro
  • New Firefox 2.0.0.11 update on its way
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