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Open source values: openness

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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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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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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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  • 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

Open Document Format Can Evolve Without Foundation Input

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eWeek: The recent demise of the OpenDocument Foundation is not expected to have any impact whatsoever on the progress and adoption of the Open Document Format.

The So-Called 'Incompleteness' Theory Of Open Source

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Serdar Yegulalp: Sourceforge.net, the premier repository for open-source software, has more than 160,000 projects registered. Many of them will never reach the 1.0 revision marker. But is that really a bad thing?

Excursions With Find, Xargs, and Perl

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HowTos

Geek Pit: It's a common sysadmin task to want to change permissions on all the files and subdirectories under a top-level directory. You could just use the '-R' switch to chmod, but what if your files and directories need different permissions?

In the black: Why Linux makes financial sense

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Linux

iTWire: Last week I touched on some Microsoft backflipping over Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to Linux. It had been claimed that although Linux was a free operating system, Windows had a lower overall cost with all factors considered due to its greater ease of administration.

A Look at openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

Linux Online: Just a little over a month and half ago, Novell released their free community-developed version of SUSE Linux, known as openSUSE, version 10.3. I downloaded the DVD image and took my time to evaluate this offering of one of the more well-known Linux distributions.

File permissions in Linux

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HowTos

polishlinux: In this article we’re going to cover topics such as the basics of Linux file access rights, useful commands that allow you to manage file permissions, as well as numerical and special access modes.

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