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Life Must Go On For MEPIS

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: On this year's 48th issue of DistroWatch Weekly, Ladislav Bodnar wrote a message to MEPIS fans that sent heated emails to DistroWatch. Righteously, he gave them lessons on the proper things that they should have done. But what caused some MEPIS fans to act this way?

How to make Firefox look and feel like IE, Safari, or Opera

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Moz/FF

linux.com: One of the biggest complaints a Firefox evangelist encounters is "it doesn't act or feel like browser X." Internet Explorer users complain that Firefox doesn't look like what they're used to. Opera, Safari, and Netscape users complain that it's missing many of their favorite features.

Also: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.10 Released

Switching from OS X to Linux

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Linux

osweekly.com: Although I do use Windows for some work related tasks, other than that, I’m basically on either one of my Macs 100 percent of the time. The switch has been very good to me, and although I never thought that I would get to the Machead stage, I’m definitely there, albeit in a reasonable way.

Linux Kernel Maintainers: Accountable To All, Beholden To None?

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Linux

Charles Babcock: The Linux kernel is surrounded by hundreds of interested parties. How is it that none of them gains a commanding influence over the kernel's development priorities? HP, IBM, Oracle. Google, eBay and Intel each has a primary stake in Linux and employs kernel developers. Does this mean money talks when it comes to Linux? If not, why not?

Wal-Mart, Dell offers help breathe new life into Linux

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Linux

post-gazette.com: At the beginning of November, Wal-Mart gave shoppers a chance to get an early start on their holiday shopping by offering a $199 desktop computer, both in its stores and online at WalMart.com. The retailing giant's promotion is the second initiative from a major player to offer Linux-based PCs in 2007.

Richard Stallman and the Connotations of Language

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OSS

datamation: Anyone looking for a summary of the free software movement's concerns needs only to look at Richard M. Stallman's essay "Some Confusing or Loaded Words and Phrases that are Worth Avoiding."

today's leftovers

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News
  • LM_Sensors 3.0.0 Released

  • Singapore inches toward open source
  • The Open Source Threat
  • Using the X clipboard from the command line
  • GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
  • 7 Linux Resources you Can’t Live Without
  • GNOME 2.20.2 Coming This Week
  • Oracle Unbreakable Linux vs. Red Hat
  • Linux resources cool greenhouses
  • Another Day Another Distro – Part 11 – The Aftermath
  • I think Microsoft has an OSS Strategy
  • Mozilla plans 2 more Firefox 3 betas, ~500,000 copies of beta 1 downloaded to date
  • Replace Dolphin with Konqueror as the Default File Manager for KDE

Why I Won't be Recommending Linux to Family this Holiday Season

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Linux

earthweb.com: For the Linux community, 2007 has been a fantastically successful year. But all this success isn’t enough for me to start recommending that family and friends abandon the Microsoft-imposed shackles and head off into a world of Linux freedom.

Put a Puppy in your PC, part 4

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HowTos

telegraph.co.uk: This week we begin your Puppy training in earnest and we'll start by connecting to the Internet. If the PC you are running Puppy Linux has a connection through a router or Wi-Fi adaptor then it should be a breeze.

Linux System Administration book review

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Linux

jem report: Traditionally, system administrators have had to rely on expensive course training and personal mentorship to learn the skills required for their jobs. These days, self-learning through books, practice on home computers, and computer-based training programs on the Web are taking a larger role in sysadmin education.

Did Asus Drop The Ball With The Eee PC's Open Source?

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: Asus may not have properly fulfilled its obligations under the GPL to release all the source code used to build the Eee PC's proprietary hardware drivers. Or maybe someone just goofed.

Insecurity blues: What I learned from my buggy code

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Software

news.zdnet.com: It hasn't been a good month for my code. Samba, the project I'm responsible for, has had to announce several security flaws. Unfortunately some of them were in code I wrote. I always do a large amount of soul-searching whenever that happens.

What if we never have the year of the Linux desktop?

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Linux

arsgeek: Every year since 2004 has been touted as the year of the Linux desktop. That year where Linux of some flavor makes huge inroads into the home and work desktop scene. Every year these predictions have fallen short.

In Defense of The GPL

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OSS

internetnews.com: The GPL is the most widely used open source license on Earth, yet it has never been tested in a U.S. courtroom. That's not to say that alleged GPL license violations aren't already hitting the country's judicial system.

Reiser Murder Trial: Divorce Was 'Hostile;' Couple Fought Over Violent Video Games

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Reiser

wired blogs: The divorce between Nina and Hans Reiser was acrimonious at best, and their disputes often surrounded whether their young son could play violent video games, the missing woman's family law attorney testified here Monday at the husband's murder trial.

Cheap Laptops Bad for Vista, Good for Linux

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Linux

eWeek: The good news for everyone is that you can get a good, solid laptop for under a grand these days. The bad news for Vista users is that many of those laptops, even though they're sold with Vista, have nothing like enough resources to run Vista decently.

The Penguin comes in from the cold

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Linux

australianit: About three years ago, Linux was perceived as Microsoft's Achille's heel, fast-forward and it's obvious Linux hasn't replaced every Windows desktop, but it has achieved some success in Australia.

openSUSE goes live

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SUSE

linux.com: openSUSE is one of the most popular free-software-only distributions, and it's jointly developed by Novell and members of the community. In the first week of November the openSUSE developers released installable live versions of the distro's latest 10.3 release, one each for KDE and GNOME desktop environments.

linux.conf.au: Tying up all those loose ends

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Linux

itwire.com: Every year, there are numerous technical conferences held in Australia where attendees have to make do without internet access. That doesn't happen when the topic is Linux and the meeting is Australia's national Linux conference .

The Gutsy Experience

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Ubuntu

blog.lxpages.com: This article is about Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) and let me tell you all my beloved readers. I’m impressed! Not only was I impressed with the painless installation and setup but I was also pleased with how much quicker the boot up process was!

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Linux or Bust, No Mir/Unity 8 this Fall

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Linux or Bust: Why Businesses Can’t Ignore This Growing Trend

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