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How Vista's total failure hurt Linux

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld.com: Once I got a good look at Vista, I knew desktop Linux was in for good times. What I hadn't expected though was that Vista would be such an absolute sales flop that Microsoft would actually reverse course and bring back XP.

Linux Distro Review - OzOS 0.9

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Linux

linux-hardcore.com: OzOS is a Linux operating system unknown, but marked by a desktop environment that is called Enlightenment. It's a system of which I heard about for the first time in the international forums of Dreamlinux. It's a derivative of Ubuntu.

OpenOffice 3.0.1 Released

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OOo

heise-online.co.uk: The OpenOffice.org project team have released OpenOffice 3.0.1 to the general public. Version 3.0.1 for Windows was leaked early by FileHippo on Monday, but now is officially available for download from the OpenOffice.org website and its mirrors.

The Net Net of Netbooks

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Hardware

computerworlduk.com: Netbooks have been one of the surprise successes over the last year. They have also been one of the most contentious areas of computing. There are conflicting reports on most aspects of the sector. It's good to have some figures – any figures – that might throw a little light on this promising sector.

KDE 4.2 installation/upgrade on Debian,Kbuntu and OpenSuse

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KDE
HowTos

linuxpoison.blogspot: The KDE Community announced the immediate availability of "The Answer", (a.k.a KDE 4.2.0), readying the Free Desktop for end users. KDE 4.2 builds on the technology introduced with KDE 4.0 in January 2008. After the release of KDE 4.1, which was aimed at casual users, the KDE Community is now confident we have a compelling offering for the majority of end users.

5 Things Mark Shuttleworth Has Learned about Organizational Change

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Ubuntu

cio.com: Mark Shuttleworth is not your average IT manager. A few weeks ago, he posted a question on an Ubuntu list. Not an order. Not a policy decision. A question: "Should we think about...?" he asked. Collaboration, community and teamwork are part of his personal style.

KDE 4.2 arrives, takes aim at free desktop 'answer'

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KDE

techworld.com.au: Almost a year to the day KDE 4 releases started with 4.0.0, the KDE project has been in damage control about how it handled the apparent developers release, but that all changed today with the second major release in the KDE 4 series, KDE 4.2.0, codenamed “the answer” aimed squarely at a whole new free desktop experience.

Also: KDE 4.2: I'm tired of Pundits, Here's MY Take

Ubuntu pocket guide and handy Linux tips

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: This week, it seems like everyone is writing about how Windows 7 spells the demise of Linux (or not) or, alternatively, how Linux has contributed to the decline of Microsoft. I figure we’ve got several weeks left to kick them around, though, don’t you? So with that in mind, I found some practical resources to highlight.

How To Choose The Best Linux For Your Business

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Linux

bmighty.com: For IT decision makers in small and midsize-businesses, Linux is all about choice. But the dizzying array of different distros, service, and support options can make the choice a challenge. This guide to understanding the differences will help you pick the distro your business needs.

NVIDIA Releases Four New Linux Drivers

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: The NVIDIA 180.22 Linux driver was released less than three weeks ago, but today NVIDIA has released a new 180.xx display driver update. In addition, NVIDIA has updated all three of their legacy display drivers.

Font Fun in OpenSolaris and Beyond

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OS

blogs.eweek.com: For the past few weeks, I've been running OpenSolaris 2008.11 on my main work notebook. One of the roughest edges I've found on my OpenSolaris installation is the system's font rendering within the Firefox Web browser.

KDE 4.2 Released

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KDE

dot.kde.org: It has been a full year since the beginning of the KDE 4 series and today the KDE community proudly announces the release of KDE 4.2, "The Answer".

Also: Breathe KDE 4.2, Introducing Lancelot
And: My favourite KDE 4.2 feature: Task Bar And Window Grouping

10 ways to help users transition to Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: There’s no reason why switching to Linux should be traumatic for your users (or stressful for you). As Jack Wallen explains, you can set them up to succeed if you approach things the right way.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 56

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #56 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: FOSDEM 2009, Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors, and Novell’s 2009 Technical Strategy and Process.

GCC Libraries Get Updated License Exception

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OSS

fsf.org: Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF), together with the GCC Steering Committee and the Software Freedom Law Center, announced the release of a new GCC Runtime Library Exception.

Mozilla contributes $100,000 to fund Ogg development

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has given the Wikimedia Foundation a $100,000 grant intended to fund development of the Ogg container format and the Theora and Vorbis media codecs.

Q&A with Paul Frields at Red Hat

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Linux
Interviews

neowin.net: Just after Christmas, Neowin was given the chance for a community Q&A with Paul Frields of Red Hat. Paul has worked with Fedora since 2003, and became the Fedora Project Leader in January last year. Along with a few other things, Paul is also chairman of the Fedora Project Board, which makes decisions on how Fedora will move forward.

Images, hacking, and Xfce

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Software
  • The Linux Alternative Series: Image Editing

  • Top 10 Linux Hacking Tools
  • Xfce 4.6 Release Candidate 1 (Capybara) released

What do KDE 4.2 and Windows 7 have in common?

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KDE
Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: I tried, I really did, to like KDE 4.2 I really didn't like the early versions of KDE 4. I then tried KDE 4.1. I hated it. I kept getting told by people that I just didn't get it.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remote Desktop Between Ubuntu/Linux and Windows, Part II

  • Full screen mode with toolbars in Opera
  • Inkscape Tutorial - Raised Lettering Effect
  • 7 tips how to make your computer healthy
  • List drives by UUID in Ubuntu
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