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Why Users Dumped Your Open Source App for Proprietary Software

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OSS

itworld.com: FOSS adherents are happy to discuss all the reasons that open source is attractive. But the hard fact is that sometimes people try an open source application — such as yours — and they end up not using it.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 88 is out

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SUSE

Issue #88 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Are you ready to Protest?

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Linux
Microsoft

linusearch.com: So you want to Protest against Best Buy for having their employees trained through Microsoft’s ExpertZone. There are some things we are going to need.

Opera 10 is NOT Friendly to Bloggers

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Software

bytesandsuch.com: Although Firefox is my preferred browser, it is wise to have another available. As a blogger, I thought my page actually looked better in Opera than in Firefox. Unfortunately there was a “regression” in the final release.

Linux on the Corporate Environment Desktop

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Linux

associatedcontent.com: Generally in today's office environment, there are 3 significant areas of importance: 1. Office Documents/Spreadsheets/Presentations, 2. Email, and 3. Web Applications.

Looking a gift horse in the mouth.

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: There are 10 types of software producers in the world. Yes, I know I used this joke before. There are those who produce software for money and those who produce software for free. Then there are the people who use that software.

gOS - The Cloud Distro

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Linux

ardchoille42.blogspot: Over the past years I have helped a number of people switch to Linux. One of these folks is a good friend of mine who wanted a copy of gOS.

moonOS 3 Linux (Makara)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: There have been a lot of different remastered versions of Ubuntu created over the years. Occasionally though I find one that stands out from the pack and that offers an entirely unique experience. moonOS 3 is a remaster created in Cambodia by a Cambodian artist called Chanrithy Thim.

Open Source Load Balancer for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: I know this topic is somewhat advanced for some of you, but for others hopefully this will be useful. So what is a load balancer?

How PHP became such a huge success

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Interviews

techradar.com: Rasmus Lerdorf is undoubtedly the most famous Greenlandic geek alive. Having created PHP as a bunch of hackish scripts to support his website in 1995, he turned it into a powerful, fully fledged language that's now used by millions around the world.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Happy birthday linuX-gamers.net
  • Software that I use that are not in the default install of ubuntu
  • GNU/Linux Software I Use Regularly
  • Ubuntu Wallpaper Pack
  • Linux Skin Art
  • GNOME 2.28.0 Release Candidate Is Out
  • Profile: Alan Turing
  • Top Five Twitter Plugins for Firefox
  • An Interview With nhandler
  • Is cloud computing killing open source?
  • No, the Cloud is Not Killing Open Source
  • Updating timestamps of mp3 files alphabetically and recursively
  • Red Hat: Quiet winner amid Sun's server apocalypse?
  • Create a Web-based Photo Gallery in a Jiffy with GMFoto
  • Four Open Source Blogging Clients for Linux
  • Why Open Source is Hard for Closed Source Vendors
  • Novell Releases SecureLogin 7
  • Open-source companies' developer dilemma
  • How Long Should It Take To Load A System?
  • Big news update for FUDCon Toronto 2009
  • Git/Bazaar historical performance comparison revisited
  • Security in Your Pocket: OpenBSD on ARM
  • What to do with Debian money?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Get the Most Out of Your Multicore Processor
  • Ubuntu Cheat Sheets
  • HOWTO: Place programs on LXDE Desktop
  • Quickly preview files in Ubuntu with Gloobus
  • Tutorial: Seedboxes, BitTorrent and Linux Distros
  • cpulimit – Limit the cpu usage of a process
  • Make Your Root Windows Pretty
  • How to Assign Keyboard Shortcuts for Your Favorite Websites in Firefox
  • How To: Change The GNOME Menu Bar Icon
  • Returning Values from Bash Functions
  • Improve Slow Graphics on Intel Cards

Linux is still dealing with a fragmented ecosystem

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Linux

sdtimes.com: Sure, it's called Linux, but the actual software run on one version may not work on another. The best and worst thing about Linux, said the director of the Linux Foundation, is that anyone can call any kernel-derived product “Linux.” But efforts at the Linux Foundation continue the push to remove ambiguity from the Linux ecosystem.

MoonOS 3.0

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Linux

blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk: MoonOS is an Ubuntu based distribution that uses the Enlightenment (or LXDE) desktop environment, rather than GNOME’s standard. It also has some custom artwork. It caught my eye this week due to a new release, and the fact that I wanted to try out the Enlightenment desktop.

FSF updates list of free GNU/Linux distributions

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Linux

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced updates related to its list of fully free GNU/Linux distributions, including the addition of one new distribution called Kongoni, and a milestone release of the Trisquel system.

Linux webserver botnet pushes malware

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: A security researcher has discovered a cluster of infected Linux servers that have been corralled into a special ops botnet of sorts and used to distribute malware to unwitting people browsing the web.

We love you Ubuntu, but you're ugly!

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Ubuntu

idreamoflinux.com: Ubuntu is a great distribution of GNU/Linux. Currently it is the most popular and has played a large role in converting people to Linux. Why would such a great distribution limit itself by being aesthetically unappealing?

Apple Open Sources Snow Leopard's Grand Central Dispatch

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Mac
OSS

appleinsider.com: Despite being a unique, key marketing feature of Snow Leopard, Apple has decided to open the code behind Grand Central Dispatch under the liberal Apache 2.0 license.

What Microsoft Doesn't Get

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Microsoft
  • What Microsoft Doesn't Get - And What I Hope You Do
  • Patent Trolls in the 21st Century
  • Software patent game plays out
  • FOSS Fans Wary of Microsoft's New CodePlex Foundation
  • Will Microsoft's Open Source Initiative Kill Linux?
  • Linux developer tells Microsoft to get back to work
  • Microsoft $358m patent violation damages tossed

A Very Early Look At OpenSolaris 2010.02

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OS

phoronix.com: OpenSolaris 2009.06 was released earlier this year, but unlike in years past and contrary to their original six month release cycle, there will not be another OpenSolaris distribution release in 2009. Instead, the next slated release is OpenSolaris 2010.02. We have screenshots.

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