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itmanagement.earthweb.com: Sam Ramji is a busy man. As Microsoft’s senior director of platform strategy, his job is a big one: overseeing the company’s initiatives in Linux and open source. Wait a second – Microsoft’s strategy in open source? Yes, that’s right.
consortiuminfo.org: The latest blowback from the OOXML adoption process emerged last Friday in Brasilia, Brazil. This newest challenge to the continued relevance of ISO and IEC was thrown when major IT agencies of six nations - Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Paraguay, South Africa and Venezuela - signed a declaration that deploring the refusal of ISO and IEC to further review the appeals submitted by the National Bodies of four nations.
untangled.biz/blog: Some time ago I bought a used ThinkPad for my grandparents - fully equipped with printer and high speed internet connection. I installed Kubuntu on it and most of it ran out of the box. So far so good. Then came the time of learning.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: The 451 Group has issued a report that shows that companies are beginning to pick up something serious Linux users have known since day one: You don't have to buy Linux to use it.
techcrunch.com: Update on the TechCrunch Tablet: A humble (and messy) beginning. Prototype A has been built. It’s in a temporary aluminum case that a local sheet metal shop put together for us that’s at least twice as thick as it needs to be.
- Google To Launch New Web Browser Chrome Tomorrow; Open Source
- Google to Release Web Browser Tuesday
- Google plans bold new browser, "Chrome", based on Webkit
- Google Ignites a New Browser War With Microsoft By Unveiling One of its Own This Week
- Google Chrome, Google’s Browser Project
- Inside Google’s Open Source Browser
- Is Google Chrome an IE/Firefox/Opera/Safari killer?
- Google comic announces new open source browser
- Google to launch browser to battle IE; Is Firefox a target or tag-team partner?
- Google unveils Chrome: its own web browser
- Google plans to launch web browser: report
- Thoughts on Chrome & More
- Google plans 'Chrome' browser
- Why is Google Releasing a Browser?
- A fresh take on the browser
itwire.com: Last year, curious over the hype that was flooding the internet in the wake of the release of Windows Vista, I decided to turn masochist and inflict a 14-day Vista trial on myself. I found the operating system much worse than even its worst critic.
linuxondesktop.blogspot: Linux is a UNIX like operating system and has been one of the most popular proponents of free open source software. Even though popularly GNU/Linux is called Linux operating system, but the name is somewhat misleading because Linux is the name of the kernel of the operating system.
ubuntukids.org/blog: I recently wrote about my frustrations with the 901 model of the Asus eee PC. My solution, at least for now, is to load Ubuntu, and I have done so. Here is a not-so-brief rundown of what I did, what issues still exist, and my general impressions of Ubuntu on a device like this.
Also: Installing Ubuntu 8.04 on the Eee PC 901
electronista.com: Classmate PC reseller CTL plans to set a new floor for desktops with a nettop that shares the same design philosophy as Intel's portable. The 2go pc nettop will cost as little as $149 thanks to its use of a 1.6GHz Atom processor but desktop-oriented parts.
Matthew Aslett: JasperSoft’s business development director Andrew Lampitt has kicked off his new blog with an interesting post related to business models used by open source-related vendors.
blogs.techrepublic.com: I follow a lot of mailing lists…all of them either Linux or open source in nature. Some of these lists I have been following for years. So I figured I had best offer some advice for those of you who might venture out into the world of Linux/open source mailing lists. Here’s my top advice.
- Background with xplanet and XFCE
- Browse your KDE Bookmarks with KIO_Bookmarks
- Remove debian udev persistent-net-rules
- Gimp Giving You a Headache?
daniel.holba.ch/blog: Only a very few hours left until we start a fantastic week of Ubuntu Developer action. So let’s take a look at the schedule for today:
linuxhaxor.net: Gone are the days when the only source of linux distribution was the web. Today, we will look at some of the popular distributors/resellers, who are selling pre-installed linux systems for home users (not servers).
oneopensource.it: What’s cooking in Mozilla’s labs? We decided to make some questions to Aza Raskin, user interface guru, son of the great Jef Raskin, founder of Humanized Inc., music search engine Songza and above all Head of User Experience for Mozilla Labs.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Editorial: The upcoming release season
- News: SUSE Studio, Xubuntu on OLPC, Linpus Linux Lite, interviews - openSUSE's Joe Brockmeier and FreeNAS's Olivier Cochard-Labbe and Volker Theile
- Released last week: Turbolinux 12, Beyond Linux From Scratch 6.3
- Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009 RC1, Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 5
- Donations: Parsix GNU/Linux receives US$300
- New additions: PC/OS
- New distributions: iMagicOS, Linux Tiger, Macpup, Salgix, ScratchLinux
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
blog.ibeentoubuntu: I do 95% of everything in Debian Gnome, but my school standardized on Windows XP. As a result, there are times when I'm required to use it. There are a few things that I really miss, even when the work is shallow and quick.
happylinuxthoughts.blogspot: After my last review of Puppy Linux, I was very skeptical about the new release. But, I'll say right away that it has improved quite a bit.
celettu.wordpress: I love fast, simple, lightweight applications, so when I discovered Transmission it seemed like a godsend. Transmission is a bittorrent client that’s just that: small, simple, fast, easy. But lately they changed the layout of their file-selection dialogue, and in my opinion, screwed it completely.