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Open Source Is Far From Free

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law.com: In his highly acclaimed best seller, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman hails open-sourcing as one of 10 "flatteners" of the world. Nevertheless, many enterprises have included open-source code in their proprietary software without fully understanding the risks.

Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” feels more like a service pack than a new release

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: With only ten days to go until Ubuntu 8.10 is released I decided to take a look at the latest beta to see what the new release has to offer. Oddly enough, “Intrepid Ibex” feels more like a service pack to me than a new release.

How much have you saved by using GNU/Linux?

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Linux

itwire.com: At a time when economic problems dog the world, people's thoughts generally turn to saving. It is not surprising, therefore, to find many technology writers beginning to recognise that GNU/Linux and other open source software can reduce the amount that companies spend on IT.

Mandriva 2009 on the Asus EeeBox

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MDV

eeextra.com: Every major distribution generates a lot of hype at launch, and the new Mandriva 2009 did not depart from the rule. After completing the installation, I have used the new system for a few days and would like to share my first impressions.

Review: Pioneer Dreambook Light IL1

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Linux
Hardware

polishlinux.org: Cheap notebooks with preinstalled Linux distributions conquer Western markets. Polish hardware distributors did notice it and one of them launched a new subnotebook in the Polish market. They call it: Airis I-Design IL-1 Nanobook.

10 reasons for switching to a different Linux distribution

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Sooner or later, you’re going to get the urge to switch distributions — maybe for a change of pace or maybe out of more practical considerations. Here’s a look at some of the most common reasons users feel compelled to make that jump.

OpenOffice.org Base is No Microsoft Access Replacement

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OOo

eweek.com: The OpenOffice.org 3.0 desktop database application offers new features that make it better than previous versions, but it still lags behind what Microsoft Access offers. Among the key concerns is OpenOffice.org Base's limited filed support for Microsoft Access database files.

Fedora's Cobbler project to automate Linux deployments

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Linux

techtarget.com: While most members of the Fedora open source community have begun to develop new features for the next version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), over the past two years some have worked to simplify everyday systems administration tasks such as installing and provisioning servers over a network.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quickly Convert Ogg Theora to Flash Video

  • Linux: Find and remove matching files
  • Take Screenshots in Xfce
  • Configure LVM in Mandriva Linux Free 2009
  • Resizing Logical Volume (LVM) on ext3
  • Emacs - Getting Paragraphs to Wrap Lines
  • Bash Script To Access Wikipedia
  • Linux setup default gateway with route command
  • Converting 2.35 Aspect Video to DVD

Canonical Expanding Online Store

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Businesses don’t buy operating systems. They buy applications. With that fact in mind, Canonical is gradually expanding its online store for Ubuntu Linux applications.

Mandriva One 2009 fails to impress

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MDV

bitburners.com: Or does it just simply fail? I have always rated Mandriva’s releases highly, and the past year has been especially good for them as the 2008 and 2008.1 have been awesome releases. Therefore the expectations were high when I was loading the Mandriva One 2009 edition to my IBM Thinkpad.

9 Must-Have OpenOffice Extensions

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OOo

makeuseof.com: Like Firefox, OpenOffice also comes with extensions that you can use to improve its functionality. Here, we have tested all the extensions and sorted out those that are useful for everyday use. Some of them are for general use while some are only meant for Writer, Calc or Impress.

Switching from Windows to Linux, what you need to know

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Linux

benkevan.com: Since we are in touch economic times the most important question is “How much will this cost me”? The answer is nothing, zero, zilch or nada. I would go on the edge and say it may actually save you money. How?

Does Linux Need a $300 Million Ad Campaign?

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linuxjournal.com: Microsoft is now spending $300 million to counter Apple's "I'm a Mac" ads. Does Linux need its own ad campaign?

MEPIS jumps on 2.6.27

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desktoplinux.com: Only ten days after the release of Linux 2.6.27, the SimplyMEPIS project has decided to work the new kernel into its next release. The project today used the kernel in both 32- and 64-bit versions of the third beta release of SimplyMEPIS 8.

Introducing Open Source to the World - Part 2

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OSS

raiden.net: In part 1 I covered some great examples of things I've learned while trying to share Open Source with those around me in school. In this part I'll be going over some of the things I've learned about evangelizing Linux to others around me.

Silly Linux users..

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jerkin.us: I read alot of Linux related news and articles. Why is it people find it so hard when trying to convince people to switch over to Linux that the chances of them being programmers is almost zero? Here’s a little stat, of the Windows users I know who ask frequently about switching to Linux, none of them even remotely care about programming.

An Introduction to Tiling Window Managers

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Software

tuxtraining.com: In computing, a tiling window manager is a window manager with an organization of the screen into mutually non-overlapping frames, as opposed to the more popular approach of coordinate-based stacking of overlapping objects (windows) that tries to fully emulate the desktop metaphor.

Is the Linux community afraid of Opensolaris?

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OS

c0t0d0s0.eu: In the last few weeks i´ve heard one sentence quite often: "Why you you still develop Solaris? You should contribute to Linux!" from people administering Linux systems. And you could read at other places, that Solaris is irrelevant, that there is nothing worth of mentioning it or even for an integration to Linux. Just think about the Zemlin quotations!

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