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Eliminating the 'Software Tax'

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OSS

sys-con.com: Last year, it was estimated that more than 90 percent of the office productivity suite market was controlled by one vendor, and, historically, because of this dominance, consumers, businesses small and large, and governments have been left with few viable options.

Fie on Photoshop: Krita, the Real Photoshop Killer

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Software

LinuxPlanet: Two weeks ago we learned why Gimp, even though it is a superior cross-platform image-editing application, is not a "Photoshop Killer." I'm not fond of lurid headlines, but if I were to nominate a "Photoshop Killer" I pick Krita.

GoblinX, a Beautiful Brazilian Distro

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: GoblinX is a Slackware-based Linux distribution directed towards desktop users and features a highly customized desktop. Acccording to Distrowatch, the primary goal of GoblinX is to create a more pleasant and functional desktop, standardizing all icons and themes to make it easy for novice users to learn about available applications.

Laptops for kids? Geeks, language developers are interested

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OLPC

indiainteracts.com: India's official response to a project to spread low-cost computers among school students was not too enthusiastic. But that has not stopped techies from seizing the opportunity.

Myah OS 3.0 Beta 1 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Hitting the web this week in addition to Fedora 9 Alpha, OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 2, and Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 was the first beta release for Myah OS. This is a desktop Linux distribution that is assembled via custom build scripts and its own package management solution.

Review: Battle for Wesnoth

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Gaming

Linux Journal: The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures.

Flipping the Linux switch: Envy, no longer a deadly sin

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Have you ever had the joy of installing restricted or proprietary drivers on Debian or Ubuntu? Most of the time, it really does work like a charm. Sometimes though, something doesn't go quite as planned. In our desperation, we tried Envy.

gOS Linux - a very good OS - Overview & short tutorial

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: gOS is an Ubuntu-based distribution aimed at the modern, young Internet users. It offers the ease and friendliness of Ubuntu, the dead sexy looks of Enlightenment 17 windows manager, OSX style, and integration of Google Apps into the desktop. Sounds extremely interesting.

Linux Valentines Day Gifts

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Linux

thelinuxblog.com: Valentines Day is coming up pretty fast. If you searched for this term you are probably wondering, “What should I get my Linux Geek for Valentines Day?”

Asus' Eee PC: Cute, Compact and Convenient - but Limited

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Hardware

linux insider: Overall, I found the Eee PC to be an affordable option for the traveler who needs to do only light computing, such as cursory Web browsing, checking e-mail, viewing photos and movies or listening to music. It would also be a great reference tool to keep on the kitchen counter or the coffee table, for quick searches.

State of Open Source Message: A New Decade for Open Source

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OSS

Bruce Perens: On February 9, 1998, I published the Open Source Definition and the public announcement of the Open Source Initiative that Eric Raymond and I were starting. This was the first time that the general public heard what Open Source was about. Saturday, February 9 is the anniversary of Open Source and the start of Decade One.

Ubuntu's Upstart event-based init daemon

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Software

linux.com: Because the traditional System V init daemon (SysVinit) does not deal well with modern hardware, including hotplug devices, USB hard and flash drives, and network-mounted filesystems, Ubuntu replaced it with the Upstart init daemon.

Open source rising

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OSS

expresscomputeronline.com: Things are looking good for the proponents of Open Source software on all fronts—even the desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Flock woos Netscape users with its social skills

  • EeeXubuntu Booting Great from SDHC on Asus EEE PC
  • A Microsoft secret plan for Yahoo's open source?
  • No Download iPlayer for GNU/Linux in 2008
  • New consulting company gambles on KOffice demand
  • Compiz 0.7.0 Adds Multi-Display Support
  • Splitting Files
  • Python for Bash scripters: A well-kept secret
  • checkinstall - trace your .tar.gz installations
  • Google Spreadsheets Form Feature is Fantastic!
  • Open Source Gets a Wall Street Boost
  • Is Linus Torvalds even speaking for Linux anymore?
  • OpenOffice And Understanding User Work Flow
  • Linux development platform makes the carrier grade
  • why do ubuntu users become arch users?
  • Become independent of the system tray using conky
  • Why Novell should become the center of the open source .NET universe
  • KDE rules

falling in love all over again

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: Most of the reviews i read or listen to about kde4 tend to focus on the "4 hour tour" stuff. If I were a journalist at this point i'd realize that this has already been done to death and I'd try looking for something that hasn't already been said.

Also: gwenview: falling in love all over again

Linus Torvalds at Linux.conf.au 2008

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: Linus Torvalds is the star guest at Australia's annual Linux conference. ZDNet.com.au once again took a video crew to Melbourne in January and caught up with the man behind Linux.

Virtualization in Linux: A Review of Four Software Choices

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Software

techthrob.com: This week Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced a partnership with Parallels, making the Parallels Workstation virtualization software is now available to download and install in Ubuntu Linux. This makes four different virtualization programs -- three of which are installable via the package repositories -- that run on Ubuntu Linux. This article compares the four virtualization products available.

Firefox 2.0.0.12 security and stability update now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.12 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release.

Thinkpad X61s and Linux

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Linux

polishlinux.org: Looking for a lightweight, solid and powerful little laptop that works with GNU/Linux? Me too. I have bad news: it doesn’t not exist. Thinkpad X61s seems close, however. Here is my (success?) story about getting it to work with Ubuntu and Fedora with some tips and tweaks to save you time and patience.

Subtitle manipulation tools for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Subtitles may not mean much for the English-speaking part of the world, but for the rest of us, they are the difference between truly enjoying a movie or just watching the screen, trying to decipher the events. From editing to ripping to converting, here is a list of some useful tools.

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