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What is going on with Ubuntu anyway?

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Ubuntu

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I titled this similarly to my previous post about PCLinuxOS. Why, because I would like to take a crack at 'identifying' Ubuntu in order to give potential users an idea of what it is and who it appeals to. If you came here looking for a sharp criticism of Ubuntu, this ain't it.

The year of Linux - When will it be?

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Linux

sinaisix.blogspot: Every year, there is talk of how Linux is poised to take the world by storm, and after close to twenty years of existence, Linux is still waiting for this day. I have always wondered; when is the year of Linux going to be?

Preview: GIMP 2.8 - the new features

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: Most probably, GIMP 2.8 will yet be released 2009, so it has been time to have a look at the current developer version. Though GIMP 2.8 doesn't bring revolutionary things like non-destructive image editing, there are some features you will like.

EU fears Oracle will kill MySQL, but is that even possible?

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Software

arstechnica.com: Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun has hit a snag. The European Commission is concerned that Oracle's will terminate the open source MySQL project, a move that would have a detrimental impact on competition in the database market. In light of the resilience inherent in open source software, it's unclear if such a maneuver would even be possible.

The Many Breeds of Ubuntards

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Ubuntu

ubuntard.com: Like most religions, Ubuntu has different factions among its followers. There are the die hards, the excited newbies, the evangelists, and the old-timers among others. They may vary in degrees of knowledge, experience, willingness to learn, and maturity, but they all have one thing in common: they’re all Ubuntards.

Is 7 years of RHEL support still sufficient ?

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Linux

dag.wieers.com: Seven years is a long time. Most people won't know where they are in 7 years. I'm interested to find out how many kids will be running around the house in 2016 Smile However if you are responsible for thousands of Enterprise Linux servers, seven years may no longer be sufficient.

Kernel 2.6.31 to speed up Linux desktop

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: With the next version of the Linux kernel, 2.6.31, due for release soon, Linux desktop users can look forward to a faster experience in addition to USB 3.0 support and new Firewire drivers.

Chrome 4.0 vs Opera 10 vs Firefox 3.5

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Software

lifehacker.com: In a three-way cage match, LifeHacker threw Chrome 4, Firefox 3.5, and Opera 10 into the ring and let the three browsers duke it out to see which would emerge as the fastest app for surfing the web.

8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Many people don’t think of their command prompt as a particularly useful thing, or even pay it much attention. To me, this is a bit of a shame, as a useful prompt can change the way you use the command line.

What's New In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha 5 (With Screenshots)

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu devs have released the fifth alpha of Karmic Koala (9.10).

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add a Desktop Dictionary to Ubuntu
  • List of useful Python libraries
  • Switch distributions – Keep your files & settings
  • How To: Install A Line6 GuitarPort or TonePort UX1 or GX
  • Install VLC on Ubuntu via PPA
  • Create Custom mouse cursours(pointers) for your ubuntu
  • Install Updated Gnome-Do – Now With Awesome GMail Docklet
  • Installing Ubuntu Server 9.04
  • Installing ReactOS on KVM virtual machine on Gentoo
  • Normalizing Path Names with Bash
  • A Quick and Subtle Introduction to Emacs
  • Calendars & emacs
  • A great Blender tutorial: back to school with Blender
  • KDE 4.x and Autostart
  • Display lyrics of your playing track with Lyrics Screenlet

Tech giants offer stable systems as Linux loses focus

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OS

irishtimes.com: Linux is becoming more unruly, but Apple and Microsoft’s systems appear to be prioritising stability and speed, writes DANNY O'BRIEN.

New Open-source Camera

  • New Open-source Camera Could Revolutionize Photography
  • Frankencamera: A Far-Reaching Open Source Camera Project From Stanford
  • Open Source Photo Processing Comes of Age

Sizing up Opera 10 Final: Can it Compete?

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Software
  • Sizing up Opera 10 Final: Can it Compete with Chrome and Firefox?
  • Dump Firefox For the New Opera?
  • Opera browser (finally) gets an auto-updater

Long-term support for free SUSE Linux discussed

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SUSE

heise.de: The reduction of the support duration for openSUSE from 24 to 18 months has sparked a discussion among the openSUSE community about a free SUSE Linux version with long-term support.

How to convert non-techies to Linux.

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Linux

idreamoflinux.com: Linux has come a long way and today it is ready to be used by non technical users as well. A lot of individuals are not happy with Windows and are looking for an alternative. The problem is that because these users are not very interested in computers, they are not aware of Linux as an alternative.

Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5 - A Few Quick Comments

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 5 - A Few Quick Comments
  • Canonical adds Advanced Ubuntu Service and Support Offering
  • New Look for Ubuntu Network Installs
  • Karmic Koala: The Trainwreck Around the Bend
  • Ubuntu Related Links

64-Bit Upgrade by Way of Open Source Isn't Bump-Free

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Linux

eweek.com: In the wake of analyst Andrew Garcia's Windows 7 64-bit migration woes, Labs' Jason Brooks considers the bumps he's encountered on his own journey to 64-bit on Ubuntu Linux.

Scientific Linux: A Distro For More Than Labs

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: Here's further proof there really is a Linux distribution for every need out there: Scientific Linux. The name alone should speak volumes about its intent and design, but as always there's more under the hood.

ZaReason's New Linux Netbook

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Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Cathy and Earl Malmrose founded ZaReason several years ago. ZaReason is a Linux OEM that has long intrigued me for a number of reasons: they encourage customers to open their boxes and tinker, they specialize in OEM Linux boxes, and they demonstrate that there is still room for independent shops in the rough-and-tumble world of computer retailing.

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