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GPL and BSD : impact

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zerias.blogspot: One of the many common newcomer questions to Open-Licensed software is why there is such hostility between the supports of Linux, and the supports of the various BSD's. So, what's the big deal?

Penguin-powered UML modeling

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Software With speculation building that Microsoft will bring Windows 7 forward by a year, ostensibly to staunch the loss of the Vista weary and Vistaphobes to alternative operating systems, now is a good time to look at the state of development tools for Linux.

Fluendo Updates their Codec Packs

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Although not yet noted on the Fluendo News page, customers who have previously purchased codec packs from Fluendo are receiving an email regarding updates.

MiniMe, a Bite of PCLinuxOS 2008

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junauza.blogspot: MiniMe as the name implies, is a stripped-down version of PCLinuxOS. It serves as a foretaste of what has yet to come since the development of PCLinuxOS 2008 is still underway. Nevertheless, MiniMe is pretty much functional and can be installed and used as a complete desktop operating system.

CLI audio players for Linux

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Software What would life be without music? Given the proper codecs, in Linux you can play almost any digital audio format. Linux has many graphical applications that can do the job, such as Amarok, Rhythmbox, Audacious, and XMMS, all of which provide an intuitive user interface, playlist sorting, and various other options. But what if you want low resource usage so you can play tunes on aging hardware? Here are some alternative players for the Linux command line.

How the ASUS EeePC showed me I was wrong about Linux

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Linux Until recently I thought Linux was just the domain of enthusiasts and cost-conscious corporates, who for whatever reason, wanted an alternative to Windows. However, after purchasing a ASUS EeePC I’ve realised that I was wrong, very wrong.

today's leftovers & shorts

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  • Nokia/Trolltech: little impact expected on open source

  • Audacious - Lightweight Music Player for Ubuntu
  • Linux talkfest kicks off in Melbourne
  • MakeHuman - half a thought left over from yesterday's post
  • Firefox 3 beta 3 code freeze tomorrow
  • Astha launches Linux distribution
  • Diary of a bug (and fix!) for the XO laptop
  • Is MySQL's Fate the Future of Open Source?
  • Fast Address book for your Desktop
  • The GIMP and thin clients
  • Birmingham, AL totally confused by OLPC purchase
  • Open Source Funding Signals CMS Shakeup
  • Linux kernel update offered
  • Wixi — A Desktop Wiki
  • Bookmark Sync and Sort: Bookmarks synchronisation with privacy
  • If it “ain’t” broke…
  • Review of KDE for Windows Installer

The Red Hat Community Architecture team

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Linux Outgoing Fedora leader Max Spevack has sent out a somewhat indirect announcement for the creation of the Red Hat Community Architecture Team, which is intended to help strengthen Red Hat's position within the community.

an ubuntu retrospective in wallpaper

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kmandla.wordpress: A week ago, maybe a little longer, there was a thread on the forums asking for the wallpaper that came with Dapper. Each release usually has its own wallpaper. So I raked through the old releases for each version — Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu — and plucked out the wallpaper that came in each one.

Each one, make one - the distro debate

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Linux Jonathan Oxer, the president of Linux Australia, is a brave man. Few people other than him would have even tried to bring together those who pledge allegiance to different Linux distributions - and within the framework of a conference at that.

Slackware is king!

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troy-at-kde.livejournal: At the recent KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, California, members of the open source community at large were invited to attend to partake in the celebrations surrounding KDE 4.0.0's release. There were many attendees from around the world, but the real surprise came when we counted those that were representing the distros.

Lenovo enters the server market, keeps quiet about Linux

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Linux I recently learned the news that Lenovo is entering the server market outside China. As the editor of Free Software Magazine, the first question that came to mind was: “Will they run Linux?”. To my surprise, the answer was nowhere to be found.

23,000 Linux PCs forge education revolution in Philippines

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Linux Providing high school students with PCs is seen as a first step to preparing them for a technology-literate future, but in the Philippines many schools cannot afford to provide computing facilities so after a successful deployment of 13,000 Fedora Linux systems from a government grant, plans are underway to roll out another 10,000 based on Ubuntu.

Kubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) on Dell Inspiron 600m

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Ubuntu Last week I said that I will try Gutsy on Dell Inspiron 600m that is sitting here in the office. When I booted it with Kubuntu Dapper I was really impressed that almost everything worked out of the box. I was wondering if running Gutsy will be an improvement or a downgrade with respect to hardware support. Naturally I was hoping for the former.

Extinguish communication blues with OpenFire

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Software Many companies consider instant messaging to be a distraction, but IM can be an effective communication tool if used properly. OpenFire is an open source enterprise IM server that has lots of features to streamline communication within an enterprise.

Updates, Beautiful Updates

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Software There's a lot of news coming out of the Linux audio world these days. 2008 is off to a fine start for the world of Linux sound and music software, so this week's story is straight reporting from Studio Dave, with breaking news from various points on the Linux audio compass.

Ubuntu's Buggy Support for non-ext3fs Partitions

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Ubuntu For the past several months, our support forums have been plagued on and off with a number of weird and inexplicable failed attempts at installing Ubuntu by many users. We've finally pinned down the cause of the problem, and it isn't pretty.

Also: Ubuntu hardy alpha 4 release coming January 31

A quick look at some current distribution releases

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blogbeebe.blogspot: It's mid-winter and the start of a new year. While the weather is mild here in central Florida it's still been cloudy and rainy, so I've spent a some time downloading ISOs and booting them just to see what's available.

Reiser Attorney Seeks Mistrial

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Reiser Defense attorney William Du Bois has filed papers asking for a mistrial on the grounds that Judge Larry Goodman improperly -- in open court -- strenuously rebuked Du Bois last month.

Is Linux growth momentum slowing?

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Linux Linux seems to have hit a plateau. Fluctuations in shipment and revenue in Linux based servers in the last few years have caused some commentators to speculate that the young operating system has reached some kind of comparative brick wall in the market.

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