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Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 1: Kicking the Tires

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Linux

LinuxInsider: Running Microsoft or Apple's Mac OS X gives users about the same amount of flexibility as was offered to early car buyers. They could drive any kind of car they wanted, as long as it was a Model T and as long as it was black.

Open source and the corporate elephant

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OSS

LinuxWorld: More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.

Also: Ground swell in favour of open source

Mandriva Flash 2008: Bigger and better

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MDV

linux.com: Mandriva is the only Linux maker that offers a version of its distribution packaged with and designed to run off a USB stick. True, you can install virtually any Linux distro onto an external USB device, but Mandriva Flash 2008 offers you a complete solution, including a USB stick with pre-installed version of Mandriva Linux and a CD containing a few useful tools. It's a worthwhile package, though not without room for improvement.

Interoperability: The end users’ biggest fear about open-source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: The Open Solutions Alliance, a non-profit group backed by a number of commercial open-source suppliers has found that found interoperability is a foremost concern among open-source-software customers.

Linux great, for iTunes-free ‘apostles’

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Linux

yaledailynews.com: Unfortunately, many often bespectacled and shaggy-haired Linux enthusiasts have been steeped in the medicine of free software for too long. Often times these self-titled “apostles” simply come off to the general public as zealots. While Linux may work brilliantly for them, most open software will still present roadblocks to the casual user.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Results From openSUSE Contributor Survey

  • Open source to help defend human rights
  • Bringing one SimCity per child to the OLPC
  • China's Linux desktop market booms
  • The Future of Linux: An Interview with Kim Brebach
  • High-Def On Linux: Hurry Up And Wait
  • Moving From Mac to Ubuntu
  • Open source in the US Department of Defense: the Opticks story
  • Ministry of Justice, Open Source discussion paper
  • First Look GoblinX Micro 2.6

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Encrypt your /home this Christmas: part three

  • Tech Tip: Keyword Search in Firefox
  • A Couple of GDB Tricks
  • How to edit your GRUB settings with QGRUBEditor
  • Mounting Samba Shares
  • Yet another guide for Compiz - ATI - Ubuntu Gutsy

The Greatest Linux Innovations Of 2007

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Linux

phoronix: The year is winding down and while we have a lot to look forward to next year, what were the greatest Linux innovations of this year? We have comprised a list of what we believe are the greatest Linux innovations of 2007 along with our reasoning behind these decisions.

Eee PC's sales success drawing a crowd

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Sales of Asustek Computer's Eee PC have soared in its first few months on the market, but success may be its undoing. Rivals are already developing products to compete with the low-cost laptop PC, market researcher Gartner says.

KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 2

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the second release candidate for KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks the last mile on the road to KDE 4.0.

Prosecutor Fixated on Disproving Hans Reiser's Defense

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Reiser

wired: The Hans Reiser murder trial slogged through its second day of Week 5 on Tuesday as the prosecution put on two witnesses in an ongoing bid to convince jurors that the Linux programmer's wife, Nina Reiser, was killed and did not vanish as the husband claims.

Red Hat delays new software for PCs until January

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Linux

reuters: Red Hat Inc has postponed until January the launch of a new Linux software product for personal computers that would directly compete with Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system.

Microsoft and Linux

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OS

aplawrence.com: We've all heard Microsoft's sabre rattling about copyright and patent violations. For the most part, I haven't changed my mind about any of this: it worries me a little, but on the other hand there's just too much momentum behind Linux. It's possible that Microsoft could damage commercial Linux, but they risk a backlash that they really can't afford right now.

Paldo melds source-based and binary in one distro

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Linux

linux.com: Paldo Linux is a cross between a source-based and binary distribution. It installs as a binary system to provide a quick and easy desktop. Once it's running, users can either build packages from source as they would with Gentoo, or install binary packages, as is common with Debian, openSUSE, or Mandriva.

Firefox 3 security looks promising, testers say

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Moz/FF

techtarget.com: Mozilla promises big security strides in the upcoming release of Firefox 3, including access to a Google's database of malware-laced Web sites and a warning system that will alert users who are about to visit them. IT security professionals who have experimented with the latest beta say tweaks are needed but that the overall changes look promising.

Also: Firefox 3 Beta 2 expected in late December

Use OpenOffice.org online with Ulteo

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OOo

ulteo.com: The latest version of OpenOffice.org is now available using a browser with a single click of a mouse, with no download or installation process ('no install') of the productivity suite required. This new service by Ulteo offers many benefits for users of the productivity suite.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Upload Images to Flickr and Picasaweb from GIMP with Publishr

  • How to get YouTube working in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Nagios Network Monitoring System Setup in Ubuntu
  • Monitoring Servers,Network Devices with Opmanager
  • Configuring Linux using a GUI

Frugalware 0.7 Review

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Linux

Frugalware has a mission, and a really good mission. It works just great out of the box. There are a few hick-ups (like the installer bug and some minor crashes) but Frugalware is very well on track. It looks awesome, maybe a trend-setter in look-and-feel for linux. This is a distribution to look for in coming time.

A Mac like dock for your Linux desktop

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Software

rangle.wordpress: That fancy row of icons at the bottom of the Mac OS X desktop is pretty good, you have to admit. Hence the multitude of copy-cats. With advances in 3D desktop support, Avant Window Navigator (AWN) has stepped up, and is beginning to mark its territory, all over the OS X dock.

What Will and Won't Be Discussed at February's BRM on MSOOXML

groklaw: Alex Brown has now written up a FAQ on the ballot resolution meeting scheduled for February over MSOOXML, "Frequently Asked Questions regarding DIS-29500 Ballot Resolution Meeting", over which he will preside. Here's what will and won't be discussed:

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