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KGB Says: The Best Linux is Ubuntu or Fedora

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Linux Last night while watching my usual list of recorded television programs, I saw a commercial for KGB, the company that begs you to text them with your questions. I posed the following question using her cell phone: "Which Linux distribution is the best for new users?"

IBM’s Open Source Patent Pledge

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OSS To get to the bottom of things I contacted Dan Frye, VP of Open Systems Development at IBM and member of the Linux Foundations board of directors, to “say it wasn’t so.” Fortunately all of us can breathe easy - IBM remains true to their word. Here is the note I received from Dan which is very clear:

Hidden Linux : KSnapshot

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Software KSnapshot is KDE's in-built screenshot grabber. Just hit the PrtScr key and you can save a screenshot in a wide range of formats.

The Best New User Distribution is not Necessarily Ubuntu

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Linux For some time now I have watched Canonical grab headlines touting its ‘buntu releases, such as Ubuntu and Kubuntu, as “newbie” friendly. Much of the IT press goes along with this marketing scheme. But, is Ubuntu truly the “best” new user distribution?

Free Software is not only GNU

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OSS I don’t try to hide the fact that I think that FSF’s continuous stress over “GNU/Linux” is a huge ego stroke toward GNU that tries to deny that there is other Free Software beside GNU.

Purported hack brings Linux back to the PS3

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Linux Sony PlayStation 3 owners who lost the option to install alternate operating systems (like Linux) with last week's 3.21 firmware update have a new glimmer of hope. Hacker George Hotz (a.k.a Geohot) has released a video of a new hack that promises to bring the option back.

The post open-source world (already here?)

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  • The post open-source world (already here?)
  • Is the Desktop Becoming Legacy?

Ubuntu Changes Mind, Ditches Yahoo! Reinstates Google

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  • Follow up to Default Search Provider Changes for 10.04
  • Ubuntu Claims 12 Million Users as Lucid Linux Desktop Nears
  • Dell’s Ubuntu Linux Strategy Extends to China
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Review = bleh.
  • kqemu and Ubuntu

Learn how to invoke Linux kernel function system calls

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Take advantage of Linux Kernel API system calls

6 Linux Music Players To Replace Songbird

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Software If you’re among the huddled masses abandoned by Songbird and looking for a new home, here’s a round-up of your best linux music player options.

Kernel Log: Graphics drivers and Mesa3D updated, four new stable kernels

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Linux Almost simultaneously with the first series 1.8 X Server, the developers have also updated Mesa3D and various drivers. Four new stable kernels offer bug fixes and minor improvements.

Ubuntu considering critical bugs an "invalid" bug?

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justimho.blogspot: They have a script in upstart which is not meant to be run manually and if you do it will erase your whole file system. Additionally it seems that the fact that you shall not run that script is not communicated anywhere.

Can Professors Teach Open Source?

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OSS At, we think so, and we wrote a book to help. The following excerpt comes from the Foreword of our new textbook, Practical Open Source Software Exploration, which is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0. I

Anatomy of a .desktop File

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linuxcritic.wordpress: One of the beautiful things about Linux is that developers tend to be conscientious about the use of technical standards. The standard for “desktop entries” is still technically a draft, but is generally accepted by the larger X community.

gEdit and Leafpad Make a Good Text-Editing Team

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Software It's no longer a hard-copy world, and most writing tasks don't require all the bells and whistles in heavyweight word processing programs. Text editors are a much more nimble choice. However, not all text editors are alike.

Proprietary Licenses Are Even Worse Than They Look

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OSS There are lots of evil things that proprietary software companies might do. Companies put their own profit above the rights and freedoms of their users, and to that end, much that can be done that subjugates users.

VC funding for OSS-related vendors in 2009

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OSS The latest report from the 451 Group’s CAOS (commercial adoption of open source) practice is now available, presenting an analysis of venture capital funding for open source software-related vendors in 2009.

Is Oracle Quietly Killing OpenOffice?

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OOo Many are wondering what is going to happen to the many Sun projects, with the Java stream being probably the only thing not in some cloud of possible excision from living efforts.

How 10 Popular Linux Distro Sites Looked When they Launched

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Web This is how some of the popular Linux distro websites looked like when they launched initially. Thanks to the for all the screenshots. Redhat website looked pretty decent for a 1996 website. Which one of these websites did you like?

What's the best lightweight Linux distro?

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Linux There are plenty of reasons for wanting a low-resource distro running on your computer. The important things that we'll look at here are the amount of space needed, how much processing power is required to get the distro running at an acceptable level, and the effort required to get it to work.

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