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50 Open Source Apps for Small Biz/Home Office

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Software

earthweb.com: When it comes to businesses using open source software, medium and large enterprises seem to get most of the press. However, small office/home office (SOHO) setups with 10 employees or less may see even greater benefit from switching to open source applications.

Gnome Shell… Meh

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Software

v00d00.net: Now with any major new release of GNOME you are going to get alot of “omg totally awesome new stuff in gnome!” posts. The real question is do you want it to do something new?

Making Linux Binaries Simple: Automate 'Em

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Linux
Software

informationweek.com/blog: If Linux doesn't change its attitude about prepackaged binary (read: closed source) software anytime soon, here's a suggestion: a generic software deployment system for Linux binaries.

Sharing Linux

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Linux

computerworld.com: Linux users aren't known for being party-animals either, Linux users do enjoy sharing information at a social gathering, and they don't need Microsoft to tell them tell how to throw a party.

Mozilla coders join Palm, apparently jabbing Apple

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Two prominent Web-based programming advocates have left Mozilla for Palm, arguing that the time has come to use browsers to bypass Apple's controlling role in mobile applications.

Apache Holds Steady in a Changing Web Server Landscape

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Software

computerworlduk.com: Once upon a time, the monthly Netcraft Web server survey was nice and boring. Regular as clockwork, it showed the complete dominance of Apache in this sector.

Are Schools Giving Students The Wrong Idea About Technology?

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OSS

itnewstoday.com: Students being taught proprietary systems exclusively will come out of school knowing only those particular systems. Where’s the versatility there? Who exactly would that benefit?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 322

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at HP Mini 110 Mi edition
  • News: Slackware adds KDE 3.5 to repository, Debian presents two new package management systems, Ubuntu and Mandriva announce Moblin-based systems for netbooks, Fedora community launches Fedora Mini
  • Released last week: Moblin 2.0, Absolute Linux 13.0.2
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.10 Beta, Ubuntu 10.04 release schedule
  • New distributions: KDuXP
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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OS
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: With these two popular free software operating systems both having major updates coming out at around the same time, we decided it warranted some early benchmarking.

First KDialogue Is Now Open

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: Today, the KDE Community Forums, in collaboration with "People Behind KDE", have launched a new initiative to give the community an opportunity to get to know each other a bit closer: KDialogue.

The size of the Gentoo tree

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Gentoo

blog.flameeyes.eu: You might have noticed that I started working on cleaning up the tree (before I had a few problems with my system, but that’s for another day). Some people wondered whether that’s really going to make much difference, so I wanted to take a look.

Buying Software in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: The new Ubuntu App Center is an interesting addition/replacement to the old Add/Remove Applications program and the complicated synaptic package manager. It promises to bring simplicity to installing new apps to Ubuntu.

today's odds & ends

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News
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #161
  • Mozilla developers move to Palm
  • 10 Open-Source Developments You Need To Know About
  • Learning to love vim
  • Linux Networking and the Intel Atom D945GCLF2
  • Power to the user
  • Xtra Ordinary OS Review: Better than Ubuntu

Ubuntu gets set to mark fifth birthday

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: The new kid on the GNU/Linux block is getting long in the tooth. In about three weeks, Ubuntu will be five years old.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add CryptKeeper for on-the-fly encrypted folders in Linux
  • Automatically Install Missing PPA GPG Keys With One Command
  • Howto: Manually assigning X authorisation for Debian superuser
  • Getting Drupal 7 (development snapshot) running on Ubuntu
  • Disabling SSH Tunneling
  • Squid Error : Name error: the domain name does not exist
  • Portable Ubuntu In Windows 7
  • Get Rid of Panel Shadow
  • Compilation of VLC on ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu Spelunkers Need Help

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Ubuntu

daniweb.com: his is the third entry in the continuing "cave dwellers" saga and their new lives with Ubuntu. Someone posted a comment on the previous cave dwellers entry about iTunes not working on Linux. What's a penguinista to do? Try WINE.

5 alternative image manipualtion apps for Linux newbies

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Software

sinaisix.blogspot: One of the drawbacks to most people who want to migrate to Linux is that it lacks some really good image manipulation applications. Below are five.

The C programming language and its importance

aplawrence.com: The C programming language is unique. It is special. It is small. It is great and it is filled with UNIX genius.

Gentoo Ten LiveDVD Testing

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: In honor of Gentoo's 10th birthday, we are producing a new livedvd! We need YOU to test it.

6 of the best media burners for Linux

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Software

techradar.com: Despite all the glitz, the same age-old tools are chugging away at the back-end, giving the front-end apps approximately equal powers. So, how do the various disc burning apps stack up against each other and which one should you trust with your data?

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