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KDE's ISO Delegate Votes Yes to Office Open XML

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KDE
Humor

dot.kde.org: Today our delegate voted yes to adopting the format as an international standard. "We have studied the standard hard and many changes have been made to it," said KDE's Supreme Leader Aaron Seigo "and following a $10,000 donation from an anonymous North American source we realised the market should decide the best formats to use, not technical bureaucrats".

Do we really want or need the crowds of Windows users moving over to Linux?

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Just talk

I'm sort of at a bit of a loss, as to why we need to emulate the Windows environment. for those of us who have managed to move our daily lives over to Linux, probably via numerous distros, i think i'm safe in saying, we are happy where we are at.

Dear Distros: Embrace USB Installs!!!

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Linux

groundstate.ca: A while ago I purchased a new laptop. BUT, it has no optical drive. Neither of my favorite distros runs 100% on it though, so I keep switching between them. Neither is embracing non-CD installs.

Richard Stallman, Live and Unplugged

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Linux
Interviews

earthweb.com: It’s almost 8 PM on a Tuesday night, and the lecture hall here at Virginia Tech University is filled nearly to capacity. The students – many of them computer science majors – have come to hear Richard Stallman, the grand forefather of GNU/Linux. The crowd is chatty and seems in a good mood.

Government Announces Penguin-Proof Firewall

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Linux
Humor

free-bees.co.uk: Today, government spokesman Uma Head made a startling announcement - that there were too many foreign operating systems in Britain today, and something needed to be done. She declared, "Over the past decade or so, we have seen an unprecedented rise in the choice of operating system, at the cost of our own native operating systems."

If the birthmark fits, Microsoft will wear it

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: As we approach Wednesday’s announcement on the ISO decision concerning Office Open XML, the format for Microsoft Word, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the process has been, well, Gorbachevian.

Also: *Is Microsoft really any more trustworthy?
* Microsoft Isn't Credible About Open Source
* When is a Standard Not a Standard?

Open Source will never be the same…

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OSS
Humor

edwink.devhd.com: Ongoing rumors say that the French government is soon going to announce the creation of a major actor in the world of software development that will group together the main French Open-Source companies.*

Linux Applications You Must Be Familiar With If You Plan on Landing a Linux Job

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Software

foogazi.com: Landing a Linux job really doesn’t have much to do with your school qualifications or what your resume says. With Linux, it’s all about experience. What you actually know will determine how far you get with a Linux job. If you’re looking to land a Linux job you must be familiar with these Linux applications or daemons.

Novell insists it’s winning the Linux wars

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SUSE

Dana Blankenhorn: In the third of a series of interviews by Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian (right) insisted his company is not being hurt by its association with Microsoft.

First look: Adobe AIR alpha unleashed for Linux

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Software

arstechnica.com: Adobe has announced today the public availability of an Adobe AIR alpha release for Linux. Although the alpha is not feature-complete, it is already capable of running some mainstream AIR applications and is robust enough to facilitate AIR development on the Linux platform.

ISO to announce Microsoft Open XML result Wednesday

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OSS

reuters.com: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) said it would reveal on Wednesday whether Microsoft had won the support needed to have its document format made into a global industry standard.

Hackers "open source" Vista

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Microsoft

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Microsoft reacted swiftly this morning to close down a site distributing the complete source code of its flagship Vista operating system -- but not before dozens of other sites had mirrored the code.

Report: Mozilla enterprise browser share hits 18 percent

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Moz/FF

Mary Jo Foley: On the same day that Mozilla is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Mozilla source code release, Forrester Research analysts have released a new study that shows that Firefox’s market share among business users has doubled in the past year, and is now at 18 percent.

Using your Linux box for volunteer computing

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Software

linux.com: You can do your part to help tackle such global issues as disease control and climate prediction simply by volunteering your computer's resources to solve complex computational problems. The concept, known as volunteer computing, benefits universities and research institutions around the world, who conduct projects that often have humanitarian goals.

Linux Wins The Security Showdown! Now What?

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: So now that Ubuntu Linux was "last man standing" in the PWN to OWN contest at CanSecWest, does this mean open source has it all over the competition when it comes to security? It can, and it ought to -- but it's not a guarantee. And we need to not think it is.

Microsoft's Great Besmirching

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: I have been covering Microsoft for over 25 years - I've even written a few books about Windows. During that time, I've developed a certain respect for a company that just doesn't give up, and whose ability to spin surpasses even that of politicians. It has finally gone further and attacked the system itself; in the process it has destroyed the credibility of the ISO, with serious knock-on consequences for the whole concept of open standards.

Also: As the Linux star rises, it seems the Microsoft star is falling

Setting up a nice looking KDE - For Beginners

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HowTos

planetoss.com: KDE is my preferred choice of desktop and every time I install a distribution I spend around an hour customizing it to my taste. Most of the distributions provide customized KDE but most of the customization go into the functional aspect of KDE.

Open Source Software Review: Dr. Divx

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Software

raiden.net: Periodically in my searching across the internet for better ways to do different things, especially large or cumbersome tasks, I stumble onto some of the most unlikely of programs. One of my most recent and intriguing finds is Dr. Divx, a video conversion tool that can transcode a wide range of formats into the divx format with great ease and quality.

New Zealand Votes No; Malaysia Tech Recommends Abstain: India Suggests; Australia Abstains

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OSS

groklaw.net: More news starting to come in. New Zealand votes No again. You cannot believe the pressure put on them to change the vote, but they did not, to their credit. Australia maintains the Abstain vote.

Splashtop “Instant On” motherboard

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Hardware

blogs.techrepublic.com: So I have had on my desk for about week now a sweet little ASUS laptop containing one of the new Splashtop motherboards. Don’t know what Splashtop is? Well Splashtop is a motherboard that contains, in the onboard memory, a special version of Linux (based on Small Linux - formerly tinyX) that runs right after the bios.

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