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10 Reasons to use Linux for Enterprise Business

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Linux

blog.taragana.com: For a year now the information technology sector has been suffering under the global economic recession. At this juncture, setting up a network system for any organization could be highly expensive. Linux is an open source OS and edges over it arch rival Windows in several instances when it comes to business.

Switching to Linux: A Windows developer’s view

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Linux

anteru.net: A few weeks ago, I switched my development environment from Windows to Linux, on a project which was developed so far on Windows only. In this post, I want to describe the issues that brought me to this switch.

Dreaming Again with One Laptop Per Child

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: Recently I stumbled upon this article "One Laptop Per Child - The Dream is Over". Short sentences and big conclusions. A fatalistic view of OLPC. The dream is over? Great. Welcome to reality, and the reality is that many people from the OLPC community are contributing with nice results.

Ubuntu help: Finding answers fast

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Ubuntu

itworld.com: Thankfully for Ubuntu users who need a bit of help, there is a wealth of knowledge easily available. Beginning with the installed help files, you can also turn to the wiki, the Ubuntu forums and, lastly, the greater Internet.

Reduce Linux power consumption

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Linux

Meet all the power-efficiency tuning components for Linux

CrunchEee — the netbook Linux for snobs

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OS

CrunchEee comes with the custom Array.org kernel built-in, so WPA-encypted WiFi and the unique ad-hoc connection of Joikuspot are supported on start-up. There’s also an Eee-specific panel that lets you manage Bluetooth connections, your webcam and also gives you some performance presets for your Asus machine.

LFS, Gentoo or XYZ distribution. Which one for you?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: The term Linux is confusing to many people. They will hear of it, understand that it is an operating system and then, when they look for more information, they are bombarded with so many choices they don't know what to do.

Ubuntu 9.10 Home Encryption Performance

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: The home encryption feature ended up being disabled in Ubuntu 9.04 unless a special boot parameter was used, but it has now reappeared in Ubuntu 9.10.

Open source – no question of quality

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OSS

omputerworlduk.com: I am probably biting off more than I can chew, within a brief blog post here. But, I wanted to capture a couple of points relative to the notion of the quality of open source software (OSS).

None leading Linux kernel development

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Linux

blogs.the451group: After reading the latest update on Linux kernel development, highlighted by 451 Group colleague Dan Kusnetzky, I have a few observations to share.

Miguel snuggles closer to Microsoft

itwire.com: Over the past week, a couple of events have served to highlight the extent to which Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza is helping Microsoft to implement its strategy of curbing the growth of free and open source software.

Ubuntu Artwork team starts delivering - Four cool themes and two icon sets

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Ubuntu

ubuntumanual.org: Ubuntu Artwork team finally starts delivering. Although Ubuntu have been the most popular distro for a pretty long time now, it really need to put in a lot of work on enhancing look and feel. That is all going to change now.

Surfing The Forge: Sound & MIDI Projects On SourceForge

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Software

linuxjournal.com: SourceForge is one of those long-lived services that have remained relevant to my searches for new and interesting sound and music applications, so I decided to surf the Forge to find recent and maybe some not-so-recent developments in the world of Linux audio.

todays' leftovers:

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  • 10 important Security and privacy addons for Firefox
  • What would it take for you to switch to Linux?
  • The Netbook World Summit, a major IT event
  • ClearFoundation Unveils ClearOS 5.1
  • Launchpad Bug Filing Changes for Ubuntu
  • A Skeptical Look At The Linux Server Botnet
  • Linux-ready Linutop mini-PC powers up
  • Oracle *could* kill off MySQL as a commercial product, but probably won’t
  • libzypp-6.16.0: Download policies for commit
  • SFLC: Episode 0x16: Documentation Licensing and the Google Books Settlement Objection
  • Run Evernote in Ubuntu Linux with Wine
  • Preview of LinuxCon 2009
  • The Apache Software Foundation to Host Most Extensive Conference Program to Date
  • OOo4Kids, um OpenOffice para crianças
  • LCA2010 Schedule is now available

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • X11 forwarding a chroot
  • HOWTO: Adding items in LXDE menu
  • Searching Ubuntu filesystem with (m)locate
  • Episode #60: Proper Attribution
  • Getting your Windows 7 fix in Linux with VirtualBox
  • Recover a Non-booting Linux System
  • gt5: Disk Usage Browser for Ubuntu Linux
  • How to find out the version (release) of the ubuntu (debian)
  • Find last modified files on a filesystem
  • Mysql Access Problems
  • GNOME Hotkeys
  • Install the latest version of Wine in Ubuntu the easy way
  • Spotify on Ubuntu

I Feel the Need for Speed: Linux File System Throughput Performance

linux-mag.com: While metadata performance is important, another critical metric for measuring file systems is throughput. We put three Linux file systems their paces with IOzone.

Great Blender Tutorial

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: The web, and the Blender.org site both abound with Blender tutorials, and the free online book "Blender Basics" is a good place to start learning the application, but Free Software Magazine alerted me to what may be the best free way to master Blender of all: Tufts University's Blender 3D Design online class.

KOffice 2.1 Beta 2 Released

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kdenews.org: The KOffice team today announced the second beta of the upcoming 2.1 release. The KOffice community has now switched from adding new features to only fix the remaining bugs, and that is obvious from this release.

10 great looking Ubuntu wallpapers

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Ubuntu

learningubuntu.com: Welcome to the first ever LU wallpaper release! Every month we will list 10 good looking Ubuntu wallpapers for everyone to enjoy and share.

Google Chrome 3.0 Sees Stable Release

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eweek.com: Google's Chrome team released a new stable build of the Web browser that boasts the speed bumps and features the company introduced in its 3.0.195.4 beta release last month.

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