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PC-BSD 7.1.1 Quick Review

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BSD

pcmech.com: I downloaded the latest version of PC-BSD. This is not a Linux distribution. As the title of the OS says in plain view, it’s a BSD based UNIX. In this instance, FreeBSD based.

OL&T Migrates To Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Linux

efytimes.com: After a smooth migration to Red Hat on Intel solutions, OL&T immediately recognised cost savings, scalability and performance benefits.

Linux geeks, New Zealand beckons

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Linux

itwire.com: A husband-wife team is in the driver's seat for the 11th Australian national Linux conference which kicks off in Wellington, New Zealand, on January 18 next year.

Panasonic, NEC unveil 9 new Linux phones

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Sci/Tech

reuters.com: Panasonic Corp and NEC Corp unveiled nine new cell phone models on Tuesday that run the open-source LiMo operating system, wireless Linux group LiMo said.

Avant Window Navigator for Ubuntu Linux

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Software
HowTos

howtogeek.com: Avant Window Navigator (AWN) is an application launcher and dock which would redefine your Linux experience. The good part is it’s highly customizable and hence will fit perfectly well with your Ubuntu theme. Let’s see how to install and customize AWN.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • UK Government ditches Microsoft's Cloud in favour of Open Source?

  • Microsoft's magnificent 7 open source options
  • Why we like Linux desktops
  • Arch Linux 2009.08 Released
  • Arch 2009.08 images
  • Cosmetic surgery you can be proud of (Fedora Site)
  • Another Gaming Addiction
  • OSS Could Be the Key in Leveling Stock Market Playing Field
  • Okular PDF Gem
  • Enlightment is Coming to openSUSE
  • Swiss Government has Microsoft Dependency
  • Book Review: Learning Unix
  • The Future Is (Selective) Open
  • Chumby: Open-Source, Internet-enabled gadget
  • Open source needs a Nintendo to compete with Microsoft Office
  • Introducing Android
  • Microsoft vs. Linux: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em?
  • Canadians: Please make your voice heard today on copyright law
  • Open Source for America: A resource for the Gov2.0 CTO
  • Sun To Stop Solaris Express Community Edition
  • International Mozilla Store Back Online
  • Open Source ‘Twitter’ Could Fend Off the Next Twitpocalypse
  • VMware buys SpringSource
  • Kubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3 Netbook Edition Demo

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Mandriva Linux

  • 5 Opera Tips and Tricks
  • How to Run 32-bit Apps in 64-bit Linux
  • Queries in OpenOfice.org Mail Merge
  • Automatic host installation using Viper
  • GTK+2: Let the Application Follow You
  • Network manager and iwl3945 not showing network
  • How to use Virtual Machine Manager on Fedora 11
  • Installing Fonts On Linux Made Easy
  • Gentoo on a Samsung NC10

Linux distributions: preliminary round

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Linux

blog.vivian-lee.net: Yesterday I continued my search for a new Linux distributions by burning a ton of LiveCDs to try out many popular distros. After playing around with most of them for an hour or two (and installing some), here is the verdict:

Is Ubuntu killing content?

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Ubuntu

indlovu.bundublog: Much has been said about the so-called “user-experience” in Ubuntu, which drastically needs to be improved if it is to compete with mainstream operating systems like OSX and Windows. It’s a nefarious term and depends upon how one defines “user” and what kind of “experience” the user requires.

From Windows to Linux... Is it that hard to adapt?

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Linux

racerraul.blogspot: Many people feel that making the switch to Linux is difficult. And in all honesty it does require a bit of effort and willingness to adapt to a new Operating System and its applications. But in reality, it is no more difficult than learning to use a computer for the 1st time.

Open-source users revolt over OpenOffice.org's ribbon-esque UI

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OOo

computerworld.com: The open-source faithful are lambasting a proposed overhaul of OpenOffice.org's user interface, with critics saying it would "ape" Microsoft Office's controversial Ribbon layout.

Firefox 3.6 on November, focus on Personas and responsiveness

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Namoroka roadmap has been updated and it shows the focus will be on making it feel snappier when performing some common tasks like opening a new tab, launching Firefox, scrolling a web page, getting autocomplete and location bar suggestions, etc.

Intel GMA500 (Poulsbo) driver repository available for Fedora 11

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Linux
Hardware

Adam Williamson has made available a repository containing a full set of packages to install the driver for Intel Poulsbo (GMA500) graphics chipsets (found in the Dell Mini 12, Sony Vaio P and other systems) on Fedora 11.

Linux Mint 7 Love

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Linux

internetling.com: I heard about Linux Mint numerous times and even tried out a few releases. The major “selling” point of Mint is its main focus: to provide a ready-to-go, user-friendly desktop.

Does GPL still matter?

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OSS

infoworld.com: Jeff Haynie reached a crossroads last summer. Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator, a firm that develops open source cross-platform application development software, made a decision filled with implications for his company's future. That decision: to toss away his upcoming product's Gnu General Public License (GPL), the best-known and most popular free software license, in favor of what he viewed as a more business-friendly alternative.

OCZ Agility SATA 2.0 SSD 120GB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: OCZ Technology has introduced the Agility SATA 2.0 Solid-State Drives. The Agility is designed to fill OCZ's mainstream SSD offerings with models up to 120GB in size, MLC flash memory, 64MB cache, and slightly better prices. In this review we are testing out the OCZ Agility 120GB Serial ATA 2.0 SSD under Ubuntu Linux.

Firefox: Hearing Chromium’s Footsteps

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox: Hearing Chromium’s Footsteps

  • 10 must-have Firefox extensions

techiemoe rants:

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Linux
  • Sabayon 4.2 - I see a Gentoo and I want to paint it black

  • SAM Linux 2009 - Green desktops and ham
  • Kongoni Linux - Not from Kenya

PCLinuxOS 2009.2 Review

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PCLOS

After running into Problems with Mandriva 2009.1 with my sound cutting out and making static sounds and sometimes not working at all I decided to give PCLinuxOS a try.

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  • FreeType Improvements For The Adobe Engine
    With FreeType 2.8.1 having been released last week, a lot of new code landed in the early hours of today to its Git repository. The code landed includes the work done this summer by Ewald Hew for Google Summer of Code (GSoC 17) adding support for Type 1 fonts to the Adobe CFF engine. Type 1 is an older, less maintained font format.
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  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
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