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Where will Linux be in ten years time?

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Linux

it.toolbox.com/blogs: I have said it before and I will say it again. Linux is the fastest growing operating system that I know of. I do not mean in market share, it is a free (as in beer) operating system, although it is moving up in the marketplace pretty fast. I mean the actual operating system itself.

Linux is NOT a Crusade!

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Linux

bushweed.blogspot: After my article about Novell, i received at least one comment ( and more always come in ) which makes me really annoyed. Why do so many people treat Linux as a crusade?!?

Desktop Linux buy or rent and the home market

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: One important point about Paula’s story concerning IBM’s “Microsoft-free” Linux PC is that it’s a rental unit. What users get is a terminal.

Red Hat bucks the trend

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Linux

itwire.com: At a time when most companies are happy if the balance sheet does not show any red ink, Red Hat Linux has bucked the trend. Its stock price leapt 32 percent last week compared to that a year ago, during a week when technology stocks overall fell by 2.6 percent.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.1.

10 things Linux does better than OS X

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: OS X is heralded for its friendliness, but according to Jack Wallen, it falls short in many other respects. Find out why he says Linux is superior in everything from flexibility to portability to cost.

Forrester: 92 percent of enterprises look to open source for quality

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OSS

news.cnet.com: For anyone still stuck in the twentieth-century mindset that open source is just about Linux, or even solely about Linux and middleware like the JBoss application server, Forrester Research's new report, "Open Source Paves The Way For The Next Generation Of Enterprise IT," should be an eye opener.

xfmedia player for Ubuntu - bye bye Audacious

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Software

geekzone.co.nz: After a recent upgrade from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.10, which works really well for me, I discovered to my dismay that xmms is not in the repositories anymore. The prefered replacement now is 'audacious' which around 12% to 14% of my CPU.

Installing Programmes In Linux Vs. Windows: Which Is Easier?

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Software

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I don’t usually do follow ups. This one illustrates a point that I made in the previous post and it underscores the kind of thinking that I was referring to in my article and is worth singling it out. "What is hard about clicking on an exe?”

When Linux fails

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Linux

tuxdeluxe.org (Jeremy Allison): Recently I was able to visit the Ontario Linux Fest. I love shows like Ontario, as they're run by amateurs, not by professional show companies. Ian had gone to Africa as part of an organization called Geekcorps, dedicated to promoting IT use in developing nations.

A no-fly zone to protect Linux from patent trolls

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Linux

blogs.fortune.cnn.com: On Tuesday a consortium of technology companies, including IBM (IBM), will launch a new initiative designed to help shield the open-source software community from threats posed by companies or individuals holding dubious software patents and seeking payment for alleged infringements by open-source software products.

NimbleX Linux - 94% satisfaction

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: On the surface, NimbleX is another Linux distribution, shipping as a live CD, meant to be used primarily as a live CD, with the optional installation. It is based on Slackware and designed to fit under 256MB to allow it to be used from small USB thumb drives.

What’s Been Bugging you in Ubuntu 8.10?

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Ubuntu

tombuntu.com: When it’s about time for a new version of Ubuntu to arrive, usually I end up installing a late alpha or beta version before the final release. Recently I did get time to take a stab at working out some of the issues I have been having.

The future of climate change is in Linux's hands

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Linux

news.zdnet.com: The Millennium Simulations, an earth modeling venture at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, will allow scientists to model the changes in the world's climate over the last millennium as well as centuries into the future.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Moves Closer to Final Release with Beta 6

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Linux

mepis.org: In beta 6, the kernel has been updated to upstream version 2.6.27.7 and the extra drivers have been rebuilt for the new kernel. This kernel release fixes an error in the last release that resulted in the tg3 driver being disabled.

Review: Songbird 1.0

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Software

raiden.net: Songbird has been one of those media players that's been an enigma of sorts, a player that tries to be an all in everything player, an iTunes competitor, and so much more, and yet seemed to ultimately try to do too much, and yet succeed at too little. At least that was my impression of it in it's beta stages. Has that changed these days?

A Better Office .docx Converter

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OOo

oooninja.com: There's plenty of ways to convert Microsoft Office 2007 file formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx) to OpenOffice.org. Now OpenOffice.org 3.0 imports these Office OpenXML files natively, but natively doesn't mean a fluent translation.

The evolution of a new Ubuntu User

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Ubuntu

the-gay-bar.com: The new Linux Ubuntu user is not a rare species nowadays so it's time to spend some time studying that interesting creature. This case study will have a look at The Linux newb and his self-proclaimed "day-to-day log of my conversion from Windows to Linux".

Google OS gOS - if at first you don't succeed...

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: gOS, the brains trust behind the failed $200 Linux-based “gPC” at WalMart, has seen fit to throw the dice one more time, introducing an operating system called Cloud that lets your computer boot into a browser. I, for one, welcome this innovation. I've always been a fan of neutering the most versatile machine in human history, restricting its use to only a small subset of the intended functionality. Yeah, this one's a winner from the start.

Test Center preview: Fedora turns 10

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Linux

infoworld.com: There comes a point in the life of any hard-core Linux user when the idea of digging about to find yet another obscure piece of software, compiling the code, and integrating it into your daily routine just seems annoying, not compelling. This is where Fedora comes through. Red Hat's open source standard bearer and mineshaft canary is still everything to every Linux power user.

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