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Will the real monopolist please stand up?

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Mary Jo Foley: In this corner we have Chief Legal Officer for Google, with a statement warning that if Microsoft ends up buying Yahoo, it will be the end of openness and innovation on the Web. And in this corner General Counsel for Microsoft warning that a world without a MicroHoo will be a world without true competition on the Internet.

Also: Yahoo may consider Google alliance, source says

More Reasons Why Kubuntu is Good for KDE

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KDE First off, cheers to Jonathan for his great work with Kubuntu and KDE. Everyone should go read his reasons why Kubuntu is good for KDE. I’d also like to share some of my own comments about Kubuntu and KDE.

The Evolution of an Ubuntu EeePC

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Linux It’s officially been a week since I purchased an Asus EeePC. I’ve been reading a lot about them since they were released last year and now that I’ve got it setup and tweaked to my liking I’m very pleased with my purchase. Over the last week of usage, my EeePC has morphed and evolved quite a bit. on Ubuntu Gutsy: smooth as rabbit fur

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Software Most commercial support for Linux distributions still consists of monolithic installations, wrapped up with checksums to prevent you tampering with them, and installing themselves on your computer in whatever location and potentially harmful fashion they fancy. With’s client, I needn’t have worried.

Nautilus Replacements

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jatecblog: Personally, Nautilus is my file manager of choice. However, it is a little heavier then a plain file manager needs to be. If you have a lower-end setup, or want to squeeze out every drop of speed, you may want to consider an alternative.

Why Kubuntu is Good for KDE

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jriddell's blog: Tsk to marketing types who bring negatives tones to otherwise peaceful Planets. I like to walk cheerfully over the world so here's some top reasons why Kubuntu is good for KDE.

Linux Exploration…

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blog.dazedaboutdotcom: I’ve thought about doing this quite a lot but never actually got round to it but today I decided to finally go for it. I’ve heard some nightmare stories about the installation of some linux distributions. I really didn’t want all that hassle so imagine how pleased I was when I discovered that installing Ubuntu was an absolute dream!

Looking outside my Windows

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Linux Linux operating systems are like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get. And with so many varieties of Linux operating systems to choose from, finding the best for your agency can be a hassle. We reviewed four of the most popular Linux operating systems and judged them on ease of use and installation, performance, functionality and price.

Kernel Rate of Change

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Linux "I re-ran some statistics the other day on our kernel development rate. Turns out that as of 2.6.24-rc8 for the 2.6.24 kernel release we did: lines added per day, 4945; lines removed per day, 2006; lines modified per day, 1702."

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” alpha 4

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: For a while now I’ve been keeping a close eye on Ubuntu releases, and on Friday alpha 4 of Ubuntu 8.04, code-named Hardy Heron, was released - so I grabbed a copy and started playing with it!

Linux vs. Windows

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OS This is a non-biased and incomplete comparison of Linux and Windows. It can serve as an introduction to Linux for Windows users. I created it while learning about Linux as a sort of personal cheat-sheet. The topics are in no particular order.

Where Ubuntu Falls Short

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Ubuntu I’ve been using Ubuntu for a fairly long period of time. While the overall experience has been good, there have been a quite a few things that irritate me, and pretty much have convinced me that Linux is not ready for the average users desktop…. yet.

Creating Snapshot-Backups with FlyBack On Ubuntu 7.10

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FlyBack is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. From the FlyBack project page: "FlyBack is a snapshot-based backup tool based on rsync.

today's leftovers

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  • Weekend RadeonHD Reading

  • MiYahoo's future rests with open source and courage
  • Plasma tutorial video - online
  • Paul Murphy: About that Yahoo deal
  • New development on Screenlets
  • Ubuntu Wifi Management With WICD
  • Ubuntu Wireless
  • Who Needs The Goundhog? You've Got Liquid Weather!
  • Linux is tough!
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 4 Screenshots
  • Microsoft + Yahoo!: A sign that Microsoft's best days are past

The Linux community and its (future) problem

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fnmueller.wordpress: I just want to drop a line about what I believe to be the future biggest problems of the Linux community: > people who believe they have a clue but don’t (and who will misguide people in the process).

The Ubuntu Experience: Month One

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Ubuntu After seeing that seamonkey420 had taken the jump to Ubuntu, I decided to give it a try myself. Since I have been a Windows user forever, I made the commitment to utilize the OS for my day-to-day computing for at least a month.

GIT 1.5.4, "An Unusually Long Cycle"

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Linux "The latest feature release GIT 1.5.4 is available at the usual places," began Git maintainer Junio Hamano. He continued, "it has been an unusually long cycle. 5 months since the last feature release 1.5.3 was really a bit too long. But I hope it was worth waiting for. Thanks everybody for working hard to improve it."

Also: Git is the next Unix

MIT researchers fight gridlock with Linux

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Linux At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), researchers are testing a Linux-based automotive telematics system intended to reduce traffic congestion.

8 Reasons Ubuntu Aggravates Me

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Ubuntu I’ve been using Ubuntu Linux for close to 4 months now and, I’ve got to tell ya, it’s not something I want to use full time anymore. I’ve compiled a list of 8 things that aggravate me the most, not all of which are the fault of the Ubuntu team.

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Ubuntu and elementary

  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
  • AppCenter Spotlight: Beta Testers
    Over the past month we’ve been beta testing the new AppCenter with a number of developers, from elementary OS contributors to backers of our Indiegogo campaign. After testing out the submission process and getting some apps into the store (and seeing rapid updates!), I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the first apps.
  • elementary OS to get improved AppCenter, showing off a few new applications
    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.

Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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