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Do Linux users pay a "Microsoft tax?"

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blogs.computerworld: Steve Ballmer recently caught flack for essentially saying that Apple users pay an Apple tax of $500 for buying Macs compared to PCs. Does that mean that Linux users are forced to pay a Microsoft tax every time they buy a PC with Microsoft software on it?

Getting Rid of Nasty Flash Cookies on Linux

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linuxplanet.com: Flash cookies are the secret nasties of using the Flash player on any platform. These are somewhat like the ordinary HTTP cookies that Web sites infest on our systems. Some HTTP cookies have useful purpose, but the majority of HTTP cookies are tracking cookies.

OpenGL 3.1 Released Plus New Audio Standard

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phoronix.com: Nine months ago the Khronos Group released the specification to OpenGL 3.0. OpenGL 3.0 brought version 1.30 of the GL Shading Language, the introduction of Vertex Array Objects, texture arrays, more flexible frame-buffer objects, and a number of other graphical features.

Linux 2.6.29

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Next GNOME Foundation Elections

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vuntz.net: I's time for people to start thinking hard if they want to run for the elections. People usually don't think they can run for the elections; maybe they feel they're not involved enough in GNOME, or they don't feel like they are able to help, or there's some other random reason to not run.

Choosing Your Window Manager and Desktop Environment

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maximumpc.com: The Linux graphical user interface (GUI) system may be very different from what you are used to if you are coming from a Windows or Mac OS X background. This guide will help you to choose a window manager/desktop environment by introducing you to several of them and addressing their strengths and weaknesses.

Chrome for Linux may shake up Firefox

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mybroadband.co.za: Linux users can now get an early taste of Google's Chrome browser through the Chromium project. Although not an official Chrome release Chromium is an open source project on which the official Chrome browser is based.

Creative Labs Continues To Shaft Linux

phoronix.com: It has been a while since last mentioning the Creative X-Fi sound cards at Phoronix, but it's not because the Linux support is all nice and working now that Creative open-sourced their X-Fi driver, but rather things have stalled.

The First Linux Botnet

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eweek.com: It never made sense that you could make a botnet out of Linux desktop users, but the people who built psyb0t knew its users don't pay attention to it.

Linux versus Windows - the truth

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

devoracles.com: Oh, here we go, yet another “is Linux better than windows”. The internet is full of this discussion, but sick of reading biased opinions I thought it was time to make an unbiased one!

GoblinX Releases G:Mini 3.0.rc01

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The GoblinX Project just announced the release of the G:Mini 3.0.rc01 (2.9.90).

A Short Introduction To Apt-Pinning

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This article is a short overview of how to use apt-pinning on Debian and Debian-based distributions (like Ubuntu). Apt-Pinning allows you to use multiple releases (e.g. stable, testing, and unstable) on your system and to specify when to install a package from which release.

Inside Microsoft's landmark Novell deal

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SUSE

news.cnet.com: Just two days before Microsoft and Novell signed a controversial deal in 2006, the two sides still hadn't figured out a way to make peace over Linux without violating the licensing terms that govern the open-source operating system.

Taking your first Linux baby steps

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examiner.com: There is a wide range of distros for just about every conceivable purpose. Linux Mint is built to be very user friendly. It comes with great software for just about any task, codecs for multimedia enjoyments, and browser plugins for full Web participation.

Zenwalk 6.0: Not Quite Ready

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itnewstoday.com: In this Ubuntu world, distributions such as Zenwalk go relatively unnoticed, yet offer great features to those that know about them.

Test-Driving KDE 4

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KDE

workswithu.com: For three years, I’ve been a happy Gnome user. I’m still a happy Gnome user, but I’ve heard some buzz about KDE 4 lately and figured I’d give it a try.

How-To: Compile and Install VLC 0.9.8 from Source in Debian Lenny

VLC (VideoLAN Client) is one of the most popular video players on Linux, together with players like SMPlayer or Kaffeine. It plays many audio and video formats (including Xvid, DivX, H.264, Theora, WMV, Real Video, Ogg, MP3, FLAC, APE, AC3, WAV) together with DVDs and DVD ISO images.

today's leftovers:

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  • SLED 11: Lots of Tech but Short on Polish

  • Stretch your family's budget with Linux
  • Bundling libraries: the curse of the ancients
  • Linux Distributions Reducing Boot Time
  • Eric S. Raymond speaks heresy.
  • FOSS: Understanding FOSS Visual Guide
  • Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst to Deliver Keynote Address at OSBC
  • K3b 2.0 coming to KDE4 mid-2009, Qt forked for port
  • Mounting your Encrypted Home from a Jaunty LiveCD
  • Why TomTom is the new SCO
  • OpenOffice gets Non-linear Solver
  • The magic word driving Microsoft open source strategy
  • Commercial open source, the future state
  • Gallium3D: TGSI IR, OpenCL, LLVM Work Ahead
  • Microsoft Says “Make Web Not War”
  • Why People Like Open Source Software
  • Practicing Fractions with KBruch on Ubuntu Linux
  • KStars gets moons for Saturn!
  • Learning About Geometry with Kig on Ubuntu
  • The Rise of Netbooks and Other Small Form-Factor PCs
  • Radeon Driver Rewrite Only Has A Few Things Left

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How-To: Install Wesnoth 1.6 from Source in Debian and Ubuntu

  • How To Install Aptana Studio In Ubuntu
  • Getting Amazon MP3 downloads in CrunchBang Linux
  • Windows cannot connect to the domain…
  • How to Import Outlook Mails from Windows to Thunderbird in Linux?
  • How to recover deleted pictures and Video files
  • Easily Convert Lossless WMA to Ogg Vorbis
  • Subversion repositories configuration on OpenSuse
  • Converting Disk images
  • bzip2 ssh copy and machine power off
  • How to mirror an internet audio stream (using Icecast)
  • Converting Subversion repositories to Git
  • Memory Allocation Problems on Xen Server & Fix
  • How to Enable UXA at Ubuntu Jaunty
  • solution of blank screen problem in ubuntu 8.10
  • Less Colors For Man Pages
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