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Story 7 Things We Expect from Ubuntu in 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 9:35am
Story Revisited: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" KDE + Xfce Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 2:29am
Story Why do Windows journalists have to trash Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 2:24am
Story GNOME Software App Adds Ardour to the Featured List Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 2:14am
Story New Google Chrome 32 Release Fixes Mouse Pointer and Quicktime Issues Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 2:08am
Story Ubuntu 13.04 Is No Longer Supported, Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 Now Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 2:04am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2014 - 1:16am
Story What's the best thing about being an open source community manager? Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 5:26pm
Story GCC, LLVM, Copyleft, Companies, and Non-Profits Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 5:20pm
Story Android ends 2013 on a high note Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2014 - 5:19pm

An Open Source Nightmare: What If It Ain't 'Open' No More?

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Serdar Yegulalp: Folks in the open source community have nightmares about open source products becoming closed source properties. That's nightmarish, to be sure, but I have to ask how much of the nightmare is not wholly real.

Why Are People So Crazy About Linux?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: You see it all the time, a "product" that has a tiny percentage of the desktop market, and yet it's popularity is so evident. I'm not going to get into my thoughts on the future of Linux on the desktop, or what the percentage gains versus Apple looks like. What I'm interested in discussing, is why are people so crazy about Linux?

More Eee & XO

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Linux
  • openbox on an xo laptop

  • Ubuntu on Eee
  • Kubuntu Dapper on Inspiron 600m
  • Where the Heck is my OLPC XO Laptop?
  • Secrets of the Eee
  • OLPC India/Khairat Chronicle

Five reasons not to fear a $200 Linux PC

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Linux

news.com: Linux is not just for computer whizzes. In fact, buying Linux and learning how to use it are easier than ever, thanks to the open-source operating system's expanding presence in affordable computers and mainstream retail outlets.

Flipping the Linux switch: Myths about Linux

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: There are a lot of funny, preconceived notions about Linux (and Linux users). Some ideas fall in to the realm of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt). Some ideas have an inkling of truth to them, and have grown and mutated into full fledged myths. Sort of like how Vlad the Impaler became Dracula, but with a lot less violence and a lot more compiling.

A tale of two laptops

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OLPC

rabble.ca: The Fedex guy handed me a small squarish cardboard box. Inside I found an uber-designed, light, little laptop. No, it was not the Air. It was an XO. This is a story about how alike, and how very different, the two laptops are.

Holy Programming

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Humor

junauza.blogspot: While looking for some Python codes using Google Code Search (beta), I got bored and remembered an article entitled “F*cking programming”. So, I began to wonder and think of the opposite side or character of programmers. I searched for “God”.

Review: A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

LinuxWorld: Putting off that New Year's resolution to get started on Linux? Here's a combination of book and distribution that will lay a strong foundation for Linux projects.

The rise of the FOSS spinmeister

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OSS

itwire.com: Over the past few years, as the opportunities to make money from FOSS have grown, as viable business models have been developed for FOSS and the value of being known as "someone" in the FOSS sphere has increased, there has been a proliferation of the Stowell type, all of them geared towards self-aggrandisement even if it be at the expense of the project or company to which they are attached.

Litrix: Linux from Brazil to your desktop

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: Litrix Linux is a distribution developed in Brazil and based on Gentoo Linux. As with Gentoo, users are left to do some of their own configuration, but with good hardware detection and the Litrix Central configuration tool, building your own personalized Linux system is a little easier than you might expect.

Toybox: Light-weight Linux box very useful

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.co.nz: The little Asus EEE 701 PC has attracted quite a lot of attention from my colleagues here at the Toybox testing lab, smack in the middle of Fairfax Business Media HQ.

The openSUSE Build Service Expands Support to Red Hat and CentOS

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LinuxElectrons: The openSUSE Build Service has extended its support to now build packages for CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The openSUSE Build Service already supports several Linux distributions including openSUSE, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Debian and others.

Wow... rough move from Ubuntu to PCLinuxOS!

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Linux

daveshuck.instantspot: Seeing as it has been a few months since I tried out a new distro, I got a wild hair today and decided to give PCLinuxOS (Gnome version) a shot.

Gates: secret admirer of Linux, open source?

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OSS

Paula Rooney: In a speech before the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week, mega-billionaire Bill Gates is calling for a “creative capitalism” in which businesses build and target products for poorer nations.

Review: Shuttle LinuXPC SD3002Q 500 desktop computer

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Hardware
SUSE

vnunet.com: Linux is available in many versions (known as distributions) and this computer is supplied with the Opensuse edition. This is just as capable as the better known Ubuntu distribution with some differences. The most visible change is that it looks more like Windows.

Public beta release planned for 2008.0 release cycle

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: A comprehensive testing checklist will be developed on the gentoo-releng mailing list, as will a list of which details of testers' machines and environments they should turn in to developers.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenStreetMap project completes import of United States TIGER data

  • Nortel considers Linux desktops for its staff
  • Linux rescues IBM from Windows Vista hell
  • CRM company dumps Microsoft, remakes itself with LAMP
  • New Linux flash filesystem offers 4X speed
  • Things You Need To Install After Installing Ubuntu
  • Pushing Gentoo forward
  • BitNami serves ready-to-roll CMS stacks
  • Create Disk Usage Reports with durep
  • Novell`s WordPerfect Lawsuit Against Microsoft to Go Forward
  • Drupal Newsletter January, 2008
  • HP Brings On The Skinny

The Latest On RandR 1.3

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Software

phoronix: For those not satisfied by RandR 1.2 or just wish to live on the cutting-edge of X.Org developments (like us), this week on the X.Org mailing list has been a discussion among driver developers surrounding RandR 1.3. RandR 1.3 is the next update to the Resize and Rotate (RandR) extension.

Anti-Leadership Vaccine At Red Hat; Is Whitehurst The Answer?

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Linux

Charles Babcock: Oracle strips out Red Hat logos and offer its own Linux? Red Hat refused to be provoked. Novell wants to cozy up to Microsoft? That's a fellow Linux distributor's affair. Microsoft has patents that govern parts of Linux? No tough rejoinder from Red Hat. Now Jim Whitehurst has arrived on the scene as the new CEO. He's an engaging and experienced manager. And he's going to need all his skills to find an antidote to Red Hat's anti-leadership vaccine.

FreeSoftware Magazine Interviews

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Interviews
  • Interview with Eric S. Raymond

  • Interview with Richard M. Stallman
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