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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (Linux)

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Hardware

laptopmag.com: Dell barges into the netbook market with its sleek, configurable, and solid performing Inspiron Mini 9, but it’s not without flaws.

Ubuntu documentation in shreds

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theregister.co.uk: An ambitious plan to smarten up the online documentation for Linux distro Ubuntu has ended in failure. Dubbed the Summer of Documentation by the Ubuntu forums beginner team who devised the plan back in June, the goal was to clean up the Ubuntu Community Wiki.

Windows Guy Tries Open Suse 11

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10minutetech.net: I’m a Windows Guy. I’ve wanted to see if I could walk on the Linux side for a while now. I wanted to see if I could really switch over and do all the things I need to do easily. So I decided to give it a try.

My first Linux laptop is the Asus EeePC netbook

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Hardware

Dana Blankenhorn: My first Linux laptop is the ASUS EeePC. This is a sweet machine in many ways. But if you’re a touch typist this is going to hurt.

Linux in U.S. Schools: Why the Resistance?

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Matt Hartley: "Software alternatives are just not available for Linux.”
I hear the statement above almost everyday. What makes the statement so ridiculous is that it is completely inaccurate 99 percent of the time. When I hear this coming from schools...I find myself shaking my head in complete disbelief.

Open Source Software: Your Company's Legal Risks

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OSS

linuxinsider.com: Open source software is a convenient way for developers to build solutions. However, if your company plans to distribute that software, a recent ruling makes it clear that failing to follow the open source license could put you in jeopardy of a copyright claim, according to Michael P. Bennett and Katherine K. Ivers of the Wildman Harrold law firm.

Gallium3D Update, 2D Support Coming?

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phoronix.com: During FOSDEM this year, Keith Whitwell had provided a status update on Gallium3D and where they were at as of February. However, a lot has changed since then.

Red Hat acquires way into Windows game

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news.cnet.com: Just four days after Red Hat closed its second quarter, the company has announced the acquisition of Qumranet, an open-source virtualization company, positioning the open-source leader to close many more successful quarters to come.

Asus and MSI head to head

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Hardware

So what we have for this subjective head-to-head is a Win XP-based MSI Wind and a Linux-based eeePC 1000, both sporting 1GB of RAM. The different platforms mean that we could not a perform a true 'apples with apples' comparison, though the fact that both machines are essentially the same.

Also: HP 2133 Mini-Note PC Video Review

Two Years at Canonical Going Strong

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: Two years ago today I came to work at Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager. When I started at Canonical, it was just me working with Mark to define my role and focus and to determine what I wanted to do to help grow and facilitate our stunning community. Since then I have become part of the wider Ubuntu team.

Mandriva Linux 2009 RC1 is available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2009 Release Candidate 1 (code name camelopard) is available on public mirrors now (or will be in the coming hours).

Why Linux won the popularity contest and FreeBSD didn’t

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Linux

hitechsquad.com: There are several fully functional and stable Open Source operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, NetBSD, OpenBSD and so on. So the question is why has Linux won the popularity contest?

If You Knew Cash Like GnuCash Knows Cash

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linux-mag.com: One of the final frontiers for users, and open source programmers, is the dark realm of the financial application. GnuCash fills the void of a financial package for Linux users but GnuCash, contrary to what some believe, will not replace Quickbooks although it does have some very advanced features.

Display your geolocation data with Viking

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Software

linux.com: Viking is an open source application that allows you to import and edit your Global Positioning System (GPS) points of interest and tracks. It can overlay the points and tracks on your choice of Google Maps, Terraserver, OpenStreetMap, or NASA's BlueMarble map tiles so you can see what you are doing.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Available Now

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Hardware

gizmodo.com: Inside is an Intel Atom Diamondville processor and it has a 1024x600 LED-backlit screen with 4, 8 and 16GB SSD options and about three hours of battery life. Only the Windows XP version is available now for $399, in black or white—the $349 Ubuntu flavor, along with the rest of the six-color rainbow are a few weeks away.

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux Tops 8 Million Users

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Sure, Windows is expected to run on 1 billion devices by 2010. But a loud minority is making its voice heard by moving to Ubuntu Linux. In fact, Canonical’s marketing materials state that Ubuntu now has more than 8 million users.

Chrome being polished for Mac and Linux

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Google

pcpro.co.uk: Google has revealed that it is "actively working" on bringing its Chrome browser to Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Writing on its Mac development blog, the company claims that Mac and Linux engineers joined the team early in the process.

ZaReason (and Other Independents) Outshine the Big Boys

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Hardware

blog.linuxtoday: Dell, ASUS, Acer, and all the other bandwagoning coattail riders are getting all the headlines for selling desktop Linux preinstalls, especially on this new netbook wave. But let's not forget that these bandwagoning coattail-riding party-crashers are very late to the party.

Amazon to Sell OLPC XO Laptops From November

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OLPC

pcworld.com: Amazon.com will start selling One Laptop Per Child's low-cost XO notebook computer as part of the Give One, Get One program OLPC developed last year, according to an official from OLPC.

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