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Do we need an open hardware license?

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linux.com: Nokia researcher Jamey Hicks recently proposed a Open Source Hardware License (OSHL) for approval by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Is there a need for a hardware-specific license? If so, what makes hardware different from software?

Windows vs. Linux vs. OS X: CIO John Halamka Tests Ubuntu

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cio.com: Last summer, CareGroup CIO John Halamka began looking for a viable alternative to the Microsoft Windows desktop operating system. Last July, he quit Windows cold turkey and used a MacBook running OS X as his sole computing machine to see how it stacked up against Windows. In August, he worked with two Linux distributions.

Launch Apps Automagically in Gnome

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MaximumPC: Over the last couple of months, a lot of new Linux users have written in to ask how they can get apps to launch automatically in GNOME like they can in Windows. So rather than continue to answer everyone individually, here's an easy tutorial for everyone.

IDC: Patents Inhibit Open Source Adoption

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internetnews: "The potential for copyright and patent infringement is the No. 1 inhibitor right now for organizations in adopting more open source software in their organization," Lawton said in the afternoon conference call. "Close behind that is the availability of support."

Adult OLPC OS: Red Hat Global Desktop or Ubuntu Mobile?

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OLPC

OLPC News: Thinking about One Laptop Per Child commercial sales, specifically who would buy a "$100 laptop" when the XO retail price is more like $325 and the Sugar UI is designed for children, I wonder what adult operating system OLPC might bundle with the XO.

Turn your computer into a media center PC with GeeXBoX 1.1

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Software

linux.com: GeeXBoX, a small media center Linux live CD distribution, can run from any small device, such as a USB disk or a wallet CD-R, and can play both disk-based media like DVDs and online media like Icecast streams.

Tellico: manage your collection of CDs, coins and… wines

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polishlinux: I don’t know a person that hasn’t collected anything in their life (particularly in childhood). Some people didn’t age out of this habit and their collections of books, CDs or coins have grown so much that they have problems managing these collections using only a sheet of paper and a pencil.

Rich-Client application Performance, Part 1

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News

In this first installment, you'll learn how to measure the performance of Eclipse-based Rich Client Platform (RCP) applications, determine if slowdowns are caused by CPU or I/O bottlenecks, and keep the UI thread idle to maintain responsiveness. Part 2 will address memory problems.

rPath™ Reaches One Million Appliance Downloads

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rPath’s Billy Marshall and Erik Troan to Speak at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

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Linux

USA-wide Approved LoCo’s by the end of the year! Lets do it.

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Ubuntu

Jono Bacon: OK folks are you ready make something cool happen? Christer and co at the excellent USTeams Project are working hard to get an Ubuntu LoCo team in every state in the USA. Their specific goal is to have an approved team in every state by the end of the year.

Linux: CFS and 3D Gaming

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kernelTRAP: Some of the concerns expressed about the Completely Fair Scheduler were reports that it might not handle 3D games as well as the SD scheduler. In a recent thread, Ingo Molnar noted, "people are regularly testing 3D smoothness, and they find CFS good enough and that matches my experience as well.

Ars at Akademy with Bruno Coudoin of GCompris

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arstechnica: At Akademy 2007 in Glasgow, Ars Technica had the opportunity to sit down with the lead developer of the open source educational suite GCompris. GCompris is a suite of educational activities geared towards early childhood. Bruno Coudoin, the lead developer and original author of GCompris was kind of answer a few questions about his work.

Slow downloads in Linux? IPv6 may be to blame

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ZDNet: IPv6, in addition to providing several security and efficiency enhancements, provides on the order of 340 “undecillion” addresses (that’s a lot, by the way). Sounds great, and it will be once we’re all connecting to networks and hardware that make use of IPv6. However this probably won’t apply to most of us for some time.

Acer: 'No UK demand' for Linux laptops

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ZDNet: Acer will not release Linux-based laptops in the UK due to a lack of demand, despite launching an Ubuntu-based machine in Asia.

City uses Linux, OSS for its free municipal Wi-Fi

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Linux

the inquirer: SINCE LAST week the coastal city of Rosario, Argentina's second largest city and home of about a million people is among the growing club of World cities with free municipal Wi-Fi access.

Linux Has Just Vanished Forever

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Linux

OSWeekly: You wake up one morning and you suddenly realize that Linux no longer exists. Regardless of how absurd this sounds, it does provoke some interesting points from various Linux users, and today, we'll be exploring these closely.

Top 5 Linux Myths

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Linux

OSWeekly: The sheer ignorance regarding casual Linux users astounds me to no end. While I'm not interested in pointing fingers, there is a lot of misinformation about the Linux community, and we will help to dispel some of these myths, once and for all.

Keep users informed with PHPList

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Software

linux.com: If you've ever considered throwing together a mailing list to keep the members of your group, project, or organization informed, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better application for that purpose than PHPList, a free and open source newsletter manager.

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox

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Linux
HowTos

This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with the Rhythmbox audio player. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod and delete files on the iPod.

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