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Why Windows Selling better than Linux does not bother me

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zerias.blogspot: Recently there has been an article floating around touting that Windows is selling better than Linux. Now, there are a multitude of ways to discredit an article these days. The fact is, the majority of Linux's growth as an operating system has come at the hands of grass roots activists.

Asus Eee PC: When the price is as small as the wireless laptop

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Linux
Hardware

Telegraph: A couple of weeks ago, we featured the Sony Vaio TZ21 range of ultra-portable notebooks. But what about those people who already have a desktop computer, or perhaps a chunky but reliable laptop that works perfectly well at home but causes hernias and sciatica when it's taken on the road?

The Beauty Of Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

phoronix: This past weekend my uncle had computer problems again, yes the one that was ripped off by the geek squad before. He knew I was in town just for a party and going back. He did not want to tell me that his computer was messed up again but I knew it after looking at his face. I said I would stop by and fix it.

Ubuntu 7.10 Clean Install First Impressions

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Ubuntu

Having recently encountered problems upgrading from Ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10 I decided to do a clean install. I opted to install the AMD 64 bit version of Ubuntu.

today's leftovers

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News
  • DisplayConfig-GTK Saves The Day

  • New Display Tool Coming In Fedora 9
  • Spinning Down Hard Drives in OpenSuse 10.3
  • Red Hat coder moving to Mozilla
  • Current state of Ubuntu switch over
  • Open source Halloween: what scares you most?
  • powertop helps to save 40% of power consumption
  • Ubuntu Tricks today
  • How to remove old kernel images
  • New York Times opens up code
  • Mozilla: We don't need your stinkin' money
  • Ubuntu Presentation at Columbia Teacher’s College
  • Quickzi: How to determine file types on Linux
  • Corporate open source advice

Novell lays off 250 workers in United States

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SUSE

Reuters: Business software maker Novell Inc laid off 250 workers in the United States as part of an ongoing restructuring program to slash costs, company spokesman Bruce Lowry said on Friday.

How Not to Treat Your Readership

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Linux
Web

Linux Today: Today I read an article that so completely blew my mind in its audacity. The article in question is actually the final part of a five-part series of blog entries on InfoWorld, entitled "Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks." I read Kennedy's final piece in the series, and realized that some of us, myself included, were suckers in a game designed to make Linux advocates look foolish.

ODF Alliance hails record growth in application support for ODF

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OSS

enterpriselinuxlog.blogs: The OpenDocument file format isn’t really something we cover a lot here, but from time to time I like to check in on it for no other reason than Simon Phipps from Sun Microsystems said a “Digital Dark Age” would descend upon us all if we didn’t get the world to adopt it. It’s also all about open standards, which for a guy who covers Linux and open source is a Siren’s Song.

Gimp 2.4 - A Proper Review

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GIMP

penguin pete: Now that I've gotten all the fussing about the wrong-headed design changes last time, it's time to talk about the good news: the new features. There is no merely discussing this as "an upgrade". This is basically a reinvention of the Gimp as we knew it. Keep your hat on, as there is just too much to talk about to proceed through in any kind of orderly fashion.

Dual booting: PCLinuxOS 2007 and Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

odysseus.wordpress: As you all know, I am a HUGE PCLOS fan. It is my distro of choice. However, with Dell selling systems with Ubuntu pre-installed, I know I will be getting some calls about what to do. So, I figured I would install Ubuntu and see what I can figure out.

Is Linux Bashing a New Olympic Sport?

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: Our little Penguin is getting dissed from a very unlikely source, InfoWorld. Randall Kennedy (InfoWorld) casts his pearls of misguided wisdom in his 5-part series "Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks." Frankly, I am shocked that anyone can honestly and professionally write about something that they are so uninformed about. Whatever happened to "write what you know?"

ATI releases Catalyst 7.10 drivers for Linux desktops

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Software

desktoplinux: AMD and ATI weren't fibbing. The graphics company, now part of Advanced Micro Devices, has released high-end Catalyst 7.10 graphics drivers for the Linux desktop.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Test Drive

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MaximumPC: The way the Linux world has been heating up this year, it was hard not to feel a pang of excitement over the release of the latest openSUSE. Well, it’s been a couple of weeks now, and I’ve given it the old college try, but I just can’t maintain any enthusiasm for this lackluster distro update.

Also: People of openSUSE: Stephan Binner

How Can Linux Market Share Be Accurately Measured?

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Linux

linux devcenter: eWeek ran an article yesterday titled Linux Losing Market Share to Windows Server. The article quoted IDC sales figures. There is a real problem counting this way.

Restricted Drivers Manager vs Envy

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Ubuntu

ubuntu tutorials: I have done a bit of testing for Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” on some of our classroom machines this week. These machines are Dell Dimension 4600 with ATI Radeon video cards. Well, as has been my experience with ATI and nVidia with Linux they are a pain in the butt. …all ranting aside I wanted to share how I got them to work on Ubuntu 7.10.

Also: Ubuntu 7.10 Clean Install First Impressions

Archlinux tools: Pacman

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Software

polishlinux: Pacman is the default package manager for Arch Linux distribution. It is written for Arch Linux but its advantages were recognized also by other distribution developers (like Frugalware for example).

kernel stuff

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Linux

Maddog talks Linux devices

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Linux

linuxdevices: Jon "maddog" Hall has made a featured guest appearance on a podcast series devoted to embedded Linux development. The veteran Linux promoter discusses binary kernel drivers, mixing proprietary and GPL software, and his "secret" retirement plan in the latest episode of TimeSys's Linux Radio podcast.

Book Auction to Benefit the FreeBSD Foundation

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BSD

LWN: No Starch Press is holding an auction to benefit the FreeBSD Foundation. "Open source software depends on community support and the efforts of countless non-profits, like The FreeBSD Foundation."

Compiz 0.6.2 and Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 backported to Mandriva Linux 2008

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MDV

adamw: Yep, the backports for the new Compiz and Compiz Fusion releases have hit the 2008 repositories.

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Fresh Supply of FOSS FUD

  • Think open source software is free? Think again… [Ed: Think open source FUD is dead? Think again… gymnastics in logic and cherry-picking]
  • Open Source: Not Pragmatic After All? [Ed: FUD that is repeating Microsoft talking points and dirty tricks in Munich, pretending that proprietary software never ceases development]
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    The Linux Foundation announced yesterday that it had combined open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project into ONAP, the Open Networking Automation Platform, with the aim of helping users automate network service delivery, design, and service through a unified standard. Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said that ONAP should be a boon to enterprise IT departments, thanks to improved speed and flexibility.
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    Open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) have merged to create the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, further harmonizing the ever-growing array of disparate virtualization groups. ONAP will allow end users to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.
  • I am a Cranky, White, Male Feminist
    Today, I was re-reading an linux.com article from 2014 by Leslie Hawthorne which had been reshared by the Linux Foundation Facebook account yesterday in honor of #GirlDay2017 (which I was regrettably unaware of until it was over). It wasn’t so much the specific content of the article that got me thinking, but instead the level of discourse that it “inspired” on the Facebook thread that pointed me there (I will not link to it as it is unpleasant and reflects poorly on The Linux Foundation, an organization which is in most circumstances largely benevolent).
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    Peoples of the blogosphere, welcome back to the solipsism! Happy 2017 and all that. Today's missive is about Snabb (formerly Snabb Switch), a high-speed networking project we've been working on at work for some years now. What's Snabb all about you say? Good question and I have a nice answer for you in video and third-party textual form! This year I managed to make it to linux.conf.au in lovely Tasmania. Tasmania is amazing, with wild wombats and pademelons and devils and wallabies and all kinds of things, and they let me talk about Snabb.