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Linux certifications: Hot or not?

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computerworld.com: But some in the Linux community say the emergence of certifications is by no means a golden ticket for admins, and perhaps just a waste of time and money.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 71

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Issue #71 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Get Ready for the openSUSE Community Week, Jan-Simon Möller: GSoC Introduction openSUSE @ ARM, and Katarina Machalkova: Secret AutoYaST features.

Open source shrugs at EU liability plans

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blogs.zdnet.com: Open source writers who are also market players, like our Matt Asay and Infoworld’s Savio Rodrigues, are dumping on a European Commission (EC) proposal to make software sellers liable for the problems in their code, just as dishwasher makers are liable for problems.

The Problem With X

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Software

connectedinternet.co.uk: Xwindows is the GUI that pretty much every free and non-free unix and unix-like OS uses. Xwindows is a paradox, in that in some ways it is advanced, especially considering it’s age.

Brits to test life without Windows

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Linux

itwire.com: Two British IT workers are planning to spend a month without Windows, using GNU/Linux instead in a project designed to see whether "the Linux operating system is capable of delivering the function and style of delivery that an established Windows user can adapt to easily."

Ubuntu Fans Move Quickly to Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: When it comes to deploying Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), Canonical’s installed base seems to be a loyal, eager crowd.

Lazy Linux

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Linux

steveno.wordpress: Do you ever get tired of putting a lot of effort in to Linux? Get tired of waiting for things to compile? Grow wearing of trying to figure out why something fails to compile? I do.

The Open Database Alliance: Forking MySQL?

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computerworlduk.com: With Oracle now owning MySQL, I think that the need for an independent true Open Source entity for MySQL is even bigger than ever before.

China deploys secure computer operating system

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OS

smh.com.au: Coleman told the Times that Kylin has been under development since 2001 and the first Chinese computers to use it are government and military servers that were converted beginning in 2007.

12 Worthy Alternative Browsers for Linux

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makeuseof.com: Even though Firefox is the default browser in most Linux distro, that doesn’t mean you have to confine yourselves to Firefox. So, check out 12 alternative browsers for Linux.

The Many Flavors of Linux

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: Even the smallest amount if research into Linux will have illustrated the sheer range of distributions out there. They are all based on the original Linux kernel built by Linus Torvalds (the father of modern Linux) and can all inter-operate to varying degrees.

Health Check: Ubuntu and Debian's special relationship

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Ubuntu

h-online.com: Ubuntu is five years old. The release of Jaunty Jackalope coincided with the fifth anniversary of a meeting that Mark Shuttleworth called of a dozen or so Debian Developers in his London flat in April 2004 to map out his project to create a distribution that was capable of taking Linux to the masses.

State of the GNU/Linux Desktop 2009 Part 3/4: Infrastructural Enhancements

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codingexperiments.com: This category of purely under-the-hood work is not immediately obvious and thus is often under-appreciated, but yields many useful improvements to the Free Desktop.

Time to take another look at Linux

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limulus.wordpress: I went to a man’s apartment today on a business matter and while there I noticed that he had an old thick book about Red Hat Linux on his shelf.

Penguicon 2009

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Linux

raiden.net: This year I went to a convention known as Penguicon. It is a convention where you can dress up as your favorite anime/Star Wars/ or whatever you want to dress up as...if at all. I choose the scariest costume that I can muster.

Ratpoison: an efficient and minimalist WM.

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Software

thinkmoult.com: Ratpoison. It sounds like something that kills a rat. It sure does. Ratpoison is a WM (Window Manager) that runs on Linux that has one purpose: to kill your rat. Here we are referring to that disgusting little lump beside your keyboard that shoots lasers out of its arse.

Get to know Linux: IceWM

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ghacks.net: This time around we are going to take a look at what most would consider a more standard metaphor window manager for the Linux operating system. I say “standard” because, even though it is old school (and has an old-school look and feel), it contains some of the standard features of the modern desktop.

Red Hat: The Fools Are Right

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thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy enjoys Barron’s and The Motley Fool — two fantastic financial websites. But when it comes to rumors about Red Hat’s future, The VAR Guy has to side with irreverent Fools rather than the traditional Barron’s. Here’s why.

Linux and FOSS: Living A Conscious Life

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: What is winning? It's not "world domination". Winning is changing the rules of the game so that a dirty convicted monopolist does not control the industry, and Linux/FOSS can thrive without constantly having to fight just for the right to exist.

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