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Why Linux is not coming to a desktop near you

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Linux

itwire.com: For many years now, Linux has been a remarkable success story at the server level. However, at the desktop level, the tale is patchy - there are some success stories but for the most part one factor or another holds back the operating system from repeating its feats.

First look: Songbird 0.6 open source media player

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Software

arstechnica.com: We tested Songbird 0.6 on Ubuntu 8.04 to see how it compares to other open source media players. Although we encountered some bugs during our testing, the overall Songbird experience proved compelling. It has some unique features and offers a very high level of extensibility.

Interview with Clint Savage, Fedora Ambassador

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Interviews

suseblog.com: Please welcome our guest today, Clint Savage, Founder of the Utah Open Source Foundation, and Fedora Ambassador. He is also a Linux Instructor by way of profession. Having met him in person and finding him a neat and interesting person.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Meets U.S. DoD Internet Protocol Standards

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SUSE

press release: Novell announced today it is the first Linux* vendor to appear on the U.S. Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Approved Products List, as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 (SP2) has received the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Special Interoperability Certification from the department's Defense Information System Agency.

Also: Novell Delivers Optimized SUSE Linux Enterprise Performance for VMware Environments

IBM may open-source DB2

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OSS

cnet.com: While the computing giant has no immediate plans to open-source DB2, market conditions may make it unavoidable, according to Chris Livesey, IBM's U.K. director of information management software.

Opera 9.5 For Linux : Hits n Misses

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Software

anojrs.blogspot: I have always been a great fan of Opera. Ever since its first version, Opera has always been the dark horse in the browser wars. Opera has released v9.5 of it's desktop browser with a host of new features. Here we discuss installation, setup and the great and not-so-great features of the linux version of this release.

Judging Open Source innovation with Red Hat

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OSS

blog.internetnews.com/skerner: Red Hat has announced their Red Hat Innovation Award winners this AM, it's a process that I was invited to participate in as a Judge this year. I got to see all of the raw applications from companies and groups hoping to win recognition for their innovative use of Open Source technologies.

Amarok 2 Alpha - An Early Look at What's Going On

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Currently, it's very obvious Amarok 2 is in the alpha phase. The major thing that changed is the interface, which looks nicer and more modern now. Currently, the collection browser is in the left and the playlist itself is located to the right side of Amarok's window.

Row erupts over schools open-source project

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk: The UK's educational IT advisory body has awarded the contract for overseeing a schools open-source promotion project to a consultancy that appears to have little experience in open source, setting off an angry reaction from rival bidders.

my (not yet) package of the day - gnome circular application menu

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Software

screenage.de/blog: Circular Application Menu for Gnome is a Google Code hosted project providing a different access method to your Gnome menu. Actually all it does, is displaying the menu as circles. But as it is different, it is somehow attractive and therefore let’s give it a try.

Linux Mint 5.0 ELYSSA

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Linux

vishtecho.blogspot: This is Linux Mint 5, codename Elyssa, based on Daryna and compatible with Ubuntu Hardy and its repositories.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 257

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: PC/OS - the BeOS of the Linux world

  • News: openSUSE 11.0 Gold Master, Mandriva Flash 2008.1, Debian Installer beta, Linux Mint security advisory, two interviews with Mark Shuttleworth, gNewSense - paste and future, desktop FreeBSD, Sabayon 3.5
  • Released last week: ArtistX 0.5, linuX-gamers Live DVD 0.9.3
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.0, Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r0
  • New additions: MilaX
  • New distributions: LilleLinux, Red Star GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Where Is Mainstream Video Content On Desktop Linux?

osweekly.com: One has to admit, regardless of their feelings of just how idiotic the idea behind Digital Rights Management (DRM) may be, it is frustrating to watch the other two platforms have content we cannot enjoy ourselves. Well, it took long enough, but it appears that finally, there is real light at the end of the rainbow.

Software installation woes on Linux

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HowTos

brajeshwar.com: Installing software on Linux is not only easier than most of us think, but it also has some special features which help software’s to be updated automatically!

3 Ways to Try Out Linux, For a Windows User

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: With each iteration of windows OS Microsoft has made it less friendlier for linux to be installed along with windows. Linux is all about choices, and I believe the users should have the choice to switch back and forth into whatever OS they want to.

Microsoft Now Sponsor of Open Source Census

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Microsoft

pcworld.com: Microsoft has become a sponsor of The Open Source Census, a project started earlier this year that aims to track and catalog the use of open-source software in enterprises worldwide, the group announced Monday.

Mozilla prepares for Firefox 3 release and plans for 3.1

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla prepares for Firefox 3 release and plans for 3.1

  • Google to Nix Browser Sync Firefox Extension
  • Firefox extensions to bring back the dead
  • Polishing the Firefox 3.0 Download Pledge
  • Firefox 3 Tip: How To Select Multiple Areas Of Text
  • Firefox dumps privacy button
  • Microsoft Abandons Internet Explorer 8 Development for Firefox 3

today's leftovers

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News
  • Six Ways to Get Kids Involved with Technology

  • I got an Asus EEE 701
  • nepomuk folderviews
  • Short Review: Epiphany Browser 2.22.1.1
  • Top 10 Command Line Applications for Linux
  • Ubuntu’s Clock
  • Easter egg in Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04
  • OS Success
  • Fedora 9 Installed
  • Mac lookalike Linux (Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron)
  • Ubuntu information on the Debian Package Tracking System

Windows, Linux, thoughts

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Linux
Microsoft

blog.freeside.fr: Almost 5 years have passed since I erased my Microsoft Windows partitions to switch to Mandriva Linux. However, I try to keep myself informed of what happens in the Windows world, just to be able to help relatives when they're in trouble. Yesterday, I had a Windows box to cure. Here's what I was painfully reminded:

The People Behind Mesa 3D

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Software

phoronix.com: Following our article looking at the state of X.Org (along with announcing the release of X Server 1.4.1), we proceeded to share the contributors behind the X Server. What we hadn't looked at in that analysis was the people and companies behind the work on Mesa 3D, or the OpenGL component used by X. In this article, however, we have these statistics to share.

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