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Four Key Developments In the Linux Market

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seekingalpha: Ubuntu, for those who are new to open source software, is an increasingly popular version of Linux. Early proponents include Dell Inc. (DELL) and Intel Corp. (INTC). Here's a rundown of key open source developments investors should watch over the next few days.

Enabling Beryl On A PCLinuxOS 2007 Desktop

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Beryl on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

Back up like an expert with rsync

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linux.com: In the last two months I've been traveling a lot. During the same period my main desktop computer went belly up. I would have been in trouble without rsync at my disposal -- but thanks to my regular use of this utility, my data (or most of it, anyway) was already copied offsite just waiting to be used.

Linux's answer to Microsoft's Surface

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Sci/Tech

tectonic: In May this year Microsoft's Bill Gates showed off his expensive touch-sensitive table called Surface. Now the Linux world has a similar project under development and has released videos of it in action. While the DiamondTouch employs a different technology to Microsoft's TouchLight, the final result is even better.

Open source invading Australian education

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OSS

LinuxWorld: Australian schools are subscribing to proprietary software - but the choice between proprietary and open source may have not been made on entirely equal ground.

BlueWhite64 Linux adds features and enhancements

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desktoplinux: BlueWhite64 Linux v12.0, featuring a 2.6.21.5 Linux kernel with IA32-emulation, has been released on live CD and DVD ISOs. The distribution is aimed at pure 64-bit AMD64 Athlon, Opteron, Sempron, Turion, and Intel EM64T processors in desktops and servers.

Pardus Linux - A good vision, lots of promises, but not fully there yet

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simplyjat.blogspot.com: This is one really good themed distribution. I like the fact that distributions bring just more than technology to user, they bring an experience with them. It just takes a small amount of time to, change the wallpaper, choose a good icon set, customize menu a little bit, its just awesome.

My Thougts On Screenlets 0.0.8

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The Linux Movement: So I just installed Screenlets 0.0.8. I decided to get it up and running cause my old version of Screenlets was very broken and had me super frustrated and it just wouldn't work anymore. So I scrapped it and installed the new one, which maybe I will blog latter on how to get it up and running.

Lustre runs ZFS on Linux

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/home/liquidat: Lustre announced that their network file system will use ZFS in the future - running on their Linux machines. However, ZFS’ licence and Linux’ licence are both Open Source, but also incompatible.

Will Vista cause a switch to Macs, Linux?

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zdnet: The cost of upgrading to Windows Vista is forcing more organizations to evaluate alternatives including Apple Macs and Linux for the desktop.

Linux: Discussing Hibernation Requirements

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kernelTRAP: "Since many alternative approaches to hibernation are now being considered and discussed," Rafael Wysocki began on the lkml, "I thought it might be a good idea to list some things that in my not so humble opinion should be taken care of by any hibernation framework. They are listed below."

Linux saves the special day!

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tyrannozaurus.com: My wife planned a special party for her parent's milestone anniversary and birthdays. the DVD content would not display on the projected screen. ...then I remembered, I have Linux on here too.

New Version of Screenlets: 0.0.8

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The Linux Movement: Screenlets if you don't know it are little widget like things for your desktop. And if you use Compiz Fusion or Beryl you can use the like Mac's dashboard if you turn the widget plug in on.

Microsoft and Red Hat continue partnership dance

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linux-watch: Intellectual property may be off the table, for now, but it sure seems like Red Hat and Microsoft are still dancing around coming to some kind of partnership relationship.

Avivo vs. Fglrx Driver In GtkPerf

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phoronix: While the Avivo driver doesn't yet contain 3D functionality or support a number of features found in the official fglrx driver and the community Radeon driver, it is making steady progress despite its age. As we have begun to receive messages from those interested in this driver wondering about the performance capabilities, we have carried out a brief GtkPerf test.

Putting the kibosh on sponsored WordPress themes

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linux.com: Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of the ultra-popular open source WordPress blogging platform, has issued a blunt edict that "all sponsored themes should be removed from themes.wordpress.net" before the WordCamp conference beginning on July 21, a decree that has met with widespread approval in the WordPress community.

What is LAMP?

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sheehantu: Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on digg about installing LAMP. I thought I’d take some time and inform those who are unfamiliar what exactly LAMP is, and how it is powering the Web 2.0 revolution.

Master Your Keyboard with Linux

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Carla Schroder: KeyTouch is an excellent program designed to put all those unsupported multi-media keys to useful work in Linux, instead of lying about uselessly. Some applications come with various launch options.

Also: Disabling the F10 Key (menu accelerators) in Gnome Terminal

Intel launches Moblin - Mobile Linux Project

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Arun's Blog: Intel launched a website today for mobile and internet Linux projects. The website named moblin hosts the Mobile & Internet Linux Project which is an umbrella, open source project focused on the development of Linux for Intel-based devices.

There’s A Linux Distro for Every User -- And Vice Versa

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information week: One common question I get asked about Linux, typically by people who are not themselves users of the OS, is "What kinds of people use Linux?" From what I’ve gathered, today’s Linux users actually break down into four categories.

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