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Why another scripting language for the desktop?

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Software

the-gay-bar.com: Stuart Langridge recently wrote about a new scripting language he was developing for the desktop. His language is inspired heavily by AppleScript and allows you to write things like: "tell screensaver to lock"

Ubuntu Users: Focused On the Wrong Market?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Sometimes I don’t see eye to eye with the Ubuntu user community. For instance, I think Ubuntu Server Edition should be Canonical’s top priority for 2009. But only 8 percent of WorksWithU’s readers agree with me, according to a recent online poll we ran. Here’s why I’m right and 92 percent of WorksWithU’s readers are wrong.

Also: Ubuntu in South African Schools

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

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Software

maketecheasier.com: For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks.

My Computer, A La Carte

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: OS installs have gotten easier over the years, whether it's a Linux distribution, Mac OS X, or Windows. Fewer choices to make and fewer technical decisions that need to be pondered. But today, I found the easiest of them all, Slax 6.

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), Apple, Activism and DRM. Lessons to be learned?

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Linux

Before I ever typed my first GNU/Linux command in a terminal the Free Software Foundation was fighting the good fight for free software and all the issues surrounding individual freedom and privacy both on and offline. All of us owe it a debt of gratitude for the work is has done and continues to do on behalf of the principles of a free society and free computing.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring beta is available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The beta release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name Margaux) is now available. This Beta version proposes step 1 of Speedboot. This should improve your boot time.

Are you sure you want to use GPL?

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OSS

lucumr.pocoo.org: When I started using Linux I was totally sold to the concept of Open Source. I still am, but my view changed.

Flashnotes, a musical flashcards program

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Software

kdubois.net: I’ve been able to play piano one note at a time for a while, but playing the piano one note at a time is not really playing the piano. Big Grin So in an effort to learn the instrument better, I borrowed my dad’s electronic keyboard, and sat down to try to learn it. This led me to think that some sort of flash card training would help.

Moonlight 1.0 hamstrung in Catch-22

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Software

zdnet.com.au: Novell yesterday announced the official release of Moonlight 1.0, a project to bring Microsoft's Silverlight runtime to Linux — but can the project ever catch Microsoft's shadow?

2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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OSS

linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. We had a record number of votes cast for the eighth straight year. Congratulations should go to each and every nominee. The official results:

Moonshine

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Moz/FF

tirania.org/blog: Now that Moonlight 1.0 is out, I should talk a little bit about Aaron Bockover's amazing Moonshine plugin.

10 Reasons to Use Linux-Based Virtualization

daniweb.com/blogs: Do you need 10 reasons to use Linux-based virtualization? Linux is the chosen virtualization platform for Cloud vendors, virtualization software companies and the largest IT companies in the world. What do they know that you don't?

Slideshow: openSUSE 11.1 Takes On Ubuntu, Fedora

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SUSE

eweek.com: Novell's openSUSE hit Version 11.1 late last year, sporting a renewed focus on community involvement. Check out this slideshow to see if openSUSE has what it takes to win mindshare from Canonical's Ubuntu and Red Hat's Fedora.

12 tips to getting things done in open source

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OSS

stormyscorner.com: Most people used to the proprietary software world, with no experience in open source software, are amazed that anything gets done. And people new to open source are usually at a loss as to where to start. So here are some of my ideas.

Hands on: Neuros LINK, an Ubuntu-based media extender

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Hardware

arstechnica.com: Ars reviews the Neuros LINK, a set-top box that runs the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The LINK brings Web-based streaming media services like Hulu to your TV and can easily be repurposed to run Boxee and other popular Linux media software.

A touch of sadness as Lenny emerges

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Linux

itwire.com: The release of a stable version of Debian GNU/Linux is normally a time of rejoicing and celebration for the 1000-plus geeks who provide Linux users with one of the best distributions going. But the emergence of Lenny will be tinged with some sadness as well.

Q&A on Mozilla and the European Commission

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Moz/FF

mozilla.com: In response to questions that have been asked about Mozilla’s involvement with the recent European Commission (EC) conclusion regarding Microsoft’s tying of Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system, we’ve prepared this brief set of questions and answers.

Opera Valentine's Snapshot

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Software

opera.com: It's been a while since the last snapshot and the Desktop Team has been working hard to improve Peregrine. In addition to a load of fixes, there are some important changes:

Unravel open source licenses

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: With various licenses governing open source software (OSS), organizations must ensure they better manage the source codes of these applications upon deployment, in order to stay within the licensing requirements.

Review: Fedora 10

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: This month’s Linux Format Magazine includes Fedora 10. I upgraded to Fedora 10 a few months ago via a yum upgrade. Overall, nothing major has changed on the surface although I know they’ve been doing a lot of work under the hood.

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