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New Open Source Linux Viewer

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Software

nwn.blogs.com: This eye-catching, remarkably vivid demo video shows off a Linux SL viewer built by renowned coder Opensource Obscure, using the "render-pipeline" from Linden Lab's code branch. It was so impressive, I got in touch with Obscure, for more details.

Intel wants to co-develop the GCC

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h-online.com: Three Intel employees are to contribute to the development of the GNU Compiler Collection. It wouldn't be the first open source project to be supported by the giants.

The Digital Tipping Point: Free film made with free tools

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OSS

fsf.org/blogs: Christian Einfeldt is producing a documentary movie called the Digital Tipping Point about how free software is changing global culture. He is releasing all of his footage under a free license, and is inviting participants to grab the video and use it to tell stories.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

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SUSE

tuxradar.com: Striking new features are the Compiz Fusion 3D compositing window manager, KDE 4.0, Gnome 2.24 and a redesigned installer, but Mono-haters won't be happy to see the large amount of Microsoft .NET software that ships as standard.

5 BitTorrent Clients for Linux

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Today I will continue the series of GUI applications reviews with 5 clients for the BitTorrent protocol.

Creating Reports in OpenOffice.org Base

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OOo
HowTos

linuxjournal.com: Let's face it, databases are only minimally human-readable. In fact, to anybody who's not an accountant or a computer geek, reading databases can be downright intimidating. However, this limitation is partially compensated by the fact that reports in Base are quick and easy to create and are displayed and printed in Writer.

Linux gets reseller friendly

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I was happy to see that SYNNEX, a leading software and hardware distributor, had partnered up with Red Hat to form the Open Source Channel Alliance. It may just be what's needed.

Mint 6 “Fluxbox” Mini-Review, Desktop Emphasis

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Linux

superphysics.awardspace: By now, I have tested many Linux distros. But I had yet to come across any distro that actually did better in VMware then on actual hardware. Until now.

Why Microsoft won round one of netbook wars

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Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Free is not the lowest possible price. If you want to get sell-through at retail, you have to support the product with collateral materials, with ads, with sales training and support.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While there are many netbooks on the market from a variety of different vendors, for the most part they are composed of the same hardware. When it comes to Dell with their popular Inspiron Mini 9 netbook, they happen to be using Ubuntu but with a few modifications.

the sorry state of Linux

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Linux

akephalos.de: You see, you can get e.g. some Ubuntu - a flavour of Debian etc. pp., but nothing really different. Alas there are even flavours of Ubuntu … Anyway you certainly get a glimpse of the problem.

PC-BSD 7.1 released

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BSD

h-online.com: The PC-BSD developers have announced the release of version 7.1 – Galileo Edition of their open source operating system. PC-BSD 7.1 is based on the 7.2 Pre version of FreeBSD, an operating system derived from BSD UNIX that focuses on security and stability.

Is cloud computing a threat to open source?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Why the demise of proprietary software is creating a vacuum which is about to be filled... and we may not like it.

Android 1.5 "Early Look" SDK available

h-online.com: The Google Android Developers have announced the release of an "early look" of the Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android version 1.5. The new SDK provides a preview of the cupcake branch of the open source mobile platform and is based on the 2.6.27 Linux kernel.

Cooliris Now Available for Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Truth be told, I'm not sure I really get Cooliris, the browser plugin designed to enhance your photo and video browsing experience. Don't get me wrong, it's really cool, and fun, and now that it is officially available for Linux, I've spent way too much time fiddling around with it.

Book Review: Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration

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Ubuntu

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration From Novice to Professional aims to teach all you need to know to begin administering Ubuntu Server. The book covers installing, configuring and the systems administration tasks for Ubuntu Server Edition.

Your Distro is Insecure: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: Ubuntu Server has one of the cleanest and easiest Linux distribution installers. However, in many cases, its designers choose to ignore security in favor of ease-of-use. The result? An install that is not secure by default.

Parsing the nuances of OS decisions

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: Perhaps the headline should be that Vista, Windows 7 and OS X are in decline—for Ubuntu.

SME Server: The Linux solution for growing businesses

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tectonic.co.za: f you’re running a small business and you’re in the market for server, you might want to consider SME Server, a Linux distribution customised specifically for the small and medium sized business environment.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • People of openSUSE: jean-daniel-dodin

  • Firewall Builder: an interview with Vadim Kurland
  • Open Source and Cloud: A Curse or Blessing
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition: What to Expect
  • Debian Lenny, Mighty Debian
  • Ubuntu 9.04 'Jaunty Jackalope' release on April 23
  • April tribute to the Fedora Project art team
  • Smolt in Mandriva
  • Will Linux overtake Windows on netbooks?
  • Bug Tracker Helps Mop Up Linux Kernel
  • Linux Foundation puts work into groups
  • Panelists ponder the kernel at Linux Collaboration Summit
  • Benchmarking On Fedora Is Very Easy
  • Driving Linux-based Benchmarking With Sandtorg
  • Grabbing Steaming Audio
  • Sacred: Gold Edition Available
  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 1
  • Ubuntu Wastes My Time and Money
  • Microsoft: Sorry, you can't use these vouchers to learn Linux
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Fedora and Red Hat: Fedora Atomic, Fedora 29, *GPL and Openwashing ('Open Organization')

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