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EU Tells Open Source to Start Paying MS Patent Tax

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OSS EU Commissioner Kroes' deal with Microsoft creates real dangers to Europe's growing open source economy, warns the FFII.

Also: Matt Asay: Red Hat swats Microsoft's European patent ruling
And: Microsoft Invests in Linux Based Architecture

Myah OS 3.0 alpha 1 released

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Linux Myah OS 3.0 alpha 1 is now available to kick off the 3.0 release cycle. This first alpha release has been very carefully put together. The only thing really missing so far is the graphical installer, which is under construction. This release is a live CD that includes package utilities and all development tools.

Opera 9.5 beta released

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Software Opera 9.5 beta is available for download! Since the first alpha release hundreds of bugs have been fixed. Website rendering has been significantly improved, along with performance, stability and usability.

Asian governments driving demand for open source

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linuxworld (idg): Asian governments are pivotal to Red Hat Inc.'s goal of earning 60 percent of its revenue from outside the US by the end of 2009, said Matthew Szulik, the company's chairman, chief executive officer, and president, in a conference call on Thursday.

I’m typing this on a Classmate PC

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zdnet: My Classmate PCs arrived today from Intel and I finally had time to break them out tonight. First off, this is a really small keyboard. Surprisingly, the small screen (7 inches) is not a problem. However, the keyboard takes some serious getting used to.

Reiser trial delayed; attorneys debate TV show impact

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Reiser The trial of Reiser — who is accused of killing Nina Reiser despite her body never being found — was expected to start Monday, however opening statements are now set for Nov. 5.

Gobuntu & Ubuntu

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  • Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks - Part 4

  • Post-Install Tips for Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.10 is outstanding

  • Gobuntu
  • Installing Apache 2, PHP 5 and MySQL 5 on Ubuntu 7.10 (a.k.a. “Gutsy Gibbon”)
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) Pragmatic Visual Presentation Critique
  • It’s not even green
  • Howto: Compile JWM 2.01 on Ubuntu 7.10

  • Alternative Installation Methods for Gutsy
  • 10 flaws in Ubuntu 7.10

OLPC experiments with cow-powered laptops (seriously)

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computerworld: The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) is toying with a novel source of power for its low-cost XO laptops: cows. The goal is to develop a low-cost energy source that can be used in Indian villages.

today's leftovers

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  • It's confirmed: Gutsy is killing your HDD!

  • Explanation of Ubuntu Hard Drive Wear and Tear
  • Experimental Support for Compiz-Fusion on Foresight
  • Simple PHP for Dumping a Berkeley Database
  • Alan Cox on open-source development vs. proprietary development
  • rambling forward to 4.0
  • Kivio: Powerful, easy to use Linux flowcharting
  • Palamida: Rival snitched open-source database
  • Joomla! Vs. Drupal - The Nitty Gritty
  • Legit Linux Codecs In the U.S.
  • Laptop foundation production delay means shortage
  • New Laptop: Install Gentoo

HOW TO: Setup a Web-based BitTorrent Client

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HowTos How many times have you been stuck at work when the latest episode of a podcast such as LugRadio has become available for download, or the latest version of your favourite Linux distribution has been released? Wouldn’t it be really useful if you could access a server at home through your web browser and order it to download that file, so that it’s waiting for you when you get there?

The GIMP screenshot monstrosity.

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pinderkent.blogsavy: GIMP 2.4 was recently released. One of the first things I went to check out after reading of the release was the screenshots section of their web page. I have to say, it was a very disappointing experience.

Linux device driver project needs more unsupported devices to work on!

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desktoplinux: Desktop Linux needs drivers. Right? Of course. So why is Novell's Greg Kroah-Hartman, a Linux kernel developer and head of the Linux Driver Project, having to ask people to tell him about devices that need drivers?

ubuntu headlines:

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  • Goodbye OpenSuse, Hello Ubuntu

  • So how are you liking Ubuntu 7.10?
  • Ubuntu Gutsy Internet Help
  • HOWTO Configure Ubuntu for Active Directory Authentication
  • Tesco sell computers with Ubuntu pre-installed - Linux on the up?
  • Ubuntu 7.10 WiFi Quirks
  • All praises for Ubuntu 7.10

Red Hat voices concerns over Microsoft patent model

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zdnet: While Red Hat welcomed Microsoft's recent decision to comply with the European Court of First Instance's antitrust ruling, Michael Cunningham, general counsel for Red Hat, stated that the company was still concerned about Microsoft's patent model.

World Series hype, GPLv3 adoption increase in October

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SearchEnterpriseLinux blog: What can the World Series and the GPL possibly have in common? Well, there’s one thing, if you stretch it really thin: October.The World Series, obviously, will begin tonight between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. The hype, no thanks to FOX and those Dane Cook promos, has reached a fever pitch (pun intended). The GPL, on the other hand, saw above average adoption rates among open source developers and their projects.

PodSleuth to bring better iPod support to Linux

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arstechnica: Banshee developer Aaron Bockover announced the PodSleuth project earlier this week, which is designed to expose iPod metadata through the Linux Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL).

The Flock Experience

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techzone: I just came across a new web browser Flock. and found it to be amazing.
It is optimized for media, blogging and much more. In fact I am writing this blog from the inbuilt editor of Flock itself.

Ahhh! What did they do to my Gimp?

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penguin pete: I have good news and bad news: the good news is that a ton of new features have been added. The bad news is, the UI has been entirely re-designed.

Unified x86 Architecture Code Quality

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kernelTRAP: "Can we please finish up this merge a little more before we freeze 2.6.24? The way we currently have leftovers of arch/i386/ and arch/x86_64/ is quite a nightmare and not how the other architectures were merged," Christoph Hellwig asked, leading to an insightful reply by Ingo Molnar.

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