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5 Linux-based Virtualization Companies to Watch

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Software

daniweb.com/blogs: There's only one company that doesn't use Linux for its server virtualization platform. Can you guess which one it is? For the rest of us, who are either too stubborn or too smart to make the shift to Hyper-V, what are our choices?

OLPC days numbered as recession bites

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OLPC

itwire.com: The One Laptop Per Child organisation (OLPC), looks to have conceded that its "$100 laptop" has been a gigantic lapflop as the global recession bites deeper.

Kubuntu on the HP 2133 Mini-Note

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Ubuntu

kdedevelopers.org: While I was back in the UK for the Christmas break I spent a day in London shopping. I tried an Asus and found the keyboard too small for me, but an Acer One seemed fine. But I came across an HP 2133 with SuSE 10 preinstalled.

Open Source Windows

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Microsoft

blogs.eweek.com: In my previous post, I wrote about how Microsoft's stance toward open-source software has evolved. Obviously, Microsoft isn't getting knocked off its perch any time soon. However, there's no question that Microsoft faces some very real challenges to its platform throne.

Red Hat, Novell rejigger execs

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Linux

channelregister.co.uk: Commercial Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell have both made some changes to their executive ranks as they gear up to go after the money in IT budgets this year.

Dire Predictions: Tech Vendors That May Not Survive 2009

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Software
OSS

channelinsider.com: In the Channel Insider 2009 Market Pulse Survey, we asked solution providers which vendors they thought would go out of business or be acquired in 2009. The results may shock you. Number 1 on the list: Novell.

Two years with PCLinuxOS as main OS

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PCLOS

wamukota.blogspot: My first contact with PCLinuxOS was two years ago in January when the 2007 Test Releases were being rolled out. Although I was a happy Suse, then openSUSE user, I lost the connection. I went looking for another distro.

KDE NetworkManager interface gets a shiny plasma overhaul

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KDE

arstechnica.com: In most modern Linux distributions, network configuration is handled by NetworkManager, a desktop-neutral service that seamlessly manages connections. KDE contributor Sebastian Kügler is working on a new Plasma-based front-end.

The Year of the Linux Everything Else

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: You’d think CES would be a good indicator of the major technology trends in electronics. But Linux at CES? That’s unlikely to show up in your RSS reader. Heard any your friends talk about how Linux is taking over CES? No? Me neither.

KDE 4.2 “The Answer” - My Experiences So Far

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: KDE 4.2 is fast approaching, and will reach final form at the end of this month. The second beta is available now, with the release candidate due next week. I thought I would post my thoughts on this great desktop as it is at this point in its development phase.

Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Three

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Welcome to the third installment in the First Person Shooters saga. Today, we will talk about two more solid choices for meeting people online - and then shooting them.

Ubuntu System Panel Gives You Quick Access To Your Applications

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Software
Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: Ubuntu System Panel (USP) is a configurable Gnome launcher that you can add to your Ubuntu (and other Linux distros based on Gnome) panel for quick and easy access to the various applications and places.

Voting for the 2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is Now Open

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Linux
OSS

linuxquestions.org: It’s that time once again. Voting for the 2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open. The Members Choice Awards allow the Linux community to select their favorite products in a variety of categories.

Why Windows 7 will crush Linux

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Microsoft
  • Why Windows 7 will crush Linux

  • Should We Trash Windows Vista – or BadVista?
  • Techiemoe tries Microsoft Windows 7 Beta 1
  • Extend the Windows 7 Trial from 30 to 120 Days
  • Adding Windows 7 to Linux Multiboot

A triple-boot system with GRUB: Debian GNU/Linux "Lenny", FreeDOS 1.0, and Windows 98SE

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HowTos

This last Christmas, I refurbished and installed computers for two of my children. As we still have a pile of old games in a drawer, I wanted to provide multi-boot systems. This was much easier and more satisfying than the last time I set up a Linux/Windows.

The "I'm Linux" Video Contest

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Linux

If you've been alive and aware of mass media over the last twelve months, you've probably seen television commercials from Apple and Microsoft touting their operating system. From Apple's ubiquitous "I'm a Mac" to Jerry Seinfeld to Microsoft's "I'm a PC" retort, operating system commercials have been flooding the airways. Except one OS has been notably absent – Linux.

A Weekend With Arch

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Within a few months of beginning with Linux, it became obvious that I was one of those who have severe difficulties settling on a distribution. This weekend, I finally got a chance to take Arch for a spin.

The Dark Art of Sound on Linux

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Linux

glyph.twistedmatrix: I've been trying to get a USB headset to work gracefully with a variety of applications on Linux for quite some time. Recently I had a bit more time to investigate why this is so difficult, and to learn a few things about ALSA. Inspired by Mr. Sterling, I feel compelled to share the results of this ... experimentation.

Red Hat's Open Source Software of Value in These Recessionary Times

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: With the current recessionary environment, perhaps it’s not such a bad time to take a look at investing in penguins and fedoras. While it’s been asked before how a company can profit off of something that is free and open, Red Hat has done a fairly good job of it over the years.

Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 - Part 2: WiMAX

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: In Part 2 of the Kernel Log's coverage of the major changes happening in the main development branch for the Linux kernel 2.6.29 release, we look at a major new addition to Linux's networking capability, WiMAX support.

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How to Turn Any Linux PC Into a Kodi-Based HTPC With Kodibuntu

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