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Bad, Bad Reasons Not to Buy Open-Source Software

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OSS

eWeek: When I first saw the list for the eWEEK slide show, Ten Reasons Not to Buy Open Source, I couldn't believe what I was reading. So here are my answers to these "reasons."

switching to PCLINUXOS 2007 from Ubuntu - week 3 - final observations

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PCLOS

open source software: This is my third week using PCLINUXOS (PCLOS) after switching from UBUNTU. THis will be my last post on this and here are some final observations.

Linux going big time and prime time against Windows, UNIX (WSJ)

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Linux

Matt Asay: At least Microsoft is back to normal. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Bill Hilf takes a familiar (if a bit worn and tired) swipe at Linux in the enterprise. Fortunately for Bill, he need not worry.

Open Source Game Review: Open Arena

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Gaming

Raiden's Realm: Open Arena is a Quake 3 style First Person Shooter built on the GPL licensed Open Source Quake 3 engine. It's a stand alone game, so you don't need Quake 3 Arena to play it. Just like Quake 3 Arena, it's a full on, 3d FPS done in the traditional deathmatch style.

Linux to Windows filesystem connectors

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lxpages.com blog: This gap between Linux and Windows filesystem has been improved alot. There are many different ways of seeing your windows partition on Linux. In this article, I’m going to list the 20 different types of useful applications you can use.

USB ADSL Modem Speedtouch 330 now works in Ubuntu!

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Linux

USB ADSL Modem Speedtouch 330, the popular or even the default ADSL modem in some contries, is also one of the item that is difficult to make usable in Linux. However, thank's to USB ADSL Modem Manager project by Steven Harper and his team, that modem now have a new life and works flawlessly in Ubuntu.

Dell: Freedom to choose Ubuntu...but only if you don't work for anyone

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: Hopefully, this is just one person's experience, but a would-be Ubuntu buyer was denied by Dell when he informed Dell that he wanted to buy his Ubuntu-on-Dell machine for (gasp!) a business. Perish the thought....

Compiz-Fusion arrives

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Software

CyberOrg: A new merged community around Compiz project would be known as Compiz-Fusion. It is not just a new name, quitely behind the scenes developers have been working hard and have come up with some stunning enhancements.

Top 25 Linux Commands for Newbie Admins

Pimp Your Linux: Perhaps your company is just switching to Linux, to save on costs. Or, maybe you’re starting University, and you have no idea how to get around the Linux Systems they’ve just installed. Or if you’re like me, you’re curious about how Linux work. Below are the top 10 commands for the Absolute Newbie administrators.

KateOS 3.6 Beta 2 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: The second beta release for KateOS 3.6 features a new update notifier, the new Linux 2.6.21.4 kernel, X.Org 7.2, Xfce 4.4.1, and updates to the installer itself along with stomping a fair number of bugs.

OpenBSD 4.1 review

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BSD

softwareinreview: OpenBSD 4.1 was released on May 1 with its usual mix of new hardware support and enhanced operating system features. OpenBSD releases generally represent a large collection of small changes plus a few new administration and networking tools. Beyond the standard "many little changes," the big news with 4.1 is a working native port of OpenOffice.org, the elimination of the Simtech StrongARM "cats" architecture from active development, and improved greylisting capabilities in the spamd spam filter.

Also: Using OpenBSD 4.1

Venezuela launches open source PCs

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Linux

tectonic: Following up on their support for open source software and technological independence, the Venezuelan government launched the "Bolivarian Computer" earlier this month. Built locally, the computers come in four different models all of which run on Linux.

More than half of all German companies use Open Source

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OSS

heise.de: German companies are world leaders in the use of Open Source software. In a survey of IT procurement officers from Germany, Great Britain, and the US/Canada, 59 percent of those in Germany said that they use OSS in their companies.

Setting Up A Subversion Repository Using Apache, With Auto Updatable Working Copy

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Linux
HowTos

Subversion is a free/open-source version control system. That is, Subversion manages files and directories over time. A tree of files is placed into a central repository. The repository is much like an ordinary file server, except that it remembers every change ever made to your files and directories.

KDE 4 news: Plasma icons, Solid information and taskbar mockups

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KDE

/home/liquidat: KDE 4 gains more and more speed these days, and it is hard to keep on track with all news and changes: Plasma introduced interactive icons, Solid now takes over the media, and the first taskbar mockups have been revealed

Ubuntu Gutsy plans revealed

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Ubuntu

tectonic: The Ubuntu team yesterday released details of plans for its next release, Ubuntu Gutsy. New features include a mobile edition, the latest version Gnome and KDE 4.0 and improved hardware support.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Alpha 5 report

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Reviews
SUSE
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Alpha 5 in the OpenSUSE 10.3 developmental cycle was released several days ago and with it came a few surprises. As opposed to big changes in the installed system itself, the big news this release was the 1 CD install offerings.

Open source's hottest 10 apps

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Software

iTWire: Need a new app? Looking for inspiration? Want to know what the next trend might be? Welcome to the world of open source software where high-quality tools are free to try and free to keep – and where you can quickly see what everyone else is checking out and join in on the buzz.

How to create poster presentations with Scribus

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linux.com: Poster presentations are a common way of presenting results, proposing strategies, and explaining concepts and methods. You can create nifty poster presentations with Scribus, the free desktop publishing tool.

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