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Linux Foundation Publishes Study Estimating the Value of Linux

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced it is publishing a new report on the value of Linux development. The paper finds that it would take approximately $10.8 billion to build the Linux community distribution Fedora 9 in today’s dollars with today’s software development costs. It would take $1.4 billion to develop the Linux kernel alone.

Why do we Release openSUSE on Thursdays - or why do we Slip?

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SUSE

Andreas Jaeger: openSUSE 11.1 Beta3 is a bit later than expected (it should go out later today). Of course, this raised couple of questions why. So let me explain how a build of a Beta release works in general from release manager perspective and what are the reasons for the slip.

Hey, Dad…Can I have Linux back?

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Linux

education.zdnet: My oldest son, creator of flame wars, finally discovered that you can only surf to the nether regions of the Internet so many times before even Vista business succumbs to malware. His computer an unusable mass of pop-ups, spewing traffic over our network actually asked me tonight to reinstall Linux for him.

today's leftovers

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News
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  • Mac OS is better than Ubuntu Linux: A myth
  • Tracking down license infringements with the GPL Compliance Engineering Guide
  • Let's Dance: Learning The Samba
  • Fooling windows by dancing the samba with Linux
  • ScreenCast: Fedora Talk with Twinkle
  • Foresight 2.0.5 review - First Impressions
  • A Week Of Open Source Riches
  • Novell Open Enterprise beta targets Netware users
  • Mozilla Developer News 10/21
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  • Android is now Open Source
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  • Apricot netbook ditches Linux
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  • Linux Carried Along on Netbooks Wave
  • Is commercial open source possible?
  • Improve MySQL performance with MySQLTuner
  • Sending Email From Your System with sSMTP
  • BBC Weather
  • Indamixx sound box plays on Linux base
  • Red Hat promises open-source virtualization technology
  • Change (gk)sudo timeout
  • Examining the compilation process. part 2.
  • Interview With David Ascher And Dan Mosedale - Thunderbird - Mozilla Messaging

Plat'Home Unveils Final Results of "Will Linux Work?"

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Linux

PR: Plat'Home today announced the results of the "Will Linux Work?" contest. For the past month, Plat'Home's OpenMicroServer (OMS) has been in the hands of the four contest winners who have put Linux to the test.

Release your creative side with Ubuntu Studio

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Ubuntu

greenhughes.com: Often when we talk about Linux it is often in the context of a computer enthusiast, a person who enjoys finding out what open source technology can do for them. A group that sometimes we don't think about is our creative friends, artists, musicians, animators, audio engineers, video editors and suchlike.

The Goal of Funtoo

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: A lot of people have asked me recently “What is the goal of Funtoo? What are you trying to do?” Here’s an explanation of what Funtoo is about.

Kernel Log: More than 10 million lines of Linux source files

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: After the release of Linux 2.6.27, kernel developers are currently busily integrating patches for the next kernel version into the main development branch of Linux. This usually involves discarding some old code and adding new code thouhg on balance, there are usually more new lines than old ones, making the kernel grow continually.

Who Are The Real Friends of Linux and Free Software?

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Linux

linuxtoday.com/blog: Ken Starks is one of my favorite people. He is the prime mover behind Komputers 4 Kids, Tux500, and Lindependence 2008. He makes his living selling and supporting Linux systems to businesses and home users. You won't find Ken wasting his days infesting online forums and chats with windy opinionating and beating up noobs-- Ken is a man of action with a direct approach to solving problems.

plasma is now feature complete?

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: The following covers features and material that will be available in 4.2, which will not be released until January 2009.

some shorts

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News
  • YaST Mascot Contest

  • Obama Ubuntu
  • Richard Stallman at U of M Tonight
  • All the Linux Mint flavors now on nicely printed CDs

Minisys Linux: Puppy on steroids

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Linux

linux.com: Puppy Linux makes it easy to remaster its distribution, which probably explains the sheer number of Puppy Linux variants, called puplets, in the wild. Minisys Linux, or Muppy, is an interesting puplet in the form of a modular Linux distro based on a Puppy Linux and Slackware 12 mix.

Microsoft’s new “Global Anti-Piracy Day” must have Linux users laughing

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft’s new “Global Anti-Piracy Day” must have Linux users laughing

  • Pirates scoff at Microsoft's anti-piracy day
  • Microsoft’s “Don’t Talk Like a Pirate” day

Idiot of the Year! Ignorant Linux Writer…

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Linux

molom.wordpress: I can’t stand hearing ignorant idiotic individuals when they start posting utter rubbish on forums, but when they post their own opinion on an article, it makes me laugh for quite a while because it really reveals how much of an idiot this individual may be.

Bridging the Linux chasm

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Most people will agree on what a commercial distro is. it is fairly obvious. A distro that is funded and backed by a company. Then there is the wild west world of "Community" distros.

10 Fun Firefox Add-ons

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: We all know that Firefox has hundreds of great add-ons to enhance our web browsing experience. Since there are already plenty of lists out there that features some of the most essential add-ons, I'm left with sharing to you all this collection of fun Firefox add-ons.

Desktop Unix: MacOS X and SUSE Linux

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OS

zdnet.com/Murphy: All three of the main OS candidates: MacOS X, Novell’s “Sousa Linicks” and Microsoft’s Windows Vista run on pretty much the same hardware and run broadly comparable applications suites, so the decision must ultimately come down to which one best balances cost versus productivity in your applications area.

GIMP 2.6 changes are mostly internal

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GIMP

linux.com: The GIMP -- the GNU Image Manipulation Program -- is one of the flagships of free software. On October 1 the project released version 2.6, with many new and improved features. Most of the user-visible features are just polish; the real changes are lurking under the hood.

Flash 10 on Linux: Better, not great, better

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Software

blogs.computerworld: Adobe Flash is still a proprietary program and I, and a lot of other open-source people, wish that it wasn't. That said, the latest Flash Player 10 on Linux is a lot faster than the last version and it opens up the doors to a lot of Web-based video content.

Firestarter - A modern Linux Firewall

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Software

brajeshwar.com: Irrespective of the operating system, intrusion is one of the key concerns for computers connected to a network. Firewalls, as a matter of fact provide a resistance to this, if not a fool proof protection.

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