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San Diego rolls out laptops with Linux

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SUSE

eSchool News: Looking for a cost-effective way to deliver portable computing to every student, the San Diego Unified School District is installing machines with desktop Linux and other open-source software.

Pleeease buy Vista, begs Microsoft

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Microsoft

the inquirer: THERE ARE SIGNS of desperation at Redmond as Microsoft tries desperately to get punters to buy its latest operating system Vista.

Open source's hottest 10 apps part 2

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Software

iTWire: Yesterday, we began looking at the top 10 hottest open source apps today. We saw the first five of these, namely #10 FCKeditor, #9 FileZilla, #8 OrangeHRM, #7 phpMyAdmin and #6 vMukti. Today we pick up where we left off and check out the hottest five apps on SourceForge today.

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 - A Review

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Ubuntu

shift+backspace: Interestingly enough, I have been using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 since the release candidate was released, yet have not reviewed it! Actually, just a few days ago I switched to Linux Mint (based on Feisty Fawn), but I still feel that my multi-month use of straight-up Ubuntu is testament enough.

Open Source Game Of The Day: The Battle For Wesnoth

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Gaming

Gaming Today: I have always been a huge supporter of the open source gaming community and it never ceases to amaze me how many awesome games are actually out there for free. The Battle For Wesnoth is a must-have for any fans of turn based strategy games.

Linux Leaders Unfazed by Microsoft

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Red Herring: Open source software leaders said Wednesday they were unfazed by suggestions that Microsoft is attempting to divide the community and threaten it with lawsuits. Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin and Red Hat vice president Mike Evans said the Redmond software giant was barely discussed.

Also: Where is the Linux kernel going?

OpenOffice conference publishes draft program

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OOo

desktoplinux: Organizers of OpenOffice.org Conference 2007, set for Sept. 19 through 21 in Barcelona, today released a draft of the program schedule for the event.

Linux: Introducing Bugs

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In another thread discussing the tracking of kernel regressions, Linux creator Linus Torvalds noted that the kernel is evolving so quickly it is inevitable that bugs will be introduced. He used a git query to determine that there are an average of over 65 patches being committed every single day.

A Linux User in Vista-land: Finishing Up

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Nosredna Ekim: Over all I’m tolerant of using Vista. I feel comfortable using it, but it irks me sometimes. This is of course on a overall usability stand point and considering that I paid nothing for it... Vista is not free though, not in the monetary sense or in the freedom sense.

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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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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Software

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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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.

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