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Three Ways That Open Source Could Benefit from Business 101

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Linux

ostatic.com: This post from Matt Asay on whether open source needs consolidation asks an interesting question, and some of the comments that came in on it were interesting. This comment caught my eye: "No. Open source does not need consolidation. Open source needs product managers."

Who Would Linux Hire?

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: As Microsoft is chided by the media and in the blogosphere about its decision to hire comedian Jerry Seinfeld as the new Vista spokesperson, I ponder just who the Linux community would hire as their representative.

One Less Windows User

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: After nearly five years, I needed to update my personal computer. My old Dell Inspiron has long since been rendered quaint by advances in processor speed and hard drive capacity. Rather than buy a new machine running Windows Vista or take the Mac plunge, I decided to walk the open source walk.

Listening to XM Radio on Linux

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Software

dthomasdigital.wordpress: I love my XM radio, yes you have to pay for it but I’m a big fan of the content. Another nice feature is that XM streams most channels on the Internet. When I first started XM if you where a Linux user you where just plane out of luck.

Review: openSuse 11.0 (and KDE 4)

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SUSE

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I’ve never used Suse or openSuse. I’ve been a “loyal” Fedora user since Fedora Core 1 and I have Ubuntu on my laptop since it had awesome laptop support. It’s been a few years and nothing horrible has happened because of the Microsoft pact and it came as a liveDVD in the latest Linux Format Magazine.

Also: On openSUSE, sorta

This is the Year of the Linux Desktop Breakout

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: Declaring victory for the Linux desktop at the end of the day will based upon looking at market penetration of Linux based clients vs. Windows and other operating systems. I believe this is still the best measure but we may finally be able to declare this year the breakout of the Linux desktop.

Why Netbooks are a bad intro to linux

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Linux

somethinggoodenough.com: It seems as if Netbooks are the newest craze. I may even sell more of these Linux-loaded bad boys, then I do regular laptops. These netbooks are the introduction to Linux that these users get, and in my opinion its a horrible first look, at what Linux truly is.

Open source is dead, long live open source

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OSS

Matthew Aslett: A couple of article have been published recently that point to a growing realisation/admission about the role that open source will play in the future of enterprise software. It is worth remembering that open source is a business tactic, not a business model.

Is Linux’s Marketshare Closer to 20% Or More?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: I think everyone would agree that there is no definitive way to be able to say for sure what each OS’s marketshare is. It just is not technically possible at this point, as far I know. It [is] perfectly possible that Linux’s marketshare is, in fact, closer to 15% or 30%,

Linux netbook thieves ignore Vista laptops

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Linux

theinquirer.net: ELONEX WEBBOOKS that are preloaded with Ubuntu Linux and currently featured at Carphone Warehouse in Bracknell, UK are apparently is such high demand that thieving opportunists stole a display model.

New Vostro Systems for Emerging Economies: Ubuntu in More Countries

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Today we're rolling out two new laptops and desktops that are designed to meet the specific needs of small businesses, government and educational facilities operating on a limited budget in the worlds top emerging markets. Take a look.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu on NBC

  • Interview with Scott McNealy - Part 2
  • Sun naming confusion: Is OpenSolaris an OS or a project?
  • Open source event targets developers
  • Linux end-user summit planned
  • plasma-mid
  • Open source extremism lives
  • Opentape: Not Quite Open Source
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 08/22
  • "Scrap the Fast Track" or who is going to change the ISO FastTrack rules?
  • Ubuntu's Intrepid Ibex tracked down
  • Leaked screenshots of Xubuntu Intrepid
  • Russian summer camp provides children with XOs
  • First Beta of MEPIS 8.0 Available For Testing
  • Reiser's children can stay in Russia, appeals court rules
  • Acer Aspire One under Hardy Heron
  • A GEM-ified TTM Manager For Radeon
  • Mesa 7.1 Released, X.Org 7.4 Coming
  • Be a Productive Linux User

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to use your Home folder as your Desktop in Ubuntu

  • HOWTO: Create a debian metapackage
  • CVL lets you tinker with HDR images on your GPU
  • Tip: Extract pre/post-install scripts from a rpm
  • Check Ram Speed and Type
  • One-time scheduling of tasks with At
  • Setting Up a Bluetooth Mouse
  • Configuring Wireless Ethernet Interfaces in Ubuntu

Getting to know Ubuntu Lite

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Ubuntu

deviceguru.com: I’ve long been a sucker for small-footprint Linux distributions. So naturally, I thought it would be interesting to explore the latest version of “Ubuntulite.”

Open-source gaming goes commercial with Wiz handheld

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Gaming

arstechnica.com: Though sales of the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable are strong, there are many who use the devices exclusively for homebrew applications. While some of these homebrew devices or homebrew-enabling schemes are looked upon less than favorably by the big manufacturers, there are some companies who see the value in releasing devices capable of homebrew software. Enter the Wiz.

Sugar up openSUSE: A hackweek project

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Linux

compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: Here is an idea, build OLPC XO’s Sugar interface for openSUSE this hackweek. As sugar is designed specifically for children, getting that interface to openSUSE would enable administrators in developing countries to run Sugar on normal desktops.

Why Linux Sucks?

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Linux

feelwindows.blogspot: Linux has been there as an operating system for a long time and even though it's free, it has not been able to take a sizeable market share out of the Windows operating system. I tried to find out what are the main reasons behind this.

Why does Apple get a break?

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Mac

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Want to know a dirty little secret? We, Linux and open-source users, love Apple's devices. Of course, that's not true of all of us. I'm sure Richard M. Stallman wouldn't be caught dead with an iPhone in his pocket.

mozilla/firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox extension protects against man-in-the-middle attacks

  • Mozilla garners praise over Firefox security feature
  • 10 Firefox add-ons for better browsing
  • Firefox 3 Breaks Records, Then Itself
  • Firefox 3.1 "three times faster" than predecessor
  • Top 10 Firefox add-ons
  • about:mozilla - Aug 26

SUSE-Linux-on-IBM-loaned mainframe becomes teaching ground

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Linux
Hardware

techtarget.com: While most computer science students learn skills on x86 servers, their counterparts at the University of Arkansas will now get hands-on experience on a new IBMsystem z900 running Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise.

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Security: Updates, WordPress, Hardware Patches, and Open Source Security Podcast

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GNOME Devs to Users: Desktop Icons Are Moving to GNOME Shell with GNOME 3.28

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