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Linux: Slab Defragmentation

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Slab defragmentation is mainly an issue if Linux is used as a fileserver and large amounts of dentries, inodes and buffer heads accumulate," Christoph Lameter explained when posting the fifth version of his patchset.

KDE 4 Screencast: Plasma and KGet interaction

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KDE

/home/liquidat: While the KDE 4.0 release date was shifted the development behind the scenes goes on. Recently Javier Goday submitted patches to connect Plasma with the KDE download application KGet. He made two screencasts showing how KGet can use Plasma for its needs.

Medison Celebrity Laptop Still M.I.A.

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Hardware

phoronix: Remember the Medison Celebrity Laptop that was advertised as a $150 USD laptop loaded with Fedora Linux? It's still missing in action.

Top 10 Linux Distributions for Audio Production - Linux Multimedia Stations!

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Linux

softpedia: Have you ever dreamed of building your own music studio? I know you did and it may come true someday (or not), but until then here are some very interesting 100% FREE, Open Source Linux distributions with enhancements and features aimed at music, sound and even video production.

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

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Microsoft

blogbeebe: I open up the virtual newspaper this morning, and what should be printed on the front web page but a link to an article that proclaims "US Department of Justice and five States have declared themselves satisfied with the antitrust enforcement efforts taken against Microsoft."

Novell massages the numbers

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SUSE

Dana Blankenhorn: Is Novell looking to get bought? That’s the best excuse I can give for its latest earnings report.

Moving from Windows to Linux? Here's how to take the good stuff with you

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Linux

computerworld: So you're switching from Windows to Linux? Great. Like other users and organizations who've taken the plunge, it's likely you're making the move to take advantage of Linux's stability and reliance on open standards. Now all you have to do is prepare carefully for your move.

The problems of counting Linux desktops

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Linux

desktoplinux: Here's what we know beyond doubt. First, the Linux desktop is gaining in popularity. Second, it's doing so at the expense of the Windows desktop. After that, things get muddy.

Microsoft Spins Negative OOXML Result

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Microsoft

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Classic Microsoft press release here on the OOXML decision under the upbeat heading "Strong Global Support for Open XML as It Enters Final Phase of ISO Standards Process":

Also: ISO votes to reject Microsoft's OOXML as standard
And: France suggests merging OOXML into ODF

Solaris raring for a fight with Linux

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OS

the inquirer: SUN CLAIMS that Opensolaris will give Linux a good kicking and will soon be as common as Java. And we thought it was all about peace, love, and...Solaris. But no, Sun is gearing up for one of the classic open source battles.

Go and get Opera 9.5 alpha

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Software

opera blogs: Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to test drive Kestrel yourself. After more than a year of development, we invite you to test Opera 9.5 alpha and tell us what you think about it.

Nouveau project hacks away at free Nvidia drivers

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Software

linux.com: Currently, GNU/Linux users with Nvidia graphics cards have two choices: Either use the proprietary drivers and violate their free software principles, or use the free nv driver and do without 3-D acceleration. The Nouveau project is working to overcome this.

A first look at KDE 4 beta 2

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KDE

arstechnica: As part of Ars Technica's continuing coverage of the KDE 4.0 development cycle, I took the opportunity today to sit down with a fresh build of KDE 4 from KDE's publicly accessible source tree. My tests are conducted on a 64-bit Kubuntu 7.04 system.

What the...? Australia abstains on OOXML vote

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OSS

iTWire: Standards Australia has cast an 'abstain' vote on the proposed adoption of Microsoft's Open Office XML as an international standard.

Linux is my cake and I can eat it too

ITtoolbox Blogs: You have all heard the saying "To have your cake and eat it too". Wanting your cake and wanting to eat it is a natural part of our lives. Linux is the proverbial cake and what is best, there are no restrictions on eating it.

How will Microsoft respond to Linux success?

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Linux
Microsoft

The Open Source Advocate: Let the conspiracy theories begin! Seriously, I want to consider how Microsoft will respond if Linux begins to heavily impact their profitability. Consider these possible actions:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Google grows into a target

  • Sub-$10 processor does HD video, runs Linux
  • Mozilla keeps Eudora alive, releases new version based on Thunderbird
  • GNOME GUI task scheduler install howto
  • Enterprises saving millions of dollars with open source
  • National openSUSE Portuguese Meeting (ENOS) is Over
  • Review of RoadRunner Cable
  • MSOOXML: What Happened in Hungary
  • Back on Ubuntu
  • Jono Bacon Proud of his Dad
  • Fedora Linux add MP3, Java, DVD Playback and multimedia support
  • Using TrueCrypt on Ubuntu for Encryption
  • Paul "Locki" Wedgwood Interviewed + Special ET:QW Competition

Linux market share set to surpass Win 98, OS X still ahead of Vista

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Linux

arstechnica: Recent statistics released by W3Counter reveal that the market share of Windows 98 fell from 1.44 percent to 1.34 percent in August, reducing it to the same level of popularity as the open source Linux operating system, which saw its market share increase from 1.33 to 1.34 in the same period.

Poor Community Advice Is No Substitute For Linux Documentation

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Linux

Matt Hartley: It has long since been my own personal experience that Linux documentation is largely ignored by Linux beginners in exchange for the interactivity of Linux forums. Distro Documentation is Generally Good, But… One distribution that comes to mind when thinking about great documentation is Ubuntu.

Linux Command-Line Cheat Sheet

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Linux

computerworld: This article is reprinted from The Official Ubuntu Book, 2nd Edition, by Benjamin Mako Hill and Jono Bacon, with permission of publisher Prentice Hall Professional. While instructions are specific for Ubuntu Linux, most commands will work with other Linux distributions.

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