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The Win, Fail and Meh of Open Source in 2008

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heise-online.co.uk: With 2008 coming to an end, heise online UK picks what was full of win, who was waiting for the failboat, and who just made us go meh. So in no particular order, here are the Wins, the Fails and the Mehs of Open Source from 2008.

Ubuntu Review: One Year In

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encephalosponge.com: After a somewhat belated New Year’s resolution last year, I did manage to complete my goal much more easily than I previously thought possible. In the last 9 months, I can probably count on my two hands then number of times I’ve booted into Vista or XP. I’ve been using Ubuntu.

Sugar Labs is joining the GNOME Foundation

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gnome.org: Sugar Labs, a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, is joining the GNOME Foundation as part of the GNOME Advisory Board.

KWin visual effects get way better in KDE 4.2

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arstechnica.com: We were impressed with the big improvements in the first KDE 4.2 beta when it was released earlier this month. It fixed a lot of bugs and brought some impressive new features to the Plasma panel system and other areas of the desktop environment. The second beta, which was released last week, builds on that work and adds a lot of important refinements.

24 Hours with openSUSE 11.1

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bear454.blogspot: Back in June I blogged about my first experiences with openSUSE 11.0. Although there were some groundbreaking improvements, the general tenor of my experience was negative. I'm happy to say that both of my major gripes with 11.0 are completely resolved in 11.1, and then some.

GNU, Linux, and the Free Software Movement

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computingtech.blogspot: In 1983, a computer programmer from MIT by the name of Richard M. Stallman grew skeptical of the commercial software packages that were selling for big bucks at computer stores. Since this software was a commercial product, its source code was often protected, and the alteration, or hacking, of the code was prohibited.

Hotrod Your Asus Laptop With 64-bit Kubuntu

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linuxplanet.com: I'm an old-school horsepower junkie. Oddly, I have the same addiction with laptop hardware. My four year old AMD 64-bit HP Pavilion laptop threw a rod (the LCD died) a couple of weeks ago, so this Asus seemed to fit the bill. Now on to the shop...I mean office, for a little 'tweaking' with Kubuntu.

Notifications, indicators and alerts

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Mark Shuttleworth: Let’s talk about notifications! As Ryan Lortie mentioned, there was a lot of discussion across the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, GNOME, KDE and Mozilla communities represented at UDS about the proposals Canonical’s user experience design and desktop experience engineering teams have made for Ubuntu 9.04.

Linux - the OS that keeps on giving

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blogs.the451group: Most Linux users and supporters are well aware of the openness, collaboration and flexibility that mark the OS and its distributions, but we’ve received some more tangible gifts from the Linux community recently as we enjoy the holidays.

Linux Isn't Just Good Ideology -- It's Better Computing

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jdeeth.blogspot: There's no way around it: the longer you run a Windows installation, the slower and less responsive it gets. On my year-old dual-boot laptop, I wait longer and longer for Windows to boot, and longer and longer for programs to do what I ask.

OpenSUSE 11.1: Evolution dependent on Mono

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itwire.com: Any .1 release of a Linux distribution is generally meant to fix bugs which were present in the .0 release, not to introduce new features. In this respect, OpenSUSE 11.1 differs sharply from other distributions. And the news is not all good either.

Also: My first taste of Mono on openSUSE 11.1

Best Linux releases of 2008

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mybroadband.co.za: The second half of 2008 proved to be an exciting time for Linux fans as most of the popular Linux distributions pushed out a pre-Christmas release. We take a look at a few that caught out attention.

Nix fixes dependency hell on all Linux distributions

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linux.com: A next-generation package manager called Nix provides a simple distribution-independent method for deploying a binary or source package on different flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and Red Hat. Even better, Nix does not interfere with existing package managers.

Linux Lists

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  • 15 Tips to Improve your Linux Experience

  • The Top 11 Reasons To Give Linux For Christmas
  • 7 things making me tear my hair out after installing openSUSE 11.1

Phoronix's 2008 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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phoronix.com: Last week our annual Linux Graphics Survey ended. There were over 14,000 submissions this year to the eleven questions we asked pertaining to X.Org, Linux desktop usage, and graphics hardware. In this article are all of the results from this year's survey.

Linux Magazine's Top 10 Articles of 2008

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linux-mag.com: Wrapping up our year in review, we’ve complied the best of Linux Magazine in 2008. Thanks to the writers, editors, and especially, the readers for making this an outstanding year.

An Easy Way to Introduce Inkscape Drawing Program to Youth and Adults

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washingtonpost.com: Inkscape is a fun, free and very powerful vector drawing program that runs on all major computer platforms: Linux, Macintosh and Windows. This program can give you endless hours of enjoyment, even if you're not an artist.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 283

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: First look at openSUSE 11.1

  • News: openSUSE gets new license, Debian votes on firmware in "Lenny", Mandriva sets up community steering committee, Gentoo begins weekly snapshots, interviews with openSUSE and Gentoo developers
  • Released last week: openSUSE 11.1, Linux Mint 6
  • Upcoming releases: VectorLinux 6.0 RC1
  • New additions: ZevenOS
  • New distribution: CacheGuard, Rubuntu
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

All window managers are not equal in screen redraw speed.

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toolbox.com: I have been going through a stage of trying several different window managers and I found something that surprised me. The screen redraw speed of different window managers have a visual difference in screen redraw speed.

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