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Best Linux/FOSS News Websites of 2008

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Web

junauza.com: The Best Linux/FOSS news websites of 2008 were chosen based on the site’s relevance, importance, and popularity. Also, the freshness, quality, and consistency of the news stories or information that are featured on these sites are essential.

Review: Mandriva One 2009

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MDV

ericsbinaryworld.com: Somewhere in the middle of 2008 my wife’s computer kept making very disturbing noises upon boot up. She had told me she would move to Linux when her current computer broke. So, I told myself I would switch her over to Mandriva the next time I got a DVD in LXF.

Checking out the Neighbors, part III

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Linux

meandubuntu.wordpress: Continuing looking at more non-Ubuntu distros! This time it is SliTaz and Puppy Linux!

Azureus is dead, long live Vuze

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Software

dedoimedo.com: When it comes to downloading content from the Internet using a P2P protocol of some sort, I'm more of an eMule (aMule) sort of a person. However, if you are into viewing, publishing and sharing DVD and HD modern and current content, Vuze is the application you want.

Interview With Warren Woodford - Founder Of Mepis

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Linux
Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Warren. In specific, we talk about: The origins of SimplyMEPIS, Ubuntu’s role in the larger community, Differences among distros from a developer perspective, and The Linux desktop and the future of client-side Linux.

Lancelot, and the Knights of the Plasma Widget

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KDE

bushweed.blogspot: As controversial as it has been, i've been a supporter of KDE 3's Kickoff menu ( as introduced by openSUSE Linux ), and hence a supporter of the new KDE 4 default menu. There are some vocal protesters, but i feel that this sort of menu is a huge leap forward in general.

Eight Crazy Nights of Hanukkah and Linux

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Linux

daniweb.com: Trying to find something for your gelibte this year? Look no further, my Linux Geek's Guide to Hanukkah will help you make the right decisions.

All aboard for the FLOSS Community interaction! (part 1)

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OSS

cookingwithlinux.com: In this piece I try to explore who the community is and how people and organisations both formal and informal could interact, and what their ground rules might be in some cases, after all it would be unfair of anyone to presume that the same rule sets apply to all groups.

Arch Linux - A sleek, fast Linux distribution

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Linux

linuxhelp.blogspot: I had always wanted to try Arch Linux. Mainly because, most people who used it became its ardent followers and, I wished to know what was the magic that pulled a Linux user to go the Arch Linux way.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Goofy but fascinating Thunderbird Add-ons

  • Rsync Heaven
  • The Difference Between Vista, XP, Linux and Mac OS Explained
  • LF chief talks up Moblin and the well-hedged OS
  • How to sync Evolution with Google's PIM apps
  • Ubuntu Developer Summit Jaunty Group Picture
  • Development configuration tips for Ubuntu
  • Add a line to files using find and echo
  • Open source - the ultimate globalization tool
  • Screencast: How to Build a Fedora 10 Remix
  • GPL Violations: Is Cisco the Big One?
  • legal chess and the GPL
  • Dell’s New Ads Minimize Ubuntu
  • Instructions from Fedora on fixing the dbus problem
  • How to get CMake find what you want it to
  • How to watermark an image using GIMP
  • Firefox, Chrome and IE Talk Add-ons
  • SETI's very large-scale telescope scans the skies
  • Is Linux ready for the average user? My wife thinks so
  • Google Chrome on GNU/Linux

Ubuntu tries marketing slogan, fails

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Ubuntu

pcauthority.com.au: Hey, we like Linux, which is why we're a tad concerned by Ubuntu's efforts to come up with a hip training slogan.

Review: ZaReason Makes Desktop Linux A Breeze

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Linux
Hardware

workswithu.com: Before you finish your holiday shopping, consider the following option: If you’re in the market for a low-end PC, put aside about $300 for the ZaReason Breeze, a small desktop computer that runs Ubuntu Linux.

Q&A with Joe Brockmeier at Novell

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Interviews
SUSE

neowin.net: If you read the Linux section of the Neowin forums recently, you will know that Neowin was recently given the opportunity for a Q&A session with Joe Brockmeier.

Also: Open Source Matures w/ Joe Brockmeier

Play Linux Games From A Live DVD

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Gaming

makeuseof.com: When it comes to gaming in Linux, one of the most frequently faced problems is the sourcing of the game code then compiling and installing them on your machine. Now, without worrying you about any of the technical details, you can play your favorite Linux game from a Live DVD.

Ubuntu & Songbird, sitting in a tree…..

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Ubuntu

whacked.net: I’ve spent the past two days down in Mountain View. Yesterday I spent some time at the Ubuntu Developer Summit meeting with the great guys from the Ubuntu Mozilla-team to see about integrating Songbird into Ubuntu.

Managing your movie collection with Griffith

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Software

linux.com: For a long time, I recorded a basic list of all the backups I made of my movie collection in a scruffy notebook. In due time, I found that relying on a simple piece of paper was wishful thinking. I then endured the laborious process of migrating my list to a spreadsheet on my computer -- but that still wasn't enough. Eventually I found Griffith, a movie collection manager, and was pleasantly surprised to discover what it was capable of.

Archlinux - More Trouble than It’s Worth?

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Linux

bitburners.com: This is a review-like story about my experiences with the Archlinux Linux distribution. I’ve been using Arch for half an year now and I’ve been quite impressed with it.

Fear Not the Linux Command Line!

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HowTos

linuxplanet.com: Most recent converts to Linux spend most of their time in the GUI -- the graphical desktop (whether Gnome, or KDE, or XFCE, or some other interface) that's made to look and act somewhat like Windows and Mac. But if you spend all your time in the GUI, you're missing out.

OpenOffice.org 3

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OOo

linuxworld.com (MacWorld): OpenOffice.org is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with one major additional feature: it's free.

Jack’s best linux tips and features

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Jack regularly moonlights in the 10 Things blog and occasionally even infiltrates the Windows blog! It’s time to round up some of his Linux-related articles that you might have missed.

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Graphics: AMD, Intel and Vulkan

  • AMDGPU DC Fixes For Linux 4.17 Take Care Of "The Dark Screen Issue"
    AMD's Alex Deucher has sent in a small set of fixes for the AMDGPU Direct Rendering Manager driver in the Linux 4.17 kernel. The three patches are for fixing a dark screen issue with AMDGPU DC, a fix for clock/voltage dependency tracking for WattMan, and an updated SMU interface for the yet-to-be-announced Vega 12 GPU.
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Databases: Revenue Shift and PostgreSQL

  • How open source databases are sucking revenue out of legacy vendors’ pockets
    In other words, the value of the open source database market to customers/users is measured in the tens of billions, or even hundreds of billions, of dollars. One other way of thinking about this? That's tens or hundreds of billions of dollars that proprietary vendors will never capture.
  • Has the time finally come for PostgreSQL?
    For nearly 30 years, PostgreSQL (a.k.a., Postgres) has arguably been the most common SQL open source database that you have never heard of. Call it the Zelig of databases, its technology either sat behind or acted as the starting point behind an array of nearly a dozen commercial database offerings from EnterpriseDB to Redshift, Greenplum, Netezza, CockroachDB and a host of others. And PostgreSQL has distinguished lineage as one of the brainchilds of Turing Award winner and database legend Dr. Michael Stonebraker, who started the PostgreSQL project based on the lessons learned from his previous database venture, Ingres.