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Sabayon 4.1 Sneak Peek

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Linux

blog.hyperfish.org: Recently I was this review at danlynch.org and is it just me or is it overly negative, I suppose that is what we get for being reviewed by a Debian fan. He does raise some points that I would like to address however:

Jaunty Jackalope: Where's the Beef?

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: I'm getting a little worried about the state of open source on the desktop. Modest strides forward have been made in recent times, bringing open source to entirely new audiences. But there might be the faintest whiff of complacency.

Mandriva 2009 - Quite all right, but could be better

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MDV

dedoimedo.com: Mandriva is another friendly, popular distro that you should take into consideration when thinking about using or trying Linux. Like its counterparts, it aims to deliver a complete experience to the user.

Slax - Tiny, beautiful, functional

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Linux

pbs01.wordpress: I had downloaded Slax a few days ago. I should say, I am very impressed with this little distro.

odds & ends

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News
  • The little Linux desktop that could: Xfce 4.6 released

  • Slideshow: Debian's Lenny Remains an Apt Community Linux
  • CLW: The Podcast 2 - Knock on the Door
  • Linux to Enter Law Office Through Netbooks?
  • The Beat Of The TomTom, Pt. 2
  • Filezilla - The open source way to FTP
  • Simply Mepis 8 is Finally Here
  • Linux ISVs gain tool to uncover lost license revenue
  • Prevent Firefox from Hogging Memory When Minimized
  • Discord At Last! Unix and Linux-y Humor
  • Novell's OpenSuSE commitment is tested
  • Firefox 3.0.7 Beta Released
  • The risks of using open source software
  • Fortunately, I go the Linux decision right
  • This isn't “Open Source”

M$/TomTom Lawsuit

Linux Foundation Unveils Plans for Upcoming Summit

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The Linux Foundation — the not-for-profit that keeps Linus in keyboards, and most recently, has been looking to glam things up a bit — earlier this month provided a first glimpse into its plans for the 2009 Collaboration Summit, to be held April 8-10 in San Francisco.

Cisco (Quietly) Adds to Linux Kernel

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Linux

earthweb.com: Without much fanfare or self-congratulations, networking giant Cisco Systems has become one of the top contributors to the Linux kernel and an active contributor to the broader open source community.

Review: Ubuntu Mobile Edition

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Ubuntu

wi-fiplanet.com: The mobile Internet device (MID) space is one of the fastest growing platforms with new concept designs appearing every month. Canonical and Intel have teamed up to sponsor the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project with a goal of providing the infrastructure and necessary components for mobile application development.

Linpus Linux To Launch QuickOS Next Week

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Linux

phoronix.com: DeviceVM's SplashTop Linux environment really was revolutionary in pushing the "instant-on Linux" theme as it was able to boot to its desktop in just a few seconds. Next week there will be a new competitor joining the "instant-on Linux" scene.

A Short Review of KNOPPIX v6.0.1

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: What can I say but Knoppix is a great distribution! Always has been. Even back when I was in college I used to use Knoppix on the Microsoft Windows 2000 client desktops just so I can remain somewhat sane and continue to work.

Mepis 8.0 Desktop - A Debian Joyride

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: This time around I tried the daddy of many desktops, Debian Lenny, and compared it with Mepis 8.0 on my notebook. I am pleased Debian has made itself easy to install and use. However, Warren has spelled magic onto Debain through his much tested Mepis.

Sneak preview of Suse Linux Enterprise 11

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SUSE

h-online.com: Novell is offering a sneak preview of the forthcoming Suse Linux Enterprise 11 server (SLES) and desktop (SLED) versions to download. SLE 11 contains current software, including kernel version 2.6.27, X.org 7.4, Gnome 2.24 and KDE 4.1, Apache 2.2.10 and Samba 3.2.5, PHP 5.2.6, and Python 2.6.

Also: SuSE Linux Enterprise 11 vs. openSuSE 11.1

Debian 5.0 Continues Strong Linux Tradition

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Linux

eweek.com: Version 5 of the Debian GNU/Linux open-source operating system offers the same top management tools and processor support that previous versions of the Linux operating have. There also are a host of updates.

Why Linux Users Should Try Ubuntu First

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Ubuntu

codingexperiments.com: If I had a penny for every seasoned Linux user whose eyes are currently bulging in anger at this title... Below are some reasons why Ubuntu should generally be the distro that new Linux users try first.

Also: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5 Screenshot Tour

Arora, a refreshing new Qt/WebKit browser

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Software

kev009.com: The Gentoo Qt maintainers have been doing a fantastic job of getting cutting edge Qt software into shape. Recently they bumped the Arora ebuild to version 0.5. Arora is a lightweight browser based on Qt and WebKit.

today's leftovers

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News
  • 5 Minute Comparison - Ubuntu 8.10 and Debian Lenny

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5 released
  • Linux Outlaws 79 - A Community Gone Wild
  • Nokia Multi-Core Linux MID
  • Open Source Vendors welcome new UK Government policy, but want more action
  • Dries Buytaert on the Future of Open Source
  • Sun's McNealy: Some federal officials see open source as 'anti-capitalist'
  • Open source for hard times
  • Open-source leaders see Microsoft-TomTom suit as a threat
  • The Android Developer Experience
  • Random Ubuntu sighting
  • Microsoft's forthcoming cloud must support Linux
  • Startup adds Ubuntu as OS for unified communications
  • Commandline 101: Basic Directory Commands
  • Howto Play Music And Video In Fedora 10
  • IMAP no fleas on this Mutt
  • How to Kill a Running Process
  • Simplify Dropbox URLs with Lighttpd
  • Howto block DDOS attacks on Ubuntu

Novell spills sales after pipe breakage

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: For the quarter, Novell's sales fell by 7 per cent to $214.9m and were hurt by a dramatic drop off in software license sales, which fell by 29.7 per cent to $28.3m. Services sales at the company fell even more dramatically, down 31.7 per cent to $27.8m.

Xfce 4.6 Final Released

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Software

xfce.org: After more than two years of development, Xfce 4.6.0 has just been released. Xfce 4.6 features a new configuration backend, a new settings manager, a brand new session manager and sound mixer as well as several huge improvements of its core components.

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