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The Problem With “My First Experience With Linux” Posts

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linuxloop.com: A popular topic for bloggers and technology journalists are “my first experiences with Linux” posts. It should be useful to understand the experience of a new user, but all it ends up being is a war. What’s wrong?

Mini Review: Miro 2.0

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raiden.net: Miro is an integrated toolset for finding, organizing, downloading and watching media files on the Internet. It has a lot of features and I'm hoping that this mini review will give people a good idea of Miro's abilities.

Business is booming for open source adopters

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crn.com.au: We're in a downturn - we've heard it enough times itmust be true. We've all been asked to do more with less, to ensure our employees survive the coming year.

OpenOffice.org: 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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pcmag.com: OpenOffice.org–an application suite, not just a Web site—has tricks even Office can't manage. Here are a few that may not be obvious, plus a few ways to make it less annoying out of the box.

Knoppix: live CD par excellence

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itwire.com: While the bigger and better-known Linux distributions tend to get more than their fair share of publicity, there are other bright stars that light up the FOSS firmament and rarely get a mention.

today's leftovers

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  • Linux comes to Windows users' rescue

  • Open Letter to the openSUSE Community
  • How developers see openSUSE
  • Petition - Free and Open Source OS's In Schools
  • Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat or Novell gang up on VMware
  • 10 things you need to know about Linux if you are coming from windows
  • Canonical’s April 2009 Surprise: More Than Ubuntu 9.04
  • Tour of LinuxFest Northwest 2008
  • Interview: Bringing a community together with free software
  • Does Open Source Experience Help in Today’s Job Market?
  • ISU politics professor takes his knowledge abroad
  • is gentoo dying?
  • Mozilla: Sometimes govt. is answer to Microsoft
  • Hacker and Community, part 2/2: Defining Community
  • A Review of the ASUS Eee PC with Xandros Linux pre-installed
  • Tiemann: 'Honeymoon is over' for software lock-in
  • Access Linux Platform 3.0 live, in person, and oh-so-full of widgets
  • Easy Steps to Rip a DVD to ISO in Ubuntu 8.10
  • How to encrypt your Linux backups
  • 5 Apache Troubleshooting Tips for Friday

To Linux or not to Linux?

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education.zdnet.com: One request that actually made it past the budget gods for FY10 was 60 convertible Classmate PCs (30 for each of two schools). This leaves me with a question to answer, though: Do I use Windows XP Home or Edubuntu?

Who Uses Linux?

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ilovemyjournal.com: I was reading this article a few minutes ago, and a conversation I had with a potential employer popped into my head. "Linux is good for hobbyists and people just beginning to understand technology. Microsoft is suited much more for the world of enterprise and corporations."

Finding the right open-source price

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news.cnet.com: I'm currently working on pricing models for several new open-source companies, and I keep running into a similar set of challenges. The primary issue is that when you shrink a market, as open source does, you must to find a pricing model that solves the equation, meaning that your costs must substantially lower in order for you to make money.

Does Ubuntu have the “Guts” to beat Apple?

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buntfu.com: Recently I've been thinking about the comments made a while back by Mark Shuttleworth that he wants to push the linux interface to be on par with Apple's Mac OS X. This statement made me relive an old thought that maybe the great Steve Jobs picked the wrong open source guts to put a proprietary GUI on.

From Vista to Linux (easier than I thought)

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chriswiegman.com: Like many I had been looking for a way to get my office computer off of Windows for some time. I had played around with various Linux distros and even Mac for about 5 years, but I always had some excuse as to why I couldn’t just make the switch.

A first run-in with emacs

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kmandla.wordpress: I have to admit that I had never used emacs — never even installed it really — until yesterday, hoping that the longlines mode would serve as a plausible replacement for nano’s complete and utter refusal to wrap text on the screen without inserting hard line breaks.

What Does Interoperability Mean?

redmonk.com/sogrady: It might seem strange that interoperability - as unsexy a feature as there ever was - would suddenly become the apple of the marketing departments eye, not least because consumers are increasingly gravitating towards products for which a degree of interoperability is assumed.

Debian 5.0

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  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Stable, but inconvenient

  • Server Migration From Ubuntu 8.04 To Debian 5.0

'Opera Turbo' brings bandwidth compression technology to desktop browsing

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kyleabaker.com: Opera recently announced its latest innovation to speed up internet browsing: Opera Turbo. The compression technology Opera Mini users have enjoyed for years has now been adapted for use with a wider range of devices.

Fun and games with the GPL

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pcauthority.com.au/Blog: Where the GPL falls down is at the boundary between open-source and closed-source software. Even the simplest programs rely on system libraries to run, and if those libraries were under the GPL, any software using them would have to be as well.

25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Blender

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linuxhaxor.net: Blender is not only the best free and open source choice but also rivals all commercial 3d applications out there. Blender is the only free 3d application compared against the heavyweight industry favorites like 3d max (which costs around $5000+) and the only second application to support all three major operating system.

An open source to a brighter future?

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timesonline.co.uk: If you went to your bank manager and said you had a great idea for a business in which you gave away your core product to your competitors, it is likely you would be instantly shown the door and not just because of the credit crunch. Yet this is exactly what some of the most successful companies in the world are doing.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0

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  • Debian 5.0 With LXDE: It's Your Grandad On Skates!

  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Flexible and (Almost) Free

Linux 46% Market Share, Windows 43.5% Market Share

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blog.eracc.com: After a study of operating system usage of thousands of people I have discovered that Linux has a 46% market share. Linux now surpasses Windows which is shown to have a 43.5% market share. Overall GNU/Linux distributions have taken the lead from Microsoft based on this study. Honest.

Also: how many linux users are there

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  • Using Open Source Software in a SecDevOps Environment
    On 21 June 2018 the Open Source Software3 Institute is hosting a discussion that should be of high interest to enterprise technologists in the DC/Northern Virginia, Maryland area. From their invite: Come hear from our panelists about how the worlds of Open Source Software and the Secure Development / Operations (SecDevOps) intersect and strengthen one another. SecDevOps seeks to embed security in the development process as deeply as DevOps has done with operations, and Open Source Software is a major factor in Security, Development, and Operations. Tickets are free, but you need to register soon because seating is limited.
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Server: GNU/Linux Dominance in Supercomputers, Windows Dominance in Downtime

  • Five Supercomputers That Aren't Supercomputers
    A supercomputer, of course, isn't really a "computer." It's not one giant processor sitting atop an even larger motherboard. Instead, it's a network of thousands of computers tied together to form a single whole, dedicated to a singular set of tasks. They tend to be really fast, but according to the folks at the International Supercomputing Conference, speed is not a prerequisite for being a supercomputer. But speed does help them process tons of data quickly to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems. Summit, for example, is already booked for things such as cancer research; energy research, to model a fusion reactor and its magnetically confined plasma tohasten commercial development of fusion energy; and medical research using AI, centering around identifying patterns in the function and evolution of human proteins and cellular systems to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, or addiction, and to inform the drug discovery process.
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    Some users are complaining that O365 is "completely unusable" with others are reporting a noticeable slowdown, whinging that it's taking 30 minutes to send and receive emails.  

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