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'Open Minds' want Linux and open source in American schools

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OSS

linux-watch: Many other countries are turning to Linux and open-source for their school-house computer needs, and now there's a conference for those who want to bring it to schools in the U.S.

Apples or oranges? What is JeOS?

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Ubuntu

Enterprise Linux Log: JeOS (pronounced “juice”) is a concept first described in writing by Srinivas Krishnamurti of VMware in this blog entry. With the pronouncement this week by Canonical that the Ubuntu distribution of Linux is now a JeOS product.

OpenOffice.Org 3.0 feature list

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OOo

/home/liquidat: OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2007) is taking place this week. Among the first information available is a talk about the future of OOorg. The conference is held in Barcelona until Friday. The first talks were today, and first files are available.

Is Open Source the Best Way to Unlock the Value of IT?

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OSS

eWeek: Open source is truly the best way to unlock the value of information technology, Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative, said at the annual Gartner Open Source Summit here Sept. 20.

Growing Linux Desktop market share

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Linux

gh-linux.blogspot: Now, I think a few of the "7 reasons" are bogus and irrelevent but a few are close to correct. And, the premise that this is not the Year of the Linux Desktop, and that next year is probably not the Year of the Linux Desktop is valid.

Got more than a gig of RAM and 32-bit Linux? Here's how to use it

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Linux

linux.com: Nowadays, many machines are running with 2-4 gigabytes of RAM, and their owners are discovering a problem: When they run 32-bit GNU/Linux distributions, their extra RAM is not being used. Fortunately, correcting the problem is only a matter of installing or building a kernel with a few specific parameters enabled or disabled.

Linux and its identity crisis

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Linux

c|net blogs: If you've been following the current rift in the Linux community between Linus Torvalds and his minions squaring off against Con Kolivas and the mainstream Linux fanatics, you probably know that it's getting quite heated.

See the Harvest Moon Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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Sci/Tech

iTWire: A Harvest Moon is a full Moon that appears closest to the autumnal equinox, which occurs in 2007 on September 23 in the northern hemisphere. The name “Harvest Moon” is named so because farmers are able to work later at night “harvesting” their crops due to the reflected light coming off of the full Moon.

The Applets of KDE - Part 2

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KDE

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 2 of our series on the Applets of KDE. So let's continue to look at what's available in KDE.

People of openSUSE: Seth Arnold

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SUSE

opensuse news: Today you can read which answers to the ‘People of openSUSE’ questions the AppArmor developer Seth Arnold provides. Immunix was acquired by Novell just over two years ago, and since then I’ve been working to help improve AppArmor for wider use — we would like AppArmor to be included in the mainline Linux kernel, so that more people could enjoy the benefits of easy mandatory access control.

Mandriva Linux 2008 RC2 released

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MDV

adamw: Mandriva Linux 2008 RC2 ‘Kepler’ was released today. New features since the release of RC1 include the final release of GNOME 2.20, the inclusion of the new 8.41.7 version of ATI’s proprietary driver in the non-free repository to support Radeon HD cards, significant kernel updates that improve support for certain ATA controllers and many audio chipsets, some new features in the urpmi and rpmdrake package management tools.

The state of 64bit Distros

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Others

When will they improve? Its long been the case, the Linux, has offered, a decent round up of 64bit distros, most of the big players offer one, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, Debian (I know its essentially the same thing), Gentoo.. I feel not enough is being done with these 64bit variants, in what is becoming a very big market.

Defending Openness

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OSS

Linux Journal: Things have been going pretty well for open source and open standards recently. First, there was the implosion of the SCO case. Then we had the rejection of Microsoft's request for a fast-track approval of its OOXML rival to ODF. Finally, the European Court of First Instance has refused Microsoft's request for an annulment of the terms imposed by the European Commission. Open source and open standards have made huge strides, but in other areas - open access and open data, for example - the fight is only beginning.

Gartner: No New Unix Apps to Emerge After 2009

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OS

eWeek: There are unlikely to be any new applications developed solely for Unix after 2009, George Weiss, a Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst, told attendees at Gartner's annual Open Source Summit here Sept. 20. Linux is now "good enough" for some 80 percent of the applications and environments that exist today.

Mandriva simplifies its new range of products: Mandriva Linux 2008

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MDV

Mandriva PR: With this new release, Mandriva is upgrading its commercial offer around a single unified product: Mandriva Linux Powerpack. Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2008 unifies the former Discovery and Powerpack+ editions. Mandriva Linux 2008 will also be available for download free-of-charge as a single live/install CD.

A bid farewell to Singapore's open source advocate

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Obits

ZDNet: He wasn't one who went with the flow, and was widely regarded as an outspoken advocate of the open source movement in Singapore. Cheok Beng Teck, CIO of the country's Ministry of Defense (Mindef), chartered the way that saw the government body embrace--almost unabashedly--an open source strategy that few in the public sector would have been as comfortable adopting.

Hands on: A word in your shell

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HowTos

ITweek: Recently we have concentrated on the desktop aspects of Linux, particularly on the Ubuntu Linux distributions. This time we will move away from the desktop and instead take a look at the shell environment, which needlessly terrorises many newcomers to Linux and Unix.

One Backend fer 'em all

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Software

bheekly.blogspot.com: I had always looked at Ubuntu's 'Add/Remove Programs' app (gnome-app-install) and wondered whether it would ever become cross-platform and bring its unique simplicity to other desktops. Then, a few days ago, I came across PackageKit on #gnome-journal. At first I could not believe what I was reading, the cross-platform application installer I had always fantasized of was here at last! Over time, my enthusiasm faded.

MEPIS AntiX on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: I snagged the AntiX ISO after a comment left elsewhere here, and while I’m not a big Fluxbox fan, I find this to be one of the most pleasant setups I’ve seen yet.

Open source software for architects

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Software

linux.com: When I began my career as an assistant architect 12 years ago, I used AutoCAD R12, 3D Studio, CorelDraw 6.0, and Photoshop 4.0 for architectural drawing and 3-D modeling. Today, many architects still use their later versions, but those bulky packages provide many functions an architect will never use. Luckily, there are several open source alternatives.

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