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Story Tizen-powered Samsung Z smartphone with open source mobile OS Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:59am
Story Nine Advantages of Open Source Software Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:56am
Story Unreal Engine 4.2 Brings 500+ Updates Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:54am
Story Meizu Will Present A Meizu MX3 Phone Running Ubuntu Touch, At The Mobile Asia Expo 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:41am
Story The future of activity switching Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:39am
Story Theming and Style in GNUstep Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 5:32am
Story Mesa 10.1.5 Is Out While Waiting For Mesa 10.2 Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:59am
Story FreeBSD 9.3 Beta 2 Is Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:46am
Story Get Your Ubuntu to Look like Mac OS X with a Simple Theme Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:41am
Story Valve Funds Glassy Mesa Development For Better Driver Performance Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 12:30am

Ubuntu and the coming Linux popularity contest

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Linux

cnet.com: It's just a matter of time before Ubuntu is crowned "enterprise ready" by one of the major ISVs. Will it be able to maintain its popularity once it is popular with enterprise buyers?

Free alternatives are good enough

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OSS

tuxtoday.wordpress: To be honest, there isn’t a discussion to be had over which os is better between the major Linux distros or Vista. It’s so obvious that you have a lot more functionality in, say Ubuntu or Suse. Linux is good enough, and that’s the key.

Can Linux Be This Good?

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I had an epiphany the other day. It happened this way. I was using Ubuntu, my Linux operating system of choice, when I found myself looking at my screen, mindlessly twirling the Compiz Fusion cube and painting fire on the screen. I was restless. And then it struck me.

10 things to consider when choosing a Linux distribution

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: I can’t begin to tell you how many people over the years I have consulted with about choosing a Linux distribution. And even with my own personal loyalties to one distribution or another, it always amazes me how certain distributions are better suited to various users and needs. So when I set out to write a 10 Things article, it only made sense that my first one be related to choosing a Linux distribution.

OOXML triggers demonstration in Norway: "Let's throw OOXML out of ISO"

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OSS

noooxml.org: People were demonstrating today in Oslo in front of the ISO SC34 meeting against the adoption of Microsoft OOXML as an ISO standard, and especially against the behaviour of Standards Norway, who voted Yes to the specification, despite a lack of support by a majority of the technical committee.

Also: Unix beardies get legal over OOXML

Puppeee: Puppy for your Eee PC

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Linux

linux.com: The Asus Eee PC ultraportable comes bundled with a version of Xandros as its operating system. If you would like to try a different Linux distro on your Eee, there are plenty of options to choose from, including eeeXubuntu, EeeDora, ZenEee, EeePCLinuxOS, and Puppeee. The latter is based on Puppy Linux.

openSUSE 11.0: Package installation 743% faster for default patterns

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SUSE

kdedevelopers.org (coolo): We implemented some very interesting features for openSUSE 11.0 to make the installation easier and faster:

Mark Shuttleworth: Playing nicely with Windows

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Linux

markshuttleworth.com: Windows is a very important platform, and our justifiable pride in Linux and the GNU stack shouldn’t blind us to the importance of delivering software that is widely useful. I believe in bringing free software to people in a way that is exciting and empowering to them, and one of the key ways to do that is to show them amazing free software running on their familiar platform, whether that’s Windows or the MacOS.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Before Switching Your Linux Distro

  • How To Get .docx Working in Linux
  • Sign & Encrypt your Emails with Thunderbird/Enigmail
  • Encrypt / Sign your Email in Evolution
  • Export Kmail into Thunderbird
  • How to Auto Login to Ubuntu
  • Speed up Gnome in Ubuntu: Tip2
  • Share your music with other computers in the house
  • Ubuntu Server Guide: Part 1
  • Testing the new "gold" linker from binutils

Mandriva presents its latest distribution: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (Updated)

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva, the leading European Linux distributor, today announces the launch of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring, the major new release of Mandriva Linux, featuring hundreds of improvements which make for a quicker and more powerful distribution that is easier to use than ever.

Lots to See at the Apache Foundation's European Conference

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Software

ostatic.com: Today marks the beginning of ApacheCon EU, the European conference for and about technologies sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). While I am not at the conference, I wanted to take the opportunity to post about the ASF and a number of the technologies that it has helped to create and promote.

Linux developers look to break out

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Linux

statesman.com: The Linux community can churn out software code at a fearsome pace. Hundreds of them have come to Austin this week for the Linux Foundation's collaboration summit. For much of Tuesday, Linux developers, analysts and users took a look at the opportunities and challenges they face in pushing the free, open-source software to a more mainstream audience.

Review: PC-BSD 1.5

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BSD

raiden.net: PC-BSD, a strong contender for the top desktop distribution out there, has once again grown, going from version 1.3 to 1.5 in just under a year. In that time it's grown, prospered, and had it's fair share of growing pains as well. But version 1.5 is only one subversion up from the previous version 1.4 that we reviewed. So what makes version 1.5 better than its predecessors and worth a look from us? Well, let's have a look.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 17

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Issue 17 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue:
openSUSE-Education 1.0 RC2 for openSUSE 10.3 is Ready, Tips and Tricks: Quick host-to-host transfer, and Stephan Binner: openSUSE’s KDE 4.0.3 Packages.

RE: Nine Improvements Needed in KDE, by Bruce Byfield

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KDE

Aaron J Seigo: Thanks for trying KDE 4.0.x and then writing about it. It's always great when people try something for a while and then give their honest opinion on things. I'd like to address some of the issues you raise, so let's start where you started:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Mozilla Developer News April 8

  • Open source will not save education
  • Why Linux Desktop Fragmentation is a Good Thing
  • State of the Linux union is sound
  • IDC bullish on Linux in the enterprise
  • Red Hat's business model: the "elevator speech" version (video)
  • Here Comes the Open Source Metaverse
  • Asus avoids Atom to get next Eee PC out early?
  • An opportunity to End Software Patents: ESP briefs Court in its historic rehearing of the Bilski case
  • The brazilian Election Supreme Court migrates 430 thousand voting machines to GNU / Linux
  • Fresh blood - the new fight for open source
  • A world of beautiful broken toys
  • I Don’t Like KDE4 in Ubuntu / Kubuntu Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Usage And Compile Help For Linux/Unix Network Port Shell Program

  • Using rsync to back up my laptop
  • Use OTR to Encrypt Pidgin Conversations
  • How to try Ubuntu without messing with your existing OS?
  • Selecting two or more drawing objects in an OpenOffice Writer document
  • Working with Linux Services
  • Howto install Cinelerra in ubuntu gutsy gibbon
  • How to install Savage 2: A Tortured Soul on Linux
  • Detect intruders on your network with Snort
  • VirtualBox Exploit - How to Share your USB key between Ubuntu and Windows
  • Hidden Linux : New OOo
  • Basic linux concepts and command
  • Google Gadgets and Web Widgets on Your Desktop with Screenlets

Maybe it's not Mandriva, maybe it's not Fedora, maybe it's GNOME 2.22 (screwed)

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Software

beranger.org: As Mandriva Spring has been made available to the early seeders, it means all the Cooker packages as of today are already Mandriva 2008 Spring, right? So the updated Mandriva system I am running is actually Mandriva 2008 Spring, right? I have some bad news in this case...

The Leader of the Pack? Hands-On Video of the HP 2133 Mini-Note

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Hardware

blog.laptopmag.com: HP is offering four different SKUs including ones with a SuSE Linux OS. We have had our hands on the $749 version for a few weeks now. To our surprise, our little system ran Microsoft Vista without a hiccup.

Linux, the Next Battleground for Closed Source Software Development

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Linux

ostatic.com: From the recent spate of open source project acquisitions by large software vendors to the increasingly popular model of offering paid “enterprise” versions of open source software, we’ve all noticed the changes in the open source community. Some consider these trends part of the maturing of the open source software market, while others view these trends as potentially dangerous to fundamental open source concepts. Things may have just gotten worse.

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