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Linux Threatens Microsoft Monopoly Overseas

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Linux

osweekly.com: How does Microsoft compete with free? And not just free as in free of cost, but free as in freedom to either pay for support when needed or use an in-house IT team that has seen the coming change with their IT training, hence being fluent in all things Linux. Thus far, it appears that they have been unable to do so.

Essential Ubuntu Desktop Apps

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Software

spinthiras.net: Ubuntu always had a super challenging task of proving worthy to desktop users. Here are some applications which you might have not noticed before but are essential to improve your desktop experience and make Ubuntu on your puter just a little better , enhancing the Ubuntu experience and making your life easier.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How's Mandy so far?

  • Microsoft, the Bully
  • Trying Ubuntu Linux for the First Time
  • Shell Scripting, Factorial Primes And Huge Number Computations On Linux And Unix
  • Open source tour of Europe: Poland
  • GNOME Improvement Areas
  • An interview with ugm6hr
  • In Defense of a Linux Education
  • SLED 10 SP2 makes wireless 3G a snap
  • Site Exploits Linux Programmer's Death On Rainier To Hawk Malware
  • Why I use Gentoo GNU/Linux (video)

Linux Only, Two Months Later

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Ubuntu

kerrywong.com: Since I built my new PC roughly two months ago, I have been running Linux (Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit) as my primary operating system, and I have not looked back.

Charging for GNU/Linux is not the answer

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw a item entitled “Maybe we should charge for Linux” in an established GNU/Linux site like Linux Today, and from the managing editor no less! Well I just couldn’t let it pass without comment.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to set Default Operating System to boot IN GRUB

  • Aenigma Fonts for Ubuntu
  • Use more than 3GB RAM on 32-bit Ubuntu 8.04
  • Sierra Wireless MC5725 on Debian Linux
  • Howto Read Vista Burnt DVDs in Ubuntu

KDE 4.0.82 Beta Testing Report

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KDE

artipc10.vub.ac.be: This week-end I upgraded my KDE 4 test installation to KDE 4.0.82, which is now included in Mandriva Cooker. Time to follow up on the bugs I reported last week and to take a deeper look at Plasma, the new desktop concept introduced in KDE 4.

The Linux Terminal For Beginners

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HowTos

davestechsupport.com/blog: A very long time ago, computers didn’t have mice, icons or fancy graphics. Instead of an Operating System with a Graphical User Interface, there was the Command Line Interface. Many computer technicians, expecially Linux geeks, consider it to be one of the best ways to interact with the PC for certain kinds of tasks.

Episode 18 Open Season podcast

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OSS

theregister: Episode 18 of our fine show kicked off with a look at ex-Broadcom chief Henry Nicholas and his current travails with the legal system. If you've yet to hear about this story, you're in for a treat. I mean, really, how can you pass up on a underground hooker bunker?

Linux haters be damned

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Linux

homelinux.org: Lately it seems there’s a lot of hatred directed at Linux. I hear it on certain podcasts, read it on certain blogs and read it in certain articles. Some of these haters are feeling the heat of more and more people switching to Linux. Most of them make their livelihoods sucking on the Windows tit. They feel threatened and scared. It’s the human reaction of your world crumbling around you.

10 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE

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Software
  • How-To: Enable Support for Playing DVDs in Debian Lenny

  • 10 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE
  • Use Several Firefox Versions with Different Profiles
  • 3 BitTorrent Clients for Linux - Review
  • Opera 9.50 Is Out! Review of the Newest Opera Release
  • What You Need to Compile Software in Debian

Configuration Time: Ubuntu vs. Arch

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Linux

endperform.org: I’ve been thinking lately about the configuration time I’ve spent with Arch vs. what I’ve spent with Ubuntu. Now, by configuration time, I’m not just talking about hardware, I’m also referring to customizing and setting up the working environment to my liking.

Linux Mint 5 Elyssa Review

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Linux

ajof.info/blog: Linux mint is a distro which forked off Ubuntu Edgy but has mirrored many of the changes in ubuntu since, resulting in a very close matched distro which can run off of Ubuntu’s repos.

Review of the EEE-PC 701

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Linux
Hardware

distro-review.com: One of the most interesting aspects of the EEE-PC is it's tiny size, little more than a paperback book it doesn't require a herculean stature to transport; hell, it'd fit in my coat pocket. This brings me onto the most crucial thing you need to appreciate with the EEE-PC.

5 Awesome Linux Apps

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Software

internetling.com: Well, a lot of time has passed since my little article about the ten apps I immediately install onto a default Linux setup. And time in open source means evolution! I’ve switched to a few apps that really make my desktop experience more enjoyable because of speed, stability and beauty.

Missed Opportunities.

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Linux

I think we can all agree, that Linux is taking a foothold, and gaining a certain degree of traction among desktop users, the gripes of the past, are being chipped away, and the product is becoming slowly more solid. Now its time to market the product, in a cheap and easy way, by telling us what hardware already works....

Koreans to showcase open source experience in Cebu summit

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OSS

inquirer.net: The local community will get a first-hand account of South Korea's open source experience from government and private executives visiting a national meet in Cebu later this month.

Mandriva Linux One Spring 2008 Review

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MDV

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: This month’s Linux Format Magazine had Mandriva on it and it could run as a LiveCD, so I’m doing this review within the LiveCD. The first thing that pops up (from Mandriva - as opposed to from LxF’s formatting of the disc) is a language dialog box.

People of openSUSE: Rupert Horstkötter

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: This week the openSUSE Project announced the launch of forums.opensuse.org, a merger of the three largest openSUSE forums. Continuing the openSUSE Forums euphoria we present you the Project Manager - Rupert Horstkötter.

Asus Eee PC 901 20G Linux Edition

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Linux
Hardware

trustedreviews.com: After all the anticipation the Eee PC 901 is the first Intel Atom powered Eee PC. Running as standard at 1.6GHz the Atom processor is designed to be as frugal as possible, while delivering the performance required to browse the Internet, watch videos, listen to music and plenty else besides. This may sound simple enough, but the achievement is nothing short of remarkable.

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.