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Ubuntu 8.10 upmc for the Asus EeePC? Don't bother, just install the full distro

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I discovered recently the truth of the old saying that necessity is the mother of invention. Yes, I finally did it. I bricked my beloved EeePc. I had just installed the Smart package manager and a subsequent reboot saw me stuck in, well, an eternal boot loop.

Free Software or Open Source? You Choose

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computerworlduk.com: “Free software” or “open source”? It's a perennial question that has provoked a thousand flame wars. Normally, the factions supporting each label and its assocated theoretical baggage manage to work alongside each other for the collective good with only a minimal amount of friction. But occasionally, the sparks begin to fly.

Linux institutionalized, a little look back

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Linux as an Operating System, not just a specific distribution, but all of them. The collective. has been an institution in and of itself for several years now in the server world. Linux and FOSS server software together has developed a dominating presence in the business/server world.

7 Great Free/Open-source Platform Games for Linux

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Gaming

junauza.com: A platform game (also known as platformer) is a video game genre distinguished by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. I have here a list of some great free and open source platform games that you may enjoy.

MAMPU OSCC achieves savings of RM40m with open source

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OSS

openmalaysiablog.com: Say it with me slowly, forty million big ones. That's how much government agencies have saved by deploying open source software in favour of proprietary, and costly licensed technology in government ministries, departments and agencies.

Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: Like most notebooks from Dell, the Inspiron 1525 can be customized to cater to the needs of the customer. The Dell Inspiron 1525 we were testing had an Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 3GB of DDR2 system memory, 15.4" wide-screen 1280x800 display, Intel GMA X3100 graphics, 250GB SATA hard drive, DVD+/-RW drive, Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g, an integrated 2.0MP web-camera, and a 6-cell battery.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 54

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SUSE

Issue #54 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Bugzilla Update to 3.2, Contributor Gifts, and Miguel de Icaza: Mono goes Accessible!

5 Linux Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

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hehe2.net: Contributing to Linux and the Open Source movement can come in many guises. Programming, filing bugs, translating, blogging, and of course podcasting! In this day and age, jumping behind a mic and speaking isn’t really hard, whats hard is actually sticking out of the clutter. Here are 5.

Join the Linux revolution

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whatpc.co.uk: You have undoubtedly heard of Linux, and as a PCW reader it’s very likely you have tried it. Only a few years ago, Linux was something largely best left to the most technically minded, to those who liked to configure and tweak their operating system and liked the idea of free software. That’s not true any more.

Release of NEBC Bio-Linux Version 5.0 - a one-stop shop for bioinformatics tools in a Linux context

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Linux

innovations-report.de: The NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre (NEBC), based at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, has released the latest version of NEBC Bio-Linux, a specialised computing system designed for the environmental genomics research community.

The Key

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OSS

lispmachine.wordpress: I was wandering on #freebsd and #openbsd some days ago and was pretty much amazed when people did not like GNU way. Then I read FreeBSd and OpenBSD FAQs and foud that BSD folks are very keen on replacing any GPLed code in their system with newly written BSD licensed code. what the heck ?

today's leftovers

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  • Dump Windows, save millions

  • Btrfs 0.17 File-System Released
  • Trash rather than rm
  • Linux web tools, Pt. 5 - Readers love editing
  • Ubuntu 8.10 magazine
  • How Can Linux Fit in a Cellphone?
  • The Evolution of Python 3
  • The Perl Future
  • Palm Pre: a first look
  • crystal desktop search applet
  • Virtually shadow your Linux installation
  • Mail Notification - Check Email in the Background
  • MSN changes disconnect Pidgin and Adium users
  • A Few Questions For Jeremy Malcolm (Debian Developer)
  • Debian Project News - January 12th, 2009
  • Linux Guy and Windows Guy Walk a Mile in Each Other's Shoes
  • Mandriva E-Training
  • Kernel Log: main development phase for 2.6.29 ends, new X.org drivers

Where are the Enterprise Management Tools for Linux on the Desktop?

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linuxjournal.com: On January 5, Doc Searls asked What would you use Exchange for? A good question and based on the number of comments, it is generating a lot of discussion. As someone currently embedded in a primarily Windows environment, I want to know where the enterprise management tools for the Linux desktop are?

5 Linux-based Virtualization Companies to Watch

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daniweb.com/blogs: There's only one company that doesn't use Linux for its server virtualization platform. Can you guess which one it is? For the rest of us, who are either too stubborn or too smart to make the shift to Hyper-V, what are our choices?

OLPC days numbered as recession bites

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itwire.com: The One Laptop Per Child organisation (OLPC), looks to have conceded that its "$100 laptop" has been a gigantic lapflop as the global recession bites deeper.

Kubuntu on the HP 2133 Mini-Note

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Ubuntu

kdedevelopers.org: While I was back in the UK for the Christmas break I spent a day in London shopping. I tried an Asus and found the keyboard too small for me, but an Acer One seemed fine. But I came across an HP 2133 with SuSE 10 preinstalled.

Open Source Windows

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Microsoft

blogs.eweek.com: In my previous post, I wrote about how Microsoft's stance toward open-source software has evolved. Obviously, Microsoft isn't getting knocked off its perch any time soon. However, there's no question that Microsoft faces some very real challenges to its platform throne.

Red Hat, Novell rejigger execs

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Linux

channelregister.co.uk: Commercial Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell have both made some changes to their executive ranks as they gear up to go after the money in IT budgets this year.

Dire Predictions: Tech Vendors That May Not Survive 2009

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Software
OSS

channelinsider.com: In the Channel Insider 2009 Market Pulse Survey, we asked solution providers which vendors they thought would go out of business or be acquired in 2009. The results may shock you. Number 1 on the list: Novell.

Two years with PCLinuxOS as main OS

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PCLOS

wamukota.blogspot: My first contact with PCLinuxOS was two years ago in January when the 2007 Test Releases were being rolled out. Although I was a happy Suse, then openSUSE user, I lost the connection. I went looking for another distro.

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