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The Open Source Year 2009

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: Every year Open Source technology is improved and extended. This post sheds some light on new technologies which might arrive in 2009.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 280

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature story: Linux distributions and the global economic crisis

  • News: Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 performance benchmarks, Glendix brings Plan 9 to Linux, Pardus case study, VectorLinux's new graphical installer
  • Released last week: Fedora 10, FreeBSD 6.4
  • Upcoming releases: Slackware Linux 12.2, FreeBSD 7.1
  • Donations: Dillo receives €115.00
  • New additions: Wifislax
  • New distributions: 4bak, Zorin OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Nepal pushes for FOSS adoption: Will the world follow?

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OSS

linuxsolutions.fr: On the fertile battlefield of open source vs. closed source, Nepal has signalled a change as free and open source software such as Linux has been adopted as a serious contender to commercial software, a la Microsoft.

What's new in Fedora 10

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The tenth version of the Fedora project's Linux distribution promises both a faster and more visually pleasing start-up procedure, thanks to kernel-based mode-setting and the Plymouth program. Fedora 10 – version name "Cambridge" – includes state-of-the-art components and offers many new features that are likely to be incorporated into other distributions in the near future.

An Ubuntu User Takes Fedora 10 For A Test Drive

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I want to like Fedora. It is an important distro from a big player in the Linux community. I want it to succeed. The problem is that I don’t like it and I haven’t from its first release. Whenever I try Fedora, I try to keep an open mind. However, with each new release or failure, it becomes increasingly difficult to like Fedora.

Fixing Linux: What's Broken And What To Do About It

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Linux

informationweek.com: The open-source operating system still has major problems that need immediate attention. Our expert recommends configuration, versioning, and GUI enhancements, to name a few.

Just what does it take to switch to desktop Linux (part 1)?

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Linux

zdnet.com: Last week, when I asked “Are you sure you don’t just want to use Ubuntu?” I received a record number of talkbacks, good, bad, and in between. One of the more interesting, though, came from reader ksheppard, who responded with a challenge.

CrossOver Games for Linux Running Diablo 2

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Software

penguinpetes.com: For those of you wondering where the blazes I've been - this should answer your question! I saw the post on Slashdot where CodeWeavers was giving away licenses to CrossOver for a limited time. So I'd been curious about it, but not urgently. This was just the time to try it.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Desktop Pattern reimplemented in Plasma

  • Keeping Linux Safe Since 1994
  • Ubuntu bread v1.1 - A better user experience
  • Linux Outlaws 66 - Ramrod
  • Time to Say Goodbye to Gentoo
  • How can open source programmers make money?
  • Vincent Danen: Mandriva community support
  • Open Source 'Fundamentally Superior': Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #119
  • Major Suckages with Cinepaint
  • apticron: cron-script to mail impending apt updates
  • 8 of 2008's Latest Linux-Powered Mobile Phones
  • Shred and secure-delete: tools for wiping files, partitions and disks in GNU/Linux
  • Open Source: The Model Is Broken
  • Getting an XML File List from K3b Project Files
  • Creating or editing movie subtitles
  • How to enable the serial port on XEN servers
  • Set up a SSH-based point to point connection
  • Making Skype and Ubuntu 8.10 get along
  • Evolution Virus Scanning
  • Build your own PC Part III

Let it snow on Firefox

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: For the South Hemisphere and tropical countries it is not even cold, so white Christmas happens only on TV, movies and books… … and Firefox.

The H3v web browser. Is it a Dillo killer?

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: When it comes to browsers, the Unix community is positively spoiled for choice: Firefox, Konqueror, Flock, Opera, Epiphany, Galeon, Kazehakase, Links, Elinks, Lynx, W3m and Dillo. From the minimal to the relatively bloated all life is there.

Ubuntu Remains Best Linux Distribution for Desktops

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: The latest version of Canonical’s Linux distribution, Ubuntu 8.10, still outshines the Linux desktop offerings from Red Hat and Novell, and is the best open-source alternative to Microsoft and Apple operating systems.

Linux on the iPhone! Why Should You Care?

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Linux

hehe2.net: Time and time again I expressed my disdain for Apple and their anti-competitive tactics by locking down the iPhone and iPod. So its no wonder that the news the Linux kernel has been successfully ported to the iPhone came as a breath of fresh air.

Why Ubuntu and Too Much Trust Can Be Bad

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: One of desktop Linux’s chief selling points is its near-immunity to malware. Whether this superiority is due to the Unix security measures that Windows lacks, or to the mere fact that comparatively few people use Linux on desktop computers, it makes Linux attractive in an era when all manner of nasty things can be done to computer users by exploiting bugs in the software they run.

KDE 4 Video Editor Kdenlive Released

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Software

dot.kde.org: The promising nonlinear video editor Kdenlive has made its first non beta for KDE 4, version 0.7 is on us. This closes another gap of the free desktop world: a usable open source video editor.

Microsoft Makes $20 billion dollar bid for Linux based Yahoo

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Linux
Microsoft

tribbleagency.com: The UK Times is reporting that Microsoft and Yahoo! are in a $20 billion dollar deal (less than half their bid in February of $44.6 Billion) , the question not asked is what is Microsoft going to do with all those Linux servers?

How a Mandriva Upgrade led to me installing OpenSUSE

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MDV
SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: I've been waiting to upgrade europa, who's been running Mandriva 2008.1 Power Pack. I've been quite happy with it. Of course, the only reason to upgrade is because Mandriva 2009.0 Power Pack is the new hotness, which makes 2008.1 old and busted.

State of hardware support in Linux

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Linux

lucas-nussbaum.net: I’m getting increasingly annoyed by the state of some aspects of hardware support in Linux.

Even More Madcap Manpages

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Humor

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: While out trudging through the wasteland of that thingy they call the Internet, looking far and wide for stuff to make me chuckle, I ran across this awesome collection of fake, and funny, man pages.

5 Pranks for Your Linux-Using Friend

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Please use your judgment about the person, the computer, and the prank before attempting this. Always try whatever you plan to do on your own computer or some other safe computer before doing anything.

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