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Is the OLPC project doomed to failure?

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OLPC

ZDNet: As laudable as this dream is, the ideal unfortunately runs counter to a fundamental fact of life: a computer cannot exist independent of basic economic realities.

Linux: 2.6.23-rc3, Patch Rate Calming Down

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Either people really are calming down, and figuring out that we're in the stabilization phase," Linus Torvalds began in announcing 2.6.23-rc3, "or it's just that it's the middle of August, and most everybody at least in Europe are off on vacation."

Vote in the 2007 Desktop Linux Survey

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Linux

DesktopLinux: DesktopLinux.com launched its 2007 Desktop Linux Survey on August 13, asking users of Linux desktops to identify what distributions they use, as well as their choice of windowing environment (KDE, GNOME, etc.), web browsers, email clients, and Windows-on-Linux solutions.

Update on Stacks

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Software

The Linux Movement: A bit ago I wrote about stacks on Awn well now it's been slightly updated. It looks nicer and has some nice new features but it is still a little buggy.

Installing Fedora - a video tour

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Linux

linux.com: Ready to try Linux but want some hand-holding when you do? Here are three videos that walk you through the process of installing Fedora GNU/Linux.

Mozilla's Lawyer Isn't a GPLv3 Fan

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: The GPL version 3 has been out for six weeks, and the debate about whether to adopt it remains heated.

Also: Mozilla 24: A 24-hour worldwide community event
And: Ubuntu Gutsy - Firefox GranParadiso Alpha 7 has GTK Widgets
&: Pimp Your FireFox

GPLv3 crosses the 50% threshhold

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OSS

matt asay: This just in from Palamida: roughly 50% of active projects licensed under the GPL are now GPLv3. In just one month. That's huge.

Ubuntu Kills Linux, Then Self, Dell Suspected of Foul Play

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OS

devside.net blogs: The world wants Linux. And as we all know, the news can’t be wrong. Especially if it’s regurgitated over and over again on every tech site on the net. Just one problem though…

Novell's Victory Over SCO Could Have Downside For Linux Users

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Linux

information week blogs: The free software world spent the weekend celebrating after a judge nixed SCO's ownership claims over Unix and, by extension, Linux. But the ruling did not specifically address SCO's charge that Linux is a Unix knock off--and a case that could have settled that question for good may now fade away as a result of Friday's decision.

How to turn your USB key into a bootable PCLinuxOS system

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PCLOS
HowTos

the distrogue: If you're a hardcore Linux geek, you'll want to take Tux with you wherever you go. Even if you're a normal user, you probably wouldn't mind having a penguin in your pocket.

AMD 8.40.4 Display Driver

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Software

phoronix: Last month marked the introduction of Fedora 7 support with the fglrx 8.39.4 ATI/AMD driver but not much more than that was to be found. Today the fglrx 8.40.4 driver has been released and what changes does the 8.40.4 driver hold in store for Linux users?

SCO Shares Plummet In Novell Ruling Aftermath

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OS

information week: Shares of business software distributor the SCO Group tumbled in early trading Monday following a judge's ruling that the company has no ownership claim on the Unix operating system. As of 11:00 a.m. Monday, SCO shares (NasdaqCM:SCOX) were off about 70% to 47 cents.

Compiz Fusion, our first release. 0.5.2

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Software

This is it. The news you have all been waiting for…

Compiz Fusion Release 0.5.2 is out!

The Problems With Dual Booting

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OS

OSWeekly: Whether your computer is primarily running Windows, OS X, or Linux, are you or have you ever thought about dual booting two operating systems? It can be done, and why only have one when two are twice as nice, or so they say.

Also: Proprietary vs. OSS Software: The Debate Continues

Linux Ubuntu 2.6.22-9-generic Vs Linux Ubuntu 2.6.22-9-My-architecture

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Linux

Tuxcity: In Ubuntu it is assumed a kernel for generic x86 support should be about as fast as a kernel suited for your arch. So lets see how true this is.

Delay in SCO justice gives Microsoft hope

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: SCO lost. Novell owns the UnixWare copyrights SCO claimed. So does this mean any legal threat from Microsoft against Linux is over? I don’t think so.

KDE Commit-Digest for 12th August 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Significant progress in Colour Mixing in Krita. A new, more usable sidebar for okular. International Date Line support, and the merge of Summer of Code work in Marble. Solid is used for hardware detection in Digikam.

Free as in free milk

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OSS

Freesoftware mag: A first draft of this article has been sitting for months in my hard disk. I decided to finish it after reading that Microsoft will offer its operating system and office suite for $3 per machine to developing countries.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 215

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Stephan Kulow, openSUSE Project Manager

  • Statistics: DistroWatch in Asia
  • News: Development release galore, openSUSE updates, Daniel Robbins on Gentoo's
  • Portage, DragonFly BSD interview

  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 3.4e, Freespire 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pioneer Explorer 1.0, Parsix GNU/Linux 0.90r1
  • New additions: MidnightBSD
  • New distributions: IGOS Nusantara, March Linux, S-M-S
  • Reader comments

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

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Artificial intelligence/Machine learning

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Red Hat News

Container-friendly Alpine Linux may get Java port

Alpine Linux, a security-focused lightweight distribution of the platform, may get its own Java port. Alpine is popular with the Docker container developers, so a Java port could pave the way to making Java containers very small. A proposal floated this week on an OpenJDK mailing list calls for porting the JDK (Java Development Kit), including the Java Runtime Environment, Java compiler and APIs, to both the distribution and the musl C standard library, which is supported by Alpine Linux. The key focus here is musl; Java has previously been ported to the standard glibc library, which you can install in Alpine, but the standard Alpine release switched two years ago to musl because it’s much faster and more compact Read more

OSS and Linux Foundation Work

  • Using Open Source Software to Speed Development and Gain Business Advantage
    Last week, we started by defining “Open Source” in common terms -- the first step for any organization that wants to realize, and optimize, the advantages of using open source software (OSS) in their products or services. In the next few articles, we will provide more details about each of the ways OSS adds up to a business advantage for organizations that use and contribute to open source. First, we’ll discuss why many organizations use OSS to speed up the delivery of software and hardware solutions.
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