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Story 30-way Intel/AMD/NVIDIA Linux 2D Performance Comparison Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:21pm
Story Diving into FOSS Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:10pm
Story LLVM Clang Moves A Bit Closer To Compiling The Linux 3.16 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:08am
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

Low-cost laptop wars: Vista, XP or Linux?

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pcadvisor.co.uk: As the release of low-cost laptops based on Intel's upcoming Atom processor draws near, Microsoft is getting boxed into a corner. Microsoft plans to stop selling most Windows XP licences after 30 June, yet most of these low-cost laptops won't be powerful enough to run Vista when they arrive later this year. That leaves Microsoft executives with a choice: do they extend the availability of Windows XP for low-cost laptops, or possibly concede this nascent market to Linux?

LinPC: PCLinuxOS Preinstalled Systems

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PCLOS
Hardware

linpc.us: LinPC is proud to bring you PCLinuxOS systems! Our systems come standard with an AMD Athlon 4200+ dual-core cpu and 1GB DDR2 memory. We also use a Full tower case with a 430 watt power supply.

Ubuntu a generic distro

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Ubuntu

thelinuxblog.com: I was checking my daily digg news and i came across Is Ubuntu becoming the generic Linux distro?. Ok now aside from the fact that this guy has had a total of like a year of Linux use and is not very well informed, I agree with his opinion.

Report: Open-Source Features Catch Up

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OSS

eweek.com: Gartner says open-source operating systems—Linux in particular—have caught up to their fee-based counterparts, but a new report predicts costs will rise as well.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find files on your system using ‘locate’

  • Create a custum conky setup
  • Enabling Temperature Sensors in Ubuntu
  • AutoYaST: NIC Bonding
  • how to stop postgres on ubuntu Linux
  • How to Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu

Why I Really Hate Linux: Substitute Applications

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Software

distrogue.blogspot: On Windows, most people manage their music libraries via iTunes, the nice, user-friendly music manager that everyone knows about. But here on Linux, we're expected to use some program called Amarok that nobody's heard of. And it sucks.

Backed by Intel, Ubuntu, Google, mobile linux is poised for commercial takeoff in 2008

blogs.zdnet.com: Despite earlier efforts from pioneering companies like MontaVista, Lineo and Access, the open source operating system has always taken a back seat to proprietary mobile operating systems. The mood changed in 2007.

Granular distro preview is worth a look

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Linux

linux.com: Granular Linux is a desktop-oriented distribution based on PCLinuxOS. Its primary goals are to be easy to use and user-friendly. With the new preview release of version 1.0, Granular has come a long way toward achieving these goals, and becoming a unique distribution with its own benefits and problems.

Ubuntu is for U

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Ubuntu

minorityblog.wordpress: Yes, I know… It’s good… why? I tested it for a couple of weeks. I just came from a longer than usual stay in Portugal and since I had no time to compile Gentoo from scratch I gave Ubuntu 7.10 a try. The hype around Ubuntu has in fact its reasons.

Why Won't Linspire, Inc. Hold a Shareholders Meeting?

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: When I served for six years as Linspire's President, and later as CEO, one of the things I took pride in was our solid management team. I hold quite a bit of Linspire stock, and one of my biggest concerns when I resigned from Linspire was that Michael Robertson would not have this same concern for the shareholders that I had.

Flipping the Linux switch: Control freaks, meet KDE Kiosk

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KDE

downloadsquad.com: Linux is great to use at home. It can be handy at work. It's a great server operating system. But there's one other place that Linux is really worth its weight in gold: public, or semi-public, computers. There's nothing quite as nerve-wracking as seeing someone on a computer you're responsible for, and wondering what exactly they're up to.

How To Explain Linux to a Windows User

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Linux

foogazi.com: Theres been a question I have seen on multiple occasions both on the “How do I explain Linux to a Windows user” end as well as the “What is Linux?” question. That got me thinking.. what is the best way to explain Linux to a normal Windows user who has never heard of Linux?

Test-driving OpenOffice.org 3.0

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OOo

linux.com: With OpenOffice.org 2.4 just released, OpenOffice.org 3.0 (OOo3) has already passed its feature freeze, and is scheduled for release in September. Based on recent development builds, what can you expect?

Review: Zenwalk Linux 5.0

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Linux

raiden.net: Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware-based distribution that has set a personal goal for itself to be one of the slimmest and fastest distributions out there. Their focus in this distribution is towards a strong graphical desktop and multimedia implementation. But how does Zenwalk perform?

Microsoft & Linux: At What Point Is It Cheaper to Just Buy Novell?

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SUSE

sys-con.com: Microsoft no longer sees itself as simply a Windows company. One recent indication of this is their determination to buy the LAMP-centric (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Yahoo! Instead of migrating all the tried and tested Yahoo! services over to a Windows server infrastructure, wouldn't it be simpler to establish Microsoft Linux through the acquisition of Novell?

KDE and Wikimedia Collaborate

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KDE e.V and Wikimedia Deutschland have opened a shared office in Frankfurt, Germany and have hired a joint employee for administration.

various shorts

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OSS
  • Devnet - PCLinuxOS Seperate

  • Free Software Conference
  • Geneva to Install Ubuntu on 9000 School Computers
  • Online Tour of Ubuntu in the Works

Xubuntu “Hardy Heron” Beta Still Can’t Fly

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: Being a fully satisfied Xubuntu 7.10 user, I've been eagerly waiting for the distribution release of Xubuntu 8.04 which will be coming out most probably at the end of the month. To have a feel of what's yet to come, I downloaded and installed the recently released Xubuntu 8.04 Beta. So, is Xubuntu "Hardy Heron" tough enough?

Git With the Program

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Software

ostatic.com: The Internet has, of course, been essential to the growth of the open-source movement. The Internet has also made it possible for developers to parallelize their work, with each programmer on a project handling a different part of it. The solution is to use a version-control system. In the last few years, a new style of version-control system has emerged.

A Hard Look At The ASUS EeePC

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Linux
Hardware

blue-gnu.biz: I have been examining the ASUS EeePC since February, and would like to share my experience and viewpoint on this popular tool. The good news is that it works as advertised. And the bad news? Well, see for yourself.

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