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10 Reasons Why Linux is Better than Windows

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Ubuntu

sizlopedia.com: Linux Ubuntu is one of my new ultimate operating system choice and trust me it is not for the faint of heart. For those of you who think that Linux is terrible and Windows rocks, here is my say on why Ubuntu is better than Windows.

Why does Linux sit only on 2% of desktops?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, Mint and Mepis proponents often claim that desktop linux has improved a lot in last 5 years that it has become much user-friendly and productive. But do you still realize why desktop linux still sits only on 2% of the systems? So what is that big roadblock?

Future Open Source Superstars

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Linux

This week’s Open Source Business Conference was a strange meeting. What is apparent is that in the open source software Red Hat’s no longer exciting. Here are some of the companies that may well be the new open source superstars.

today's leftovers

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News
  • UBI File System

  • Installing Mozilla Prism on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Creating graphs the old-fashioned way with Ploticus
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire with Lisa Hoover (Video) 3-28-08
  • HP Media Vault 2100 Linux Server Reviewed: One Kick-Ass Little Penguin
  • OLPC Nepal Pilot: Preparations
  • Should Gentoo Ditch the LiveCD?
  • Webcams that just work with Ubuntu Linux
  • How To Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 Release Notes Rewritten in Plain English
  • Last Minute Vote Switching in OOXML Decision
  • RIP, gPC. Hello Zonbu!
  • OOo: Mail Merge Documents
  • Wash away the photo workflow blues with blueMarine
  • ASUS Eee PC desktop finally revealed?
  • Fedora 9 beta, Knoppix improvements
  • What is the free software community?

Mozilla Developer Reveals What Firefox 4 Holds in Store

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Moz/FF

dailytech.com: With the release of Firefox 3 imminent, the rest of the Firefox team is cooking up some crazy ideas for Firefox 4. Mozilla is pushing strongly for two very different new lines of research: Prism and Weave.

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we took a look at the NVIDIA Quadro FX1700, which is one of NVIDIA's mid-range workstation graphics cards that boasts 512MB of video memory. Today we are looking at the NVIDIA Linux workstation performance once again but this time it's on the mobile front with the Quadro NVS 140M.

Linux wins PWN to OWN contest

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Linux

tippingpoint.com/blog: Yesterday, on day two of the contest, the MacBook Air was successfully compromised first. So at the end of the last day of the contest, only the Sony VAIO laptop running Ubuntu was left standing.

Watch out Red Hat, there's someone following you

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Linux

itwire.com: Red Hat has just released some remarkable results for the first US quarter. In a couple of years, it might find such achievements a mite harder to come by if the views of those who participated in a survey about open source recently are valid.

No Justification Need

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OSS

LinuxToday: What's at the forefront of my crabbiness is the almost-complete capture of the Open Source Business Conference's news cycle by Brad Smith's presence at that conference left me wondering who else was even there this week, other than Smith, Matt Asay, and a few pundits and luminaries.

The 10 Most Prophetic Sci-Fi Movies Ever

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Movies

popularmechanics.com: When Arthur C. Clarke died last week at the age of 90, science fiction—hell, science in general—lost one of its greatest, most forward-looking masters. In his honor, PM’s resident geek and sci-fi buff analyzes the most eerily predictive, prescient films of the future. They’re not necessarily the best movies—just the ones that got the science right, or will sometime soon.

Flipping the Linux switch: Enlightening experiences with window managers

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Do you remember our youth? The good times we had, the games we played, and that great discussion we had about what makes a window manager different from a desktop environment? Then our relationship sort of got stuck on desktop environments.

Ulteo Application System Beta 1 - the FOSSwire review

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Linux

FOSSwire: Ulteo is an interesting concept. Rather than being just another Linux distribution, founder Gaël Duval (previously of Mandriva fame), wants to simplify the way you use your computer and your digital life. Apparently.

M$ stuff

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Microsoft
  • All That Got Stolen Was Microsoft's Thunder

  • Microsoft makes final heroic grab for OOXML votes
  • How Microsoft killed ODF
  • Microsoft OOXML standardization bid: The clock is ticking
  • Should Microsoft be afraid of Linux?

Linux destined for low-cost Intel Atom PCs?

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Linux

news.com (blog): Intel's low-cost Atom processors will be at the core of inexpensive PCs. And inexpensive computers these days often come with Linux. How do PC companies shave off the last hundred dollars or so to get to $299 or in some cases $199? Easy.

Why we still hate Microsoft

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: I’m not trying to be political here. But what seems to upset most people about Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton for that matter, is this habit of parsing. Microsoft also likes to have it both ways. They want to be seen as cooperating with open source, but

Arch Linux: Popular KISS distro

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Linux
Interviews

hardware.no: Draco Linux and similar distributions, are often referred to as KISS-distributions (Keep It Simple, Stupid!). One of the most popular KISS distributions to date is called Arch Linux which, compared to Draco, has a much larger community and number of developers. To help us understand what make Arch Linux so great, we've asked the lead-developer - Aaron Griffin - some questions.

Aaron Seigo, KDE project lead speaks out

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KDE
Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Aaron Seigo joined the KDE project, which produces a free software desktop system for Linux and Unix platforms, in 2000 and is sponsored by Trolltech. Here he describes how porting KDE4 to Windows and MacOS will enable Kontact, the Open Source groupware application, to challenge the dominance of Microsoft Outlook in the enterprise.

Why Haven’t We Heard About Linux’s Growing Market Share?

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Linux

slashgear.com: Desktops starting with Dell have begun being sold with Linux pre-installed, almost all of the new UMPC Eee-like notebooks that are selling with Linux, and lots of new computers are getting SLED certified. It has me wondering why there hasn’t been a spike in Linux’s market share?

UltraEdit for Linux Coming?

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Software

linuxfud.wordpress: IDM’s UltraEdit is arguably the world’s best text editor…for Windows. I first used it in 2002 as part of a basic programming tool set provided by my client at the time. I was hooked. Alas, my conversion to Linux several years ago forced me to abandon UltraEdit. I check the UltraEdit user forums from time to time, and what did I see?

Opera Public Acid3 build

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Software

labs.opera.com: Two days ago Opera reached a 100/100 pass rate on the Acid3 test for the first time. I am pleased to announce the first public build with a 100/100 pass rate and pixel-perfect rendering!

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