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  • UK may make last-minute U-turn on OOXML

  • Kenya Changes From Yes to Abstain! Denmark Says No; EU Commission Investigating Poland
  • President of EU Academy for Standardisation criticizes OOXML, says duplicative standards conflict with WTO rules
  • Germany Stays in the OOXML "Yes" Column
  • Oh Miguel...
  • OOXML Vote Coverage

Red Hat Revenue Outlook Tops Forecasts

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Linux

reuters.com: Red Hat Inc issued a revenue outlook on Thursday that topped Wall Street forecasts, saying that its business software is poised for strong growth in a weak economy because it costs less than rival products.

Open source and the shrinking waterhole

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Dana Blankenhorn: Despite a lot of brave talk at OSBC there is little doubt that open source is heading into its first recession. This recession starts just as many open source vendors are starting to look beyond their own forges for sales. I’ve heard people say they’re even hiring salesmen.

Linux Live CDs: A Convenient Approach to Personal Computing

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Linux

desicritics.org: Linux platform for computing is difficult to understand for an average personal computer user, the traditional Microsoft Windows Operating System users especially find it inconvenient with excessive amount of options Linux presents. I would like to focus on Linux Live CDs as a way for an individual computer user to simplify computing.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Solved: Desktop Recording with Sound

  • How To Backup Your iPod Music on Linux
  • How To Use Filezilla As An SFTP Client
  • Automatic FTP Backup System - A Very Simple Solution
  • Introduction BackupPC
  • How to create a shortcut in your desktop?
  • Top Tip: How do I remove Grub?
  • Four Table Tips for OpenOffice Writer

Custom Compiz Effects in Ubuntu 8.04

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Software

tombuntu.com: Installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and are wondering where the custom visual effects setting has gone? The way this works has changed in Ubuntu 8.04.

The Best Linux Marketing Tip: Don’t Mention Linux

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy wasn’t looking for love, but he found it during a trip to his local CostCo last night. There, he spotted the $299 Eee PC from Asus. It’s built on Linux — but CostCo’s in-store promotional materials for the device barely mention Linux. That may be a smart move. Here’s why.

Battle of the Beasts: Wolvix vs. Pardus

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Linux

junauza.com: Another exciting month has almost passed. So far, I tried and tested two equally fantastic and capable Linux distributions. Wolvix 1.1.0 and Pardus 2007.3 are well-crafted distros that truly deserve some attention. Some might ask which one is better between the two. There’s only one way to find out.

Yahoo is the Reason for Microsoft's New Open Source Stance

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Microsoft

ostatic.com: It's not every day that a Microsoft executive as highly placed as senior vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel Brad Smith shows up at an open source conference, but he made an appearance at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco this week. What people keep missing is how Microsoft's proposed Yahoo deal would force it to embrace open source.

Gentoo - Utilities tmpwatch and flagedit

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linuxtidbits.wordpress: Gentoo users eventually branch out from the utilites Portage gives to do more advanced tasks, quicker. There are a good number of these utilites in the Portage tree including tmpwatch and flagedit.

Filing US federal taxes under Linux

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Linux

linux.com: Filling out tax returns has traditionally been an area where Linux comes up short compared to the proprietary platforms, but you actually have several options for using commercial income tax products on a Linux platform. Here's a quick look.

I switched to Linux

Intel Core 2 Duo T9300

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Hardware

phoronix.com: For a year now Intel has been flaunting its 45nm "Penryn" processor core with its SSE4 instruction set, High-K metal gate transistors, and 6MB of L2 cache. We have compared its performance against earlier Centrino-based ThinkPads as we look at how this latest Intel processor performs with Ubuntu Linux.

Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

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Ubuntu

ubuntuland.nireblog: Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually "just works." But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time.

Texmaker tames LaTeX

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Software

linux.com: Texmaker is an editor for the document markup language LaTeX. It lets you concentrate on the content of a document, while the underlying LaTeX engine takes care of the layout. Whether you are experienced with LaTeX or just starting out, Texmaker makes LaTeX easier to tame.

Compiz Fusion Community News for 25th March 2008

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: Welcome to yet another edition of the Compiz Fusion Community News, lots of cool new things for you to try out this time. This time we’ve got a few bugfixes, a sleek new curved expo mode, screenlets supporting web-based widgets and a re-write of the Wallpaper plugin.

Hacker Super Bowl pits Mac OS vs. Linux, Vista

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OS
Security

linuxworld.com (IDG): It's the most anticipated matchup in the hacker world: Linux versus Mac OS X versus Vista. Who will get hacked first? That's what organizers of the CanSecWest security conference hope to discover this week.

KDE’s Plasma Project aims to find out who their users really are

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KDE

newlinuxuser.com: As an analyst, I work with data about people and their systems. One of these aspects involves usability. And even if I don’t use KDE and KDE apps much I still feel in awe of the Plasma project’s aim. User profiles are not easy to figure out and it does take time and much analysis.

Photoshop goes online, free

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Software

tectonic.co.za: Adobe today announced an online, free, version of its popular Photoshop application. And because Photoshop Express is Flash-based the application will run across most operating systems including Linux, Mac and Windows.

A Borg's night with Linux.

blogs.ittoolbox: It was a typical Wednesday night for this particular Borg who we will call for the sake of names Locutus Smile As Locutus had to go straight to a Linux Users Group meeting from work he remotely logged in via ssh with a secure key and set the borgship to start recording from the DVR-card his comedies that would be starting while at the meeting.

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