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Open Season Episode 17

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theregister.co.uk: The latest episode of our Open Season podcast series is live for your enjoyment. This time, former Sleepycat/Oracle bigwig Mike Olson joins us and provides clarity across our mess of discussion. What do we talk about?

A tantalizing taste of Firefox 3: testing RC1

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has issued the first official release candidate of Firefox 3, the next major version of the popular open source web browser. Firefox 3 includes a visual refresh as well as a multitude of exciting new features and significant improvements. Our testing indicates that this release candidate is fairly robust and ready for extensive testing.

Babies, grandmas and Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: It’s not often that I can go to a friend or community gathering and get the chance to talk open source with new people. But last weekend, while attending a baby shower, it went beyond the usual, flimsy open source familiarity. I met a man who actually uses Linux.

The state of Open Source in the Data Centre

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it-director.com: At a time of stability and excellent support in the Linux world, we can look back at the revolution over the last few years and wonder how we got here.

First Experiences with Ubuntu 8.0.4

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liberidu.com: While being in Greece (2, 3 weeks ago), my nephew asked if I could install Ubuntu on his desktop. His desktop already contained Windows Vista Home Edition and I was not so sure if it would work to install a dual boot environment.

New group advocates for FOSS in libraries

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linux.com: A new advocacy group, the Public Software Foundation (PSF), is working to make free and open source software available to local libraries so it can be checked out and used just like a book or video. The premise is simple: hand out one CD and maybe you've taught one person; make it available in a library and perhaps you'll reach hundreds or thousands.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS vs. Windows XP SP3: Application Performance Benchmark

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OS

mssaleh.wordpress: I wanted to compare Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in terms of applications performance. A lot has happened since; Ubuntu 8.04 came out, Microsoft finalized their third service pack for Windows XP, and best of all I upgraded my PC. I decided to test again.

Danish vote on OOXML standard disputed by committee member

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computerworlduk.com: By voting to adopt a standard based on Microsoft's OOXML document format, the Danish national standards body has approved an unknown text against the wishes of the main representatives on its own technical committee.

Fedora 9: Leading edge or bleeding edge?

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Linux

linux.com: With Fedora 9, the Fedora project continues its tradition of being the most innovative major distribution, combining new applications from other distributions as well as its own inventions. However, in no other release has Fedora walked the line between leading edge and bleeding edge so precariously.

Also: Hands on: The changing face of Fedora

Novell slapped with suit for new mini-OS

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SUSE
Legal

blogs.techtarget.com: Astrum Inc., a software security company in Carrollton, Texas, has filed suit against Novell Inc. Astrum claims that Novell violated its contract regarding development of the mini-operating system appliance that Novell launched last month, Novell’s JeOS.

some howtos:

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  • How to Install Cursor Themes

  • Make icons on your fluxbox desktop with idesk
  • How to Download Embedded Videos
  • Sorting your data with msort
  • Twittering from OpenOffice.org
  • Finding weak OpenSSL/OpenSSH keys
  • OOo: How to lay out a page using tables and two or more columns
  • Using Nokia 6110 on Ubuntu
  • MP3 on Fedora 9
  • Installing mod_python and Django on Apache

openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Testing

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lizards.opensuse.org: Today, I give the beta 3 testing on my testing PC at work. As noticed by Coolo in beta 3 announcement, the live installation running well without problem. I most likely using live installation than the DVD install because the live install is more faster and just need a few question.

Steve Ballmer egged at Hungarian University

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Wow. It's tough to be CEO of a multi-billion dollar software company these days, what with it being so difficult to extend desktop monopoly to the web and getting egged during speeches....

GUI vs. Command Line, similiarity in tools

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Software

rgritsulyak.blogspot: My first long-term job was Unix programming. Thats way I prefer the command line tools. However I found in my practice some cases when GUI was better than command line for development.

Ubuntu 8.04 Review

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ywamit.com: I was a bit surprised when I realized that no one had yet given any kind of review on the latest release of Ubuntu. I'm by no means an expert in this area, & I will welcome any sort of replies you'd like to give with your experience with this OS.

Also: Ubuntu - 8.04 (Review)

When is Open Open? And When is Open Closed?

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redmonk.com/sogrady: Frankly, it strikes me a philosophical divide akin to the one that exists between the Apache camp. The poster child for the debate, typically, is MySQL. Personally, I believe MySQL is both an open source project and an open source company, but opinions obviously differ.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 253

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Perspectives: On technology versus ideology, Ubuntu hate

  • News: Bleeding-edge Fedora, Shuttleworth on release synchronisation, Debian's OpenSSL vulnerability, interview with Ian Murdock, Gentoo Foundation status update
  • Released last week: Fedora 9, MEPIS antiX 7.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 10 release schedule
  • New additions: eAR OS, SuperGamer
  • New distributions: Ubuntu Rescue Mix

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

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 05/16

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gpl3.blogspot: As of today, May 16th, our count for the GPL v3 is at 2371 GPL v3 projects. Since our last post, this is 160 new GPL v3 projects, which is the cumulation of over 2 weeks of projects. This matches with our estimate of approximately 50 projects per week.

Is Firefox 3.0 RC1 worth it?

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itwire.com: I’ve been playing with Firefox 3.0 Release Candidate 1, and by the looks of it, things bode well for its June release, but it still faces still competition from IE7, Opera 9.5 and Safari 3.

Review: Sidux 2008.1

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raiden.net: Debian has been a mainstay distribution in the Linux world for years. It's such a strong player with such high quality that close to a hundred distributions are, or were, based on it in whole, or in part. But there is one more distribution out there that is gradually making a name for itself. That distribution is Sidux. Their motto is "Debian Hot and Spicy."

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