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How long until Apple is bigger than Microsoft?

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blogs.zdnet.com: While Microsoft executives like to talk about Apple as an insignificant company with less than 5% of the worldwide market share of all PCs and servers sold, the Mac maker now has more cash than Microsoft and earns more than half of its profits and over three fourths its revenues.

Features I’d Like to See in Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

internetling.com: There are so many things I’d like to change in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (it is still a great Linux OS), but don’t have the time/knowledge to do. I am very active in promotion, but maybe someone who knows his stuff will read this list of ideas for inspiration.

Dolphin Features for KDE 4.2

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KDE

ppenz.blogspot: The feature freeze for KDE 4.2 starts on the November the 17th. Time again for a summary of the features that made it into Dolphin since KDE 4.1...

Fedora 10 Prepares For Development Freeze

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Linux

phoronix.com: The release date for Fedora 10 (codenamed Cambridge) is less than one month away and as a result this Red Hat distribution will go into a development freeze beginning Tuesday. The new desktop background in Fedora 10 is part of their solar theme. Some of the packages currently in Fedora 10 / Rawhide are GNOME 2.24.1, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, X Server 1.5.2, OpenOffice.org 3.0, Firefox 3.0, and GIMP 2.6.1.

Linux Provides a Secure Hierarchical Filesystem

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computingtech.blogspot: A file is a collection of information, such as text for a memo or report, an accumulation of sales figures, an image, a song, or an executable program. The Linux filesystem provides a structure whereby files are arranged under directories, which are like folders or boxes.

Rename music files through Ex Falso

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newlinuxuser.com: If you have a huge collection of music files already, sometimes you realize that you were too lazy to add tags and/or descriptive file names to them. It’s a mess! But no need to worry! Ex Falso will help you organize your files.

rdiff-backup: Easy incremental backups from the command line

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debaday.debian.net: Storage is becoming cheaper and cheaper: you can find hard drives that cost less than a dollar per GiB. Buying an external hard drive to make backups (or even having a backup server) is a must if you value your work and what you have stored in your computer. However, doing backups should be easy enough to be done on a regular basis. The more automated, the better.

First-Person Shooter Games for Linux II: Nexuiz and OpenArena

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Gaming

tuxarena.blogspot: Today I will continue with two other first-person shooter (FPS) games, natively available for Linux: Nexuiz and OpenArena. They both are currently maintained and the wonderful thing about them is that they all are completely open-source, free and usually available in all the major distributions.

Windows 7 pre-beta build: What’s inside

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet: Microsoft isn’t going to show Windows 7 to attendees of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles until Tuesday, October 28. But new info about what’s part of the pre-beta build that will be provided to show-goers is beginning to trickle out.

Review: Gentoo 2008.0 and beyond Part 1

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Gentoo

ericsbinaryworld.com: Another distro in the seven distros included in Linux Format Magazine issue #110 is Gentoo 2008.0. This is an interesting release given the recent news that, at least for the time being, Gentoo is not going to be releasing these discs anymore. Apparently for both of the last two years there has been a lot of trouble with compiling the LiveCDs.

Puppy 4.1: What’s Not to Like?

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linuxdistrochoices.com: I have used Puppy in the past, over a year ago, and I thought it was OK…just OK. Now you have to realize that Puppy is a small form distribution which is designed to use minimail resources and at the same time provide all of the functions that a Desktop user would want. All that said, when Puppy 4.1 came out I decided to look at it again….I am glad I did.

Arch Linux Report Card

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Linux

eyemeansit.blogspot: I've used Kubuntu, Mepis, PCLinuxOS, but was irked by all the bloat, as well as the need to wait for the next "Intrepid Ibex" or whatever.

odds & ends

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News
  • Why Linux Is Popular with Hardware Companies and Developers

  • The Fastest Way To Upgrade Ubuntu
  • Open Source Coding: A new buzzword for college graduates
  • SourceForge using Drupal
  • Test Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 in Debian Without Changing Your Existing Installation
  • No need for VMware Tools in openSUSE 11.0
  • Ridiculous Resumes - Unix, Linux And Everything In Between
  • Security Flaw Is Revealed in T-Mobile’s Google Phone
  • The TV Server I Always Wanted, Part 2 -- Options
  • Firefox Removes its License Agreement From Ubuntu
  • How to fix an Ubuntu crash

ZIM - A Desktop Wiki / Note Taking App

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makeuseof.com: Wikis are great for collaboration and note taking. ZIM is one such package that helps you create a wiki on your desktop. Or in other words you can use it as an excellent note taking application.

Linux Hater's Blog goes bye bye

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Web

linuxhaters.blogspot: It was fun while it lasted folks. I'm closing up shop. Moving on. It turns out, the more hate I dished out, the less I had to hate on.

Listen to Linux

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Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 46: SCALE

  • Linux Outlaws 60 - ...Poking a Hole Into Your Firewall
  • Linux Void Episode 10.1 - Open Force

Everything you Need to Know about Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu

maximumpc.com: Ubuntu 8.10, named Intrepid Ibex, is scheduled for release next week, so we figured it's time to run down the checklist of improvements, fixes, and enhancements since Hardy Heron came out earlier this year.

Wine 1.1.7 Review - First Steps of Direct3D 10 Implementation

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: I think Wine is one of the most promising and useful applications, especially for those who need to run Windows programs in a Linux environment. A new development release is put up every two weeks or so, and improvements are visible from each version to another.

Reference for Ubuntu Starters

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Ubuntu

yabblog.com: Synaptic? deb? sudo? apt? Damn! I still remember when I first installed Ubuntu. Here, I will be posting a reference about Ubuntu things! And to end with top 5 Ubuntu resources on web for Ubuntu starters.

Linux Is Making Me Insane

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Ubuntu

thebigmoney.com: I installed Ubuntu after being repeatedly challenged by a small but vocal group of readers to look beyond my comfort zone. Whenever I write about the relative differences between Apple and Microsoft-based machines, I invariably get comments from people who are irritated that I didn't mention Ubuntu as an alternative.

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