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Ubuntu: A New Competitor in the OS Battle?

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ohmynews: You've probably heard about Linux. Linux is, in few words, an operating system, just like Microsoft's Windows or Apple's Mac OS X. You've also probably heard that Linux is a very complicated operating system, and that only very experienced users can use it. You'll be surprised to know that is not completely true.

Second Plasma screen cast appears, RandR 1.2 lands in KDE

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/home/liquidat: The latest Commit Digest issue comes along with the second Plasma screen cast, this time explaining data engine code. Also, several games moved from review to the main module, and first work at RandR 1.2 support begins for kcontrol.

Ubuntu 7.04 - Feisty Fawn Review

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Ubuntu

synergymx: It's been over 6 months now since the Ubuntu team has released the last version of Ubuntu. I have to say I see more progress with this distro in 6 months than I've seen with Red Hat in years! I've been hooked on Ubuntu since version 5 was released, and with each new version the system gets better and better.

Is The Smart State Confused About Open Source?

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LinuxWorld: The Queensland government may pride itself on being the "Smart State", but when it comes to open source software adoption it is still a hit and miss affair, a new study has found.

Ain't Fate A Funny Thing

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Gaming

freegamer: So here I am lamenting the lack of free (well, open source, but free is good enough) single player FPS games, and up pops this on Freshmeat; Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge.

Linux: making small businesses possible

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Lone Wolves: Here at Lone Wolves we do more than just blog and write open source software. We have a small company as well and we build websites for equally small businesses in the area. It's nothing big, not even full time, but it pays for this website and the servers we need to keep our projects running. It's Linux that made this possible. If we would have been stuck on the Windows platform there is no way we could have done what we do because it would simply have been too expensive.

Fedora 7.0: moving to outpace Sun

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Linux

iTWire: With its release of Fedora 7.0 last week, Red Hat has signalled that it is acutely aware of the threat that Sun could pose to its market share in the years ahead.

Also: Fedora 7 unifies Red Hat, outside coders

Essentials 2007

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Thursday Night: Inspired by Mark Pilgrim’s Essentials 2006, here are my essentials. As I was reading the article, I find that Mark and I agree on most of these things so I try to leave out the things that I completely agree with.

Beware of Ubuntu Kernel 2.6.20-16!

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some guy's blog: Anyone using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn should not install the kernel update to 2.6.20-16! It comes as a security update, but it includes some nasty trickery with the ATA/SATA drivers. After I installed it I could not boot anymore, because for some reason the drive names had changed!

Microsoft Gives Xandros Linux Users Patent Protection

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Microsoft

eWeek: Redmond has signed a set of broad collaboration agreements with Linux provider Xandros that include an intellectual property assurance.

Building An Ubuntu MythTV Box

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Phoronix: With more and more people assembling MythTV boxes as alternatives to Windows Media Center or going out and buying a TiVO, for this introductory article we will share some recommendations of hardware we had used on a recent MythTV build along with other information to consider when building your next home theater PC.

Why I Don’t Want a Laptop That Can Run Linux

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venturecake: I don’t use Linux because I like messing around to get my computer working. At work I can happily script an app to document a server, or add a few hundred users and mail them their randomly set passwords. But that’s at work, with someone paying me.

Windows Security vs Linux Security

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OS

moddaily: You might of heard that Windows has the most virus written for it out of all the operating system’s, you might not have heard that approximately 1,000 virus are found for Windows every month! You probably won’t know that Linux systems have less than a 100 virus written for it, but enough of the facts.

Ubuntu 7.04 on a MacBook

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Ubuntu

Friendly Linux: When I got my MacBook almost a year ago, I instantly fell in love in OS X - it’s Unix, it’s compatible and it’s pretty, but the love wasn’t truly returned. Sure, OS X has some cool stuff bundled, and sure, it’s easy to install and remove stuff in OS X, but well, I just didn’t feel free to do whatever I wanted, so I decided that it was time to replace OS X with something better.

Microsoft trounces pro-ODF forces in state battles over open document formats

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OSS

computerworld: In a resounding victory for Microsoft Corp., bills seeking to mandate the use of open document formats by government agencies have been defeated in five states, and only a much-watered-down version of such legislation was signed into law in a sixth state.

Business vs Community: Xandros and PCLinuxOS compared

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Linux

polishlinux: This article is a comparison and a review of two Linux distributions that got a lot of attention recently. We will compare a fully commercial Xandros Desktop and more community-friendly PCLinuxOS.

Some Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Command line tutorial - splitting files into smaller chunks

  • How to take a delayed screen shot using the command line in Ubuntu
  • Mount and Unmount ISO,MDF,NRG Images Using AcetoneISO (GUI Tool)

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 7

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 7 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

KDE 4.0: KDE2 2.0

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KDE

/home/liquidat: After the final freeze of KDE 3.X I had some thoughts about KDE 4.0 and the expectations the people will have. After all I read it reminded me a bit of everything I read about KDE 2.0.

Also: First Plasma Screen Cast online

KLone: C web programming framework

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Software

DPotD: KLone is a web application development framework that takes HTML with C embedded in as its input and turns it all into a single binary that is the server and the web app in one package.

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Linux on Servers

  • Who's cashing in on containers? Look to the cloud
    Docker-style containers are so hot they’ve broken the scale ETR uses to measure CIO intent to purchase enterprise technology, registering “the strongest buying intention score ever recorded in [its] six-year history.” While that data is more than a year old, more recent analyses peg Docker adoption up by a factor of 2.6 in 2016 over 2015, yielding a market worth $762 million in 2016, projected to bloat to $2.7 billion by 2020, according to 451 Research.
  • Serverless Computing Is the Stack Reimagined [Ed: Serverless=you have less control over the computer you use. Cloud=you have no ownership of the computer you use. Serverless Cloud=suicide.]
    In Ho's own words, "Serverless computing is the code execution model that the cloud provider abstracts the complexity of managing individual servers." This basically means the provider worries about the servers. You just run your code on them.
  • Docker 1.13 Prunes Containers, Improves Security
    The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently. Docker officially announced its 1.13 release on Jan. 19, with new capabilities to help build, manage and secure containers.

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Linux Kernel 4.4.44 LTS Brings Some x86 Improvements, Various Updated Drivers

After informing us about the availability of the fifth maintenance update of the Linux 4.9 kernel series, which has recently become a long-term supported branch, Greg Kroah-Hartman is today announcing the availability of Linux 4.4.44 LTS. If you're reading our regular reports on the Linux kernel, you should be aware of the fact that the Linux 4.4 kernel branch is a long-term support (LTS) one that should get security patches for one more year, until February 2018. This branch is currently available in several popular GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Alpine Linux, and Arch Linux, and Linux 4.4.44 LTS is now the most advanced release. Read more Also: Linux 4.9 Confirmed As The New Long-Term Supported Kernel