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What the OOXML fiasco can teach us

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OSS

itwire.com: The late Charles M. Schulz, the genius behind Peanuts, could make a much more telling comment on human foibles through one of his cartoon strips than many a writer can in 1000 words.

Beyond Synaptic - using apt for better package management

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Software
HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I’m a Debian user and—like many—I use apt and its associated tools. If you haven’t yet discovered apt here’s a brief summary of some of it and some of its tools which can make your package management even more powerful.

Switching to Linux: Linux Alternatives to Windows Apps [Part I]

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Software

makeuseof.com: I have now made a switch - I am a full time Ubuntu user and I love every minute of it. What Windows software is there to miss that I used a lot?

Open Source VC Funding Hits All-Time High

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OSS

internetnews.com: It's a good time to be an open source startup looking for financing. According to 451 Group analyst Matthew Aslett, open source vendors were able to raise a record $203.75 million in the first quarter of 2008.

Linux's Impact: The Return of XP

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: The good news is that Linux has been remarkably successful at the low end of PCs, the new UMPC (Ultramobile PCs) like Asus' Eee line and Everex's CloudBook. However, It seems all but certain that Microsoft is going to keep Windows XP alive longer than it had planned.

Is Ubuntu ready for the mainstream?

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Ubuntu

thebristows.com/blog: For the past two weeks I have been using Ubuntu 7.10 on my desktop PC. I used to install Linux distributions frequently to see which distros were better. But that was a few years ago. When I bought a new PC I decided to jump into the world of Linux once again and see what all the buzz is regarding Ubuntu.

GNU/Linux: Too Much about Hate, Not Enough about Pride

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Linux

earthweb.com: Ever since I wrote "It's Time to Get Over Microsoft," people have demanded in blogs and emails how I could ignore the obvious threat that Microsoft represents to free software.

EU investigating OOXML vote

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OSS

news.com: European antitrust regulators are investigating whether Microsoft abused its desktop software market dominance in its effort to standardize the Office Open XML file formats.

Reiser presents hard drives in court

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Reiser

abclocal.go.com: Two hard drives that computer engineer Hans Reiser removed from one of his computers shortly after his estranged wife Nina disappeared on Sept. 3, 2006, were produced in court today by his attorney, William DuBois.

Catfish — easily find stuff in Thunar

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Software

polishlinux.org: One could ask, ‘What am I supposed to do when I want to find a file, if I am using XFCE, and Thunar is my conscious choice as the file manager?’. It seems to be obvious to click with the right-mouse-button on the folder in which something to be found is expected to exist and to choose the option ‘search’ from the context menu. Thunar bets, however, on the user’s mental powers and creativeness.

Ubuntu Linux 8.04 final release set for April 24

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com: When they're released in final form on April 24, the new server and desktop variants of Ubuntu Linux Version 8.04 will include features aimed at making the open-source operating system easier to deploy and use.

Also: What’s Been Bugging you in Ubuntu 8.04?
And: Mark Shuttleworth and Ubuntu 8.04

Hunting for wireless networking solutions

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Hardware

linux.com: While most basic hardware support for GNU/Linux is improving constantly, wireless support remains dismal. Few manufacturers make an effort to support the operating system, or to publicize what support they have. Moreover, the components of wireless devices change so fast that one version of a device may offer support while a second version doesn't.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to get better help with Gentoo

  • PostgreSQL on openSUSE
  • Howto: Setup a Mailserver
  • Get Your Pizza Order Status From Dominos From Terminal
  • How to upgrade to Cooker or pre-2008.1
  • ufw ftw! Ubuntu 8.04’s uncomplicated firewall

Firefox 3 Beta 5 is here, and reviewed

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Firefox 3 Beta 5, Gran Paradiso’s milestone #13 is here and the list of features and improvement it brings along is pretty long so let’s get started.

KDE 4.0.3 available

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.3, the third bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of KDE 4.0. KDE 4.0.3 comes with an impressive amount of bugfixes and improvements. Corrections have been made in such a way that results in only a minimal risk of regressions.

New Version of AbiWord: A Free, Robust Word Processor

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Software

ostatic.com: AbiWord, my long-time favorite open source word processor, is out with a new version 2.6, including many useful new features. If you haven't used this application before, give it a try, and if you already do, the upgrade is worthwhile.

DreamLinux 3.0: Nightmare to Install

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Linux

techiemoe.com: DreamLinux impressed me in their last release with a surprisingly pleasant graphical interface which, sadly, attempted to conceal a very poor Linux distribution underneath. When I saw they had made a new release, I was surprised they had survived. My morbid curiosity dictated that I must try it out.

Burst of low-end PCs could boost Linux

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Linux

usatoday.com: The free Linux operating system handles big tasks like running supercomputers and ATMs. Now Linux has a chance to finally crack Microsoft's hold on computing's most visible domain — mainstream PCs — because of the rise of innovative, inexpensive machines.

Is Ubuntu becoming the generic Linux distro?

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet: Has anyone else noticed an increasing number of Linux newbies who seem to think that Ubuntu is Linux and Linux is Ubuntu? I’m of the opinion that the evolution of Ubuntu into the generic Linux distro isn’t a bad thing.

Also: First Impressions: Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

OpenOffice may support OOXML

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OOo

news.zdnet.co.uk: OpenOffice may support Microsoft's Office Open XML standard in future, but the organisation behind the open source productivity suite anticipates that everyone including Microsoft will have "difficulty" in making the format work.

Also: Microsoft's ISO win may worsen its antitrust woes

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