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YaST and Compiz during Installation

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Normally compiz (more precisely the cube module) shows each desktop on the surface of a cuboid. Since we don’t have several desktops during installation we decided to show the “wizard” steps on the cuboid.

Red Hat ponders going proprietary

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Humor In a surprise announcement, Red Hat is looking into a move away from open source and making its flavor of Linux a proprietary OS. The shift, if undertaken, would be a tricky one that would delve into thorny legal issues of ownership within the open source community.

Microsoft hiring Linux/OSS dev & advocates

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  • Microsoft Open Sources Windows

Australia introduces licences for internet users

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Humor Internet users in Australia will have to take out licences from the next financial year else they will not be allowed to use the web, official sources told iTWire today.

Ballmer apologises for Windows

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Humor Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today apologised for the shocking state of his company's key product.

Linux beware: Microsoft acquires Novell, become UNIX copyright owner

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Humor In a shock announcement, Microsoft has today taken majority ownership of software house Novell. This immediately gives the Redmond giant control of Novell's intellectual property assets including the legal copyright over UNIX.

April Fools' Jokes

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Humor Say April Fools' with five pranks. Open source has a sense of humor too!

Choosing your perfect Operating System

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Humor Whatever your personality, whatever your social standing, there is a computer operating system that is just right for you.

Microsoft to Release Windows Linux!

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linugadgetech.blogspot: I was looking today at the packaging of my new Sabrent 3.5" internal card reader and noticed something very interesting on the front of the box. Do you see what I see? That's right, it lists Windows Linux.

Friday funnies for fun and groans

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Humor These will either make you laugh or groan. They are original and come straight from my twisted mind.

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