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Interview with Aaron Seigo

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Interviews

ubuntuusers.de: KDE 4.5 has been released some weeks ago. We take this occasion to interview Aaron Seigo (aseigo).

Interview with GNOME co-founder Federico Mena

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omgubuntu.co.uk: I’m sure this legend doesn’t need too much introduction – Federico, along with Miguel de Icaza, worked together in the late 90s to start the GNOME project - the desktop environment that Ubuntu and many other distros use.

8 Questions with John Carmack

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Gaming

maximumpc.com: John Carmack needs no introduction - since 1991 he's been the main engine development guy for id Software. Shortly after his 40th birthday, we caught up with the tru engineer for a quick 8-question Q&A.

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Michael Tiemann Opens Up

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OSS

muktware.com: Michael Tiemann is the brain behind Cygnus, the first company to offer support to Linux and other assorted Free Software programs.

Behind KDE: Meet Ben Cooksley

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kdenews.org: In the second episode of the new Behind KDE series of interviews with KDE sysadmins, we meet KDE's "identity expert", Ben Cooksley - the guy behind the new identity.kde.org, which will be launched next week.

Interview with Stormy Peters of The GNOME Foundation

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ubuntu-user.com: In this interview I chat with Stormy Peters about GNOME, Ubuntu and more. I had the opportunity to ask Stormy for an interview during a brief conversation at OSCON earlier this year.

Spook developer speaks! An interview with Matthew Burton

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OSS

opensource.com: I had a chance to talk with Matthew Burton, the former intelligence analyst turned open source cause celebre who just launched a tool that helps frame and understand arguments with imperfect evidence.

Interviewing Ryan Paul of Gwibber

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omgubuntu.co.uk: I met Ryan Paul at UDS last may and I must say I was star struck (I am star struck most of the time at UDS anyhow). As a badass editor at arstechnica and the man who started gwibber I thought it would be nice to interview for OMG! Ubuntu!

The Netflix Linux Conjecture: How Netflix snubs the Linux comunity

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Linux
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Web

blogs.techrepublic.com: Netflix has a feature that allows members to stream movies directly to their PCs. To accomplish this, they use Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. Silverlight is basically a web-application framework that provides functions similar to that of Adobe Flash.

Q&A with Richard Stallman

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

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