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VIA's Linux Dreams Are Not Materializing

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phoronix.com: Back in 2008 there was the announcement from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Texas that VIA had joined the open-source driver bandwagon after having abandoned previous open-source attempts. However, for the past two years, this has largely been a media bluff.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 355

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at NimbleX 2010 (Beta)
  • News: Best features of Fedora 13, OpenSolaris release rumour, PCLinuxOS "FullMonty" edition, Debian "Squeeze" freeze delay, Ubuntu 10.10 feature proposals, Novell and Mandriva
  • Questions and answers: SELinux

Linux trading system to save London Stock Exchange £10m a year

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computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange has said its new open source-based trading system will save it at least £10 million annually, as well as driving new business.

Show me the money...

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Jim Whitehurst: Every day I come to work, I get excited about the possibilities of the power of participation: to solve complex problems, to share knowledge, to bring people together. I believe together we can solve many of the most complex problems our world faces.

Washing the windows myths. Device support.

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: There is a common mantra which windows advocates like to chant. The mantra goes like this, windows has better device support. This is simply a myth.

REVIEW: Puppy Arcade 8

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Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: Puppy Arcade is one of the few Linux distro’s that Openbytes tries to keep following. Since version 5, Puppy Arcade has not only been a favorite with friends and colleagues, but also has a home on a few of my machines around the house that would otherwise be obsolete.

Community Counts: Another Advantage to Linux Mint

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: A few months back I listed five reasons I thought Linux Mint is a better choice than Ubuntu for a Linux distro. Today I would like to add another reason to that list.

Linux is going mainstream

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linusearch.com: Linux is well on it’s way to being a mainstream operating system. The bad news is that this will not happen the way many of us envisioned.

Asus has NOT abandoned Linux

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gadgetmix.com: For those who have forgotten, the first Asus netbook ran Linux, to be precise – Xandros. It forced Microsoft to bring the XP back from its grave. Now, Asus does not sells any Linux powered netbooks. But, is that really correct?

Who said Linux couldn't make you money?

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techrepublic.com: Many times I have considered this very thing: Open a consultancy that focused primarily on Linux and open source. I knew there had to be a way to make it work. Many scoffed and said it couldn’t be done, that open source wouldn’t sell. But someone has done it, and done it well.

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Speech recognition and synthesis shield runs Linux

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