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May 2011

antiX derivative still "Looking Good!"

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: As proof of how flexible MEPIS has been, antiX has been in existence over five years now and it has three derivatives (or "flavors") of its own.

5 Stunning Themes for Ubuntu

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Software
  • 5 Stunning Plymouth Screen Themes for Ubuntu
  • Five really unique gnome shell themes for fedora 15

FOSS community petitions Oracle to release Openoffice.org assets

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OOo

worldlabel.com: On April 15th, 2011, Oracle announced that OpenOffice.org, its free-license office suite, would become a community project. Since then, Oracle employees working on OpenOffice.org are in the process of being laid off, code contributions have stopped, and several mailing lists and their archives have ceased to be available.

Wake up, Linux hippies: No one 'morally obligated' to give back

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Linux
OSS

theregister.co.uk: For years, open-source advocates – including me – have demanded greater open-source contributions from the world's largest beneficiaries, from Google to Morgan Stanley and the US Department of Defense. Now Amazon is on the firing line for not giving back commensurate with the benefits it receives from various open-source communities, and the thinking behind the arguments are as wrong-headed as they ever were.

So, What's the Deal With MicroSkype?

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Microsoft
Software

linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Just weeks after Microsoft announced it's shelling out billions to acquire Skype, the VoIP provider drops support for the open source Asterisk telephony system. Skype insists the parting of ways was underway well before Microsoft made its move, but suspicion still fills the air.

Why you should pay for "free" software

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OSS
  • Why you should pay for "free" software
  • Getting help with open source software
  • OIN gave Salesforce.com four patents to assert against Microsoft
  • CH Parliamentarian: Schools should use open source to inspire students
  • The Open Source Road Ahead: Open Source and Parmesan Cheese

Do you know about World IPv6 Day?

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Web
  • Do you know about World IPv6 Day?
  • openSUSE and World IPv6 Day

OpenSUSE Workstations Used for Rendering Real Facial Expressions in L.A. Noire

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SUSE

ubuntuvibes.com: Here is yet another instance where Linux systems are being used for production in entertainment industry. This time Rockstar games, who gave the world Grand Theft Auto series used Linux systems (OpenSUSE/SUSE Linux) in rendering real life facial expressions to the characters in their game L.A. Noire.

Problems With The GNOME Shell

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Software

phoronix.com: Debates surrounding Linux desktop environments, especially the new Ubuntu Unity shell and the GNOME 3.0 Shell, tend to be very polarized. There also tends to be lots of trolling by users when such debates occur within our forums and elsewhere. But what do graphics driver developers -- and those not out simply to rant -- think of the new desktops?

What the heck is happening with OpenOffice? (updated)

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OOo

zdnet.com: Oracle abandoned OpenOffice, but now it seems, thanks to IBM, that it may live on with another organization.