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Developer Survey Reveals Greater Linux Development

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Linux

itworld.com: The Eclipse Foundation has released its 2010 Eclipse Community Survey results, which reveal an interesting snapshot of one slice of the development community.

The Epic War of Browsers

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Moz/FF

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Since Symantec released its report in 2005, Microsoft lobbyists have quoted the old document to make people believe that Internet Explorer is the safest browser today.

Top 10 Avant Window Navigator Themes ” AWN “

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Software

linuxnov.com: My favorite Dock Avant Window Navigator, one of the best Docks available so far, it’s fully customizable with themes, extra plugins, and extra applets. So, lets check Top 10 AWN Dock Themes:

The Leading Enterprise Linux Vendors

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Linux

earthweb.com: The conventional wisdom about Linux is that it isn’t owned or created by any one company, but instead a whole group of players that give and take as needed. That said, there are several major companies that are readily identifiable as the biggest corporate sponsors of Linux.

Evolution of Linux computing and its implications

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Linux

koreatimes.co.kr: Thirty years ago, computers were so physically immense that they often had to have rooms and buildings built with the purpose to accommodate them. Each one had a different, unique operating system until a collection of information and technology (IT) developers collaborated in 1969 to design code able to adapt to the multiple systems.

Top Linux games your money can buy

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Who said Linux games have to cost nothing? Well, quite a few people, actually. But just as you pay, or at least, are expected to pay for Windows games, there's no reason why you should not do the same thing in Linux.

Why Ubuntu Netbook fails in real life

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Ubuntu
  • Why Ubuntu Netbook fails in real life
  • Ubuntu: when Linux ideology meets business
  • How To Get The Most Out Of UNE
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #196
  • Nice Volume Slider (10.10)
  • Canonical rejigs Ubuntu support services

Chrome and Rust: Pros and Cons of Google's Browser

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Software

earthweb.com: First released in 2008, Google Chrome is the third most widely used web browser, coming after Internet Explorer and Firefox with a 7% market share. However, until the recently, the GNU/Linux version lagged behind the Windows version.

The Ransbotham FUD attack on open source fisks itself

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OSS

zdnet.com: You don’t expect misleading FUD about open source from MIT’s Technology Review. But here it is.

Five tips for helping your users switch to Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: You can make the transition to Linux a smooth one, even for your least technical users. Here are some ways to anticipate their concerns and help them feel at home in their new environment.

Final Review: Pardus 2009.2

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: Not long ago I wrote an ARTICLE on Pardus 2009.2 Release Candidate, which I used as a preview for the latest release of this Turkey based Linux distro. As I mentioned then, that release candidate was very well rounded, so the preview already had a bit of review feel to it.

5 Open Source Wi-Fi Hotspot Solutions

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Software

linuxplanet.com: You'll find many Linux-based and/or open source options when searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot solution. Whether you're wanting to give away or charge your visitors for the wireless Internet, you should find something that will work. The best part is that most of these solutions are free.

Why I’m using Fedora 13 now

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: There’s a reason I don’t update that much anymore: I’m no longer as excited by Linux as I was before. What I mean is, I no longer install every OS and every application anymore, just to know what it’s like.

Many hands make the light work; few make it shine

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Software
Ubuntu

humphreybc.wordpress: Ubuntu lives in a special place between Windows and Mac OS X reserved only for Linux: more shine than Windows, less than OS X, resulting in a steaming pile of mediocrity.

Windows Server vs. Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

idg.no: Which server OS is the most appropriate must be argued in the context of the job that needs to be done, based on factors such as cost, performance, security and application usage. Which is better?

Can desktop virtualization save desktop Linux?

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Linux

infoworld.com: Desktop Linux has floundered for three main reasons: too few applications, limited desktop hardware compatibility, and too few tools (not to mention skilled people) to manage a boatload of Linux desktop systems.

KDE 4.4.4… or not.

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KDE

eregion.de: A week ago or so, KDE 4.4.4 was released. So far there are NO binary packages at all. I am starting to think that most big binary providers think "so what" about KDE 4.4.4.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Using Facebook chat with Kopete
  • Fixing Gtalk Connection with Pidgin 2.7.*
  • Tweak Ubuntu With Ubuntu Tweak
  • Problems with Adobe Flash on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Samsung ML-1640 USB Printer and Ubuntu
  • KDE Partition Manager: New PartWidget Design
  • Unit conversion from zsh
  • Linux Action Show s12e04
  • Qt and Open Governance
  • Going Linux Jun 05: #104
  • Can Steve Job's closed system keep it fresh?
  • Asus says B-Bye to Eee Support Forum
  • Why switch to Ubuntu?
  • Distro wars

Wayland Meets Some Summer Love w/ New Changes

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Software
  • Wayland Meets Some Summer Love w/ New Changes
  • X.Org Server 1.8 Being Pulled Into Ubuntu 10.10 Soon

In praise of PLoP

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: The shortest posts I seem to have are always for the tools that are the quickest, most efficient and most effective. PLoP Bootmanager is one of those things.

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