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MoonOS 3.0

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Linux

blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk: MoonOS is an Ubuntu based distribution that uses the Enlightenment (or LXDE) desktop environment, rather than GNOME’s standard. It also has some custom artwork. It caught my eye this week due to a new release, and the fact that I wanted to try out the Enlightenment desktop.

FSF updates list of free GNU/Linux distributions

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Linux

fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced updates related to its list of fully free GNU/Linux distributions, including the addition of one new distribution called Kongoni, and a milestone release of the Trisquel system.

Linux webserver botnet pushes malware

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: A security researcher has discovered a cluster of infected Linux servers that have been corralled into a special ops botnet of sorts and used to distribute malware to unwitting people browsing the web.

We love you Ubuntu, but you're ugly!

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Ubuntu

idreamoflinux.com: Ubuntu is a great distribution of GNU/Linux. Currently it is the most popular and has played a large role in converting people to Linux. Why would such a great distribution limit itself by being aesthetically unappealing?

Apple Open Sources Snow Leopard's Grand Central Dispatch

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Mac
OSS

appleinsider.com: Despite being a unique, key marketing feature of Snow Leopard, Apple has decided to open the code behind Grand Central Dispatch under the liberal Apache 2.0 license.

What Microsoft Doesn't Get

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Microsoft
  • What Microsoft Doesn't Get - And What I Hope You Do
  • Patent Trolls in the 21st Century
  • Software patent game plays out
  • FOSS Fans Wary of Microsoft's New CodePlex Foundation
  • Will Microsoft's Open Source Initiative Kill Linux?
  • Linux developer tells Microsoft to get back to work
  • Microsoft $358m patent violation damages tossed

A Very Early Look At OpenSolaris 2010.02

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OS

phoronix.com: OpenSolaris 2009.06 was released earlier this year, but unlike in years past and contrary to their original six month release cycle, there will not be another OpenSolaris distribution release in 2009. Instead, the next slated release is OpenSolaris 2010.02. We have screenshots.

How to Install Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: Don't read further if you are already yawning upon reading the title, which is How to Install Ubuntu. However, there's a graph that I'm going to show to you that I hope you will find interesting:

Go-oo - OpenOffice with a twist

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Software

dedoimedo.com: All your friends and business partners run Microsoft Office and you cannot afford to have any blunders when reading their documents. Likewise, you don't want to have your presentations all garbled up when you import them from Impress to PowerPoint. What about Office 2007? What about macros in your Excel sheets?

CAD Programs for Linux

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Software

ghacks.net: Often, when I ask why users don’t adopt Linux, I am met with the response “There are no CAD (Computer Aided Design) applications. Now I will confess that I know next to nothing about CAD, so I thought I would take a moment to highlight some of the CAD applications available for the Linux operating system.

Netbook OSes: Which will rule the enterprise?

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Linux
Microsoft

computerworld.com: Netbooks are selling at a nice clip -- IDC predicts more than 20 million units sold by year's end. Next up: the enterprise. Windows may have the early lead, but don't rule out Linux just yet.

The New Artwork in Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Today we decided to post for our readers, especially Ubuntu users, some of the community themes and icons that will be present in the upcoming Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) operating system.

Thunderbird Quick Folders

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: There are basically two types of desktop email software users. Type one uses one huge folder for all emails while type 2 neatly sorts emails into subfolders for better manageability.

An open source flower wilts and dies

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: I knew of a little flower called Open Source. It started out as a seed and was given water, fertiliser and sunlight. This flower started growing and sending out roots, becoming stronger with every leaf. One day the fertiliser was changed.

Choosing the Right Linux Netbook + Why You Should Avoid Windows 7

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Linux

junauza.com: Instead of bashing Microsoft for deliberately spreading several great lies about Linux, I'm going to write something useful that I hope will benefit those who are planning to buy a netbook.

openSUSE Goes Offline To Transform

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SUSE

linuxjournal.com: Having your Linux distribution suddenly disappear from the internet would put a strain on anyone. It does happen from time to time, however, something the team at Fedora can testify to. Announcing in advance that your distro will pull a David Copperfield would prove far less stressful, and that's exactly what the good people at openSUSE have done.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Group test: newsreaders
  • Kubuntu apps repraise
  • Four GNOME Blogging Clients Worth Noting
  • Are you a 100% free user?
  • Netbooks? Oh Yes, They Are Enterprise Grade
  • Software Freedom Day Italy (Perugia)
  • Will KVM KO Xen?
  • Video: Audio Production With Free Software
  • Microsoft makes points to ponder
  • Case Study: Financial firm switches from Unix, Windows to Linux
  • NYSE/Euronext powers ahead with Unix-to-Linux migration
  • DreamWorks uses Red Hat cloud to cut filmmaking costs
  • The Status Of Unigine's Linux-Compatible Game
  • AMD Eyefinity 24 Display Tech Demo On Linux
  • MySQL Connector for OpenOffice.org 1.0 GA
  • Linux on POWER: Distribution migration and binary compatibility considerations
  • White House Director of New Media speaks about Open Source
  • Novell: Novell Open Source Luminaries to Speak at LinuxCon
  • Not always Gentoo's fault
  • OpenMW interview with Nicolay Korslund
  • GoblinX 3.0 GNOME Edition Has Support for Netbooks
  • Fun and FUD in the Fall Flamebait Follies
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