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Linux 2.6.37-rc8 Kernel Ends Out The Year

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phoronix.com: For those hoping Linux 2.6.37-rc7 was the last release candidate of the Linux 2.6.37 kernel before going gold, it's not. Linus this evening decided to go ahead and make a Linux 2.6.37-rc8 release.

Gentoo: A critical look at the QA process

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blog.jolexa.net: The QA team has said that there is some sort of “policy” on masking packages that break reverse dependencies. I’ll subscribe that that policy for the sake of not breaking users machines on purpose, however, let’s take a look at the current case study:

Fedora 15 “LoveLock” To Get MySQL 5.5 & PostGreSQL 9

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Software

digitizor.com: Fedora has always kept it’s promise of bringing cutting-edge computer technology to it’s users. It has now been confirmed that Fedora 15, codenamed LoveLock will ship two database packages: MySQL 5.5 and PostGreSQL

Softphones for Linux

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thelinuxblog.com: This post is a list of soft phones available for Linux. It is not an all inclusive list, more of a list of those I’ve installed or tested.

Oracle wins the 2010 Open Source Enemies Prize

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techrepublic.com: The year 2010 has seen a number of enemies of open source software making waves. I have determined the proper winner of the 2010 Open Source Enemies Prize - and other Dishonorable Mentions.

Mostly obvious predictions for open source in 2011, or are they?

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sutor.com: I’ve been reading many of the lists of predictions for free and open source software in 2011. Most of them are pretty obvious: many of the things that were significant in 2010 will continue to be so in 2011. The obvious tweak to this is to ask whether such-and-such will make it big or fade way.

Linux Mint Debian Edition review

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linuxbsdos.com: Linux Mint Debian Edition, or LMDE, is the edition of Linux Mint based on Debian Testing. The latest release was made available for download on December 24, 2010. LMDE was announced as an alternate edition of Linux Mint in first week of September 2010.

In-Depth Chakra “Ashoc” 0.3.0 Review and Impressions

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Linux

freetechie.com: Chakra is an Arch-based KDE distribution. However, since its alpha releases, it has diverged enough from Arch and KDEmod to become to Arch what Ubuntu has become to Debian: while they share package types and many upstream repositories, there will be quite a few incompatibilities.

OSI asks German Federal Cartel Office to investigate Novell Sale

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SUSE

opensource.org: Seven years ago, Novell acquired the German Linux distributor SuSE in a transaction valued at $210M, giving Novell a position in the fast-growing market of commercial open source software. Last month Novell announced that it would be acquired by Attachmate in a transaction valued at $2.2B, causing many to wonder what will become of Novell's open source assets.

‘Single window’ GIMP release delayed – but why?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: I was only recently made aware that GIMP 2.8, a.k.a. ‘the one with single window mode’, had strayed off course from its intended release date of December 26th this year.

eog versus Shotwell

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Software

nicubunu.blogspot: I do a lot of photography, having a huge collection of pictures and such, but I see no use for photo managers, like F-Spot or Shotwell. My "photo management" needs are covered by the following:

Spotlight on Linux: VectorLinux 6.0

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linuxjournal.com: VectorLinux is one distribution that seems to hum along under most users' radar. This is a mistake because Vector has many of the characteristics that make Linux great while adding some that has often been heralded by competitors as not existing except with larger commercial distributions.

The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview

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Hardware
Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: Almost every new tablet that has emerged in the iPad-dominated market has essentially been a direct competitor to the iPad, offering little, if any, basic usability advantages. It is for that reason that the Kno tablet stands out.

How You Know When It’s Time to Switch to Linux

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pcworld.com: It's easy to be content with your computer installation as long as it keeps doing what you want it to without too much trouble. When frequent problems arise, however, it's hard to remain faithful for long.

The Real Future of Linux and FOSS (Is Not Shiny Toys)

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OSS

linuxplanet.com: There is a word that is to me as a pebble in a shoe, as fingernails on a blackboard, and that is the word consumer. Consumer is a perfectly good word that has become incurably tainted. What does this have to do with Linux and FOSS? Everything.

Browsers 2010: The Year in Review

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Software
Moz/FF

internetnews.com: The past year was one of the busiest in recent memory for browser developers, with multiple releases and innovations from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Opera.

The Big Presentation: The Familiar, the Frustrating and the Flashy

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linuxinsider.com: The world of Linux includes several options for users who need to create slide presentations in the style of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Pinguy OS 10.10.1

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I have had mixed feelings about Pinguy OS since I first heard of it. I am really not interested in trying out "Yet Another Ubuntu Derivative" every time one comes along, so my tolerance level for ignoring what I consider "background noise" is set fairly high. With Ubuntu themselves wandering off in some rather strange directions, and some free time over the holidays, I decided to take a look.

Cuba sets to migrate to free, open-source software

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Linux
OSS

xinhuanet.com: Cuba has set a strategic goal in 2011 to migrate most of its computers to open-source software, a move designed to strengthen the country's technological security and sovereignty.

10 Instant Messaging Clients for Linux

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Reviews

aMSN is a powerful, highly configurable and feature-rich client for the WLM (formerly known as MSN) protocol with support for skins, plugins, system tray integration, webcam, tabbed chat windows, multi-accounts, offline messaging, chat history, display picture and many, many more. The configuration options are abundant via the Account->Preferences menu.

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