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Linux's worst enemies? Linux fans

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Do you know why Unix failed to take off as a mainstream operating system? It wasn't because it was too hard to use. Mac OS X, the universally acclaimed 'easy' operating system is built on top of BSD Unix. It's certainly not because Windows is better. It wasn't and it isn't. No, I put most of the blame for Unix's failure on its internal wars.

$100 netbook has ten-inch screen

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Linux
Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Shenzen-based Science and Technology Co. Ltd. has released a $100 netbook that runs Android, Linux, or Windows CE 6.0 on a Via-manufactured ARM SoC (system on chip). The 1.87-pound device includes a 10-inch screen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution and and two hours of battery life.

Microsoft to develop own open source platform

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Microsoft

linux-magazine.com: Open source developer at Microsoft, Garrett Serack announced today plans to bring a native running open source platform to Windows.

Canonical's services play: Revenue windfall or trap?

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Ubuntu

infoworld.com: Small vendors who dabble in services to underwrite their software may find they're biting off more than they can chew

GNOME Shell tips

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HowTos

ghacks.net: I trust that GNOME 3 is going to make quite a major impression. But how is it used?

OpenSolaris, Still Open-Source Software Ready to Serve

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OS

serverwatch.com: If Oracle's recent Solaris licensing changes have you singing the blues, OpenSolaris might provide you with a fresh tune to whistle while you work.

Four more console tools

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Usually I focus on console programs that include an interface of some sort. But I need to get past that sometimes.

Why Mozilla Needs To Go Into Survival Mode

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Moz/FF

tomshardware.com: The writing is on the wall. While Mozilla and its Firefox browser appear to be a very solid institution in the browser market, it is the weakest link with an extremely attractive portion of the browser user base as well. Could Mozilla be squeezed out of the market?

Mandriva 2010 Spring (2010.1) Beta

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MDV

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I've just gotten far enough along with the Mandriva 2010.1 Beta release to write about it, so why not fill the time with something interesting, and perhaps something to compare the Ubuntu Beta to?

Brian Aker on post-Oracle MySQL

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Software
Interviews

radar.oreilly.com: Brian Aker parted ways with the mainstream MySQL release, and with Sun Microsystems, when Sun was acquired by Oracle. In time for next week's MySQL Conference & Expo, Aker discussed a number of topics with us, including Oracle's motivations for buying Sun and the rise of NoSQL.

'Open source' doesn't mean what it used to

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OSS

infoworld.com: Lately there's been lots of blog and Twitter chatter about recognizing an open source product. While an interesting intellectual exercise, the debate could also have a real-world impact on IT purchasing decisions.

PS3 Owner Gets $100 Rebate for Losing Linux

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Linux

tomshardware.com: A European PS3 owner has claimed a partial refund because of Sony's decision to axe Linux support.

10 Things Linux Does Better Than Windows

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Linux

techgage.com: There is no such thing as a "perfect" OS, but given that Microsoft's Windows costs a pretty penny and Linux is free, it's a little strange that the latter can do certain things far better than the former. We're taking a look at our favorite ten.

Promoting Free Software in Developing Countries

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OSS

h-online.com: Here's a paradox. Free software seems perfect for developing countries: it's free both to obtain and to share, runs well on low-spec machines and – an important aspect that is often overlooked – can be easily localised. And yet the uptake of free software in many such countries is poor, with Windows still dominating computing at all levels. How is this possible?

15 Cool and Unique Linux Desktop Workspaces (Workstations)

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Linux
Hardware

junauza.com: I decided to gather several photos of some of the coolest and unique Linux desktop workstations so that I can share them to all of you. Here are some of the coolest and most unique Linux desktop workspaces (workstations) in no particular order:

Next-Gen Linux File Systems: Change Is the New Constant

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: With support for over 50 file systems, excluding user space implementations, GNU/Linux has been extremely successful at supporting file system innovation.

Linux Users Group hosts free quarterly Installfest

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Linux

dailybruin.com: A room strewn with slightly worn, yet comfortable couches, donated computer equipment and a collage of CDs spelling out “UCLA” hanging on the back wall is a haven for the technologically savvy and the technologically inept alike.

Firefox 3.6.4 with out of process plugins

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.6.4 (Lorentz) beta coming tomorrow with out of process plugins
  • Firefox 3.6.4 Coming May 4 with Out of Process Plugins

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Essential Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu Linux
  • Leave the CDs in the Office
  • CentOS locked into a chroot
  • How To Obtain Linux
  • Microsoft belatedly answers Open XML critics
  • sshkeygen.com: A web-based ssh key generator
  • How to hide lines if a field is empty
  • Yoono- Spice up and organize your social media life
  • How To : Force User to Change Password at First Login
  • How To Install Fonts In openSUSE Linux With Ease
  • Setup a transparent proxy with Squid in three easy steps
  • Tech Tip #5: Rotate a video by 90 degrees with mencoder
  • Linux Link Tech Show # 348 - 4/7/10

A Bushel of Free Online Resources for Linux Newbies

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Web

ostatic.com: Whether you're new to Linux or looking to become a more advanced user, there are a lot of free online books and tutorials that can give you guidance.

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today's leftovers

Software: VirtualBox, Franz, ClipGrab, Gammu, AppArmor, Xfce4, GTK+

  • Oracle Releases VM VirtualBox 5.2
    It was more than one year ago that VirtualBox 5.1 was released while today it's finally been succeeded by a new feature release.
  • Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application
    Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.
  • ClipGrab: Video Downloader and Converter Updated for Ubuntu/Linux Mint (PPA)
    ClipGrab is a free software to download and convert videos from different famous sites of Internet. You can easily save your favorite videos from sites like Dailymotion or Vimeo. And you can convert these videos into "usable" formats like WMV, MPEG or MP3. You can check here which sites are supported by this software.
  • Gammu 1.38.5
    Today, Gammu 1.38.5 has been released. After long period of bugfix only releases, this comes with several new noteworthy features.
  • Watch Out Upgrading To Linux 4.14 If You Use AppArmor
    Just a quick public service announcement if you rely upon AppArmor for security on your Linux distribution like Ubuntu/Debian and plan to soon upgrade to the Linux 4.14 kernel...
  • New hotness: xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0
    After quite some development time I have decided to push out xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0 today. This is not just a bugfix, but a feature-packed release.
  • Xfce Gets Notification Improvements With xfce4-notifyd 0.4
    For users of the Xfce4 desktop environment, a new release of xfce4-notifyd 0.4 is now available as the project's newest feature release.
  • GTK+ 3.92 Released With Many Improvements & New Features
    Matthias Clasen has today released GTK+ 3.92 as the latest test release in the long road towards the major GTK4 tool-kit update. GTK+ 3.92 features Vulkan improvements, more widget reworking, continued Emoji support, and more. Highlights of changes found in this GTK+ 3.92 update include:
  • SteelCloud Expands Linux STIG Support to Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux
    SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has enhanced ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, to support the newly released Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux STIGs. These new supported platforms bolster the product's existing Red Hat Linux automated STIG remediation capabilities. The expanded ConfigOS Linux security content will be provided to new and existing customers at no additional charge.

today's howtos

Linux and Graphics: AMD and AGL