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Open Source: A license, a community or more?

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OSS

networkworld.com: Open source means different things to different people. Calling something open source doesn't always mean the same thing to everyone. What does it mean to you?

Linux games mega collection - Part 9

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Linux games, nearing 70 titles reviewed and another 20-25 planned, not counting this one. It's not all in the numbers, of course, but trying a hundred games can take time. Your time. And hopefully, you will enjoy some, if not all of them. Linux has lots of fun to offer; you just need to embrace it.

Google opens sources $124.6m video codec

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Google
Software
  • Google opens sources $124.6m video codec
  • VP8 Video Codec Freed. Now What?
  • Google pounds the open standards drum during I/O keynote
  • The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8
  • Mozilla and company announce WebM, VP8-based open video format project

Is Arch Linux Really Faster Than Ubuntu?

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Is Arch Linux Really Faster Than Ubuntu?
  • New Windicators Mockups
  • Install Ubuntu on a Windows Netbook with Wubi
  • Puppy Linux slims Ubuntu down

Linux: The Final Frontier?

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Linux

itworld.com: The frontiers for Linux may be diminishing, but there is still room to explore our own sense of identity and purpose within that community, both as individuals and as projects.

Novell Announces SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP 1

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SUSE
  • Novell Announces SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1
  • Five things you can learn at Linux Day 2010
  • Suse Linux gets virtualization, high availability, and desktop bo
  • SUSE Linux Is Hooking Up With Btrfs Too

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 9 (Isadora)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 9 (Isadora) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 9 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

The First DRM Pull Request For Linux 2.6.35 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: The Linux 2.6.34 kernel was released only three days ago, but David Airlie has emailed Linus Torvalds and the Linux Kernel Mailing List with the first DRM pull request for the Linux 2.6.35 kernel.

Lubuntu Netbook Remix: A Look

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Ubuntu Netbook Remix is not the only game in town for users looking for an Ubuntu interface that caters to the small screens (and, in some cases, touchscreens) of netbooks. Lubuntu also offers its own version of the “netbook remix.”

OpenSolaris and its killer features. Coming to a GNU/Linux near you?

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OS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: When we think of free operating systems we tend to think overwhelmingly of the big hitters (all GNU/Linux) like Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and Mandriva and then of those niche distros that have been designed for low end systems or for specialist purposes like security and forensics. But Oranges are not the only fruit.

XSane Brings Sanity to the Mad, Mad World of Linux Scanning

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Scanning documents into a computer running a Linux-based operating system can often be a maddening task if you approach it the same way you would with a Windows PC. For Linux, XSane can make a world of difference.

Rekonq: A Quick Glance At Kubuntu Next Default Browser

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KDE
Software

maketecheasier.com: The talk of the town is that the next version of Kubuntu will have a new default browser, replacing Konqueror, the longtime KDE favorite.

Should *Mozilla* Fork Firefox?

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Apparently, there's an interesting thread over on a site called Quora about the future of Firefox. It's no longer put together by a small, agile team that can turn on a sixpence, but has developed a complex, global group of skilled and generous people collaborating in different ways and at different levels.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Is Firefox Headed Towards A Massive Decline? Its Co-Founder Thinks So
  • Depend on what you use
  • Open sound series: Part 2 - OpenChord.org
  • Command line video processing using FOSS
  • Kno to Unveil its Dual Screen Linux Tablet in June
  • Going where no gearheads have gone before…
  • PC-BSD 7.1.1 on Samsung NC10 & Acer Aspire 1
  • Fighting patent aggression the open source way
  • Some Mandriva Wallpapers from Mandriva-Art
  • Jailer frees developers who test database apps
  • Automation Development Lab Joins Linux Foundation
  • Sheldon’s favorite linux based operating system
  • Transgaming customers can now save 25% off CrossOver Games
  • Help support free software - donate today
  • Hugin and patents
  • Stefano Zacchiroli (Debian Leader): Local communities are important
  • Red Hat Services Pathways

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Set up Dropbox on a GUI-less Linux server
  • Configurations for ssh that make some things more convenient
  • updating gentoo to kde-4.4.2 from kde-4.3.3
  • Gentoo: Emulating on FreeBSD 6.2-Stable
  • See Contents of A .DEB Debian / Ubuntu Package File
  • Creating diagrams in OpenOffice.org Draw and Impress
  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Eth
  • How to manage apache's htpasswd files on Linux

Use value and free software

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OSS

siltala.net: Free software is all about use value. Even as we can celebrate the liberation of our software as free software users, we must nevertheless take a critical look at the use values we are creating, and how we can do better. I think the solution is to commercialize free software more, not less.

Thoughts on 2.6.34

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Linux

Jon Corbet: So, as most people will have heard, the 2.6.34 kernel was released on May 16. Back in February, I was predicting a mid-May release, so I hit it almost exactly. The cycle itself is highly predictable: kernel releases are routinely 10-12 weeks apart with little variation.

Linux Mint 9 (Isadora)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Whenever a new version of Ubuntu is released, a new version of Linux Mint soon follows. This time around it’s Linux Mint 9. Linux Mint 9 is based on Ubuntu 10.04.

Ubuntu vs. Fedora: The Latest Versions Square Off

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Linux
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Ubuntu regularly claims to be the most popular Linux distribution. But, if so, Fedora is a competitive second. Both have thriving communities and are a major source of free and open source software innovation. But how do the distributions really compare?

Porting Osmos to Linux: A Post-Mortem (part 2/3)

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Gaming

hemispheregames.com: Welcome to the second installment of our three-part Linux post-mortem. Part 1 lay the foundations for the article and where we’re coming from. Today’s post directly addresses the question “What worked and what didn’t?”

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