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Warning: Five Things to Know Before Switching to Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

pcworld.com: A happy customer might tell someone. An unhappy customer tells everyone. Converting to Linux before taking a dose of reality might make you a very unhappy customer. Linux isn't for everyone-yet.

Linux is dough, windows is glass.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: The thing with operating systems, any operating system, is that they have logic errors. In other words they have bugs. The most important thing is how does the operating system handle this crash.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 5) - Drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: Expanded support for USB 3.0, a new subsystem for the use of infra-red remote controls, and an EDAC driver for Nehalem processors are just a few of the many new or improved drivers.

New GNOME Shell Mockups

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Software
  • New GNOME Shell Mockups Look Like Unity, Nautilus Elementary
  • GNOME Shell Mockup - Pretty Beast

Spotlight on Linux: SimplyMEPIS 8.5.x

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: SimplyMEPIS is a simply wonderful distribution. It was the first to offer a complete out of the box experience all tied up in a pretty package. It would be fair to say that it was probably the inspiration for many of the easy-to-use distributions available today.

New Kubuntu website is live!

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Web
Ubuntu

dohbuoy.wordpress: The Kubuntu team have remodeled their abode, with astounding results.

Dell and HP to Resell All Three Oracle Operating Systems

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OS

(PR): Oracle today announced Dell and HP will certify and resell Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM on their respective x86 platforms.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Red Hat Deepens Commitment in Asia-Pacific Region
  • Linux Storm: Stormy Peters (interview)
  • Interview Authors of "UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook"
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #203
  • What Happens
  • Lockheed Martin goes open source, people freak out
  • Don't buy the hype (Novell vs Ubuntu)
  • Irssi - A Really Good IRC Client
  • Criteria and documentation
  • Hybrid licensing strategies for open source monetization
  • Linux Format wallpapers Updated
  • Compact POS devices run SUSE Linux
  • FreeBSD Foundation Newsletter, July 27, 2010
  • What's in a License?
  • Open source installer offered for Plug Computer
  • Drupal 7 beta due in early August
  • Complementary and Collaborative Apps
  • New Benefits for Linux Foundation Members

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using ALSA to Control Linux Audio
  • Install Flashget and configure Firefox plugin
  • LPI 101 - Linux certification practice exam
  • Terminator and CDargs: Two Great Command Line Tools
  • Investigate GNU/Linux box for io latency and network clogs
  • Python development masterclass
  • Emacs Macro Tutorial: How to Record and Play
  • Going fast with DWM
  • Converting Images with ImageMagick
  • Compress / Uncompress files using bzip2

The Ubuntu Software Management- A little clarification

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Ubuntu

ghabuntu.com: One of the greatest strengths of Linux over other OS is the centralized software and update management tools that come built in. However, I noted a common misconception.

The PC Is Not Dead; Long Live PCs

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Hardware

thevarguy.com: It seems like once a year an article or blog gets posted re-igniting the debate on the future of computing devices. Because I often speak about the future of technology, the topic is of great interest to me — especially when it comes to the future of PCs.

Little Tweaks

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Moz/FF
  • Little Tweaks Make Mozilla Thunderbird More Elegant, Easier to Use
  • Sunbird: Your Calendar, Your Way

GNOME Census

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Software

gnome.org/bolsh: Today at GUADEC I presented the results of the GNOME Census, a project we have been working on for a while. For as long as I have been involved in GNOME, press, analysts, potential partners and advisory board members have been asking us: How big is GNOME?

Android vs iPhone vs Palm Pre vs Maemo

tuxradar.com: We've looked at three Linux-based phones that give the iPhone a run for its money. There's the Palm Pre, running WebOS; Nokia's Maemo 5-based N900, and the HTC Legend, running Android. Each is a strong challenger to Apple's device, and they beat it today in significant areas. So, which is best for you?

Oracle shuts down open source test servers

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OSS

itnews.com.au: Oracle has shut down servers Sun Microsystems was contributing to the build farm for open source database software, PostgreSQL, forcing enthusiasts to scramble to find new hosts to test updates to their software on the Solaris operating system.

Dock any application in the notification area with AllTray

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Software

ghacks.net: There’s a line between closing an application and leaving it open. But aren’t there times when you wish you could force an app not made for the notification area into that “quick recall” space? Well now you can with a handy little tool called AllTray.

Next generation OpenGL compositing in KDE 4.6

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KDE

blog.martin-graesslin.com: I want to give an overview on what I am planning and working on for KWin in KDE SC 4.6. The big topic for 4.6 is performance –

Fedora 13: what you need to know

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Linux

techradar.com: Fedora, since its inception in late 2003 as Red Hat's community distribution, has nurtured around itself a devoted community. It has achieved this after providing, release after release, an innovative and complete distribution that demands attention and respect.

Return to Propeller Head Dept.

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Humor

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: It's been a while, but here's a fresh collection of Linux, computer and programming wit and wisdom. Who says geeks don't have a sense of humour?

Jos Poortvliet is new openSUSE Community Manager

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SUSE

novell.com: The openSUSE Project today announced the appointment of Jos Poortvliet as openSUSE Community Manager starting August 1.

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Debian Developers: Google Summer of Code, Quick Recap of 2017

  • RHL'18 in Saint-Cergue, Switzerland
    In between eating fondue and skiing, I found time to resurrect some of my previous project ideas for Google Summer of Code. Most of them are not specific to Debian, several of them need co-mentors, please contact me if you are interested.
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Command Line Heroes Launched

  • Red Hat launches new podcast series, Command Line Heroes
    Technology has become so integrated into our daily lives that it can be easy to take it for granted. But we’ve only gotten to where we are today because of the command line heroes that shaped the industry - and continue to do so. Command line hero. What does that really mean? To us it’s the developers, programmers, hackers, geeks and open source rebels - the people who are on the front line, transforming technology from the command line up. The biggest technology advancements and innovations didn’t happen by accident. They were made possible through the passion, creativity and persistence of technologists around the world.
  • Command Line Heroes
    I’ve been looking forward to this for quite a while, ever since it was announced: today, the first two episodes of Command Line Heroes were published. Command Line Heroes, or CLH for short, is a series of podcasts that tells the stories of open source. It’s hosted by Saron Yitbarek, of CodeNewbie fame, and sponsored by Red Hat.

NethServer, Red Hat, and Fedora

  • Why building a community is worth the extra effort
    Building the NethServer community was risky. But we've learned so much about the power of working with passionate people.
  • Risk Malaise Alert in Option Market: Red Hat Inc Implied Price Swing Hits A Deteriorated Level
  • Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) Receives “Neutral” Rating from Credit Suisse Group
  • Sit Investment Associates Inc. Takes $1.22 Million Position in Red Hat Inc (RHT)
  • Fixing flatpak startup times
    A lot of people have noticed that flatpak apps sometimes start very slowly. Upon closer inspection you notice this only happens the first time you run the application. Still, it gives a very poor first time impression. So, what is causing this, and can we fix it? The short answer to this is font-cache generation, and yes, I landed a fix today. For the longer version we have to take a detour into how flatpak and fontconfig works.
  • Fedora 28 wallpaper contest now open -- submit your image to the Linux distro!
    One of the first things I do after installing a new Linux distribution is set a different wallpaper. Why? Desktop pictures really inspire me -- my mood can be positively altered by a beautiful image. The default wallpaper is often boring. For the most part, I prefer images of nature with bright colors. After all, if I am stuck indoors working on my computer, a wallpaper of the beach, mountains, or a colorful bird, for instance, can transport me to the outdoors -- in my mind. Sadly, not every distro has beautiful high-quality images. Fedora, however, often does -- thanks to its "supplemental" wallpapers. What is particularly cool  about that operating system, is that it regularly accepts wallpaper submissions from the community as part of a contest. In other words, anybody can potentially contribute to a new version of the distro by simply uploading a photo, drawing, or other picture. Fedora 28 is the upcoming version of the OS, and the developers are now calling for wallpaper submissions for it. Will you submit an entry to the contest?