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Not All Open Source is Created Equal

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networkworld.com: When I started to work at Lucid, it was pretty clear to me that I was new to the open source world. So I started by talking to open source luminaries. What I learned from them is that Open Source is a broad term – and not all open source is created equal.

Unix Commands to Try When You're Bored

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itworld.com: Not every Unix command sparks with novelty. After all, the OS has now been around for roughly forty years and the spark wears off. But there are some commands that pick up from where the basics run out of steam. Jump on a Linux box and try these out.

Review: PCLinuxOS 2010 Gnome – With Screenshots

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g33q.co.za: PCLinuxOS, to my mind, has always been a KDE distro. I have used the Gnome edition a little before, mostly with a friend of mine who fiddled around with as many distro’s he could get his hands on and then invited me over to come check out some things for him.

Review: Amarok 2.3.1

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linux-magazine.com: Except maybe for Pysol and Battle of Wesnoth, Amarok is my favorite leisure application. In fact, I frequently use it while working to play songs that have no lyrics to detrain my thoughts.

10 things I don't like about Ubuntu 10.04

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  • 10 things I don't like about Ubuntu 10.04
  • 5 new things can happen in Ubuntu 10.10
  • Canonical developing Ubuntu OS for tablets
  • Ubuntu Will Be Able to Restore Applications and Settings
  • What indicator applets were made for

Open Source Lightworks Makes Centurion An Epic

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muktware.com: Award-winning editor Chris Gill utilized Lightworks to edit Neil Marshall’s latest adrenaline-fused thriller, Centurion.

Open Source Developers Should Thank Apple? Did The Police Thank The Mafia?

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networkworld.com: Blogger DJ Walker-Morgan says open source developers should thank Apple for raising the competitive bar. Rubbish! That's like the police thanking the Mafia for making them more work.

Make your fridge run Linux!

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HowTos
Humor

dedoimedo.com: OMG, what? My refrigerator, that thingie that keeps all them foods and whatnot cool and edible can run Linux? Well, definitely. And in this article, I will show you how.

Review: LuckyBackup for Linux systems

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Backups are a crucial aspect of any PC users work. No matter if you are a home user who uses the PC for home banking or a data center administrator who depends upon backups as the go-to failsafe for petabytes of company data, without a backup you could find yourself dead in the water.

KDE 4.5 Beta 2 released

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE today announced the immediate availability of KDE SC 4.5 Beta2. 1459 new bugs have been reported, and 1643 bugs have been closed, so we're witnessing a lot of stabilization.

Good Old Dog

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Why I’m still using Fedora 13

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: I must say I’m impressed with the latest Fedora. I haven’t met any deal-breakers for me yet, but then again, I’ve only used it for a week. Still, there’s much to like:

New module decisions for GNOME 3.0

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h-online.com: Following some lengthy discussions within the GNOME community, release manager Vincent Untz has published a summary of the new modules to be included in the next major release of the GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix.

Why Isn't Linux the Standard Secondary OS?

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ostatic.com/blog: Recently, I've been using a MacBook Pro that has VMware Fusion installed so that it runs both the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows XP. Many people use multiple operating systems now, and so few use Linux as one of their choices.

Ask Yoda: What the Heck is RTFM?

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thegeekstuff.com: When you are hanging out in your favorite forums or mailing lists, you might see a newbie asking for help and don’t know where to start. Before you ask them to RTFM, ask them to read this post to understand about RTFM.

Why open source developers should thank Apple

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h-online.com: From operating systems to phones, Apple has raised the competitive bar and opened doors for open source, even though their own use of open source has attracted criticism.

Counting the Cost of Free: What Value, Linux?

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eftu.co.cc: Lora Bentley spoke with Amanda McPherson, marketing and developer programs VP at the Linux Foundation. She and two colleagues recently released a new paper, “Estimating the Total Development Cost of a Linux Distribution.”

Where The Btrfs Performance Is At Today

phoronix.com: With MeeGo using Btrfs by default, Canonical making plans for Btrfs in as soon as Ubuntu 10.10, and Novell now pushing Btrfs in openSUSE, among other milestones for this advanced Linux file-system, we decided to see where the Btrfs performance is now at with the Linux 2.6.35 kernel that's currently in development.

Scribus: Worth the Effort

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linuxinsider.com: Desktop publishing applications are different from word processing programs. Desktop publishing isn't a sit-and-start-typing task; it requires more input from the user in terms of page layout, spacing and how elements are arranged.

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